Should I start a blog? It's a question I get sent to me in my email at least several times a week from our readers.
So before I get into it, let me just start by saying, “yes” if you are on the fence right now, hop down my friend because you should definitely be starting a blog as soon as possible and here are 5 reasons why…
5 Good Reasons To Start A Blog
If 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic taught us anything, it's how important it is to be in control of our income and how creating some form of income security that does not involve relying on our employers is crucial in this day and age.
Needless to say, if people were looking to make extra income before 2020, now more than ever, and now in the first part of 2021, people realize how important it is and are actively looking for a “side hustle.”
The good news is that with the advent of the internet, creating a side income for you and your family has never been easier.
My husband and I are have never had a traditional job.
In fact, 16 years ago when we were still in University (i'm dating myself here, lol) , we were introduced to the internet and the concept of people using the internet to create income were working from home. As a couple of young 20 year olds, we were hooked by the idea of time, location and income freedom and decided to go for it while we were still studying.
So we did it…while still in our University days we built our own online digital marketing business, with the idea of automating income and we have never looked back since. At the time of our graduation, we we were making 5 figures a month and we decided that instead of looking for work in our chosen professions, we would continue to work for ourselves.
Fast forward 16 years later, a big move, a couple of kids later and our online marketing company has given as a life we could have never imagined – yes, the money you can make when you harness the right audience is incredible, but most importantly it has given us the time to raise our children, spend us much time with them as we desired, homeschool them and most recently with world events being the way they are, our lives have not suffered the disruption that so many of our friends, and family experienced.
That said, we have made money multiple ways and continue to create passion projects with our online business, but one of the most rewarding ways we have made income both in terms of time and money has been blogging.
The amazing part about all this, is that other than having the persistence and desire to make this work, we're pretty ordinary people who created extraordinary results via blogging and we believe that anyone who is willing to commit to the process can too, and we want to help you do that.
So the question you have right now, is “Should I start a blog?” and our resounding answer is yes.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should start a blog.
Should I Start A Blog, Reason #1:
Flexibility — There is so much flexibility in starting a blog.
Whether you are currently working somewhere else, you have children to take care of, you homeschool or whatever else may be going on in your life, you can blog around all of your other life responsibilities. As a blogger, you decide when you want to work and how much you want to work. At some point, the more you work, the more money you can make.
Should I Start A Blog, Reason #2:
A sense of fulfilment — People always say, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” With blogging you can. Life is too short to do things you don't love.
Blog about your passion!
There are so many niches and invariably, a niche that you are knowledgeable about and are passionate about is something you can make money with. Why not get paid for sharing knowledge about something you love!? There is so much opportunity to get in front of the right audience and so many programs and products and services in any niche market, that putting together a profitable business plan can be done in almost any niche.
Should I Start A Blog, Reason #3:
Blogging is low risk — If you were to start your own business, much of the start up costs is prohibitive. Even if you were going to get started in an industry like network marketing, the cost to start is usually in the thousands.
For most people right now, dropping a couple of thousand dollars is not feasible. This is another reason why blogging as a side hustle, makes so much sense.
To start a blog, the start up cost is extremely low. You pay for a domain name, hosting and possibly a few other services (like if you wanted a paid autoresponder versus a free one) but for the most part, you're looking at no more than $30-$75 to get started. For more on how to start a wildly successful blog, read an article we wrote here.
And the best part of this low barrier to entry is that the potential income and upside is so high. There truly is no income cap to how much you can make. Your income and how much you want to work is up to you. You can control your income – you can make as much as you want. With blogging there are so many different ways to create income – for a more in-depth discussion on the various ways to make income, take our free BlogLabs Blog Course, here.
Should I Start A Blog, Reason #4:
Be your own boss – You can make 5 figure a month blogging, even more. The best part, you are in control of it all. Work when you want, design your days. Decide when you work. If you want to spend the days with your kids, then do that and work when they sleep. This again goes back to reason number 1 of why you should start a blog, but being your own boss and designing your own days, there's nothing like it.
Now as an aside, if you're thinking about how to promote your blog and make money, blog promotion can be be done with relative ease and we want to show you how easy it can be in our free course. There are many ways to promote your blog that doesn’t need to involve a lot of expenditure. You can learn more about how to promote your blog here
Should I Start A Blog, Reason #5:
Location Freedom. You can do this from anywhere in the world. Which also means you are in charge of your own time and life. This freedom cannot be understated.
To watch our story on how we blog from around the world, watch the quick video below.
At the end of the day, blogging has to be the right decision for you and your family. Looking back on our own journey, and working from home, blogging is one of the aspects of our business that we had wished we'd started sooner. From all of our online marketing endeavours it is the one that has given us the most freedom and most rewards.
To get started with your own blog, go ahead and order your FREE brandable blog with BlogLabs.ca
We will help you get started the right way, offer you an incredible done-for-set-up service, and walk you through the process and provide you with both marketing and tech support.
Be sure to take our free course, and as always, if you have any questions, reach out.
Look, ANYONE can succeed in blogging as long as they are committed to their goals, and put in the work to get there.
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