I’m feeling very down about blogging lately. I love blogging so much, the experiences and amazing stuff it brings but I hate the hassle of having to declare the bit of income I get from it. I never know if I’m doing it right, what I need to save or note down, it’s mental. I really believe this is the sort of stuff they should teach you in school. Being self employed and self made as it were is becoming a more and more popular lifestyle choice. People want to take there life in their own hands and make it what they can. Achieve their goals, dreams and look forward to Monday morning because they enjoy what they do.
Due to personal circumstances I’ve been very on and off blogging this year, I miss it so much when I’m not doing it. But I feel as soon as I started declaring my income and paying tax on it, it made it more real and like a job and I just couldn’t focus on it. I would love to blog/vlog full time with a small online shop as my living but it’s not guaranteed income. You would never know if you will make enough to live on, feed your kids and pay your rent. Obviously excluding people like Zoella who make ridiculous amounts.
I just need to find my love again for blogging, I think when I’m on maternity leave and have had my baby I will want to go back to blogging everyday if I can, I’m sure I will have my hands full. But I want that passion back, I want to enjoy it. I have been wanting to rebrand forever, new name, new website design but again that requires a lot of money. Which I don’t have spare at the moment unfortunately. I think over the next few months before my maternity I will try to rebrand on a budget, and choose my niche. I’m pretty sure it will be lifestyle/parenting mainly.
I’m sure a lot of you feel the same at some point in your blogging career but in the self employment business, you gotta spend money to make money. A lot of people like myself, have rent, bills and food to pay for so you just can’t invest into it as much as you would love to. I hopefully will see my little blog and youtube channel grow. I will try to put a few hours and a few days a week aside to give it a bit of TLC and get to where I want to be. I don’t want to end up like Zoella as amazing as that would be. Just be able to have my blog, channel and as I said a small online shop to sustain me and keep me at home so I can look after my little one I’m expecting and be able to be a full time mum as well. I want to give myself, my partner and my child everything I have and everything I can.
Sorry for the rant/ramble. Please let me know your thoughts on this below I would love to now your views. Hopefully I’m not the only one.