Blogging as a Full Time Career or Primary Job? Which is better if you are Living in India

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Its been around 4 years I got into blogging. I started blogging at the age of 18 while I was studying my Engineering first year. Many aspiring bloggers ask me this question “Blogging for Full Time or Job” which is a better career choice. I blogged as a student and now I finished my Engineering (Of course I have few Backlogs though, which I think never gonna clear) and started a company of my own. I will give you a perfect answer for this question in this article whether to choose blogging as a full-time career or have a job as primary and keep blogging for part-time.

Am also a blogger but as of now I would rather prefer to call myself as an Internet Entrepreneur/ Digital Marketer. In this article I will show you different scenarios that would arise if you choose blogging as a full-time career and also what if you blog for part-time with real-time examples.

Is Blogging an Easy Job?

My answer is a big no. I see many people who don’t get jobs come to me and ask to train them so that they can blog and earn money. But the truth is Blogging is much more difficult than a full-time job. If you fail to get a job in the present market the chances of you getting successful with blogging are also not very high.

Blogging requires overall skills and creativity. Yes, you can make a lot of money from blogging but it requires a lot of dedication, skill and creativity. The major skill set that you must need is at least one area of expertise, Good Internet using skills, basic web design and development, excellent English reading writing skills and lastly SEO. In the skills which I have mentioned I kept SEO at the end because even if you learn SEO without mastering other skill set you will eventually fail. You may make money for few days using some tips, tweaks and black hat techniques for few days but that won’t last for a longer period.

So, if you are with a perception that you can easily make money over Internet by just copy pasting or clicking some ads then better stop trying to make money online and try to get some job because making money on internet by just clicking some ads never gonna happen. Even though if you find such network, it will eventually come out as a scam one day.

What I basically want to express is, Blogging or making money over internet is not an easy task. It also requires some skill set, knowledge and dedication.

Never Jump Start Blogging for Full Time:

It’s not at all recommended to jump-start blogging as a full-time career. If you see bloggers like Amit Agarwal, Tony John, Harsh Agarwal they started blogging part time. They took it as a full time career only after making sufficient enough to make a living from blogging and gaining confidence over blogging. That’s how an intellectual must think to play it safe.

Blogging is not everyone’s cup of tea. Daily over 10,000 people search on web how to make money only. And out of them only 5 turns out to be successful. So, now you have seen the success ratio. Not everyone can be successful with blogging. If you are just doing blogging only for money without adequate knowledge then its very hard to succeed.

Amit Agarwal who is known as the father of Indian Blogging used to be a Software Engineering in US. He started blogging and start making good money from Google Adsense decided to quit his job and blog full-time. He chose blogging only after he was successful – Point to be noted.

Take blogging as a full-time career only after you are successful or else you may end up screwing your life.

It also depends on Gender in India (Male or Female):

If you are a male then you should read the complete article thoroughly. In case if you are a female then many things I listed in this article might not reflect your career as a blogger. In India most of the girls are likely to be at home after their marriage(which I don’t like though). In that case if you are blogging from home and earning decent for your needs(Online shopping– Am just kidding) as well as supporting the family financially, then that’s great. You earn a lot of respect in your own family as well as from the society. But if you are a male read on…

Blogging alone at home or Having an Office?

I prefer to have an office but it differs from individual to individual. A friend of mine earns over $5000 monthly working from home and he spends most of the time in travelling. Ofcourse it’s a very happy life. But some bloggers like Amit Bhawani prefer to have an office where you would be having few more content creators and editors working on your blog. That would give you an office environment and can benefit you in a lot of ways in Indian society.

Society view on Blogging from home in India:

If you are a person who bothers much about what others think about you, I highly recommend not to work from home. Because Indian’s don’t care how much you earn. All they do care is which MNC company you work for. Trust me, a friend of mine didn’t find a perfect match to marry for several years. The reason was he works from home and not an MNC. If you are single and looking for a perfect match on some matrimony site then 99% of them prefer a bridegroom who works for a reputed company. The chances of you facing a lot of trouble while finding perfect match and being humiliated by your family members/neighbour are very high if you are working from home.

There are chances that you might be successful with blogging and earning huge from it. In that case I would suggest you to have an office as it can not only give you respect in society but also develops a discipline. When you are blogging from home you cannot be productive for a longer period. So, better have an office and proper timing.

Here I would like to quote one more scenario – One of my client makes $2000 consistently every month working from home. One day while I was talking to him he said – Imran, I am having enough money but I don’t have a name/respect in the society, what can I do for that? I simply replied him to have an office rather than working from home.

Ofcourse if you are already super rich and earning millions online no one would have a problem though. Money can not only buy materialistic things but can also get you a lot of respect in Indian society.

