Secure Your Future by Learning How To Start A Military Blog
If you've been reading on this site for any length of time, then you've already heard me discuss the importance of personal branding. You know that personal branding is the only way to safegaurd yourself from this terrible economy, and that the discipline and motivation you've learned in the Military will play a key role in making it happen.
You know that personal branding is important – So why should you start a blog?
Why You Should Start a Blog ASAP
To put it simply, a blog is the best way to start building your personal brand, whether you're a service member or a veteran. People are interested in hearing about you; it may just be your friends and family right now, but people want to hear your voice. That's what personal branding is all about, and as you publish more and more content on your blog you'll be securing yourself more and more as a brand.
Not only that, your blog can serve many other purposes aside from just making your voice heard:
- Blogging is profitable and can be the start of a legitimate online business
- Blogging is powerful and can be the beginning of a movement or organization
- Blogging is professional and can be used to make yourself always look like the most attractive job-candidate
- Blogging is creative and will keep you in tune with a side of yourself that may not get exposure in the military, but that will be pivotal in your life afterwards
- Blogging is social and can be used to build connections between friends, families, random readers, and business partners
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to start blogging...It's not just about having your voice heard.
Where Should You Start Your Blog?
There are many free places to start a blog online, such as Blogger or Wordpress, but I want to tell you right now that you should AVOID these free hosted-blog sites.
It may seem like a good idea to get your foot in the door with the whole idea of blogging, but listen to me when I say that if you're going to start blogging, you absolutely MUST do it on your own e-property (your own domain). The reason for this is simple:
It's YOUR blog, and nobody else's.
When you put your blog on one of those free hosted sites, you're defeating the whole purpose of personal branding by saying, “I care about building a future for myself, but I'm going to put my brand at the mercy of somebody else.”
Obviously if you care about financial security, going the free route isn't the best way to go.
How Do I Start My Own Military Blog on My Own Domain?
It's easy – You just have to get a (Click Here for our recommend resources) domain name, sign up for a hosting account, redirect the nameservers, install Wordpress through your domain's cPanel, sign in to the backend, set up themes and plugins as needed, and start publishing content!
Wait...Did that sound like a bunch of gibberish that you have absolutely no idea what to do with?
That's okay, this stuff takes time to learn. Unfortunately, because it takes time it's not something that I can entirely cover within one article.
So this is what I'd like to do for you: Instead of having to wait around for me to finish this series on how to start a blog, I want to direct you to somebody who is an expert at both explaining the process and helping you make money from it. Corbett Barr has been in the blogosphere for sometime, and he's recently released a step-by-step guide to building a blog and making it profitable.
If you're interested in making money from your blog ASAP, then check this out:
Please understand that I will be writing more articles on how to start a blog, but if you want to learn from the best and get started the fastest, then I can't recommend a better resource than Mr. Barr. He really knows his stuff, and I trust him enough to recommend his product to you and still sleep soundly at night.
There's no harm in giving it a look. Trust me it will help you to prepare for Life after the military
Thanks for reading,