Why Start a Blog?
Why start a blog?
People blog for different reasons, but most do it as a creative outlet or to share knowledge.
If you’ve visited my blog before you’ll notice that I post a lot about self improvement and empowerment, and that’s because I had felt lost for a long time and when I started to turn things around I felt really passionately about sharing what I had learned so that people like me could have better lives too.
When people get that excited about something they want to share it, and blogging is a great way to do that. And bonus, it can even become a steady source of income!
But Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging?
Yes you can! My first blog is still a baby blog at just over 1 year old, but I’ve still made some money. Not enough to live off of yet, but it grows every month and has paid for all the start up costs.
Many blogs don’t start making a living income until 1-3 years in, so you do have to make a commitment but if you’re really passionate about your subject then why not?
Is Blogging Hard?
There is definitely a learning curve to the technical aspect of blogging. WordPress.org took me 2-3 days to figure out, but once you get it it’s pretty easy. It took a few more weeks of getting my site just right, but I’ve pretty much just been cruising along since then.
After that the real work is promoting your blog and consistently writing new content. Sometimes I have a week or two of not being inspired to write, and then I have really creative phases. You just have to have a positive mindset and be committed through the lows and highs.
If you are ready to start a money making blog, follow the next steps!