If you’re reading this, then you’re thinking about starting a blog! Yay! I look back five years ago and would’ve never imagined that I would be blogging AND earning money! You may be wondering, “Why should I start a blog?” and you need some convincing. Well… you’ve come to the right place.
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I’m so glad my neighbor, who blogs over at Your Modern Family, talked me into starting a blog. I was very uncertain at first and my husband and I discussed it for several months. My daughter was starting Kindergarten so I needed to make this blog work and earn some money doing it or go get a job out of the house, which I really didn’t want to do.
Starting a blog can be super scary. I had no idea what I was doing and spent hours and hours on YouTube and Google. I felt that I didn’t even want to tell anyone because I didn’t want them to know I failed or what if someone thought I was stupid. Well, you don’t have to tell anyone and some people will think you are stupid.
My first post that went viral was How I Tricked My Husband into Thinking I Cleaned. People called me horrible names told me it wasn’t the 1950’s anymore. Click over and read it and you’ll see that it was just a catchy title on a boring article. I made over $100 in one day on the advertisements that were on that post and I realized I needed to keep going and I COULD make this into a job.
Why Should I Start a Blog?
You can earn some extra money.
Like myself, your kids may be headed off to Kindergarten or college. You may not want to go back to work after your children are born and this is a great way to earn a little (or a lot of) income for bills, Christmas, and vacation. I know bloggers that make seven figures a year and others that make a few hundred. Once you get started you can make goals and products to get you where you want to be.
You want to own your own business.
Never in a million years would I have imagined I would have my own LLC and it feels even better when I transfer money from my business bank account to my personal account. Being your own boss is AMAZING!
Connect with like minded people.
Most bloggers start out to share things they are passionate about. You will meet other bloggers in your niche and readers that are interested in what you have to say. My most popular post in an eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe. I get comments and messages all the time on people that are allergic to eggs like me!
Set your own work schedule.
I LOVE this part of my job and literally took off the entire summer this year and just checked in now and again. Things were going on autopilot until August rolled around until I slowly started working again. It was so great to be able to go on vacation or stay home with a sick child without asking permission from someone else.
My oldest son has to be on the bus at 6:40AM and my other kids don’t get up for at least 45 minutes later. There’s 45 minutes I can sit at the computer and type out a recipe I’m working on.
You can work from home.
Am I in my PJ’s right now? You’ll never know!
Do you have something to say? Are you an expert in a certain area? Do you feel like you can help people?
Many people start blogs because they fit into one of these categories. I’ve meet bloggers with special needs that want to share what they’ve learned. They’ve written books and created support groups and others who have taken their passion for cooking and have a weekly internet cooking show.
It can give you a purpose- setting and accomplishing goals.
One reason I started my blog was because all my kids were in school now and had been a stay at home mom for 10 years I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and gave myself a time limit to try and make my blog successful. I passed my goal and have been blogging over 3 years now AND making a profit.
So are you still asking yourself, “Should I start a blog?”. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!
If you’re ready to start you can go to Siteground or if you want step by step instructions, go here.
You may be wondering how people make money blogging. Here’s an article I wrote to teach people 4 Ways you can make money blogging.
If you’re ready to start now, then you can go here and learn how to set up your own blog. It takes less than 15 minutes. Let me know your blog name so I can follow you!