It’s summer, which means it’s the perfect time to do something new. Something fun. Something creative. Something adventurous. Like going on a trip. Or learning a new skill. Or taking up a new hobby. Or starting a blog.
Well, what about you? What are your plans this summer? If venturing into blogging isn’t one of them, well then, let me give you some really good reasons why you should definitely start a blog this summer.
Plus, if you do decide to go a-bloggin’ this summer, I’ve got just the perfect guide to help you start your own blog in just a couple of steps, and in no more than an hour.
1. Share your knowledge, experience, and stories
Everyone has a story to tell, and you are no exception. You have knowledge and insight that no one else probably has. You have skills and expertise that are exclusive to you. You have stories and experiences, and even life lessons, that are worth sharing.
And the world needs to hear that. The world needs to hear you.
Whether it’s a new way of doing a particular thing, a novel approach to an age-old problem, a different take on the ordinary, a fresh perspective, an ingenious attitude, or an original story, you have something unique to share with the rest of the world. Something useful. Something amazing. Something inspiring.
And it’s about time you let the world know about it. About you.
So, start your own blog. Write about your awesome travels and adventures. Talk about the latest, boldest, most avant-garde fashion. Share your must-try food recipes. Give the best tips and tricks on gardening. Guide other people into prudent financial management. Impart your knowledge about the joys of slow living. Let fellow moms know about the secrets of raising kids successfully.
Whatever it is you’re excited to share with the rest of the world, you’ll do it better with a blog.
And this summer is just the perfect time to start blogging.
2. Connect with other people
I’ve always thought that fall (or autumn) is a time for yourself; winter, a time for family; spring, a time for your partner; and summer, a time for everybody else.
Ok, I know all that sounds corny, but my point is, summer is a great time to spend with other people – with friends, with family, with the world in general.
And blogging is a great way to do just that. It’s a great way to reach out to other people, build your community, find your tribe, and form meaningful relationships. It’s an awesome way to connect with other people who have the same interests as you, who share the same passions, motivations, and even opinions. And it’s a wonderful way of learning new things and novel ideas, and exchanging different point of views and distinct philosophies.
Whether it’s sharing the secrets of successful motherhood with fellow moms, swapping recipes with food enthusiasts, teaching aspiring solitary adventurers the basics of traveling alone, or working with brands and businesses for sponsorships, blogging is an excellent way to form a community and foster relationships.
And since summer is a time to socialize, why not start your own blog? That way, you’re guaranteed to meet new people, make new friends, connect with the rest of the world, and be part of something bigger than yourself.
3. Take up a hobby
There’s just something about summer that makes you want to take up a hobby, or a passion project, or something, anything that isn’t about work. It’s the perfect time to do something new, something creative, something artistic. Like blogging.
Now blogging is definitely a great hobby to pursue during the summer season. It’s enjoyable, innovative, and purposeful. It’s a perfect avenue to let loose your creativity, a powerful way of recording your summer moments that you want to last into memories, or simply a productive activity to pass the time when it’s too hot to go outside.
And the beauty of blogging is that you can blog about anything – fashion, travel, lifestyle, personal finance, blobfishes, anything! As long as you enjoy something, you can blog about it. There are no limitations, no restrictions. That makes blogging a hobby that anyone, and I mean absolutely anyone, can take up and make it uniquely their own.
Plus, blogging ties in well with other hobbies that you might also be interested in during the summer months. Learning to play a new musical instrument? Blog about it. Taking up crafting and creating DIY projects? Blog about it. Building a lovely, little rock garden in your backyard? Blog about it. Enjoying your hikes to local trails and beyond? Blog about it.
So, yeah. If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do this summer, why not try blogging?
4. Learn new skills
Over the summer, we’re not simply taking up hobbies and trying new things just for the heck of it – we also do it to develop our skills and learn new ones. And when it comes to skills, blogging has a lot to offer.
Like what, you ask?
Well, there’s writing and editing, of course, which are what most people associate blogging with. But there’s plenty more, like research, data analysis, digital marketing, social media networking, search engine optimization (SEO), web development, web design, graphic design, photography, videography, and countless others.
And the thing is that these skills aren’t just skills that are nice to have – these are actually valuable, professional, money-making skills that are much in-demand in today’s technologically- and digitally-driven world. These are skills that can enhance your career prospects and land you a high-paying job or a promotion, or allow you to start your own business!
