This is for all the entrepreneurs, small full-time bloggers, freelance bloggers (if that’s a thing), and anybody who is working to make it big on YouTube or any social media. I’m at this point where I want to devote full time to my blog because I really believe I can make it work and I also want to start a small business. However, I’m currently working a full time job which offers me good pay and benefits.
Here’s my struggle. The more I work this job I’m realizing that I’m not someone who’s comfortable working an 8-5, behind a desk, away from the whole world. I enjoyed working in retail because I had so much interaction with so many different people. I also loved the fact that every time I went to work it felt like I was going to my second home. I enjoyed not working a full day because I could work my other job and work on my blog.
Now I have so many ideas of what I want to do with my blog! I want to start so many different series’, I want to record certain videos, I have so many posts I want to do, but I just don’t have the time. When I get home the sun is already gone, so I don’t have the lighting to take the pictures or record any videos. I also use the time between after dinner and before I go to sleep to watch my boyfriend play this computer game. I like to watch him because it’s my way of supporting him and it can be entertaining. You may be wondering: “What about the weekends?” Good question. Saturdays are designated boyfriend days – I don’t get to see him much since we live far from each other. Sundays are designated for church, errands, and football (during season). On Sundays I don’t get home till about 3 PM or later. That’s when I use most of the time to get one or two articles finished. Then I go to sleep early to begin my next week of work.
When I got into my major I began to learn more about corporate the more I knew I didn’t want to work for a big corporate company, especially when it comes to marketing. But, this was a job and I the opportunity came at the right time.
I don’t want to make it seem like I’m not grateful for the blessing God had given me (this job), I am grateful that I had been given this opportunity when I really needed it. However, I feel like it just showed me how passionate I am about blogging and how badly I want to start my small business and do a whole bunch of other things.
So here’s my question to all of you entrepreneurs, bloggers, freelance writers, etc.: Is it worth it? Is it worth barely being able to pay your bills to follow your passion? Is it worth stepping away from security and taking a chance on the unknown?
I’ve been struggling to picture myself at an 8-5 for the longest time and I even worried about myself during my junior year in college because I just didn’t know what I was going to do. Here I am, with a major in business management, but I don’t like corporate and I don’t like sitting behind a desk.
The only reason why I haven’t quit or walked away is because I recently bought a new car and I’m financing it, I have to pay insurance, and on top of that I pay for basically everything I need (besides housing – I still live with my parents). I’m 90% sure that I would be able to survive off of what I make at my second job and to be honest, a part of me really wants to go back into retail. I’m just stuck at a crossroads.
I need help and I need input on this. Am I just foolish and naive? Is my passion really enough to make it a success?
If you have any input on this I’d love hear it because I want some serious feedback. If you have started out like a small, teeny-weeny little blogger like me, I’d also love to know how you were able to grow your blog and how you created the opportunities for yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I do hope to see your input!