Often, people are unsure whether they want to start a blog. This is a little confusing to me, as blogging has many benefits.
Some of the benefits can be truly life-changing. You will discover some 37 inspiring reasons to start a blog and take benefits out of them. If these 37 reasons don’t inspire you to start a blog, then I don’t know what will. So, Let’s get started with it-
The 37 Inspiring Reasons to Start a Blog In (2020) Why A Blog is Important
Here are some brilliant reasons to start a blog. They are all unique & inspiring, so let’s get started!
1. Get hundreds/thousands of people to listen to you
If you start a blog and grow it, you will eventually have thousands of people listening to what you have to say. Your opinions, your thoughts, and your advice. Wouldn’t that be a great reason alone?
To get to this point usually takes a few months or sometimes years, but is it worth it? Of course, it is. The benefits last forever.
2. Write on a topic of your choice
You can start a blog on whatever you want.
Your hobbies, your interests, or just your thoughts. It doesn’t have to be on anything generic. In fact, often bloggers in ‘weird’ niches do really well!
3. It’s very low-cost
To start a blog, you will just need hosting. Often, you can start hosting for as low as $3-$4 per month. I mean, you are essentially starting a business for $3-4 per month.
Don’t get me wrong, if you can invest some money along the way, it will have great benefits. However, even if you do invest additional money, it usually doesn’t take a lot to bring the added benefits.
4. Huge earning potential
The earning potential is huge. The average salary of a 5-year-old blogger that has published 3x per week is $100,00-$250,000. (financial samurai)
That’s an income level that most people don’t reach in their lifetime. Yes, it takes years, but it’s still a crazy amount. With that being said, if you go into blogging with the only reason being to make money, you won’t succeed. Why?
The highest-paid athletes are the highest-paid athletes because they are the best. They aren’t the best because they are the highest-paid.
When you only focus on the money, you will never reach that mindset to keep improving and become one of the best. I just wanted to explain that as a little warning, because although the numbers are attractive, they can’t be the only reason to start a blog. If they are, you have a high chance of failing.
5. Become a better writer
Writing is such a useful skill. And how do you improve that skill? Through practice.
Blogging gives you exactly that. When I started my blog, I published lots of content, usually every day. A couple of months in, I went back to look at my old content and deleted over 30 posts.
At first, I thought I had wasted a ton of time. But then I noticed that those 30 posts helped me improve my writing a lot.
As a blogger, you will build some great connections. Once you are in the game for a couple of years, you will have a network of influencers & business owners. That can be huge, for any business that you may start in the future.
You build these connections, through things like guest posting & collaborating with others. Without blogging, you may never make these connections.
7. Passive Income
Blogging brings you passive income. While you are sleeping or just away from the computer, your blog is still working. It will still pull traffic and generate income.
It’s amazing. Of course, it does take time to get to this point, as I mentioned earlier. However, it’s still amazing to have a system that works for you 24/7
8. Perfect business for beginners
Blogging is a business when done correctly. And it also has a low-entry barrier. In fact, it doesn’t have one at all. This makes it a perfect business model for beginners as they can learn about sales, traffic & other useful stuff.
9. You are building an asset
You’re building an asset that constantly generates traffic. Do you know how valuable that is?
Traffic = Money.
And that’s not all. As we mentioned earlier, you also have your audience who you can ask for help.
10. Blogs are evergreen
Blogs are websites. Websites are evergreen. Google is still the most used search engine in the world with over 87% market share. (reliablesoftnet.com)
And even if that would change any time soon (which it won’t), the new search engine would, of course, find websites too. So, nothing can really change. Blogs are here to stay.
11. It’s low-risk
You’re not risking a ton of money. The only thing you are risking is a little bit of your time.
Do you have a Netflix subscription?
That costs around $10 per month. Starting a blog costs around $4 per month. 5 years of Netflix will not make you any money. In fact, you will lose $600.
As we said earlier, the average blogger who has published 3x per week consistently for five years is between $100,000 to $250,000 (financial samurai).
It’s your choice.
12. You don’t need a product
It’s a business in which you don’t even need a product.
All you need is some free time to write and you can get going. You don’t need to spend money creating a product, you can just start writing.
You can sell other people’s products through affiliate marketing. This is great as you can sell tons of different products, instead of being limited to a small amount.
13. Blogging is available in (almost) every country
Blogging is available in (almost) every country. There are tons of success stories from people all over the world. It’s not limited to just one country.
You can also pull readers from all over the world which makes it great too.
14. Get paid to review
For some reason, people always want to “get paid to review”.
As a blogger, you can do exactly that. Once you grow an audience, you can review products you already like and link to them with your affiliate links. Or, sometimes the company may even pay you directly for a sponsored review.
Every time somebody from your audience purchases that product, you earn a commission. So, you are getting paid to review.
15. Support System
Your blog is a support system that always supports you no matter what.
Whatever is going on in your life, your blog is there to support you. Not just in a monetary way. You will also always have something to do that you find fun, as well as an audience to speak to.
It’s a great thing to have.
16. Combine with other businesses
You can combine blogging with other businesses such as affiliate marketing or consulting. This makes it extremely profitable once you start growing.
You aren’t just limited to one stream of income, you can combine it with other businesses.
17. It can grow your existing business
Maybe you already have an existing business. Blogging can work great for that too. Content marketing is so effective, that’s why so many companies invest a lot of money into it.
If you have an existing business, then a blog can have tremendous benefits.
