I’ve been blogging for fun since middle school, but I never in my wildest dreams imagined that one day it would become a career! Blogging full time + being a full-time student is way harder than it looks; it’s a 24-hour-a-day job, which is why you genuinely have to love what you’re doing and be passionate about whatever it is you decide to share with the world.
For a while, I had to balance blogging, creating new content daily, and growing my online presence with a part-time job AND school. It was very stressful, but ultimately I knew it would be worth it since there was nothing else I wanted to do more than be a full-time social media influencer and blogger and grow my brand, “The Full Life by Rachel.” About a year ago, I got to the point where I didn’t need that part-time job because blogging became a full-time job! Running my own business while in school is not an easy route, but it is definitely a rewarding one. Sure, not having a stable income or salary can be stressful at times, but getting income by working with brands you genuinely support and creating content you genuinely love and want to share with the world is the best feeling there is. I wake up every morning with excitement in my heart because I LOVE what I do, and it never feels like work to me!
Starting a blog and online social media presence is overwhelming, which is why I want to share some tips and tricks with you.
How to Start a Blog and Be Consistent With It While in School (or in another full-time job):
Find a creative name for your blog that encompasses the general theme/category that you want to write about.
Hire an inexpensive web and logo designer or simply create your own.
Use other social media platforms to attract people to your blog/website (for example, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).
Plan ahead. Do you want to move your nutrition business online in the future? Do you want to reach a bigger audience? Start to build a brand and online platform that will lead to a solid career in the future.
Keep a monthly calendar. Write down deadlines for blog posts, just as you would for homework assignments.
Stay consistent. Post on social media platforms every day and blog once a week if possible.
Make time! This is the greatest advice I could give. If you truly want to do something, you will find the time. I am the happiest when I fill my life with activities I enjoy, not just school. I actually do better academically when I make time for other things I love, since I am naturally happy and more focused when I sit down to do school work.
Get started. We need more people out there spreading a positive message about nutrition and health! Shine your light: The world needs it.
For more of Rachel's articles, you can visit her website (www.thefulllifebyrachel.com) and follow her on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RachelKatzHealth/). She is also on instagram and twitter @Rachel_Katz