Top 8 Reasons Why You Need To Get A Blog

In this article I am going to share with you the top 8 reasons why you need to get a blog. So what is a blog anyway and why you need to get one? First off, a blog is a website where you can post daily about things you love and passionate about. It is a repeated chronological journal of personal ideas, views and opinions and website links. That being said, why do you need to get a blog then?

Here Are The Top 8 Reasons Why You Need To Get A Blog: get a blog

1. Your blog will BRAND YOU as an expert – having a blog lets you showcase your expertise which brands you as the expert your readers are looking for. You can share your opinions and skills on your blog to attract your potential target market.

2. Your blog will GENERATE FREE TRAFFIC – when you have a blog, you will get free traffic because you will have your own followers and readers waiting for your next post. With the advent of social media sites such as facebook and twitter, getting free traffic from your blog is easier.

3. Your blog will BUILD RELATIONSHIPS with prospects – when you have your own blog, you are building rapport and relationship with your readers thus building that trust.

4. Your blog will GENERATE UNLIMITED LEADS – getting leads through a blog is very powerful. Why? Because with a blog you are targeting people who are already interested in what you have to offer.

5. Your blog will MAKE AFFILIATE SALES – when you create articles on your blog, you can easily hyperlink your keywords with your affiliate links. If your followers like your article and find it helpful and you have your call to action like asking them to click a particular link, you then get a sale. (–caching–)

6. Your blog can cloak and track AFFILIATE LINKS – it is easier to track and cloak affiliate links when you have a blog. It is just a matter of installing the right plugin to do this task for you with ease.

7. Your blog will HUMANIZE you – as an online marketer, it is essential to have an online presence on the web because people only buy to those who they know, like and trust. Thus having a blog is an ultimate plus factor and it will indeed humanize you so you get more leads and sales from your business.

8. Your blog will TRANSFORM your online marketing – this is the highest benefit that you will get from your blog. Why? Because your blog will get your business to the next level as your blog prosper. It will change and transform your online marketing business like you’ve never seen before.

It will do a whole bunch more, but let’s start there. A blog is not optional, it’s essential. Because having your personal blog is like hosting your own party. It is your home base on the internet. It is your place where you can showcase your knowledge, skills and a place where you can build relationship, rapport and trust with your target market.

So there you have it. I hope that you have learned something from this article about the top 8 reasons why you need to get a blog.

Now your turn. Do you have a blog? If none, why? If not now, when? Remember when you have a blog, it will transform your online marketing business to a whole new level. Get started now.

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Author: Sonny Lanorias
Sonny is an Online Entrepreneur and a Stay At Home Dad who lives in Davao City, Philippines with his wife, Nora and daughter, Nicole. Sonny has been consistently making money from home since 2010 and is considered by many as the # 1 online entrepreneur in Davao City Philippines on the subject of Home Based Internet Marketing Business. Sonny has generated hundreds of leads on the Internet by using blogging, social media, web 2.0 and SEO and loves to teach and train others to match his online success.

30 Responses to “Top 8 Reasons Why You Need To Get A Blog”

  1. Madonna says:

    Great reasons Sonny. One of the reasons I started blogging was because I have so many personal development ideas constantly trying to get my attention that I was getting overwhelned daily. Now that is not the case. I still gets lots of ideas, but now they are manageable.

    Have reposted and tweeted this.

    Madonna

  2. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Great post Sonny.I have been blogging for last two and half years.I started my first blog to share my knowledge and experience with others.But now it helps me to make lots of money.

  3. andy mchugh says:

    great post like always and all the points are spot on you have to have a blog these days if you don’t you will lose out on so much

  4. Viola Tam says:

    Hi, Sonny,

    WOW, what convincing ideas about starting a blog!

    I first started my blog as I realized that the online forum marketing efforts required much time. With a blog, the blog posts can stay on forever! It is not unlike the network marketing idea – doing the RIGHT thing once and get the rewards FOREVER.

    Affiliate marketing is something that I can implement later when I have had my blog enhanced. I like your idea of having a party 🙂

    I appreciate your insights. I bet many networkers can see the benefit after reading your blog!

    Viola Tam

  5. tbaoo says:

    thank you sonny, if you don’t mind i might retweet your story and place it in my recently updated website building site. i think the inclusion of a blog is vital with or without a full website. great points – cheers sonny 😉

  6. Toshiba Burton says:

    Sonny I have to say that you’ve definitely hit the nail on the head with this one!

    To me your blog is the main head quarters of your business in fact it’s the brain,
    it’s the meeting place for your audience & followers to connect, learn & grown!

    Plus they are able to find out how you are able to help them & see what good services you have to offer!

    Have an awesome day my friend!

  7. Aasma says:

    I think the most important part blog plays is to build yourself as an expert in your field and build trust for your and your business, which ultimately helps you to get more and more leads.

  8. Dennis says:

    I’ve read a number of articles on this subject. You’ve made a couple of good points that makes your article unique. Good post!

  9. Vernette Carbon says:

    Blogs are really interesting especially when you like what you blog. Nice post by the way!

  10. Becca says:

    Also blogging helps to meet new wise and nice people and be a part of some cool communities.
    Thanks for the wonderful post Sonny. I enjoy reading it.

  11. Above all, it will help you rank better in Google search as after the recent changes in Google algorithm, it is now become mandatory for every website owner to have a blog in order to get better results at Google search results!1 anyway, great article!! We all need a blog!!

  12. Azam says:

    Today in business world I define a blog an industry that give fruit to its owner if he has a lot of patience and has habit of research in posting.

  13. Carmen says:

    These article is awesome. Thanks for sharing these infographic post with us. Blog is now trending in social media.

  14. It’s true that a blog can add value to your online business or website. But in order to achieve those results a blog has to be successful. And that’s not an easy thing to achieve. Blogging is a very demanding thing to do and you should only do it if you are confident that you have the time and resources to make it work.For example having a blog means replying to every comment made in your blog. And believe me it can take lots of time. To conclude, if you have the time or the people, or the capability to hire people to create and administer such a blog, go ahead. But if you don’t, think about it cause a low quality blog could have unwanted results.

  15. Angel says:

    I do agree that blog is vital in building your online brand and reputation. It also serve as way to get in touch with other people same in your passion and others who might find your post helpful answers to their queries. So it is important to know what you are talking about and the niche where you wanted to build your persona. Thanks for sharing this tips!

  16. Maja says:

    Hello Sonny
    Today without a blog we can’t prove our online presence. For online business a blog is communication channel through which you can work with the rest of community.

  17. Greg Agustin Jr. says:

    Absolutely agree.. There is no reason for anyone in the industry not to have a blog.. If there is a question, they should definitely read this post.. Awesome!

  18. Elaine Salt says:

    These are great reasons! Blogging is not just all about entertainment, but there has a lot of things you could do here, depending upon your own reason why. Blogging will make the communication easy for clients to ask and this is another way of utilizing the available materials nowadays. This post is a great post in finding more reasons in blogging.

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