I am a big admirer of blogging, and I think it is a pretty legit way of making money for teenagers or students, but I think all this hoopla on Internet is making it appear a lot simpler and easier than what it really is.
Just because you can do it from home, doesn’t makes it the best option for earning a part time income, and you shouldn’t be closing your eyes from a number of money making opportunities in real life. For example working as a babysitter? Especially if you are mature enough and possess the right skills.
There are many reasons why a simple babysitting gig can supersede blogging when it comes to making money, let’s have a look at those reasons.
No matter how good of a writer you’re, and no matter how unique is the theme of your blog … it is supposed to take quite some time before the blog can start generating some income, on the other hand, getting a babysitting job means that you will start earning instantaneously. Whilst a blog can take up to six months before it starts getting good enough traffic and clicks, you’ll already be earning good money from a couple of babysitting jobs during this time.
Talking of the months that a blog can take before it turns into a money making venture, you must know that it’s not only wait, but lots and lots of hard work as well. In the beginning, a blog will take quite some toiling, from setting up a domain to installing a theme, identifying the right keywords to writing posts on regular basis, trying to optimize your blog for search engines to social networking, and all that. Whereas, babysitting doesn’t require any effort apart from the time you will spend in housekeeping or caring for the children.
Don’t let yourself get fooled by the six figures income flaunted by some bloggers who are trying to sell their e-books or some good-for-nothing training courses. Truth is that few blogs manage to reach that level, and a big majority of bloggers aren’t earning anything of significance. Babysitting gigs can pay as much as $17/hour, which is quite good when you compare it with the rates offered on some of those freelancing jobs websites.
Internet is a great place, and you can learn a lot, but there’s nothing that can replace the real world’s experience. All those success stories coming from the World Wide Web doesn’t mean that Internet has taken over the real world. Doesn’t matter how much advancement we see in the technology, Internet will always remain an inferior option? For example, when you’ve completed your studies and you go out looking for a job, very few employers will understand or appreciate your experience as a blogger (unless of course if you were blogging on your respective field). But the point is that it will take a long time before cyber world’s experiences or achievements can be considered equivalent to the real world.
It’s not that you don’t have to worry about anything while working as a babysitter, but the mental stress is far lesser than the stress associated with the blogging. While blogging, you will find your mind continuously stuck at thinking for new topics, your Google rankings, and monetizing, even when you’re away from your PC, which is not the case with babysitting.