I had no idea how much blogging would transform my life when I started four years ago. Not only have I turned my blog into a profitable income stream, I’ve met so many amazing people, learned a ton, and I now get to travel the world and spend time on projects I’m passionate about. There are so many reasons why starting a blog is a great idea!
If you’ve been considering starting a blog but are still on the fence about it, here are 15 reasons why you should hop off that fence and start blogging today!
#1 Blogging is FUN!
I must warn you, blogging is addicting. And if it wasn’t fun, you definitely wouldn’t have much reason to do it. By starting a blog you’ll get to share your passions, meet new people, travel, and make money while doing it!
#2 To Share your Passions and Get Creative
Whether you’re interested in sneakers, coffee, golf or vegan food, you can actually make it your full time job to talk about your passion. By blogging about your passion you’ll also meet others who share the same interests. You can get as creative as you like with your blog, with photos, graphics, videos, and more.
#3 You’ll Learn a LOT
I had no idea how much I would learn when I started my blog. From affiliate marketing to writing to photography, I’ve leveled up my skillset in so many different areas. Not to mention learning more about my blog topics.
I’ve also learned a lot about myself. What my priorities are, and what my strengths are.
#4 To Grow your Existing Business
Blogging has become a very popular way for companies to increase traffic to their websites and gain new clients and customers. If you already have a business, adding a blog to your website can be very valuable. No matter what your business is, blogging is a great promotional tool.
#5 To Make Money
There are so many ways to make money with your blog, and you can grow it to the point where you’re making thousands on it each month. The awesome thing about most blog income is it’s passive, meaning your blog still makes money while you sleep!
#6 To Work for Yourself with a Flexible Schedule
If you have kids, want to work flexible or part time hours, blogging is a great way to make money. As a blogger you’ll be your own boss, and you can work as much and whenever you choose. If you want to work by the pool or from your bed, nobody is stopping you.
#7 It Takes very Little Money to Start a Blog
With my special offer it only costs $3.95 per month to host your website with Bluehost. All of this is incredibly easy to set up. Once you’ve signed up with WordPress all you need are a few plugins and you’re good to go!
#8 You’ll Gain Confidence
When you start putting yourself out there on the internet, you have to be ready for what comes back. Over time, you’ll gain confidence in your own voice, your expertise, and even your body image. You’ll be able to handle both positive and negative feedback, and will also learn how to reach out to brands and other people you want to work with.
#9 To Become a Better Writer and Thinker
Whether you’re already a writer or not, blogging will help you organize your thoughts and share them with others. Blogging can help you get other writing jobs (I also write articles about finance, emerging industries and crypto for SoFi!). Writing can be very therapeutic and is a valuable skill to possess.
#10 To Find Like Minded People and A Community
The blogging community is vast and varied. Bloggers live and travel all over the world, and they love to support one another. No matter what your niche is, you’ll find new friends and collaborators as you grow your blog.
#11 Blogging will open up Opportunities
If you do a little research on bloggers, you’ll find that they are involved in so many different cool things. You might end up launching your own product line, writing a book, or becoming a speaker at conferences. Your blog is just the beginning…
#12 To share your journey
Blogging is a bit like keeping a diary. You’ll get to share your own personal story with the world, and gain supporters along the way. A blog can also be a great tool if you want to keep track of a journey or stay accountable. For example, if you’re looking to lose weight and get in shape, or you’re going to ride a bike across Europe, you can blog about it!
#13 You’ll Become an Expert
Not only will you become an expert in your blog niche, you’ll also become an expert at writing, affiliate marketing, social media, and much more. As you become an expert in your niche, don’t be surprised if people reach out to you to share your wealth of knowledge.
#14 To Live a Healthier, more Intentional Life
One of the unexpected benefits I’ve found in becoming a blogger is that I’ve become healthier, more intentional, and I show up for myself and others. Blogging takes discipline, and when I collaborate with brands I want to give them the best possible product. I’m now a person who gets up early, goes for a jog, has an emergency fund, and puts a lot of thought into how I can prioritize my time to help others and do my best.
#15 Blogging CAN Change the World!
When you decide to become a blogger you are deciding to become a teacher, a storyteller, and a student all at once. Bloggers help their readers eat healthier, run more successful businesses, improve their relationships, and so much more. The success of your blog depends on the value of the information you give your readers. So, how will your blog change the world?
Are you starting your own blog? Tell me about it in the comments below!