Copywriting or blogging?

For the past few weeks I’ve immersed myself in blogging. Research, building my blog, messing with coding, moving to my own domain, and more research. I’m experimenting with ads (let me know what you think), writing articles to get more exposure (and traffic), and having a lot of fun.

But I’ve let my copywriting business fall to the wayside.

My original goal with blogging was to increase traffic to, and therefore increase my copywriting clientele.

Then my goal started to move toward professional blogging.

Which is better? I’m not sure there’s one right answer.

I am beginning to believe, though, that I can’t truly be successful with either one until I focus. Being someone who gets bored quickly, it’s probably a good idea to focus on one avenue for a set amount of time (maybe a week), and then switch to the other.

So that will mean that this week’s focus will be on cold emailing and calling, along with the all important follow-up (while I’m working on a couple of projects also).

Got to keep the ball rolling if I want to continue to be a WAHM (and still have a home).

Finally, I invite your input. Let me know how you handle your business, your blog, and your short attention span. I’m sure your comments will help others too. 

6 Responses to “Copywriting or blogging?”

  1. littlemummy says:

    I would try and do both, but your main focus needs to be on whatever makes you money.

    PS I like the affiliate stuff, not so sure about adsense, never made any money on it myself. Reviewme and TLA are good money spinners in my experience.

  2. I am a freelance writer struggling with the same dilemma. So glad I found your site! I find that planning and scheduling my day are the best ways for me to focus on both. I am still having difficulty attracting readers to my site, so I’ve focused a little more on blogging recently. I think the two activities complement each other and help build a client base as well as a reader base.

  3. Theda K. says:

    Hi Angela, thanks for dropping by! It’s always nice to meet a fellow freelancer. I’ll try your suggestion of planning my day so that both businesses receive attention. I’ll be posting some of my hints for increasing readership (as my readership increases). I’m still in the 20’s, but when I see steady growth I’ll know I’m on the right track.

  4. Theda K. says:

    Hi LittleMummy,

    For now copywriting makes me money, but I’ve only been blogging (on my own domain) since mid-April. I’ll have to see where it goes. Are you saying that you like affiliate links in general, or on my site in particular? I’ve cut back. I don’t want to turn people off when I’m still rather small. But maybe I could put a couple of them back up. I tried to put useful stuff up…but for now they’re not making me any money.

  5. Workout Geek says:

    Blogging can make decent coin, but it takes a new site quite a while to work up to a good level. That means you probably shouldn’t quit doing the thing that puts food on the table until that level is reached.

    Good luck with it though.

  6. Michael says:

    It sounds like your hands are very full. Deciding what to do can always be a tough choice. Good luck.