When you hear the word ‘blog’, what comes to mind? Have you considered starting a blog?
A blog (weblog or web log) is a website consisting of entries (also called posts) appearing in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first (similar in format to daily journal).
Blogs typically include features such as comments and links to increase user interactivity.
In this report, I’ll share with you interesting reasons why you should consider starting a blog today.
Also, you’ll find an easy to follow guide on how to create a blog all by yourself in few minutes and other useful information to make the guide achieve its purpose.
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I’m sure you know what that means, in the next few years, there’ll be more blogs than what we can imagine and you’ll be left out if you don’t consider starting a blog today. Without wasting much of time, let’s get to the real thing.
6 Reasons You Should Consider Starting a Blog
I guess, the following are one of the major reasons you should start a blog. Let’s see if you’ll find one or two reasons to start one.
Stop Living in The 19TH Century
We now live in the digital era (information age), where every individual is searching for information that will help improve his/her life. Where else do you expect to turn to? Search engines.
Blogs now bridge the gap between information demand and information supply. As long as you blog about a topic or area of interest, there’s always a listening audience ready for you.
Your audience will see you as an authority and this will definitely lead to new business and career opportunities.
Build an Online Presence
Offline businesses have started to realize how important it is to get their businesses online. 58% of over 3 billion internet users worldwide use the internet for shopping.
Most consumers look up information about a product or brand online before getting their hand into their pocket go buy anything.
A business without customers isn’t going to stand for long and small businesses that are offline have started to realize that their customers are on the go, online.
These businesses have found ways to put their businesses in front of people always, by extending their products and services online for wider a coverage. They blog around such products or services.
Take Up Challenges
When you take up something tasking that you’ve never tried you’ll have the opportunity to grow. Sure, blogging is tasking and anyone who says the opposite hasn’t tried it.
As an individual such tasking activity like blogging helps you develop more skills. It’s a learning experience. You learn how to write and through that, you can learn a lot about yourself.
Find Out More And Give Yourself A Voice
I guess, those who’re able to express their thoughts with words are writers. I write to express myself and develop what I stand for. I start with a blank page and everything that comes after that is coming from within.
When you blog, you write about anything that interests you and you’re free to discover who you are and how you can add value through your blog.
It Is Affordable and Easy To Set Up
To Build and own a blog doesn’t Cost you a leg, and also it doesn’t eat up your 24 hours. Even if you’re not skilled in the art of web designing, you can get to build your own blog by yourself.
Before I give the last tip on why you should consider blogging, here are 10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know about blogging
I won’t hide this from you; you’ll have to spend some money to buy a domain name, hosting service etc. Nothing to worry about, they’re very affordable and the investment is worth it.
It Can Help You Make Real Money
When there’s value, you’ll definitely have a growing audience and you can definitely earn real income from your blog.
There are techniques world leading bloggers have put in place to make money from their blog and you can start to make some real money as well when you do start. (If you haven’t).
In our power blogging training (which you’ll come to know in the last lesson of this course), you’ll learn what’s happening behind the scene of every profitable blogs, what we do at oasdom and how we do it to profit online.
Let me run you through some other benefits of blogging:
1. If you want to start an online business of any kind, blogging around that business is one of the fastest ways to scale up and make money. In my post on how to start an online business in Nigeria in 7 easy steps, you’ll find some other tips.
2. Blogging helps you make money online. Yes, though not a get rich quick scheme, bloggers make money from advertisements, paid posts, donations, product sales etc. In one of my hot post, I explained in detail the 6 solid ways to make money online from your blog.
3. Blogging helps you become a better writer and published author. Did you know that stating that you’re a writer or blogger in your CV gives you more edge when answering job interview questions?
4. Do you have a local business? Gaining more exposure and having more clients to patronize you may seem daunting, but having a blog helps you win that battle.
There are 6 hot digital marketing strategies you should put in place to market your business and get the most out of your blogging efforts.
5. Your blog contents are vehicles that conveys subscribers, leads and revenue. More traffic, more customers and more sales. Once you’ve created value-adding contents you can get traffic to your website.
There you have it. The world is online and you need to join the trend. Stop being the downloader, be the uploader.
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