I started my blog about 4 years ago as an outlet for creativity. I was a nursing and healthcare management major in college who was blisteringly miserable that found comfort in photography, relatable quotes and writing.
Then the worst thing happened. I got fired. Not once, not twice, but three times. All for the same reason – because I had a blog. Nowadays, brands would use that to their advantage and hire bloggers. Before, it wasn’t looked at in that same light.
My fiancee told me to stop looking for a job. He told me to focus on my blog, full time and go into it full throttle. Go big or go home, right?
I would sneak in time to apply for jobs on craigslist in between writing blogposts. I didn’t believe in my work enough to even begin to think it would make a living for me, full time.
But it proved me wrong and. Here’s how:
Look at your blog as a business and treat it like one. The only way for it to flourish and financially stabilize is if you make into a professional brand with structure and discipline.