Why you should start a blog in 2019? Wow. This post is a week late.
Because I have so much I want to say (write) and don’t know where to start or end.
I guess I’ll start with the ugly, so that you know exactly what you’re dealing with.
Blogging is NOT easy. It’s hard work and takes, dedication, motivation, consistency, and discipline.
There is no one to tell you what to do and when to do it. Or a set work schedule that you absolutely have to follow.
You have to have the motivation, Time-Management skills and discipline to actually get the work done.There isn’t a set income, and blogging doesn’t come with guarantees.
BUT I can guarantee that blogging is very rewarding and beneficial, if you put the work in.
I love what I do, and I want to share with others the same flexibility and financial freedom that I am able to have with my blogging career.
So keep on reading and why will tell you why you should start your own, and how.
*This post may contain affiliate links. Which means at no cost to you, I will receive a small commission on any link you use through me.
1. The economy
This has to be one of my biggest reasons. Studies have shown that is merely impossible to survive the cost of living with a minimum wage job.
What does this mean? That even if you make $5 above minimum wage, you will be making it by, but with tight budgeting.
- Higher paying jobs requires degrees, and degrees means loans. Which means all that extra cash in your pocket is going towards loans, leaving you unable to enjoy more out of life.
- Those higher paying jobs also means more time put into those jobs. And for a mother like me, that means more time away from my children. Ouch.
- Speaking of children, children are EXPENSIVE. Every parent wants to give their kids the things that they never had. Not to mention, their basic needs have to be added into the equation.
Working for “the man” means you have a limit on your earnings. Someone has determined your payrate and you are restricted to either your hours or salary.
When you start a blog, your starting your own brand, your own business.
That means that your earning is only limited to your potential, and your potential is limitless.
You will not start off making millions, because no business does; but if you take my free 5 day ecourse, and reading my ebook Bloggin’ Over Easy, you will be on the right path to getting there.
2. Jobs are disappearing
The economy brings me to my next point. Jobs are disappearing. Have you noticed that McDonald’s and some other restaurants now have kiosks to order from? This drops the needs for cashiers.
Have you noticed that Walmart is also, replacing cashier lines with scan and go? With WIC changing from paper checks to electronic cards, there is no longer any need for cashiers except for the tobacco line, and pretty soon you’ll be able to scan your own cigarettes and your ID and they won’t be needed for that either.
Or that with grocercy pick up there’s less of a need for staff because the stores are not receiving as many instore shoppers?
Did you notice that local businesses are closing and more businesses are opening online? Or that all major retailers or sellers have an online presence and receive most of their orders through online sales?
Or that with self driving cars (which is in the making) will replace the need of taxi drivers, ubers, and bus drivers?
People are losing jobs everyday, and this is only the beginning of the technology era, as technology continues to advance, more jobs will be replaced.
You should start a blog in 2019 so you can be ahead of the setback for manual positions. Your job is not at risk, because it’s on the internet, adapting to the new era of the internet.
3. The era of the internet
While on the subject of the new era, recent studies show that the average person spends 90 minutes a day on their phone, check it 80 times a day about every 12 minutes, and just look at their lock screen 300 times a day.
Everything you do on your phone makes someone money. everything.
- Using your phone for texts and calls makes the phone companies money.
- Playing games on your phone makes the app developer money.
- Using social media makes that social platform money.
- Netflix, hulu, all money.
So why shouldn’t you start a blog in 2019 and take advantage of such a rapid growing income stream?
4. Passive income
This is my favorite point. Passive income mama! This means that while you are sleeping, eating, and doing anything else during the day you are still making money!
A passive income is a great way to become financially stable and sufficient.
We want to work smarter not harder.I can’t count how many times I’ve had to miss work because of an illness or something important and thought about how I was missing money that I can’t make back!
Now I can properly take the time to get over a sickness or nurse my children back to health without the burden of thinking about my financial responsibilities.
Yes, like I’ve said earlier the money won’t fall in your lap. But with any new venture, your reward matches the amount of work you put in.
Set a goal, and don’t stop until you reach it, this is the true secret to financial freedom.
5. Vida la vida
Live life my friends. Stop worrying about if you have enough vacation days, if your boss will let you work overtime, about missing your kids firsts.
Enjoy your life the way life was meant to be enjoyed. Work to live, not live to work.I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to be able to stay home with my children and be a part of the best moments of their lives.
The Nitty Gritty
While you should start a blog in 2019, don’t forget the money won’t come easy or overnight.
Luckily, I have a great 5 day beginner blogging course that also has great information for bloggers looking to spike their traffic and income.
You can also snag my Pinterest guide and blogging businesses E-book while taking my course.
Why should you take the course or read my-books?
- It’s packed full of great information and tips
- It teaches you how to make money from a brand new blog WITHOUT having to wait for months.
- You automatically receive an affiliate link. Ca-ching!
- I guarantee you my methods and strategies will make you money.
What are you waiting for? It’s FREE.