Blogging is one of the most reputed and secured way to earn money from online. You do not have to wait to get work, do not have to negotiate with others or anything else. What you need is to take blogging as a hobby, have good writing skill, have to be patient and work hard for first couple of months or years. Once your blog get established, you do not need to look behind. It will automatically earn for you even when you sleep!
Yes, that’s true. But there some advantages and disadvantages of blogging. You must choose your niche carefully and need to have adequate knowledge in your niche. A blog can earn money in various ways including Affiliate Marketing, Google Adsense, Private Ads, Writing Paid Reviews etc etc. Moreover you can make good online reputation if you have talent and writing skill.
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So what are the advantages and disadvantages of blogging? Have analysis through below points:
Advantages of Blogging
Blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so don’t get confused or overwhelmed. If you take blogging as profession, you need to have other income source as blogging will take time to earn money for you.
What are the benefits of blogging? Blogging has a number of reasonable benefits. Personally there are many reason why I love blogging.
Potential Earnings Unlimited
The potential earnings from blogging is long term and unlimited. It has no limitation like traditional jobs. Your income can be as little as zero dollar or as much as thousand dollars. All depends on your planning, effort and patience.
Scope to Blog
Any person having a internet connection and computer can start blogging. A student besides his study, a service holder besides his job and a online entrepreneur besides his other jobs can do blogging in leisure time.
When you start a business, you need a good investment as well as need to undertake a lot of risk. But to do blogging you only need a computer, few dollars to invest for domain/hosting/web design and you’re fine to go. If you know SEO and web design with WordPress this will help you a lot. If you do not know, you can learn the techniques easily. There are various guides online for such. You can also read my complete blogging tutorial on How To Start A Blog.
Blogging is one of the top independent business in the world. You don’t need to give excuse to anyone or can go for a couple of weeks vacation leaving your blog. This is obviously a nice advantage of blogging and a complete peace of mind.
Freedom of Speech
You have the freedom of your speech while blogging. This is like your online diary where you can share knowledge with others.
Disadvantages of Blogging
A number of disadvantages of blogging can be cited as well, like-
This is probably one of the major disadvantages of blogging. Starting blog is not suitable for those who want to earn their livings from it but do not have other income sources beside. Because it obviously takes a considerable amount of time to earn a handsome income from Blogging.
Need Regular Updates
Another major disadvantage of blogging is that professional bloggers need regular posts to keep their blog alive and retain its visitors. After working couple of months or years, this may seem boring to write post, publish, adjust SEO settings, link building etc etc.
Bloggers spending most of the time in front of computer get lazy and hamper their other regular activities. It may create health problem sitting for long time in a chair. So you need to have some relax in every 1 or 2 hours instead of sitting in front of computer all the time.
You need to spend a good amount of time in blogging, so this may hamper your social activities and social life. In fact we all are social being!
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There are several advantages and disadvantages of Blogging which may vary from person to person. Not all bloggers face the same disadvantage and this is completely personal matter how they react. But afterall I love blogging and hope you also do like me!
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