People always ask me, what do you really gain from blogging, how do you make money, isn’t it just to take pictures and post? that’s not a proper job.
While blogging can be both fun and rewarding, It’s important we look at the misconceptions that circulate the internet.
1. Blogging is easy
This is one of the most common misconceptions and I need people to know that blogging is a job on its own. Only bloggers know the actual struggle of the amount of time, effort that was put into every post. I cant even begin to talk about dressing up on a Saturday, going around looking for perfect backgrounds and changing outfits in cars so you can post three times a week or the late nights editing of photos.
Also how blogging requires a great deal of research, writing and marketing and so much more that goes unnoticed. However if it is your passion then this things comes easy and you will enjoy the process but it is definitely not easy to push myself and content.
2. Your life is perfect
lol! I always tell people, do not envy and wish you had others peoples lives because bloggers are humans as well, you don’t see when we cry, when we are sad and what we are going through.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and I know a few people that are bloggers and are super open and I know we are guilty of showing the most amazing parts of our lives either to inspire or show our creativity but we do have bad days and No one has a perfect life I promise.
3. Bloggers need to get a real job
I have had people tell me, why am I investing so much in blogging and how I should get a proper side job and I tell them I am investing in my future, and blogging is a job. I remember few weeks ago a senior lawyer told me I should better stop ‘that nonsense blogging’ and focus on law lol.
A lot of people do not know that blogging is a job on its own that you can make so much money from, meet a lot of people and get amazing opportunities. Just Google Chiara ferragni, Aimee song and for Nigeria, Linda Ikeji, Sisi Yemi and others.
4 Bloggers Make a lot of Easy Money
Just like any other job, If effort and time is not put into it, then you would not make any single money from blogging. Also for new bloggers, do not start a blog to make money because you will be disappointed real quick. Instead start because you love it and have a voice and money comes afterwards.
5 Bloggers are braggarts and are milloniares
People often assume that bloggers who show case their belongings on their blogs and social media do it for the sake of bragging, which is completely untrue. while we posts nice outfits, places we go to, what we do, we are doing it for the purpose of sharing with our readers and it in no way means we are bragging or millionaires.
I don’t know about others but I share because I want my readers to learn a thing or two, know nice places to visit that are affordable and live an amazing life without breaking the bank.
These are the Five misconceptions about bloggers I think are quite popular.
I know a lot of bloggers can relate to this post in every way.
What misconceptions do you have about bloggers? and for bloggers, what is the weirdest question people ask you about being a blogger?
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