Why You Need A Blog and How To Start One

I have already written a little bit about why you need a blog as an affiliate, but that post only highlights a few of the reasons. Let me tell you a bit more about my own experience with blogging today, to help you understand the reality of what it can do for you.

Blogging was one of the things that I personally started waaaaaay back at the beginning of my online earning journey (over 10 years ago now). I had no idea what I was doing, and had to actually google “what is a blog?”. Now back then I literally used my blog as an online journal to record my earnings from using free sites. It was not well written, it was not optimised for google, and it did not have anything else that people say you must use to have a successful blog. Yet it worked for one simple reason. I shared MY journey towards becoming debt free and MY story about how I got there.

I will be forever grateful that I dipped my toes into the world of blogging so soon, as it taught me a huge amount. It did help me to become debt free over time, but much more than that. It set me up for success online. I STILL have many of the followers who read my first blog, even though that blog got deleted by the free platform I was using. Had I not written that blog I would not have understood the power it provides.

Why You Need A Blog?

So many people ask “Why you need a blog when there are so many other options available now?”. In my experience online, nothing else works like a blog does. It works for you 24/7 to attract the right kind of people towards you (by that I mean people who are genuinely interested in the topic you are writing about). It also lifts your status to expert, teacher, coach and trainer. It helps to show others you are a professional online marketer, and not just someone with no idea what they are doing (even if you don’t really know much yet). It also identifies that you are someone who is willing and able to share useful information. THAT is key to your success.

All of these things are vital when you want to build a following online. Without that following you are going to struggle with affiliate marketing, or any other kind of online marketing you wish to do.

Why You Need A Blog AND Social Media

Some people think it is enough to simply have a social media account, but it is not. Social media is about providing a snapshot….. a few seconds of attention on a single post. This is not enough if you want to really focus on building a loyal following (and trust me you do). A blog AND a social media account together gives you and your followers the best of both worlds. The social media account will help you to get views of your blog posts, and the blog posts will do the teaching and retaining your audience long term.

Together a blog and social media account can, and will make you unstopable.

That is why you need a blog…..

In our journey together I will teach you how to build BOTH a social media following, AND a blog. It will take a bit of time and effort at first, but it will soon take off for you if you follow my guidance.

Ready to get started?

It is quite simple to begin. Just click here to register for a blogging account with the platform I recommend to everyone. You will get a free trial for 7 days, then it costs $10 a month. A paid blogging account is required as the free accounts do not offer the options you will need as we progress. I will explain more about why I choose this account later, for now just know it is going to help you make a LOT more money.

When you register for your account you will be asked to create a domain name. That is the address for your blog. If unsure about what address to create, then choose your own name. That will help you to stand out as a professional marketer too!

There are a few other things you will need to choose as you register. I suggest you use an individual account, the basic plan, and you can turn on the privacy option if you want to (I personally don’t bother as I tell everyone who I am anyway…..)

In the next few blog posts I will tell you exactly how to set up your blog, and what to write. Add yourself to my mailing list below if you want to get an email when I publish those posts. I include some extra training in my emails too.






18 responses to “Why You Need A Blog and How To Start One”

  1. Jack Mata avatar

    Well done with the new blog post Ellie congratulations, I am also hoping one day you can teach me how to write a blog as well.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      Thank you Jack, I will certainly do what I can to help you with getting everything set up and running. It is really not as difficult as it might seem, and within a few days you will be making good progress I am sure.

  2. David Kinghorn avatar

    I do have a Blog but I do struggle to use it properly, your expert advice would be most welcome.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      I had a quick look at your blog and can see what you are trying to do with it. Well done on getting it all set up and running already – you are way ahead of most people in this journey. It looks like you have spent quite a bit of time on it so far, and I look forward to helping you learn more about using it properly.

  3. Raju mahtani avatar

    Hello Ellie

    I need to learn how to make a blog. As soon as possible.

    I am a committed person but do need to know how to move ahead..

    Thank you so much!

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      Thats great, I will be writing a post to show you exactly what you need to do to get started. Did you get registered ok for the blogging platform I recommended in this post?

  4. Chellappa avatar

    Your writings are easy to understand about blogging. I want to learn more and more from your writings by reading your posts everyday.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      Thank you for your kind comment, I do try to keep things clear and simple, so it is good to hear that comes across well in my posts. I look forward to teaching you more and more as we go forward together.

  5. Rodney Coleman avatar

    Ok Ellie, I’m going to try this one last time. I’m going to follow everything you tell me to do this time 🙂

    I’m signed up so let me know what to do next.

    Thank you!


  6. Chester Nhlane avatar
    Chester Nhlane

    Hello Ellie, I hve to confess that I’ve always been avoiding this story about blogging, but now you’ve just opened my eyes that blogging is the only way to go in order to succeed in Affiliate Marketing.
    So I’ve decided to do the right thing. I’m now ready and keen to follow you to the letter. Please lead the way.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      I think you will enjoy learning about blogging and I am sure it will help you to become a successful affiliate too. I will do my best to guide you forward step by step my friend.

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  10. Bridget Malone avatar

    I already have a blog.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      Thats great. I hope it is working well for you!

  11. Vania Andrews avatar
    Vania Andrews

    Hi Ellie. I am unable to pay for my website with GDI at checkout. I have tried numerous times but each time it says it isn’t working at the moment, and as I cannot link my bank card or bank to Paypal – I thought it might be better to look for another cheap website builder that would work for me. Would that be okay with you? I really want to get started with my blog to catch up with the rest of the students. Would you still be able to guide me on creating a successful blog if I use a different website builder, please?
    I know you recommend GDI but I keep running into issues with Paypal at checkout and it is really becoming a bit frustrating for me.

    1. elliesaffiliates avatar

      I understand how frustrating that must be…..Have you tried contacting Paypal to ask why it is happening?
      Although you could use another website builder you would miss out on me being able to help you with building income via GDI downline so it would be better to resolve the issue.

      The other option you can use is payment via card – you can get a card account using Wise or Revolut if you don’t have one already.

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