What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Blogging

Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogging
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With time,  the blogging industry is changing its trend, and people are taking blogging as a full-time profession and job.

There are many ways you can become a blogger, or you can join some blogging company and join their team of content marketers.

However if your purpose is only to make money from blogging,  you should know; it takes time to start earning from blogging.

The initial period is full of hard-work, dedication, and sometimes frustration. So it is highly advised that don’t leave your day job before making a 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.

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

Today, I will discuss the pros and cons of taking blogging as a profession

Five advantages of Blogging

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Being a  blogger myself, I know many advantages of blogging, which not a lot of people are aware of.

And that’s why even after 11 years of my blogging career, it’s still my professional career.

Here I’m outlining some of the major advantages of blogging. Most of my point is in the context of professional blogging, but if you are a part-time blogger, you can easily connect yourself to these points.

1. Become your own boss

Unlike any other job, if you are blogging, you don’t need to work from 9-5. You can work at any time of the day and work with your ease.

You are your boss. You are free to do anything.

You can plan your work and easily work on it.

No boundaries at all.

2. More Energy

Remember the days when you return from your office, and you want to write an article for your blog.

But, you can’t.

Because you don’t have any energy left. Your boss has sucked all your energy in the office work. So you prefer to sleep instead of working enthusiastically.

Working as a blogger will pump up your energy, and you will be able to work more creatively and freely.

3. Better work output

There is no one to give you orders. You can do your work freely and as you like.

You can easily concentrate on your work and write at any time of the day.

You can do your work in an organized manner. Everything becomes so simple, either you are satisfied with your work or criticizing your work.

4. 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 your clients.

You can give more and more time to your clients, and you get more time for finding new customers.

No time limit. No frustrations.

5. More money for you (Secure your future)

All the points I mentioned above leads to an increment in blog revenue. You can easily surpass your salary. If you are lucky, 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 a full-time blogging, I was making more from blogging than my regular job. And now my online income has increased by 10X. However, decide if you can spend 16 hours a day online?

Disadvantages of Blogging

1. You feel lonely

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This is a common problem, among bloggers who work from home.

As social interaction is really less for bloggers who work from home, the loneliness somewhat shows up. 

They miss their earlier colleagues. They even miss those people who create problems during work. It is a bitter truth of blogging.

You have to work alone until you struggle hard and find a new opportunity to expand your work so that you can hire someone. Sometimes this leads to significant frustration.

Therefore, if you are planning blogging, you should plan your week or month in a way, which gives you enough social interaction.

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 the family.

Honestly, I find it hard to do it at times as I like to get everything done online that includes paying bills. However, if you manage a good balance between social and professional life, you can always move ahead to the next level.

Here are a few ideas to help you prepare better with this disadvantage of blogging:

  • Work from co-working space
  • Join ToastMaster
  • Meet another blogger, entrepreneur in time
  • Start an interview series (Podcast or video)

2. Economy condition

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

3. No work while you are ill

We are human and every human gets ill. This is a tough time for those bloggers who work alone. They don’t get time to update their blog and it ultimately results in loss of blog income and traffic. There is no best solution to this problem.

You can either request your friends to update your blog or you can hire virtual assistant to work for you in your bad time.

4. Discipline

Blogging requires discipline. Most of the bloggers don’t have a schedule while moving from day job to full time blogging.

Sometimes they work during the day and sometimes during the night. This breaks the discipline which a blogger should have while working online. The reason behind this is freedom and plenty of time in life to enjoy every moment of this opportunity.

5. 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 the 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 blogger? Have you faced any of the above-mentioned factors? Mention your views in a comment section.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

58 thoughts on “What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Blogging”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Yet another true article about real life gains and pains for blogger πŸ™‚

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

  4. 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?

  5. Nice article harsh bhai. This diverges me from full time blooging. hahah. πŸ˜€
    But I’ll not leave blogging.

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

  7. 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 πŸ˜‰ 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Lauren Lionheart

    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 πŸ™‚

    1. hey Lauren, I have been doing so much writing in the past but mostly as a hobby in the past but finally want to go the blogging way. Would you advice going the word press or website way I.e.create a web site?

  10. 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.

  11. Mad Geek @beingPC

    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

  12. 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

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

  13. 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

    1. 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.

  14. 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! πŸ™‚

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  15. 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.

    1. @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?

      1. @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.

        1. 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!

  16. Nice article! Now, I have shifted my blog from blogspot to .info And I will do more blogging work πŸ˜‰

  17. 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 πŸ™‚

  18. 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

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

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

    1. 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.

  20. 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.

    1. 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.

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