Last updated on May 29th, 2018
The blogging industry is a vibrant and fast growing one indeed. It is estimated that as many as 6.7 million people publish content on blogging websites while another 12 million individuals blog via their social networks (Source: NM Incite).
Few more statistics below:
Research shows that as much as 81% of United States internet users trust in the quality and authenticity of information featured on blogs (Source: BlogHer).
According to BlogHer, 61% of internet users in the United States have made some purchase decisions based on recommendations from some blogs.
These statistics are quite revealing, to say the least. To state that the blogging industry is truly a vibrant one is not an over-statement.
The key industry player is bloggers, of course. There is virtually no good reason why anyone should look down on bloggers since we command such an important space.
But there is more; top 10 reasons to be a blogger and to put it in three words, these reasons rock.
In this piece I will share with you 10 reasons why it rocks to be a blogger. So, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Hey, I was in a hotel when I wrote this for you.
Why it rocks to be a blogger:
#1 Help to others
One of the good reasons why it rocks to be a blogger is the immense opportunities you have to help others. It feels good to know you are helping someone out there, you know.
The internet is home to millions of readers, and that includes readers from all walks of life.
Everybody is searching for quality contents online to meet one need or the other. It could be the need for some kind of business, investment, sports, health, academic or entertainment-related information that may make a world of difference in their businesses, finances, health, academics, social life or any other aspects of their lives.
And guess what?
This is where you as a blogger comes in. Your high value content is what others feast on. You provide them with the answers to thousands of issues in their lives and careers. You indeed get to help people with your blog posts.
#2 Unrestricted autonomy
With unrestricted autonomy comes a flexible schedule. No alarm clocks. You don’t have a supervisor looking over your shoulders and giving you instructions now and then. I hate that too. You have control over how you use your time, and that includes when to wake up from bed. Rocky right?
You have the freedom to do what you want and when you want to. You can take a vacation anytime you want to, as long as you have the money to do so; No need to secure an official leave ones a year just to take a vacation.
You do not need to report to work at a particular time and close from work at a specified time. Your working space is not limited to an office space, not even the confines of your home. You decide on where to blog, be it at home, on the beach, on the mountains and so on. You have that much autonomy. This of course is one of the essential reasons to blog.
#3 No entry barriers
There are absolutely no entry barriers; no need to have a high school or college diploma, no requirement to enroll for a course and get certification to join the blogosphere. People of different cultural, professional, geographical and religious backgrounds are making it big as bloggers.
See 10 Wildly-Successful Blogs That Earn Outlandish Incomes by Forbes. These blogs are owned by people from different location.
You just don’t need a degree before you can blog…
If you are a good writer, you have access to reliable internet connectivity and have got some time to spare, you are good to go. You don’t need to have some sought of a start-up capital. Sorry did I just say you do not need a start-up capital? You need it, just a little amount to cover domain and hosting purchase. And probably a theme if you want to use a premium theme.
You can actually learn on the go. There is a wealth of contents from other bloggers you can access for free online.
#4 Unlimited earning potential
As much as some bloggers are barely making ends meet, there are several others who are making heaps of money. I repeat heaps of money. If you put in the hard work and blog the right way, you could be making a lot more cash; there is no ceiling to how much you can make at any given time.
Let me throw out a list below for you…what every successful bloggers have in common.
- Hard work
- Great content
- Niche identification
- Implementation of white hat SEO techniques
- Strong audience
- Strong social media presence
Most successful bloggers earn far above what he or she could have earned working on a regular job and being tied to a specified salary.
You see the reasons why it rocks to be a blogger?
Let’s continue… The next.
#5 Pursuit of a passion
There is very little that can stop you when in pursuit of your passion, and there is so much more you can accomplish. Passion and work makes a great team. If you love writing, you can be truly satisfied pursuing a blogging career and achieving phenomenal blogging success. You get to do what you love and are passionate about and get paid good money for it.
#6 Get published
There is such an inexplicable joy in being published. The idea that you created a content that is widely available to readers from across the globe gives you feeling of fulfillment. This of course is not merely tied down to the possibility of being known (as in being popular or achieving celebrity/influencer status). Being popular may just be a bonus to the real joy you feel getting published and the extra income that may accrue to this.
As a blogger, you may write a book related to your niche and give it out for free or for a small fee. This is if you have a good enough traffic to your blog and you are seen as an authority in your niche.
Some publishers can pitch you for juicy books once they know you have a huge audience and that you are running a successful niche blog. This shows them that a book written or promoted to your audience will have a big market that will produce sales and eventual profits.
Who knows, there is a higher chance they would want to collaborate with you so as to have a win-win situation.
#7 Expenses are minimal
One of the reasons to blog is that, for the most part, it costs far less to establish and run a blogging business than it would cost to run some other businesses. If you were to ask me why it rocks to be a blogger? I will emphatically state that minimal expense is a good reason right there. Besides, good entrepreneurs don’t build up costs.
In a survey of 1,377 bloggers (the 4th Annual Survey) conducted by Andy Crestodina`s outfit in 2017, as much as 81% of bloggers stated that they work from home or at their home office. This goes to show there is obviously no need to incur extra cost on office rentals (Source: https://www.orbitmedia.com/blog/blogging-statistics).
#8 Passive/Residual income
You can make good money whiles sleeping or even on vacation. How? Contents you produced for your blog weeks, months and years ago (it needs to be a super good content) could still bring financial inflows to you right up to this point and even into your future. This is because the contents you published a while back are still enjoying Google’s first page.
Are there good reasons to blog? Hell yeah.
Below are some of the ways to earn money from your blog:
- Display Google AdSense ads
- Sell eBooks on your blog
- Affiliate marketing. Promote other people products on your blog through copywriting
#9 Hobbies into careers
It is not uncommon to find some highly successful bloggers who turned what once was considered a hobby into a blogging career. They are in every corner online. You can too and this is precisely one of the reasons to blog. Simply learn the basics of blogging and start blogging about what you love, the subject that gets your attention and the hobby you cherish.
Is your hobby cooking? You could actually blog about cooking, food recipes and the likes and in the long-term rake in good cash if you will stick with it.
You must decide the type of blogger you want to be.
There are two types of bloggers
- Those who blog for passion alone and,
- Those who blog for money and passion
I intend to publish an article and an eBook on how to start a blog, nurture it till you start making passive income from it. Expect it soon.
#10 No office politics
As a blogger, you do not need to be neck-deep into office politics at your place of work. Most often than not, your office is your home and so you will not have to deal with an employer or fellow employees.
The stress involved in staying with work teams and working together as a team is generally absent, except for instances you choose to employ the services of freelancers.
However you look at it, you will not need to jostle for the attention and favor of your superiors, for promotions and for other work-related goals. And if you aren`t an all-out extrovert, the pursuit of a blogging career may be exactly the kind of career that will not ruffle your shoulders and give you untold stress.
Are you a good writer? I suppose so. Perhaps it has never crossed your mind to consider a career in blogging. There are a lot more reasons to blog I can share with you but that will be for another day.
With not less than 10 reasons why it rocks to be a blogger duly considered in this piece, you should perhaps consider blogging as a career path; it needs not be your only career path. It could just be one of your many career paths and yet it can help you solve people problems and pay bills, if done right.