Many do not realize that there are two types of blogging: Blogging as a hobby, and blogging as a career. Aside from sharing the same name, these two types of blogging are quite different. They each require different skillsets and different mindsets. Unfortunately, many bloggers have the mentality that if they blog for fun then they can make blogging their career. While this is very true in many cases, this decision could go very wrong, very quickly.
Being a great writer and having experience writing for a blog is absolutely the foundation when hoping to start a career as a blogger. This, however, is not always enough. Maintaining a profitable blog is difficult work and requires constant upkeep. Below are some of the things that will change when you go from blogging for fun to blogging for a profit: