Can You Make a Living From Blogging?

A question I get quite often is about how much money I get from blogging. It is asked in many different ways, but mostly by people that want to establish themselves as a full time blogger.

I like to avoid the answer because I make enough to pay the bills, but not enough to be rolling around in a Mercedes Benz or anything fancy. Simply put, blogging is my full time job, and it is working very well for me. I am paying off a car, and a small house. I have been able to afford more gadgets than ever before in my life, and all of it is thanks to the blogging work I do.

You have to remember though that there are bloggers out there that make upwards of tens of thousands of dollars each month, and there are others that make less than the price of a cup of coffee. It can take many different elements coming together to get to that full time income level.

On the flip side though, one of the people hired by the company I work for had only been blogging for a few months before he was “discovered”. Now he is coming up on one year of working with us, and very happy with his choice to become a problogger.

I would say that if you show a strong passion about blogging, and let others know about your passion, there is no reason why you can’t become a full time blogger if that was what you wanted. There are many companies looking for content producers, and there are many people looking for content. You have to differentiate yourself, be positive, and be focused.

Reading is never a bad idea either.