How To Ditch Your 9-5 Grind And Become A Full-Time Blogger
Are you’re dying to leave your full-time job? Do you want to become an influencer or a full-time blogger? Do you want to feel passionate about your work? Do you want to enjoy your life and work for yourself and set your own rules because you want your time to matter?
But how do you do that?
How are people achieving success? How can you leave your job when you don’t have a blueprint on where you should go? All you have is a desire but no road map.
No one talks about the process; all you see online is the product of other people’s success. Or if they do talk about it, they talk about it in vague buzzwords like “I simply hustled,” or they advise you to “just keep on grinding, and you’ll get there.”
However, all you have is a dream, an ideal, an image of what it may be like to be a blogger and not any concrete steps on how to put that dream into motion.
So you keep at your job because that is what you know.
Or you may read blog posts here and there on how to blog or make money blogging, but there is so much information out there you get overwhelmed and stressed and end up doing nothing.
Or you started a full-time blog, but have no direction with it and are still nowhere close to quitting your job. In order to break out of that cycle, you need direction, you need achievable goals that work around your full-time job so you have an exit strategy.
Deciding to leave your job and start fresh is a huge leap, one that requires a well thought out plan to make sure that if you do quit, you will still be able to provide for yourself.
LadyBossBlogger, Elaine Rau, has come up with several online courses that can help you in your pursuit to become a full-time blogger!
I mean if you want to become a full-time blogger, you need a blog, right?
That’s fundamental. So stop thinking about doing it, and let me show you step-by-step how it’s done!
1. Find Your Niche
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, I have a blueprint for your success. How is that possible?
Because once you have the basic principles and concepts down, you can be profitable in any niche—as long as you pick a profitable niche.
The niches I have listed below are all money-making niches that can start you on the right path with clarity and direction:
- Health and Fitness
- Family, Home, and Parenting
- Dating and Relationships
- Wealth Building and Personal Finance
- Making Money Online
- Business, Gadgets, and Technology
- News, Culture, and Entertainment
- Social Media and Blogging
2. Understand That It Is Going To Be Difficult
The number one reason blogs fail is that people don’t realize how difficult it will be and quit. I’m going to get real with you: if you sign up for a course and don’t do the work outlined, you’re wasting your own time. Momentum is difficult to build, but things get easier after you get started.
However, if you go into blogging with the mindset that it’s going to be easy, you’re not going to succeed.
You’re going to have to learn a whole new skill set. Learn new technology. Make new connections. And even change the way your brain is wired in order to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur.
When you’re no longer working for someone else, all the responsibility is on you. You can only hold yourself responsible for all your actions. If you don’t, you won’t succeed. You must discipline yourself to do the work and push through even when you’re exhausted after work and don’t feel like doing anything.
Most full-time bloggers that you see who have “made it” in 6 months to a year all took massive actions and had massive failures before they had massive success.
Elaine Rau successfully posted on her blog for 365 consecutive days, and people wonder how she accrued 100,000 followers in one year.
You have to work to leave your work to do the work you like.
Blogging is still work, it’s not all fun and travel and spas all day long, especially at the beginning. I am not going to teach you how to get rich quick with blogging, because that’s simply impossible.
Your life will not look like an Instagram Influencers page and will not change overnight. You’re going to be tired and frustrated and may want to quit every single day.
But you know the only difference between successful full-time bloggers and unsuccessful full-time bloggers out there? They didn’t quit. That’s it.
3. Think Like A Business Owner
You have to start thinking like a business owner if you want to be in business.
This step is all about mindset. If you want to be a successful business owner then you need to take the necessary steps to become knowledgeable in your industry.
So take the steps, do you research and do not doubt yourself.
4. Set Up Your Blog And Get Social
The most important part about blogging is getting started, which is also the hardest part of being a full-time blogger!
Once you establish your niche, understand the difficulties of starting something new, and begin thinking like the business savvy lady boss you are, all you have to do is start.
This does not just mean start blogging, you have to put in the work on your socials and start engaging with the kind of customer base you want for your blog.
5. Set Up Email Marketing
Email marketing is a really great way to engage with your audience and start building trust with your viewers.
You can do this on your own, but taking one of the LadyBoss courses can get you where you want to be in half the time. These blog changing courses include:
- How to Start A Money Making Blog
- Make Money As An Influencer
- Monetize Your Blog + Instagram (combo course)
Signing up for one of these courses can teach you everything you need to know to be a successful full-time blogger!
Set your dreams in motion! If you want to be a full-time blogger here is your chance!
Additional blogs you might like:
- How Much Of Your Personal Life You Should Share As An Influencer?
- How To Find Your Niche In Blogging
- 5 Tips For Getting Focused When Working From Home
- Hate Your Job? What’s Stopping You From Quitting?
- Top Five Reasons 24 Million Americans Are Too Afraid To Say “I Quit!”
Shea O’Scannlain is currently a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger.com. Shea is from Chicago and is a rising junior at College Of The Holy Cross majoring in English and Studio Art. She hopes to go to graduate school for journalism and have a career in reporting/media.