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Can Blogging Be a Career?



can blogging be a career

One question dances around in your mind: can blogging be a career?

Doubt may try to creep into your mind. But excitement, enthusiasm and your dreams win out. Good.

Playing around with this question gives you clarity, focus and that little nudge you need to make a career change.

9-5 employees make the career change to blogging daily. Some people decide to go full time immediately after exiting their job. Other new bloggers take the full time route later on in their blogging careers.

Can Blogging Be a Career?


3 letters.

1 word.

I am an island hopping, full time blogger.

My day today; I moved one village over here in Thailand. I just enjoyed the sweetest pork and rice dish with some sweet, spicy sauce, purchased at the local market.

Thailand agrees with me. I have spent nearly 2 and a half years on and off in the Land of Smiles.

10 years ago I worked a security guard job. Today I am a professional blogger.

My career change has been fun, freeing and fulfilling. I circled the globe for 8 years. My life is a movie.

Ask yourself a few questions before diving in to blogging to give yourself clarity in making a career change.

Do You Enjoy Blogging?

Before choosing blogging as a career you should enjoy blogging.

Blogging success finds bloggers focused on their dreams, and their success.

Focusing on success becomes easy if you enjoy the blogging ride.

Check out this little guy I saw in Thailand.

I blogged for a few hours today. Every hour felt like play. Why? I love my blogging gig.

Success finds passionate bloggers who enjoy the ride.

Are You Aware of the Many Moving Parts?

Blogging as a career requires you to be a:

  • writer
  • networker
  • SEO pro
  • skilled entrepreneur

Be aware of the hats you will wear as a blogging pro.

I love playing different roles as a full time blogger. I feel almost like an actor on stage.

Even though I am genuine in all I do it feels fun to play the role of an SEO blogging pro one minute then blog commenting champion the following minute. Invest in my one of a kind blog commenting eBook to comment effectively.

One moment I teach bloggers how to monetize. The next moment I am learning how to become a more empowered entrepreneur.

Know your roles to dive into blogging from a clear, confident energy.

Be Prepared to Make a Financial Investment

Any blogger can make a minimal financial investment to begin blogging effectively.

Be aware; you pay up to play up as you scale.

New bloggers on a blogging career path can usually get by on inexpensive hosting. But you will need to invest in a blogging course and eBook in addition to investing in a premium theme to make wise career choices.

As your blog grows you need to invest in premium hosting or a VPS to handle your exponentially increasing blog traffic. I have a VPS to handle my 44,000 and ever increasing web visitors monthly.

Career bloggers know; invest money to do blogging right and to make more money. Expect to invest less than an offline business but be ready to circulate money to do blogging right.

Leave Your Employee Thinking Behind

No check waits for you every Thursday.

But you can take off whenever you want to.

I recall having 5 days of vacation as a security guard some 11 years ago.

Now I circle the globe and change time zones like most people change their minds.

I had to take initiative. I also rode out some bumps. Putting in significant energy was also a big factor in my success.

No ceiling for my salary. Plus I vacation in places like Fiji, Bali and Costa Rica.

Fun, freedom and relaxation greet me daily.

I shifted from thinking like an employee to thinking like an entrepreneur to facilitate this career change.

Blogging is a fun career choice for anyone willing to shift from thinking like an employee to thinking like an entrepreneur.

Blogging Is All Mindset

Like everything in life, where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Bloggers whose strong minds focus on success see success quickly compared to the rest of the world, because they are in the moment, versus time. Focus on an idea and feeling to allow the idea and feeling to come into form.

Choosing blogging as a career requires you to paint a vivid mental picture of yourself succeeding as a full time blogger.

Begin with the end in mind.

I doubled down on painting my vision in detail recently to see sweet Google success and a nice traffic and profits increase.

As within, so without.

Focus on keeping things positive to make your career change. Negative people mired in a 9-5 gig or your own doubting, negative limiting beliefs may try to warn you against being a pro blogger.

Work on your mental muscle. Meditate, do deep yin yoga and relax your focus, to expand your awareness and to be committed to success and to living your dreams.

How you think, feel and act determines your level of blogging success.

Be prepared to shift your focus regularly to shift your life from your current career to a blogging career.

Go for it

Go for it.

