I started Natural Oils for Hair and Health as a hobby. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. When I made $3.73 within a few weeks of starting the blog, I sat up and paid closer attention.
That decision and closer attention have enabled me to start many other websites, run a beauty business and become self-employed.
If you’ve ever wondered if starting a blog is worth it, the answer is YES. There has never been a better time to launch your business online than in 2018.
Here are top 5 reasons to start a health, beauty and lifestyle blog, or any other blog for that matter in 2018:-
Why Start a Blog?
1. Create Opportunities to Become Self-Employed
There’s nothing quite as fantastic as being your own boss. You get to manage your time, decide what you’re going to do and what you’re not going to do. You’re in charge of your own destiny.
While you are not going to start making thousands from the first day of blogging, I promise you with dedication and perseverance, the full-time income will start rolling in ASAP.
You don’t even have to quit your job to start your blog. I was still full time employed when I started my first blog in 2008 and didn’t quit until 2014.
2. Turn Your Passion into Viable Income
If you have something you’re passionate about; something you enjoy spending a lot of time on in your spare time, why not monetize it?
I love writing and hair care. I monetized these skills by starting several websites and launching a beauty business. I also write fiction when I can carve out the time.
So many people are leaving the traditional work dynamic behind and creating their own work dynamic the way it looks to them. Why not join these fantastic people by turning your own passion into a viable income?
3. Become Location Independent
I don’t know about you but I find sitting in a cubicle for up to 10 hours a day an excruciatingly painful experience that stifles my creativity. I felt so trapped.
When you become a self-employed blogger, you can write from pretty much anywhere. All I need is a laptop and internet connection and I can write anywhere – on a plane, on a beach in Seychelles or in a coffee shop in Italy. You can work from anywhere you like.
4. Connect With Incredible People
Since starting some of my websites, I have connected with some truly awesome people online and it all started with an email or in an online. I’ve even connected with some pretty great readers who email me whenever something I wrote makes an impression.
These connections not only enrich your life, but you can leverage these connections for mutually beneficial business opportunities down the line.
5. Unleash Your Creativity
When you’re unencumbered by office politics, pettiness and mind-numbing meetings, it’s incredible what your mind can cook up. You will connect with your inner genius in ways you never ever knew existed.
I’ve gotten incredible ideas at some very odd times – while working out, while driving, in the middle of the night. Something just pops up and I jump at pen and paper and start mapping it out.
Should I Start a Blog?
The answer is a resounding YES. As soon as possible. Blogging has completely changed my life and it all started one fine day in 2008.
The great thing is it’s not as hard or as expensive as you might think to start a blog in 2018. It’s not even that confusing once you get a hang of the basics.
That’s why I created the free blogging boot camp. The boot camp covers how to research and choose a topic that you’re passionate about, how to choose a domain name, step by step guide to starting and launching your website, how and where to find your audience and so much more.
The best thing of all is the blogging boot camp is free to enroll. It comprises of 12 lessons, which you will receive in your inbox every day including an opportunity to ask me any questions.
The Start Your Blog Bootcamp is the first in the Self-Empowerment Network: Path to Financial Freedom series, which also includes Create, Launch & Grow Your Online Presence: An A – Z Blueprint for Turning Your Passion into a Viable Income.
Ready to start blogging? You can enroll in the free boot camp HERE.