Blogging can be a wonderful thing. Some bloggers start out with the firm intention of turning their blogs into businesses. They go into them with a five-year business plan, ideas on how they are going to make money, a list of possible income streams and reams of research. They’ve looked at other blogs, they’ve made connections, and they’ve taken the time to start building an audience, a reputation, an email list, and some buzz before they’ve even hit that publish button for the first time. These people often employ designers to help them with their branding and even developers to help them to make sure their blog stands out from the crowd and works as well as it should.
Others, go in with all of these intentions and no plans or knowledge. They assume that all bloggers make money, that it’s easy and that it won’t take much work. They think that they’ll write about their lives, millions of people across the world will read it, brands will flock in with email pitches and offers of work and they will become rich and famous overnight. These people are usually disappointed, at least in the beginning. But, many of them still go on to realize their dreams. Those that are willing to take on the hard work, commit the hours and do their research, at least.
Then, there are the hobby bloggers. Those that start out with the intention of carving out a space for themselves online. To create their own little corner, to tell their story and share their ideas. They don’t really mind how many people read it and often don’t even realize that there is money to be made in the early days. Over time, many of these bloggers start to seek success. Even if it’s not motivated by fame or money, they want to learn and improve. They want to feel as though their time is well spent.
So, many blogs, at one time or another, for one reason or another, turn into businesses. Some do it straight away, others take years to make the leap, but many bloggers at least try to take their blog to the next step.
There are countless ways to take your blog to the next level and give it a boost. One of these is getting out of the house and taking out a coworking membership so that you’ve somewhere else to work. Here are just some of the ways that hiring a coworking space could boost your blog.
You’ll Feel More Like a Professional
One thing that many bloggers, especially new ones, struggle with is imposter syndrome. They worry that they’re not good enough. They feel as though they don’t belong, or that they don’t deserve to make money and gain new opportunities from there blogs. Many feel like they don’t know what they are doing, and as though they are totally winging it. Which, in part, most of us are.
It’s easy to feel like this when you are sat at home in your PJ’s, with Netflix on and a bag of chips at your side. It’s hard to get into a professional mindset when you are in your house, with your laptop and your comforts. It can be worse if you are trying to turn your hobby blog into a business. You need to change your mindset to succeed.
A coworking space can help you to feel more professional. You have to get up, get dressed and head to the office. It can help to change your mindset. You might find that feeling more professional improves your confidence and even the quality of your work.
It’ll Help You to Get More Done
Working at home can be great. It can give you flexibility and freedom, and if you blog around another job, it’s often your only chance to work on your site. But, it’s not always the most productive way to work. You are surrounded by distraction. It can be hard to get into the right mindset to work and all too easy to procrastinate.
When you hire a coworking space, you are free from the distractions at home, but you are also motivated to work because you are paying a fee for the space and you want to get your money’s worth.