I bet this has happened to you.
You get up from your desk, having spent two hours writing and polishing a blog post. You were in the flow – creative energy surged through you. Ideas burst their way onto the page. Suddenly, a thought pops into your brain.
I wonder what it's like to be a full-time blogger?
Let me tell you – it's one of the most fulfilling ventures you'll ever take.
You have freedom – freedom to explore your own vision, set your own schedule and figure out how to get paid what you're worth.
Don't get me wrong – it's hard work, especially in the beginning. You're busy building a following, getting loyal readers and growing your email list. And figuring out what you are going to sell – will it be coaching, or an eCourse or even a physical product? (Maybe you'll start out selling affiliate products until you figure out what you want to create.)
No matter how you start, pretty soon you figure out you are an entrepreneur. You aren't just a blogger – you now have a blogging business.
Here are my favorite reasons to start your own profitable blog:
Chart your own future. In a “job,” your future is limited by the perceptions of your boss.There are many factors that go into a decision about whether you get a promotion or a raise and they aren't always fair. But as an entrepreneur, you’ll be the captain of your own ship. You'll have some setbacks and a few failures, but a true entrepreneurial spirit can overcome anything – and will.
Dictate your own schedule. Of course, there will be times when meetings with clients must be scheduled and time must be set aside to complete a project. But you can set your own schedule, which means you can take the afternoon off to go to your daughter's ballet class. Or drop into Starbucks with your computer to write a blog post. Working for someone else doesn’t even come near giving you that type of freedom.
Choose your place of work. Brainstorm in a bubble bath or on a park bench – or set up your home office and work in your pajamas. As an entrepreneur, plotting your own business course, you can even choose to work at a resort beside the pool. The world is your office.
Make a difference. Solving problems for your clients is the ultimate high. Besides giving you the satisfaction of being important in someone’s life, you’ll create more business for yourself. Creating a service or a product that can help someone overcome a hurdle and having them become healthier, wealthier or more successful will provide a fan and client base that you can be proud of.
Do and work with ideas and people you love. Whatever you love to do and learn about can be turned into the business you’ll love. For example, if you love social media, you may think about creating a blog that teaches others about navigating social media successfully. The best part of being an entrepreneur is that you only have to work with the people that you like and respect.
With a mindset of passion, persistence and confidence, your entrepreneurial vision is your power and energy to get things done and make it happen – just as you always dreamed it would.
What is your favorite reason for being an entrepreneur?