If you say Blogging is just for business than you are totally wrong. Most of the blogs on the web are maintained and run by individuals rather than businesses. I had started my first blog two years ago. In this between I have learned many new things that were previously unknown to me.
Whether you are in Job or run a business, I highly recommended you to start a blog. I recommend many of my friends to have a blog on a topic they have expertise in or to share their personal experience. In my view, Blogging has now become a part of my life. Many bloggers in the world had started a blog years ago and now they have chosen to blog as a full-time career & earning handsomely.
Though starting & running a blog at own will all about getting experience and knowledge. But you will get these goodies from blogging only when you run a blog for blog time. You will never get this blogging experience & knowledge from any job or offline business.
Let us focus on the benefits which you can get by starting a blog.
Top 20 Reasons To Start A Blog (Individuals & Business)
Below is the reason which makes you start a blog right now.
1. Share Your Experience & Thoughts
In these technological days, most of us use the internet on a regular basis whether on mobile or desktop. If you want to express your thought & views and show experience to the world. For example, if you want to educate or make aware people about an issue in society than you can write a compelling article on that subject. If you work on it with planning that article can easily go viral in social media and your views will reach millions of people.
2. Be A Better Writer
Working on blogging is all about writing. So if you want to become a writer or a better writer there is a no better option to go for a blog. Just take a look at famous writers like Paulo Coelho who is the author of many popular books. According to Wikipedia “He writes about three blog posts in a week”. As Paulo is a writer, he also started his blog.
Becoming a better writer takes time as you should improve in every single post. It’s all the matter of practice and this skill will help you if you publish an eBook, book, etc.
3. Make Money Online
If you are thinking that how one can make money just by running a blog, it’s the question faced by many bloggers who earn their bread & butter online. Most of the bloggers who work on their blog full-time face a question from their friends, colleges, and relatives on making money online. Most of them are unable to convince & make them understand it.
But Yes, its 100 percent true that you can make a living with the blog, if you do it in the right way and with proper planning. Though there are many ways including affiliate marketing, sponsored review but most of the blogger earns through Google Adsense adverting program.
4. Build An Online Business
Yes, you can build an online business with your blog. There are many pro-bloggers like Pete Cashmore from Mashable, Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income, John Chow from johnchow.com and many more have established their online business just by starting a blog.
Look at Mashable which is a leading digital media company. You know how it’s founder started the company, just by a blog. Smart Passive Income’s owner Pat Flynn enjoys more valuable time with his family & money.
Yes, you can also do it. But for doing this big task, you need proper planning & guidance.
5. Be A Better Thinker
Yes, blogging leads you to think in a better way. Let me give you my personal story. On daily basis, before writing any post, I have per-define that post in advance. I already fixed time for brainstorming post’s ideas and at that time I think much better than previously.
You should be aware of what you are writing currently & in the near future. All of this can be done by thinking & creating post ideas.
6. Learn Many New Skills
You can learn many new skills if you blog. From the day I had started my first blog and till now, I have learned many new things for which I have never taken any training. These skills include SEO, Web designing, WordPress Blog Setup, making blogging relationship and more.
All of these are never taught to me. In fact, all these skills are very essential for anyone to get success in blogging. Skill like SEO can not be taught but can be learned by personal experience. For beautiful-looking, web designing basics are also necessary.
7. Quit Your Job
In this point, I am not encouraging you to quit your 9 to 5 job. In fact, starting a blog with proper planning and work on it for a long time like 1-2 years can yield you a stable income from blogging. Most of the time this income will surely be more than a day job earning.
You should be in a hurry to quit your job. Rather just build the blog and stabilize & maximize the income. After that, you should think to quit your job.
8. Meet New People
Blogging will help you to meet new people. These like-minded new people will come from comments, emails, and social media. By posting valuable comments on other’s blogs regularly, you can easily build a great relationship with that blog’s author. There are many events organized specially for bloggers including WordCamp, conferences, meetings, bloggers meet, etc. You can meet many new people there and learn.
