Many people want to start blogging but are curious about the profitability of the process. Is it really a good way to earn money?
Is Blogging Worth It?
In short, yes.
It’s a legitimate, long-term business model and one of the most common ways to make money online. Plus, it can be done without the use of social media.
You have to learn the theories of content creation and keyword research. Then, you have to push out massive amounts of content. As marketers, content is what makes you money.
Why Is Blogging Popular?
One of the main reasons blogging is so popular is because, once you start putting content out on a consistent basis, a “snowball effect” happens.
Your income starts to become residual. Meaning, you’re able to post content once AND continue to profit from it year after year.
Another reason blogging is popular is because you basically get to earn money by creating content within profitable markets that you are passionate about.
Everyone has interests and hobbies that could turn out the be profitable — even if they don’t know it. For example, one of my first blogs was related to what I studied often. As a result, it was REALLY easy for me to create content and see some success pretty quickly.
Since I knew the industry and niche so well, I was basically able to generate content off the top of my head. All I really had to learn was how to set up a blog and create posts like this.
Once I started seeing some money roll in, it gave me the confidence (and money) to work within even larger markets. I’ll admit that I felt like “the man” at this point.
What Is Blogging Like?
Blogging is similar to being a freelancer or having a business: Your skills determine your income.
It’s just like an RPG (role-playing game)! At first, you start with 0 skills. Then, with time and practice, you start to have some results.
Everyone that’s not truly successful will tell you that “the market is oversaturated”, “that you need that special product that costs thousands” or “that you need to come up with something super innovative.”
However, you only need to “play the game” long enough to become a “master craftsman.” If you have a dream, a little hope, and free time. It’s possible to make more than enough from your blog.
Blogging is something you can do around your own schedule, and last, but not least, it’s cheap to get started.
There are quality courses out there that offer FREE training, and you can find numerous instructional videos all over YouTube.
Joining Reddit groups, Facebook groups, and Discord channels is a great way to meet other content marketers and veteran bloggers that can help you along the way!