How about being your own boss and work at your convenient time from your home? Blogging can be a lucrative career but have you ever considered the disadvantages?
Please welcome Noah to share his experience about this topic here. Noah Mark Rodolfo is a full-time blogger from Manila, Philippines. He writes on various topics like health, food recipes, Online Business tips and weight loss products.
Please find a link to his website and links to connect with him in Bio box at the bottom of this post.
3 Alarming Disadvantages of Being a Full-Time Blogger
Are you dreaming of an online business that can give financial freedom? I guess the comfort of a work from home type of a career is the most ideal job for everybody who aspires to be a blogger. You will have the luxury of managing your own time without the hassle of a regular day job. Truly an opportunity that is worth every effort.
I started building websites since my college years and started blogging in 2009. I saw the potential of blogging at that time and earned my first one hundred dollars in Adsense on same year. I never looked back and concentrated more in blogging.
Since last year, I began full-time blogging and obviously it helped a lot on my blog’s Internet marketing endeavors and content management. I got the opportunity to work with other bloggers on my niche. This taught me the things that I never knew before. So blogging full-time creates more opportunity for you to grow more as a better blogger.
But are you aware that there are also disadvantages of being a full-time blogger? I present here the factors that I personally experienced first-hand. Please note that these observations are based entirely on my personal experiences in blogging. Some factors may not be similar in your context but could influence on how you handle your own life.
Disadvantages of being full-time blogging
It is addictive!
Blogging has changed my life since the first time I made money online. Last year, I quit my office job and started blogging full-time and the result were wonderful with regards to my sites earning capabilities.
Blogging became my life and I started to feel addictive about this career. I often think about blogging now and then, drive me to write new post after posts. When I was out of my computer, I kept on wondering about my earning status, my sites statistics and my email. It gives me satisfaction once I see these stats, which in turn inspires me to blog more.
I had to cease blogging for one week just to check myself if I am really a blogging addict. Self-control is one trait that I am practicing now, applying some alternative habits to control my blogging cravings. This includes sports and regular Christian worship. Even though I am not medically diagnosed as a blogging addict, I can say that I perfectly recovered from this mental and emotional career attachment. My advice, don’t take blogging seriously.
Blogging isolates you from people on your surroundings
Although you make friends and builds your own blogging community online, there is no better way to socialize to your actual friends on your neighborhood and of course to your family.
This is another drawback of serving blogs full-time. It promotes isolation from your family and friends. You are probably thinking that you are sociable enough due to your number of followers in Twitter and Facebook, but that is not the proper way to make real friends.
Keeping a healthy relationship with actual people is much better than your online friends. Being sociable offline helps develop your self-esteem and confidence, which in turn can add more value to your over-all personality. My advice, don’t be stuck in a computer table and move on with your life naturally.
Your mind will be clouded when it comes to other business opportunities
This is another disadvantages of being a full-time blogger. It actually makes you blind on other home based business opportunities, thinking that blogging is the only business method that can make money for you.
Since I make money from blogging successfully, I never entertained various business opportunities that are offered to me by friends and relatives. I even turned down some lucrative job offers even though I knew that I can incorporate my blogging endeavors with a regular day job.
I soon realized that I gave up many business opportunities that could give me an extra or alternative income. My advice, learn how to appreciate life’s blessings. Grab every possible business opportunities in life, to avoid regrets and disappointments in the future.
These are the three alarming disadvantages of being a full-time blogger. I suggest that you avoid doing any of these factors so that you can enjoy the benefits of blogging to the fullest!
I encourage you to share your thoughts and your experiences as an online entrepreneur through the comments section below. Your opinions are valuable to us and rest assured that all your contributions will be highly appreciated.