7 reasons you should start a blog today
November 19, 2018
Do you blog?
If not, have you thought about starting your own blog?
We guess you must have done, or you wouldn’t be here reading posts on a blog about blogging!
We love blogging and would recommend it to anyone who likes to write, share their wisdom or be a bit creative.
But if you’re still undecided about whether blogging is right for you, take a look at our list of 7 reasons to start a blog…
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#1 It’s easy and cheap to get started
Starting a blog is pretty easy, you can get going quickly on a platform such as WordPress or Blogger and there are tons of blogs out there with great tips and advice to help you get your blog up and running.
You can do it from the comfort of your sofa and it doesn’t have to cost lots of money.
There are various free options, but if you do want to start off a little bit more seriously and put some money into it from the get-go you can find some very affordable solutions.
We use Siteground to host our blogs which starts from £2.75 per month – that’s only £33 per year which is a lot cheaper than other hobbies you could start!
There will be other tools and courses to invest in along the way, but you don’t have to worry about those until you’re ready.
#2 You can write about anything
And we really do mean anything, Whatever your interests, you can blog about them. Whether you love to travel, are passionate about fashion, or want to help people save money – you name it, you can write about it.
The more niche you can go the better, for example, if you blog about vegan recipes you’ll get more traffic than general cooking. Writing about life as a mum of twins will attract more readers than general parenting posts.
If you’re not sure what to start a blog about, check out this list of blogging niches for some inspiration.
#3 Blogging allows you to be creative
If your day job doesn’t allow you to be creative then your blog can be your outlet. You can write about things you love and express yourself through your blog.
You can also unleash your creative side by designing your blog and get arty creating graphics and taking photos.
#4 You can make money from blogging
We’ll be honest here, you’re not going to make tons of money from your blog from day 1. You probably won’t make any at all for a few months.
A money making blog takes hard work, dedication and a lot of late nights. The most successful bloggers treat their blog like a business, and if you want to make money from your blog then you will have to do the same.
However, once you have built up your blog and you’re receiving regular traffic, then there’s no reason you can’t start earning some money from it.
There are various ways you can make money from your blog from advertising to affiliate marketing.
#5 You can write from anywhere
The beauty about blogging is that you can do it from anywhere. Whether it’s from home in the evenings while the kids are in bed, or sat in front of your laptop in a more exotic location.
As long as you have an internet connection and a laptop or phone, then you can get writing.
This also means of course, that you can set your own blogging schedule to fit in with your other commitments.
#6 You will learn new skills
One of the best things about blogging is how much you’ll learn along the way. You’ll soon become an expert in building websites, web design, SEO, social media, writing, editing and much more.
Even if you don’t become a full-time blogger, you’ll have so many new skills to add to your CV.
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#7 You’ll meet new people
When you start a blog you’ll join Facebook groups, chat with Twitter users with the same interests, guest post on other blogs and get involved with a whole community of like-minded people.
Your blogs will inspire people who will get in contact with you, and you’ll talk to bloggers who posts you enjoy reading.
It’s a great way to meet new people from across the globe.
Have these reasons persuaded you to start your own blog? If you already blog, what reasons would you recommend blogging to others?