Don’t have a blog yet? 10 reasons to have your own website and write articles
Have you thought that people are looking for exactly what you have, but they don’t know about you? Thanks to the website (and your article), they will find their way to you with one click on Facebook or a quick visit to Google.
What impact would it have on your business if you said 1000 people looking for what you have to offer each month on the web? If you don’t have a website that is visited by at least a few hundred people every month, then you can’t even imagine the impact.
In this article, you’ll find 10 reasons to get you started creating a website and content.
Make yourself known
A blog is a great way to make yourself known. Today, almost everyone is on the Internet. So a good blog will get you to the attention of thousands of people. Whatever your profession, a blog is an amazing tool to get you to your people.
Are you an artist, entrepreneur, or politician? Blogging can bring you many new readers, fans, clients, or voters. Blogging has something to offer everyone who works with people.
Imagine you are an accountant. How to make yourself visible in such a competitive field? Write a relevant blog. People will connect you to the topic of your blog, and as the tax return deadline approaches, they’ll remember you.
Website + blog is a great platform for your own business and offering services
Many people have a lot of good ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit, but they never start a business. They find the entry costs too high.
You don’t have to worry about blogging. Entry costs are approximately € 50 per year per domain and hosting. You can also create a website on your own, interesting articles as well. Then all you have to do is visit the Trade Licensing Office, € 5 per trade (in the better case) and you can start selling your services or products.
Precisely because of the low cost, blogging is a great way to start a business. You don’t need offices or stonework to make money online.
You need a lot of money (often even a loan) to start a classic business. You need ideas, time, and discipline to start an online business.
A good website is the best resume
Imagine someone typing your name into Google and seeing your blog in the first place. He will automatically consider you a professional.
Are you not attracted to the business? No problem. What is a better resume than your blog? A good blog is a clear proof that you are an expert in your profession. Just read a few of your articles to a potential employer and they will be clear that there is something in you.
The blog is also proof that you are an active person who is creative and likes to learn new things. It says a lot about you and is a great thing to present yourself with.
So owning a website with quality articles can bring you your dream job and maybe even a higher salary.
You will get traffic completely free
If you have a quality blog, you get traffic yourself. Lots of traffic. Why is that so? The first reason is that you naturally mention keywords in articles. Another is the fact that you get links from other websites with good articles, and that is still the most important factor.
Knowing to write pays off
If you are serious about blogging, you will gradually learn to write quality articles. Thanks to the blog, you will improve your writing and it is quite possible that you will find yourself in it and you will want to make money from it.
The better articles and fresh content you have on your blog, the more organic traffic you will get. In practice, this means that you will not have to invest so much in paid traffic.
You will improve in the topic you are writing about and eventually become an expert
Writing valuable articles requires constant learning and improvement in the area you are writing about. Thanks to this study, you are gradually becoming an expert on your topic.
If you are an expert in your field now, congratulations. I believe that you will bring people a lot of value.
But if you are not yet an expert on your topic, do not despair. You don’t have to be a top specialist to start your blog today. Blogging can be a way to learn and pass on.
Writing articles is a great way to gain a community of fans
Your own blog is a great way to get readers, friends, fans, community, clients, and anything else related to people that love you and trust you.
When blogging, you give people your know-how for free and without the right to the (immediate) reward. Thanks to this, people will remember you not only as an expert on your topic but also as a good person. I also see it in the number of positive comments and emails I receive regularly.
Free knowledge sharing has another advantage. Sooner or later, the question will arise in the minds of your readers: ” If his unpaid articles are so good, what quality must his paid products and services have?”
You can make money through a blog, even if you do not have your own product
Have you encountered affiliate marketing yet? Definitely yes, you just didn’t know it was called that. 🙂
Affiliate marketing works on the principle of commission. “I’ll bring you a client and you’ll pay me 20% of what you earn on him.”
You may have noticed an ad for mBank that ran on TV a few months ago. If a new client opens an account and states in a note that you brought it in, mBank will credit him with € 20 (and in this particular case he will also reward the new client). This is affiliate marketing.
But it works a little more practical over the internet. The average internet user will not even notice the affiliate. Simply place your affiliate link on a specific product or service on your site, the visitor will click through, make a purchase, and a commission will be automatically credited to you.
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So if you want to make your first euros online, you don’t have to sell products or services right away. Maybe in your article on top books, just throw in a few links to Martinus. 🙂
Content creation develops creativity
When blogging, you use different skills and use your creativity in different areas. Here are just a few activities that will require a good deal of creativity:
- inventing topics for articles
- writing articles
- creating content in another form (video, audio)
- posts on social networks
- sending emails ( email marketing )
- graphic works (from the beginning you will probably do them yourself in tools like Canva )
- finding / inventing new collaborations (with other bloggers, companies, etc.)
- creating products (e-books, courses, physical products)
- creating sales pages for your products and services
In all of these activities, you must turn on your creative self. Creativity is a skill and skills can be developed. Expect to be more creative with blogging than ever before.
You maintain discipline
“We are what we do over and over again. So perfection is not an act, but a habit. “
Do you know this quote from Aristotle? You may know the quote, but I’m playing with you a little bit because, despite popular belief, this quote doesn’t come from this Greek philosopher. It belongs to the American writer Will Durant.
This quote expresses so much truth that we have incorrectly attributed it to one of the most influential people in history.
I believe that the right habits make the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. Likewise between the happy and the unhappy.
Setting aside 30 minutes of blogging each day can be one of the best things you’ve ever done over time.
Personally, I made the mistake for a very long time of putting my things on the other side. But this week I completed the first lesson of coaching, I realized a lot of things and now I make sure that I devote at least half an hour to work for myself every day.
Blogging is one of the activities that has had the strongest impact on my life. So get used to writing every day for at least those 30 minutes and see where it gets you in 6, 12, or 24 months.