Blogging is more popular than ever. A lot of people who hold a blog presence have been developing their activities and found ways to monetise the platform. Earning a few quids here and there from your blog is a lovely touch and makes you feel appreciated as a blogger.
However, you are not ready to call it an income-earning business until you notice significant changes. Turning your blog into a side-hustle business, or even a full-time business, can help you redefine your professional future and financial situation. But, let’s be realistic; not every blog is a sustainable business. Here are some of the tell-tale signs you want to look for before making any decision about your online presence.
You have so many props you need extra storage
A good blogger creates their photoshoots when they publish content about their personal experience. Whether you are promoting an item you believe in or discussing a DIY project, what makes your content valuable is the presence of relatable and high-quality images. In short, every respectable blogger tries to invest in a camera and some decent photo props and equipment. If you do, you also need a secure storage solution for your tools. From a storage booth to an empty garage shed, your blogger’s activities extend well beyond the realm of the laptop.
You have many clients
You may not be able to make a full-time living from your blog, but you might begin to work with clients. When you start making an income from your blog, you begin to develop a list of clients. Your clients are an essential part of what makes a blog sustainable. While you might only have a handful of clients right now, don’t miss the opportunity to establish long-term relationships with them. Recurring clients build long-term success! They also keep you on your toes, because they expect high-quality content every single time. As a blogger, having clients is a little bit like a performer on stage. Your clients look up to you for guidance, but they will also let you know when things are not meeting their expectations.
You’ve been making your business card
Have you been invited to networking events or reached out to businesses recently? Congratulations! You’ve probably prepared in a variety of ways, such as sending some of your best articles ahead, for instance. In face-to-face interactions to promote your blog, you have chosen to rely on typical business tips. You’ve created business cards for your blog. A business card is a good idea: It’s a small window into your world that is designed to appeal to potential clients.
You’ve had to fill up SA return taxes
If you have earned more than £1,000 during any tax year from your blog, you need to fill self-assessment return tax. You may not have to pay any taxes on your blog income if it is below the taxable amount. Your personal allowance is £12,500, which means you don’t have to pay tax on anything below that.
In conclusion, making your blog a side-hustle business is a long-term process. However, if you want to make money from your blogging activities, you have to give yourself the chance to grow. Therefore, investing is adequate equipment, business networking items, and client management can pave the way for your future success. Don’t forget to declare all income to the HMRC, though!