Bye Bye Old Job! Welcome Full time blogging - Taislany Gomes

Bye Bye Old Job! Welcome Full time blogging


Post by Taislany Gomes • September 26, 2016 • Lifestyle

Have I really not mentioned that I am now a full-time blogger? I guess the reason why I haven’t really been bragging about it is because I can’t believe it myself.

I remember having casual talks a few weeks ago where I said: “I’m aiming to quit my job and do full-time blogging in a years time”. Little did I know huh? blogging“Doing something towards your goal every single day will help build momentum…”
bloggingHow did I make the decision to quit my full-time, well-paid job? 

I was not passionate about my role so when I had my holiday request rejected to attend LFW I didn’t think twice to say bye-bye to my not so exciting job. It all seemed very sudden (and it was), but it felt so right.

I know what you’re thinking: “It sounds immature and rushed”. Trust me, it was but have you ever felt deep in your soul that it’s time to change and start something new? That’s exactly the feeling I got when I decided to hand in my notice.

Guess what, I have survived! I had the best time at London Fashion Week, met amazing people, attended some pretty awesome events and most importantly… I love what I do!
bloggingWhat helped you making the final decision?

Honestly, it was a tough decision for me to leave my existing career and friends for starting a new career in the blogging field. This was a major decision and I think that having long talks with your family and friends to discuss all the pros and cons of the step you’re about to take is very important. I don’t recommend making big decisions without consulting those who matter to you like, ever!

I have to say that I am extremely blessed to have such supportive people around me. They all told me that it wouldn’t be easy but it will be worth it!bloggingSo, now what?!

Blogging is not an easy task y’all. Maintaining a blog involves many late nights, constant research and a ridiculous amount of networking. But who are we kidding? I knew all of this before I decided to give blogging a try.

I will now use this time to become better, wiser and bring content with quality to you guys. Because let’s not forget that I was only able to quit my job to concentrate on the blog because you guys come and read and engage with my content. bloggingAre you going to do it only for the money?

Hell no! I have never done it just for the money and will never do. It took me a long time to build trust with my readers, there’s no way I would break it just for the money involved. I will continue to choose projects that reflect my interests and that I think you guys will like too.

Money was never the driving factor and it won’t become now. As of now, I just need to work harder, study more and who knows… maybe do a little blog consultancy on the side.bloggingThinking of quitting your job and blog full-time too? Here are my tips:

1. Ask what your friends and family think about your idea.

2. Put your blog as a priority and make sure to commit to it – I mean it!

3. Don’t do it for the money! If you only do it to make money, you won’t have the fuel to keep going.

4. Never get “too comfortable”. Never stop improving. Never stop aiming to be the best you can be.blogging

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  • lailaine vieira silva

    So happy for you! I wish you all the success!!!
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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Aw, thank you so much!!

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  • That’s amazing! You’re gonna do great!
    I’m not a full time blogger, but I wanna become a full time artist and I am walking towards it. Lets see!
    Your post is inspiring!
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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Aw, thank you so much Jess!!

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  • Wow congratulations! That is so awesome! I totally agree about having a genuine passion for your niche. It truly is your “fuel to keep going”. I feel the same way about technical stuff like coding! I could literally talk non stop about it! And I know exactly what you mean about “that feeling”….I can’t wait until my day comes! Congratulations again and all the best!

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Right? I guess when you love something you want to let people know! I’m sure your day is very close Chantal! x

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  • Congratulations dear!! I am so excited for you and to read about your journey! XO, Ellese

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  • So happy to read this dear congrats and well I did the same quit my job to be a full time blogger and don’t regret it so keep it up, following our dreams is the best.

    Love,

    Virgit

    http://www.preppyfashionist.com

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Aw, that’s great to hear babe!!! Success to us!

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  • Congrats on your new job!
    xx
    http://www.glamretrostyle.com/

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  • TAU

    I am glad I came across this. I recently got fired from my job about a week ago. I have been blogging for about 7 years and the company I got fired from I been there for 5 years. I always wanted to do my own thing and take my blog to the next level but restricted myself. Now I am going to pursue it. This post helps and lets me know I am not alone. I plan on taking this article as motivation and encouragement. So thank you.

