Want to start a blog but have no idea where to start or were stopped by fear? Fear that your writing sucks or fear no one will read your material?
I was there once, in fact, it took me over a year to actually start my blog. I was afraid to take the plunge, to spend the money and to divulge into the world of blogging.
But you know what? I couldn’t be happier that I started my blog. It has been a great outlet for me. A way to virtually connect with other bloggers and provide a creative outlet.
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5 Reasons to start a blog today
If you are still on the fence on if you should start a blog, here are my top 5 reasons why blogging really is great, and why you should start a self-hosted blog now.
1. Cheap and Easy to set up
The misconception about self-hosted blogs is they can be expensive. Well, let me tell you I was surprised at how little I actually spent setting up my blog. It was so cheap and I now own my domain and have established myself as a professional. A self-hosted blog tells your readers you are serious.
WordPress is super easy. I had my blog set up and ready to post in one night! You can set up your blog on your own or use a tutorial like Start A Mom Blog, which I highly recommend. I don’t think I would have started my blog if I had not gone through her training. She has what she calls a by the numbers program that gives you step by step instructions.
2. Help others with your experience
You don’t need to be an expert on the subject or your niche. You do, however, need to be good at researching, learning and growing within your niche. Having a blog is a great way to help others through your experiences. Don’t think people want to hear what you have to say? There is someone out there who needs to hear what you have to say. So share it!
3. Provides a creative outlet
As a mom, I feel most days are surrounded by the kids and their activities. Blogging gives me a creative outlet that I love. If writing makes you happy, blogging may be for you.
4. An opportunity you can earn money from
While it takes work and consistency, blogging is a great way to earn extra income. Growing and monetizing your blog is possible, whether you are looking for just a side hustle or a full-time gig anything is possible depending on the effort to make it work.
5. Join a great community
The blogging world is truly a community. You having the ability to make new friends, and create a tribe. Whether you are meeting new bloggers or engaging with your readers you are sure to make a few friends in the process.
What are your reasons for starting a blog? If you haven’t started yet tell me, what’s holding you back?
Interested in starting a blog I highly recommend taking Suzi’s course Start A Mom Blog. She gives you step by step instructions on starting a blog and really breaks it down so you can fully understand each step.