When it comes to working from home, a blog can be a great business venture that is worth checking into. It may seem like a lot of work (and it is) but it can totally be worth it. Here are 10 smart reasons to start a blog today. Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from blogging if it’s truly something that you want to do.
I started this blog in February of 2020 and I had absolutely no previous blogging experience. WordPress was foreign to me and despite being pretty tech-savvy, it took a lot of Googling to learn how to install and set everything up. I have always enjoyed writing and entertained the idea of starting a blog for years. I finally dove into it and did it, and you can too.
10 Smart Reasons to Start a Blog Today
Learn about how to start a blog at the end of this post.
You Enjoy Writing
If writing comes naturally to you and you enjoy it, why not start a blog and write regularly? It would be a great hobby as well as a business. Starting a blog is also a great way to connect with and help other people. Blogging opens you up to a whole new world of online folks that have similar interests and are just waiting to connect.
Make Money Blogging
While there are no set rules and timelines about when you can begin earning money from your blog, it’s like most other jobs. The harder you work, the better outcome you will receive. Earning a regular income from blogging won’t happen overnight, it takes time, patience, hard work, and commitment. And remember, the key is working harder and smarter, not longer. Don’t work around the clock and get burnt out. Take breaks and have cutoffs where you don’t discuss or work on your blog after a certain time each day.
Another great thing about blogging and making money, starting a blog doesn’t require a large amount of money. A lot of startup businesses require a large investment. With blogging, you need a computer and hosting. Eventually, you will probably want to add in photo editing software and other programs. But that isn’t a requirement to start your blog.
You Can Blog Anywhere
This is one of my favorite things about blogging, I can work from literally anywhere. I enjoy taking my laptop outside when the kids play, and I type my blog posts or post on social media. When I’m on the go, I’m always jotting down ideas for blog posts, etcetera on my phone’s notepad. I also love looking up ideas and inspiration on Pinterest to save and read through later on, usually before bed.
Be Your Own Boss
You get to set your own hours and don’t have to answer to anyone else- isn’t that everyone’s dream?! It is important to make sure that you have a schedule or planner that you stick to as it can become easy to put off work or forget about certain tasks. Having a blog as a business takes time and dedication as well as scheduling your work in advance.
Whether you’re ready to start your own blog or not, you can guest blog on many websites. This allows exposure to your social media and/or website. A lot of the guest posts are even paid! If you want to start looking for places to guest post, search your niche and write for us. For example, “lifestyle blog write for us,” or “earn money guest blogging.” These will yield many options for you to choose from.
Elna over at Twins Mommy put together this amazing post of 30 Websites that Pay Up to $700 for a blog post. This is a great place to start when looking to guest blog and make money.
Write About What You Know and Love
When starting a blog, niche down and write about what you already know and love. If you’re a mom of three kids, don’t just stick to blogging for moms, niche it down to blogging for moms of multiples. You can do this for several different categories, just make sure they all relate to each other and will interest your target audience.
Start a Blog for Self-Growth
Starting a blog opens you up to a whole new world of self-growth and improvement. You will be homing in on your writing skills and learning about technology that you may have not previously been familiar with. Utilizing social media is also another way for growth and reaching out and interacting with others.
Make New Friends
If you’re a stay-at-home mom or have been stuck at home for other reasons, you understand how valuable talking to other humans can be. Especially similar-minded, adult humans. Having a blog is a great way to meet new people who share your interests and experiences. It’s a great way to make meaningful friendships over time.
Make a Difference with Your Blog
You never know who may need the words that you’re putting out there. Sometimes a few words can change someone’s life and mindset. Having a blog that earns money also opens up the door for charity options and opportunities to help other people.
This should be one of the most important reasons to start a blog- it’s fun! I enjoy writing and receiving feedback on my words. I’ve learned so much since starting my blog and I am grateful for that. If you are starting a blog, comment with your blog website link below. I would love to check it out.
Reasons to Start a Blog Today- How to Start a Blog
These are some main reasons to think about starting a blog and how blogging can benefit you as well as others. No doubt there are other reasons out there as well that can help to motivate you. If you are ready to start your blog, check out my post- Starting a Blog-Everything You Need to Know. When you utilize the tips in this post, you will be well on your way to starting your amazing blog today.
If you really enjoy writing, you may also want to write ebooks. It’s a great way to bring in extra income regularly and you can sell them directly on your website. Here is a helpful post on How to Write an Ebook.