You may be wondering whether right now is a good time to start a blog.
And while I would like to tell you absolutely – I obviously love to blog and have helped thousands of bloggers get started and make improvements.
If I’m being honest, the answer is actually “probably.”
You should probably start a blog in 2019.
Probably – not because of blogging itself, but more about what’s best for you.
Despite claims that no one wants to read long-form content, or that all content will be delivered via video, the fact is, Blogging is still an extremely viable and effective medium for creating content and building an online business.
Yes, you actually can make money – real money – by blogging.
Whether you will drive traffic and make money from a blog depends on a number of factors unique to you.
- What do you want to blog about?
- Who is your target audience?
- What are the money-making opportunities for you?
- What is your competition like?
You can follow my guide on “How To Start A Blog” to get help with the technical aspects like setting up hosting or WordPress, but that already assumes you’ve made the decision to go forward.
What if you’re still wondering? What if you aren’t sure whether your idea for a blog is really filled with as much potential as you dream it is?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a checklist or worksheet to help you figure out if your blog plan has merit?
For that matter, do you need an actual plan? (Hint: if you want to make money, that means your blog is a business, so yes, you need a business plan.)
So to me, the question of ’should you start a blog in 2019’ is answered by taking a close look at your idea for a blog and doing some homework. You need to take the time to research your idea and verify that it has potential, both from an interest and a revenue perspective.
Every day people are starting new blogs, new podcasts, new YouTube channels. Some of them find success, yet many fail.
What’s the difference between the creators who succeed and the ones who give up after trying for a while?
I don’t think it’s persistence, though that certainly helps. Any business based around the creation of content is going to take a little time to get going.
I don’t think it’s platform, despite what the Wix or Squarespace commercials may claim. Studies have shown that it makes no difference from an SEO perspective or performance analysis what platform you use (as long as it’s not some free platform you have little control over).
I definitely don’t think it’s luck – bloggers can make their own luck!
There are definitely exceptions and circumstances, but the majority of bloggers who fail lacked one crucial element: A Plan.
Not just a business plan, though that’s important, but a Blogging Plan. A plan where they’ve thought through all of the important aspects for starting a blog:
- Niche Research
- Audience Research
- Monetization Opportunities
- Legal Structure & Requirements
In short, they’ve verified their idea and created a plan for success.
And I’m going to help you do that too.
I have created a $10,000 Blogging Blueprint (10k Blueprint) that you can download, print out, and complete. It walks you through the rough steps you need to take to make $10,000 a month blogging in the next 90 days.
SPOILER: THIS $10,000 PDF IS ACTUALLY FREE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD BELOW
From thinking through your Why to making sure you have all the necessary registrations and licenses in place, this planner is your first step to starting a successful blog.
The $10,000 Blogging Blueprint includes everything from setting up your site up to getting your first customer.
- Shaping Your Mindset to make $10,000 in the next 90 days blogging
- Why you must Choose the Passive Income Model
- List Building and Email Marketing
- The Math For $10,000 Per Month
- Developing your List Building Plan
- Creating the Right Image
- Setting Up Your Sales Funnel
- Your Traffic Plan
- Promoting Offers to your List
- Leveraging Your List
Related: HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING
With the 10k blueprint…:
- You will understand that there are great opportunities to make money online if you use the right methods.
- You will understand that you need to be prepared to invest your time, your effort and some money to make this work.
- You are going to find that all you have to do is follow the instructions.
- You will understand that you can change your life for the better starting right now.