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Can You Go From Blogger To Business Owner?


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Blogging has become one of the most popular hobbies in the world for a lot of people. After all, there's nothing quite like being able to develop a following and an audience by writing about the things that you really care about. However, for some people, it's not really enough for it just to be a hobby, they want to turn it into a career. If that's you then the first thing you need to understand is that this is going to be a serious challenge. If you're not prepared for it, trying to turn your blog into a business can be incredibly difficult. However, if you're truly dedicated, here are a few things that you can do in order to go from blogger to business owner.

Create a schedule

The internet moves at an incredible pace, and it's surprisingly easy to end up getting left in the dust if you're not careful. A week might not seem like a long time, but it can be a lifetime on the internet. If you go a week or more without uploading any content to your blog, your readers are going to disappear and getting them back can often be a serious challenge. The best way to prevent this from happening is to have a clear upload schedule that you stick too as much as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of being abandoned by your audience.

Present yourself professionally

There's something charming about a blog that is so clearly just someone's life writ large on the internet. But if you want your blog to earn you money like a business, you've got to present it like a business. This means you need a virtual address with a mailbox, a dedicated work email address, and a clear line between your personal and professional life. If you're not able to present yourself in such a way that it's clear that you take your blog seriously, you really can't expect your readers to do the same.

Learn to self-promote

Of course, it won't matter how great your blog is if you're not actually able to get anyone reading it. Even if your content is amazing, if you're not promoting your blog then you're not going to get any readers. Make sure to use sites like Facebook and Twitter as much as possible in order to connect with your readers and bring in new ones. Not only that but you need to make sure that your blog is fully SEO optimized at all times. Otherwise, you're going to get buried by the algorithms of sites like Google.

One of the most important things to remember is that the moment you start to try and carve out a career for yourself as a blogger, your blog ceases to be a hobby and becomes work. There will be days where there is nothing you want more than to just ignore your blog and not write anything. But when your blog is your business, you really don't have that luxury.

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