Home Blogger - 10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

Home Blogger – 10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog


When it comes to blogging, it may seem like everyone is doing it nowadays. 

You may have an idea about what you want to write, but be reluctant to start. Overcoming fears and facing challenges is hard, but it can be rewarding too. 

So, why not start immediately? 

Here are ten reasons why you should start a blog today.

Share your passion

Every single human being is passionate about something, be it fitness, books, music, puzzles, movies, home decorating, or something else. 

This is the first thing you need to think about when starting a blog. It lets you channel that passion and help you define who you are as a writer. When you write, your passion transcends mere words. It speaks to people on a deeper level.

Learn to persevere

If you think that blogging is an easy way to make money, think twice. Starting a blog is challenging and challenges are good for building character. 

It takes time and effort to get to the right people and build an audience. Keeping at it even when it seems no one is paying attention is crucial. You will go through some tough times and learn to persevere in your endeavors should you choose to become a home blogger.

Become more confident

Putting yourself out there is probably the scariest part of becoming a blogger. Ironically, it is only when you put yourself out there that you will attract audiences. 

By overcoming your fears, you will also boost your confidence. People crave authenticity, especially nowadays. They recognize it and support it. 

Once you realize that “haters will hate”, but there will always be those who pay close attention to what you do, you will thrive both as a person and as a writer.

Build a community

Being a blogger means you will join a community of like-minded individuals. 

You will share the passion, tips, and tricks you know, but you will also inevitably learn something new. And that is a great thing about communities: the more you share, the more you gain.

At first, to gain first followers and establish yourself as a blogger, you might start as a guest post writer on other websites in your niche. When you set up a link to your personal blog in the author box of the text, everyone who loved your writing will come to you for more.

Provide value

Providing value is key to the success of any blog. So ask yourself what your blog can offer to others. It can be funny, educational, informative, etc. 

The values you share and bring into your blog will be the reason people will keep coming back to you. While SEO is important, bear in mind that even Google’s algorithm prefers valuable content over a perfectly optimized one.

Learn new skills

One of the greatest things about home blogging is that you will inevitably gain new skills. You will need to know more about digital marketing, SEO, social media, attracting an audience, and building an online reputation. 

A digital marketing course or an SEO course is a good place to start. With learning platforms and guides on virtually any topic, you can pretty much learn the basics of everything online. Just make sure to use a trusted source.

Blogs are relatively cheap start-ups

Starting a blog can be free, but we do not recommend using free blog-posting websites. Rather than that, purchase a domain and hosting package. 

They can go as cheap as a few dollars a month, but more often than not you will end up paying yearly. And with pre-made website design tools, you can make a basic website on your own.

It can be your creative outlet

If you are a creative person stuck in a typical 9-to-5 job, a blog can be a perfect way for you to let your imagination run wild. 

Create texts, pictures, and more about any topic of your choosing, such as groovy statistic reports with a reports generator, rendering modern songs into Shakespearean language, or giving snarky captions to unrealistic stock photos. 

Ideas are countless; you just have to pick the one you are passionate about. The more authentic you are with your content and blog post titles, the more appealing will your blog be to others.

Be in charge of your schedule and place of work

If you want to quit your 9-to-5 job, becoming a blogger is one of the ways to do it. However, secure your financial independence before you do it. That means you will probably have to dedicate a certain amount of time to write a blog without any compensation. 

Once your blog starts earning you money, you can quit your day job and focus entirely on it. From there on, you will be your own boss and you will be able to plot your own schedule. 

Not only that but managing a blog is something you can do from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.

Gain your financial independence

Blogs that speak to audiences across the globe can make serious money. While this shouldn’t be at the top of your priorities, there is no denying that it factors in, too. 

There are various ways how blogs can earn you money, mainly divided into two categories: passive and active. If you are actively selling something, that’s great and a blog can just be another tool. Passive income is much better because it can bring you earnings long after you’ve posted something. 

Another stream of income can come through sponsorships by companies and businesses. The first step to securing it is to make a proposal that will knock their socks off. Getting the first one is challenging, but once you have that, others will come to you. Everybody wants to be a part of a success story.

Conclusion

Becoming a home blogger is a great way for you to challenge yourself and thrive as a writer. In the long run, it can also gain you your financial independence and make you your own boss. It is also a great creative outlet and can be fun too. 

If you love writing, pick a topic and start blogging now. Everything else will fall into place eventually. Plus, you know what they say: “Choose a job that you love and you will not have to work a single day in your life.”

Author: Nina Petrov is a content marketing specialist, passionate about graphic design, content marketing, and the new generation of green and social businesses. She starts the day scrolling her digest on new digital trends while sipping a cup of coffee with milk and sugar. Her white little bunny tends to reply to your emails when she is on vacation.

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