If you are planning to start a personal blog, then do so because it can give you a sense of fulfillment. If you have pretty decent writing skills and knowledge about certain topics that will be interesting to an audience, blogging can be an alternative path you can pursue. If your goal is to earn money from blogging, you are not alone since there are hundreds of thousands of bloggers who are aspiring to get rich through blogging.
Don’t quit your job yet
Perhaps, you have read about the rock stars in the blogging world who earn six figures through blogging. They are a rare breed of bloggers who were able to monetize their blogs. It is possible to make money through blogging but it will not be enough to make a good living particularly if you have a family to support. If you have a 9 -5 job, don’t quit. Blog at night before you go to sleep or during weekends so that you will earn extra money to augment your employment income. If you are a freelance blogger, it is relatively difficult to build a name on the online world because you are competing with millions of bloggers. A good option would be to apply as a blogger for an established company who can help you expand your audience.
How much do bloggers earn?
An article from Lifehacker lists down the various salaries of bloggers. Some sources reveal that bloggers get to earn somewhere between 19K to 79K a year while other sources claim that only about 14% of bloggers make an average of 24K a year. Freelancers get to earn about $10 per post if they are lucky enough. A survey from Blogging.com in 2012 has revealed that only 17% were able to sustain their lifestyle through blogging while 81% never made it beyond $100.
If you will look at the revenue side of blogging, you are in for much disappointment but if you simply want to share your thoughts and insights to an audience, you will be more than satisfied whether you earn or not. Writing can provide you with more satisfaction particularly if you are able to participate in conversations with your readers.