Let's talk about blogging. I love blogging. I think that it is one of the greatest innovations of the modern age. What makes it so great is that you are able to talk about activities that you are really passionate about and share those feeling with like minded people from around the world. This mass exchange of thoughts, culture and ideas is truly amazing, but you know what makes it even more incredible? You can turn it into a full time income!
When you are able to make a living off of your blogging then I think that you really have it made. It is sort of like turning yourself into a mini celebrity. You may not have household name recognition around the world, but in your little hobby you could be a king or queen.
Now obviously if your blog is about an extremely strange hobby that there is no real effective means of monetizing then you probably will not be turning your blog into a money machine, I mean the number of people who are interested in collecting grass from around the world is fairly limited. I do not know if that is actually a real hobby, but I hope you get my point.
If you are trying to make money off of it your passion will only carry you so far. If you are passionate about a niche where there just is not any money making traffic to be had there is nothing you can really do about that.
If that is where you find yourself and you still want to make a stab at becoming a pro blogger then you will need to make a change and focus your attention on something else that you can really throw yourself into. One topic that people blog about incessantly is travel. What is really crazy about the travel market is that no matter how many people get into it, there always seems to be room for more.
The downside is that if you are going to jump on the travel blogger bandwagon then you cannot do it half way and expect any success. Because there is so much competition you really need to put out good content if you want to have success. This is especially true if you are ever hoping to get endorsements or sponsorships.
Yes you heard me right. A pro travel blogger can actually get businesses to pay them to travel if they structure their blogging business properly.
Honestly if you are serious about this venture the first thing that you should do is to make sure you really understand how to write compelling stories that people will want to read. If your writing skills are not up to snuff then you will never find success in this industry. To learn how to be a really good writer pick up some travel related magazines and books and really pay close attention to the styles and choices that those writers have made.