Let’s face it! Being unemployed sucks, there is nothing glorious about it, and there is little you can do to cheer yourself up about being unemployed. But What is the connection between blogging and unemployment?
Technology has made it so simple to reach thousands or even millions of people right from the comfort of your couch. In this post, I will show you exactly how you can secure a job faster and stand out from the crowd regardless of your industry or profession.
You can quickly stand out from the crowd regardless of what industry or profession you’re in by simply blogging. And if you are reading this post, then chances are that you can get started right away. All you need is an internet connectivity and a device (mobile phone, tablet or a PC).
All you need to do is to start writing blog posts related to your industry. Write in your own language and be as authentic as possible because that is the only way you’ll be consistently writing blog posts without getting tired or viewing it as work.
WHY YOU SHOULD START BLOGGING TODAY IF YOU’RE UNEMPLOYED
1. It increases your knowledge
Before you write any blog post, you have to think of a topic. After you think of the topic for your blog, you’ll still need to need to do some research even if it is for only 10 minutes before you start writing.
Blogging about topics in your industry or profession will encourage you to read articles, white papers and any other form of publications whether online or offline so that you can write blog posts that have accurate and valuable information.
Imagine you write 10 blog posts per month, in just 5 months you’d have written 50 blog posts. Now if you take the amount of information from those 50 posts, it’ll blow your mind away. Blogging will help keep you up to date and ensure you learn continuously without even realizing it.
The secret to blogging is to just ‘start’ never wait for the perfect moment. Never allow yourself to think you’re not good enough.
2. It transforms your resume
From the moment you start your blog, you can add it to your experience section because blogging will change your “unemployed” status to “self-employed.” There are thousands of people that blog for a living and it is now considered a profession. How much you make from blogging is up to you.
If you are successful with your blog, you can easily add your achievements to your resume. Doing so will immediately catch the recruiter’s attention.
Blogging helps you in so many ways; it moves you from having ‘no job’ to having ‘a job’ even if the ‘new job’ doesn’t provide you with adequate income. Having ‘a job’ gives you more confidence and increases your chances of being hired by a company.
Blogging can give you so much credibility. All you need to do is to consistently blog and provide useful information that is both relevant to your target audience and also up to date. Once you start blogging, you can ask to guest post on more established blogs in your industry. This immediately sets you apart from your peers; it also shows that you are up to date in your industry and allows you to showcase your knowledge and skills.
The more you blog, the more respect you will earn in your industry. If you keep blogging consistently, then chances are that you’ll start gaining a following because there are so many people out there that want to know what you know. So, never hesitate to share the little knowledege you have.
4. It’s Free
You can start blogging absolutely free. You can use sites like medium, word press, blogger and even LinkedIn to start blogging. Decades ago, you would need to get your article published in a newspaper, magazine, journal and so on before you can reach a massive audience. Now you can do so for FREE and what’s even better is that you are your own editor. You have total freedom to write what you want and how you want it without any restrictions.
5. It can turn into a side business
If you start blogging and find that you are getting a lot of readers. You can begin to monetize your blog by placing ads on your blog, by giving reviews of products and services, by becoming an affiliate and getting commissions when you direct your readers to a particular site, and they make a purchase there. There are countless ways to make money from your blog.
6. Perfect for networking
A blog is one of the best ways you can use to get valuable contacts. When you’re a blogger, you’re exposed to so many different people in your industry or niche. You can contact other bloggers, you can ask professionals in your industry for advice on writing a particular blog post, you can interview professionals in your industry, you can ask industry professionals to write an article on your blog, you can start a conversation with people that commented on your blog post or shared it. These connections will prove really valuable in your job search. You might be surprised that your next boss will connect with you through your blog.
There are countless of other reasons why you should start blogging when you’re unemployed because it transforms your profile from being unwanted and unable to find a job, to a person that is successfully blogging and looking for new adventures. It makes you want to get up every morning because you have something to look-forward-to.
As with everything, you need patience and dedication when you start blogging to enjoy its benefits. You’ll steadily become a better writer, and you’ll slowly start getting more readers. You need to promote your blog and keep improving.
However, remember that you do not need to be an English expert before you start a blog, you do not need to write thousands of words or write about complex topics. The key is just to start; there is never a right moment.
Goodluck in your job hunt.