Also, you should know that you’re not just learning hard skills from blogging. You’re bound to improve your soft skills, too, and in most cases, learn some new ones. Such soft skills include effective communication, time management, organization, problem-solving, creativity, adaptability, and the like. And these soft skills are highly relevant – they have a direct impact with how you perform in the workplace, or how you manage your own business, or even how you deal with everyday living.
If you’ve always wanted to pick up a skill or two, why not give blogging a go? Start a blog today, and by the end of summer, you’re guaranteed to have learned a few new skills and then some, which will benefit you for the rest of your life.
5. Relieve stress
Summer is a time to relax, unwind, let loose, blow off some steam. That’s why we have lazy summer days, and why we go on summer vacations and summer trips far and away. But if you’re looking for other ways to relieve stress apart from your usual summer getaways, you should definitely consider blogging.
It might not be well-known to most people, but blogging is quite a relaxing activity. Your blog could be like your personal journal or diary, where you write about your daily happenings and personal stories. It could be your own scream room, where you vent out your anger and frustration. It could also be like group therapy, where you share your problems with other people, and get help and social support. Or it could be something enjoyable to busy yourself with and immerse yourself into, and not have to think about work.
Blogging’s stress-relief benefits, particularly in problem-focused and emotion-focused coping, have been documented in scientific literature. Of course, people have long known the therapeutic benefits of expressive writing. But blogging takes it a step further because you also have receptive readers with whom you can share your feelings and frustrations, form meaningful relationships, and find help, support, and understanding.
So, if you’re looking for something novel to tame your stress this summer, blogging could be just what you’re after.
6. Promote your business
Summer’s as good as any time to promote your business to the world. In fact, it could just be the best time for endorsing your business. People are just looking to spend during the summer months – and that’s backed by statistics. It’s true. Recent studies show that 52% of Americans, 57% of British people, and 41% of Canadians spend the most money in the summer season.
And when it comes to promotion, blogging is a surefire way to drum up traffic to your business – and that’s also backed by statistics! In fact, did you know that:
- small businesses with blogs generate 126% more leads?
- businesses that blog get 55% more website visitors than businesses that don’t?
- a business website featuring a blog has a 434% higher chance of being ranked highly on search engines?
- 70% of people would rather learn about a company through articles rather than advertisements?
- 90% of consumers find customer content useful?
- 6 percent of the world’s working-age Internet users buy something online each month?
- or that 61% of US consumers have made a purchase based solely on a blog post?
So, if you didn’t know before, well, now you do! Blogging is a great way to get the word out on your business. And there’s no better time to do that than this summer. Whether you have a longstanding business, or you’re planning to launch one this summer, start blogging about it today, and start getting real customers – and real sales – on your business.
7. Earn passive income
By now, most people know that it’s not only fun and enjoyment you get off blogging. You can make money off it, too. That’s right. Blogging isn’t only fun. It’s profitable as well.
Did you know that pro bloggers make an average annual income of $185,975, while the best of the best rake in millions? Or that 35% of affiliate marketers – most of whom are bloggers – earn over $20,000 yearly in passive income, while the top affiliate marketers can pull in as much as $10,000 a day?
Did you know that the average blogger with a fairly sizeable audience earns an average of $1,442 for one sponsored blog post alone? Just one. Now imagine if you’re paid to write three or four posts like that in a span of 30 days – you’ve just earned yourself a fulltime income for the month!
And these (affiliate marketing and sponsored content) are just two of the many ways bloggers can earn an income. There’s a lot of money to be made, too, in online ads, in consultation and in hiring out your services, and in selling physical and digital products, among others. In fact, did you know that the wealthiest bloggers derive 80% of their income from selling online courses?
These statistics are proof that blogging is an enriching activity – literally!
Of course, most blogs and bloggers don’t earn millions of dollars annually. Some bloggers make a nice, healthy, full-time income. Some only earn a little something. And then there are those who make nothing at all.
But the point is that, for those who do blogging really well and seriously, there’s good money to be made – and that’s backed by history! People have been earning off blogging since the concept of blogging was invented decades ago! And today, blogging has only become even more profitable, thanks to the many more ways of earning money off your blog.
So if you think you have what it takes, start a blog this summer, and start earning money. Who knows, you might have what it to takes to not only earn some extra cash, but make a living off blogging after all!
8. Build a business
A while ago we’ve learned about how blogging is an effective way to promote your business. But did you also know that blogging can be a business in and of itself?
That’s right. Your blog can already be your business.
How so, you ask?
Well, think about it. A business is anything that sells products and services for a profit. In blogging, you also provide products and services to other people, and you can make a profit off it, too.
