Collaborative Post¦ Over the last decade or so, more and more people have discovered that running a blog is an amazing way to both spend your time and potentially earn a living while still being able to stay in control of your life. After all, you get to work from home, you have a great deal of freedom and flexibility in terms of when you work, and you get to earn a living writing about things that you’re really passionate about. Of course, as with just about anything that allows you to earn a living, it’s certainly not always easy. The truth is that that there are plenty of challenges involved in running a blog that you need to be ready to face. Here are just a few of them.
If you’re running a blog, you’re obviously going to spending a lot of your time on the computer. And that’s great, it means that you have the freedom to work from home and even take your work with you if you have a laptop. However, you also have to think about the fact that computers aren’t perfect and they can go wrong. When that happens it can cause delays in your work that ripple out to cause even bigger problems. Check out this link to see some things you can do to make your computer run more efficiently. The key is to make sure you’re keeping your computer well maintained because if something goes really wrong, there goes your ability to earn a living.
A lack of consistency
One of the most important things to learn when your running a blog is that the internet moves fast. A fortnight on the internet is a lifetime and if you disappear for too long people are going to forget about you. Because of that, you can’t fall into the habit of feeling like you can just post when it suits you. Sure, you’ll have days where you don’t want to put anything out, but that’s something that you just have to work past.
When you’re running a blog you’re likely to be working from home which means that keeping your work life and home life separate can be tricky. It can often result in people always being “on” when it comes to their work and never taking the time to just relax for a while. You need to make sure that you have periods in the day where you are entirely removed from your work. Otherwise, you’re going to end up burning out.
The reality is this, if you want your blog to be your hobby, that’s great, but if you’re interested in making a living from it, then you’ve got to be willing to put the effort in. No matter how exciting it might be to be working doing something that you really enjoy, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t work. There will be days where you would rather just stay in bed and not bother but you’ve got to be willing to fight through that if you really want to make a career out of your blog.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.