Every time I talk about the potential for blogs to earn money I generally get a lot of feedback from readers. Much of it is pretty balanced but there are two other types of responses that within hours of my most recent announcement I had in my inbox:
- readers telling me they are going to quit their jobs to become a ProBlogger too
- readers telling me that I’m being irresponsible for talking up blogging as an income spinner and saying that I’m just doing it in a hype filled way to make some quick cash myself.
So let me mention three previous posts that are companion pieces to my recent announcement:
Keep these in mind when you enter into ProBlogging and you’ll have a much more realistic approach.
Update: You might also like to check out two polls I’ve run that show that the vast majority of bloggers don’t earn much money from their blogs. Once again I’m not wanting to put a downer on the potential for blogs to earn money, ask you’ll see in the polls a small number of bloggers make very good money blogging – but I just want people to have a realistic understanding of it. Check these polls out at Adsense Earnings Poll and Chitika Earnings Poll.
Also relevant on this topic is a story I wrote of my first 3 years of blogging.
Update – and for good measure – a more recent post on the topic – A Reality Check about Blogging for Money.