In the past few years, blogging has taken the internet by storm. Many people have moved from their boring corporate jobs to the blogging world that gives them financial as well as time independence.
What Does a Blogger do?
A blogger writes on a topic that fascinates him the most. The topic could be on tech, money, lifestyle, home improvement, parenting, recipe, natural living, environment, a stock market, travel, health and fitness, survival, DIY, crafts, blogging, etc.
You need not be an expert in a niche. If you know about the topic or have a desire to learn more about, you can start blogging on it. As time will pass, you will get to know more about it from your own learning or from the experts in this niche.
Most people are not good at writing. Even I am not that good too. However, as you write more and more about topics, you feel confident and poised to write more on it.
How do Bloggers Make Money?
Bloggers make money via 5 main ways: Advertisements, Affiliates, Services, Products and Sponsorships.
Most beginners start with ads. Affiliates are the topmost choice for everyone to make a good amount of income.
Later when you have an established blog, you can start selling own courses or products. This happens when people trust you and in your products and services that you recommend to them. It is not an easy task though.
You can try any combination of these methods to surpass $10K per month easily and that too passively. If you want to try out blogging too, here are 10 powerful reasons to start blogging today:
You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
10 Reasons to Start Your Blog Today
1. Freedom and flexibility
Freedom is what we all badly want. Freedom to make our own decisions. Freedom to do whatever we want. Freedom to travel anywhere whenever we want. This is where blogging does stand out. It gives you the opportunity to design your own flexible schedule and make your own decisions. Unlike your day job where you have to take orders from seniors to do things in a certain way in which you don’t have any interest, blogging makes your life much easier.
I simply love flexible schedules. Unlike other jobs that require you to be there at a fixed time in the morning, blogging gives you an added advantage of going flexible. Like, I can work from remote locations, set my own timelines and work with my team remotely. No need to show up at the office and punch my card to mark my attendance. No boring meetings during the day and no nonsense powerpoint presentations.
2. Earn more than day job
Blogging for me is more than a passion or a hobby. It has helped to come out of debt and pay loans that could have taken another at-least 5-10 years had I not been involved in blogging. Not only I am without debt now, but it has also helped me to spend more time with my family and kids.
Unlike your day job that gives you a fixed income per month, blogging has no limit. People are making about 10-20X times of their usual day jobs and that too with financial and time freedom. If you are stuck in a shit job that doesn’t interest you anymore, just try out blogging and you never know if it could turn gold for you as it has done for so many people.
3. Travel anywhere, anytime
Who doesn’t love traveling? I do love it. Blogging has helped me to pursue my dream of visiting different countries and meeting different people. Not many people get this opportunity to travel after every one or a couple of months. Why does a soul-sucking job that gives you paid vacation just twice a year?
Do you want to wait until retirement to see other parts of the world? Enter blogging here. Blogging gives you ample opportunities to make use of time and travel whenever you like.
In fact, it allows you to work even remotely so you don’t have to worry about your work being impacted. The big bonus that comes with blogging is that it allows you to travel and work simultaneously.
4. Chance to pursue your dreams
We all have some dream down in our heart to pursue something for which we are very passionate. Unfortunately, most of us are not living our dreams. We are living our fears.
Blogging gives you an added advantage of starting it as a side business and grows it side by side until it gives you enough money on a consistent basis to leave your day job. Even I too started blogging while doing my day job. I used to work at late nights from home, during lunchtime in office and was completely focused on becoming a blogger one day.
Today, my blogs earn enough money and I have gained financial independence.
Again, all that glitters is not gold. Blogging is in no way an easy task. With so many bloggers out there, it is indeed competitive. But then, if you have that zeal inside you and have a clear strategy in mind as to how to go ahead, you must take a chance to pursue your dream.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong Focus on what could go right
5. Its more like a challenge
Income doesn’t come easily from blogging. I always say this again and again just to make sure that I am not giving you a rosy picture about blogging. It requires a bit of investment, a lot of hard work and an immense amount of patience.
10 things that I haven’t told you so far about my first few years of blogging:
- I failed at my very first experiment with blogging
- I hired writers for my blog who handed over copied content to me
- I took courses that were not valuable. Ended spending a lot of money on wasted products
- I sacrificed my family time to work on my online business
- I quit my social life to pursue my dream
- I earned my first cheque from online income after 7 long months
- I spent more than what I earned in my first year of blogging
- I reduced my sleeping hours by a couple of hours every day
- I used to sit on my laptop for more than 14 hours a day to make my blog grow and succeed
I am not saying all this to bring your confidence level down. It just that blogging is not like a walk in the park.
The most fascinating thing about blogging is that once your blog starts producing revenue on a consistent basis; it becomes sort of a passive income for you.
Keep on challenging yourself by setting up a higher limit for yourself. You need to work on bit and bytes and interesting things start happening when your blog starts receiving quality traffic.
6. Be your own Boss!!!
Blogging allows you to design your own schedule, set up your own tasks and work towards your dream. You are responsible for how much you earn in a month. Many bloggers earn more than $100K per month.
You need to put in a lot of hard work and sweat it out to earn the reward.
Remember, blogging is not an easy task at all especially for beginners. It requires a large amount of patience. You cannot expect to make a profit within a few months of launching a blog.
However, once it starts generating revenue, it becomes more like a passive income for you. You can work on weekends and take off on weekdays. Therefore, time freedom is there. There is absolutely no limit to how much you can earn. Hence, it guarantees financial freedom too.
The desire to live on your own terms makes it such a lucrative career option.
7. Low investment business
Unlike other businesses that require a huge upfront investment, blogging can be started $3.95 per month. This price is less than what you pay for a coffee @ Starbucks.
The only thing is that you have to pay for 36 months upfront and then you are ready to rock and roll. Blogging requires other tools and services also but they are optional. The only thing that is required for making the blog live is blog hosting.
8. Easily scalable
Blogging is easily scalable. All you need to do is make your first blog a success and then you can use that blog growth to grow more blogs. Many bloggers start with just one blog. Once it starts producing revenue on a consistent basis, it works like a passive income and requires a little amount of your time. Moreover, you can delegate day-to-day tasks to a VA (Virtual Assistant).
Once you have enough bandwidth in your hand, you can start another blog and start spending time and money on it and grow it like your first blog. Buy courses, software or services whatever you think will help your blog grow quickly. Learn from your own and other people’s mistakes.
Don’t hesitate to buy courses that offer value. They will help you grow more quickly. You can learn in and out of the system. If you are going to do on your own, it might take a good amount of time to reach a place where you could reach much earlier. For e.g.: if you want to drive traffic from Pinterest, you can take a course on Pinterest instead of spending time and figuring out how to use it to drive traffic to your blog.
9. Makes you little internet famous
What’s bad about becoming little internet famous? Today, I get so many emails from people across the globe appreciating my work. I love writing on topics on which I have a huge interest. It has helped to grow as a person too.
10. Instill confidence
It can be scary initially to put your thoughts in front of so many people.
The Internet is full of people trying to bring you down along the way. They will troll you and say negative about you.
But, just ignore them. Keep your goal and vision in mind and keep working on the path that you have chosen for yourself. 99% of the people will appreciate the work you are doing and how much they have learned from you.
Both positive and negative feedback that you receive as a blogger will instill confidence in you and will be ready to take more challenges in the future. Not only will this have a huge impact on your writing but also in your daily life as well.