Just like traditional business models, you can sell products through your blog. These could be digital products, like eBooks, online courses, apps, programs, plug-ins, etc., or physical products, like crafts and customized merchandises. And all these products could be yours or somebody else’s.
You can also offer your services to other people through your blog. These services could be anything, not just those related to blogging, and could be something like coaching, consultation, appointments, speeches, etc., on any topic ranging from interior design, to health and fitness, to working from home.
But unlike traditional business models, what you’re offering to other people through your blog, for the most part, is content. Good, helpful, valuable online content. Like articles, listicles, tutorials, guides, walkthroughs, recipes, reviews, case studies, success stories, and the like.
And you can make money off this content in various ways. You can choose to hide this content behind a paywall and require people to pay a certain fee to access this content. Or, just like with most blogs out there, you can offer your content for free, and simply monetize it in other ways. Like ads, affiliate marketing, and sponsored posts.
Now blogging as a business has plenty of advantages over traditional business models. First off, it’s online, so you and other people can access it from anywhere. In most cases, you won’t need to have a physical location, like an office, storage room, or warehouse.
Second, blogging requires so little capital to set up and launch. You don’t need to shell out a lot of money. You won’t be putting your life savings into it or taking out a huge bank loan or other such risks. Nope. In fact, did you know that you can already start a blog for just a couple of dollars a month? No kidding!
Third, it will be earning you passive income, the best type of income there is. Now you already know what passive income is, but in case you’ve forgotten, passive income is money earned on an investment, or work completed in the past, that continues to make money without any additional effort. So, guess what? All that work you’re putting in your blog is guaranteed to earn you money now, and in the future, too! The more work you put in, the more you increase your income potential.
Of course, these are just some of the advantages of blogging as a business over a traditional business model.
Anyway, if you’ve ever thought of starting your own business, why not venture into blogging this summer? It’s a perfect business idea to try. It doesn’t require a lot of capital, has very little risk involved, and yet it has unlimited revenue potential and can earn you passive income for the rest of your life.
9. Work from home (or from anywhere)
Another one of the major perks of blogging is that it allows you to work from home, or from anywhere, as long as you have decent Internet connection.
Just imagine – you don’t need to go to the office, or to a factory, or wherever. You don’t need to worry about rush hours, long commutes, or terrible traffic. In the morning, while the rest of the world hustles and bustles, you can stay back at home, work from there, on your bed, while still in your pjs, and you’re getting paid all the same.
And in the afternoon, while the rest of the world remains stuck in noisy traffic, you can spend some time sipping tea, reading a book, or taking pleasant strolls around the neighborhood or across the countryside – and you’re earning money anyway.
And you know what else? All that time you’re saving not commuting or being stuck in traffic, you can spend instead with your kids, your family, and with yourself, too. That’s more time to make sure your kids are alright, your family is well, and that you, too, are doing dandy.
But what if you want to take a little break from working from home? That’s ok, too. Just pack up your laptop and go wherever you will. As long as you have some Internet connection, you can access your blog – your work, your business – from anywhere, whether it’s on a white sandy beach on a tropical paradise, or in a forest cabin up in the mountains, or in a foreign city halfway across the world.
That’s why blogging is just perfect for summer (or for any season, really). You can take your ‘work’ with you while you go on vacation, while you’re traveling around the world, and you’ll be earning money regardless.
10. Take back control of your life
Imagine a job where you can work wherever you will, whenever you will. A job that you truly enjoy, one that doesn’t feel like a chore because you are passionate in it. A job where you can be your own boss, where the only limit to your success is how hard you’re willing to work for it.
Imagine a business that requires so little capital, and involves so little risk, and yet has the potential to earn you more than enough passive income to see you through retirement and beyond.
Imagine a life where slaving after money isn’t the norm, where winning the rat race isn’t all there is to it. A life where you can spend enough quality time with the people closest and dearest to your heart, and yet still have time for yourself, too. A life where you are free to pursue your dreams, and find happiness and fulfillment all throughout.
All that, and more, are what blogging has in store for you.
And this summer is just the perfect time to start a blog.
Start a blog this summer
There are so many things to do this summer. Make the most of the sunny season and make your own summer an unforgettable one by starting a blog. That way, you’ll not only be doing something fun and creative, you’ll also be building and investing in a profitable online business that can allow you to work from anywhere while earning full-time passive income to see you through retirement and beyond.
Give blogging a go this summer.
I promise it will change your life.
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