The Benefits Of Blogging!
Is Blogging Worth It?
Is blogging worth it? What are the benefits of blogging? I asked myself these questions a lot over the past 6 months, mostly because I wondered if I could make some income blogging! I was worried that if I didn’t make any money, I would be stuck in a job I didn’t like. Even worse, I feared I would give up on blogging because I wouldn’t have the time to keep up with such a ‘hobby’ if it wasn’t generating any income. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t blog just for the money, but if I’m going to allocate so much time to something, I need to make it worth it financially too. Plus, blogging can actually end up costing you money if you let it! Lucky for me, blogging has brought me some income and has sparked a passion in me I thought I had lost for good.
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The Benefits Of Blogging
Before I started this blog, I was a writer for news and magazines for about 10 years! I took five years off writing to stay at home and raise my little daughter. I was passionate about momming, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. I started thinking I was just experiencing a little late postpartum depression and was definitely suffering from anxiety. Little did I know, it was body trying to tell me something. I had to make some changes. I knew I was a writer because it’s all I’ve ever known, but writing for print media seemed like a dying field. I enrolled in college, studying social media marketing and with that, this blog was born! I only wish I started sooner. Blogging has helped me re-discover my passion. I was pasionate about momming of course, but I’m a writer and when given the chance to write about what I love and make some money, I can’t explain how happy that makes me:) It’s crazy how life works out when you listen to your intuition. If you’re feeling like you should start a blog, I say try it now!
Blogging For Money Or Passion | Why Not Both?
Before going back to school and blogging, I tossed around ideas like maybe opening up a cleaning business (I friggen hate cleaning) or bookkeeping because I can do it from home and it pays well (I am not even a numbers person… like at all). I thought of these career paths because the money is decent and the flexible hours would allow me to be there for my daughter when needed. But as you can tell, I had zero passion in those fields. I almost chose to settle. Almost! And, that kinda really scares me! How easy it is to settle for a job you’re not passionate about.
Making Money As A Blogger | How Long Does It Take To Make Money As A Blogger?
For some it can take years to make much money, but it’s defintely possible to make $500 or more a month in less than a year of blogging. But it’s going to take work.
If you want to make money as a newbie blogger, work on increasing your monthly views and raising your domain authority (DA) to at least a 10.
Having a higher DA and a decent amount of traffic will increase your advertising and colab opportunities. There are so many ways to make money as a blogger, from affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and advertisements placed on your site. However, I wouldn’t recommend monetizing until you hit around 10,000 monthly views, otherwise it’s not really worth it. If you haven’t hit 10,000 monthly blog views yet, keep pushing to grow your blog traffic by using the benefits of social media and SEO techniques.
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Sponsored Blog Posts
It can be a challenge to land paid sponsored posts as a newbie blogger. I don’t mind writing a sponsored post for free product, but I also wanted to explore paid opportunities! Getblogged is a blogger outreach network that connects bloggers with businesses. It’s a win/win, as the businesses get to promote their products or services and bloggers get paid! Most of the opportunities require a site Domain Authority of 10 plus, but there are some opportunities for lower DA blogs. They pay quite well too, compared to many other blogger sponsorship opportunities for newbie bloggers!
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Blogging For Passion
Imagine loving your job so much you can’t even get enough of it? I don’t know if this is normal or not, but I get so excited about blogging that I stay up super late writing and designing and then wake up super early to plan more blog ideas! The passion is real! And as my blog started growing, my mental health improved too:) I went from feeling a little lost and anxious, some days even depressed and totally unmotivated- to excited, confident, and obviously very motivated. The fact that I can make a part-time living from blogging in under a year is just the icing on the cake!
So Is Blogging Really Worth It?
There are so many benefits of blogging! Blogging has changed my life in so many ways! Not only has it helped my bank account, but more importantly, it has really improved my mental health! So, is blogging worth it? Well, my only regret is not starting sooner!
So many people settle for a career without passion because they get stuck in a job. They need the job at the moment and then get comfortable or they hate their job, but the money is too good to leave! Why not combine both your passion and career!
It won’t be easy, and it’ll definitely be a lot of work! But, I promise it’ll be worth it. I’ve seen too many bloggers giving it their all for like 5-6 months and not making the money they expected- so they give up! All I can say to that is, if you’re only in it to make money, than you haven’t found your passion! And, if you’re passionate about something, it’s always worth it🙂
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