Blogging used to one of the world’s rarest jobs. In fact, it was so rare that blogging was thought to be a facade for lazy people. Even now, many people won’t believe that blogging could be a full-time job. It can be, but it will take some time. Let me rephrase that. It will take a long time. Not just time, but also effort. It’s certainly no job for lazy people. Some people began earning a full income as short as within 1 month, while many people took at least 3 years. There are many pros and cons of blogging, especially to writers. In this post, we will discuss them. Click here for my guide to blogging.
Pros and Cons of Blogging
Disadvantages of Blogging
Ah yes, the biggest drawback of blogging is that it dries up your free time. Writing a post may take less than an hour, however, it will take time to proofread, or make sudden improvements. It takes more time than you expect to come up with the right sentence. Plus, you’ll need to time to find royalty-free images. If you can’t find the right one, you’ll have to alter the second best in PhotoShop or GIMP. Then, you’ll have to SEO check your post to make sure it’s okay. Then, you’ll have to repeat the process all over again tomorrow. Not to mention that you’ll need a quality topic for your post. Finding one might take between 5 minutes to 1 hour. Aye Yai Yai, who ever said blogging was easy, mug you. Unless it’s you, then have a wonderful day.
I’m starting with all bad things first to make the goodness seem special and magical. It’s a thing I learned from business school. Now, let’s talk about the effort you’ll have to take to make blog special. You have two choices when it comes to blogs, either pick a niche or freestyle. The latter is much less profitable. When you pick a niche, you could offer affiliate items related to that niche and make a profit. Plus, a niche blog will always gain subscribers, which freestylers will lack. Moving back to effort. When you have free time, your thoughts will be swayed to spend it at leisure. You must put that mental effort to keep those thoughts away. Trust me, mental effort is always harder than physical effort. You’ll also have to put effort daily. To conclude, you’ll need a strong will. I’m not talking about you, real estate will.
Dun, dun, dun, dun! For those who are like me, money is the last thing you’ll want to invest in your blog. However, it will literally hurt to be stingy when it comes to blogs. I used to use free hosting for my blog and suddenly, my files got corrupted. I bought the cheapest hosting (GoDaddy) and opened my website. However, the speed was extremely terrible. I had to upgrade the plan which cost me more money. In the end, my lesson was don’t be stingy when it comes to hosting. Plus, if you have spare money, you should invest in a framework. It’s going to be a year since I’ve open my website and I still haven’t bought a framework. Don’t make the mistake I made.
Advantages of Blogging
If your blog comes up on the first page of any search result, the readers will definitely want to know about the writer. And when that comes, you’ll be known by many people. Plus, the more readers you’ll have, the more benefits you’ll have. You could ask people to vote for you, you could ask people to do a survey (longshot). When you get recognized, you’ll have that small feeling in your heart which will make you burst.
Of course, this known by most people. When your blog reaches that certain level, you could apply for Google Adsense. When you do that, you’ll have a steady income stream. It maybe small at the start, but it will exist as long as your blog thrives. Unlike affiliate products, which you’ll earn a commission only when you sell a product. Speaking of affiliate products, you could make some major moola with affiliate products. There are some products that even give around 40% per sale. Think about earning 40% from $100. That’s $40 from one post. You’ll continue to earn from that post as long as it has views.
Pros and Cons of Blogging: Conclusion
That’s all the pros and cons of blogging that I could think of. Blogging is not a job where you earn money from the start. I received my first payment after eight months of starting my blog. I only recommend that you start a blog if writing is your passion. Thank you for reading my post, and I hope that you’ll have a great day.