Since starting a blog, I’ve had people ask me…. is blogging even worth it?
They seem to think that the blogging industry is saturated, the internet doesn’t NEED another blog, no one’s making money blogging anymore… blah blah blah
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF NEGATIVITY TO ME. And sorry, but I don’t have time for that!
(I mean, I do have time, I’m definitely no Beyonce over here, but I choose not to make time for negativity)
Why Blogging Isn’t Saturated
First off, let’s address the common myth that blogging is over saturated
Sure there are millions of blogs floating around. But, there are also MILLIONS of restaurants in the world, with thousands of new ones opening every day.
Every single industry is saturated these days. And you know what? This doesn’t matter!
You’re not trying to take over the industry, you’re becoming a part of the industry.
You shouldn’t care that there are millions of other bloggers out there is because you’re not trying to get the WHOLE INTERNET to read your blog.
All you’re aiming for is for a tiny proportion of YOUR target audience.
My target audience is millennial women, aged 25-38, who have had enough of the 9 to 5 and want to become digital nomads. Women who want MORE from their lives.
For some women, this might be rejecting the corporate world and becoming a teacher. For other girls, they might want to work online and travel the world, like I do!
Maybe you already know that you want to begin blogging, if that’s you, then skip to my guide on how to start a blog.
If you’re still not sure about starting a blog, then read on for five reasons why blogging is still worth it in 2020.
5 Reasons Why Blogging IS Worth it
1. To HELP People
The key to a successful blog is focusing on HELPING PEOPLE.
Your blog should want to help as many people as possible. It can be educational, it can be humorous or inspirational to make people feel good. You could offer travel guides with valuable information and travel tips. You might want to educate people on how to lose weight safely and effectively.
Whatever you choose your blog to be about though, it had to ADD VALUE to people’s lives.
Your Green Grass Project is a resource for anyone to learn how they can work online and travel the world. How to become a digital nomad, start a virtual assistant career, how to start a blog, tips for freelance beginners and even how to find a job teaching English abroad.
Become passionate about helping people and your blog WILL make a difference.
Whenever I receive a comment or email from a reader about how my blog helped them, I am filled with pride!
It’s an amazing feeling. Knowing that you’ve helped just one person with your knowledge is enough to make you feel like your blog is worth it.
Blogging can make you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS each month, but you must focus on helping people first and THEN the money will follow.
2. Learn New Skills
Most people think that running a blog is writing content and that’s it. (I’ll admit, when I first started this blog, that’s what I thought too.)
I imagined that I would write an article and thousands of people would come flocking to my website, I thought I would do a Kim Kardashian and BREAK THE INTERNET with my incredible content.
Yeh… surprisingly, that DIDN’T happen. Go figure.
You’ll be surprised to learn that, actually, writing is only about 25% of blogging. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes behind a blogging business.
When you start a blog, you become an entrepreneur. And like all entrepreneurs, that means you wear approximately 420 different hats!
You’ll learn about online marketing, how to build a simple website (btw it’s not hard, a good WordPress theme does all the hard work!), SEO and design. Just to name a few!
Sometimes it can be hard to balance everything that goes into blogging. Most days, I feel like I’ve finally learned how to balance work and blogging, but it can be tough still.
Blogging can be a steep learning curve, but the benefit of that is that it will also make you more attractive to potential freelance clients or employers. 53% of employers report that a resume alone does not provide enough information to determine if a candidate is a good fit or not.
A well-presented blog would be able to show them that you’re more than the average candidate!
Check out these must-have tools for beginner bloggers to get you started!
3. Make Money Blogging
Many people believe that starting a blog and actually making money from it is one of those fantasy careers like being a successful actor or a famous influencer.
In reality, the key to starting a successful blog is helping people and consistency.
There is much information out there to help you learn how to make money blogging. That when you put the time and effort in, there is nothing stopping you.
You can write about ANYTHING and still make money from it!
There are blogs that make money in EVERY niche as well. Check out these successful bloggers who are all making over $10,000 A MONTH with niche topics.
But you don’t have to start a blog with the aim of it being your full-time income. Blogging doesn’t have to be your sole income either, it could be a good side-hustle.
Just imagine how an extra $200-300 a month would help you financially?
There are SO MANY different ways to make money from your blog as well. You could focus on building up a large readership and enjoy a nice side hustle from running Adsense.
Or, you could build up a smaller but more loyal following and make money from affiliate marketing.
Further down the line, you could even create your own digital product.
I bought an amazing blogging course from the pro-bloggers at Create And Go.
If you’re struggling to make sense of how to make money blogging, then this is the course for you.
The Launch Your Blog Biz course was INVALUABLE in my blogging journey – guiding me and helping me map out my route to a successful blog.
Alex and Lauren were two regular millennials who wanted freedom in their lives, freedom to travel and make money online.
They started their health and fitness blog, Avocadu, and in 4 short months, they were making $20,000 A MONTH from the blog! Now they make over $100,000 A MONTH!
The course helped me go from feeling overwhelmed to becoming organised and excited about my new blogging career.
Alex and Lauren put a lot of work into the course and it really shows. There is also a fantastic Facebook group only open to those who have bought the course, here I can ask any question I want and know that I will receive an answer in hours. An. Absolute. Lifesaver.
I wrote a detailed review of the Launch Your Blog Biz course if you want some more info.
This is my favourite reason on why blogging is worth it. The personal benefits.
Wouldn’t it be great to finally know yourself and what to do with your life?
Since starting a blog, I’ve gotten to know WHO I AM.
I am a strong, independent woman who knows exactly what she wants from life and plans on enjoying every day doing what she wants.
I’m not willing to sacrifice my happiness to settle for a stable career but a mediocre life. I want to be free to travel where I want, with who I want and WHEN I want.
Working online gives me a freedom that wouldn’t be possible in any other career.
Knowing that I have to write my thoughts out into a blog post helps my mind become a lot more ordered. I’ve been able to gain clarity. This is heavenly in a world filled with noise.
All this just from writing online! Free therapy!
5. Expand Your Social Circle
Blogging will connect you with like-minded people. It can be so easy to feel lonely, as if you are the only one who thinks a bit differently to others.
When you decide to start a blog, you will quickly discover that, online, there are millions of people who think like you!
I joined an amazing Facebook group, Female Digital Nomads. An incredible community with over 50,000 members!
Whatever question you might have about digital nomads or working online. There is always an amazing woman available to answer your question and give advice from somewhere in the world!
If you want to learn some more about the digital nomad lifestyle, then I would recommend joining the group for free!
You don’t know who you’re going to meet via your blog. It could well take you down a financially rewarding path. However, the lasting friendships and a sense of belonging in dynamic and supportive communities are the real benefits of a blog.
Conclusion to Is Blogging Worth It?
Blogging isn’t for everyone but personally, for me, I can’t think of any negative as to why I wouldn’t want to have a blog.
If you want to get started today, then read my guide here on How To Start A Blog.
I’m learning so much about myself, my confidence is growing and I’m gaining a truer sense of where I want to go in life. This blog is holding me accountable and helping guide my journey.
What do you think. . . Is blogging still worth it in 2019?