Let’s have quick metaphor:
Being a stripper must be easy, right?
A few hours of standing up on stage wiggling her butt and she’s got more money than I made in a week as a rafting guide when I was an idiot teenager.
Oh, but she also spends hours at the gym and practicing tricks.
And I guess there’s also time in salons getting body hair zapped and yanked and afternoons at the hairstylist.
Oh, and the hundreds and hundreds of dollars for shoes, g-strings, makeup, and props.
Oh yeah, and never getting to do nights-and-weekends things with friends and family.
Oh, and the times the joint remains empty for most her shift and she makes nothing.
And the raunchy patrons who don’t treat dancers like humans.
Blogging is kind of like that.
Most people assume you just sit around writing stuff, click a button, and the cash comes rolling in. Far from it. Very far.
I’m fond of saying that running a website is only 5% writing, and 95% learning to use new technology, learning to play by internet rules, and of course wearing all the hats a small business owner always does.
If you’ve got the passion, then running a website is a reward in itself. For at least a year, they say to expect it to be the only reward you get! If you can handle being poor for 1,000 days, website entrepreneurship just might be for you. Do you have a Travel Blogger Personality?
If you’re ready to get started, check out:
How to Start a Blog
Why I Wish I’d Paid for Blogging Help
If you want to know how much money you can expect to make and how, check out:
How Much Money Do You Make Blogging?
How Does a Website Make Money?
If you’re loving this reality check, get more:
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Five Scary Facts About Blogging (as a Business)
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