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    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Hey Tau, thank you so much for sharing! I totally relate, but I’m sure it will all work out for you. I’m so glad I could motivate you to do what you love! Keep me posted on your blogging journey! Lots of love, Taislany x

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  • Trina

    How do you get paid for blogging?

    I wanted to blog but have never figured out how to make anything other than providing a free read for folks.

    Please if you could direct me to an article or website on how to make money blogging, I surely would appreciate it

    Ta

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  • Thanks for inspiring post.
    I wnna to become full time blogger.

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  • Kat

    I’m so happy to hear these stories because it inspires me to try harder with my blog and not feel shy about monetizing it. Thank you!

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  • I am so happy for you, hope you will enjoy as a full time blogger. And also thanks for the tips xoxo

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  • This is something I would love do, I’m not far enough along yet but keeping that vision in mind for the future. Wishing you all the best 🙂

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  • Great inspiration! I hope to get there too one day, but you’re right! All the social media alone that goes with blogging is a full time job.

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  • Congrats on becoming a full-time blogger! So happy for you, excited to see more content x

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  • pia

    oh wow that is amazing! I wish I could reach this point one day!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
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  • How exciting!! Congratulations! xx
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  • This is a great step! Hope you will do it great as always!
    xx,
    Gina // http://www.artsyrunway.com

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  • this is so inspiring!! congratulations!

    http://www.shegoeswear.com – Workwear & Lifestyle blog

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  • Congratulations on becoming a full time blogger! 🙂 xx

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  • Linda!! Todo sucesso do mundo sempre. <3

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  • Good for you! I wish that I had the guts to follow my dreams when I was younger. I love your style and look forward to reading additional posts. Good luck!

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Aw, thank you so much Kenia! Means a lot x

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  • That’s awesome that you took the plunge into full time blogging! It will definitely be worth it. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what amazing things you have in store for this blog!

    TFM BLOG

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  • Wow.. that’s a big and courageous step! Congrats! 🙂

    I hope everything will go awesomely for you! 🙂

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  • So happy to hear you’re able to follow your passions and do what you love! Full-time blogging would be a dream and I hope it happens one day. Its a lot of work but it is more than worth it.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

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  • This is so inspiring! I’m actually going through a similar situation. I despise working in corporate, especially doing the technology work I was doing. I would love to pursue blogging full time and to focus on what will genuinely make me happy, however, I still have to focus on establishing a solid foundation for my blog and my brand to be able to make that happen.

    Aside from me, I wish you the best and I’m sure everything will go smoothly for you 🙂
    <3
    Raven
    http://simplesassysultry.com/myblog/

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Hey Raven, I was in corporate as well but like you said blog needs focus so it really wasn’t working out. It took me 2.5 years to be able to quit my job which proves that it’s all about the right time. I’m sure it will come soon for you.

    Thank you so much for the wishes. Love, Taislany

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  • Congratulations! This is so awesome! As long as you are happy, that is all that matters. I am sure greater things awaits you so I wish you all the best! So exciting and all so inspiring at the same time! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Thank you so much Ann! You’re such a doll!! xx

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  • First of all congratulations dear!! 🙂 I wish you all the success!!!

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Aw, Thanks Adina! Lots of Love x

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  • Zahra

    Wooo well done Taislany! Inspiring post. I have no doubt that you will go far. Beautiful blog and pics 🙂 X

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  • That is awesome! Congrats on the new role. I’m always so envious when I read about people courageous enough to make the leap! You go!

    – Dara || http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Thank you Dara! xoxo

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  • Good for you. It is never easy giving up your job for something that you are passionate about like a blog. However, I have to ask, you say you are not doing it for the money, but surely you are receiving an income from your blog in order to be able to give up your other job.

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    Taislany Gomes

    Taislany Gomes Reply:

    Hey Tam, I have to agree it’s not an easy decision. Blogging has become a full-time job so, I get paid for collaborations and also make some cash by using affiliation platforms. It’s definitely not a huge amount but keeps the blog going. Like I said, I am very lucky to have support from my family otherwise I don’t think I would have quit my job. Hope it clarifies your question.

    Lots of love, Taislany.

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