If you run your own blog or your own website, then chances are that you're hoping one day it will become big and you'll be able to start running your site full time. This is the dream for many people, but of course like anything you need to be careful what you wish for – and it is possible that it can be a something of a double edged sword when the reality of working full time from home writing a blog sets in. Is this something you really want? Or are you chasing after fools' gold? Here we will look at the reality of blogging full time and whether or not it's for you. It is highly recommended to check the following guide, if you are planning to become full-time blogger - Brief Overview of Successful Blogging as well as our basic blogging tips section.
First of all it's highly important to note that in order to blog full time you need to be highly disciplined. If you are not disciplined then you will find that you can't bring yourself to write as regularly as you need to, and unlike being in a regular office job or at school, there isn't going to be anyone breathing down your neck and telling you what to do. You not only need to be disciplined, but you need to be self disciplined and self motivated.
Believe it or not, being a full time blogger can be quite boring. It means that you're going to be sitting at home or from wherever you blog and writing of your own volition on probably the same topic day in and day out. Now there are going to be days when you don't really feel like writing and where you very much run out of inspiration and on these days you'll probably want nothing more than to have someone shouting and telling you what to do. Likewise it can also get somewhat lonely and you can kiss goodbye to the promise of office romance or gossip around the water fountain.
Blogging from home is not a stable job. It might feel it if you are very successful because it's passive income and you can become very successful this way. However the problem is that it doesn't take much for all this to go belly up. This is true now more than ever – just take a look at all those bloggers who ended up having their sites de-indexed recently, or all those hit by the Google Penguin update. Something like that is enough to take a website or a blog's viewers down from thousands a day to none, and that can then mean that the cash stops coming in. If you are someone prone to panicking then maybe this isn't the best lifestyle for you ether.
If you are currently concerned that you may not enjoy going full-time-blogger as much as you at first thought then worry not, as there are ways around these problems if you know how to get the most out of blogging.
The first and most important thing is simply to have more than one project on the go at once. You can't upload 10,000 words a day to a single blog (well you could but the quality would probably be negligible) so why not have five different blogs? Likewise you could also dabbled with making an Android app to release, or writing a book, or providing some kind of online service and this would then ensure you didn't get bored. Furthermore this will also help to prevent your whole operation from coming crashing down, because it will help you to have back-up plans and so resiliency.
Meanwhile I would recommend that you don't work from home in a literal sense – rather work from home just in terms of not being in an office – so try spending some time in coffee shops, libraries or out in the sun as you'll this way avoid cabin fever or getting bored.