Is it time to quit your day job and write a Blog?

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  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    Is it time to quit your day job and write a Blog?

    Apparently all it takes is a 400-word blog a week on SiteBlog.  The stuff of dreams perhaps!

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  2. Writer David profile image79
    Writer Davidposted 2 years ago

    SiteBlog is a scam. Do a search of siteblog and you'll see what I mean.  All they want is your money, from a "free web building site" no less.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Amazing, especially since there is an ad currently on Facebook which makes promises which clearly don't add up. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    Sounds like Bubblews 2.0: Return of the Ripoff.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly my thoughts and they still owe me and a few others besides.

    2. profile image0
      Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And yet it got past the "Quality" assessment.

    3. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure that there was a 'quality' assessment.

  4. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 2 years ago

    Sally,
    Don't quit your day job. It's so hard to find another one if you need to at a certain point. It would be easier for you to write the 400 words on your night off. It would only take you an hour or less.
    Lisa

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Won't be quitting my day job, some people would have you believe anything:)

  5. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 2 years ago

    Sally, I took early retirement (first although only mistake, well I should've waited another year or two at most) at 61 and started on my first book - see Profile page - before someone pointed me to a site called Webeden. There are two options there: 1. You can opt for a free web-site or 2. You can go the next step and pay for a slightly more sophisticated version. Either way you can build up your image, add links, pictures, text boxes and so on. There are several options for backgrounds as well. The choice is yours. I've had over 9.5 K visitors since beginning it, and updating your site is a cinch. Download images from wherever, and upload them to your pages, reduce them to size with vertical and horizontal sliders. The world is your oyster.
    Add to that the option of working on your Amazon Author Page blogs, cross-referencing them with a page or pages here on HP, maybe compounding your efforts with featuring your work on My Book Buzz and/or LinkedIn. What can go wrong?.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Put that way, sounds pretty good Alan and us something I am definitely going to investigate.  Great to hear something positive this evening.  Thank you.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Alan, I'm thinking of retiring (way past retirement eligibility) but I would like some outside income in order to keep up my current obligations. Can I do it without going back into ad writing?

    3. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      MizBejabbers, I look forward to hearing Alan's response.  It would be nice to think there are additional ways to swell the coffers.

  6. tamarawilhite profile image89
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Google penalizes generic blogs in search engine results unless it is verified to be by someone they consider an authority, like a major industry leader.
    Unless you do an amazing job marketing the blog or write about something that goes viral like telling the story of dealing with a rare condition no one else talks about but others read about, you won't make much money off a blog.
    Mommy bloggers can make some money hawking various freebies and samples, though the products are essentially their payment.
    I've seen people have a technical blog that is essentially a funnel for the technical services they offer, but that's more marketing the service or product, not making money per se blogging.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting Tamara, thanks for sharing your experience of blogging.  I love that there is such a wealth of experience on HubPages and so many people kind enough to share their knowledge.

 
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