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Do you earn a living from blogging? Is blogging an alternative?

  1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
    Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago

    Is a worthy option for employment? would you you replace blogging with your Brick and Mortyr Stores? what is thought? let us reason and share opinion.

    Kevar Telfer

    1. susi10 profile image95
      susi10posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It depends on how many quality hubs you write. The more hubs, the more traffic you get but even if you wrote a couple of thousand quality hubs that actually rank and get traffic - you still couldn't live off it.

    2. csmiravite-blogs profile image86
      csmiravite-blogsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Nope. My brick and mortar work is what funds my blogging/writings. I earn my keep offline. Freelance work can help buy my weekly groceries. But what pays the bills are brick and mortar endeavors.

      1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
        Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I have a register business, but right the brick and mortar subside. how would you go about reviving it? Nature of Business include Online marketing and Management of Artistes.

        1. csmiravite-blogs profile image86
          csmiravite-blogsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I have 2 other brick and mortar stores that I rely on for income. One is real estate that gives me money irregularly, the other one is farming that gives me regular income, and freelance work that gives me little money. I do stock trades and practice my profession as CPA. I blog and write for HP so I can earn money from these sources, someday.  smile

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It's beer money, if you don't drink much beer.

    4. Denmarkguy profile image95
      Denmarkguyposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Blogging (and writing online) is a bit like professional sports. Millions aspire to make it and live off being in "the big leagues," but only a few hundred actually have the talent, skills, perseverance and luck to actually MAKE it.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        +1

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

    No.


    To what, having a "real" job? Probably not.


    Unless you're a ridiculously gifted writer who also happens to have Ninja-level SEO skills...again, probably not.


    Huh?

  3. Kevar Telfer profile image66
    Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago

    That is true, but how do others make a living doing it (blogging)?

    1. flycatcherrr profile image86
      flycatcherrrposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It helps to have started in 1999 or so. smile

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Oh yeah, those were the days...dial up connections,  AOL sign-up discs showing up in your mail at least three times a week, free (crappy) Geocities and Tripod.com web sites, the "Pets.com" sock puppet on TV...good times, good times.

        1. Suzanne Day profile image98
          Suzanne Dayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I remember Geocities, I used to have a website with my dog on it. Was rather good looking as a website too!

          1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
            Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Lol, but did you make any money from that site

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago

    How does "blogging" replace "stores"?

    1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
      Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      some people do it for a living? The question is what is the recipe?

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        If you blog for a living, it is a full-time real job, not an alternative to a job.  You may want to note that this is not a site on which you should be blogging if you want to succeed.  That style of presentation does not do well here.  I suggest you read the Learning Center to get a better idea of how to write here.

        Also, please note there is no trick or "recipe" for success.  Although convincing people there is turns out to be one of the most lucrative scams going.

        1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
          Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          I understand the platform, but not in it entirety as yet. however, constructive criticism play a major role in facilitating development. thanks for your advise.

          Kevar Telfer

      2. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Some people train lions for a living, some people run farms.

        I make some of my income from blogging--most people are not full time bloggers, it is just one of many income streams. Blogging as a sole income is erratic and does not come with health benefits. I would not rely on it as a sole income even if I was making enough from it.

    2. Stove And Home profile image93
      Stove And Homeposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      LOL Psyche.

  5. susi10 profile image95
    susi10posted 19 months ago

    Don't fall into the "Get Rich Blogging" trap.

    Unless you work your butt off for ten years, writing blog posts every day, and create products worth buying, and have Ninjastic SEO skills, and go viral on social media at least three times a year, and survive the Panguin updates and get about ten thousands views a day.......it's an ongoing list.


    Even if you do EVERYTHING mentioned above, you'll still earn less than a typical day job.

    1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
      Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Can you truly do blogging along with a day job? a day requires a lot of time, just as blogging. what system would you apply?

