Some gurus out there tell people that blogging is dead, but this is not true; that is why, in this post, I will share ten reasons why you should start a blog.
Can you make money blogging?
This is the question I get every day; the simple answer is yes, you can make a lot of money blogging. I own several blogs, and I make money from them, and I know many people who do full-time blogging.
Ten reasons why you should start a blog.
So here are the reasons why.
1) Income for years to come.
One of the reasons you should create a blog is the possibility of creating an income stream for many years.
If you publish high-quality articles on your blog, they will keep bringing traffic and sales for many years (as long as the information is relevant).
I created a blog three years ago and posted a few articles; I still get sales from it.
2) Cheap to set up.
I had a local store before moving online, to make my business run, I had to rent a store, buy merchandise and stay there all day waiting for customers to come to the store.
The good thing about blogging is that it is very cheap to set up. You can get a domain name and host for less than $1oo per year.
For the domain name, I recommend Namecheap.
For the hosting, I recommend Cloudways.
3) It could replace your job.
When your blog gains traction and makes you some money, the income will increase very quickly.
Depending on where you live, this income can replace the income you get from your job even in less than a year.
Living in Mexico, I was getting around $ 10,000 per year, and having a blog that generated about $900 was enough to replace my income.
If you make more money from your job, say $10,000 per month, your blog may take longer to replace your income.
After reaching this point most people decide to leave their job, I did not leave my job. I like my job.
4) You could work from anywhere.
Another thing I like about blogging is that you can blog from anywhere. Sometimes, I blog from my bed, sometimes at the beach, I go to the library, and when I travel, I write many blog posts during my flight, especially those long haul ( my favorite route is Mexico City-Instabul, which is 12 on the plane).
So, if you are the type of person who likes to travel to work, blogging is for you, and you can start one today.
5) Your blog can explode.
Few people will be reading your blog when you start blogging, but you will attract more visitors as you publish more articles.
As your blog becomes more popular, there is a possibility of your blog exploding. This is what I mean, let say your blog gets 1000 visitors per day and makes you $100, one day you will wake up and your blog will be receiving 10,000 visitors and $1,000, and that will change your life forever.
All you need is one article that will go viral, but it is challenging to predict which one, so keep blogging, and before you know it, your blog will go viral.
6) It is a great community.
When you have a blog you will be able to connect with other bloggers, most bloggers will be more than happy to help you out, you can ask questions and other bloggers will be happy to answer them, you can use your experience and help others.
There are many great blogger communities on the web; go to Facebook and find groups related to blogging, and you will find many of them.
My favorite affiliate/blogging community is Affilorama, and you can join it for free here.
7) Work at your own pace.
When you start a blog, no boss tells you when you should, and no one will force you to blog. You can choose the schedule that suits you.
You can blog every day, every weekend, or whenever you feel like it( I do not recommend it, though).
This will give you flexibility, for example, you can still have a normal job and still run a blog as I did, you can write two posts per day and accelerate your success, the choice is yours.
8) Spend more time with family.
When you start making money from your blog, it can give you the freedom to spend more time with your family.
Since you have time flexibility, you can spend more time having breakfast and dinner with your family, taking your significant other out, traveling, and doing anything to keep your family together.
9) It is a good investment for the future.
Do not get me wrong, starting a successful blog is hard, and it may take a long time before you start seeing any income. Most people quit before reaching the point that the blog will generate them money.
But each article you post in your blog is an investment for the future. Let me put it like this: let’s say that each article you write will make you $1 per day three months from now; if you write one article per day in three months, you should start making at least $100 per day.
So, each article you post on your blog is a future investment.
10) It will open new doors for you.
Blogging is great; your readers will see you as an expert on the topic, companies will contact you for your advice, and you will start getting speaking gigs, book proposals, etc. The limit is not the sky here, and the limit is your imagination.
You have no idea how many companies want you to work with me. Many of them want me to promote their products in my blogs, but one that caught my attention was Resideo, yes, the former Honeywell home, in June last year they contacted me to form part of their digital marketing team, guess how they found me, one of their recruiters read my blog.
Those are my ten reasons why you should start a blog. Do you have a blog? If yes, share your link in the comment section below, and if the answer is no, it is time to create one; here is how to start an affiliate marketing blog.