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Maybe you’ve been going back and forth with yourself about if you should start a blog. It sounds like fun but you have no idea where to start.
I’ll be the first to admit, starting a blog is hard work, however, it was also one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
If you’ve been on the fence about starting a blog, let me be the one to convince you to pull the trigger and get started!
Why You Should Start a Blog Today!
1. To share your story
Some people start blogs to share their story such as;
-Weightloss journey (health and wellness blog)
-Mom expertise (mom blog)
-Workout journey (fitness blog)
-Mental health/ illness journey/ recovery
Some people use blogs as a diary or to track their own journey. It’s a great way to keep themselves accountable for their diets/workout routines. Or as an inspiration/ help for other people recovering from things like bad mental health or just having a new baby.
Of course, these are just some examples but it will help you get the idea.
2. Start a blog for a hobby
Some people start hobby blogs, and they never really plan to make any money from it. Its a totally okay way to handle a blog!
In fact, lots of bloggers start out blogs just for sharing their passion with friends and family!
3. To share knowledge or expertise on a topic
A good way to make sure you are in blogging for the long run is by picking a topic you’re passionate about.
Picking something you can’t stop talking about will;
-Give you endless topics to write about
-The motivation and excitement to keep going
-The passion for your topic which will show through in your writing
It’s important that you don’t start a blog just because you want to make a quick buck. Because as I’ve said many times before blogging is not a “get rich quick scheme.” It’s a 3-part marathon, not a quick sprint race. There is so much that goes into blogging for profit!
4. Start a blog to make money
Did you know you can actually make money from blogging? When I found that out, I was so on board!
Don’t be fooled though, making money from blogging is not easy. However, it is doable!
How do you make money blogging?
There are a lot of ways you can make money blogging such as ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and of course, making your own product.
How do I recommend you make money blogging?
The first way I recommend is putting ads on your site. This will be a good start to passive income. But, this will be a very slow income when you first start out since you have very little views.
If you’d like to know the best way to start making a significant income, I recommend affiliate marketing!
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is when you recommend a product you have used to your readers. If someone clicks your special link and buys the product, you get a commission!
Affiliate marketing is more than just slapping links on your site and calling it a day, however.
-You have to be dedicated for a long time. If you want to make this your full-time gig, you’ll need to treat it as a full-time job!
-You have to put in the hours, research and hard work to make this work!
-You have to be prepared to work without profit for a while
-Be prepared to be your own boss. You have to motivate yourself because no one else will!
There are so many challenges that come from running a blog but if you’re prepared for everything, you can totally do it!
Where can you learn how to affiliate market?
There are many, many blogs out there that are dedicated to teaching new bloggers how to affiliate market. I would know, I’ve tried just about all of them! You’re welcome to try as well!
However, there is a lot of bad advice out there, which I learned quickly as well. Personally, reading all of the free resources out there didn’t help me very much! In fact, it may have confused me more!
That’s why I finally signed up for the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing! After going through her course and learning the methods, I made my very first affiliate sale in just two short months!
After a lot of unsuccessful marketing, I finally was able to make a sale! I will always recommend her course and if you want to get on the fast track to money-making, I suggest you try it out as well!
Need help setting up your blog? Check out my free How to Start a Blog course here complete with a 12-month guide!
Do you think you have what it takes to start a blog? What are your blogging plans? Let me know in the comments below!