Originally Posted by Bricona
I'm hoping, one day, in the far off land that I will make money from being a blogger. However, today, I don't. Someone told me because I don't make money that it's a hobby.
So no matter what career path you take, if you don't make money, does that mean it's a hobby?
Hello Bricona, well your friend is right & wrong. What they informed you is a sort of half truth without the big picture.
If you are Blogging & not making money, one can possibly naively consider that only a mere hobby, as a hobby is typically something you are passionate about and would do for free and it only brings you other pleasures besides revenue & profit. A Business is for profit, remember. It doesn't matter if its blogging or selling food out a truck, you want paying customers.
If you have started this Blog of yours out of true passion & purpose with business intents in mind from the outset, then I would say its a business.
Bricona, Your motive & intention is what determines whether or not if your blogging is a business or not, current revenue / lack of revenue has to be considered as well. If its a business did you create a Business Plan, Marketing Plan, Market Research, ......
P.S. 98.9% of ALL personal blogs / bloggers start out NOT making money (whether its the 1st 2 seconds
online or 1st 2 years online) Every blogger starts out NOT making money.
If you believe in what you do, are passionate, have traffic coming in, and you are feeding the marketplace something they starve for, that blog, no matter its humble beginnings has the framework of an online business and NOT a hobby. IMHO
If you already have lots of people on your blog & not making money, you need to figure out how to convert those people into paying customers to turn that "hobby" into a business which purpose is to earn profits.