Or how to earn from blogging part-time, you may ask. After all, who wouldn’t want to make money out of their favorite past time? A lot of bloggers are doing it as a hobby. Those who do it full-time make it as an income-generating activity. And a lot of them started doing it part-time, like me.
I still am a part-time blogger. I have a day job and I write and publish articles during my free time, which is often illusive. I can’t even blog full time during weekends because I am likely to spend Saturdays and Sundays in bed! But I still get to publish posts at least three times a week. How do I stay motivated? I follow a few rules. Read on.
Blog when you can. For me, a lot of topics and ideas normally come when I am about to go to bed, so whenever my brain brings me an interesting topic, I would turn my laptop on and start writing. I don’t necessarily have to finish the article in that moment. I would just keep writing until I run out of words and stop right there. Instead of getting frustrated from being unable to finish the article, I would simply stop and spend my time proofreading my work, and publish when it is ready. It may take days or weeks, it doesn’t matter. What is important is that these topics are not forgotten.
It is a hobby. At least at first, while you are not yet decided or ready to turn it into a full time business. Treat it as it is – just a hobby. This way, you only do it when you really want to. But just like any hobby, it doesn’t mean that you don’t take it seriously. You set aside time and effort for it. After all, hobbies are suppose to keep you entertained and happy. Your blog should give you that same vibe.
Make it a passion and keep it that way, you should be passionate at what you are doing. When you are, it will reflect on your content and your readers could see and feel that. Your posts are your investments and the higher the quality, the higher the returns. Cliche as it is, focus on the quality of your content. Good things will follow.
These are not only applicable to part-time bloggers, but to everyone who wants to join the Blogosphere. I would say, begin with a clear purpose. If you are serious about monetizing your blog or make money out of it, you should know why you are doing it. Start by knowing your purpose as a blogger and how you are going to use this platform. Unfortunately, making money is not a purpose I would advise anyone to start from. Go deeper. Ask yourself – what kind of energy are you going to put out there in the world wide web through your blog? Are you going to spread love and positivity? What would you contribute? What is your message?
If you are a new blogger or if you have been here for awhile and want to start over, coming up with a clear purpose could be a very good way to start, again. Happy blogging!