7 REASONS YOU SHOULD START YOUR OWN BLOG NOW
Do you need inspiration to start your own blog? I will give you seven great reasons why you shouldn’t wait. Blogging is in fashion now. Bloggers who blog full time are making money out of this. How do you become a blogger? It doesn’t require much though it won’t hurt if you know a little more about the internet than the average internet user. So what to do if you are not much of a techie? You will learn as you go. Blogging has benefited me in so many ways that it will be unfair to keep it to myself. I never gave any thought to becoming a blogger. It never appealed to me. I only decided to give it a try when I found myself with too much spare time on my hands. Blogging puts you in control. #1BLOGGING PUTS YOU IN CONTROL One good reason to start your own blog is the same reason you would want to start your own business. This depends on if you intend to monetize your blog or not. Blogging can be for fun or can be a business venture. Most of us don’t function well when someone else calls the shots. If you fall within this percentage then you might wanna set up your own business. Blogging is an online business that doesn’t require much capital. From registering a domain name to looking for a good web host, all can be done within an hour. Choosing which blogging platform to use can be fun. If you like being in control, then you can’t go wrong setting up your blog. Blogging puts you in control. You decide how long you want to blog, where to blog from and blog in any way you like. Let your imagination ran wild. Experiment with any and whatever you want to and see what works for you. Total control whether for fun or business you are the boss.
#2 YOU CAN MONETIZE YOUR BLOG As mentioned above blogging can be for fun or can be monetized. Blogging can initially be for fun but as you start touching lives, thereby getting more traffic, it’s not uncommon to find out how you can generate income from your hobby. There are so many ways to make money out of your blog. The most popular way is to sell advertising space on your blog. If you want to monetize your blog through advertising then Adsense is the best.Affiliate marketing, if you want to make real cash. Selling your own products is the best. As you experiment you would eventually settle for what works for you.
#3LEARN NEW STUFF The way technology is evolving requires us to learn in order to be abreast with our ever-changing world. Learning doesn’t stop when you get your degree. In order for you not to get left behind, you need to keep upgrading and polishing your skills. I enjoy learning new stuff and I thought I had everything covered. In one of my job searches I was asked if I was familiar with WordPress.Normally they ask about MS office, now where from this WordPress?Fast forward to the present, now let anybody ask me about WordPress SEO, CSS etc and they would have to stop me from going on forever. Blogging helped me learn new stuff. Knowledge is power, which leads to confidence. I have gained so much from blogging and I am still learning.
#4IMPROVE ON YOUR WRITING Practice makes perfect! How true, as I can attest to this.When I started blogging it took me 3days to publish a singular post. It was not easy for me to write. Now I marvel at how easy it is for me to just write. Many people would like to blog but are restricted because they don’t consider themselves as great writers. As an avid reader, I erroneously thought writing would be easy. Practice as much as you can and you won’t even realize when you start writing effortlessly. Whenever you are done writing, ask yourself if you like what you are reading. There are software that help bloggers especially for those of who are not native English speakers. Nobody wants to read an article full of grammatical errors. Make sure you do your homework. Some of these software are free as well.
#5DISCOVER AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF Blogging helps you to discover who you really are. Writing helps to express yourself in a way that is only possible through writing. Blogging can challenge you to greater heights. If you love challenges then put yourself to the test. You can challenge yourself to reach a certain number of views in a month. If you fail initially which most of you will, do not despair. Set new goals and when you finally meet your target you would understand why some of us love challenges. The sense of accomplishment that comes with achieving something needs to be experienced. I don’t have the words to explain it.
#6IMPROVE YOUR INTERNET RESEARCH SKILLS Blogging needs research. Publishing without any research is the surest way to lose traffic. You can’t be a successful blogger without research. Readers will keep coming to your blog if you establish your blog as such. They know you would have checked well before publishing. Internet-based research is not hard. You just need time to cross-check facts. I love research because you discover interesting facts. Research is an important part of our lives and internet-based research is no different. #7WORK FROM ANY LOCATION If your job involves a lot of travels,your blog won’t suffer because you can still work on on your blog no matter where you. In fact, there is no excuse why you can’t work on your blog at any given time or day because you couldn’t get to your office. You can even blog on your phone. That’s how flexible and easy it is to blog. Setting up blog opens up a lot of opportunities.if you have a review blog which is well established, companies will send you their products. You get to sample products simply because of your blog. If you have been toying with the idea of starting your own blog, then I hope I have given you enough reasons to start now. Like every venture that you want to succeed, you have to work hard to make it. A lot of blogs are created every single day so setting up a blog is just a tiny step. The difference lies in how much effort you put in.