Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogging

by Taswir Haider in Blogging

BlogBlogging 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.

Recommended Read: Top 5 Ways to Make Money Blogging

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.

Little Investment

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.

Independent Business

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.

advantages and disadvantages of blogging

Disadvantages of Blogging

A number of disadvantages of blogging can be cited as well, like-

Economic Situation

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.

Laziness

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.

Social Life

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!

Please share your comments, blogging tips and real life experience.

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Brian Callahan

Great idea Taswir. I like your posts, but most of them are too long too read!

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Taswir Haider

Thanks. I will try to make it shorter! Actually I need to minimize points to make it more shorter, but then it may not have enough info inside it and may not be user friendly.

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Sarah Harper

“but most of them are too long too read!”
LOL, Yes i was going to say these words. Anyway Nice article with detailed explanations.
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Taswir Haider

Good to know that you like it. :)

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Istiak Rayhan

Hey Taswir,
You are just doing good. Good post!
It is true that Blogging can destroy your social life.
Thanks for sharing.

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Taswir Haider

Thanks Rayhan. Yap blogging has advantage and disadvantage both, but still it is one of the best way to earn money and gain reputation.

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Gajendran Megajolla

Hi Taswir.
You done awesome job i like it very much
Thanq for sharing, keep shering
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Taswir Haider

Thanks Gajendran for your kind words.. :)

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Rajesh Chaukwale

The two main qualities required for any blogger are 2Ps: Patience and Persistence. This is where most new bloggers give up. Blogging takes time and what more, many times you feel like giving up. But, a blogger must try to overcome these feelings and continue with his work.
Thanks for the article.
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Taswir Haider

There are many advantages and disadvantages of blogging. Your tips are definitely worth and practical. Thanks for sharing buddy.

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Sandeep Kumar

HI Taswir….

Great topic picked by you bro….

Its really true that blogging spoil your personal life and social circle too. One need to be very proactive in its time management to handle blog, personal life and social life smoothly otherwise one thing definitely suffer either your blog or your personal/social life.
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Taswir Haider

Thank you Bro for your contribution. Glad to see that you like it.

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Evan

The main pros of blogging that it is the most effective way to connect with people but it requires lots of efforts, it is indeed a hard work. If you hope to build a good blog with solid and steady traffic, you’re going to have to write often and write well. I am also doubtful about financial gain by blogging as very few bloggers are able to earn decent amount of money through blogging.
Thanks for the post!
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Taswir Haider

You are right buddy. This is the major disadvantages of blogging that very few are earning a handsome income from blogging. A study suggest that 97% of bloggers leave away blogging within couple of months after they start! This is surely for financial reason mainly.

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Albert

Blogging is the best way to increes the websites traffic.thanx TASWIR HAIDER to subbmit to Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogging Article.

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Taswir Haider

Welcome buddy… :)

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micheljohnson

Great post You are absolutely right…That’s a well thrown post brother…
thanks for this post..

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Taswir Haider

Nice knowing that you like it Bro.. :)

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Enstine Muki

Hey Taswir,
Good to be here today.
I think like in any other business, there are disadvantages and advantages. However, the advantages of blogging out weigh the disadvantages if bloggers work hard and smart.

Hope you are having a splendid weekend
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Taswir Haider

Good knowing it buddy. Same to you.. :)

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Akos Fintor

Hey Taswir,

I recently moved to the Pacific coast because of blogging. That was my goal and blogging was the tool.
I’ve never looked at the cons of blogging.
I always reminded myself to where I was headed.

thanks
Akos

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Taswir Haider

Nice knowing your experience buddy. :)

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John Addyson

This one also looks nice post for new bloggers T.H but after working a lot on blogging really it seems boring no doubt.
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Taswir Haider

You are right John but having some relax for few days is a good idea when there is such stress. In fact every business have some pros and cons and blogging is no different from it.

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