Why You Should Start A Blog

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Every single day, people are making money online. Daily people are starting a blog or launching new blogs. It seems like there are more and more new blogs in different niches popping up all the time.

I’ve heard some people say that there are too many new blogs out there, but who cares? I LOVE GO-GETTERS. But what I LOVE even more, is the different ways people are making a living doing what they love. It doesn’t matter what it is, I love new and fresh perspectives on everything!

In October of 2013 I started my blog for multiple reasons; I was preparing to release my first book and I needed to establish my own platform. Writing also helps me cope.  I wanted to have a “paper trail” so that I could go back and track everything that I’ve done leading up to my book launch. Before I knew it, I found a passion writing about a variety of things and blogging all of a sudden became a really fun side hustle for me.

When I started my blog a few years ago, I didn’t really think of the direction that my blog would go in, or where I’d even be with it down the road. I didn’t think I was going to be blogging for a year, I just wanted to put content out around my book.

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Before I started my blog, I was doing what I thought was “normal.” Paying down credit card debt and my student loan debt, etc. The goal was to “one day” have everything paid in full. I also never really thought about becoming “financially independent” because I didn’t know that it was even realistically possible. When I failed to become a professional athlete (NFL) many things no longer felt possible.

My views on life and personal finance has completely changed since I started my blog, and all for the better. Being more hands on with my investments and paying off debt has helped improve my life overall. If you are interested in starting your own blog, please read my post How To Start a Blog, and also be sure to check out all of my other posts in my blogging series.

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Below are reasons for why you should start blogging:

  1. To Have Fun

Before I started blogging, I never gave it a single thought. Now that I’ve been blogging for a few years, I couldn’t imagine not blogging. I like reading posts on other blogs, finding new people to talk to, giveaways, and especially writing. Blogging is a fun hobby to have, regardless of the subject that you talk about. Blog about what you enjoy to talk about! Pursue your passion…

  1. To Blog For Others

Not everyone blogs for others, but I like to talk about business, entrepreneurship and personal finance. I enjoy helping other. As an Social Media Influencer, I have learned a lot about blogging, extra income, investing and everything else. If other bloggers never talked about extra income, I probably would have never pushed myself to create side hustles.

Hopefully my blog posts help others and motivate others to be awesome with their finances as well. For example, I hope that all of my extra income posts help motivate others to create multiple streams of income. I hope that others will want to pay off their high interest student loans. I hope that others want to become more in control when it comes to their finances.

Related: How To Start A Blog

  1. To Be a Part of an Awesome Community

I’ve made a lot of good friends through my blog. And I love receiving emails from readers and blog-friends that I’ve made. Being able to connect and learn from others is one of the biggest positives of blogging.

  1. To Grow

Without my blog, I don’t think I would care as much about personal finance. Yes, I care, but I most likely wouldn’t be so focused on extra income like I am now.

I also wouldn’t make so much extra income as well. I didn’t start my blog to make money, and I do think that’s one of the reasons for why I’m doing so well with making extra income from my blog.

Why did you start your blog? Why haven’t you started one?