In today’s age of technology having your own website makes lots of sense. Having a personal website is like owning a house or a car but in this case its digital. Having your own website or blog lets you share with world things that interest you. It lets you say “This is what I have to offer!” Building your own website from the ground up can be very satisfying. Having your own Blog allows you to share the things that you love like working out, being super organized or river fishing. A blog can be about anything that you want it to be. You can’t spend every last minute of your day in the gym, but with a blog you can help other people with the knowledge that you have. Sharing your interest and knowledge can make you feel really good about yourself because you are helping other people out. It feels amazing when one of your readers posts a comment about something that you wrote in your blog. What you share with other people can change someone else life.
You can also use a blog to help you start a new hobby or if you’re going to start going the gym and getting a great workout, you can share the tips that you have learned. You can also share the challenges that you face. People learn from mistakes so share those with the world. Your reader’s will motivate you to continue on. You can set goals and then share them with your readers. Your readers will hold your feet to fire, so that you stay focused on meeting your goals. Because now you’re not letting just yourself down, you are letting down all of your readers. If I don’t hit the gym or post to my blog, then I am letting down my readers. It doesn’t matter if you have 10 readers, a 1,000 or 10,000 readers you don’t want to disappoint them.
Running your own website is a great hobby to have you can start out at no cost if you use Google Sites. Or you can go with a commercial domain and web hosting like GoDaddy. GoDaddy is always running deals and you can have them host your website for less than $10 dollars a month. As hobbies go less $10 is a super cheap hobby to have. All you need is a computer or device that you can on the internet with. I use my laptop and my iPad to make changes or to add a post to my site all the time.
Using a CMS or Contain Management System like WordPress makes it you don’t need to know how to write code to be able to have your own blog. If you can use FaceBook then you can use WordPress. WordPress’s dashboard is super easy to navigate. You will be able to cut and paste new post in a matter of minutes. Also YouTube has tons of tutorial videos to help out if you get suck or if you have any questions.
Running a successful Blog can also be second source of revue. If you have a bunch of people that regularly fallow your Blog you write up eBooks for your target audience. As long as you are putting out useful information in a way that is easy to understand, people will want what you are selling because you share useful information. You can also promote someone else’s product on your blog and you can a commission from each of the reads that buy the product when they use your link or promo code. When you start looking at promoting someone else’s product, make sure that it’s something that you believe would be of use to your readers. You should feel confident in promoting in the product, don’t just do it for the money. Your reader’s will lose faith in you and think that you’re only trying to make money.