9. Be An Authority
By regularly publishing the epic articles on a single topic like SEO, web designing or any other, you can show your expertise in that niche. In a long-time, It will help you to become an authority figure in that category. It will surely help in your professional career.
10. Helps Other People
You can create a blog to help others. For example, a new blog is started on a topic of “android rooting”. It should post the process of rooting all of the android smartphones. Similarly, there can be a learn blogging. In my view, every blog should focus on a single topic and provide valuable content on that topic to help people.
Most of the blog’s on the web is here to solve the issue of people in several categories.
11. Grow Your Business
Still many of the organizations are not using a blog to promote their awesome products and to provide information about their achievement, award, and reputations. They are not using a blog as they are not aware about the real benefits of a blog for their business. Some of these benefits are the following:
- A business blog can make aware potential about their products and it can increase sales.
- Get traffic from search engine which is highly targeted and can increase sales in no time.
- Develop a relationship with pot entail clients.
- Build trust & reputation by providing valuable information.
- Lower marketing cost
12. Creating A Blog Is Simple
I highly recommend you to start your first self-hosted blog on WordPress. By working on a self-hosted blog, you will feel much more comfortable. All it requires a domain and web hosting service.
13. Valuable For Students
I recommend every higher-class (Starting from 8th standard) to start a blog and create articles on the topics they are interested in like tech, sports, health or any other. Create a habit of posting articles (no copy-paste). This habit will help them in the long-term for sure.
14. Improves English Language Skills
As most of the blog is in the English language so there is a high probability that you will start your first blog in English. As writing blog posts is all about communication, you have to be fluent in the language. In my blogging journey, i have greatly improved my English language skills.
Now I make very less grammatical mistakes than a few years ago. Still I make mistakes but improving & learning upon. Also my English communication skills has greatly improved. Daily I am including many new words in my vocabulary. It’s all happening due to blogging.
15. Gain Confidence Quickly
As you will think in a better way and write better, you will start to have unique point of view about a particular thing. Posting your unique view in the form of blog post helps you to gain confidence. You will feel “Stand out of the crowd”.
16. Improves Time Management & Discipline
Time Management is an important aspect of every blogger’s career. Without time management, we can not expect get success in any field. But I personally feel blogging helps me to get on track with the time. Now I complete my all work at right time. I already schedule my posts and writes post a predefined time.
But doing this on regular basis, you will create disciple in your daily work.
17. Be An Expert At One Topic
If you want to be an expert at one topic, go & start a blog. Let me explain this point. Suppose you are very interested in “WordPress” related tasks. You want to gain more & more information on WordPress. On a daily basis, you do research on those topics and gain knowledge.
You can post that researched topics & information by starting a blog and solves the problem of many people. By doing this task on a regular basis, you will expert in those topics. But it takes time.
18. Create Your Online Identity
Your blog is your identity on the web. If you gained authority than you can put your blog’s URL in your resume. It will help you a lot while interviewing. You can also show your photo to build trust.
19. Create Your Own Asset
A blog is considered to be an asset to a blogger. If you are building a blog by writing quality content and getting regular readers than it will be an asset for you in the near future. If it’s worth it, you can sell it easily and get money in no time. You can get the reward of the time you have invested in it.
- Take blogging as full-time and become an entrepreneur. Once again proper planning & execution and time require.
- Motivate & Inspire others by creating a motivational blog like addicted2succes.com.
- By becoming an authority figure, you will an internet celebrity in no time.
Conclusion: Don’t Miss The Opportunity To Start Blog
So these are some of the advantages of having a blog. These are meant both for businesses and individuals. Still there so many advantages of blogs, I can not list here. It means that unless you have not started & run a blog, you will remain inexperience with its benefits.
In a short line, I will say “Blogging is all about experiences”.