Hi friends! It's been a while since I've done a Blog Talk around these parts, but after several requests, I'm reinstating it as a weekly topic.
When people hear the word "blog" or "blogging", they may have a very specific idea about what it is or it can sound extremely vague.
The truth is there are ALL different kinds of blogs, bloggers, and niches out there and getting a blog up and running can be a little intimidating. Another truth is that it is NOT for everyone.
Tackling this weekly topic is an opportunity for me to pay it forward and help you learn from my experiences and mistakes - and possibly some awesome blogging friends of mine!
So today's topic is focusing on reasons why you SHOULD start a blog. If you have a question (or two) for future posts, I'd love to know!
1. You have ideas and information that you want to share with people.
Mind blown I'm sure, but really......a blog is simply a place to share information with other people to inspire, motivate, teach, encourage, entertain, or save them time and money. If you were to start a blog, what ideas do you want to share? Do you truly believe in them?? Then a blog is a great place to "put it out there"! Plus, it's YOUR website that you own!
2. A blog is a catalyst for future growth.
We have no way of knowing what the future holds and how things will change, but one thing is certain, change will be a part of a blog. As your blog grows and evolves, it can be what leads you to opportunities you made not have had otherwise. Blogging has the potential to be a stellar resume of sorts and a stepping stone to that next big thing.
3. You want to work from home and have a flexible schedule.
Not everyone has the discipline and ability to schedule and manage themselves to run a blog, but if you do, blogging provides an amazing degree of flexibility. You are literally in charge of your schedule! If you are a natural planner or willing to learn and set systems in place, you'll be successful in blogging.
4. You own a business and want to use your website to bring in more clients or customers.
The majority of businesses who utilize a blog gain more traffic than those that don't. Whether you're a small business owner who creates handmade goods or offer services such as a photographer, florist, or designer, it's a great way to help your potential client or customer get to know you and build a trusting relationship.
5. The earning potential is HUGE.
Now I'm not going to lie and say that blogging is a way to "get rich quick". In fact, for most it takes months of hard work and dedication to build a foundation and grow their audience and influence. That CAN be you with a plan and patience!
Building a business online has the potential to reach like-minded people all over the world, people who love you, what you have to share, and want to buy from you. Connecting and making a positive impact on people who "get you" are the fringe benefits!
I hope you guys find this "new" series helpful! If you haven't grabbed my FREE ebook on starting a blog, you can download it by clicking below.
I wrote this after realizing how I was blogging "all wrong" and wanted to share what I learned to turn it around. :-)