There's no doubt that blogging/running a website is one of the most popular activities you can do online. You get to voice your ideas, thoughts, and opinions and share them with the rest of the world, while also improving your writing skills, and connecting with other, similar-minded individuals. You get to write about what you love, and it doesn't get any better than that.
Well, actually, it does get better if you can earn some money in the process. However, while blogging is a lot fun, if you're going to turn into a source of additional income, you're going to have your work cut out for you.
The bad news is, only a small percentage of bloggers and website owners earn huge amounts of money, and most of them are devoted to it and consider it a full-time job. Also, there are those who generate enough revenue for themselves while working part-time in addition to their day jobs. In both cases, it's not something which can happen overnight. It takes time, hard work, lots of trial and error, and patience.
This post originally appeared on Irfan Ahmad's blog.