The other day I was going through some of my old blog posts and I noticed how much my writing has evolved. It was one of those proud moments that reminded me of how far I’ve come in my blogging journey. However, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, there were several times that I almost quit and gave up blogging. Why? Because blogging is not easy. And blogging to generate income is even harder. If you’re thinking about blogging, I don’t want to discourage you. But I do want you to truly analyze if blogging is something you want to pour your heart and efforts into.
6 Reasons Why Blogging Might Not Be Right For You
1. You don’t like working hard.
When you first launch a blog, you will work many hours and make absolutely nothing. I had the misconception that blogging was simply writing about my knowledge and thoughts. I was very wrong. Bloggers spend a great deal of time writing, editing their writing, taking photos, promoting their posts, responding to emails and other marketing efforts just to have their content seen.
2. You don’t like writing.
This is a no brainer, but I’m shocked at the amount of bloggers that say they hate writing. Blogging requires you to write. Crazy concept, right? 🙂 In fact, there will be times when you will need to write even when you don’t feel like it. Ever have writer’s block? Yeah, we have plenty of those too. So if you don’t like to write, perhaps consider trying something different.
3. You don’t want freedom.
The great thing about blogging is that you determine what content your readers see. It’s your platform, so you choose what brands to work with and what you want to share with your audience. The frequency of your posts and what topics you write about, are all determined by you. So if you don’t like having the freedom to make your own choices, blogging is definitely not for you.
4. You don’t want unlimited earning potential.
Blogging can be a gateway to various income streams. From ad networks to sponsored posts, the earning potential is truly unlimited. I currently have multiple streams that help make up my blogging income. Not all are directly tied to blogging, but all of my streams were created because of this blog.
Here are some of my previous posts where I share in more detail how I earn, or have previously earned, an income online:
- Blogging For Profit In 5 Months
- Can You Really Make Money Blogging?
- My Top 3 Blogging Streams
- 5 Ways To Earn An Income Online
5. You don’t want to make a difference.
When I get an email saying that I encouraged someone to take a leap and pursue their dream, it brings me joy. I enjoy writing, and although I blog to generate an income, I love what I do. And if money was not a factor, I would still be writing. The connections I’ve made and the creative outlet that writing affords me, are priceless. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to reach thousands and even millions of people around the world with your unique message.
6. You don’t want to meet awesome people.
Blogging has allowed me to meet some pretty amazing people. Some that I consider friends in real life. One of the reasons I started writing was to connect with other moms like myself. I was too busy trying to juggle our home that I neglected my social life. It’s not always easy setting up a girls’ day out, but being able to chat online with like-minded women, refuels me in those in-betweens of real life.
My blogging journey
When I started this journey a little over a year ago, I never imagined where my blogging would take me. It has given me the freedom to be home with my kids and continue homeschooling them. I have also been able to contribute financially to our household which has alleviated some of the stress off of my husband. And most importantly, I’ve been able to use this platform to encourage other weary moms, form life-long friendships, and contribute financially to causes we are passionate about.
Have you considered blogging to generate income? One of my favorite bloggers, Crystal Paine, has a new book called Money-Making Mom. I was lucky to get an advanced copy of the book and I wish it had been available when I first started my blogging journey. If you’ve ever considered becoming a money making mom, this book is for you. Perhaps, you don’t want to create a blog. Instead, you might dream of owning a successful Etsy shop or offering professional services to other entrepreneurs. Crystal shares her personal experience including the hard lessons she learned along the way. She also shares actionable tips to help you in your own entrepreneurial journey.
If you pre-order by November 2nd, you’ll have access to several bonuses that include:
- ✓ Make Over Your Calendar: 7 Day Online Course—a comprehensive course to teach you how to simplify, streamline, and organize your daily schedule & to-do’s.
- ✓ Crystal’s Top 10 Favorite Productivity Tools Tip Sheet—a printable PDF with links and information on Crystal’s favorite tools for better time management.
- ✓ An Exclusive Live Q&A Call—an invitation to join Crystal for a special Q&A call to ask any of your Money-Making Mom questions
You can purchase the Money-Making Mom book here and claim your bonuses here. I also encourage you to sign up for Crystal’s FREE 5-Day Course where she’ll share with you the 5 keys she’s discovered for success.
I know that money can be tight and sometimes even small purchases like books are not in our budget. So I want to bless at least two moms by giving away two Money-Making Mom books! I will be choosing and contacting the winners by October 31st, so you must respond quickly to my email. I want the two winners to have the opportunity of claiming the bonuses by the deadline.
Simply leave me a comment telling me what business you want to pursue. There are no right or wrong answers, and winners will be chosen at random.
This giveaway is open to US residents only 18 and older. Giveaway ends on October 30, 2015. Only one entry per person.Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim prize. Only comments received by October 30th 11:59PM EST will be considered eligible entries.