Blogging is a fabulous, fun, freeing and fulfilling career choice.

This is not a 9-5 job.

Having the freedom of working when you want to from anywhere on earth is worth the energy and intent you put into blogging.

I have lived a spectacular life through this magical medium.

Become a blogger.

Make an empowering career choice.


Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He's a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. Ryan can help you become a full time blogger with his course.

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  1. Vishwajeet Kumar

    May 8, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Hello Ryan,

    Blogging is becoming very popular. It is the best way to live a digital nomad life by helping others with your knowledge and expertise. You are really doing great. Thanks for this amazing post.

  2. Emenike Emmanuel

    May 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for sharing Ryan.

    To me, blogging is a full-time career. Most people struggle in blogging because they come into it with employee mindset. This is purely a business. One thing every business has in common is that it takes time ti grow.

    I love how you travel the world.


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Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice



I retired to a life of travel through blogging.

Do you want to travel the world through blogging?

Invest in my blogging eBook.

My eBook lays out simple, step by step tips to follow for you to travel the world through blogging.

I know how to do it. I teach you how to do it. Easy. Simple. Smart, too; you ask a blogger who lives their dreams for blogging advice on how to live your dreams.

Imagine if you asked people from a blogging tips themed Facebook Group about how to travel the world through blogging? Who are these people? Do these bloggers know specifically how to retire to a life of travel through blogging? Have these bloggers written eBooks and created courses on the topic? Have they lived their dreams?

What ensures said bloggers offer good advice?

Do many of these bloggers offer terrible advice?

Are many of these bloggers experienced, skilled, knowledgeable bloggers, being tops in their niche, like me?

Most bloggers mean well. Some bloggers offer solid advice.

But many bloggers offer terrible advice to struggling new bloggers who follow terrible advice and all of them struggle horribly, following bad advice from bloggers who only know how to fail, versus knowing how to succeed.

Be careful who you trust.

How to Get the Best Blogging Advice on Earth

Follow the top blogging tips bloggers.

Invest money in their courses.

Hire them to coach you.

The best blogging advice on earth flows through premium blogging products and services created by the top bloggers on earth.

100% of the time, following this advice leads to success. Fool proof way to get only good advice because pros teach folks how to be pros.

The only reason why you’d get bad blogging advice is if you follow anybody other than the top blogging tips bloggers on earth.

Beware Free Advice Because it is Often Cheap

Free advice sites like Quora and Facebook Groups require no vetting.

Any blogger can offer terrible advice.

This was from my trip to Fiji.

Beware trusting advice from these spots; well-meaning bloggers often guarantee your struggles by offering failing, inexperienced, terrible advice.

Vet Bloggers Who Offer Advice

Gaurav Kumar offered excellent advice via a comment responding to my live Facebook Broadcast.

If you wanted to vet his advice, checking his Facebook profile and clicking on his eAskme blog link immediately proves he is a top blogger who offers sensational advice for succeeding.

Following blogs, investing in eBooks and hiring bloggers by scanning their blogs is the easiest way to:

  • vet advice
  • trust advice
  • get awesome advice
  • accelerate your blogging success

Research bloggers who offer advice on free forums. Some genuinely offer success-promoting advice through their blogs. Trust said bloggers.

If you click through to see no blog, or a blog hosted on a free platform, or thin, weak content, beware these red flags.

Follow advice only from top bloggers who put their advice in action and succeed from an abundant, generous, calm, confident vibe.

Go to the Top

Follow only the top blogging tips bloggers on earth to get the best blogging tips and to accelerate your blogging success.

Matthew Loomis at Build Your Own Blog offers success-promoting advice. Follow him. Hire him. Succeed.

Why spend hours asking for advice from folks who may or may not have any idea what they are talking about?

Go to the top.

Google popular search terms, vet guest posters on Blogging Tips, follow the best, get the best advice on earth, use the advice, succeed.

Blogging gets easier and easier when you only follow the top bloggers on earth and invest in their premium offerings because getting the best advice from the best bloggers positions you to be the best.

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What Does Your Blog Need?



I wrote an eBook explaining what your blog needs:

6 Things Your Blog Needs Today

Success finds bloggers who cover all bases.

If you need nothing and feel your blog needs nothing, you succeed and live your wildest dreams.

