In the article I share what I learned about Professional Blogging, Making It Work For You In The Future… For an online entrepreneur with the right amount of drive, insight and some understanding of how today’s web technology works the idea of professional blogging is not outside the realm of possibility. While the number of people who are successfully making professional blogging a full time living from their blogs is actually quite small there are more and more people every day who are managing to turn their blogs into a way to supplement their income.
While the number of professional bloggers is increasing it’s hard to say whether or not this is simply the latest online fad which a huge number of people are going to chase with little chance of success or whether or not it will be possible for someone like you to dedicate themselves to it and turn it into a permanent way of generating an income.
Of course it goes without saying the there are many bloggers who dream about the idea of professional blogging and when you consider that there are quite a few people out there who are willing to spend an hour or more a day maintaining their personal blog, it comes as no surprise that a lot of them would like to be able to earn a little money from it.
There are in fact a few ways in which you can monetise your blog with the most common types being to allow advertising on your site either through the use of Google Adsense or by offering advertising directly to people who believe that your audience is an ideal target for their products. Unfortunately there are very few people who can successfully make a living just through selling ad space on their sidebars alone, so you’ll need to be a bit more creative if you truly want to pack in your day job and blog your way to financial success.
It’ll probably not come as a big surprise that many people who are actively reading blogs are actually bloggers themselves and this is largely down to the fact that the type of people who are utilising blogging technology on a daily basis are also highly likely to be interested in what other bloggers have to say about the medium. This also allows us to understand why a large number of professional bloggers have been successful in blogging about blogging itself, after all if you are going to focus on a particular topic, why not make it one you are very close to in the first place.
Interestingly the world of professional blogging is likely to become far more complicated in the futre as the kinds of people who read blogs begins to evolve and the demographics of bloggers expands and diversifies. While professional bloggers are able to concentrate on the topic of the blogging movement at the moment as it is a relatively young profession it is unlikely that this topic is going to remain so vital as blogging in itself becomes so much simpler.
It’s pretty much impossible to tell what the hot topics in blogging will be five or even ten years from now, but you can be sure that the professional bloggers of today will most likely be at the forefront on the movement as it evolves, in much the same way as they are now. So don’t write off professional blogging as being too difficult or hard to understand, with a bit of work, dedication and the right attitude it’s entirely possible that you will be one of the forerunners of the professional blogging future.