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Should You Start To Get Serious About This Blogging Thing?

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As you first start out on your blogging journey, you don’t always know where it’s going to take you. First of all, it’s often going to be something you start as a hobby. Maybe you love a certain topic and you want to share your thoughts on it? Maybe you want to write, and so you start to write about anything and everything that you love. Maybe you’re a big blog reader and you just wanted to create your own little corner of the internet? When that’s the case, you can often fall in love with all things blogging. So much so, that you start to want to do it as a job. Or maybe you’re even getting a lot of hits and you really believe that you can turn it into a business. Either way, when you think that you’re ready to get serious about blogging, here’s what you need to do.

Defining Your Brand

The first thing you need to think about doing is defining your brand. And this is crucial. If you want to turn your blogging hobby into a legitimate business, branding is the key. You need to figure out who you are and what you stand for, the build up a brand identity around that. Visually speaking, this will mean that your logo, your colours, and your fonts all need to fit in with the idea of who your brand is. Then you can start to brand everything you do and really establish yourself in a business sense.

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Marketing More

From here, you then need to think about your marketing. Right now, it’s highly likely that you’ll have social media platforms that you share your content on. But now, you need to get serious. You need to market as much as possible and have a plan of what you want to achieve too. Think about why you’re marketing on each platform, who you’re reaching, and what you can do to add more value to the content that you’re putting out.

Setting Up An Office

If you just tend to write from your bed or the couch, you need to change that. It’s time to cut out distractions and get focused on building your business. So clear out your spare room or attic space, put everything into storage like, and work on creating an office. Think about setting everything up so that you feel motivated to work and that you have everything you need around you to do a better job.

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Monetizing Your Content

Then, you need to think about how you’re going to monetize. And take your time. Look into options like and find out what will work best for you. Start off slow and then you should find that you start to earn real money by doing something you love.

Creating A Game Plan

Finally, you then need to think about where you want to take things. Work out what your overall goals are and then pull a business plan together. This is going to be that one step that helps you to get serious about your blog and turning it into a profitable career path.


17 thoughts on “Should You Start To Get Serious About This Blogging Thing?

  1. Jacqueline that point about creating an office/space for your writing with everything you need really caught my attention. It is something I will like to consider doing. I see a lot of writing ahead not just for my blog but for my speaking engagements, media scripts for production and more. Thank you for waking me up in this regard. I love that you keep going and challenging some of us. 😊 Hugs & kisses Nne 😘

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    1. I’m glad that you find the article useful. It’s certainly worth creating space for such engagements especially if we want it to translate to something serious. All the best with it sis 🙂


    1. I believe that growing from hobby to business one needs to realign certain things and create the space for that. However due to certain constraints it’s sometimes a stretch for some, nonetheless, it’s something worth doing – even if the space is just a tiny corner of the house. All the best with your review.

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  2. Still blogging, yes we do have to find a space somewhere in this mess to blog, working on backing up my newest creative writings, so just popped in for a bit, take care

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  3. Such sound advice Jacqueline and yet I’m so stubborn. Last year I had my work copywrited and upgraded to a premium site, which I’ve enjoyed. I think it’s something about the word ‘branded’ that puts me off; like I’m a farm animal. Yes, I am a stubborn ass 😉

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