What Is a Professional Blogger and How to Become One
The number of people who want to become professional bloggers is growing steadily, just like the number of people who call themselves professional bloggers. I, for example, don’t make thousands of dollars per month and I’m not blogging since the dawn of time. Does this not make me a professional blogger? So let’s try to find out what exactly is a professional blogger and how to become one.
When we think about pro bloggers, I guess that there are some names who immediately cross our minds: Darren Rowse, John Chow, Jeremy Schoemaker, Pat Flynn, John Saddington and probably many more. These are the big shots and they make a TON of money blogging and I think that we can all agree that they’re PROs.
But just like in everywhere, Professional Blogging is not just about the superstars. There are other smaller players, who are still pros and who still play the game as good as possible – they’re just rookies, they’re out of luck or they simply like to keep a low profile. So if nobody has heard about you, this doesn’t automatically mean that you’re not a pro as well!
So what is a Professional Blogger?
HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE BLOGGING
That’s right! I think that it all resumes to income. Earning a living from blogging: that’s the difference between Pro’s and Amateurs. And the nice thing is that there is no minimum amount you should make – it all depends on you and your expectations.
I’ll once again use myself as an example. For the past few months, I’ve been making around $1,500 per month. Which is awfully low for many, while others wouldn’t even bother giving blogging a try if they knew that was what they’d be making. However, I do happen to live in Romania, a country where the average salary is around $600. Yes, the benefits of living in a cheap country make me, in my own terms, a Professional Blogger. Even though I don’t make as much as the superstars, even though I don’t make as much as other full time bloggers, the money I make for blogging are more than enough for me to live a decent life. And I guess that’s what matters, in the end.
So no, a professional blogger is not one that has over 150,000 unique visitors per month, one who is blogging for 8 years or one who has 50,000 subscribers and not even one who makes at least five figures per month! A professional blogger is that person who earns a (decent) living from blogging. It’s as simple as it gets!
So… how to become a professional blogger?
That is a little more difficult. But one thing is for sure: you have to work hard! You need to be consistent, focused and committed to what you’re doing. You must keep going even after – and this will happen often – you get disappointed and you think all is lost or there’s no place for progress. There usually is and your time will come. If you work hard AND you know what you’re doing. Therefore, reading Uniblogsity is a big step towards the right direction and I am more than happy that you are here and that we’ll grow together!