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Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Full-Time Blogger

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I have never considered becoming a full-time blogger, as I never knew it’s possible to make an actual living out of it.

After reading countless blogging success stories, such as Michelle Gardener’s story or the story of Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog, I found that the secret to success to being a full-time blogger is a simple recipe.

Things you need to become a full-time blogger

Patience

You need patience to become a full-time blogger

If you read all the blogging success stories out there, you will see that the highest-earning bloggers advise you to have patience, as starting a blog or making money out of it does not come overnight.

Patience in blogging, the same as in everything in life, can take you places you never expected.

Perseverance

You will need to ace the art of perseverance alongside patience, as you will need it every time you feel that you are not getting anywhere with your blog.

Whenever you feel down or not motivated, endure a bit more, as becoming a full-time blogger opportunity is, apparently, right around the corner.

Passion

You need passion to become a full-time blogger

This is the single most important advice that all full-time bloggers give, as you need to be passionate about what you are writing.

Choose one blogging niche that you are passionate enough about, that you will be able to provide value to your readers.

Hard work

You need to be a hard-worker to become a full-time successful blogger

If you want your blog to become a successful full-time blogger you will need to work hard to get there.

Full-time blogging is no easy job. In fact, it’s so challenging that many people quit before seeing any results. It might take years of hard work but if you look at the lifestyle of some bloggers, it’s safe to say it’s all worth it.

Heck, if you don’t succeed, at least you will learn to ace your skills in setting up a blog.

Discipline

Full-time blogging is a full-time job. It is your own business and you need to treat it as such.

Once you start to look at blogging as your own business and not just as a hobby, you will start seeing results.

Strategy

You need to have a strategy if you want to monetize your blog and become a full-time blogger.

You need to know exactly who will you be helping or bringing value to, with the content that you are writing.

Once you know your target audience it will be easy to create a strategy and know which channels to use to promote your blog.

For example, if you are a travel blogger, you are most probably targeting millennials, so it’s safe to say that Instagram should be a key channel for you.

Invest in yourself

A constant in all blogging success stories is investment.

This does not have to be in a financial form if you don’t have the capabilities in the beginning.

There are thousands of tutorial videos and articles on everything related to starting a blog and becoming successful.

I started reading as much as I could about everything related to blogs, from how to start a blog, how to make money blogging, how WordPress works and everything in between and I still do.

I implement everything that I learn step by step. I do not rush, as patience, mentioned above, is one the most important elements in succeeding with a blog.

Do you have what it takes? Check out this article on how to start a blog in 2020.

Forrest Webber

Forrest Webber, I hope you will enjoy reading and applying the things that I am teaching through my articles.While working for 12 years in different fields and 9 different countries, I came across different cultures and different work environments.

20 thoughts on “Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Full-Time Blogger”

  1. Great advice, Corina. I think time and strategy plays a vital role. Executing the right things at the right time is more important.

    • Thanks, Andy! Honestly, for me, time is my best bet. Becoming a full-time blogger, like any other business, does require a lot of trial and error.

  2. Outstanding post, well done! Thanks for sharing. I believe when you really love what you do it will be impossible to give up. Which is really important to be able to compete at a professional level.

  3. I agree with all the pointers for blogging necessities in this post, especially strategy and discipline. There are so many crucial steps that happen behind the scenes in a blog that need to be carefully and consistently executed.

  4. This is a great post! I’m a relatively new blogger, so I’m still learning the ropes. Right now, out of all these, I need patience the most. I’m working on it! Thanks 🙂

  5. This has been so encouraging to read! My blog is about 2 months old and I’ve been a little discouraged by low traffic lately (even with using Pinterest, Tailwind, Facebook Groups) but I know I just need to stay motivated and persevere!

    • Happy to read you found this encouraging, Hannah. You’ll have ups and downs even after a few years, however, as long as you are consistent, your hard work will pay off.

  6. I am working on trying to do this full-time so I am trying to soak up as much information as possible. I also went onto another one of your posts through this which caught my eye. I need to post my blog in more places to increase traffic. I am still learning on that end of things.

  7. I agree with you and all the things you have listed that are essential to be a full time blogger. However, I would add that you should have a fair amount of money saved up. Blogging expenses add up and you need to constantly invest in new courses to improve yourself. Also, you may at some point decide to get a blog coach and that costs money too.

    • That’s absolutely true, Poovanesh, however, it can be done without investing as well. There is so much free information available online. A blog coach can speed up the process but it costs a lot of money indeed. Thanks for your comment.

  8. Great advice. I’m building the ground work to go into full time blogging and writing and this really helps. Thanks ❤.

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