“Your calling is in what you often think about.”
Jobs give us our daily bread. Jobs gives us our identities. Jobs even give us confidence. Jobs are great.
Then why am I not looking or even trying to get me a ‘job’ anymore?
Because I don’t want to look for it anymore, I want to create the job myself. I no longer wish to focus on the problem (unemployment), instead shift all my time, energy, effort and focus on the solution. The solution, I have decided is self employment.
Writing, creating and bringing meaningful, useful and hopefully little less sleep inducing content for you is my job now. Besides creating content and blogging, I’m also trying to do some freelance work on the side.
Now, the question is will I make any money from this job? May be I’ll but there is also a big fat chance that I won’t. I haven’t made any money till now, not taking into consideration the few cents I made from ads!
On a more positive note, after months of creating my profile on a popular freelancer website, I finally received my first order. I guess that’s a good news!
Coming back to blogging which is my main focus, is it really possible to make a fair income and a decent living from blogging?
The Internet is full of stories and living legends who make quite a lot of money through blogging. Making money through blogging is possible and many people do blog as a full time profession.
But the success rate in blogging today is much lower than a few years ago. Blogging is highly competitive, with the increase in number of new blogs being created everyday.
Building a blog, maintaining its quality and its very existence takes both your energy and resource. Learning about blogging alone is a very challenging task, and learning to monetize your blog takes this challenge to a whole different level.
I can say I’m halfway through the first part of that challenge. I’m still learning new things about blogging and about the world of content creation everyday. The more I learn, I find there is only way more to learn.
About making money from blogging, I don’t think that I will make a lot of money or probably any money anytime soon. But I don’t care. I love doing this job and I’ll keep doing it as long as I can.
Worst case scenario: my last drop of savings will run out and then I’ll be forced to let ‘the job‘ take a back seat and let a ‘real world job‘ sit on the front seat.
But today is not that day, so we won’t think about that.
A note of Gratitude:
Our community of friends and followers in the blog is about to cross the 3K mark. Friends who were once strangers but not anymore! I would like to think similar thoughts and relatable experiences are the bridges which have narrowed the gap between us.
I’m full of gratitude to all of you who have liked, commented, followed or even for once read any of my blog posts. You have supported me in my endeavour of spreading my new found positivity.
So, whether I make any money from blogging or not, your support, empathy and love is more than enough to encourage the bejeezus out of me! At least for this year!
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