The other day a friend of mine asked me why I started a blog in my 50’s. She hinted (although didn’t come right out and say it) that blogging was for younger people.
At the time I gave her my standard answer of wanting to be able to work from home and work at times that suited me and my family rather than times that suited someone else’s business needs.
But when I got home, I thought about it a little more and realised there are many reasons why I started a blog in my 50’s. I thought I would share them with you so that you might be inspired to start one too…
Are you looking for a genuine work from home opportunity? Something to supplement your income or even to replace it? Are you tired of being told that there is a work from home business for you to join right away only to find out you have to spend most nights out of the house promoting it?
I may have the answer for you. But you will have to consider a few things first because this isn’t for everyone, but for those who do take it up, it becomes a lifestyle as much as a business.
When should you get a mentor and how much should you pay for one? I hummed and ahhhed about this for months when I started my blog. There seemed to be no easy answer as everyone I asked had a different opinion.
Some said you could find everything you needed online for free. Others said that everything online was outdated and no longer relevant.
Some said that mentors were a waste of money and others said that they were worth their weight in gold. So what was I meant to do? I’m going to share what I found out too late in the hopes that you don’t make the same mistake…
A bloggers life for me. That’s what I kept telling myself as I started my first blog a few years ago. I knew I wanted a “job” that was going to enable me to work from anywhere and at any time of day or night.
I knew that I didn’t want to continue working for other people and being told what time I had to be in work by and what time I could leave. And I was always so ANNOYED when I was told I couldn’t have my holidays when I wanted them because it didn’t suit the needs of the business.
I knew there must be a better way of making a living and I started to look for one, and this is what I found…
Do bloggers get paid, and if so how? I have been asked that so many times over the last few years since I started my first blog and it still surprises people to learn that yes, bloggers do get paid.
There are a number of ways in which they get paid, in fact, and I will go through a few of the most popular ways here…
Are you wondering what the must have course for beginner bloggers would include?
It would pretty much include everything a new blogger needs to know. It would show you how to grow your visitors, how to create amazing content that gets clicked and shared, how to make sure you are blogging legally and much much more besides.
I’m here to share one such course with you. I’ve taken it myself so I can vouch for the difference it has made to my blog and online business.
It can even help you to make money from your blog. Yes that’s right, you can make money from a blog, even while you sleep. Why would you want to miss out on that opportunity?
Hello there and welcome to A Baby Boomer Bloggers site. I’m Lynne and I’m here to help you get started on your blogging journey.
There are lots of resources available here to help you get your blog up and running faster, so please choose where you would like to begin from the options below.
Whether you are looking for some free and easy tools to use or you would like a full mentoring experience there is something for everyone.
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If you are a new blogger, you may be writing different blog posts with different intentions to find out what works and what doesn’t. You may be blogging for fun or as a hobby or you may be trying to turn your blog into a business by selling your own products or services or through affiliate marketing.
Although you may have different reasons for running your blog, there are things that remain constant. Things that are important for bloggers to know.
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A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.
This is what I tell them…
You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?
There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.
Have you ever heard someone say they are a blogger and wondered what on earth they are talking about?
It’s funny to think now, but just a few years ago that is exactly what happened to me.
I was on holiday in the Caribbean and I saw 2 girls who did nothing for 2 weeks other than pose around the pool and hotel gardens. I was fascinated by them.
The whole fortnight they were constantly changing clothes and donning hats and other accessories while posing in the most un-natural ways for the camera.