Are you unemployed and are looking for work? If so, start blogging today! Read on to find out why… Blogging has exploded into the mainstream web over the recent years, with more and more people turning to blogging for a variety of reasons.
The beauty of blogging is that you don’t need a degree or a scholarship to start doing it, you don’t need a huge amount of money either, and more over being unemployed means you have all the time in the world to work on your blog, to some degree.
I certainly wished that I had made the decision to start blogging when I was unemployed for a solid 4 years, back almost 20 years ago, but to be honest the internet had only just started coming to life…
Today, blogging is no longer considered as a pastime online activity, in fact these days blogging is considered to have huge potential in becoming an extremely profitable business venture for many people, and for you too if you know how to do it right, and are prepared to work at it.
Many university and college students that I know have decided to start blogging to help them make some extra money, and even at the end of their studies some are able to sell their blogs for a considerable amount.
So I also think that people that are unemployed and are receiving some kind of allowance for being jobless should also take the opportunity to start a blog.
Blogging whilst being unemployed is a great way to expand your horizons and connect with a whole new community of like minded people online. In this article I’d like to outline 7 good reasons why blogging could benefit you whilst you’re looking for work. Who knows it might even become your full-time work…
7 Reasons Why the Unemployed Should Start Blogging
1. If you have a blog, you’re able to create a compelling ‘about me’ page, as most bloggers use this page to provide their visitors with an insight into their professional background. Your ‘about me’ page will usually outline your experiences, qualifications, skills, ambitions and goals.
You can use your about page as your online resume. You can even link this page to your professional social network profiles such as your LinkedIn and eCademy profiles, should you have one of course.
2. Blogging can help you stay productive whilst building your online portfolio.
Being unemployed can sometimes be pretty boring, I mean you can only search for work for a few hours each day right? The rest of the time you’re playing the waiting game… So blogging can certainly help you remain productive.
3. Blogging can help improve your writing and grammar skills, essential in any line of work, and perfect when writing your letter of application to potential employers.
4. Blogging can help you build new connections and engage with other professional individuals in your industry.
5. Blogging can help you make money through various monetization methods, i.e. AdSense, promoting affiliate products etc.
6. Blogging can help you keep your morals up when feeling distressed and anxious, ensuring that you stay positive and have something to work for, even if you’re not getting paid much initially.
7. You don’t need any qualifications, a scholarship or even much, if any money at all to start blogging.
Being unemployed and searching for work can be a stressful time, I know too well what the feeling is like. You might feel as if that your family and friends look down upon you as if you've somehow let them down.
Blogging can be your ultimate road out of being unemployed, but even if it doesn't it will certainly help you build an awesome online portfolio that might land you that dream job.
So just to recap, here are 7 reasons why being unemployed is the perfect opportunity to start blogging.
- Your ‘About' page is your resume
- Blogging will help you stay productive
- Blogging will help you hone in on your writing skills
- Blogging helps you to connect with other professionals in your industry
- Blogging can earn you money
- Blogging can help you stay positive
- You don't need any qualifications or previous experience to start blogging
So if you’re unemployed, start blogging today and start reaping the benefits.
Over to you!
I'd love to hear your thoughts about the points I made above. Perhaps you were once unemployed and turned to blogging to help you build credibility and to stay positive, perhaps blogging paved the way to a full-time career for you. Regardless, do share your reactions and comments below as always.