Should you start a blog with the intention of making money?
While blogging for money may be profitable for some it may not be right for you.
To help you in your decision making process I’ve put together a series of questions to ask yourself
Ask The Right Questions
I’m using the concept of questions because I always say if you haven’t found the answer it’s because you haven’t asked the right question yet. In fact, if you look at our previous articles about customer concerns you”ll noticed that I’ve tried to stimulate your thoughts through the use of questions.
Apart from the questions in this article…
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Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to see if blogging for money is right for you.
1. Is it the right time to start a blog?
Is the timing right?
While you may be smart and intuitive, If internet marketing is not your gift, then it may not be right for you.
If you’re thinking of doing business online just because you’re at the bottom and perhaps out of a job then don’t do it. Some of the best decisions that you can make are when you’re at your peak . In other words, don’t decide to start just because you’re desperate.
Timing is essential in life, consider timing when you’re starting a online business.
If the timing is right,then today may be the right time to start an internet business.
Perhaps the following tips will help you decide…
2. Will I Stick With My New Blogging Business?
Do you have staying power?
What if you’re best case scenario doesn’t play out? Then what? Will you stick with your new business?
If you make a decision based on emotions you may not get the results you want.
If you’ve been following my blog for any time at all you know that I’m all about no hype internet marketing .
So please don’t believe the claims others make like “in the next 7 days you will be rich”.
It almost never happens. It’s going to take longer than you think and most likely cost more than you can imagine in terms of time invested, skills to learn and finances invested.
Internet marketing is full of casualties. The majority of newbies with big dreams have dropped out. Despite what you see on other and hear being preached form top internet gurus, It’s not an easy busy to learn.
So if you start a blog with the intention of making money you need to ask yourself,
“Do I have the guts to finish what I started?”
3. What is the Risk in Starting a Blogging Business?
You can’t eliminate risk. However you can manage risk.
Ask yourself, If things don’t go as planned and I don’t immediately start making money can I take the hit and keep going?
What happens if the worst happens?
How am I going to respond?
Blogging For Money, just like any other self employment type job involves taking risks. If you’re not a risk taker, you’re probably not a good candidate for doing business online.
Entrepreneurs take risks. If you’re game for extreme adventure then the online business world may be right for you.
4. What are my other options?
If you don’t know the options, you’re stuck!
Before you decide to start blogging for money ask yourself what other options are available.
Some other options may include:
- network marketing
- advertising a personal service on Craig’s list
- selling physical products on Ebay
- taking your personal service to the offline community
- Or one of my favorites- ODesk
When options are available you have the freedom to make creative decisions. More options means that you can see things more clearly. You can see what is NOT obvious to others. Options are the result of thinking early, often and differently.
Anybody can see the options, only the brilliant can see the possibilities.
5 More Ways To Determine If You Should Start A Blog
I hope you’ve found this information helpful. In my next article I’ll continue with 5 more questions to ask to help you determine if blogging for profits is right for you. You’ll discover:
- Why waiting almost always costs you a higher price
- How to get sound advice about a your new blog
- How the term, “just do it” can benefit your decision making process in a new business
- Why you shouldn’t start a blog just because it’s convenient
- My number 1 tip to consider before I make any business or personal decision in life
If you already know you’re ready to start blogging for profits use the form below to sign up for our new 31 day e-course teaching you how to blog for money.