It's Possible to Start Blog For Free
Are you currently …
- an unemployed person who is trying to find ways to earn decent income;
- a 9 to 5 employee who hates office politics and want to start small business online;
- a blogger who owns an affiliate marketing blog but is not generating sufficient income: or
- an existing small business owner who market your business through blogging.
If you are one of them, then you might be asking this question.
“Can starting a blog from scratch generate more income for me?”
The answer is definitely “YES”.
I’ve learnt about starting a small business online by first building a niche blog few years ago. This really enriches my life, increases my bank balance and provides me with lifelong learning opportunities. Read my story here.
Seriously, if have yet to choose blogging as a means to earn extra income, then you might be losing 61% of your lifetime.
The good news is, it's possible to start a blog for free. Yes, and I started mine this way too.
Why Should You Start A Blog?
There are many good reasons to start a blog. Some of them includes:
- Able to explore the unknown opportunities
- Increase your bank balance as you earn passive income
- Improve your knowledge of the unknown (the more you blog, the more you can learn)
- Additional online channel to promote your products
- Build your brand as the authority in your industry
Sounds too good to be true? Well, I knew that you definitely have doubts about this.
No worry, I totally understand as I was once like you.
Here, I am going to explore some common doubts most people have about blogging that prevent them from starting one.
Or should I rather say is the excuses not to start a blog created by most people despite acknowledging the many benefits and opportunities blogging can create.
Reason #1 – I Can't Create Perfect Content
I have to really admit that it is never possible to create a blog post that is 100% free of grammatical errors and expression.
You just need to make sure that you’ve done every care to make your content into shape, then close your eyes and hit the publish button.
Go back and edit anytime you feel like it as this is the beauty of publishing online – you can redo and undo anything! So, stop giving yourself this excuse and start your blog site now.
Reason #2 – I Don't Have Original Content
You are afraid that your content is not original and this makes you no difference from others. I am sorry to bring the truth to you – THERE ARE NOT MANY ORIGINAL CONTENT.
Many actually gather content from difference sources, adding their own thoughts and publish. There’s nothing wrong with this. We call this curation!
Steve Jobs expressed strong agreement with the following aphorism which he ascribed to the famous painter Pablo Picasso:
“Good artists copy; great artists steal”.
The art of creativity starts with copying, transforming and finally combining with your own mixture.
Reason #3 – I Am A Nobody
Do you think only geniuses will have great accomplishments? Many people who succeed in life start by being a nobody.
I am still a nobody at the age of 40…. So what’s wrong with this? Geniuses who achieved success are sometimes just talented and lucky.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
It is only a matter of time that persistent will overtake talent. Don’t let this urban myth stops you from pursuing your dream.
Combine with passion, your persistent and innate ability, miracles can happen.
Reason #4 – My Time is Meant For My Loved Ones
If anyone is busy, then being a single mother with a teenage son, I am 10 times busier.
Yes, blogging will take up a lot of your time and many potential bloggers use this as an excuse to never start.
But let’s look at the bigger picture. If you become a successful blogger who earn while you snooze, won’t you have more time for your loved ones?
To start, you just need to strike a balance.
Watch less TV, get up early and stay up late when the house is quiet.
I still spent quality time with my son everyday even though I blog. Now, I’ve earned his respect and become a role model for him.
Reason #5 – I Can't Write
Hey, blogging does not mean that the only way to create content is by writing.
If you think your writing is bad, then you may want to look at my first post. I am not going to direct you to the link though. It is just so embarrassing to do this.
In fact, writing can be learned.
You just need to do some reading and start writing.
You might give me the excuse that “writing is just not me”. If this is the case, you can try video blogging or even include infographic in your blog.
Visual is getting more and more important (check out how to get free images for your blog). Many areas of interest such as food, travel and fashion are communicating with images more than text.
Stop Procrastinate and Start Your Blog Now
Never wait for perfection or the right timing to start your blog. When procrastination crept in, there will be no way for you to achieve your dream – regardless what your dream is.
I first started blogging using blogspot.com and gradually turned to use WordPress as the latter is more user-friendly and comes with thousands of powerful plugins.
If you are interested to start blogging with free domain, free hosting and free lessons, then can start one with Wealthy Affiliate. With 10 free lessons and 2 free websites, it should be good enough to start a simple blog.
Remember, it is always better to try out blogging for free before you decide whether it's really for you.
I started my first business blog about “small business marketing strategy” for free with Wealthy Affiliate few months before decided to get serious and pay for more services.
And now I hosted more than 10 websites on this awesome platform with no additional charge.
I am not sure about you but blogging is my passion. With this new business, I am able to help more people start small business online to grow their income.
I hope after reading this, you will be more motivated to start blogging. But if there is still anything that is stopping, then you may want to share with us in the comment box. We would love to hear from you.