Pros of Being a Problogger

After being in a negative mood yesterday, and getting it all out of my system, I figured I would return today and give a quick list of the advantages of being a problogger, over most common jobs.

Making Your Own Hours

Sometimes I get up bright and early and get to work, other days I lounge around and focus all evening. The flexibility in my work allows me to get many other things done, and removes a fair bit of the stress from my job.

I know I have to put in a certain amount of time to see rewards from what I do, but I can spread it out over the course of the day, allowing me to do bursts of high productivity times split up with times of relaxation, reflection and some gaming.

Writing About Your Passion

Most people that become probloggers make it to that level by writing about their passion, and to be honest, there is nothing better than spending all day researching and writing about the things you love the most.

Early on in my problogging career, I was able to write about technology all day, and so I was more knowledgeable in that area than I ever had been before, and it was a great feeling to be so well informed. It is like taking a class in something you’ve always wanted to know more about and getting paid for it.

Online Community

There is a diverse community of bloggers online who are looking to connect with other bloggers. If you can find a few people that your personality meshes well with, you will find your time online that much more enjoyable.

I have been fortunate enough to work with, meet and talk to numerous people online who have been an inspiration to me, as well as supportive in my online ventures, and a great sounding wall stopping me from making mistakes.

Low Cost Business

I put this last on my list because it is one of the least important “pro’s” I could think of, but it is worth mentioning that problogging is a low cost business. If you have a computer, an internet connection, and something to write about, you are pretty much set. You don’t need an office, expensive equipment, or tons of other overhead.

This means that whenever I want to start a new project, or a different project, I don’t have to empty my pockets, and that most of what I make through blogging goes right to paying my mortgage, food and other such things.

Conclusion

Blogging professionally, be it part-time or full time has many advantages over the traditional nine to five style job, and what I have listed here is only a small bit of what could convince you that this is the right job for you. But before you leap into becoming a problogger, check out my con’s list.

0 thoughts on “Pros of Being a Problogger

  1. Jeremy Hobbs

    I loved this article. Two things really hit with me, your passion, and the low cost of entering the ‘business.’

    I have been poor my entire life, and have struggled with a disability since the age of 3. My family has always been under tremendous financial burden, and still is.

    Writing about things that help people preserve their resources, and still live an enjoyable life and have things that make them happy is my passion.

    Starting the blog, minus internet charges every month, is free, and the goods/services I review are things I’d have used anyway.

    The fact that I’m drawing a bit of income from it is icing on the cake. It’s my hope I continue to grow as a writer, my blog expands it’s audience, and I can truly be called a ‘pro-blogger.’

  2. Robert MacEwan

    @Jeremy, I’d love to hear more of your story about blogging.

    As far as pros – there are tons of pros. How about not having to call in sick just because you don’t feel like working.

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