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Basics You Need to Start out as a Professional Blogger

Career / 31 Mar 2020

When we think of work we tend to think of working for someone else. We often think of  roles that we aren’t all too interested in and barely enjoy. We think of work as a chore. But things don’t have to be this way. Why spend a huge portion of your life focusing on something you’re not actually invested in?

Instead, take up the opportunity to do something you genuinely enjoy! There are so many different ways to make money out there! We’ve actually reached a point where you can make money from doing things that you voluntarily do as a pastime. Blogging is just one example of this type of role. If you like blogging, you can go professional and this career path can provide you with a full time income. Here are a few steps you can take to achieve this!

Registering as Self-Employed

The first step you need to take when becoming a professional blogger is to register as self employed. When you’re paid from your work, you’ll be invoicing from clients and will consequently have to calculate and pay your own taxes at the end of the fiscal year. Registering as self employed provides you with a UTR number and will ensure you can complete your return. Generally speaking, it’s best to keep a track of your taxes as you go along, putting money aside from each time you’re paid to ensure you can pay your bill at the end of the year. You don’t want to reach the time to file your tax return and not have the money available to pay it. This behaviour could end in you receiving penalty fines. Of course, taxes can be complicated – especially if you’re not great with numbers. So, you might want to reach out to a competent and qualified accountant to help you with this.

Have All the Support You Need

As well as the support of an accountant, you may need the support of other professionals on hand too. The good news is that you don’t have to take them on as staff. Instead, they can be freelancers. One area you will need support in is IT. If you’re a blogger, you’ll be hugely dependent on your tech working. Having professionals at hand like those at will ensure any problems that may arise will be fixed in next to no time. This will allow you to keep your blog up and running.

An Actual Website

Many people start out blogging on free platforms. But for a professional image, you could do with a proper website. This will ensure that you have a set site people can access your content through. You’ll get a proper URL and you can collaborate with web designers, or use pre-made templates, to give your page the look and feel you’re aiming for.

Sure, these are the bare basics. But they should help to get your blogging career started out on the right foot! These are the first steps towards a career you can truly enjoy, so enjoy them and invest in them!

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