I have read a lot of blog posts that say, “Don’t start a blog if you’re just starting it to make money.” Well, I’m here to say that isn’t necessarily true. Why does anyone work? To make money. If you are hoping to make money blogging, I say go for it. Give it your best shot. Will it be easy? No. Could it be worth it? Yes. Should you have other reasons why you have your particular type of blog? Yes.
Below are the top 4 reasons why I blog. Feel free to use any of the graphics below on your own blog post.
I blog to provide an additional income for our family.
Devin has an awesome job with a decent income. However, one day we’d like to buy a house (remember the picture of the house in this post, I want a house like that) and right now, Devin’s income alone isn’t going to be enough. Blogging helps supplement Devin’s income. To be honest though, I am hoping to be the bread-winner someday. Devin will quit his job and we’ll both blog from our lake house. Yeah. That would be nice.
I blog so that I can stay home with my baby.
We wanted an additional income, but I also wanted to stay home with baby Doran. Blogging allows me to do both. I blog while baby sleeps. Blogging is a job that allows me to “work” from home.
I blog to exercise my Mommy brain.
A few months after my baby was born, I felt like my brain was going to mush. I was starting to talk baby talk with regular adults. I had “mommy brain”. According to Urban dictionary, Mommy brains is:
The phenomenon known to mothers where their brains become useless piles of goo after being around their children for too long.”
I really did feel like I was getting less intelligent. Something needed to change. I started this blog as a way to exercise my brain. I am a big believer of continual learning. Learning is good for you.
On a side note, here are some interesting articles on Mommy Brain:
6 Strategies to boost your Mommy Brain
Mommy Brain Memory Tricks
I blog to help others.
If you’ve read our about page, you know that it is my goal to help others become successful bloggers. I know a lot of people starting blogs with amazing content. They don’t necessarily have knowledge of the technical side of blogging, nor are they interested in the technicalities of blogging. That’s where I come in. I am interested in the technicalities and I try to make it easy for my friends and family members (and you!) to be successful bloggers!
Why it is important to be passionate about your blog topic.
I blog about blogging because it’s a subject that interests me. I was surprised when I realized I actually liked the technical side of blogging. Out of all of my college courses, I put the most time and energy into my web business class!
As a blogger, you are your own boss. There isn’t a manager giving you deadlines, or a supervisor keeping you on task. Blogging to make money is just like any other job: it is work. I have seen so many bloggers start a blog with intentions of making it, but end up throwing in the towel. If you want to make money blogging, make sure you choose a blog topic that you are passionate about. It should be something you want to be blogging about today, tomorrow, and in 5 years.
Why do you blog?
I’d love to hear why you blog! Leave a message in the comments, or write your own blog post about why you blog and leave a link. I’ll pin it to my “I blog because…” Pinterest board.