In today’s economy, everyone is looking for ways to make a few extra bucks. Blogging is just one of many options, but it may be the right option for some people. Of course, the reasons to start blogging are endless, but here are five reasons to consider starting a blog for money.
Improve Skill Sets
To some, writing a blog is simply that: just writing. However, some people know that blogging can improve a large number of different skill sets. New skills (or even old skills improved) could include graphic design as new templates for the blog are created, improving writing skills, learning and perfecting SEO (search engine optimization,) and marketing or advertising the blog.
Over time, this could be highly beneficial to a resume and help the blogger land alternative jobs including paid writing gigs, guest blogging gigs or perhaps even landing their dream job.
Blogging for money often means hoping to reach a point where the blogger becomes self sufficient and no longer needs their day job. Dedicating time and energy to a blog may not pay off right away, but it may in the long run lead to self sufficiency. Though self sufficiency and being able to pay the bills may not stem from a single blog, it may lead to an inner drive that allows the blogger to find additional paying gigs.
Be the Boss
A huge perk many people desire is to be their own boss. This allows them to set their own hours and reap the rewards of their own hard work. Being the boss means setting their own goals, working at their own pace and setting their own deadlines.
Even paying just a single bill, such as the cable or cellular phone bill, can feel like a great accomplishment when it’s paid for by blogging. Over time, the blogger may be able to pay larger bills such as the groceries, the winter heating bill or perhaps even the monthly mortgage. Just keep in mind that making useable amounts of money can take time.
Over time, a blog can create passive income: income that comes even if little to no work is put into it. Of course, passive income only occurs after hard work has been invested since the beginning. The beginning of a blog could be anywhere from a few weeks to several years, depending on the blogger’s ambitions or topic choices.
Making a few extra dollars from blogging is a no-brainer. In the long term, blogging could potentially pay off, literally! Many reasons exist for blogging for money, but none will matter if you don’t have a passion for your work.
About the Author: Patty Kleen is a full-time writer who enjoys writing about personal finance, bad credit loans, insurance, and money-making tips. She’s an advocate of blogging and loves seeing people succeed at sharing the things they love with others.