Advantages And Disadvantages Of Blogging

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  1. Sarpras
    March 29, 2010

    Full time blogging help me to earn good income in 2006 to 2009. But now my blog facing some problem, income reduced 90% and also reduced my confidence. I hope to get back this April.

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      Sarpras that’s a huge drop. Since you know how to make money out of your blog, I’m sure with in no time you will be able to get it back.

  2. Sushant
    March 29, 2010

    Why not just look at the advantages only, rather than wasting time on thinking of disadvantages . Nicely compared though.

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      Sushant everything has it’s pros and cons. If I will show them they advantage and will keep them away from disadvantages, chances are high they will neglect the cons of professional blogging. So I wanted everyone to know what I have learnt from my experience and some one might face the same thing.

  3. NpXp
    March 29, 2010

    It’s a good article @ Harsh

    Every one out there would want to quit their daily job and join blogging cos they think it’s easier that way. I wish it was.

    Work no matter where you do requires a lot of hard work ! Let alone blogging online. :p

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      That’s true every job need lots of hard work. And being your own boss is the best thing one can have. Thanks for your comment :)

  4. Shiva
    March 29, 2010

    A great post, being a full time blogger is certainly profitable . I am thinking of it and I will be becoming one in 6-7 months time, I am preparing myself for that :)

  5. Anup
    March 29, 2010

    Nice article! Now, I have shifted my blog from blogspot to .info And I will do more blogging work ;)

  6. Dinesh
    March 29, 2010

    I think being a part time blogger is a good idea nowadays. The same problogger and Daniel Scocco and even Harsh Agrawal have their own products or services such as ebooks, training courses, web services etc. Until you start something like this, keep your blogging part time. You can’t depend on adsense, Infolinks and other ads as your main income.

    • raj
      November 26, 2011

      @Dinesh
      you are the one who proclaim to earn $1500+ from part time blogging(by adsnse etc.).
      i guess when you will be full time blogger, you can easily make $4000+ , right?
      and now telling that one can’t survive with adsense , infolinks etc.

      if you don’t mind what’s you full time profession? and which company?

      • Dinesh
        November 29, 2011

        @raj,
        I do not know when you left this comment, but I remember this post was published earlier than actual date showing in this post.
        Yes, I make around 2000$ from part time blogging. I’m a Sri Lankan and currently working and living in Oman as an IT Systems and Security officer.
        Though my part time blogging earning touched the current full time job salary now, but still I’m not ready to get in to full time blogging as I’m living in abroad (expensive life style). Just for this, I can’t leave everything here and go to Sri Lanka with my wife and kid.
        I hope you understand the scenario now.
        I explained this details because you must believe me and other bloggers who leave genuine comments here at Shoutmeloud.
        By publishing ‘proclaim’ earnings in my blog is not bringing anything to me rather motivating few genuine new bloggers.

      • jayaar
        November 30, 2011

        Hi Dinesh,
        Some times genuine and transparent claims are made fun of. I could only say that these comments should be ignored (though I understand your feelings and your reaction.)
        For those who believe us, no explanation is needed and for those who do not want to believe us, there is no point in explaining!
        Out of 100, there are some 10 persons who do not know how to be courteous!
        Cheers!
        regards……

  7. Sahil Malhan
    March 30, 2010

    Great post harsh! I think Discipline is advantageous for everyone of us.
    Want to learn from you, how you connect your articles with your daily life! :-)

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      Sahil most of my articles are based on self learning and self experience. And my blogging mantra is always be personal but never forget you live in a professional life :)

  8. Anil Gupta
    March 30, 2010

    I’m still not full time blogger. The only thing that is stopping me to become a full time blogger is the revenue stream. Right now my blogs does not have much income coming and also its very variable. I want to get my blog to some level when I may think of taking it fulltime

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      Anil when I started blogging even I was not making much, but once I reached my minimum requirement via my blog, I stepped into professional blogging. I hope you got my point here. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Tushar
    March 30, 2010

    disadvantage of blogging #5….
    if things does not go as you planned, you might be in a very tricky situation…. no money and no future

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 30, 2010

      Tushar That’s why before opting for Professional blogging, one should be financially strong to survive for 5-6 months.

