Earlier this year, I attended a conference in Toronto, Ontario Canada called Mesh. There were lots of great people there from all walks of life, and during one session a person I was sitting near and myself began to talk. He had an office job and was interested in the whole blogging “thing”.
I told him that I was a full time blogger, and that my boss had paid my way to be at this conference. He was shocked. To him, problogging meant being able to pay for his coffee bill every month. He thought that the market was too saturated now, and he would never be able to shed the confines of the nine to five world, and blog about his passions.
It was really hard for me not to get too excited about what I do. I tried to calmly explain to him that there are still huge areas that people had not explored, and that there are new content publishing companies starting every week. I also made sure to tell him about all the pitfalls, problems and virtual walls in the way of attaining his goal.
At the end of the conversation, he seemed rather pleased. He knew that the road would be difficult, but sometimes just knowing that the opportunity is there, no matter how remote that possibility is gives certain people a reason to carry on.
So if you are having doubts about blogging for money, and are worried about market saturation, or the number of bloggers out there, then you are focusing on the wrong things. You should be showing your passion, networking, and constantly learning about how others have made it to where they currently are. If you give it everything you have, then there is no reason that you can’t make it as a problogger.