Reasons You Should Have A Blog As A WriterMelody
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Permit me to say blogging is a perfect business for writers. I will talk a little about that soon. However, we are not going to be talking about business in this post. As I will assume writing is already a business or a side hustle for you if you are reading this post. Hence, what you are going to be learning today is why you need to have a blog as a writer. Whether you are a full-time writer or just writing on the side.
Having a blog comes with a lot of benefits, and some of them are the reasons that will motivate you to start your own blog.
What is a blog?
I would not want to assume everyone reading this knows what a blog is or what blogging is all about. Hence, let us quickly see what a blog is for a better understanding of this topic.
Wikipedia defines a blog as an informational website published on the world wide web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.
Firstsiteground.com defined a blog as an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first, at the top. It is a platform where a writer or a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
I love the second definition of what a blog is. It already opens your eyes to why you should have one as a writer and I will talk more about this shortly. Now that we have an idea of what a blog is, let us see in detail why a writer should have one.
Reasons you should have a blog as a writer
In no particular order, here are quality reasons for you to have a blog as a writer. These reasons will open your eyes to things you never knew.
Starting a blog is easy and cheap
Starting a blog is easy, you can set up a blog and get it running in less than an hour. There are thousands of resources to put you through and free platforms where you can set up a blog. However, for better results, I will not advise you to use free platforms.
Once your blog is set and live on the world -wide web. For starters, you can run it cheap. In case you think you need a lot of money to own and run a blog, you are wrong. I have been blogging for some while now and I have been doing it cheap and getting results. You can see how I do it here.
However, do not get me wrong, there are expenses in blogging. But you can start cheap and invest much later once you get a grip on what you are doing. You can even get cheap hosting from Bluehost.
Blogging involves a lot of content creation
Contents in blogging simply mean creating a blog post or writing an article. To be sincere, this should not be a big deal for a writer.
One of the biggest challenges faced by bloggers in every niche is consistency in content creation. Hence, blogging should be a comfort zone for a writer because you are doing what is normal to you. Click To Tweet
I mean, a writer should not find writing 1000 – 2000 words content at least twice a week as a big deal. If I, a regular person who is not a writer but just a blogger finds it ok. You should be ok with it too.
If I was to rank my reasons as to why you should have a blog as a writer, this would probably be number one.
Chances of earning increases if you have a blog as a writer
There are so many ways to earn with a blog and one of the most lucrative is sponsored post. Sponsored posting is when you get paid to publish content on your blog.
If you write the content yourself you charge higher. Sometimes the clients already have the content, they just want it to be on your blog.
What I love about sponsored posts is this, there is no fixed price. You give your own price. I know of bloggers who make between $50 to $1000 on a single sponsored post. One close example is Lidiya from Lets Reach Success. There are many I can mention, but we are not here to talk about bloggers.
This can be second on my list as a concrete reason to own a blog as a writer. However, there are many other ways to make money as a writer.
With a blog, you build your Portfolio as a writer
I do not know what writers call a collection of their expertise, work experience, and achievement. But I will use the word portfolio. In other fields of works, it can be referred to as a resume.
Your blog is the one place you can comfortably save your work. Not only you can see it, but the whole world. When finding new clients your blog shows your work and gets you your ideal audience.
On a blog, you get to be you, your authenticity and uniqueness, is what will keep readers flowing in and you can turn them to customers. Your style of writing and tone should be unique and different. This is another thing I love about blogging.
You build an online presence with a blog as a writer
Whether you write full time or part-time, building an online presence is very important. If you plan to make some income with your writing, then you have to treat it as a business.
The first step to building an online presence is through your blog, which we have established that fact. The next simple step is creating social media pages that link to your blog.
Have a Facebook page, twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn just to mention a few. Join forums like Reddit. Do not try to be everywhere at once, grow gradually, and see better results.
The more you build your online presence, the more your work gets seen, the more chances of making a living from your passion. Hence, your blog as a writer is the gateway to building an online presence.
Having a blog as a writer comes with a lot of benefits. If you are not writing for the money, then you are doing it for passion. Either way, every writer wants his/her content out there to be seen and the best place to achieve that is on a blog.
A blog will help you document your content in a way everyone benefits from it. And how amazing will it be to be able to earn from doing what you love? Your answer would be super amazing.
Now that you have seen the priceless benefits of having a blog as a writer. You can start your blog in minutes and run it cheap, as I have been doing.
This is a guest post by Rachael Tanze a.k.a Girl Hustle. The brains behind Broke Girls Gets fixed. A teacher by profession and an online entrepreneur by passion. She blogs at Brokegirls get fixed.
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