I have a list of 7 reasons why working while your starting your blogging business is a good idea. I wanted to share them here with you now. I myself and successfully working and blogging, and even have an email subscriber, so I wanted to let you know I’m right there in the trenches with you. If you are working and trying to build a business around blogging then maybe this might be just the inspiration you need to write that next outstanding blog post and keep going on your adventure. I’ve been playing with the idea of visualizing while I’m working to kill two birds with one stone. So as I’m writing this I’m visualizing making thousands of dollars in my pajamas at home. It could be this post that does it for me. If you like it, maybe you should subscribe. I promise it’s going to be a win win for the both of us.
Without further adue, here are the reasons:
1. Income to Live
We all need money to live. Money for ourselves, money for our family, money for charity, money for bills. It’s not easy to start a blogging business so you had better have some income in place to pay the rent. Granted, it’s not much to start and maintain a blogging business, something like $40 a month, with an email list and the website. Your going to have to get that money from somewhere, and that place should have no limit to how long you can work there. The result: money comes in on a regular basis and you can pay to have your business, and to live. I don’t think money is everything, I do think that it helps.
2. Blogging Sometimes Comes At It’s Own Pace
You could get all excited when you first start your blog and blog everyday for a month and then stop for 3 weeks. You should strive to write on a regular basis with consistency but sometimes it’s hard. When your on that learning curve it’s best to have something in place, a place you have to go to 5 days a week that gives you a break from your blogging business. You may not get much in terms of results at first and it could kill your motivation to press on and continue forward. It’s so important that you press on and reach your peak performance with posting on a regular basis and putting real work into your website. Just know that it’s good to have something to fall back on when your not quite making money yet.
3. Work Can Give You Something To Write About
I’ve written quite a lot about work and the challenges of schizophrenia. Blogging can be a personal growth tool. Write what’s on your mind until you figure out how you want to help people. It might be slow coming, but just know by you visualizing and taking action your creating a better life for yourself, your family, and the world. The point here is just to write. Work can be something good to write about. Especially if you love what you do. Work does allow us to live, and what’s better than talking about what’s keeping you alive. It’s a blessing and we should be making an attempt to talk about and feel the good things in life. So if work is a passion of yours, write a helpful blog post about your job and teach us all the things you’ve learned. Writing about work can be a great tool for personal development.
4. Work Can Give You Successful Experiences You Can Translate To Success With Your Blog
By writing about your experiences at work, you’ll free yourself to new levels of enthusiasm about blogging. You’ll find, yes you would rather work in your pajamas with coffee in the morning. Work on your blog! Doing the grind work can be beneficial in getting to know people and how you can work better with them.
If you have nothing else to talk about, why not talk about your successes at work. Write about it. Get that email list up there and starting writing “Pillar content” which as Ruth Soukup describes in her book “How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul” is any content that draws traffic. Write awesome posts that get traffic. As you write your business will unfold.
5. It Takes Time To Build Your List
Yes, my friends, it takes time. How much time it takes I believe is relative to how much action you take on blogging and building your website. When your working a job you’ve got to be really inspired and dedicated to working on your website and blogging or your just going to lay on the couch on your hours off. I think it’s best we work until we get where we want to be, so I say work at home when your done working your job. Do it until the job is done. If you want to make $200,000 a year from your blog, then don’t stop until it’s there. Even if it takes you over a year to get your first subscriber, you are still in it for the long haul because you believe that blogging takes life to the next level. Do it for me, do it for you, and take the time necessary to build your 2,000 subscriber list. It’s going to take time, so that’s why it’s a good idea to be working, in case it takes a while for it to work out.
6. Your Free Time Is Plenty Of Time To Build A Business
If you work 40 hours a week, you should still, even if you didn’t work weekends, be able to devote 5 hours a week to your blogging business. That’s only an hour a day. I don’t know if you have heard but there’s a book called “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss and it’s about how you can run a business with very little time. The rest of your time, because your business isn’t off the ground yet, is spent working, raising your family, doing housework, and living a healthy life but you can’t say you don’t have 5 hours a week to build a business. That should be plenty of time to get even a post 5 times a week! Or one long form content post a week. We are looking for those traffic bringers so whatever gets you the most traffic and ultimately, subscribers and sales. So even if you work it for only 5 hours a week after 10 years that’s going to be alot of posts, and you’ll be a master writer at that point… after doing it for 10 years. Just invest the time when your not working, and it’s going to pay off in personal growth, that much I can promise you.
7. Working For Someone Else Will Make Working In Your Pajamas That Much Better
Just think of sipping your coffee in your pajamas, writing your next Pillar piece. One you know will get you subscribers, and one you know will eventually result in sales. Having spent that time working from someone else, taking someone elses orders, being afraid of them because they could take your job away from you…. all that will be over. You spent quality time working with people, an experience no one could ever take away from you. You are a better person for working that good experience in the industry. As Mike Dooley says, you’ll look on those days you struggled with fondness. We all just have to keep writing.
So considering you have plenty of free time, and want to earn more money, I say blogging is for you. You don’t have to take my word for it, just try it and see how you like it. When your starting a business, like I am, you might want to keep your day job, until you start making money. There are a lot of advantages to doing it this way. If you liked this post, please subscribe to my email list. You will be happy you did!