If you’re on the brink of starting a blog but aren’t sure if you want to make the leap, I totally understand. I was in your exact shoes a little over a year ago.
At that time, I wasn’t enjoying my day-job and felt no sense of fulfillment in my life.
I was so afraid that this was “it” in my life.
My days looked like:
- Commuting for 2+ hours
- Having no control over my hours or tasks
- Worked towards someone else’s goals instead of my own
- Coming home feeling like I accomplished nothing of purpose
- Had no creative outlet to exercise my passions
But ever since I started my blog, I finally found purpose and something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Something that excites me every morning and gives me purpose, drive, and income.
If you haven’t started a blog yet, here are my top 10 reasons why you should start a blog right now.
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1. You get to exercise your passion
I love simple and holistic living. I love fostering a community, creating products, and having complete creative control over the projects I do.
However, I couldn’t exercise those passions in my day-job.
I was expected to do a specific set of tasks, didn’t have much creative control, and was working to help fulfill someone else’s goals.
But with my blog, I have complete creative control over it.
I choose what I blog about, the type of content I make, and I have complete control over my creative projects.
My blog is my cozy house; my own little world I invite you guys to!
I get to craft a cozy experience just for you, something I was never able to do at my corporate job.
2. You get to make money blogging about what you love
We can all use an extra few dollars. Or a few hundred. Or a few thousand.
There’s always bills to pay: gas, groceries, rent, student loans, electricity, water, and more.
Imagine having an extra few hundred to even a thousand dollars a month.
Luckily, there are so many ways you can make money through blogging.
If you’re interested in learning the top 6 things I wish I knew about monetizing my blog as a blogging beginner, then you can grab the PDF cheats sheet that explains everything in detail below.
And you don’t have to be extraordinary or a one-in-a-million talent to make money blogging.
I’m honestly just your everyday ordinary person and I was able to make money online.
There are people out there who are probably a lot less qualified than you are, but are making big money in the blogging world.
You can be one of them too.
3. You will challenge yourself and your limiting beliefs
Before I started blogging, I never thought I was able to be an entrepreneur.
I had this notion that I would work in a corporate job for the rest of my life.
I didn’t think I was capable of running a business, nor did I think I was smart enough.
But I was wrong.
If you never tried something, you can’t just dismiss it as impossible.
The truth is, anything is impossible if you don’t take consistent action.
Within my blogging journey, I realized that all entrepreneurs started at zero but continued to grow, challenge their beliefs, and reach new heights.
Through blogging, I got rid of many of my limiting beliefs by proving each one wrong. It has been challenging, but so worth it.
It’s been an amazing journey and I still have a long way to go.
4. You’ll gain many new skills and grow immensly as a person
In order to run a blog, there will be a lot of things you will need to learn.
For me, I never believed I was a good writer.
It was something I struggled with and while it took others half an hour to whip up an essay, it would somehow take me a whole weekend to fumble something together.
But because I wanted my blog to work out so badly, I decided to write anyways, despite not being good at it.
And with my perseverance and consistency, I can now put together a blog post in a matter of a few hours!
The point is, there will be things you’ll find difficult and struggle with.
But if you’re committed to learning and improving yourself, then you are much more likely to make big money with your blog.
5. You’ll have something solid to put on your resume
If you’re not looking to blog full-time or need to find a job to support yourself, you can 100% put your blog on your resume.
There are a lot of skills that are needed for blogging: Marketing, copywriting, graphic design, editing, photography, email marketing, social media, and so much more.
And these are all highly valuable skills that you can put on your resume.
Think about it: most people are content consumers.
Not many people are willing to start a blog, write content consistently, AND market it to an audience. It takes a LOT of work.
A lot of work a lot of folks don’t want to do.
You are a part of the small percentage of people who are willing to do something out of the ordinary.
And it’s something that’ll set you apart from the crowd and ultimately, something employers like to see.
6. The Start-up Costs for a Blog are Extremely Low
If you’re looking to start a blog just for a hobby with no monetary intentions, then starting a blog is 100% free.
But if you want to actually make an income and have a blog that serves hundreds to thousands of people, then you need a self-hosted blog.
I have instructions on how to do this in my blog post, How to Start a Blog and Make an Income.
Compared to a brick and mortar store or even an online clothing shop, the costs of starting a blog is nothing in comparison.
There’s no inventory, no building you need to rent, no one you need to hire right away, and more.
All you need to pay for as a blogger is a hosting service and your domain.
I personally recommend Bluehost for your hosting. It’s super affordable AND you get your domain for FREE for your first year with Bluehost.
As you scale, you may want to pay for different services, but as a beginner blogger, these are the only two things you need to pay for.
RESOURCE: How to start a blog and Earn an Income
7. Your effort and work actually means something
Do you ever feel underappreciated at your job?
Or maybe you feel like what you’re doing isn’t making a difference at all.
I remember sitting in my office, being assigned dead-end tasks and projects.
It made my days feel even more meaningless and bleak.
But when I started writing content and posting videos for Bit of Clarity, I got comments telling me how healing my videos were.
I also get emails thanking me and telling me how much I helped them in their planning journey.
I never thought this would be possible. It’s such a 180 to my days where I felt like my work, and life, was meaningless.
8. You have control over your income and career
When I was committed to working a corporate job, I was frustrated about having to climb corporate ladders and hitting glass ceilings as a woman of color.
As a person who majored in the fine arts, I would never make the income of my peers in the engineering or business field.
My salary was pretty set and there wasn’t much that was going to change.
Just because I work a bunch of overtime and do extra work doesn’t mean I’ll make more money.
However, as a blogger and business owner, this is completely different.
You have a lot more control over your income and your career.
If you put more work into the right things, continue to learn, and constantly improve your blog, then the possibilities are infinite.
There are days where I don’t blog but STILL make money from my products. That never happened in any of my past jobs.
And it’s all because of my decision to start a blog.
9. You get to work wherever and whenever you want
As a blogger, there is nowhere you need to be in order to do your work.
All you need for a workspace is internet connection and a laptop. That’s it.
You don’t have to commute to an office or wake up at a certain time.
There are bloggers I know who travel while blogging and wake up at 12 in the afternoon every day.
Now, that might not be your style of doing things, but the point is, there is complete freedom in what your work days look like.
No more confining yourself to a cubicle and no more waking up at 5 in the morning to do a 2 hour commute every day, like I did.
10. Making an income as a blogger is 100% possible
As I said before, you don’t need to be extraordinary or a one-in-a-million talent in order to make money from your blog.
There isn’t a mystical, magical, secret formula in order to be a successful blogger.
I didn’t think it was possible for me to make money from my blog until I pushed aside my limiting beliefs and invest in myself and my goals.
As a result, I purchased the Launch your Blog Biz by Alex and Laruen at Createandgo.
I learned about blogging by stumbling across one of their blog posts and was immediately hooked.
Ten months later, I finally made the leap and bought the course and it was one of the best business decisions I made.
I went from making literally $0 a month to making over $200 a month in a matter of WEEKS. In one and half months, I made 2x the amount I invested in Launch your Blog Biz.
I learned everything I was doing wrong in my blog. I fixed it and immediately saw results. The only regret I had was not purchasing the course earlier.
And if I, a simple, everyday normal person was able to do it, I know you can too.
Your next steps…
If you’re committed to starting a blog, I highly encourage you to read my blog post, How to Start a Blog and Make Income to learn how to set up your blog the RIGHT way.
I also put together a PDF of the 6 things I wish I knew as a beginner blogger.
If I knew these, I would’ve been able to monetize my blog a lot faster.