If your blogging gig has been steadily growing, you might be wondering if it is a good time to let the day job go and focus strictly on blogging. Making the decision to quit your day job and focus on blogging is a big one, and it is very intimidating to do. Is it the right time for you? If the items below hold true for you, it very well might be.
The biggest problem with quitting your day job is that you need to be certain you can still provide for yourself and your family. If your lifestyle has grown as your income has grown, you may need to cut back in order to live strictly on your blog revenue. If, however, you have always treated your blogging income as extra, adjustment should be easy so long as the two incomes are close.
If you are trying to balance your day job, family, friends, and blogging, something has to give. Choosing blogging will give you greater flexibility in your time, making it easier to find your balance.
If your audience base is strong and your ideas are solid, it is a good bet to put your faith into blogging. However, you should not make the leap until you have a base of dedicated followers or if you struggle too much to come up with topics. The switch should reduce the stress in your life, not make it worse.
Even if you have the first three items lined up, you need to ask yourself if you will find blogging more rewarding than your day job. If the answer is yes, then what are you waiting for?