Blogging has been around for years long before platforms like tik tok and Instagram. in the beginning blogging was hard and was left to those who only understood coding languages.
Today you need not know a thing about coding and still build a website that attracts millions of readers. truly times have changed.
Is it still worth it to start a blog now?
Yes, it is. blogging has become simpler and more advanced meaning there is an explosion of opportunities that are available to new creators.
Let’s explore the reasons to start a blog immediately.
Earn a passive income.
according to Forbes passive income is money you earn consistently with minimal effort. technology has provided such opportunities that were unheard of years ago. A monetized blog will earn you money while you are asleep. money can be earned either through ads, affiliate sales, courses, or more.
Getting started on WordPress is the easiest. You just need a domain and hosting space. WordPress has the simplest ecosystems where you can create a beautiful user-friendly site without spending cash on plugins or themes in the initial stages. get in touch with us to get started if it’s all new to you.
Teach and learn.
Steven R Covey of the 7 habits of highly effective people put it so eloquently.“to learn and not do is really not to learn to know and not to do is really not to know.”covey
blogging is one of the easiest ways to learn free of charge. many people refuse this approach because they convince themselves that they know little and thereby can offer little which is further from the truth. we learn from each other every day and grow. putting your services out is like your own free personal cv that people who like the services offered can employ you.
Build an online brand.
Am personally intrigued by digital marketers like Neil Patel and backlinko that have grown massively online and built their brands while doing it. when people interact with your work they come to trust you and find it even easy to purchase from you. famous brands like amazon or Alibaba have become billion-dollar enterprises yet few know their physical office locations.
Whatever niche you are in if you put in the work and are patient, building your brand is inevitable.
Meet different people
Am usually surprised by the number of emails I receive regularly from my readers worldwide and those who need my advice. if I had not put myself, online-only persons that I interact with on a physical level would know me and that is a small playing field if u ask me.
a guy recently emailed me from Poland and wanted to know how to set up security on his WordPress and block spam content, I have never been to Europe but certainly, my work has all thanks to this blog. go online today.
Become better at expressing yourself.
Writing is a form of exercise that makes your brain think and analyze information fast. before writing, I have to research and read through posts and documents so as to convey my message in the simplest way possible. a saying goes that your message should be understood by both a 5yrs old and 95yr old.
free yourself from the trap of trying to be perfect there’s always room for improvement. let your readers be the judge of your work. many times the negative comments we expect never come.
Experiment on different things
You can be a doctor by profession but like blogging about fitness on the side. blogging allows you to explore your innate passions and abilities and make a difference while at it. studies have shown that more than 43% of graduates end up not pursuing their college degrees.
blogging gives you a freedom that is rather constrained in other industries.
hope this convinces you if still not convinced re-read again you might have missed an important point.