Why do you want to start a blog? or why you are blogging now?, the answer from most of us will be ‘Money’ first and others next. Everyone needs money but not that everyone makes money from blogging. Why is that?. Let me share my personal experience and reasons why I’m being a blogger how I managed to make stable decent income.
Ask these questions to yourself, ‘Why I need to start a blog?’ ‘Why should I stay or continue on blogging even after several failures?’ . If you find the reasonable and real answers for these questions from bottom of your heart, then definitely you will be a successful blogger or online entrepreneur.
I get few emails daily and asking how to make money from internet like me, to be honest, I do not like to reply these emails. Because it’s clearly said on all over the internet including my blog. There is nothing new or secret on making money online, but the strength and belief should come from your self.
I said that our main aim from blogging is making money, but for what?. Requirement of money is vary for each one. For example, I need money to eat daily and run my life, but you need money to buy a new car. We both are in completely different direction even though we both need money, because I’m in the real need of money, but the car is an optional for you. So, in this case, when you face a failure or started to realize that it is not working as expected, you may quit blogging very soon, because you are not in the real need of money. But, not me. Because I will try again and again to make my blog success to make some money, because I need to eat. This is just an example, now think, are you in real need of money to make online?
The frustration, sadness, pain and anything like this can trigger the real need of blogging in your life.
My Story and Reason
I tried to make money online back in 2007. Created a website, put up some adsense ads and waited for money. It did not work, also I did not bother too much because I did not have the real painful reason to stay on blogging. Anyhow, I tried again after few months and failed. Again not bothered much, because my life was cool with full time job salary and other incomes. I left my blogging ideas without trying harder after seeing several flops.
Due to some financial issues (lost in my business), I had to get a job and move to Oman (middle east country) where I’m living now. The salary is OK if I compared with home country currency. But the cost of living is very expensive here as I’m a family man with one kid.
I started to struggle financially very much. I had few shameful and painful days here without money which almost made me to cry especially when my family depended on me. I did not have more people to borrow money because I already did from them. These all made me strong and consistent on blogging. It was my painful reason why I’m here and how I’m making money from blogs. During these each sad moments, I decided and made up my mind to continue blogging no matter how many times I fail. Also, I planed for long term, I know blogging will not change my financial issues in over night, but I did not want to live the same life exactly next year.
I can’t change my full time job or go for second job here in this country due to several reasons. So, the only way (which I believed) to make extra money is blogging. I believed in blogging and my self. The painful and saddest days motivated me on blogging. I set time lines and targets to make specific amount online and I did it successfully.
My life is really smooth now but still I did not forget those days. Whenever I’m down or bored on blogging, I remember those days and never want to go back again.
I shared this my personal true experience to find out your painful reasons to start or continue the blogging. Making money in this world is not easy, which applies in online too. As long as you do not have strong reasons to blog, I doubt you can stay for long time.
Here are the few strong reasons I can give as example,
1) You are fired from work place for no reasons or by politics. No way to get a new job under current circumstances. Now, you want to work from home and earn more money than your full time job and show your family and ex-office workers that you are doing good.
2) Your girl/boy friend left you because of less earnings, now this is your revenge time to make money online and show how rich you are.
3) Waiting for your first job for long time, but nothing worked out. Your parents, family and even you disappointed by how things are going on. So, you decided to change the way within six months by online earning by blogging.
The reasons can be anything like that with definite need. Because blogging is not like gabling to try your chance or luck, it needs your full energy, mind focus and time.
I hope this personal experience post would have given some kind of motivation or pushed you to find out the strong reason which will never let you down in blogging.
I like to hear your personal experience or reasons why you are still blogging? or why you are thinking to quit blogging?