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I once read an article by a lady that has accomplished this. She worked on various sites 2-3 hours every night after work. After 3 years she met her goal. This was several years ago and with the competition now it would take longer. Of course, you need to learn SEO and keyword research first.

      2. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Both take however much of your time you arrange for them to take

  6. janesix profile image58
    janesixposted 19 months ago

    No.

  7. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 19 months ago

    Yup it involves a combination of a lot of luck, crazy hard work, and ridiculous SEO and marketing skills. You can't say it's impossible because several people have done it, but we're talking a very select group of people compared to the hundreds of thousands trying everyday. The same applies to vlogging platforms and YouTube folks who try to monetize through their videos. Even if a couple hundred people are able to make a living off of it, you still have the millions that will fail.

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      +1

      1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
        Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        that is the reality of it. But, should we ask this question then, who is a blogger?

  8. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 19 months ago

    I think many of us stepped on the scene too late. Back when people were making money here I was working, working out, socializing and never got on the Internet.

  9. JennyDelToro profile image80
    JennyDelToroposted 19 months ago

    I have a blog (not my HP) that gets what I would think is decent traffic and I what I make from it is a joke. You would have to have an interesting niche and work your tail off for a long time before you could ever make a living off of your blog. Life's no fair sad

    1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
      Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      like

  10. Jason Marovich profile image88
    Jason Marovichposted 19 months ago

    One of my favorite bloggers netted over a year's span less than what most people would pay for a one bedroom apartment in one month.

  11. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 19 months ago

    I do.........

    But don't rely on HP as your only source of income as that is just not going to work. I have been working online now for over 5 years and I have eggs in many different baskets. Some provide a few bucks while others several hundreds every month.

    It takes hard work and often a little luck also...

    1. Kevar Telfer profile image66
      Kevar Telferposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      what is the recipe otherwise from the other sites? how do you earn a living from it? please share

  12. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 19 months ago

    These days, there are many great bloggers for every marketable niche. There are also a ton of really bad bloggers for each niche.

  13. chika-nicholas profile image79
    chika-nicholasposted 19 months ago

    Blogging is not that top-earning of  crafts.
    I do blog to work on my writing skills.
    However,if you have a flair in fiction writing,it would be nice if you focus on publishing a collection of short stories or a best-selling novel that can be made into a block-buster movies.

  14. GlendaGoodWitch profile image86
    GlendaGoodWitchposted 19 months ago

    It is possible,  but, it takes time and real commitment.  I earn a solid supplemental income here.  I have also contributed to blogs with a few articles and started my own;  The Freedom Examiner, The Glory Days of Hollywood,  and another one that has folded.  (Less than 10 articles for those blogs,)  I have referred more than 5 people to hubpages and none of them have written more than 4 articles.   I say this because I am pointing out that most people just don't have it in them to discipline themselves to write over 500 articles,  which it will take for sure.   
    I have less than 100, but,  due to time, my articles have become popular enough to pay at least one of my bills each month. Don't listen to negative people,  keep writing,  and,  be sure to start your own blog.

  15. Engelta profile image84
    Engeltaposted 19 months ago

    If you invest your time and energy in writing good articles that people want to read and also invest in promoting, you will get more money out of it. I do not know your valute, but in mine, I earn more from blogging because there I get payed in euros, while in hubpages I get paid in dollars. You earn the same amount of money per view about: 0.002, but when blogging is 0.002 euros per view, while in hubpages is 0.002 dollars per view. So, I earn more from blogging for the same amount of views.
    And another thing to keep in mind: In hubpages your earning per view may change due to changes of the Hubberscore. No matter what they claim, if you have a Hubberscore of  50-60 your earnings per view will fall into 0.0006 dollars!! Too low I know! And take it first hand, because I am experiencing this problem right now! For the same amount of views, I get much less because my Hubberscore has fallen, and I can't figure out a way to get it back up.
    Anyway, this is all about blogging versus Hubpages relating to the earnings you make.

