Although having a job can help you invest in your blog, doing things with no passion every day can be draining.
I hated the idea of having a job but needed the money to pay bills.
Most of the time we do things that we don’t enjoy for money which can lead us to have negative thoughts against money or starting a business.
I know because for so long I woke up early every morning to do something I didn’t enjoy to put food on the table.
The Idea of being with coworkers who I didn’t want to see daily for the rest of my life and waiting every day for the weekend was hell to me.
I was tired of doing the same things with the same type of people repetitively.
Getting ready to go to a job where I knew the manager hated me and not being able to work on my own terms still gives me the chills.
I figured that it wasn’t worth it for me to come home from work and lay down in bed to watch tv.
Something had to be done
So why start a blog on a budget? because it’s there’s never been a better time to do so!
In fact, starting a blog has never been easier to do.
I won’t go into detailed of what’s going on in the world with the COVID-19 because I feel that there’s a lot of negativity going on.
So in this article, I’m gonna share my experience starting a blog and why starting a blog on a budget is a better option.
Don’t have anything to lose:
Starting a blog should be for the right reasons otherwise you won’t enjoy the process.
You don’t have to invest money from the start.
Blogging is about writing valuable content for your readers.
When you develop that habit is when it would be the right time to invest in your blog.
Although I still don’t recommend starting a blog on free hosting sites like Wix or Squarespace, since their built for static websites.
The first thing to focus when starting a blog is content, the rest will come.
Taught me Discipline:
Life before blogging was me going to bed and waking up late to watch anime, play video games, etc etc
but the more articles I had to write the less time I had to watch tv and play videogames
I really struggled with being disciplined so much that I decided to write about it and keep track of my progress.
Yes! I wanted to quit my job so bad that I was willing to quit the things I liked for blogging.
Even though I had no time, had to juggle between having a full-time job, cleaning and cooking, laundry, etc.
I set a goal to write one blog post every day and publish at least three a week.
I knew my blog is something that I wanted to do and earn a full-time income and if that meant having discipline so be it.
Pointed Me to the Right Direction:
When I was in high school I wanted to go to college but I couldn’t pay for college,
I had to start working and help support my family.
At the time I felt powerless and lost there was no Gary vee back then.
I didn’t know what I was going to do.
I wanted to make money but I didn’t know how
Never crossed my head at the time that you could make money from blogging.
Blogging helped me shape my future and find my career path.
Something that I’m very passionate about and I didn’t have to spend thousands of dollars.
Even if you take blogging as a hobby it can give you a sense of freedom
If you feel like you can’t pick a career that you want or if you are stuck at a nine to five job and want some freedom.
Mentally writing your thoughts helps clear your mind.
As you learn and write about it the things that you learn, you create valuable content.
You can attract thousands of readers and eventually make money.
First, it will set you free mentally then financially.
Focusing on the things that matter most.
Making money blogging takes time but it’s completely doable.
Here’s another reason why you might want to start a blog on a budget.
In reality, you can have your website ranked on google on a free domain but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Yes, it takes time to attract website visitors, that’s why you don’t have to worry about investing money from the start.
If you’re consistent writing you could start earning passive income within a year
That is once your blog has steady online traffic and more pageviews.
You can make money selling products and placing ads on your blog.
I wish I could’ve started a blog back when I couldn’t get in college,
I wouldn’t have to be depended on a job for so long.
At the same time, I needed to be prepared to see blogging as an opportunity and work on my mindset.
If I could go back in time and start a blog for free I would’ve done it no matter what it took!
I used to want to take the easy route but every opportunity I took pointed me back to blogging I know that’s what I’m supposed to do.
I started a blog with the intent to make money but so far the return of investment has been more than that