If you have not started an online business, why are you waiting? This is the sector that makes silent millionaires overnight. Forget start ups or getting a plain old job. Try any of the online income strategies and see where that doorway gets you. It is never too late, although certain niche market saturation do occur, the global market is wide enough for everyone.
Like Bill Gates said “Content is king” and if you are not putting your own original content out there, you are missing out! Someone could be looking for your expertise this very moment or even ten years ago. Starting a website it’s super easy the problem comes later when you are busy or lazy and don’t want to keep on writing. The key is to be consistant! Hopefully, the following 10 points will give you extra motivation to keep going.
1. Improve your writing skills
Starting with the most obvious one. With practice comes proficiency. Writing a website will improve your writing skills enormously. You’ll immediately notice the difference. The next letter of motivation, birthday card for your mom or report will be produced with ease. You will even get noticed by your boss with your new found exceptional writing skills; but don’t stop there.
2. Advance your professional career
Your own website can be a good place to showcase your skills to a potential new employer.
Put good content out there and you might be approached by a company and open doorways to new opportunities!
Websites are an amazing opportunity to make new contacts. Exchanging ideas and experience with other websites, finding people with common interests and even making good friends or future business partners, those are great benefits of writing a blog. If you just started out, look for masterminds or meet ups! Networking sessions generally gives you a boost in every way possible.
4. Help others
Write about your experience, explain complex technologies, give advice on every-day problems and build an audience of people that rely on you to get educated. Make sure you add as much value as possible to your audience.
5. Make money
Once you have a well established website with an engaged and loyal audience, you can even make money with it. There are plenty of people who make a living from their own online income strategies. For example, companies big and small are willing to pay bloggers that help them come closer to their customers.
6. Strengthen your self-awareness
Building a website requires thinking and reflection. You have to think about what you write and how. This process helps you, put your thoughts together and learn more about your own values, strengths and weaknesses. You will also get positive feedback for your posts which strengthens your self-esteem.
7. Challenge yourself
Talking about your interests, your life or your experiences can be a big challenge. When I wrote my first blog post, I was totally overwhelmed. I did not know how to start or what to write about. With time and experience, things got much easier. Your audience will also challenge you. They will comment your articles, give you different perspectives and even criticise your point of view. Be prepared!
8. Have an impact
With your own website you can have an impact on people’s lives and careers. Depending on what you are writing about, you can help solve problems, find the perfect spot for the perfect vacation, inspire others to action or help your audience advance their careers. The bigger your audience is, the bigger your impact.
9. Keep in touch with your beloved ones
Social networks are not the only way to keep in touch with your beloved ones. Share your adventures on a website and make sure that your family and friends are able to follow. You can share pictures and stories with everyone at the same time.
10. Become more disciplined
Keeping your website updated and your audience engaged requires discipline. You need to be fully committed and produce content regularly. There are days that things will get tough, but make sure you keep going. This will not only help you improve your discipline, but also your time-management skills.
And remember, Publish. Be Original. Be Consistent. Repeat. And you will be successful.
It is that simple. Keep it simple.