Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.
If you are planning to enter the field of digital marketing then I will highly suggest you start your own blog. Starting your own blog will have multiple benefits for you.
In the beginning, don’t think about making money that part will come later but first start to learn things. Remember, first you learn then you earn.
In this article, I am going to share not three but at least six major benefits of starting a blog. I also want to share that I also run one blog related to North East India and soon I am going to start another personal blog for myself.
Now, if you are interested in starting your blog then do read this article completely as you will understand its benefits. So, let’s begin.
You Learn About Domain And Hosting
The first major benefit is you will learn about what is domain and hosting. The best part about digital marketing is to start anything online you don’t have to leave your office or home.
You can purchase your domain name and hosting space online. There are many online companies that offer such services. In the case of digital space, your domain name matters the most.
Today, if someone wants to purchase apple as a domain name then it will cost him in millions or maybe in billions. When you purchase the domain and hosting space you learn the complete process. You understand the value of having an online identity.
You Learn About Designing A Good Website/Blog
Many people still believe that designing a website is tuff. When I told one of my friends that I will build one simple website for North East India, he told me it is not easy and I have to learn coding, Java, etc. and it is time-consuming.
I told him all those days are gone and now we can use WordPress (CMS), elementor, and other plugins just to build any good looking website.
He was not convinced, so I purchase the domain and hosting space, installed WordPress, and showed him the website designed by me. Later he realized that it is relatively easy nowadays to create a website. Of course, there is some learning curve but definitely, anyone can learn it. So, this is the second benefit you can have for starting your blog.
You Learn About Content Writing
In any form of communication, the content is the king. So, if you are thinking of starting a blog then definitely you have to learn this art called - content writing.
In simple words, content writing is a form of online writing and editing. It is basically writing content for any social media be it a blog post, a script for videos, content for a podcast, content for a post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even writing content for email or landing page, etc.
If you know how to write good content then you can even enter into the content writing field. There are thousands of people who always look out for quality writers.
When you will start your blog then in the beginning you can start writing your own blog post. In this way, you will learn a new skill. Some people are good at writing, others can practice and learn this art.
You Learn About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
After you have started your blog, designed it, and started uploading articles then the next important thing which you have to learn is how to do SEO.
There are two ways, through which can bring traffic/readers to your site. First is through paid advertising and other by using SEO techniques which are organic.
SEO is a digital marketing technique through which you can bring quality traffic to your blog articles, organically. SEO is a vast and big industry in itself.
After learning SEO, you can even offer this service to others as many people don’t show much interest in learning this skill. It takes time to get results from SEO techniques.
You Learn About Email Marketing
Another major technique that bloggers use is how to do email marketing to reach their audience. If you have a good number of emails then you can easily reach the audience.
Email marketing is done by using good email marketing softwares like MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, Aweber, ConvertKit, etc. There are many email marketing softwares available in the market. It is up to you which one to use.
While using this technique you may also learn how to create a landing page, lead magnet, ebooks, how to collect emails, etc. Many say the more qualified emails you have more income you can make.
Your Learn To Make Money With Your Blogs
Next and the most essential part about blogging is you will also learn how to make money by using your blog. There are many ways through which you can make money. This process is known as the monetization process of the blog.
Two main sources of income for any blog is Google Adsense and Affiliate Marketing. In the case of AdSense, you have to fulfill some criteria before applying for Adsense approval.
Whereas affiliate marketing is the process in which you promote other’s people product online through your blog and when someone makes a purchase you will get the commission. Then there are sponsor posts and other ways to make money through blogging.
Actually, you learn a lot of things if you just open your first blog and start implementing blogging techniques. As you will learn SEO and content writing techniques you can even offer these services to others once you get some confidence. Since I know how to write content I write articles for my clients and make money through that. I hope you have understood some of the major benefits of starting your own blog.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2020 Vikram Brahma
Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on December 04, 2020:
Yes, Liz, there is so much to learn by starting a blog. And the sky is the limit. I will soon open another personal blog of mine related to other work.
Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on December 04, 2020:
Thank you, Farrah, for sharing your opinion related to blogging. Yes, you are right it can be overwhelming if we don't know what we are doing with blogs. Right techniques are very essential if we want to become a successful blogger.
Liz Westwood from UK on December 04, 2020:
It seems that there is much to be learnt from writing a blog.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on December 04, 2020:
Welll written. Blogging is such a fufiling and lucrative career/hobby.
It can be overwhelming though, if you dont know what you are doing.
Thanks for this enlightening post.