28. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Careers, Internet · Tags: , , , ,

The advent of the Internet, or the World Wide Web, and advances in mobile communications has ushered the blogging platform. With this innovation, many people are now capable of posting their thoughts, pictures, and views online. The blogging platform also ushered a new breed of professional worker – the blogger.

Many individuals have established their names and made a lot of money in the blogging scene. All one needs is a computer or a laptop, a steady internet connection, and a flair for writing. Seriously, not all bloggers fared well and some went kaput shortly after they started. It is not a career for everyone. But is it for you?

Bloggers who are successful always say that you really have to start in a niche that is relevant and has a potentially wide audience. Relevance is important because you want to blog abut a topic that is always talked about. And you need to have a wide readership if you want your blog to take off from the ground.

There are many topics one can write about. But knowing what makes people tick and what makes them excited is the trick in choosing a topic. It is best that you do not just go for “what interests you”. When you start a blog, go for something that interests you and at the same time, a lot of people. Remember that it will be your readers who will fuel your blog to success or demise. International fashion blog networks such as Fellt or NowManifest, for example, generate over one million unique views per month based on fashion commentary alone.

Successful bloggers excel in this business because they treat blogging as a business. You cannot expect to make money and be a thriving blogging professional if you only see it as a hobby and do it during your free time. If you are still starting to work on your blog while doing a full time work, make sure you dedicate a significant amount of time to you blog. By treating your blog as a business, you will increase your chances of success in this field.

Bloggers in the early phase of their blogging careers must learn to network to other bloggers and personalities that can boost their own credibility and attract more readers. If you fail to do this, then your blog is certainly not going to make a buzz in the industry.

A simple, less exhausting way to start blogging is to buy an existing blog. This may be costly but you do not need to start a new one and establish its appeal to online readers. However, there are cons to this particular strategy. Aside from shelling out a lot of money, especially if it’s already a popular blog you are planning to purchase, you also need to maintain or even enhance the standards of the blog to sustain existing readership and attract new subscribers.

However, if you are an experienced writer and have a knack for whipping up appealing articles, then buying an existing blog may be the route for you. While being good in writing is not a requirement to become a blogger, those who succeeded in this particular profession did so because they are good in writing articles and posts. Writing good is a very serious advantage.

Making money through blogging is very much possible. That said, you can’t start a blog and hope it will become a sensation overnight. It will take time, patience, and the determination to succeed if you are to succeed. It may not be for everybody, but if you have all that, blogging may just be the career for you.