In August of 2011, I found out about blogging and decided to learn how to create a blog of my own, so I created Making Sense of Cents. I didn't know a thing about blogging and I never planned to make a penny from it.
But after learning how to create a blog, my life completely changed. I never realized it back then, but I'm so glad that I gave blogging a chance. Figuring out how to start a blog has definitely treated me right! Due to that, today I am going to talk about how blogging changed my life as well as the many reasons for why you may want to learn how to create a blog.
After all, blogging has been one of the best things ever for me.
Blogging changed my life and it allows me to earn thousands of dollars a month, all by doing something that I love. As you can tell from my business income reports, I now earn over $100,000 a month from my blogging-related services.
I definitely never thought that I would leave my day job as a financial analyst to become a full-time blogger either.
I found out about blogging one day when I was reading a magazine that featured a personal finance website in one of their articles. That website was super interesting as I knew that I didn’t want money to rule over my life anymore – I wanted to be in control of my financial situation and pay off my student loans.
This is interesting and hilarious because before that summer, I had no idea what blogs were, that they could even make money, or anything along those lines.
I did not create my blog with the intention of making money, rather I wanted to have a “journal” so that I could go back and track everything that I’ve done – I thought this would be a great way to stay motivated about my finances because I would be tracking them very closely.
It was all just a hobby and an outlet, but I soon realized how much I loved blogging and realized that it was for me!
In October of 2013, after a couple of years of blogging, I left my day job and became a full-time blogger, and I haven't looked back once. Learning how to create a blog has completely changed my life for the better, and it's something that I recommend everyone try if they are thinking about it.
Blogging changed my life in ways such as:
- I now love what I do and look forward to working each day.
- I am able to help others improve their financial situation.
- It will allow us to retire early.
- Both me and my husband were able to leave our day jobs.
- It paid off my student loans.
- We now travel full-time.
- I have a flexible schedule.
- I'm my own boss.
- Blogging gives me freedom.
There are many reasons to start a blog, and I have found it to be well worth it.
Here are 11 reasons to learn how to create a blog.
Blogging is a lot of fun.
Before I started blogging, I never gave it a single thought. Like I said, I didn't even know that they existed, let alone that it would be fun work.
Now that I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, I can’t imagine not blogging.
I enjoy helping others improve their financial situation, reading blog posts from others, finding new people to talk to, working on my blog, and writing especially.
I love waking up each morning to work, and I no longer dread work like I did when I had my day job. Blogging is both challenging and rewarding, as there is always something new to learn and you can reach many people through your blog.
You can help others if you learn how to create a blog.
Even though I didn't realize it would happen when I first started my blog, as it has grown over the years I have helped many people – including myself!
Your blog can definitely help others that you probably would have never reached without it. You may help them by showing them a new idea, help them improve their finances, create recipes, manage their life better, and more.
For example: My blog posts help and motivate others to improve their financial situation as well as their lives overall.
I have received many emails over the years from readers who I have helped, and it makes it all worthwhile. Helping readers is the best!
It's affordable to create your own blog.
Blogging is a very affordable hobby, side hustle, or business to start.
If you are interested in taking the steps to learn how to create a blog, I have a tutorial that will help you create a blog of your own for cheap, starting at only $2.95 per month for blog hosting (this low price is only through my link). In addition to the low pricing, you will receive a free website domain (a $15 value) through my Bluehost link if you purchase at least 12 months of blog hosting.
This means that you may be able to start your blog for less than $50 a year. I started my blog for super cheap – cheap blog hosting, I designed my blog myself (even though I had no experience ever doing something like that), and more. I did pretty much everything myself so that I could save money, while it was a learning experience, it was well worth it.
The blogging community is amazing.
I’ve made a lot of good friends through my blog – both other bloggers and readers. These have grown into great friendships that I probably would have never made otherwise.
Being able to connect and learn from others is a big positive of blogging.
You can be your own boss.
With blogging, you can be your own boss, and that’s a huge positive of blogging. You can decide what type of business you'll run, your schedule, your goals, and more.
Blogging can help you grow.
Blogging has helped me grow over the years.
I've learned to master my financial situation, my love for writing has grown (back in highschool, I never thought that I would be writing for a living!), I've met many different people over the years, and more.
You don't need previous experience to be successful.
In order to become a blogger and create your own blog, you really don't need any previous experience.
I'm proof of that because I didn't even know that blogs existed when I started Making Sense of Cents, and I definitely didn't know that bloggers could make money. I learned how to create a blog from the bottom up and have worked my way to where I am today. It's not always easy, but it's been rewarding!
With blogging, you'll have a lot to learn, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. It's challenging, but in a good way!
Blogging can allow you to travel and/or work from home.
Another great benefit of creating a blog is that you can work from wherever you want.
Because of blogging, I was able to sell my house in 2015 and have been traveling full-time ever since. It's great knowing that I can work wherever I want.
Plus, having no commute is really amazing!
You can make a living blogging.
If all of the positive above aren't great enough, you can actually earn a living by blogging.
No, not every single person will become a successful blogger (it's NOT a get rich quick scheme), but I know many successful bloggers who started in a similar way as I did – blogging as a hobby and it just grew from there.
I earn around $100,000 a month through my blog, and there is still plenty of room for new bloggers to make money.
You can earn money while you sleep.
One of the things that I love about blogging is that the things you do now can help you to earn somewhat passive income, such as through affiliate marketing.
With affiliate marketing, I can promote products that I already use and love, while earning a living from it even when sleeping.
I recommend checking out my online course for bloggers, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I earn around $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and I share my exact strategy and tips in this very informative online course. If you’re a blogger, then you NEED this course.
Blogging is a great platform for freelancers.
Not everyone wants to create a blog to become a full-time blogger.
Blogging can also help you land freelance gigs, such as speaking, virtual assisting, staff writing positions, book deals, and more.
By having a blog, people can find you easily, they can see a sample of your work, learn about you, and more. Without a blog, people may never find out about the services you offer.
How To Create A Blog FREE Course
If you’ve been wanting to learn how to create a blog, I have created an email course for those who are interested, but haven’t made the leap yet.
Best of all, this course is free!
With this free email course, I will show you exactly how to create a blog, from the technical side (it’s easy – trust me!) all the way to earning your first income and attracting followers. Each day for seven days, you will receive an email in your inbox that will help you from the beginning as you create a successful and profitable blog.
Here’s a quick outline of what you will learn in this free 7-day email course:
- Day 1: Reasons to start a blog.
- Day 2: How to determine what to blog about.
- Day 3: How to create your own blog. This lesson focuses on creating a blog with WordPress. My tutorial makes it very easy to start your blog.
- Day 4: How to make money blogging.
- Day 5: My tips for making passive income from blogging.
- Day 6: How to grow your traffic and followers.
- Day 7: Miscellaneous blogging tips that will help you reach success.
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