Successful bloggers know adding the right elements to blogs and beginning blogs the right way accelerates your success. Plus it feels good to begin blogging intelligently.

What does your blog need?

1: Domain and Hosting

Invest in a domain and hosting.

Accelerate your blogging success.

Domain names make you stand out.

Observe how Pat Flynn invested in Smart Passive Income.

Of course you know immediately; the blogger covers smart passive income. Passive income seekers know the resource because Pat bought a domain name.

He also invested in hosting to ensure he owned his blog.

Take this step to control:

  • branding
  • income potential
  • blog voice

Own your site. You need to own your blog to be in control of your blogging campaign.

2: Premium Theme

Invest money in a premium theme.

Stand out from the crowd.

Circulating money on a premium, eye-catching, clear theme emits a professional, impressive, powerful message.

This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.

Readers see you are a serious, successful or success-seeking, blogger. Of course you gain trust and grow your readership quickly by investing money in a premium theme.

Why do you need a premium theme? Would you trust a blogger who uses a cheap-looking, heavy, non-professional theme? If someone cannot afford to invest $60 in a premium theme you better not trust their advice, their insight and their sharing. Why? Serious, skilled bloggers never allow $60 to dictate their life’s direction and failing, struggling, unskilled bloggers make the foolish decision to not chase their dreams over $60.

3: Content

Content drives blogs.

Your blog needs content to:

  • prove you know your stuff
  • spread your presence online
  • inspire readers to follow you
  • inspire readers to trust you

Visit Blogging From Paradise.

Look around for a few minutes. Read 3 of my recent posts. Do you see why content drives the blogging engine?

Imagine if you saw only 1 blog post. Every blogger begins somewhere but publishing helpful content from a generous, success-focused energy distances you from most bloggers in your niche.

Imagine seeing 1 to 5 blog posts on a blog. Good introduction no doubt.

Imagine seeing 50 to 100 blog posts on a blog. Massive impact.

Focus less on post numbers and more on being generous with time and talents. Content just shows off what you know.

As folks see you know your stuff thru your volume of helpful posts you begin to:

  • increase traffic
  • boost your blogging profits
  • expand your presence
  • increase brand awareness
  • help more folks
  • make a big impact in your niche

Content makes everything grow.

Publish content on the regular to become a successful blogger.

Focus on Your Dreams

Concentrate on your dreams from a relaxed, chill energy.

You need dreams to feel the calm, detached confidence of bloggers who invest in:

See your blogging wins now. You succeed now. Own it.

Feel good about your blogging career. You are rocking it out.

Succeed, being the blogger who covers all blogging needs.

Bonus Need

Invest in a blogging course.

Your blog – and you – need a blogging blueprint to follow in order to succeed from a calm, confident, orderly, relaxed energy.

Blog like a success.

Learn from the best to become a successful blogger.

Courses just give you a structure for learning in the proper format.

Imagine sitting down in a classroom to learn disciplines from a professor.

You do the same thing through a blogging course.

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How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?



I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:

6 Life Lessons I Learned from Nasty Critics

As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.

No blogger avoids criticism.

Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.

Picture This

Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.

Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.

Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.

Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.

Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).

I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.

In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:

How to Turn Harsh Blogging Criticism into Sweet Blogging Profits: 11 Tips

Observe the product page.

I profit through an:

  • eBook version
  • audio book version
  • paperback version
  • mass market paperback version

of the topic.

I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.

How can you convert criticism into coin?

Follow these tips.

Breathe Deeply and Relax

Most humans:

  • fight criticism
  • feel the sting of criticism
  • feel embarrassed about being criticized
  • fight critics
  • go into a shell after being criticized

Breathe deep. Relax.

Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.

Release said energies.

Be calm, confident and poised.

Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.

Gain Clarity

Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.

100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.

Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.

I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.

Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.

Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.

If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.

Convert Criticism into Tangible Products

Turn hate into create.

Convert criticism into tangible profits.

Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.

Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.

Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.

Add a price tag.


See Problems and Profit in Projection

I create:

  • blog posts
  • guest posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

based on critical projections bandied about by critics.

Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.

If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.

Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation

Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.

What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?

Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.

Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics

Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.

Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.

I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.

Starve lower energies.

Make room for higher energies.

Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.


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