Blogger As A Job, Why Not?

Work & Finance

2015 is the year where a lot of new bloggers appear. From fashion bloggers, beauty bloggers, travel bloggers, and many more. Actually, bloggers existed in the late 90s. And now it’s become one of the most popular profession. Some of you might still have no idea about blogger worlds. What’s a blogger? Where they get the money? And here are few things about blogger that you should know.

 

What is blogger?

Blogger is a person who writes blog. According to wikipedia, blog is a information that published to world wide web (www) and appear as reversed chronological order (latest post appear first). Basically, you can say a blog is like a diary, but different because it’s online. There are many types of blog, such as personal blog, group blog, corporate blog, microblogging (ex: Twitter). Blog also have genres, from political, beauty, fashion, DIY, and still a lot more.

Benefits of blogging

Though this kind of working requires typing and writing skills, blogging also have some benefits. From blogging, you can be more creative, improve your writing skill, get more connections, express yourself, and get extra money or may be your main job. Interested to be a blogger?

Top Indonesian bloggers

From thousands of bloggers out there in Indonesia, The It Girl have some favorite blogs that we think is really inspiring and creative. Let’s check our faves out.

1. Diana Rikasari

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2.  Anak jajan

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3. Living Loving

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4. Lucedale

5. Alodita

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Top International bloggers

Beside Indonesian bloggers, we also have some international favorites. We think these bloggers are the role model for most bloggers in the world because they’re super unique and creative. Here are some of our favorites.

 

1. Gary pepper girl

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2. Cupcakes and Cashmere

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3. Essie button

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4. Lovely Indeed

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5. Zanita

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How they get money from blogging?

You can’t expect a lot of money when you just started blogging. Some famous bloggers, like Cupcakes and Cashmere or Zanita admitted that they had phase when no one read their blog, no comments, but they kept blogging consistently until they become extremely popular. Most of bloggers get income from sponsored posts, ads, endorsement, and others. Patience really needed on blogging. Blogger Chiara Ferragni, founder of The Blonde Salad, is a blogger with huge income, around $8 million dollars per year! Also, Harvard University created fashion blogger case study about The Blonde Salad. Being a blogger can be very profitable!

So.. You wanna be a blogger?

After reading this article, some of you might get inspired to be a blogger. But too confused where to start, read these tips to be a blogger.

  1. Choose a topic. There are many choices, like lifestyle, fashion, beauty, design, DIY and many more. Choose that matches your passion.
  2. Pick a name for your blog. This stage might little bit stressing. Pick a name that suit your topic and characteristics. For tips on choosing a blog name, you can read the guide to choosing a blog name you won’t regret.
  3. After you get a blog name, then create a domain and hosting for your blog. You can sign up free blog on Blogger or WordPress. Benefits of blogger and wordpress is forever free but you get limited features. If you want a fancy blog, you can hire a graphic designer and programmer to create blog like what you want. Create a moodboard might help you to find your style!
  4. Write posts! Yay, when you finished creating a blog, don’t forget to write posts on your blog!

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Image source: Diana RikasariAnak jajanLucedaleAloditaGary pepper girlCupcakes and CashmereEssie buttonLovely IndeedZanita, Living Loving.

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Winny Irmarooke

Co-Founder & Editor