Do Not Quit Your Job Right After Reading This Article

May 25th, 2008 Posted in Entrepreneurship & Self Growth

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The post you are about to read is the first in a four-part series. Let me give you the subtitles of these four posts:

  1. Do Not Quit Your Job Right After Reading This Article
  2. Can Anyone Make A Living Blogging?
  3. What Is A Dot Com Lifestyle?
  4. What You Need To Become A Successful Blogger?

Part Four is where it gets very interesting. I asked some celebrity bloggers (including Darren Rowse and Steve Pavlina) to answer the following question: What You Need to Become a Successful Blogger? I will be presenting the perspectives these bloggers provided for A Dawn Journal readers. If this is your first time here, you might want to Subscribe to the RSS Feed. Thank you for reading.
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Can Anyone Make A Living Blogging?

Part 1 – Do Not Quit Your Job Right After Reading This Article

Warning: Do not quit you job right after reading this article. Do quit once your entrepreneurship starts making more money than your 9 – 5 paycheque.

We all know that successful blogs or websites can make tremendous amounts of money.

Here’s a list of sites that are making loads of money.

Boing Boing

Makes over $1 million a year.

Mashable

This technology blog makes roughly $165,000 a month.

Darren Rowse

Estimated earnings between $120,000 to $1,200,000. He pioneered moneymaking techniques in blogging.

Steve Pavlina

Personal Development Guru. He makes $480,000 annually from blogging activities.

Plenty of Fish

Markus Frind, a Canadian, makes $5 to $10 million a year from this free dating site.

Ashley Qualls

Seventeen year old high school dropout makes $75,000 a month from her website.

The list goes on. If you are interested in finding out more about how much money webmasters/bloggers make – check out Paula’s list of blogger salaries.

After successfully running my two websites (www.adawnjournal.com and www.adawn.net) for more than a year, I have come to the conclusion that the Internet opens up endless possibilities and diverse opportunities to make money from blogging and Internet businesses. Although I have an idea of how Internet businesses work, I am not going to talk about it simply because I do not own and am not planning to start any one anytime soon. Today, I am going to discuss whether it is possible for anyone to make a living blogging.

Part 2 – Can Anyone Make A Living Blogging?

Yes, anyone can do this. In order to live a dot com lifestyle, you need to have a few things, and I am coming to that. I know what you are thinking … if this is so easy, why isn’t everyone doing it? I think the simple answer is because we are programmed to think inside the box, i.e. work the traditional 9 to 5 job for your whole life and retire when you are old. Also, most of us don’t even think to try something different. If you gather 100 people and tell them that they can make a living blogging, you might get only 1 to give it a try. The other 99 might dismiss it with the assumption that that this it is too good to be true and that it’s not achievable for them. We are often afraid to try something new and unwilling to leave our traditional comfort zone. Those who are not afraid to try something new, and have determination, confidence, and belief in themselves can make a living blogging.

To Be Continued …

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