Are you going to start a blog? But do you know about the pros and cons of blogging? I will show you all the pros and cons of blogging. This will help you to get a clear idea before start a blog and become a successful blogger.
There has a lot of pros and cons of blogging. First of all, I will talk about the pros of blogging then I will show you cons of blogging. Also, I will give my opinion about become a blogger at the end of the article.
Pros of Blogging
Lot of Ways to Make Money
A lot of bloggers start blogging to make money. So there has a lot of ways to make money by blogging. Most popular ways are
- Google AdSense
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sell your own service or product
- Sponsored content
Those are the most profitable and effective ways to make money by blogging. Also, it so easy to sell your product or do affiliate marketing if you run a quality blog.
Because you can write a review about the product or service and tell your experience about it, so your website visitors will read that review, and most of the times they will buy the product.
Also, if you want to make money on a blog, Your main target must be built target audience around your blog.
If you have a quality audience, huge brands or companies will give you sponsored content to promote in your blog.
Those are the main ways to make money directly from your blog.
Help to Build a Brand
Build your brand is the best thing that you can do with the internet. It helps to become a success in the long-term. So the blog website directly helps you to build your brand.
You can explain about your brand and give an in-depth idea about you bran via a blog not only that you can promote your service or product and share it on social media.
As an example, if you are a fitness trainer, you can do online coaching and promote the product like supplements. So you can use your blog to give information about the benefits of online coaching and grab the audience.
Also, when you have a blog, your customer will trust your brand and you will able to make more sales. Not only that, but you can also drive social media traffic to your blog when you try to build a brand.
Low Cost to Start
You don’t need a ton of money to start a blog. Only you need hosting and domain. You can buy hosting and domain. You can use WordPress to build a blog site with a $0 cost. Feel free to check my YouTube video list about creating a WordPress blog.
If you are a writer and love to write, you don’t need to outsource anyone to write an article for your blog.
This is a huge benefit of blogging. If you start a business like Dropshipping, you have to spend money to promote that service.
If you plan to do blogging as a long-term business, and your passion is blogging, I recommend you to start a blog today.
Grab Target Audience
When you start a blog, you have to stick into one niche to get most of the profit from your blog. Feel free to check Guide to Select Suitable & Profitable Niches – List of Niches & Niche Ideas to understand this concept.
So when you build a niche targeted website, you can grab the target audience around your blog. That means you can promote product or service for targeted people.
When you add niche target content to your blog, visitors will love to read your content. So you will find high-quality audience overtime.
You are The Boss
When you create a blog that means you are the owner of your blog. Only you have to treat it like a business. Then you can be your own boss.
You don’t need to worry about other people or work for other people. Also, you don’t need to worry about platforms like Google AdSense, ClickBank or social media because no one tries to reject or block you from your blog.
If you want, you can add promotional content, or you can add an advertisement as you wish.
Also, you don’t need to get approval from other people.
The most important part is, you don’t need to go to the office and wear office kit. Also, you don’t need to work under the supervisor.
You only need a computer and internet connection. When you have those two, you can log in to admin area of your website at any time and add article as you want. If you want, you can add five articles per day or one article per day.
As long as you maintain the quality of content, you will do your business as a boss.
Find New Methods to Make Money Online
You can find more ways to make money when you got a lot of experience as a blogger. Simply you can become a freelancer and give freelancer service like,
- Article writing
- SEO analyses
- Build blogs
- Improve the quality of blogs
- Backlink building
You can make a side income by doing those small jobs. Not only that if you build social media account related to your blog, but you will also able to shout-out other people and earn money from it.
Those are the main pros I have to mention when we have to talk about the Pros and Cons of Blogging. Let’s talk about the cons of blogging.
Cons of Blogging
Blogging Take Time to Get the Result
First of all, you will not see the result within one-two week old blog site. You have to gain trust from search engines like google and Bing.
So you have to keep writer articles for at least six months to see the result. A lot of bloggers give up blogging journey when they don’t see visitors on their blog. So they will never become a successful blogger.
If you want to build an income on your website, you have to work for a long time period. So don’t start a blog to get fast result.
So you have to follow your passion. When you follow your passion, you will not do it for money. That means you will do it for happiness.
Next issue is, you have to spend a lot of time to create high-quality articles. You need to do research and grab information. After that, you have to brainstorm and structure the content and write the article.
In my experience, I have to spend the whole day to write 3000 words article. This time may differ for you. But it tasks a significant amount of time.
So you have to dedicate your time to write a quality article. You have to be preparing for it.
Must Consider About SEO
You should write on-page SEO rich content to go to the first page of Search Engine. So you have to consider about SEO. Without SEO, you will not be able to grab organic traffic to your website.
Also, you have to find low difficulty keywords. So you have to buy a keyword research tool to find low difficulty keyword.
If you plan to write an article without doing SEO, don’t think to start blogging. Most of the time, you will only waste your time. So if you want to make money by blogging, you have to consider SEO.
Need to Work Hard to Get Traffic to the Blog
You can start blogging and write a lot of articles. But visitors should come to read those articles. So you have to build traffic to your blog.
There has a lot of ways to get traffic to your website. But you need to work hard to get high-quality, consistent traffic. Without website traffic, you will not be able to make money by AdSense or any other ways.
Sometimes you have to write an article for other website and build backlink (guest posting). When you have 30+ articles, you have to spend 80% of the time on building backlink and building an audience.
Quality Over Quantity
You have to put quality over quantity. That means you have to create quality articles. When you have information-rich and easy to read articles, visitors will love to read those articles and grab information for them.
But if you have a lot of low-quality articles, visitors will not stay on the website and bounce rate of your website will go up. Then the search engine will notice it, and it will affect the quality of your whole blog site.
So if you want to create a quality article, you have to work hard and smart. Without that, you will not succeed as a blogger.
Pros and Cons of Blogging Conclusion
Those are the pros and cons of blogging. Now it’s time to give my opinion of blogging.
Blogging is the best way to make money online. Only thing, you have to treat it as a business and plan for long-term. Also, stick into one niche. When you do those things, you will be a successful blogger and be your own boss.
Always follow your passion and do blogging as a hobby. So you will not be disappointed when you don’t see any result.
So if you think you can work for long-term, start blogging today. You will never be disappointed. Thank you for reading. Feel free to read my other articles about blogging. I will see you next time.