Are bloggers entrepreneurs?
I think business is something which produces something and in return generates some money. Blogging fits that. Post is the product and the advertising money is the revenue.
Now, for us to separate out what we are talking about, let us restrict our discussion to bloggers who has registered a domain, and paid money for hosting. This would obviously eliminate the WordPress and blogger blogs. Because there is no money input element.
Since the blogger has put in an initial amount of money in terms of domain registration and hosting he or she should be qualified as entrepreneur. Now he will be investing his time in reading and researching the relevant material to post on the blog. He will also invest time in search engine optimization to drive traffic and wait for the advertising money to trickle in.
There is an input, process and the output.
Input: Time and money
Process: Reading, researching, re-reading, writing, re-writing, proof reading and commenting.
Output: brand recognition and money (if lucky)
With this whole process my question to you is Is blogger an entrepreneur?
There is also a lurking feeling that they might not be as entrepreneurial like a person who has started up. That feeling comes from the fact that bloggers do not take any risk (like me) to become a full-fledged blogger or take blogging as a career. The only risk they take is the money invested in.
Am I missing something here?
PS : I know there is something called blogtrepreneur but how many of you believe in that?
PPS : The heavy use of He is only understandable. If you are a she then forgive this he. And please don’t say that I am not inclusive because that’s not what inclusiveness means.