6 Things To Consider Before Trying To Make Money From Blogging


Have you noticed that everyone is trying to become a blogger? I’m sure you (the reader) are also considering it. Blogging is therapeutic to me and something I’ve always enjoyed. Although there are perks that come with blogging such as paid adverts on your blog, there are some important things you must consider before starting one.

1. Are you willing to be your own financial advisor?

You need to track your income and declare it, you need to do tax forms based on whether you’re fully self-employed, you’ll need to track your expenses and approach brands and clients for opportunities to work together and sponsored posts. This means you’ll also need a media kit and a savvy knowledge of consumer trends, are you willing to step the game up or are you more comfortable having a blog just to share personal things?

2. Do you have the time to consistently create content?

Gone are the days when you just write about anything and even if you do choose to write about the simplest of things, do you realistically have the time to continuously provide content for your blog. Success is achieved through hard work and consistency.

3. What will you focus on? What is the purpose of your blog?

Some people choose to create a niche for themselves. Examples of a broad niche include: Beauty blogger, Tech blogger, Lifestyle blogger and Fashion blogger. In general, a post has 4 purposes: to entertain, to solve a problem, to encourage discussion and to teach (not always the same as solving a problem)

4. Will you be anonymous or public?

This will most probably depend on what you decide to talk about, but it is something you should consider before you start blogging. Once you start and you do go public, everything will be attached to your name. If future employers decided to search your name in Google, would you be comfortable with them coming across your blog?

5. Are you comfortable with blogging platforms?

Although you may not know how to professionally use these platforms it is important that you understand the basics in order to do the best for your blog. Alternatively, you can always hire freelancers to assist you but it’s always good to gain the knowledge alongside this.

6. Are you willing to learn?

Blogging is the only platform that allows you to get instant feedback from clients and readers, you’ll need to learn about branding, social media, SEO and a whole host of other things, if you’re not willing to dedicate yourself to your blog then it might be best to keep it as a quiet, personal blog instead of trying to monetize it.

If you’ve asked yourself the above Qs and honestly think you are ready to start blogging for money then what’s stopping you? Go for it! What other things to do you think one should consider before becoming a blogger?


  • Katharina

    Such a nice post!
    I think it’s also important to be passionate – but isn’t that important for every job? :)



    • Absolutely! :)

      • Katharina

        :) Have a nice weekend!


    • Elizabeth Akanbi

      I agree Katharina. I think it’s the passion that will drive the consistency of the blog :)

      • Katharina

        Yes! :)
        Have a great weekend!


    • aNDriea DEnise

      Yes. Very true. If there is no passion, interest will be lost quickly.

  • Camille Beygui

    This is a great post. I think that you can have the best of both worlds. Enjoy some perks of being a blogger while continuing school or the previous job



    • Yes being a blogger has its perks :)

  • Vera Sawicki

    Such a great post! Thank u for sharing.


    • Elizabeth Akanbi

      Glad you liked it! :)

  • Mariam (The Petite Bijou)

    Love this! These are all things I considered before becoming a blogger!


    • Thanks Mariam!

    • Elizabeth Akanbi

      Thanks :) Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Ariadna Morell

    Such a great post! These are all really important to consider! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Juliet W.

    Thank you for this post. It’s a nice eye opener because although money is a primary influencer, it takes a lot of upkeep to keep your finances legal as well! I hope one day to earn money from blogging and hopefully make it my career. I know it will be a lot of work, but I am ready to take those next steps and become my own boss. :)

    – Juliet from http://www.thelittlejewelsoflife.com

    • Beth

      Thanks Juliet, we believe in you! It takes a lot of work to get a blog off the ground but if you’re dedicated you can do it! xx

    • Elizabeth Akanbi

      Girl boss :) Totally go for it when you’re ready!

  • newyear 2015

    Thanks so much for the post. Great.


  • Abbie E. Seibert

    Great post!

    Abbie E.


  • LisaLDN

    All such important points! In addition, you need to really care about what you are doing – I’m talking genuinly wanting to spend time perfecting each post and photo before you hit publish! If your heart isn’t in it, it won’t be for you.

    — LisaLDN.com

  • Besma | Curiously Conscious

    This is a really insightful post – thanks Elizabeth. Even as someone who’s been blogging in the niche of healthy living for quite a while now, there’s some advice here that I’ll be taking away with me!

    Besma | Curiously Conscious

  • Rachel

    Such a great post! Never actually thought of these!

    Rachel x

  • Sonam

    This post really helps you to think about everything to consider before and while blogging. Thank you for sharing

    Sonam – http://fashtasticflare.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Dinel

    Thank you for this post. It’s concise and has key aspects when considering blogging as a means of income. I think particularly the last point, you need to be willing to invest time and money (no necessarily a lot) into learning about blogging and related subjects.

  • Hannah Boxall

    this was a very interesting read, I think I am going to wait for my exams to finish before I considering making money from my blog

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  • Jolien

    Thanks for this post. It would be wonderful to make money by doing what I love to do, namely writing. Still, I would like to wait until my blog is a little bit more famous, because I just started my new blog two weeks ago.

  • Samantha Hobson

    The more I learn about blogging, the more excited I get to start. I know I have a long way ahead of me but I take comfort knowing there are posts like this to help me along the way.

  • aNDriea DEnise

    My blog is the one consistent thing in my life! LOL…I’ve got to do better. Thanks for sharing these tips. I haven’t heard of the four things a good blog post should include. That is a good list to check my posts against. I know I started off sounding very academic on a topic that was supposed to be relatable. LOL that didn’t go very well!

  • Jasmine

    Great post! I really loved the point on honing in on the “purpose” of your blog – this will definitely help me going forward when I’m thinking about the content I’m posting and what I want my readers to get out of my blog! Thank you :)

    Jasmine x


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