Melanie from Blogging Basics 101 shares tips the women from 5 Minutes for Mom on how to leverage multiple blogs to build a successful blogging career.

Here are some of the questions answered in this interview with Melanie:

  • Is blogging a job or a hobby for you?
  • How many blogs do you have?
  • How do your blogs work together?
  • What made you want to take your blogging to the next level?
  • What are some tips to making money from blogging?
Juggling Multiple Blogs to Build Your Blogging Career


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The internet has continuously grown and evolved over the years and it seems like there is something new and exciting coming up that is the new hit online. Blogs have been around for quite some time and it seems that blogging is the new trend of the internet. Can blogging be a new career?

Blogging for a living and running it as a career is possible and it has a number of benefits. Many people are blogging for a living because of how easy it is and how beneficial it can be for you and any business or web sites you may have.

Perhaps the best thing about blogging is that you have total control over what happens.You can say whatever you want, start any type of conversation you like, and change the direction of the conversation at any time. Many people like the freedom and ability to do whatever they feel like with blogs.

In addition, many like the fact that it is much less formal and more conversational. You can still act professional, but you do not necessarily have to be in sells mode the entire time. You can be more relaxed and just go with the flow. It may seem ridiculous that you can actually make money and make a living out of something so casual, but that is exactly what attracts so many people to this.

Part of having complete control with a blog comes the ability to customize the blog however you want. You can create whatever design you choose to, do whatever font and style you wish, and change the entire page however many times you want. Every blog is different, there is no one to tell you how to run your blog.

The biggest perk of them all, though, is the SEO elements that are related to blogging. This is where people are capable of doing this for a living. In order to optimize your blog for the search engines, you simply have to install and activate the appropriate SEO related plug-ins. These can help you climb up on the search engines and get your blog seen by hundreds of thousands of internet surfers.

When you have an audience, you are able to run your blog however you wish and by writing interesting blog posts people will come by to see what else you have to say.The best part about blogging is that it can be considered a career, but it is enjoyable at the same time. It seems more like a hobby than a job for most people.And for that very reason, people are blogging for a living more and more every day.

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13 comments

  1. RT Cunningham | Nursing School // October 2, 2008 at 6:18 AM  

    The final blog verication - #6.

  2. Justin Wright // October 6, 2008 at 2:31 PM  

    I think blogging for a living can definitely be done. I recently gave my notice at my office job to try and make a go of it. I guess we will see how it turns out...

  3. Wendy // October 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

    @ Justin,

    Wow! That's a bit scary huh? I would be interested to check out your blog and see what you are blogging about. Good luck. I hope to follow in your footsteps someday.

    Wendy

  4. Eiffel Tower // October 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM  

    I would just love to blog for a living. Blogging is a passion of mine. Making money and blogging seems like quite an interesting thing! Thanks for the info!

  5. Myrtle Beach Website Designer // October 9, 2008 at 9:51 PM  

    I designed a site for a mother who is selling a book about parenting. Included in the site is a blog. While she hasn't made money directly from blogging, that constant stream of content is really raising her rankings and driving lots of customers to purchase her book.

    Blogging is the number one way to make money on the internet, directly or indirectly.

  6. Tom @ Chinese Zodiac Marriage Combinations // October 11, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

    I'm on the cusp of really making a go of blogging, and making websites that earn a little money, so that I can live my life on my own terms. I'm not earning much money, yet, but I'm really referring to being psychologically committed when I say that I'm close to 'making a go' of it.
    Posts like this one encourage me hugely and help to keep me focused. Thanks a lot.

  7. Toni Alexis // October 13, 2008 at 5:48 PM  

    I think bloggers can make a living just as journalist. Its all about educating yourself! Please check out my blog at

    www.secretserenity.com

  8. Fat Loss School // October 19, 2008 at 11:18 PM  

    bloggers can definitely make a living online, there are a lot of success stories out there and how quickly you get there depends on what your goals are etc.

    the trick is to grow your blog the right way and eventually monetize the traffic, but during the early stages treat it like a child and help it grow :)

  9. Gry // October 29, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

    Yeah, I agree with other people that you can earn money on your blog. I've started writing for fun and some companies wanted to have ads on my blog so I sell them space for banners. Now I have a little cash for server and domain fees and even for some beer with my friends;)

  10. Seonewbie from Odessa // November 24, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

    I do blogging for hobby. And it's good that it takes no money other than a PC and internet coonection ;)

  11. Tnomeralc Web Design Toys // April 14, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

    Blogging as a mean of living really takes hardwork, lots of time and lots of patience. When you do lots of this, then in the end, blogging for a living really makes your life easy.

  12. ccie training // June 5, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

    Blogging is very interesting hobby.I think without enough reading we can not write good blogs.so keep blogging with lot of reading.

  13. hip-hop music // June 24, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

    It is a definite possibility. I've been working at it and... it's been kind of rocky at first. But, there are success stories and I think that this is an option for a successful and rewarding career.