Starting a blog can have so many benefits to you or your company. Nowadays, bloggers are a new type of celebrity in the right niches. It gives people the freedom to publish content how they want to. Unlike, main-stream media and magazine companies, may not be able to publish content for whatever reason. Bloggers have the ability to engage with their audiences a little better.
Today, while we read this. Together, we are going to take a look at some of the reasons why you should start a blog. If you haven’t already that is.
If you have ever thought about leaving the day to day life of getting up and working for somebody else and going to an office. Well, you may just be able to kiss that lifestyle goodbye. Its possible, to have a nomadic-based life traveling city to city while you write away on your laptop. Most, not all, of these people have lifestyle and travel blogs. Others, include web designers and content writers too.
The best thing about starting a blog is that the options are endless. You can produce whatever and however you want. As long as, you’re producing great content and it fits the needs of an audience.
Now then, lets take a look at some great reasons on why you should be starting a blog today.
1. Blogging is easy
As long as you have some sort of device to write on and an internet connection. More or less, you can start a blog. Blogging is for everyone. It can boost your business profile. As well as, generating leads and sales.
Still, you may have a specific skill set you have that you may be able to teach. All you have to do is pick a web host and install WordPress. Finally, pick a theme for you blog and start writing.
2. You can make money starting a blog
Love to write? Why not get paid for it. Providing useful and valuable content can bring in passive income. You spend a lot of time producing great content people will love, why not get paid for it, right?
Right now, there are bloggers out there earning millions a year. Simply put, they give something to their audience that has value. Sure, not even earns that much money. Most can earn enough to make a comfy living though. Or even so, there are mothers out there who blog around child care and earn enough to pay for some little luxuries in life.
Providing you have a good traffic incoming to your blog. You can make money from adverts posted on your blog or through affiliate marketing. I recommend you check out this post.
3. You can get free stuff
Who doesn’t like free stuff right? By having an established blog with a trusted readership can do wonders for you. You can get contacted by a particular brand that would like to send you some free products. Why? They want you to feature their brand on your blog. Some can even offer you hotel stays and experiences. Some bloggers, never even have to buy toiletries or clothes.
Brands and companies are realising that bloggers have a big influence on consumers. If you think about it, adding up all these free getaways and products, can add potential thousands to your annual salary.
4. You can make a name for yourself
By building an online presence. You can establish yourself in the real world too. Nowadays, job security is a thing of the past. Its always good to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Also, you can create some authority in your respective fields. This can works for a range of professions such as:
- Fitness Instructor
- Make-up Artists
- The list goes on…
It really can work for any industry. Producing good content can promote leads. Therefore, be able to convert to customers.
5. Create opportunities by starting a blog
I know it comes up a lot, but i cant stress this enough. Building an outstanding presence online with a blog can present itself with so many opportunities. You can possibly gain a new career or be made an offer for buying your blog. You only limit yourself by not having a brand online.
Many people wait and hope that an opportunity comes to them. Now, you can go after them. Reach out to others and get them to check out your content. Its a great way to show you are committed and your knowledge to a certain area.
6. You will learn new computer skills along the way
Starting a blog is not straight forward. On the other hand, its not that hard either. Not compared to starting an eCommerce store or creating Forums and Websites. Once built, its basically the odd tweak here and there. Otherwise, its just posting and publishing your blog posts and promoting your content.
As time goes on, more and more jobs require you to know basic computer skills. Starting a blog will teach you these very skills you may need. Another thing, promoting your blog requires a little marketing too, so you can add those to your list of skills now also.
7. Blogging can help your existing business
If you are a small business owner, blogging can take your reach to a whole other level. Not only does blogging help with your websites SEO. (More on that in the next tip down below). It can expand your reach to customers worldwide.
The internet is of course, an international thing with more and more people experiencing it everyday. By building an audience online, you will be able to sell your products and services to everyone.
8. Boost your search engine rankings by starting a blog
You may have the best products or knowledge in the world. Unfortunately, this will not matter if nobody can find your services online. By marketing your blog and website, providing active and reliable content will rank you in search engines. This however, does take time.
By producing content and things people need will certainly help you rank higher. Sure blogging takes time. On the other hand, it can do wonders for you in the long run.
9. Its a journey with no limits
Blogging really can take you anywhere. Even if you are travelling the world and exploring different countries. To providing you with opportunities to give talks and speeches at conferences. Honestly, you really never know what will happen. Just by giving up an hour here and there and posting content, it can lead to so many things.
I hope this post inspired you to consider blogging. Starting a blog is no easy feature. It creates and builds great things if you keep consistent.
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