Have you been contemplating starting a blog, but you’re allowing your age to hold you back? Who am I kidding? I can’t start a blog at 50 years old! I do not have a perfect life, a perfect house, or perfect kids. Millennials are the only successful bloggers. I am here to tell you LET THOSE THOUGHTS GO! Yes, you can start a blog over 50+ and today I am going to tell you why!
Maybe you think starting a blog will be confusing and hard. Or, you are not a tech-savvy person and that holds you back. And, you feel you will need hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to start your very own blog. I am here to put those misconceptions to rest. Starting a blog is an easy process and you do not have to be a tech-savvy person. Trust me on this one, I am by no means tech-savvy! It does NOT have to cost thousands of dollars to start your blog either. I started mine for less than $150.00. Yep, you read that correctly.
Do you ask yourself why someone like me should even begin to consider starting a blog? And it’s an excellent question. The most important answer that I can give you is this. YOU have a voice, no matter what your age. YOU have something that you are passionate about that you can share with others. There are PEOPLE out there who will need and love expertise. This, my friend, was one of the hardest things I struggled with. I could not believe people would follow me and consider me an expert (in the DIY niche). But I soon realized that there WERE people who wanted to learn, who looked to me for advice.
Reasons To Start
Here is a reason that we all can relate to being in our 50’s. Blogging keeps our brain cells active. Whether your brain dumping or writing a blog post, your mind will be in the active phase.
Blogging can also open doors for other opportunities that I had never thought about when I started blogging. From collaborations with brands to freelance writing opportunities. I was given the opportunity for different revenue streams. And of course, I jumped on them!
Lastly, blogging is so much FUN! It has been an absolute joy and has brought so much satisfaction to my life. I actually look forward to getting out of bed every day so that I can blog and connect with my ladies (my tribe as I call them)! Not only that, you will meet other bloggers in your niche and form long-lasting relationships. This has been one of the biggest blessings for me. The ladies I have met in the blogging industry have supported me and have helped my small blog grow into what it is today. Who can say that?
This paragraph might be a bit hard for some of you to read. But keep reading, it’s things that need to be said. Blogging will not make you rich overnight. It’s not going to happen. I know it’s hard when we all see those pins on Pinterest where bloggers claim to make $15,000 a month from their blog. While that is VERY possible, and I am sure true, it is not going to happen overnight. Set goals that are REALISTIC. Small goals to start with. I was happy when I was making $2,000 a month from my DIY blog, ecstatic actually!
Blogging is hard work. If your not a hard worker and a person who can deal with challenges, then blogging will not be for you. It takes work and determination. Treat your blog like a business from DAY ONE and I promise you, you will see results. You will also have to be open-minded and willing to learn new things. Most of my blogging skills are self-taught. However, I have taken free blogging courses and obtained all the information that I can. I do this on a monthly basis because you can never stop learning!
Can I Start A Blog For Free?
While you can start a blog for free, there will be some obstacles that I do not want you to experience as I did. I wasted two months of my blogging career dealing with a free site, and I regret it to this day. A huge problem with free sites is that you do not actually OWN your blog. For example, the Blogger Platform is owned by Google. Yes, it’s free, but Google owns your blog. With that being said, if the platform dissolves or disappears (hypothetically speaking), so will your blog. If your plan is to blog for hobby only, then I see no reason you can’t use a free blogging platform.
Wrapping It Up
In conclusion, I hope I encouraged all of you to take the leap and start your blog TODAY! And, the great part is, I can assist you 100%. I offer several services to help you start the blog of your dreams today. You can see my service packages HERE. If you do not see a package that fits your budget, please reach out to me HERE because I will create one that fits your budget needs. I can help you start a blog. That service can be found HERE.
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