  10. Mad Geek @beingPC
    March 31, 2010

    This is the post I am waiting for, I was much interested in reading the disadvantages and I found it really useful and everyone should always try seeing the disadvantages of full time blogging too.

    Well in anyway I am not gonna go for full time blogging, I love my work environment very much

  11. Shahab khan
    March 31, 2010

    I think Discipline is really a key factor. One needs to put up efforts on a regular basis and in the right direction too.
    Also point no.3 is quite important as illness badly effects any business and blogging is no exception, but it is the beauty of blogging that you can have guest posts on your blog during your illness period to keep the stuff coming on the blog.

  12. Lauren Lionheart
    July 20, 2010

    The few the proud: full time bloggers who are experiencing success!

    I agree with Shahab about discipline. I think that’s the real reason most people prefer being an employee in someone else’s business. If you don’t have a strong reason to be successful then staying disciplined is difficult. And without it, your experiment with full time blogging is going to be very short lived.

    I love connecting with other bloggers and niche marketers who are actually having financial success (especially WordPress users!) so send me a message if that’s you :)

  13. anuj
    February 15, 2011

    Well its not possible to for everyone to become full time blogger.first start with part time blogger then if u think that u can give your full time to blogging then become full time blogger.

  14. AJ Clarke
    March 6, 2011

    I love working from home. But for me one of the best advantages is to be able to go to the gym and workout whenever I want ;) Second, the fact that I work full time from home is that I make more money. When I was blogging/creating websites in my spare time I was only making about 50% of what I am making now.

  15. sudha
    October 25, 2011

    Why not just look at the advantages only, rather than wasting time on thinking of disadvantages . Nicely compared though.

  16. Ashutosh Joshi
    November 24, 2011

    Nice article harsh bhai. This diverges me from full time blooging. hahah. :D
    But I’ll not leave blogging.

  17. shubham pandey
    November 24, 2011

    i am a part time bloggger,this article is helpful for all the bloggers to getting experiance,tell me part time blogging is good for making money or not?

  18. Prabhakaran
    November 24, 2011

    Yet another true article about real life gains and pains for blogger :)

    Absolutely agree with u Harsh bro! Especially 2nd disadvantage is notable for lot of newbies.

  19. KBharath
    November 24, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article Harsh, I have a plan to become a Fulltime Blogger but as you said it takes time to earn more than day job its true i have set my own targets and working daily on the blogging Part. but unable to earn minimum also because of the day job as you said the the Energy gets Sucked in the Office itself and unable to concentrate on Blogging.

  20. Mihir
    November 24, 2011

    I am also having good time with part time blogging. Generating nice income. But at the same time, I dont find any reason as of now to move to the full time blogging.

  21. jayaar
    November 24, 2011

    Very good analysis, I could say!
    Starting from the time when one browses the Internet out of curiosity, to the time when one understands and starts to make a potential income, one comes across various experiences. And finally, the initial enthusiasm of making money vanishes and the passion and obsession remain. What could be considered as the achievement? – money, fame, or good readers?- of course all, but as you say with the sacrifice of so many other things. However, the addiction compels us to be with the blogs always, whether it is one’s own or somebody else’s.

  22. Deepanshu
    November 24, 2011

    I am experiencing Disadvantage 1 even though I am not full time :roll:
    i think I am going through a transitional phase where I am becoming more nerdy and anti social day by day as my friends say so :-) dunno what will happen if i decide to go full time :lol:
    I guess I will stick to part time :-)
    PS – Nice design

  23. Kimi
    November 24, 2011

    Hi Harsh,

    First of all, congratulation for the new layout and skin in your blog :)

    It looks cleaner, and I am sure it is still fixed here and there LOL, wait for the final result :)

    I really like the way you share you own experience in this post, which I agree on all of them, however I guess also depending on where you live, being a full time blogging is equal to someone who go to office and works daily here.

