The reason you clicked on this post is you are also facing the same problem.
I am a student, and I am a blogger.
Only a student and a blogger (together) can understand how difficult it is to manage both of them together. Our life just goes like Spiderman and superman, two really tiring jobs to do
Actually when you talk about Internet before someone the first thing that strikes his mind is social networking. That’s the influence of social media in our lives and second thing which comes in mind of many people is porn. We will not discuss it here.
So the question is how to change their mentality and point of view so that they don’t disturb you when you blog.
My family was not so convinced with the online style of doing business and making money online they didn’t understood why I blog and why I am so passionate about writing so what I did was followed some steps to convince them and show them that I am not wasting my time on internet.
When it comes to convincing your family, there is one thing I want to say. If you can’t convince you family then stop dreaming because you can’t convince anyone else in this world.
So from my real life experience here is, some working ways to convince your family to let you blog.
1. Pick the right time – create proper environment at your home
Want to finally tell your family that you want to opt blogging as career, tell them that you love blogging more than pursuing engineering or medical studies. Well, directly saying it is not a piece of cake.
What will dad say?
What will be mom’s reaction?
How will the other relatives react on knowing this?
These kinds of questions actually start eating you from inside when your family is already not convinced with the online stuff.
From my experience the first thing you need to do is be patient and start creating environment in your home. Like whenever something related to writing or business comes up then connect the chat with online stuff.
Do you know that a blogger’s income can reach more than any IITian?
Show the income proofs of other bloggers. Let your parents know that ‘blogging’ is an emerging media to make money online.
These type of activities will create positive side of this field on your family and they don’t know that you are just preparing them for the final talk.
Whenever you have time, like during dinner when the whole family is together start discussing about blogging success stories how a guy started working from home and now makes millions from his passion. In my case I used the story of Amit Agarwal from Digital Inspiration.
2. Go hard or go home
Want to be a blogger? Then start working hard on everything except blogging.
It might sound stupid but this strategy really works on your family.
So what if you don’t like to study actually no one does but there is no loss if work hard in this semester and score some good marks and show your family that you are now concentrating towards studies.
Every parent wants their son to be the topper of the class but they don’t understand that there is only one first position.
If you can’t perform well yourself then decrease the marks of your friends and tell them that you got highest marks in your class.
This will tell your family that you are now serious about your studies and your career and you have started to think about your life this time seriously.
3. Show them your dedication
Whenever you work online show them your dedication, just block all the other stuff and start typing but remember when you do so then keep in mind that there should be someone around you who could observer you.
When your family members will that how much dedicated you are towards blogging and you love what you do then I am sure they will take your decision more seriously.
After this just go and tell them what plans you have for your future, if they are still not happy with your decision then there are two things which always work
- Emotional Blackmail
The first three ways worked for me and I didn’t require using the last two methods.
What if your parents still say NO?
Don’t hesitate in telling them about your online dreams so what if they are not so convinced with the online style of doing business they are your family they will not eat you. They will accept and respect your decision if you are happy with what you are doing. And they will be proud of seeing your name in the world’s best bloggers.
- First off, know why they are not letting you to blog.
- Understand that they were brought up differently, they might have misconceptions about online businesses viz scams, frauds etc.
- Be patient. Don’t give up and try again
How do you convince your parents to keep your blogging? Do you have any more tips?