Blogging ranked top career choice for majority of youngsters in the UK, according to national survey. About three quarters of the youngsters participating in the survey revealed that they had tried blogging themselves.
Over 2,348 Brits aged 18-25 were polled as part of an ongoing research into young people’s view on employment and jobs run by VoucherCodePro.uk.
Almost a quarter of the young Britons voted Blogger as future career path.
While 18% of the young people still dream of a career in competitive sports, traditional jobs such as doctor or politician have been ranked third and fourth, downgraded by this newborn profession.
Spokesman George Charles described the results as “really interesting as they show a shift in mentality in the youths of Britain. The fact that blogging is now seen as the top career choice shows the domination of life online to young people. Traditionally medical, office or banking jobs were seen as great jobs to have, but now blogging has taken over.”
But what made blogging rise from an amateurish activity to the most popular career choice? Surprisingly, money, voted by 22% of the respondents, proved only the second reason.
Despite believing blogging could make them an average of £8,500 a month, 3 out of 10 youngsters justified their answer saying that bloggers don’t have to do much work, with an additional 16% considering the job easy.
Marianna Hewitt, whose blog accounts 452k followers, said we have entered the age where bloggers have crossed over from running their own personal site to celebrities running their own personal, successful business.
Fashion bloggers, Youtube and Instagram celebrities are looked up to as role models.
“Young Britons see the likes of these personalities making them good money and think ‘I can do that’. Blogging success doesn’t come instantly, unfortunately.”, says Mr Charles as he reinforces that it is essential to remember that behind the final product shared with the followers, there is years of hard work.
Hewitt’s advice for freelancers is to be active on social media and let people know you are working whatever you are doing. If it is meant to be, something will eventually come about.
By Giulia Stella