You would have to be Rumpelstiltskin to not have heard the term “blog” or “blogging”. It seems like everyone is doing it and everyone is talking about it. So why should I be interested in reading about starting a blog for beginners? Why all the hoopla about blogging? Isn’t it just writing? Weren’t we finished with that after 12th grade English?
I bet just like me, you remember all those rules like “never end a sentence with a preposition”, and “avoid double negatives”. Or how about when to use “who/whom” and “neither/nor” and “whether the quotes go before or after the period”? Who wants to go back to 12th grade and re-learn all that stuff?
But with all these millions of blogs and bloggers, maybe there is something to this. It’s possible that all these people can’t be wrong. So how about hanging around for a few more minutes. You might learn something new, and that’s usually not a bad thing.
Why You Should Be Interested in Starting a Blog
First – Starting a blog is fun. The stories you tell are about whatever interests you. With 4 Billion people on the web, there are probably lots of other people interested in those same things.
You get to tell the stories in your special way. While writing your blog, you can talk about special expertise you have developed or a special way of doing something that most people don’t know. You get to control what is said and how you say it. Because, after all, it’s your blog.
Second – If you get good at it and talk about things lots of people care about, you can make money with your blog. It could be a little bit of money or a lot of money. In some cases, it could even be “life-changing” money.
Third – What you do with your blog is totally up to you. And any rewards, financial or otherwise, totally depend on you, how much time you want to spend and how much work you decide to do. You are the boss of your blog.
But Isn’t It Still Writing? I’m not a Good Writer.
Okay, let’s talk about that. And remember, we are talking about starting a blog for beginners.
First – Blogging doesn’t care about rules. You can end every sentence with a preposition if you want to. And you can use slang, even misspelled slang. And if it helps you get your point across, you can even make up new words. You can say things in a way that would make your English teacher roll over in her grave. If you’re starting a blog as a beginner, you get to make the rules that you want to follow.
New Technology Makes it Much Easier to Tell Your Story
Second – Blogging isn’t necessarily writing. With today’s technology, you can speak the entire post into your phone, save it as a text or PDF, and then upload it to your website. Then you open a great editing program like Grammarly, and it corrects all the language errors as well as spelling and punctuation. But even then, you can tell Grammarly to ignore the rules.
Or even better, get your camera, some inexpensive lighting equipment, and a good microphone, and record the whole thing as a YouTube video. Lots of people all over the world are doing that too. And making plenty of money at it.
You Don’t Have To Be A Writer!
Third, as my friend and trainer Kyle says,
The thing that most people stress about is being a “writer”. You DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online. You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member.
And Kyle ought to know. He’s been doing this successfully for more than 20 years. In summary, here are some of the reasons you might want to start a blog.
- It can be fun – You get to talk about what you want;
- You might just make a little extra money;
- What you do or don’t do is all up to you;
- You make all the rules that you want to follow;
- There is a lot of new technology that makes it easy to create posts;
- We aren’t writing – We are communicating with current and future friends.
Doesn’t all that sound better than you thought a few minutes ago?
Are You Thinking About Starting A Blog Now?
If so, here are some things you need to get started right:
- Training – There is a whole lot more to it than writing or dictating a blog or filming a short video. Six months from now, you will know how to do lots of things you have never even heard of today. But you have to have the best available training to get there.
- Website resources – Everything you need to build, manage, and improve a website to host your blog. This will sound a little difficult at first. But that is only because you won’t be familiar with many of the terms. But again, six months from now you will wonder what all the fuss is about.
- Someone to answer all your questions and help when you hit a rough patch. Experienced people you can talk to and who have been right where you are and walked in your shoes.
- The best tools are available to make your job as easy as possible. For example, “keywords” are words or phrases that people type into Google and other search engines to find stuff. If you knew the most popular keywords on any given topic, wouldn’t it be a lot easier to know what to write about? That is where a great research tool would come in very handy.
- And wouldn’t it be great if you could try all this out for free to see if you even liked this idea?
Where do I get all this great help?
Every single one of those 5 items, plus much more is available to members of Wealthy Affiliate. Including the Free part! If you are interested in starting a blog for beginners, there is no better place to get everything you need to create a successful business. You can read about the World Class Training here. You can learn about building a website here.
As far as having someone to answer your questions, how about more than 250,000 fellow members? That is the Wealthy Affiliate Community, and the help I’ve received from them is nothing short of amazing. I wrote this post saying that I think the WA Community is the number one benefit of joining.
I also wrote a post titled Jaaxy, Best Keyword Research Tool for Google. When you are competing against the world, you need the best tools in the world. And that is what you get from Kyle and Carson, and Wealthy Affiliate.
Didn’t You Say Something About Free? Yes, I did.
Wealthy Affiliate has two levels of membership – Premium, and Starter. The Premium membership comes with up to 50 websites (although I have 3, and right now it is more than I can handle). Premium membership also comes with unlimited access to training, and the Wealthy Affiliate Community (including Kyle and Carson, the co-founders, who each has over 20 years experience). And finally, every premium member has an instant membership to Jaaxy Lite, which I use several times a week to find awesome keywords as the basis for new blog posts.
The Starter membership has limited access to most of those features. But the real benefit is that you can remain as a starter member as long as it takes you to decide whether or not this blogging thing is for you. There is no 30-day trial or any time limitation. And the second-best part of being a starter member is that you are never asked for your credit card info.
If that is second best, what is the best part of the starter membership? You get to create two money-making professional websites free! And you absolutely can use all the resources to make money with your free starter membership.
Here is a table comparing all the benefits of the two membership options:
*** In the above table, it says the price for Premium Membership costs $49 per month. But there are a couple of other options. 1: If you purchase an annual membership, the cost is just $359 per year. That is a savings of $229 per year (almost 40%). 2: If you convert your starter membership to premium within the first 7 days, the first-month price is reduced to only $19. A pretty good deal, but not nearly as good as the annual membership. I chose to pay by the year and save the $229.
Do You Have More Questions?
That’s okay. This is a lot to take in all at once. Which is why Kyle and Carson offer the free Starter membership. They know that there are a whole lot of scammers out there with too-good-to-be-true offers. And virtually every one of those get-rich-quick-scams comes with a very short time limit. Lots of them expire when you leave the offer site. They force you to decide right there on the spot.
Wealthy Affiliate knows the value they bring to the table. They know they don’t need to use high-pressure tactics. If you try us out, we are confident you will recognize the “real deal”. Wealthy Affiliate is the Real Deal – the “Right Stuff”.
So click here to join Wealthy Affiliate with your Free Starter Membership. Kick the tires. Take us out for a spin. Attend the training, build your free websites, start posting to your free blog, check out the chats, ask all the questions you like, use Jaaxy to find “killer” keywords, and start seeing how you can have fun and make money with your very own blog.
And when you join through my affiliate link in this or any other article on my site, in addition to everything already mentioned, you get personal access to and help from me. I will be with you every step of the way, encouraging you, answering your questions, and cheering all your progress and success.
And if you do, as my favorite speaker, Zig Ziglar used to say at the end of every presentation,
“I’ll See You At The Top!”
Please leave me a comment or question below. Thanks for your kind attention, and I wish you good fortune and God’s speed.