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#socialbloggers 99 // Being a full time blogger

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Full time blogging is one of those dreams that I’m sure many of us have.

You can get up when you want, blog when you want, have time to work out and cook nice food. Go for long walks, take photos in the park. Sounds wonderful, right?

Of course, it’s not all whimsical like we would like to think. There’s deadlines, PR’s to deal with, chasing payments, worrying if you’re going to actually get work, no holiday pay, taxes to sort, no sick pay, no set salary. It’s an unstable business and very few bloggers earn solely from their blog and do freelance work, or have a part time job on the side. There’s probably even more things that I don’t even know about.

I’d love to go full time. Or at least only work part time and spend the rest of the time blogging. It’s frustrating when you feel like you can earn more if you put more effort in, but your full time job is preventing you from putting more hours in, but then when you have bills, rent, phone contracts etc to pay, you can’t just jump out of a very stable job on the off change it might work.

Well, you can, but I’m not sure I’m willing to take that chance!

I’d love to hear anyones experiences around this if they’ve done it.

Q1: If you blogged full time, what would your ideal day be?


Q2: Do you think being a full time blogger is a realistic goal?


Q3: What do you think the pros are of full time blogging?


Q4: What are the cons of full time blogging?


Q5: How do you think your blog would change if you went full time?

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10 Comments

  • Jackie Harrison

    Wow right now I work full time but it will be nice maybe if getting a steady well deserve check that could cover your lifestyle bills. I manage to blog every day but realistically I’m getting tired managing a full week blogging and work also managing the media that is sometimes impossible for me.

  • Ela

    Being a full-time blogger isn’t something I’m thinking of, even though it would be one of the comfiest job ever ha ha! Who wouldn’t want to be working in PJs and just be your own boss right? If I stay at home most of the time, I would end up putting so much weight on and I would never want to wear anything more than pjs, so this would be the cons of blogging! 🙂 xx

  • Sarah

    I’ve got 7 days straight off work starting from now, maybe I’ll try and live like a full-time blogger and see how it goes…or maybe I will just Netflix and chill…

    Joking aside, I would love to seriously try blogging full time, but I don’t want to be a full-time blogger. I like how my day job and my blog are two very separate things, I like having a solid income at the end of each month, I like the social interaction my day job brings and the fact it gets me off my ass and out of the house!

    Part-time-full-time-blogger maybe? I could make that a thing, right?

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Shireen L. Platt

    I have thought of going full time but after much consideration and discussions with my husband, I decided against it. The stress is not worth it and I would probably loathe it after a month or two of going full time. I’m happy with the way it is now; a hobby.

  • Erin

    I honestly have zero desire to blog as a job, the thought of having such an unstable income, plus no maternity, no holiday pay etc… really stresses me, I love it as a hobby, but I couldn’t have it has a job, hell the thought of even making money from it scares me, I don’t want to be self employed and have to deal with taxes for a hobby lol. But maybe I am the odd one out?

    I think maybe I feel this way as right now I only work 16 hours a week, 3 days of of my week and 2 of my shifts are only 6-11pm (I am a single mum so have my son the rest of the time) so I have a lifestyle already where I am home all week… and it really isn’t as good as it sounds! I wouldn’t say im a full time blogger, because my blog takes up a good amount of time, but its something I choose to do, a hobby. But If I had a full time job I know I would be happier, out the house etc, it just isn’t for me long term 🙂

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

  • Akaleistar

    What a great topic! I love the idea of becoming a full-time blogger, but in the end, I don’t think I would like it. The additional stress of making every post count so I can make enough money to cover the bills every month would probably take away a lot of the fun.

  • Sally.

    I’d love the idea of being a full-time blogger but for the sake of my mentality I don’t think it’d be the best thing right now. I’m such an introverted person that I need the actual push of going to uni/work to force me to socialise and leave the house. I could quite happily spend almost all days of the week sitting at home.

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • Colette Broomhead

    Really interesting post! I dream of being a full time blogger but have all the same thoughts you described – what if I don’t make enough money or don’t get enough work. I’d never be able to earn the same that I do now in my fulltime job etc etc…. I like to think it’ll happen one day…

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