Have you been toying with the idea of starting a blog but never actually gotten around to following through with it? Do you feel like you could be doing more with your life? Are you bored with your current job? Well, then this post is for you, my friend.
Here’s some motivation to help you get started.
1. Starting A Blog is Affordable
As time goes on and your blog grows, you’ll most likely need to invest in different tools and softwares to help you sustain your business.
However, in the beginning stages of starting your blog, it’ll cost you next to nothing to run it. If you have the financial means to purchase a cup of coffee once a month, you can definitely afford to start a blog.
And the best part is, is that once your website does outgrow those free tools you’ve been using, you’ll most likely be able to cover the expenses with your blogging income anyways.
2. You’re Free To Work When and How You Want To
This is probably one of the greatest advantages a blogger has: Freedom.
Everything is done on your own terms. I mean, you could work at 10pm on a Sunday in your granny underwear and a nightgown if you really wanted to. Can’t speak from experience though. *laughs nervously*
3. You Can Earn Some Serious Income
Before I became a blogger, I had absolutely no idea how bloggers made money. It was all so much of a mystery to me and I’m sure it still is for many, many people.
Bloggers can monetize their website in several different ways. Some of the most popular forms of earning income include affiliate marketing, sponsorships, product sales (digital and/or physical), coaching, and pay per click ads.
So, whether you’re looking to start a full-time business or a side hustle, there is plenty opportunity to implement different income stream techniques to your website and begin earning the money you want/need.
4. Blogging Improves Your Writing Skills
A huge misconception about blogging is that you need to have some sort of predisposed epic writing abilities.
It used to take me 2-3 days to draft up a 2000 word blog post — no joke. Nowadays, it takes me about 6 hours. I don’t know if this is considered respectable or subpar, but for me, it feels good to see such a massive improvement in my writing abilities.
The point is, is that you don’t need to be an outstanding writer to start blogging because with time and practise your writing will naturally improve.
5. You’ll Learn Something New Every Day
For as long as you blog, you will learn.
You’ll gain knowledge about blogging platforms, blogging tools, business, marketing, time management, HTML + CSS, risk-taking, selling, and everything else in between.
On top of that, you’ll have to create lots and lots of content. And with creating content, usually comes lots and lots of research. So, whether you’re creating a blog post, a sales page, or a digital product, you’ll more than likely have to consult Google to ensure that you’re inputting as much information into your content as you possibly can.
With so much research being done, you’re sure to have continuous learning opportunities thrown your way.
6. You’ll Have a Creative Outlet
Blogging is a fantastic way to unleash any creative potential that has been held inside of you for years.
You could learn that you have a natural aptitude or passion for many different things through blogging, such as graphic design or photography.
There are no limits when it comes to self-discovery and a blog is the perfect way to begin that journey.
7. Blogging Documents How Far You’ve Come
With a blog, you’re essentially recording your experiences, information, or feelings in that precise moment. It documents who you are and where you are in your life.
There’s been so many times I’ve looked back on old blog posts and have literally said “what a tool” whilst reading them. But… that’s the best part. It’s awesome to reminisce on the way you thought and then see the difference and progress of how far you’ve come from then.
Blogging allows you to look back on your years of scattered words and ideas and realize that you are always growing into the individual you had hoped to become.
I know blogging may seem intimidating at first, but it’s the first leap into the unknown that can bring you the most clarity. If you’re ready to finally step outside of your comfort zone and begin reaping the personal, professional, and financial benefits that blogging can bring, follow along my 5 step beginner’s tutorial on how to start a blog to get you moving in the right direction.
And remember — if other people can do it, so can you. 🙂
Love and light as always,