The Benefits of Blogging

Have you ever wondered WHY so many people blog?  It seems like there is a blog per person!  What’s the big deal?  Here are six benefits of blogging:

  • Blogging is easy.  One of the reasons so many people blog is because it’s really easy to get online.  With all of the tools available, you can have a really professional looking blog in just a few hours.  There are thousands of blog templates that are well designed and many can be modified with just a few clicks.  You can also add plug-ins to help create a blog that will do just about anything you’d like it to.
  • Blogging is inexpensive.  You can easily spend several hundred dollars on a website that is very basic.  A really professional looking blog can cost you less than twenty-five dollars and that includes the domain name and the hosting.
  • Blogging is profitalbe.  You can make good money with a blog.  Many people who began blogging about their passions for personal reasons soon found themselves in the limelight.  They also found themselves making some good money from their blogs.  For example, the movie Julie & Julia was about a real blogger who cooked her way through Julia Child’s cookbook.  The blog ‘*&^@ my Dad Says turned into a television program starring William Shatner.   Your blog may not get you in a movie, but you can still make good money from it.  You can promote products you love and earn affiliate income…you can promote your own products or services…you can earn money from advertising revenue.  Blogs with a lot of subscribers can demand high rates for ad space. 
  • Blogging connects.  Blogging is a way to connect to other like minded people.  You can get online and share your passions and by doing so attract and connect with people who are interested in the same topic.  Blogging is a great way to ‘meet’ people all over the world.  You can share, learn and grow.
  • Blogging can build your career.  You can use your blog to promote yourself.  For example, if you are a sales person you might create a blog about sales strategies.  You can then use your blog to establish yourself as a subject matter expert.  It can help you move up in the company, land your dream job or gain further exposure for your own business.
  • Blogging builds business.  Many businesses use blogging as a means to market, grow and profit.  If you have thought about starting a business online, you could launch it with a blog.

Blogging is popular for many reasons.  It’s easy.  It’s inexpensive.  It can be profitable and it’s quite fun!  Start your own blog today!

Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.

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