1. Before you even start, understand that if you want to eventually blog for a living, you will be running a full-time, 24/7 business.
“This isn’t just about pretty pictures and likes. You have to understand the value you bring to companies, and that value needs to be measurable and marketable. So if you aren’t comfortable dealing with business issues, working with corporations and big organizations, understanding ROI, selling and pitching yourself, asking for money, and digging through data and stats understanding how the internet works, then don’t get into blogging,” at least not if you want to make a business out of it.
—Sherry Ott, Ott’s World
“Every entrepreneurial endeavor takes time and investment, and that goes double for blogging. At first you’ll put in a lot of time, energy, and self-funded traveling before you make a dime back. It’s how startups work, and you have to view your business as a business from day one.”
—Kristin Addis, Be My Travel Muse