  16. Lee Hansen profile image82
    Lee Hansenposted 19 months ago

    I've earned my living from web sites, writing and blogging for a decade. It's my sole source of income and marketing for my Zazzle stores. I don't do a lot of promotion but rely more on organic search. It's not what it was 5 years ago, but it's working despite changes and loss of Squidoo and Zujava and Amazon.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

      That gives us some hope. I'm glad that it is possible.

  17. littlething profile image82
    littlethingposted 19 months ago

    I really don't think that blogging can realistically replace a regular job, unless you started early wand worked very hard at it. It can be some great supplemental income, but your best bet is with a regular job. When you have a wage or salary, you can have some idea on how much you'll make. Blogging there is no certainty on how much you'll make in a week or month.

    1. LeanMan profile image82
      LeanManposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      If you treat it as a regular job and don't expect to earn anything from blogging about what you had for breakfast then yes it can make far more than any regular job.
      If you figure out what people want to read, what will actually earn you money and then work on it then you can make a real income..
      I have not worked a "regular" job for 5 years and support a household of 8 on what I earn online.
      Just don't put all of your eggs in one basket so that you don't get affected when Google starts to make changes.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I think this is an important comment. People generally seen as professional bloggers often use their blog as part of a diversified income. They may also, for example, sell snooks, provide consulting, be a content expert, do paid speaking engagements etc.

        Blogs are part of my strategy but for me not a core part, they are an easy way to spin value from my content expert activities ( under my real name ). My use of lesser-paid content sites like this one are under a different name for branding purposes. I don't want to be charging $100 per blog under the same name as a cents-per-page site

      2. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        That is awesome @LeanMan.

  18. Jezzzz profile image77
    Jezzzzposted 19 months ago

    I believe blogging can be a great living, but with any business it takes time to build up.  That building process may take years for you to establish yourself as a niche leader.  But once you are able to establish yourself, you can build a business on know how.

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    mikeydcarroll67posted 17 months ago

    For me as a person, my focus here on HP is purely a desire to have a little bit of spending money. Are there people here that earn a living from their hubs? Probably. Are there people here earning more than their keep? Sure. But the majority here might not. It might be beneficial to understand and use this as a way to fund other supplementary incomes so that one day you might not have to work for someone else.

  20. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image75
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 17 months ago

    The problem with blogging is that it attracts less traffic and predictably income too is very low there. Hence, I do concentrate on HP as it has some advantages over the Blogger. Anyhow to express our personal feeling/experience, the Blogger is the best option. Thank you for this post dear.

  21. SouradipSinha profile image84
    SouradipSinhaposted 17 months ago

    No one earns a living by writing blogs!
    They might offer a short holiday trip to even the most successful bloggers..

    1. Writer Fox profile image80
      Writer Foxposted 17 months ago in reply to this
    2. integrater profile image60
      integraterposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      That is a misconeption . Apart from Darren Rowse mentioned by WriterFox there are many bloggers who make more than decent amount blogging full time .

  22. abroadkaylyn profile image78
    abroadkaylynposted 17 months ago

    Hi Souradip I am not agree with you. There are many person who are very famous and earn alot with blogging. Neil patel, amit agarwal..

  23. lovebuglena profile image93
    lovebuglenaposted 17 months ago

    You can probably earn a living from blogging if your blog becomes popular and ranks high on google but still it probably wouldn't be enough to pay all the bill and have money left over...

  24. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 17 months ago

    There are bloggers and vloggers who have been able to earn a living from their platforms. However the ratios of those who have succeeded to those who haven't is massive. On the plus side, there are many more who've been able to make a nice side income alongside their regular job, and that's an attainable goal.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      If you speak to bloggers that do earn enough, they have many sites and blogs. Hubpages just adds to the pot. It is rare for a writer to earn enough with just one site.

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    Pettlepopposted 17 months ago

    Yes I earn a living from people watching my funny cat videos
    http://dailymotion.com/pettlepop

 
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