A few weeks ago, I was in a nearby supper market where I met an old time friend. It was exciting we were seeing each other for the first time after high school, about 10 years ago. Boy! he has grown so big and a father of 2. As a matter of fact, this supper market is his. He’s just establishing it.
John had no idea what a blog is. That was kinda strange to me so I had to educate him after about hours of talks about our families, business, old school days, etc.
Quickly as we discussed, a question came up from John. That was shortly I told him I’m a blogger. He has read about blogging a few times on the Internet but, the term ‘blog’ was still cloudy to him. So he asked me “What is this thing they call blog?” lol I fell like I was being given much work here. I wanted to make things so simple for my friend to understand. So I told him a blog is simply a personal website on which you post your opinions on a certain topic on regular basis. His next question was “Can you create my own blog?” While it is very simple to start a blog, this second question is one of the reasons I started a series of posts on how to create a blog that makes money on my blog.
That definition I gave John is simple. I wanted John to understand he can start a blog right that moment and begin sharing stuffs. As we discussed on, I gave my friend 6 reasons to start his own blog
6 reasons to start a blog today
There are certainly more than enough reasons to start your own blog today. However, here are 6 quick reasons to begin with:
1 – Creating a Blog is very simple
Gone are those days when you have to be a hi-tech geek to be able to set up a blog. Technological growth has made it so simple for everyone to set up his or her own blog. However, you must go through a simple guide. One of my blogging friends, Garen Arnold has a really simple free guide on how to start a blog.
2 – It is very cheap
You can have your own blog fully running without breaking your bank. All you need is a domain name (Use coupon 99luv to get your domain for $0.99 from Godaddy thanks to Andy for making this code available.see here for more godaddy coupons), web hosting of less than $100 a year and premium templates of about $47. You may also want to get some premium plugins and all this put together might not cost you $200.
3 – It’s a business tool
A blog is a powerful business tool. If you have a business, a website without a blog, you are cutting off a great portion of your marketing value. If you want to maintain an active relationship with your clients, keep them informed while gaining new clients, start a blog for your business. Post your business related content regularly. This will largely help drive traffic to your business website which may not be updated on regular business. More traffic, more clients and more profit.
4 – It develops your knowledge
Since I started blogging, I have grown so much in knowledge and writing skills. I do a lot of research every week about the topics I write on. The fun is that it is an interesting exercise that keeps me awake and so informed. Bloggers are very informed people. If you want to grow your knowledge on a certain topic, create a blog on it and strive to update it regularly.
5 – It links you up with many people
This is an awesome point and I love it. Blogging is one activity that brings you closer to so many people both in your local communities and online. It’s a friendship tool that has no racial or tribal discrimination. As a matter of fact, with your blog, you can have friends all over the world.
The last time I traveled to Nigeria, I was hosted by a blogging friend. It was an awesome experience spending time with him and meeting his wife and 2 kids. I knew this guy online. We chatted together, posted on each others blog and finally met physically. Isn’t that beautiful what blogging can do? You will have people wishing to meet you everywhere 😉
6 – You can generate income from your blog
Your blog is a wonderful way to make money online. As a part time blogger, you can make up to $5000/mo from your blog. Full time bloggers make even much more. All you need is properly monetize and drive traffic to it.
There are many more reasons to start your own blog even right now if you haven’t. These are the 6 I discussed with my friend whose new blog will be live soon. I’m sure they are helpful.
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