Many people have this doubt
What is the best time to start a blog on something? Shall I start it when I am a student or shall I start it after I get a job? Shall I blog when I am working or shall I blog when I am on a sabbatical? What is the best time to start a blog?
There is an age old saying
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago and the next best time is now.
From my experience, I can tell you that there is no best time to start a blog. And waiting for the best time to come by for anything is not a wise decision. If you have enough knowledge about a subject or niche, you should start now.
Start as early as possible
It takes 7-8 years of continued practice to master a craft. The sooner you start, the better you will get with time.
It takes time to completely understand your industry and establish yourself as an expert. Depending on your industry or subject, it will take some time before you are able to establish an authority in the niche you are blogging about, monetizing the blog, growing the business and other things.
The more you linger, the harder it will get. You need to start somewhere, with whatever you have and keep on going. Keep making mistakes but keep on writing about your industry, your niche, what’s hot and what’s not. People will slowly notice your efforts and over a period of 5-6 years, your blog has the potential of becoming a leader in the industry.
I am not saying that you can’t make it sooner. Writing a successful blog takes lot of time and effort but if you execute things well, you can achieve it in a shorter span of 2-3 years too, it depends on how well you execute and connect with your readers. However, waiting for the “Right time” is not a wise choice. That “Right time” may never come.
If you are working, you need not quit your day job to become a blogger, you can keep the job and adjust your schedule to slowly make an informative blog which readers would want to read. If you are studying, there is no need to quit your studies for full time blogging, you can keep blogging on the side while continuing with your studies. All you need to do is fix a blogging schedule and stick to it.
However, don’t do the mistake of waiting for the right time to start something.
The best day is today and the best time is now.