As a full-time blog network editor, I know how hard it is to earn a lot of money blogging. I know that Darren (or Darren) or Jason or Jeremy or a host of others would tell you from personal experience that it's possible to make a full-time living via blog publishing. But I also know that they would probably tell you that it's not easy for all people in all circumstances to do.
So how are you supposed to know whether you could become a professional blogger or use blogging to jumpstart your career? Here are five questions - a quick quiz, if you will:
2. How well can you write? ___ (0 to 10 scale; 0 = totally illiterate; 10 = Shakespeare, Hemingway and Steinbeck combined)
3. How fast can you work? ___ (0 to 10 scale; 0 = snail riding a turtle's back; 10 = speed of light)
4. How well can you focus? (0 to 10 scale; 0 = what was the question again?; 10 = focus is my middle name)
5. How fast are your computer and Web connection? (0 to 10 scale; 0 = molasses dripping down a snail on a turtle's back; 10 = puts light speed to shame)
Add up all your answers. If you score 40 or above, you've got hope! (208 means come talk to me right away - there's a job opening for you!)
My point is simply this: The more time you have, the better. The better you can write, the better. The faster you can work ... etc.
What do you think? Is blogging full-time easier or harder than people make it out to be? What are the factors that make getting a blogging job (or using blogging to get a job) easier or harder? I know we have quite a few pro bloggers in this audience and I would love to hear what you think.