It’s never been easier to start a blog and blogging business than it is today. If you wanted to, you could blog from the comfort of your bed without even getting dressed. But does where you blog from have an impact on your business’s potential?
I thought I would go through a few of the opportunities that might be available to you that you may not have considered – and how they could have a significant impact on your career in the blogging business. Let’s take a closer look.
1. At home
Blogging from the comfort of your own home is a popular choice, for fairly obvious reasons. It’s cheap, convenient, and you can work your blogging around your lifestyle at a moment’s notice. There are downsides, however. If you plan on expanding your writing skills and ‘renting’ yourself out as a blog writer for other businesses, some might seem your home working as unprofessional. It’s also difficult to manage your time. If you have young children, for example, or any other distractions, it can be hard to keep focused.
2. A home office
One way you can stop homelife distractions affecting your work is to create an office space. It could be a spare room – or even a custom-built garden shed. Having an office is a great way to separate your home and work life, and also gives you a chance to impose rules – on yourself and your family. For example, when your door is shut, you are not to be disturbed by anyone in your family. But having an office also takes you away from other distractions such as the TV, phone, or knocks on the door.
3. A coworking space
Another option for bloggers who want to start taking their business a lot more seriously than they do right now is to seek out coworking spaces. There are plenty of these types of spaces opening up in many different cities, and they are a cost-effective way of getting a professional business address. But, as www.hoxtonmix.com.com points out, setting up in a shared office, coworking space isn’t just about getting a professional address. It also gives you access to a community of like-minded others and can help you find inspiration, assistance and maybe even some new business ideas.
4. A business office
Do bloggers really need a professional office? The reality for most bloggers is that no, they certainly don’t. Renting out a room is expensive and brings massive overheads into play, which you may not be able to afford. However, if you are serious about your profession then having a business office can be a great way of distinguishing yourself – and bringing in a lot more business opportunities.
5. On the move
Finally, there are plenty of travel bloggers that make a great living while seeing the world. In fact, as http://thetravelista.net/ points out, their blogs have become so profitable and well read that it is possible to fund world travel – permanently – and allow a comfortable, nomadic lifestyle.
So, the big question for you today is – where do you blog from? And where do you see yourself blogging from in years to come? Let me know your dreams in the comments section below!