    If I may add, one disadvantage of being full time blogger in the country where I live, we also must pay taxes and amount of money for health insurance :(

    Otherwise, we are considered as earning money in illegal way..

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kimi.

    • Dave Doolin
      November 26, 2011

      Definitely agree with Kimi, you’re looking pretty good Harsh.

      Cost of living is critically important, and I know one person in my niche who is just crushing it. I know for a fact his expenses could be 25 % of mine, because of where he lives. I went to school there and my parents live a few kilometers away. Where I live in the San Francisco Bay area, life is very expensive! This has affected my blogging model.

  24. Sunny Dsouza
    November 24, 2011

    I have always been a follower and fan of your blog and articles and needless to say, the passion and vigor with which you work in the blogging field is highly commendable and inspirational to other aspiring bloggers around the world as well.

    Its goodd to see you higlight various points that mights help others in the long run to get to full time blogging.

    keep it up!!! :)

  25. James Kerring
    November 24, 2011

    Agree with all these advantages and disadvantages but I prefer blogging…this is much better than spend whole day in office and watch TV in the evening.

  26. sreekumar sukumaran
    November 25, 2011

    Kimi is right. You require financial support to meet the financial requirements till you achieve something sufficient to meet expenses like taxes and health insurance where it is mandatory.

  27. Sarpras
    November 25, 2011

    I completed 5 years of my blogging life and earn good income per month (good for my village life). So i am very happy with my full time blogging…

  28. Dean Saliba
    November 26, 2011

    Great post and really highlights what can happen if you are working for yourself and you become ill. Nobody pays you then, you have to work while ill or hope you get better quickly.

  29. Eapen
    November 27, 2011

    I am a new reader and subscriber to your blog, read your post on Google Panda Update. Well I think, it is not a wise idea to become a full-time internet marketer or blogger until you have started making a steady income out of it, and it takes time, effort, right kind of planning, execution and patience. So it is not recommended to quit one’s day job haphazardly to become a full time blogger.

  30. Michael Aulia
    November 28, 2011

    I always think to go for full time blogging one day, but the problem is I’m relying my source of income too much from the search engines (Google).

    If one day my blog gets hit or something, it will be a scary thought and since you have to start over on a new domain (say), it’ll be harder, much much harder and it’s like you start again from zero

  31. amod
    November 29, 2011

    yeah Harsh you require lots of courage to be a full time blogger… i guess for some time be a part time blogger then one can be a full time blogger… i do agree your point of time… i am a part time blogger right now and gets really less time to blog… you know how IT industry is… they sucks every thing out of you… isnt it???

  32. Anubhab
    November 29, 2011

    Your posts motivates the blogger community. Everyone needs a boost up from time to time, I visit you site often to keep track of my guidelines. Has been a great resource Harsh

  33. Mani Viswanathan
    December 3, 2011

    Like every other thing in this world, Blogging also has it’s pro’s and con’s. It depends on the individual whether he gets pulled down by looking at the disadvantages or get’s inspired and excited by reading the advantages.

  34. Rahul
    April 29, 2012

    I have a blog that recently underwent a virus attack. I am blogging for 2 years but I see little and very unstable traffic. But my YouTube Channel is exploding with traffic. Do you think I should shift to full time Vlogging. If yes, is Adsense enough for YouTube Monetization…or any bright ideas for gathering monetization from my YouTube Chanel. Please Help.

    Ohh and one more thing. I won a content and my blog has always been on a free host(without ads) do you think shifting to hostgator will change anything cause some of my friends started websites with hostgator and other paid hosting and they get traffic so fast. Please Help I knw the comment is a bit long

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