Can you make money blogging?

There is a certain appeal to blogging for money. It’s a dream for some; start writing about your past time or hobby, gain a massive following online and quit your day job to work out of your home office for a few hours a day. Generally it’s the dream of independent income doing something that you love and having extra time to pursue other interests; more money, more time, less stress. That’s the misconception, or perhaps the pipe dream fostered by high profile success cases. And there are high profile cases where people have succeeded and made blogging their main income source, enjoying the fame and fortune of the successful. The problem is that this isn’t everyone. The average blogger probably won’t become that ultra-successful case study. However, the simple answer to the question of ‘can you make money blogging?’ is a resounding yes, but with some caveats.