Advantages And Disadvantages Of Blogging

disadvantages of blogging

With time blogging industry is changing its trend and people are taking Blogging as a Full-time profession and job. There are many ways you can be a blogger, you can start with your own blog or you can join some blogging company and join their team of bloggers. Lets not discus How to be a blogger but lets see some advantages and disadvantages of blogging. (Full-time).

Being  a blogger is one of the easiest way to earn money from Home and you can learn some of the tips from reading my earlier post on How ShoutmeLoud makes money.

Most of the bloggers you know must be a part-time blogger and there are huge different between work of a part-time and full-time blogger. For a professional blogger, a blog is his bread and butter and only source of income. Where as for a part time blogger, blogging is a part time activity and reason could be many thing including money, fame or just passion.

Full time blogging is becoming a trend these days . But not every time it is beneficial to leave job to become a full time geek. Some people struggle a lot by leaving their day job and choosing full time blogging as a career. They don’t realize the basic needs of full time blogging.

Blogging takes time before it starts making money for you, so don’t just jump into field of blogging from day one. The initial period is full of hard-work, dedication and some times frustration. So it is highly advised that don’t leave your day job before making good amount of money from your blog. Or you should collect backup money of at least 4 to 6 months if you are starting a new business. Blogging is a well planned profession and a business, so you need to have a perfect Blogging business plan to make most out of your professional career.

5 Advantages of Blogging

Being a professional Blogger, I know there are many advantages of Blogging and that’s why even after 4 year of my Blogging career, it’s still my professional career and I’m so happy to be one of India’s professional Blogger. Here I’m outlining some of the real pros I can think of Blogging and why you should start Blogging right away. Most of my point is into the context of Professional Blogging, but if you are a part-time Blogger, you can easily connect yourself to these points and advantages.

More Time

Unlike any other job, if you are Blogging from home, You don’t need to work from 9-7 job types, You can work at any time of the day and work with your ease. Once you move from part-time to full time, you can devote more time. Though, before you join the wagon of Professional Bloggers, I would suggest consider all the aspects. You are your own boss. You are free to do anything. You can plan your work and easily work on it. No boundaries at all.

Do read : 10 things to consider before becoming a professional blogger.

More Energy

Remember those days when you return from your office and start writing articles for your blog. It was a tough time for you because you work without energy. Your boss used to suck all your energy in office work. So you preferred to sleep instead of working enthusiastically.

Concentration on Work

No one is here to give you orders. You can do your work freely. You can easily concentrate on your work and you can write more number of post daily. You can do your work in organized way. Everything becomes so simple, either focusing on work or criticizing our own work.

Easily find clients

If you are providing services such as blog designing, Blog consultancy or any other services through your blog then you can be available all the time for them. You can give more and more time to your clients and also you get more time for finding new clients. No time limit. No frustrations.

Easily increase blog revenue

All the points I mentioned above leads to increment of blog revenue. You can easily surpass your salary. If you are lucky enough you can get more and more work. You can earn two or three times more than your day job salary. Personally when I left my job for full time blogging, I was making more from blogging than my regular job. And now my online income has increased by 10X. Though you should think, if you can really spend 16 hours a day online?

Disadvantages of Blogging full-time

You feel Alone

This is a common problem among full time blogger. They feel alone. They miss their earlier partners. They even miss those people who create problems during work. It is a very bitter truth of blogging. You have to work alone till you struggle hard and find new opportunity to expand your work. Sometimes this lead to big frustration, even if you planning to full time blogging, select a partner and get a room or small office and work together. Since you will be your own boss but you will be giving discipline towards your online job.

Make sure you maintain a decent balance between social and internet life. Talking to friends on Facebook or IM is not considered as socializing. You should go out and meet friends and be a part of family. Honestly, I find it hard to do at times because 4 year is big time to change my day-to-day tasks. I like to get everything done online that includes paying bills and shopping. But, if you manage good balance between social and professional Life, you can always move ahead to next level.

Economy condition

I know many bloggers who struggle with their full time blogging. They love blogging but they don’t have a fix source of income. Some choose freelance writing job for earning money and few choose to depend on their parents to fulfill the need of money.

No work while you are ill

We are human and every human gets ill. This is tough time for those blogger who work alone. They don’t get time to update their blog and it ultimately results in loss of blog income and traffic. Their is no best solution of this problem. You can either request to your friends to update your blog or you can hire any professional writer to work for you in your bad time.


Blogging requires discipline. Most of the bloggers plan to work day and night while moving from day job to full time blogging. But very few of them maintain a discipline in life. The reason behind this is freedom and plenty of time in life to enjoy every moment of this opportunity.

Attitude and learning:

Blogging is all about being social. You need to answer to people queries and for that reading should be a part of day to day tasks.  You need to have some basic skills like SEO, good writing, Soft skills to become an A list Blogger.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of blogging. Are you a full time blogger? Have you faced any of the above mentioned factors? Mention your views in a comment section.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 48 )

  1. fola says

    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. says

    This article helped me alot. At present, I was not earning money from my blog because it is very new. Before I started blogging I think that bloggers can make money from the first day of starting. But, that’s not true. Blogging is a time-consuming process. Blogging eats your hard work and time before it makes money to you.

  3. says

    Hi Harsh,
    Good you listed both advantages and disadvantages of blogging. When we set up a blog, lot of patience is required. You need to wait to get your first comment for the blog you posted, 1st approval for the comment you posted in some of the top blogs :) actually awaiting an approval for this comment. Not sure this time too.
    Patience in watching the improvement in Alexa ranking. traffic to your website, your first pay check, and so many other requirements.

  4. Rahul says

    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

  5. Mani Viswanathan says

    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.

  6. Anubhab says

    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

  7. amod says

    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???

  8. Michael Aulia says

    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

  9. Eapen says

    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.

  10. Dean Saliba says

    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.

  11. Sarpras says

    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…

  12. sreekumar sukumaran says

    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.

  13. James Kerring says

    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.

  14. Sunny Dsouza says

    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!!! :)

  15. Kimi says

    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!


    • Dave Doolin says

      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.

  16. Deepanshu says

    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

  17. jayaar says

    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.

  18. Mihir says

    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.

  19. KBharath says

    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. Prabhakaran says

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

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

  21. shubham pandey says

    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?

  22. Ashutosh Joshi says

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

  23. sudha says

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

  24. AJ Clarke says

    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.

  25. anuj says

    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.

  26. Lauren Lionheart says

    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 (eespecially WordPress users!) so send me a message if that’s you :)

  27. Shahab khan says

    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.

  28. Mad Geek @beingPC says

    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

  29. Tushar says

    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

  30. Anil Gupta says

    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

    • says

      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.

  31. Sahil Malhan says

    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! :-)

    • says

      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 :)

  32. Dinesh says

    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 says

      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 says

        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 says

          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!

  33. Anup says

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

  34. Shiva says

    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 :)

  35. NpXp says

    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

  36. Sushant says

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

    • says

      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.

  37. Sarpras says

    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.