There are many different types of bloggers. Some people have blogs for business purposes, some for fashion and others use it as a personal blog for anything they would like to talk about.
A blog is like a journal. You can use it for enjoyment or you may start making money from it down the road. You always start off as an amateur when blogging but you could become a professional later on. Anybody can blog, as long as you have a topic or a range of topics that you are passionate about.
You don’t necessarily need experience to become a blogger. You need a passion. One thing that you will need to be familiar with is the environment that a blogger works with every day. A degree in journalism would help.
Blogging is always continual professional development. This means gathering and developing the skills that you get from working which is beyond training. The better you get at blogging, the better your work will be. As your blog becomes more and more popular, a lot more people will become familiar with it. This could then lead to different career opportunities and possibly even more companies wanting to work with you. You will find that you will earn a lot more money the more popular your blog gets. This is because of things like brands wanting to work with you for advertisement. If your blog has a large following, brands will pay you or send you things for free to advertise them; this is because they may also earn more popularity through your blog. Very professional bloggers can earn up to or around 51k a year.
To become a professional blogger you will have to be good at working with others. This is because you will find yourself working with various companies and brands, so communication is very important.
Bloggers have to be very good at what they do. They work freelance. This means that they are self-employed. They are their own boss and control their own schedule. This can be a good thing because time is completely yours; it also means that there is a lot of flexibility within your life. You can also pick and choose your own assignments. Although there are a lot of positives to working freelance, there are also negatives. If you are on holiday or ill, you will not get paid. You may also find that you will be continuously busy for days at a time. Looking after your reputation as a blogger is really important. You have to be honest and give your own opinion on things in a way that does not offend the readers. You should also work really hard on every piece of work that you do, be careful and check it thoroughly before sharing. Another important thing to do is to learn to say no, you should never take on too much work at any one time. Your work should be the best that you are capable of and not rushed.
“Every time you post something online, you have a choice.
You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away” – Zoe Sugg.
“Only on the Internet can a person be lonely and popular at the same time.” – Allison Burnett.
“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.” – Pat Conroy.
“My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.” – Sebastyne Young.
“Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.” – Jon Morrow.