Why You Should Start A Blog? 4 Benefits of Blogging

The Benefits of Blogging

I believe anyone interested in entrepreneurship, internet marketing, working from home, starting an online business etc. should heavily consider starting a blog that they can build either a part-time or full-time business around (yes you can make a full-time living blogging if done correctly).

Why Should You Start A Blog?

There are numerous advantages of running a blog that we’ll briefly touch upon in this post.

However, it does take some initial work to get things up and running.

And it also takes work to maintain and update your blog with fresh content that both the search engines and your visitors will love.Why You Should Start A Blog

If you’re thinking about starting a blog of your own, make sure to set realistic expectations and be in this for the long-term.

Hopefully that didn’t scare too many of you away as now we’re going to get into why you should start a blog and the wonderful benefits it can bring to your life.

Why You Should Start A Blog? 4 Benefits of Blogging

Now this is just a small sample of the benefits that blogging can bring.

There are dozens of other reasons I’m leaving out for the sake of keeping this post short and to the point.

But these are just a few of the main benefits of blogging that come to mind when I think about my own site here.

1.) It’s a Healthy Outlet:

A blog is a healthy and productive way to release stress, thoughts, opinions, ideas, knowledge, or anything that you may not be able to voice in the “real world”. It’s your own platform where you can say whatever you want and write about whatever topic you wish.  This can feel very liberating and is great way to relieve some tension and get your thoughts out rather than keeping them all jumbled up inside.

2.) It’s An Online Asset:

You have to begin looking at blogging as having an online asset that is up 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year…that is if you pay your hosting fees :).  This thing is constantly working for you in the background when you’re sleeping, out with friends, on the beach, playing golf, eating dinner or anything else.  You have to begin to realize the power and freedom you have with running a blog.  This awareness alone is a game changer and propels you in the right direction.

3.) It Can Produce Extra Money

Let’s face it, extra money never ever hurts and blogging can be a great way to produce an extra income stream and for some people life-changing amounts of income.  There are tons of ways to monetize your blog so that it produces a passive income for you for months and years to come. From affiliate marketing, to launching your own product, to building an email list, to allowing people to advertise on your site, to offering sponsored posts etc….sky is the limit in terms of income and there is no ceiling with blogging.

4.) It Helps Other People

Probably the most satisfaction I get from my own blog (and I know this is the case with many other bloggers) is helping other people succeed or even helping them take the first initial step in getting started.  When you provide your readers with incredible value, everything else with your blog just seems to fall into place.  Of course you still have to do proper SEO work, update your blog with fresh content, monitor any technical issues that crop up and much more…but one of the most important areas to focus on for the overall health and growth of your blog is to help other people by producing valuable content.

I hope this makes things a bit clearer on why you should start a blog and some of the benefits/advantages blogging has compared to other business models.

The biggest hurdle I see in blogging is simply getting started.

If you’re on the fence and are even somewhat interested in starting a blog, I advise you to read this post here.

You can be up and running within a day, no joke.

Do any of these benefits laid out above resonate with you in any way?

Are there other benefits that come to mind when you think about blogging?

Please let me know in the comments section below!

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