How easy is blogging? This was one question a friend wanted to find out from me. He had heard that an easy to make money online was through blogging. I just looked at him and smiled, ‘whoever told you blogging was easy might have being drunk’ was my reply.
There seem to be a general perception making waves online across the blogosphere as to how easy blogging is and it’s more or less like manna from heaven when you blog. But is that really the case? I don’t think so!
But before I cite my reasons, let me introduce to you what my good friend Little Johnny has decided to do after his $1 million fortune.
Little Johnny walks straight to the Suhum Local Bank and started to create all sort of commotions and making all sorts of unnecessary noise.
Little Johnny: Where is the manager?I want to speak with the manager!
Bank Teller: Please take your time Mister, here is a bank.
Little Johnny:(shouting) I want the manger!
Manager: Please what is it?
Little Johnny : I came here trying to see you but this fool (referring to the teller) won’t allow me.
Manager: Ok, here I am. What can I do for you?
Little Johnny: Due to insecurity, armed robbery and kidnapping in the community, I am here t deposit my self in the bank so that I will be safe.
Hahaha! I’m yet to find out though whether the Little Johnny had being deposited at the bank.
Now let move back to business a usual, the issue on board today has to do with some of those difficult stuffs one faces as a blogger.
1.Spending 10 hours a day behind the computer is no Joke
How easy will you brand blogging when a minimum of 10 hours is required from you. A minimum of 10 hours can’t be under rated. Ask any full time blogger. Dodging your usual 8 to 5 job to take blogging as career, please remember to keep in mind that blogging will require much more from your end.
This involves writing, promoting, commenting and replying to comments, implementing ways and means to monetize your blog. Reading and learning from others and a whole lot of things.
2.You aren’t guaranteed a fixed income!
If there is one uninteresting thing about blogging, it had to be the fact that you aren’t guaranteed fixed income. It can be a dollar a month or nothing all. The same instance can be more than $$$$ a month. But what ought to be understood is that, the fact that you earned $1000 a month last month doesn’t guarantee you’re going to make that same amount the following month. The probability of it dropping is really high especially when the complacency sets in!
3.There will always be bills to pay as well
To be honest with you, paying bills on online is simply inevitable. There will always be renewal for domains and hosting to cleared. If it wasn’t Mr. Khanal, who was there to pay for my hosting, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
With all these, one can’t just perceive blogging as an easy job! More is involved and a lot more work can’t be under estimated.
What do you make on this? Your thoughts are very well welcomed. You can share your views on this by commenting below.