This is not an exaggeration. I am not sure what I would have become, were it not for the ability and opportunity to write and to blog.

I have written my way out of depression, poverty, anxiety, joblessness, hopelessness. Blogging allowed me to amplify my words to be able to encourage someone in their own challenges or to offer tips on how to improve a business. It has enabled me to travel to places I would not have otherwise been able to access, were it not for the connections made from words written.

I have written my way into jobs and created platforms which other people find useful. The ability to find connections with humans you have never met is a powerful benefit of being a blogger.

Blogging is an important step for those ready to transition from corporate life to the private sector. If you doubt, look at the rise of platforms such as Medium and LinkedIn Pulse, which provides space for their members to share their thoughts on any area of work or a cause they are interested in.

Whether you start off on a free platform or your personal domain, it really is possible to create a virtual space that has impact in the real world.

I am ready to show you how to do the same. You’ve got stories to tell. Your experiences and unique and valuable and there are people waiting to hear from you.

Check out my new Blogging for Business course which launches October 29, 2018. This is more than a How to Blog course. It helps you to identify your areas of interest and offers support to position yourself in the market place as an expert and thought-leader. Reserve your spot today.

Nerissa is a media strategist and communications expert, who teaches her clients how to leverage traditional and digital media to increase their visibility and make more money. She is a certified Business Continuity Specialist and the author of seven books, including the Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth. Follow her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.