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BLOGGING: Pastime or Profession? / By Nia Robinson


To most, blogging is a way for stay-at-home moms to have something to do. But in fact, the online blogging world is not just a pastime, but also a way for someone of any age or gender to make money. The online blogging business is a unique, creative way to make money while writing about a topic of interest. Online blogging can be a profitable job that more teens should take advantage of.

To give you some idea of the potential earnings available, top blogging network Weblogs, Inc. is believed to earn about $30 million a month in revenue from 13 million unique visitors. According to smartblogger. com, bloggers can earn over $150,000 per year, with some of the top bloggers earning $25,000 a month! How are they making this money? They get sponsors and loyal followers who help the success of their business. ChiTown Fashionista blogger Nikita Jefferson said, “When I first started blogging over 8 years ago, many companies were not at all convinced that bloggers and influencers could have a positive impact on their business and sales.

Nowadays, companies are more aware of the benefits and are much more open to the idea.” Bloggers use their sites to advertise companies’ products, generating profit for the company. Blogging is an easy way to make money due to the various topics a blogger can write about. Named one of the top 50 successful female bloggers by, Charlotte Anderson chose to write about fitness for her blogs. She said, “I always tell people to write about something you already are doing and love rather than trying to just blog for blogging sake.” Her passion? Fitness.

Although you might have believed blogging is a pastime, for a select few successful bloggers, blogging offers a profitable job in which you can write about a myriad of topics of your choice. So next time you turn on your computer, remember this could be the time to start your blog.


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