One of my old school friends, Priya Agarwal, (also a follower on Facebook) asked me yesterday about the benefits of blogging because she intends to start a professional blog and wants to earn from it. She does not want to waste time.
Well, I’ve decided to answer this question in this blog post so that all of you can get it reaches out to all those who want to know the benefits of blogging.
Whether you’re a beginner just wanting to start out a blog to earn money or a business wanting to promote your existing business with a blog, getting a blog is beneficial for everyone.
Even though blogging is now a big game, most people fail to understand what makes blogging so powerful and beneficial.
To put an end to this, I’ve decided to compile a list of 7 biggest benefits of blogging.
If you’ve not yet initiated to start a blog, you’ll surely be enlightened by the end of this post. If you already have a blog, you’ll be certain once again of what you do.
1. You can start a new business
Many times, people start out blogging as a hobby, which later turned into a full-time business. In my case, it happened the same way.
Take the example of Pat Flynn. He started the blog SPI on Tumblr as a hobby but then, it turned into a full-time business after getting laid off in 2008 and now he’s earning over $100,000 per year. He’s also expanded his business beyond blogging to start out new ventures such as Green Exam Academy. He has done all this through sheer commitment and hard work.
Pat Flynn is a great example of how you can turn a simple blog into a big business.
2. You can become a better writer
Many of you love writing but you’re not sure of your grammar or style. You fear that people might laugh reading your posts or thoughts or expressions. You’re wrong.
Not everyone can be William Shakespeare or Agatha Christie and shouldn’t be as well. That’s because you should have your own style as a writer and people should respect you for that.
The main thing is that you’ll become a better writer writing pages day after day. Of course, this is what an active blogger spends on most of his or her time.
3. You’ll be a better communicator
As a blogger, you have to communicate with your readers regularly, with other bloggers, with people of your community and social network. The way you communicate with them depends on what you’re communicating.
For example, when you’re writing a post, you’re actually communicating with your readers through the post. You’re trying to convey your opinions about the topic and ultimately waiting to know their viewpoint through comments.
They’re commenting on your blog or social network such as Facebook. You are replying them. So, a sort of communication is happening at every level. This practice makes you a better communicator day by day.
4. You’ll land a better job
A research by MediaBistro says that 9 out of 10 companies look at online profiles before hiring someone. Employers want to hire someone who has a strong and positive online influence and what’s better way than blogging to do that.
Besides having an online influence, we all know communication forms an important part in getting a job. As you’ve already developed your communication power, the probability of getting the job will be higher.
5. You’ll increase confidence
When you become a blogger, you convey your opinions and ideas about a topic to the world. Now, millions of people will read your opinion and this way, you’ll establish yourself as an expert on the niche you’re blogging in.
So, as an expert, before you write anything, you need to find various resources, then compile them and write a post from your angle of view. Thus, you need the confidence to project your article from your angle to millions of readers, because some of them may come up with something argumentative, which you have to handle with confidence.
So, you can see blogging will help you grow your confidence in whatever you say and make you always-prepared for arguments.
6. You’ll increase your client-base
This is not for start-up bloggers but for those who already have a business. I’m assuming that you as a business owner also have a website for your business. But tell me, how many times do you update a page?
Let’s take an example of the About Us page. Would you need to update it often? Yes, of course, you can update it but every six months to a year (that too, a minor update!).
Websites are static; they are not updated often, so they don’t attract new clients. However, a blog that’s updated regularly can attract good leads from around the world.
The more content you publish that solves problems of your customers or potential clients, the more trust you gain and the more respected you’ll be in your field.
Besides, from SEO point of view, the more blog posts you publish, the more indexed pages you’ll have and the better your rankings will be.
7. You’ll make money blogging
Your blog can make you money. Even if you don’t have a business, you can make $$$ from our blog itself.
However, if you start out solely with the intention of making money from blogging, you might not get early success but if you can gain the trust of your readers and establish an online presence, your blog will eventually make money for you.
To end this up, I can say a blog can give you name, fame and money… all that a celebrity gets and you maybe in your inner heart crave too. 🙂
So, do you think about the benefits discussed here? Are you wondering to get a domain and hosting in 5 minutes and start a blog right now.
Wait… read how you could make money blogging before you start, so that you exactly know the revenue model you’re going to use your blog for in the future.
And don’t say me later I didn’t warn you. Read the next posts or ask me a question (if you have any) or convey your opinions before you go.
Now It’s Your Turn
What is the major one benefit you’ll get if you’re going to start a blog now? Or do you already have one? If so, then what major benefit did you already get by having a blog?