Revenue from Blogging is not consistent:

This is the biggest reason not to take blogging as a full time career option. Blogging is not a consistent revenue generation career option. It depends on many factors and one of the main factor is Google Algorithmic updates. Google released an algorithm called Panda in Feb 2011 which ended many blogging careers. After that Panda hit only a very few bloggers were able to recover.

I meet a lot of people daily who want to hire me to work on their websites. I ask about their past blogging experience and many times I get the answer saying that they used to get millions of visitors in the past few years and after the recent google updates they were never able to bounce back. This happens when you are stuck with the same monotonous strategy. Things change with time and we should get our-self updated with latest strategies that are going on. Previously the more pages you used to have on your website the higher traffic you used to get but now a days its not about quantity of pages you are having but its all about quality of content.

Final Words:

Start blogging as a part time job and when you are successful go with it as a full time career option. Rather than blogging at home I would suggest you to have an office.

Are you a blogger? Let me know your thoughts in comments.

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umar

This Post is really awesome and useful Thank you . i was looking this question from many days.

skvignesh

hi imran
very nice article….

good

Hi Imran,
Nice article bro. It teach me lots of important things about blogging. I taught blogging can take as a full time job for the beginners too. But after reading this article i do think to convert it as a part time job for the beginners like me. You have pointed many more things which a beginner should consider before starting his/her blogging carrier. Thanks for opening my eyes.
Regards,
Mohammed Farman.

Helpful article buddy! Your wording is too good in the article.

Hii Imran,

What a Mind-blowing article !

This article is truly appropriate for all Indian bloggers who are confused in choosing the path between blogging and full time job. Bro, you mentioned each and every situation very clearly. Thank you so much for this superb article 🙂

Tanmay Ahmed

Hi Imran, Very nice article. The reality of blogging in India goes some time into worst scenarios. The neighbors never happen to know what a blogger do, how much the potentials he has. The same thing happened with me. I am blogging from home from last 4 years. In between I joined a company but later I left it. When I was looking for my bride, I faced the same problem. It was tough to make them understand about my job – what I do, how I do. Fortunately I could find my soul mate of my choice though. Due… Read more »

prashanth

Atleast you found your soulmate :p

Hi imaran nice article but there’s a mistake in Final words paragraph. check it once and correct it.

Thanks corrected.

Syed

“Keep Calm Believe In Blogging”
Nice Information for Newbie Bloggers
Thanks IMRAN

surendra

very nice and inspirational article imran bro. i will surely want to take course from you.

Ashok

Thank you IMRAN sir for career tips…i will try to follow you.

Thanks a lot imran , and you are right Google updates are one of the Biggest reason which destroys blogging career 🙁 even i also faced same thing

Ranga rao

Hi,, Imran garu. I thank very much for publishing this article. I started blogging just now.
I don’t have other option in my career. Blogging is the only option in my life to earn money.
Can u please give me the tips to settle in my life.

Your approach is wrong. First you must be successful then you have to take it as a career option.

Keep calm and do blogging as a part time job..

Rakesh

One of the best reads in the recent past without having a bias for one aspect. The first reason that I get is “a question from everyone. which company and what package?” It is a tough call to portray a profession of blogging as a career even money is made. End of the day, dedication is the mantra through which blogging can still make up and break everything that corporate life can not give !! May be respect, name and satisfaction if blogging is done with its intensity of what it deserves   Great article and a good read

samuel kaipeng

hello Imran,

thanks for this wonderful information, i’m inspired by your article, now i can take my decision perfectly, whether to go for part time or full time. finally i learn something valuable

thanks once again

Raj musham

Imran bro really helpful to for all newbie and expience blogger.
Thank you so much for boosting article.

Tareq

This is a really great instruction post or the new comer.
But i have a question
You mentioned on your post that not to take blogging as a full time career.
If i work most of time to make a good blog then is it possible to take blogging to make my career?

Very nice article. I just following the same things in my blogging life which are mentioned above. Today i am a full time blogger and yes, having an office too. 🙂 and it seems you forgot to add one of your mantra, “don’t put all your eggs one basket” and about having more than one blog.

Tushar

Imran,

Honestly I love this article. I can see you are posting very serious articles on the blogs. I read your pinned articles also, it has solid points.

Keep writing. 🙂

prashanth

Am only part time blogger 🙂 .. Half part

Reload Food

Hi Imran, thank you for posting such a wondeful post about blogging. it truly inspire me in someway~

all the best !

Valuable suggestion given.I am blogging for part time and not only for money it gives pleasure when something good knowledge shared with people and which gives benefit to people.After that if we earn something through this it may give some more pleasure by sitting at home.Thanks for such suggestion as this post will be helpful to many bloggers who wants to quit job.

