There are so many reasons to start your own blog. I have emails from some blog visitors asking the reasons to start a blog. Yes, at first I also confused whether or not I will start a blog. I also do some research if it is profitable or not.
If you have any doubts, I hope this post will convince you to start a blog. Alright let’s see the reasons why you should start your own blog.
1. Leads to personal development:
To write blog articles you need considerable study and exploration to gather knowledge on the subject. You will gain new information and frequently force you into deep thoughts. You will be more intellectual.
Expressing your thoughts into writing form that leads to self improvement.You will think more intentionally who you are and what you will become and realize your dreams.
Blogging drives you to organise thoughts, planning and raise consciousness. Finally, this may be the opportunity to build up your skills to the full potential.
2. Establish your own valuable asset:
One of the reasons to start your own blog is, you can establish valuable online asset. By, starting a blog you are building a valuable online asset. I will advise you to create a blog in your own domain name like e.g. www.yourname.com or yourname.com. Yes, it takes time to create any significance value to the blog.
Once your blog grows older, you will gain more authority, more worth and generate passive income for a lifetime. Another thing if you heard about domain flippers, they buy and resell domains for profit.
Even a single blog(domain.com,.net) can sell for thousands of dollars. I have experienced it but I missed the chance to fetch some big profit.
Two years back I have another blog name Trustedreviewed.com. I run the blog for 6-7 months, there were 12-14 posts and some post even ranked in the search engine. I did not give much attention to this blog and let it expire. After realizing the value I tried to repurchase the domain. But to my surprise it has become premium domain, and the price has gone up beyond my expectations.
So don’t miss the opportunity to build your online asset. I can ensure you even you start today value will rise afterwards. By the way you can evaluate the value of the blog/ website by placing the URL in the worthofweb.com. There are different metrics you can analyze like:
Estimated worth of the site.
Estimated revenue per month
Estimated pageviews per month
Alexa Global ranking
User experience & User interface score
Domain & hosting score
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3. You can Make money from a blog:
Yes, you can make money from a blog. This is the main reasons people are creating articles in a blog.Many have reported on how to make money from a blog. If you have not started a blog, this result turns out to be an inspiring point. According to Lifehacker.com “9% make $1000 to $10000 in a month, 4% earns above $10000 and the rest less than $3.50 per day”.
Earnings from blog depends on many aspects like monthly traffic, content quality, monetization strategies, marketing techniques etc. Harsh Agrawal owner of ShoutMeLoud.com shared the January 2016 blog income report in his post.
Now getting to the point, you can earn money from your blog by various methods:
One of the popular ways to make money from a blog is implementing cost per click(CPM) or Cost per thousand impressions (CPM).
Ad networks provide the advertisement for publishers like you. You only need to place the code in your page and run the ads.
Here are top Ad networks you should try for your blog:
Start your own blog for affiliate marketing:
Affiliate marketing is the best and quicker way to make money from your blog. Why? Because you don‘t need to create your own products or services to sell. You can build a good relationship, trust with your audience and then recommend the products or services to earn commissions.
In that way you are genuinely helping the people by offering services. In return you have the opportunity to earn commissions.
Some of the best affiliate programs are:
Commission Junction (CJ)
Many bloggers earn thousands of money selling eproducts they create. Eproducts like ebooks, ecourses are hot selling nowadays. If you are good at any skills like music, singing, cooking, dog training etc. you can create your own courses or ebooks to sell in your blog.
Do you need more details to convince you? All right! You can read more details in bloggingbasic101.com.
4. You can help other people and makes you a better person:
There are many people who needs help. They search in Google for information to get solutions for their problems. And you provide the information in the form blog post. If you have quality contents, your audience get the solutions.
You can interact with your audience to build relationship, trust and gain more confidence. This will makes you a better person and have a good feeling.
5. Blogging is free or need less investment:
Blogging is free. You can start your blog in free blogging platforms like WordPress.com, blogger.com, Tumblr, Medium, Ghost etc. However blogging in free online platforms have limited functionality, themes and plugins. All of your post contents are not even your property.
You may have less freedom to grow and create any type of post. So if you are looking to grow and earn online income with your blog, then free blogging is not the great option. I will suggest you to get your own domain as per your niche. Choose best budget freindly hosting and start your blog.
I have started my blog with linux Cpanel shared hosting. It is great to start small and save more money. Since I don’t have much site visitors shared hosting is performing well for me. I will recommend Hostripples hosting service provider for starting a blog. Their hosting service is budget freindly and no upsells. Hosting starts from $1 in a month(Rs.35/ month in India).