Now, this is a very interesting question to be asked to yourself. Do you think you should start a blog?
You need not start a blog because you are seeing other people are starting it and making money with it.
There is a saying Never do a job for money. And especially never start a blog by having a motto in your mind that you are going to make money.
You can read about what a blog is and what is blogging?
I do not think everyone should have a blog.
I know the above statement might sound a little bit odd to many people but that is the reality. Writing a blog and blog posts is a very spiritual thing to me.
I believe that if you are writing with your heart and soul then the article comes out to be a very composite reading piece of content.
What you write shows your personality. And if you are just creating a blog for the means of making money and hiring people to write articles for you from freelancing platforms.
Yes, you can definitely do it and make some money as well. But I would strongly resist it.
If you do this then you are not enjoying the journey of blogging. The journey is more important than the destination.
Great bloggers write a piece of content daily no matter how big their blog is or how big their business is.
Blogging is something that requires a lot of patience and hard work. Blogging is not only about writing content, you need little knowledge of the web platform you are using such as WordPress or Blogger.com, or any other platform.
If you want to start a blog and you are not aware of which topic to be chosen then you must read this article about finding your passion here: 5 Secrets About Identifying your Interests
Nowadays, the blog has become an essential part of businesses. Creating a blog and writing content around your product is a very creative way to generate more sales (This is generally called content marketing).
Different marketing techniques are being used to make more sales. You can read about different marketing techniques here: Modern Marketing Techniques: A comprehensive overview.
Of course, you can make money from the blog. But you need to consider this as an outcome of your work.
If you work really hard in creating a good blog that adds value to your targeted audience then you will definitely make money.
Money is required to live a good life but money should not be the only reason to start a blog.
The major advantage of blogging is that you will develop a good habit of writing.
If you can convince people through your writing then you are among very few people out there who have the patience of growing things big.
Writing is a skill and it is very difficult to reach the pro level unless you practice.
Important Questions to Answer to Yourself
Before thinking of starting a blog, I would suggest you take a pen and paper or you can open a notepad on your laptop or mobile device and answer the questions given below:
(Make sure you are writing honest and detailed answers)
Q1. Do you Like Writing and Why?
Q2. How are your communication skills?
Q3. What message do you want to share with your blogging career?
Q4. Can you do things on your own? Or you need a push?
Q5. Are you disciplined?
Q6. Do you have time at least a few hours a day?
Q7. Do you believe in having patience?
Q8. Are you willing to learn new skills?
Q9. Are you a quick learner?
Q10. Do you enjoy reading?
Q11. Are you a social person?
Q12. Are you an organized person?
Q13. Are you a creative person?
Q14. Are you honest & transparent?
Q15. Are you a hard-workingperson?
Answer all the question, it should not be a yes/no type of answer. I would like you to write in detail about what you understand about yourself.
Once you answer all the questions you should be able to understand that blogging is not so simple as it looks.
You may be asking me, why should we answer all the questions? This list of questions will give you a glimpse of the hard work which will go into blogging.
I have written this article especially to make sure that you are not taking a very immediate decision influenced by anyone or your friends to start a blog.
I want you to send me the answer to these questions with your small introduction to me and I will make sure I reply to you. Email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some articles I have written about starting a business as well:
- Why you should think about starting a business?
- Answer 15 questions for yourself before starting a business.
Blogging is also a type of business and when you are getting into a business then you should know many things as a business owner and one of the things is Digital Marketing as businesses are moving towards an online marketplace day by day.
Blogging is a very good platform for you to write about your passion. It creates value for you as well as your audience.
It will help you build authority for yourself. If you are a good blogger then it shows that you are consistent and very patient in real life.
I can assure you that Blogging will only help you in your life. But I don’t want you to start a blog just for the sake of starting it or for the sake of money.
I want your blog should be something where a user should read your article and say in his mind only (need not be a comment) Man this is good stuff!
Let me know in the comment below that are you going to start a brand new blog?