Yes, it really is possible.
Back in 2014 when I first decided to start blogging I had no idea what I was doing. Or in fact, that there was this huge community out there of fellow bloggers enjoying their new online freedom.
Over the first couple of years I saw bloggers gain traction, followers and become huge names in the influencer industry. With achievement though, comes jealousy and naivety with others thinking that they should be entitled to this new found fame.
On the other hand there are those that always go on about how they aspire to be full time bloggers. Those that fail to be full time bloggers and give up. People like me who were on the fence for a little while, went freelance and then decided that I preferred a career away from this part of my life.
So yes, here’s me with a career completely unrelated to blogging and thoroughly enjoying life. Most of the time.
So what do I actually do?
I actually work alongside the construction industry. I sell construction data to companies looking for new projects to work on.
It’s a lot of fun and the people I work with are fantastic plus the job is something I’ve done on and off for almost a decade now so I know it inside out.
Having worked for a company doing this previously, I took a two year break while my husband was recovering from his heart disease, although it’s not going to go anywhere, he’s managing without me as his carer now so that’s good for all of us.
I wasn’t intending on going back to work full time at first, it was just a chance opportunity that I was asked if I’d like a job and I jumped at the chance to get involved in something new and innovative.
Where does that leave blogging?
Well, I’m of course going to continue blogging away. This is my blog and I like writing about the things I’m up to, stuff I’ve tried and places I’ve been. Fingers crossed this’ll include some fun holidays in 2019 now I have a regular pay day again.
I’m also working on a new project. It’s no longer a pipe dream and I’m launching an official construction blog alongside a couple of my colleagues from the company I work at.
It’s early days and the launch isn’t until December but we’ve already had a lot of interest in the blog from products, businesses and key figures in the construction industry that I’m hopeful it’ll be a big success heading into 2019.
So there we have it. A career outside of blogging is entirely possible and you don’t have to blog full time to be successful. I get some amazing opportunities to work with brands through this platform both paid and unpaid so don’t let that deter you.
Do you blog full time or have a completely unrelated career? I’d love to know what you do for a living.
– Emma Allen –
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