18. Big companies are doing it
All the big companies are doing it. Coca-cola, Disney, Walmart, etc. there are tons of big companies with blogs.
Although blogging can be great fun, these companies having blogs also show that it’s profitable.
19. It makes you more creative
Blogging improves your creativity. Finding new content ideas and finding new angles to reach your target audience are just 2 of the ways blogging will improve your creativity.
Creativity is great and can often lead to great innovation. And blogging boosts your creativity, so that’s another inspiring reason to start blogging.
20. Establish authority
Blogging allows you to establish authority in your field. Of course, it’s not an over-night thing. You can’t just start a blog and establish authority instantly.
However, with a couple of years of consistency, you will establish yourself as an authority in your field. That’s naturally what happens after showcasing your knowledge on a consistent basis.
21. 1% Rule
In internet culture, there is a rule of thumb that states 1% of internet users produce content, while 99% of users just consume content. By producing content, you belong to that 1% bracket.
Although this is just a rule of thumb, it’s pretty cool to be part of the 1%.
22. It will teach you about consistency & success
Success takes a lot of consistency. Blogging will teach you exactly that. It will teach you to stick to something until you are successful with it.
Often people jump from idea to idea, hoping that something will work quickly. In reality, it takes a lot of consistency.
And blogging is a great place to learn that.
23. Learn to build a website
When you blog, you will learn how to build a website. This is a great skill and something that you can always use. When you start another type of business in the future, you will need a website.
If you have experience blogging, you will know how to build a website. It’s just another skill that blogging gives you.
24. Blog > Resume
A blog demonstrates greater knowledge than any resume. If you have a blog sharing some of your knowledge, that demonstrates greater knowledge to the person hiring than a resume.
It does not matter what your profession is.
25. Become an Expert
As you create content consistently, you will also learn consistently. This allows you to eventually become an expert in your field.
And it’s no secret that true experts know the most and get paid the most.
26. Build an Email list & learn email marketing
Email marketing is one of the most effective and important types of marketing there is. The Average ROI of an email marketing campaign is 42:1 (litmus)
Other sources report slightly different numbers, but they are always between 38:1 and 50:1. But what does that have to do with blogging?
Well, as a blogger, you will collect emails and learn email marketing. So, it’s another useful skill that will benefit you forever.
27. Freedom / Work from anywhere
As a blogger, all you need is your laptop. That means you can work from anywhere you want. You could be traveling across the world and still creating content.
Blogging gives you the freedom to do that.
28. Benefit from social media
Chances are, you waste a lot of time on social media.
Blogging allows you to benefit from your time on social media. You can drive additional traffic and make new connections so that you can collaborate with them. Blogging can take your unproductive time on social media and turn it into productive time.
29. Become more Organized
Almost every blogger is organized and has a strict To-Do list every day. They are just organized people. Why?
To keep a posting schedule & grow a blog, you need to be organized. That’s how blogging makes you organized.
30. Be Influential to others
Just like you are being influenced right now to start a blog, you will be able to influence others. It’s pretty cool. You will be able to take people and direct them in the right direction.
That alone is a great reason to start a blog.
31. Improve your Web presence
It’s 2020, your web presence matters. Blogging allows you to improve it. This can be extremely beneficial for the job you may want to get in the future.
Chances are, the people hiring will type your name into Google. Your blog will display your personality in a positive light.
32. Learn SEO & Traffic
I know we have mentioned a lot of skills, but these are the last ones. When you grow a blog, you learn SEO, keyword research and how to generate traffic.
Those are some of the most important skills needed for (almost) any business. And, you will always have them. If you can generate high-quality traffic, you can generate revenue.
33. Why not?
Why not? What are your excuses?
It’s extremely cheap, fun, and beneficial for your career. And, I don’t want to hear anything about it taking too much time, the Netflix example destroyed that excuse earlier on.
34. More wins than money
Blogging is a game in which you can win in many ways.
Yes, of course, there are monetary wins involved, but there are a lot of others too. For example, when you get feedback about the positive impact you have made in one of your reader’s life. Or, when a big blog in your niche accepts your guest post.
There are just so many ways you can win in the game of blogging, it’s incredible.
35. It’s pretty easy
While it’s not the easiest thing in the world, it’s pretty easy considering the benefits that it brings. As we mentioned earlier, it allows you to grow almost any business. Considering that, it is pretty easy.
Imagine trying to get thousands of people to listen to you. Blogging is probably one of the easiest, if not the easiest way to do that.
All the bloggers that I know are extremely happy people. Especially, if they have been blogging for over two years.
Full-time bloggers have a lot of freedom.
There is a link between freedom and happiness. (Thrive Global)
Additionally, they also always have an audience to talk to, as well as something to do. It just makes sense that it brings a sense of happiness.
37. Create Something You’re Proud Of
You will be proud of your blog.
It will be something that you put a lot of work and effort into. And it will also be something that you created yourself that has a positive impact on the lives of others’. So, why wouldn’t you be proud of it?
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Hopefully these 37 Inspiring Reasons To Start a Blog are enough to make you start your blogging journey. So, grab your laptop and write about the things you love to discuss with others.
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Author Bio : Sam Nelson is the owner from fivestarfunnel.com, a fast-growing affiliate marketing blog that offers practical tips for its readers.
Andy Thompson has been a freelance writer for a long while.Her passion in writing is her main drive in crafting articles that are engaging, informative, and meaningful. Her passion with blogging and digital marketing has given her a whole new opportunity to take writing to a whole new level.