Hi imran,
What a wonderful article I think this must clear the doubt of blogging from all the budding bloggers. It is also tru that to earn money online a blogger must be efficient in more than one trade.

Hii Imarn Bro,,
Nice post, thanks for sharing this post. I started blogging as a part-time from your online sessions. Am not earning too much, but happy with my needs till now I earned. Along by doing Degree. This post is really important for new-bies, who wants to take blogging as full-time carrier by starting it self.
Thanks for your support..

Nirbhay

Nice post on bitter truth of Indian Society.

Now my question is I am a full time freelancer working since 2 years on Social Media Marketing and Management Projects , Working from home, and making profit of $600 – $700
Main source of projects are Websites like Odesk.
I am agree with you to have an office it is very important to have a disciplined work Environment that’s why I am going to have an office from March.

So Sir, My questions is how you see to a freelance Digital Marketer ?

Prince

Good Info, it’s very good to know this info from expert like you …Thanks …….

Yes, imran this post gave a potion. To boost myself thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

thanks for this imran ..I am also pursuing engineering 3rd year ..hope when i will pass out i can make more money that time

Anonymous

love you bhai thanks Anonymous don’t forget me soon join your category

Anil Bonds

Hi Imran. thanks a ton for this….I felt this is just for me…daily I am fighting with myslef…what to do..how to do n all….anyhow…this article gave me a clarity…..

Nice post bro . I am a blogger and I would like to take blogging as a full-time job. I don’t know whom to ask, when to start.Your post has given me the right answer. “will take blogging as my full time job when I grow in confidence” Thank u.

Sanju Biswas

Really awesome post sir… I am a blogger for 2 years now.. But there were still some confusions.. Your this post has cleared my doubt..

Thanks.. 😀

Thank for writing this article, I thought i want to make my career as full time blogger, this article gives a complete clarity about what to do and what not to do about blogging, Thank you very much…keep posting like this.

Seriously good tips, Imran!
You have outlined some very important issues from the Indian perspective.
Way to go!

Nice post bro. i think blogging full time is better.

Dhaval

I recently joined a company based on SEO at Ahmedabad and after reading this blog it clears my doubt regarding to SEO 🙂

I felt as if you are talking with me because i came into blogging just after i saw your article on DC.
Before that i dont know what is seo,blogging etc.
what all the problems you have mentioned are being faced by me right now..and a perfect article at a perfect time.
thanks Imran

thank you imran currently i am ina dilemma whether to go for full time or parttime u solved my problem thank you so much very help ful article thanks again

This post is really great and you are right first we have to take blogging as part time. I also started a blog after reading your different posts and here it is.. http://www.geeksflame.com i wants to know what you think about my blog? Will it be successful or i should change something?
WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY…
Thanks in Advance

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful article once again. I did read your post which i feel that i need to go back again for a regular job but one thing that i want to share my views here with you is that not all people who would demotivate people those who are working from home. I agree with you all the points you said in the post except one. This is my views only… Yes, there are people at some places who would prefer to get a job in MNC or some software companies but the scenario which you… Read more »

Girish Hiremath

Its most appropriate article for Indian context. Blogging should be a hobby and passion before you take it as a profession.

Thanks Imran for your insights.

@imran
i want some quick money from blogging but i tried many ways not even a single visitor now on my blog grrrrr wat to do pro reply bro im hiding my identity

Hi Mr.Imran very nice article.. Got clear idea about my career.

Seriously nice tips and thanks for your insights

Hey Imran,

Such a awesome post. I constantly read whole post. This is true words from true blogger. This is enough for take a decision for blogging as a part time or as full time career. Thank you for sharing this.

Regards,
Chintan Panchal

sruthi

Thank for writing this article, I thought i want to make my career as full time blogger, this article gives a complete clarity about what to do and what not to do about blogging, Thank you very much… – See more at: https://www.alltechbuzz.net/blogging-or-full-time-job/#sthash.tzXahVoK.dpuf

Thank you for sharing.Very informative article and I just start a tech blog as a part time jobs

Such great post

hello Imran,
You explained all the requisites to be a successful blogger in a very precise and clear manner. I think with dedication, passion and hard work one can achieve any thing in any field even if it is BLOGGING…….
Thanks! Keep Sharing!
Yash
http://www.adityagreens.com

Raman

Become a blogger 😀

Dear Imran,
Perfect advice! You cover all the bases. I will start as a part time blogger and make it as easy as possible to post on all my sites!

Sincerely
Johnnie Roy Maul
@johnniemaul @rachelschildren Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/johnnie.r.maul

great articles imran ji

Sudhakar

First thank you Imran sir. Such a great article.

I’m in confusion which one choose. But reading this article I selected job first option. Thanks once again Imarn sir