By now, I’m sure you are asking yourself; where do I sign up? How can I make this profitable for me? Why doesn’t everyone do it? No doubt there is a blog out there to describe the entrepreneurial feats involved. After searching “How to profit from blogging” on Google, I was brought to one such site (fittingly enough, a blog), Blogging for Profit, A Beginner's Guide.
Now, I’m not actually interested in blogging for profit-I don’t have nearly enough of the self-discipline it would take and frankly, I don’t think my life is nearly interesting enough but realizing that people do it and make part of their livelihood from it, or for some, even all, makes me wonder if blogging is the next pipe-dream career. You know the type, career titles like “actor” and “musician” that make your parents shake their heads and wish they hadn’t sent you to that expensive private school. Is blogging the next form of expression where those who venture into it are either successful or becomes the “starving blogger”?
Herein lies the beauty of the blog. A person can start a blog any time of day, update it anytime of day, and reach an audience any time of day, so potentially, they can be making money any time of day. Even more wonderful is that if they decide it’s just not for them, they can stop, and usually there is no harm done. Of course there are dangers to blogging, a discussion of which could be another entry all by itself, but in reality the average blogger could be the entrepreneur they always wanted to be, take the risk, without actually risking anything. Of course, opening your thoughts and opinions up to the masses can be a huge risk in itself, but that is also another discussion.