In today’s economy, everyone is looking for ways to make a few extra bucks. Blogging is just one of many options, but it may be the right option for some people. Of course, the reasons to start blogging are endless, but here are five reasons to consider starting a blog for money.
Before I tell you to start your blog I want to warn that blogging is not that easy as it seems to be. You need to work hard and learn how to write and put your thoughts together.
If I speak frankly every 9 out 10 fail with blogging. Only 1 blogger is going to succeed and it is because blogging is no cake walk.
Therefore if you want to start blogging then pay a serious attention to it and learn following 5 good reasons to start it.
Improve Skill Sets
To some, writing a blog is simply that: just writing. However, some people know that blogging can improve a large number of different skill sets. New skills (or even old skills improved) could include graphic design as new templates for the blog are created, improving writing skills, learning and perfecting SEO (search engine optimization,) and marketing or advertising the blog.
Over time, this could be highly beneficial to a resume and help the blogger land alternative jobs including paid writing gigs, guest blogging gigs or perhaps even landing their dream job.
Moreover, never ignore your English. Learn new words daily, if English is not your first language then master the grammar. You need to read all other blogs from your competitors and focus on improving your writing skills.
Blogging for money often means hoping to reach a point where the blogger becomes self-sufficient and no longer needs their day job. Dedicating time and energy to a blog may not pay off right away, but it may in the long run lead to self-sufficiency. Though self-sufficiency and being able to pay the bills may not stem from a single blog, it may lead to an inner drive that allows the blogger to find additional paying gigs.
If you are not sure where your blogging is headed then do not leave your day job. There must be a plan B if somehow blogging fails.
Be the Boss
A huge perk many people desire is to be their own boss. This allows them to set their own hours and reap the rewards of their own hard work. Being the boss means setting their own goals, working at their own pace and setting their own deadlines.
However, there is a problem; you tend to become lazy and easy going because you don’t have any pressure from your boss. So you need to develop a work culture for higher productivity.
Even paying just a single bill, such as the cable or cellular phone bill, can feel like a great accomplishment when it’s paid for by blogging. Over time, the blogger may be able to pay larger bills such as the groceries, the winter heating bill or perhaps even the monthly mortgage. Just keep in mind that making useable amounts of money can take time.
The good thing about blogging is that at least you can pay your bills. You may not be able to buy a house or a car but you can run your groceries.
Over time, a blog can create passive income: income that comes even if little to no work is put into it. Of course, passive income only occurs after hard work has been invested since the beginning. The beginning of a blog could be anywhere from a few weeks to several years, depending on the blogger’s ambitions or topic choices.
Making a few extra dollars from blogging is a no-brainer. In the long term, blogging could potentially pay off, literally! Many reasons exist for blogging for money, but none will matter if you don’t have a passion for your work.
I suggest you to take blogging as a serious career option because in the beginning it might not pay well but if you have patience to work hard then blogging can buy you a house and a car too.