Amit Agarwal today raised a very important question viz. Should You Drop from School & Make Blogging Your Career?
He says and supports the following statement with two reasons.
Frankly speaking, it may not be a very wise decision to leave studies.
And I agree totally with him.
I started blogging over three years back as an experiment and the experiment continues. Today blogging has turned out be a decent revenue stream besides making me a bit known on the web. (you do know me right?)
However, not once has it crossed my mind to make blogging the first and final profession at the cost of your studies.
Some argue that a degree doesn’t count and knowledge matters.
I’m not sure how things work in other countries, but one thing for sure in India, a degree counts and it counts a lot!
The first thing that is looked at when you apply for a job is your qualification, the degree and the rank you got out there. Your knowledge is only tested on the next stage when you go for the personal interview.
You may say, “But, didn’t we talk about taking blogging as a career. What job are you talking about?”
Blogging in India is still in its infancy. It still is hard to make it a regular income source (though some may have succeeded).
At the risk of sounding gloomy, the future is unpredictable. Blogging may be the best career option in the future or it may just not work out. In the event of the latter, you will need some backup plan and at that time the backup plan will be that college degree that you didn’t complete.
Then… well all the best!