The day I fell on the word blogging was maybe my luckiest day, no wonder I did not hesitate to create a blog.
In effect, I was searching online to hypothetically import goods on credit but found this chance discovery far more affordable, hassle-free, and interesting.
I was a trained and published freelance writer, I had worked with a German import and export company, and at the time of my Google search I had gone back to teaching which unfortunately paid me a pittance on contract work.
The first three fields constitute my passion and the meager salary the Business English course brought me a disincentive. So, blogging, which combined my passions and could not only be done on a shoestring but also bring me a nice income, hooked me.
And, when I began blogging, I found other motivations why people need a blog. So I am going to talk about the first 4 that I had and then the other 85+ I discovered later on.
A. 4 Reasons Why I Started MyBlog
1. Little or no costs or experience required to begin
I start with this one because it was the lack of capital which had pushed me to search for a supplier of goods on credit basis. And finding that I needed no capital to start a blogging business was welcome news indeed.
However, my only snag in reaching for my blogging dream was how to send the $52 fee to start the course which was to guide me to create my blog.
Luckily a former classmate lecturing in Australia now accepted to pay on my behalf. But really, except for the guidance, I didn’t need to pay anything to build my blog on the free hosted blogger.com platform.
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2. Easy, profitable substitute for traditional work
While the primary aim of a blog is to serve people information on a particular subject, the medium has quickly become an outlet for goods and services.
In effect, online, people prefer to buy from those they trust. And who best to trust more than the blogger who gives you useful information to make informed buying decisions?
Bloggers therefore have capitalized on this to monetize their site traffic with clicks on contextual ads, and use own or affiliate offers, courses, coaching, consulting, etc. with an audience (visitors to their blog, email subscribers to their mailing lists, followers and fans on social media sites, …) to make good money online.
In my circumstances could I have expected something better than blogging?
3. Opportunity to write and publish regularly
Writing comes naturally to a few but the vast majority have to learn it. Yet, in both cases it is a fact that the more you write the better writer you become.
A beginning blogger, who wants to be successful, must post regularly to their blogs, anything from once daily to 2 or 3 times a week or even more.
I was writing regularly for the mainstream publishers but oftentimes got frustrated by the piling rejection slips. But the blog was going to be my own thing where I was free to publish as and when I wished. And tell me, who like to dig their own graves?
Anyway, not me! So now I can not only write regularly but also publish frequently!
Moreover, I may even get feedback from readers to help me become a better writer which could serve me for offline writing, creating ebooks, making a presentation, etc.
4. To continue imparting knowledge
Visitors come to a blog to learn more about subjects they’re passionate about or to find answers to matters which bother them.
The blogger therefore becomes a teacher and his blog a virtual classroom. And like the curricula from a school, you’d find as many blog topics as tastes out there.
I had been teaching students Business English for their higher national diplomas and degrees. Was blogging in affiliate marketing therefore not an opportunity to offer to a broader audience something similar I was already giving to my younger fellow countrymen and women?
Okay, now you know the four reasons why I had decided to have a blog.
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We will now go to the other piece to see why other people decided to blog or continued to do so.
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