There are some gurus out there telling people that blogging is dead, but this is not true at all, that is why in this post I am going to share with you 10 reasons why you should start a blog.
Can you make money blogging in 2022?
This is the question I get every day, the simple answer is yes, you can make a lot of money blogging, I own several blogs and I make money from all of them and I know many people who make full-time blogging.
10 reasons why you should start a blog
So here are the reasons why.
1) Income for years to come
One of the reasons why you should create a blog is the possibility of creating an income stream for many years to come.
If you publish high-quality articles on your blog, they will keep bringing traffic and sales to your blog for many years to come (as long as the information is relevant).
I have a blog that I create 3 years ago and posted a few articles, and I still get sales from it.
2) Cheap to set up
I had a local store before moving online, in order to make my business run, I had to rent a store, buy merchandise and stay there all day waiting for customers to come to the store.
The good thing about blogging is that it is very cheap to set up, you can get a domain name and host for less than $1oo per year.
For the domain name, I recommend Namecheap.
For the hosting, I recommend Cloudways.
3) It could replace your job
When your blog starts to gain traction and start making you some money, the income will increase very quickly.
Depending on where you live, this income can replace the income you get from your job even in less than a year.
For me living in Mexico, I was getting around $10000 per year, to have a blog that is generating about $900 was enough to replace my income.
If you make more money from your job, let’s say $10,000 per month, it may take you more time for your blog to replace your income.
After reaching this point most people decide to leave their job some do not, and I did not leave my job. Actually, I like my job.
4) You could work from anywhere
This is another thing I like about blogging, you can blog from anywhere. Sometimes I blog from my bed, sometimes at the beach, sometimes I go to the library, and when I travel I write a lot of blog posts during my flight especially those long hauls ( my favorite route is Mexico City-Instabul, which is 13 hours on the plane).
So if you are the type of person who likes to travel the work, blogging is for you and you can start one today.
5) Your blog can explode
When you start blogging few people will be reading your blog, as you publish more articles, you will attract more visitors.
As your blog becomes more popular there is a possibility of your blog exploding, this is what I mean, let’s say your blog gets 1000 visitors per day and makes you $100, one day you will wake up with and your blog will be receiving 10,000 of visitors and $1,000, and that will change your life forever.
All you need is one article that will get viral, but it is very difficult to predict which one, so keep blogging, and before you know it your blog will go viral.
6) It is a great community
When you have a blog you will be able to connect with other bloggers, most bloggers will be more than happy to help you out, you can ask questions and other bloggers will be happy to answer them, you can use your experience and help others.
There are many great bloggers communities on the web, just go to Facebook and find groups that are related to blogging and you will find a lot of them.
My favorite affiliate/blogging community is Digital Worth.
7) Work at your own pace
When you start a blog, there is no boss to tell you when you should blog, and no one will force you to blog, you can choose the schedule that suits you.
You can blog every day, you can blog every weekend or when you feel like it( I do not recommend though).
This will give you flexibility, for example, you can still have a normal job and still run a blog as I did, you can write two posts per day and accelerate your success, the choice is yours.
8) Spend more time with family
When you start making money from your blog, it can give you the freedom to spend more time with your family.
Since you have a flexibility of time, you can choose to spend more time having breakfast and dinner with your family, you can take your significant other out, travel, and do anything that will keep your family together.
9) It is a good investment for the future
Do not get me wrong, starting a successful blog is hard, and it may take you a long time before you start seeing and type of income and most people quit before reaching the point that the blog will generate the money.
But each article you post in your blog is an investment for the future, let me put it like this, let’s say that each article you write will make you $1 per day three months from now, if you write one article per day in three months you should start making at least $100 per day.
So each article you post on your blog is a future investment.
10) It will open new doors for you
Blogging is great, your readers will see you as an expert on the topic, companies will start contacting you for your advice, and you will start getting speaking gigs, book proposals, etc. The limit is not the sky here, the limit is your imagination.
You have no idea how many companies want you to work with me, many of them want me to promote their products in my blogs but one that caught my attention was Resideo, yes the former Honeywell home, in June last year they contacted me to form part of their digital marketing team, guess how they found me, one of their recruiters read my blog.
Those are my 10 reasons why you should start a blog, do you have a blog? if yes share your link in the comment section below, and if the answer is no, it is time to create one, here is how you can start a money-making blog.