Looking into starting a blog and want to know what some of the reasons to start a blog are? In this article, I’m going to talk about seven of these reasons.
#1 Reason To Start A Blog – Be your own boss
This is by far one of the best reasons to start a blog! Out of all the jobs you’ve ever had, how many bosses have you liked? The very idea of having a boss is unpleasant. Their entire existence is to tell you what to do and how to do it.
If you get a really bad boss, they’ll likely micromanage you and make your life a living hell!
When you’re your own boss, you get to call the shots and decide what you will work on each day. If you have the means to do so, you can even hire employees or outsource the things you don’t want to do.
2. Create a flexible schedule
In a traditional full time job setting, you’re told when and where to work. You may have to work holidays, come in on the weekends, and work on your birthday.
Even though a blog is hard work, you get to choose your schedule. It is extremely flexible. You can choose how many hours to work and when you want to work.
You can choose what part of the day you work. You can work on and off throughout the day. You can take unlimited vacation time and sick days and hopefully your blog is making money while you do so.
Have kids and/or a spouse? Bronnie Ware, an Australian hospice nurse, said that one of the top five regrets of the dying was that husbands wish they hadn’t worked so hard. Doing so made them feel that they had missed their children’s youth and partner’s companionship.
By blogging, you won’t have to pay for childcare. We work during our children’s naps, when they go to bed for the night, and while sitting on the couch watching a movie with them. This allows us to spend a lot of time with them.
3. Choose your work environment
You know the setting in which you best operate. This varies from person to person. You get to choose your work location and work attire.
This could be from a home office, a coffee shop, on vacation, and etc. As long as you’ve got Wi-Fi and/or a laptop, you can work anywhere.
Hate dressing up? I’ll never forget the day that Liz told me that her boss was requiring everyone to wear a visor and how upset she was about it.
How does wearing sweats sound? How does working from your bed, desk or couch sound? This is for you to choose. Say goodbye to boring cubicles!
4. Earn money
This is another of the best reasons to start a blog. Whether you want to replace your job or add a side hustle, you can make money blogging. There are lots of ways bloggers monetize their blogs. You can sell eBooks, courses, run ads, and promote affiliate offers.
It’s fun to get paid all throughout the month from all your different income streams instead of once or twice a month like a job.
You can figure out what income streams you want. You’ll have to figure out what works for your niche and focus on those.
5. Generate leads for your business
Leads are the lifeblood of a business. Without people to sell your products and services to, you’re dead in the water.
Do you have an online business? If so, you can add a blog to it and start blogging to generate leads for your business.
You’ll want to write articles that target the people asking questions about your business. Marcus Sheridan, the owner of River Pools and Spas, has done this with great success.
In fact, blogging saved his business when the housing market crashed in 2008. His company is an industry leader and is super successful.
6. Save Time & Money
“The average American worker spent 225 hours, or well over nine full calendar days, commuting in 2018.” The Washington Post
Rather than spending all that time on the road, your commute could be dramatically shortened down to 5 seconds by walking from the bedroom to your home office.
Additionally, you’ll save on gas money and car maintenance since you’re driving less.
7. Provides you with a creative outlet
One thing I’ve never done is started a blog for fun or for therapeutical reasons, even though many do. It provides them with a way to gather their thoughts on a topic.
Others want a virtual storage of information for themselves, family, and friends.
Some therapists even recommend that their clients blog. Ali Mattu, a clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders says that “blogging can help chip away at the stigma of mental illness.”
By starting a blog, you’ll be your own boss, have a flexible schedule, be in control of your work environment, make money, generate leads for your business if you have one, save time and money, learn new skills, master your writing skills, and give yourself a creative outlet.
What were the reasons you started your blog? Let me know in the comments. I want to hear from my readers.
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