Starting/Owning a blog has been a trendy thing for over 3 years now. Successful bloggers sharing their income report in six figures. Talking about living the dream life of travel and luxury all thanks to blogging.
Though this post is not money centered, I couldn’t agree less that blogging can make you your own boss and give you financial freedom. However, this six figure bloggers didn’t just make it over night. There was a lot of hard work put into it.
Hence this post is going to tell why you should start a blog and how to make the hard work pay within a short period of well managed time.
Here are 10 good reasons why you should start a blog right away
This same reasons are why I decided to start a blog and I am sure it will make you start a blog right away. Don’t worry about how to start, I have a free resource made just for you to help you start from the scratch.
1. Blogging makes you your own boss
When you own a blog, you own a business. Because you invest some money into it and expect to start making little money or a lot as you grow it.
Also as a business owner, you can make a good statement online by creating a blog for your existing business.
It is like renting an empty space. Then you give it a name, design it to your taste, put in the kind of products you want to sell and launch it. Only this time around you are doing it online. so you are the owner of a store. Aren’t you a boss then?
Like wise getting a space is called hosting your blog with a hosting company and giving your store a name is called a domain name. Then you go on designing how you want your blog to look like. Which includes selecting themes and installing the right plugins. You write your first blog post and everyone gets to see what you have to offer.
Every content you create and put out there is original and unique because you made it yourself.
2. Starting a blog is very easy
In 20 minutes your blog can be live on the internet. You just need to get a domain name, a hosting company some few installation on your Cpanel and you are good to go. As I have mentioned earlier I have a free resource to put you through every step of the way.
3. Blogging is a perfect side hustle
A side hustle is something you do to make some more or extra income that is not a full time job. Meaning a side hustle is something that doesn’t affect your full time job and allows you work when you create time for it.
Smile because you just found the best and perfect side hustle. Blogging is not something that needs you to be at it by 7 am and stop by 3 pm. It just needs two hours of your time everyday.
What I like about blogging is you don’t need to put too much of your money into it. As I mentioned earlier owning a blog is like starting your own business and the truth is your blog will make you money faster when you treat it as a business.
If you think it’s impossible well you are wrong. My blog is a side hustle and I run it cheap. You can see how to do it HERE
4. Flexible Schedule
Like I said blogging doesn’t need you to be at it by seven in the morning like a full time job. I am writing this post in my pajamas and will soon be going to bed.
As a blogger you have the advantage of a very flexible schedule. If your free time is at night like me work on your blog, is it in the afternoon before going for a shift work on it or maybe it’s in the early hours of the morning. Work on it.
Make sure you are consistently dedicating time to it and you will definitely see results.
5. No perfect start no perfect blog
There is never a perfect beginning in blogging. There is also no such thing as a perfect blog. All we have are unique blogs owned by individuals putting in a lot of hard work.
When I started this blog it looked like crap, yet I had someone dropping a message telling me they liked how my blog looked. WHAT!
Before I updated my first blog post, it looked like it was written by a 6 year old who does not know what paragraphs are. I didn’t like how it looked later when I improved in my writting. Trust me you get better at this.
People pay for some of those amazing things you see on their blog. At this point you should read Secret Blogging Tips for New Bloggers
6. Increase in Knowledge
Learning is fun but with blogging is a necessity. Like a college test you can’t afford to miss.
Get ready to learn a lot of skills and techniques as a blogger. For your blog to run well you might end up becoming a programmer. LOL! just kidding however I had to learn how to insert HTML codes manually.
What you need to learn is not only in the technical aspect but other things like SEO, email marketing and traffic generating. I mean you have to be on your toes to learn the new stuff.
You would find yourself up and finding what’s trending and what next you should write about. If you didn’t have a thing for social media you better start loving it. Because it’s an amazing source for traffic and you would find yourself learning how it works.
7. Blogging is a mobile Business.
With your phone sitting at the train station waiting for your train, you can get some things done. Like sharing your content on social media. Many are times I would click publish and not have time to share the content on social media. I don’t worry because I can get that done with my phone while on a lunch break.
Where ever your laptop goes and there is internet connection(WiFi) there your blog will be. Your blog is not a static building but a movable one. What ever ends of the world you go. It’s on the internet and you can access it. Lets say it is a mobile office.
8. Your income never remains the same
This is the part everyone wants to know about.
Blogging puts you in control of your income. The more hard work you put into your blog the more your income increase. This month you made $200 and the following you could make $500. No boss can give you such a raise in a short while.
You could be asleep and making money. Yes that’s how it works when it comes to blogging and that’s the reason it is a means for passive income.
From day one you could monetize your blog because there are affiliate programs that accepts new bloggers. Also som ad network could approve you with few page views.
9. So many ways to monetize a blog
Not only can you make a lot of money from blogging but there are a lot of ways to monetize your blog
- Affiliate marketing
- Email Marketing
- Sponsored content
- Product sales
- e-book sales
- Online courses
Above are just the few I can remember at the moment. Along the line you’d discover a lot for yourself. People also make a lot of many from creating blogs and selling them. Sounds like flipping houses. I told you the best way to see good outcomes from your blog is treating it like a business. Which you’ve invested time an money and hope to make some profit out of it.
10. You get to be you
Another thing that got me excited about owning a blog is that I get to share my experience, knowledge and ideas. Putting yourself out there can be scary for sure. You keep thinking if anyone would love what you are writing.
I get that, even after writing so many content I am still not sure if someone would like this blog post.
The good news is someone if not many will love what you have to offer and ask for more.
Just put in your best, create quality and original content and stay unique. It is okay to learn from others however, do not be a copy cat.
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