So you want to be a full-time blogger?

A full-time blogging gig sounds ideal, doesn't it. Schlepping around in pajamas and slippers, and sipping coffee while aimlessly writing and surfing the Internet. Not many fixed deadlines or stringent requirements for your work, especially if you own the blog.

Before you get lost in dreamland, realize that making a living as a blogger isn't really all it's cracked up to be. Sure, there are those few bloggers who got in early and now make six-figure incomes by publishing a post or two a day. But they're not even close to being the norm. I know..... you're thinking that you'd settle for a modest income from your blog. Beware. Even a modest income is hard to come by on the internet.

Take a look at what these bloggers are making, and ask yourself if it's really that appealing. The big money is nice, but good luck getting there. The little money is where the vast majority of today's bloggers sit. The two mid-range bloggers are making between $30,000 and $60,000 a year from their blogs, but it's clear that it's a lot of hard work. They're working between 40 and 80 hours a week to pull in even that modest income.