Blogging is a great way to reach out to like minded people, and make some true lifelong friends. For some, blogging is just a hobby that they thoroughly enjoy and for others, it becomes a business that ends up supporting their financial income. But what happens when your blog becomes a business? What steps do you take? Is there anything extra that you need to know? It’s likely that you’ve got a ton of questions, so we’ve compiled a list of FAQs for you to learn from!
How much should I charge clients?
One of the biggest questions that bloggers ask is how much they should be charging their clients. The truth is, there’s no ‘specific amount’ because everyone’s abilities are different. There’s no right or wrong answer to this one, but in general the amount you can charge depends on your DA. The higher your DA, the more you can charge for work completed. Remember to never sell yourself out though, if the money isn’t worth your time then don’t do it.
What should I do about my contact information?
It’s a risky business putting your contact information online because the whole world is able to access it with a few clicks of a button. It’s never a wise idea to put your home address as a form of contact – for obvious reasons. However, if you do want an address for post to do with your blogging business, then it might be an idea to buy a virtual office from https://physicaladdress.com. When it comes to phone numbers, be sure to only include mobile numbers so that you’re not inundated with spam calls on your landline and business can stay at just that.
How will this affect my general life?
Your life will now change now that you’re a business blogger. This is because beforehand, your blog was simply a hobby that you could contribute to as and when you felt like it, whereas now, this is your livelihood. There will be times where you have to sit down and concentrate on your blog and delay playing with the kids but hey – that’s part of business.
What happens if I’m not as successful as I thought?
Some people take the leap and become a full time blogger straight away and for many, it’s worked very well. However, if you’re worried about not being as successful as you thought, it might be a good idea to introduce your blogging business into your current job, just in case you decide it’s not for you.
Is there anyone I can turn to for help?
Of course! There are millions of bloggers around the world who write blogging tips and tricks, and more often than not, they are more than happy to help you along your journey because they’ve been there themselves. Never be afraid to ask because if you don’t ask, you don’t get! Good luck with your blogging business!
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.