As of for me, I blog not because I like to write – I’m not a good writer and writing a 400-word article always a tough one for me.
I blog because I want to share what I know about online entrepreneurship, website building, website promotion and make money online. My principle in business and personal life: Knowledge is useless if not shared.
I own some blogs, and I never put any premium posts that can only accessed by registered (and paying) members. Doing so would make me against my own principle. Instead, tips and information should be freely available.
That being said, I do make money from my blogs. I INSIST that my blogs MUST make money. Why I’m so materialistic, you might ask?
Why my blogs MUST make me money
Well, I have these reasons:
1. I need fund to grow the blogs and invest in new ones
Many times, we need money to make money. Other than offering quality blog posts, my blogs need to be well-promoted and well-SEO’d.
There are free methods available, but sometimes you need to speed things up and/or do things better by hiring freelancers and/or staffs to do things for you.
If you are into online entrepreneurship, you also need fund to invest in other “web properties” or other blogs.
2. I need money to support myself and the one I love – so my blog and web sites HAVE TO make me money.
Blogs CAN earn you a living – and more. Today, I support myself, my wife and 2 kids from 100% online income. I work at home managing and running my websites.
That being said, my websites are my businesses. Businesses are “in the business” to make money delivering something that are beneficial to others. It’s only a fair trade off – information, products and services in exchange for money (and other perks, such as better online reputation and personal branding.)
So, there you go – I have my reasons explained. How about you? Are you – or are you not – blogging to make money online? Please share your thoughts by leaving your comments on this blog post.