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Blogging full-time is dangerous

Many of us bloggers blog full-time, which means we have no other job/income. Many others bloggers and earn a living doing other things, which is what all bloggers or self-employed person should be doing. I am all for blogging full-time. I do blog full-time but I do other jobs from home that fetch me money. Blogging full-time is dangerous because work can be so busy and you think you are on the right track. And it can go suddenly quiet for months without any notice. If you are relying on money from your blog to pay your monthly bills and you don’t make anything in a month, what happens?

 

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What full time bloggers don’t tell you

You would be ok for a while if you have some form of savings. Or if you are still living at home with parents or a partner who could help. But if you have none of these, you would be in a bad position. I see many bloggers aspiring to blog full time and it makes me worry because they have no clue what is really going on behind the happy smiles on Instagram. And the fancy life they see “full time bloggers” living all over social media. If most of these “professional bloggers” are honest with their fans, they would tell them how tricky it can be to rely on a blogging income alone. You could make as much as £5000 in good months and as little as £100 or less in really bad months. Bloggers who have been blogging for many years would have experienced both sides of the coin but may not necessarily share that with anyone.

Blogging is hard work but it is so worth it. It is possible to earn a good income from your blog but relying on a blogging income is not advisable. Especially when you have dependants to cater for. I always advise anyone to have at least 8 sources of income. I currently have 7 sources of income and I am working on another source to add to it. One of my sources of income – eBay is more work than it is worth so I am thinking of replacing it with something else.

 

My Sources of Income

My 7 sources of income in other of priority are –

  • Fashion and Style Police – Blog
  • Social media promotions – Social media ads/collaborations
  • Blogger Outreach Services – Working with brands in recruiting bloggers.
  • Freelance Writing – Writing for other websites.
  • How to Cash In as a Blogger eBook- My eBook on blogging.
  • eBay – Selling new and preloved items on eBay.
  • Social Media Management Services – Managing social media platforms for small businesses.

 

 

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I am working on an extra source of income and looking to replace eBay so it is not among my main 8 sources of income. I am hoping to get these done before the end of 2018. If I only relied on my blog income, I would struggle on some months. The blog is still my main source of income and that is one of the reasons why I focus on it. But I won’t risk having only a blog as my only source of income because anything can happen.

My advice to anyone blogging full time or think of going full time is to have other sources of income. Whether a part time job doing something else. Or other working from home gigs. May the forces be with us all!

 

 

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5 Things to look for in a trustworthy online gaming website

Trustworthy gaming websites have certain features that make it easier for clients to identify them. Cases of fraud and online scams are on the rise. That is why you should first identify a legit online gaming website to avoid financial loss. You may review some of the best casinos without deposit requirements online at https://allacasinononline.com/. Your focus should be on gaining money through gaming. That is why you should try as much as possible to minimize the risk of financial loss.

 

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Here are 5 things to look for in a trustworthy online gaming website:

 


  1. Certification

Trustworthy casinos are fully certified. You should watch out for jurisdictional licenses. Casinos operate under jurisdiction. Any genuine casino should show some proof of jurisdiction licenses. In addition, it is important to review security companies regulate casino activities. You may review some of the security companies to see if they control the casino of your choice. More importantly, you should also check with software regulatory companies. Their main role is to ensure the software the casino operates on is fair and random function operates as expected.

 

  1. The brand

There are well-known casinos that operate genuinely and have been in operation for a long period of time. A small research online can help to identify some of the best casinos. Such casinos will accept various mode of payment.  Club world casinos, 32Red PLC AND Rank interactive are some of the leading casinos in the world.

 


  1. Reviews and fan sites

One way through which you can increase the awareness of a product is through reviews. Online reviews also form a basis of marketing any product and service. Potential clients usually check the reviews of a product before they buy it. If you check reviews and visit the fan sites, you can get additional information which will help you to know if a gaming website is genuine or not.

 

  1. Platforms

Most people prefer to play online via smart devices too. Others would prefer to play on their PC. A genuine gaming website optimizes both platforms so that their fans have access to the games easily. They also offer free online versions for players to test any game of their choice first before they download the same. If you are able to access the gaming site via various platforms, then that is a genuine gaming website.

 

  1. Support forums

Any genuine gaming website will have support forums for their clients. Many issues including disputes over game proceeds are resolved through the support forums. The gaming site discussion groups and also review a lot of information regarding a gaming website. Any negative comments and issues and how they are resolved can help you know if a website is genuine or not. You can also network through such support forums. This can easily help you to identify some of the best gaming websites.

If you are an online gaming fan, then identifying the best website should be a priority. The above tips can help you identify some of the best gaming websites. Doing a small research can help you learn more about gaming sites and how to identify the best sites.

 

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