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It’s asked all over the internet “should I start a blog?” Heres our answer.
Everyone knows that blogging is one of the many ways of earning an extra income, or promoting your existing business. But it seems that no one really know just how affective blogging is.
Blogging, in my opinion, is the absolute best way to promote almost any existing business or earn an extra stream of income. Why? Well there are lots of reasons. Some might appeal more to certain people more than others.
Why blogging is a good way to generate more income:
Blogging is an outstanding way to generate more income for yourself or your family. It will allow a level of freedom that almost everyone in the world will never experience in their life.
Blogging is capable of providing a massive amount of freedom to people who might be tired of working their boring 9–5 every day. Blogging will allow you to chose your own work hours, travel the world while working, and earn a great living while doing so.
Blogging will open up a whole new world of Opportunities that most people could never achieve from working a 9–5. Not only can bloggers travel while working, chose their own hours, and earn a great living, but there is a whole other list of ways you can take advantage of your blog.
For example, some bloggers use their audience and ability to make high quality content to get into luxury hotels and resorts for free. Hotels always need high quality content to put on their website. They also need coverage form people with audiences online. Some hotels, Ritz Carlton for example, require all of their locations to have a minimum number of people who do this every year. This creates a massive and exciting opportunity for bloggers.
Not interested in a free vacation? Well thats okay as there are tons of other opportunities out there just waiting for bloggers to take advantage of. Some bloggers use work with brands to get free products before they come out, some use their audience to meet people who are hard to reach. The sky is the limit for bloggers and people with audiences.
Networking with influential people:
Everyone knows that networking is extremely important in order to succeed at anything. Some people like to say “it’s not what you know, its who you know.” Blogging allow you to network with just about anyone you can imagine. Say you’re trying to get in touch with someone like a CEO in of a company that you enjoy. Do you think that CEO would be more willing to meet with you if you have a large following on a blog? The answer is yes. If you can bring someone value, they will always be more willing to do whatever it is you want them to do.
One nice thing about networking as a blogger is this. If you are able to network with the most influential people in your space, then not only can you get to meet someone that can help you, but you could interview that person. If that person links to your interview on Twitter or Facebook, you will get all that exposure that you wouldn’t before.
Earn good money:
Blogging, if you do it right, can be extremely lucrative. Some bloggers earn up to a million dollars a month! And the best part? They do so while choosing their own work hours, and traveling the world in free hotels.
The thing about blogging is that you will never earn money doing it if you don’t stay consistent and you’re not willing to do massive amounts of work without reward. Success with blogging takes time. You will never be able to start a blog and earn six figures right out of the gate. You have to stay consistent and love what you’re writing about.
Monetize your passion, hobby, or skillset:
So many people have things that they’re so good at doing, yet they only do it with friends. To me, it doesn’t make sense to work a job that you’re good at but you hate rather than monetizing a skillset or hobby that your great at.
The nice thing about making money from your passion is that you will never give up. If you enjoy blogging, and money is just a small factor, then you will have no reason to give up. This is why it’s so important to chose a topic you’re passionate about.
Making money from your passion is something that can pay off in your happiness more than you can ever imagine. Everyone should at least try to monetize their passion or interest.
Why blogging is a great way to promote your existing business:
Now that you understand that blogging is one of the best things you can do to earn an extra stream of income, lets talk about why it’s so good for marketing. Blogging, in my opinion, is the pest way to generate leads to any size business. Here are a few reasons why.
Get paid to generate leads:
Yes, you read that right. You can get paid to generate leads.The way we here at Turba Host do this is we promote our web hosting services on our blog, then we do affiliate marketing for products that we don’t sell. This is great because these are all products that our customers are going to find out about and probably use anyway. So why not earn money off of the products that your customers already need right?
You can also sell things like hats and t-shirts on your blog. For example, if you do marketing services, but you have a blog following then why not offer hats and t-shirts for your fans? This is great because not only are you earning more money to promote your business, but those hats and t-shirts are growing brand awareness. This will only work if your audience truly enjoys your content and likes you as a brand, though, so make sure you’re making good content.
Understand who you’re serving:
We all know that it’s extremely important to understand your audience and your customers are. Doing so allows you to optimize your product, advertising and content.
Blogging will help you understand your customers by allowing them a platform to interact with you more. You can also get valuable data from your blog like how many people visit your blog, for how long, where they’re from and more. You can use this to optimize your content for the best age group, location, and more.
Have a backup or retirement:
Blogs are great for business owners because they allow them to have something to fall back on. If your business closes it’s doors, but you still have your blog and your audience then you should be able to pay for your expenses.
You can also use a blog as income for when you sell your business, or when you decide to retire from your role. This is great because it allows you to chose your own hours, work from anywhere, and earn good money.
All of the reasons that it’s good for another stream of income:
At the end of the day, blogging is one of the best ways to bring opportunities to individuals and companies. You can use it to get rid of travel expenses, network with leaders and more. A blog can open the doors to a new world that you never would have known existed.
In conclusion, blogging is a great way to both grow your business, or build a new career.
Just remember, blogging success takes a while. You will never build a successful blog if you are not passionate about your topic. So make sure you choose your topic wisely because if you don’t, you will never get to experience what it’s like to be a successful blogger.
We will not get into the specifics of exactly how to start a blog in this article, but if you would like to learn how to, you can visit Turba Host Blog.