With the surge of publishers and bloggers, plus the innovation that continues to occur in the blogging space, we asked, are blogs profitable any more? How has the industry changed to reflect this shift?
My first blog was in 2004. I was a senior at the University of Texas-Austin and was blogging for the Student Media Conference (SMC). In those days, I paid for the server. The SMC had a list of providers and I paid $100 a month for the access. If you had a one-page post, they gave you the domain name free. My cousin taught me how to upload an HTML page and a basic HTML snippet for comments.
I paid no money for advertising, and I did all of the writing myself. One of the problems was that I made no money. I wasn’t trying to be as big as the other blogs out there. I did not even need a couple of thousand visitors a day to feel like I was making a success of it. I was just trying to fill my time with a hobby. My blog was not profitable when I started it.
Do You Still Blog For Fun? Do you still do it as a hobby?
Yes. Even if I have all of the content and the readership, I wouldn’t stop blogging. I would continue to blog because I enjoy doing it, especially the creative writing.
It’s hard to find time to do anything creatively or creatively creative when you have to work a full-time job.
Today, as you mentioned, I still do it for fun. I have a specific audience in mind that I would like to reach. I like to write in different genres and I like to work with different styles of writing, so it would be difficult to write a blog that appeals to a particular audience every day of the week.
What’s Your Money Making Power?
This is a question that many writers ask themselves.
Personally, I think the answer to the question of whether blogs are profitable anymore is different for every single blogger. It depends on your individual situation and the kind of blog you are creating. It’s impossible to answer this question for everyone. I personally know bloggers who started blogs as a passion project for fun, and they are thriving.
If you are just starting out, this kind of blog is a lot easier to start. You can start it for free, and I encourage people to do this. Sometimes it is not difficult to get more visitors than a blog with ads. Blogs without ads can drive more traffic. You can have fun and your blog doesn’t need to be a huge money maker to be successful.
You can also use this blog to build your name. Sometimes this is even more important for personal brands than having a huge online presence or developing a million-dollar brand.
Blogging For Fun And A Hobby
This could be the same kind of blog you would have if you were working a full-time job.
You could use your blog as a space to create blogs for a variety of topics that you are interested in. If you are passionate about photography, you could create a blog with tips for shooting your subjects. Or maybe you would like to write about video games. Again, blogging for fun can be a great way to not have to be worried about finding the next huge opportunity to start a business.
You could also blog about other subjects, such as a topic that is related to a field you are interested in. I know of many business owners that started blogs about fashion or food, because they were just passionate about those subjects. These kinds of subjects usually do not require a lot of money to start, and you can get so much of the information you need from online publications.
Think About Your Own Needs
For many people, blogging for fun and for a hobby is the kind of opportunity that they are looking for. It is a low-pressure way to try something new without worrying about making a huge amount of money. It can be fun, but you should not think of this blog as the way to make a lot of money, especially if you have just started out. You may not even want to have a ton of traffic. You could instead choose to write about a subject you are passionate about. I know many successful writers who started blogging to make more of an impact, so I definitely do not have any idea what is going to be successful for everyone.
As a personal finance blogger, I started this blog because I was a personal finance enthusiast who was just trying to fill my time with something creative and creative. It was not really about making money.
For example, if I wanted to write a blog about the benefits of health savings accounts, it would be different for me to write about an article about finding a cheap multi-card reader for my camera. It would be an entirely different subject, because I am trying to offer a particular service. This is one of the main reasons why I started the blog.
Do You Have Enough Time To Blog?
It is a common question to have when starting a blog.
Do you have the time to do it?
If you are starting a personal finance blog, this is probably the biggest question. I think this is also the toughest question to answer.
While some people can spend hours on their blogs every day, most of us need to have a lot of time to do everything we need to do. The idea of a blog can be a fun one for many people. You can enjoy writing the posts, and it could be a good way to add to your personal brand, but you have to find a balance.
It’s easy to go out to dinner and watch Netflix. While it is great to spend time with friends or family, it is probably not ideal to spend an entire night doing nothing. If you are spending an evening watching Netflix, it is easy to get a little crazy. Spending most of the night doing nothing is not as healthy.
For many of us, it is just not ideal. If you are going to spend a lot of time blogging, you may need to think about what is most important for you and what you can give up. If you want to get more time to work out, you might not have the time to spend on your blog. But if you are starting to enjoy blogging, you should try to balance it out as much as possible.
Get Your Tools Ready
If you are starting a personal finance blog, you have to think about the tools that you need to do the blog right.
First of all, you have to get a blog.
For some people, a blog can be useful for personal finance and for other topics that they are interested in. It could be a great way to learn more about certain topics or to get involved with certain organizations.
You could create a blog in a few different ways. You could create a personal blog, where you only write about the personal finances of your family or of yourself. You can learn more about personal finance by following personal finance blogs, articles, and websites.