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. Joseph Chikeleze

    Wow, I love this tips bro. Blogging needs persistence and commitments boss – we normally for it for passion , then the money keeps balling.

    Still working on a new money stream bro!

  2. Excellent post, Harsh. As I am in my formative years as a blogger, I am reluctant to give up my regular job.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 πŸ™‚ 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.
    Regards,
    Manju

  6. 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

  7. Mani Viswanathan

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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???

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. sreekumar sukumaran

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Hi Harsh,

    First of all, congratulation for the new layout and skin in your blog πŸ™‚

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

    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 πŸ™

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

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kimi.

    1. 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.

  18. I am experiencing Disadvantage 1 even though I am not full time πŸ™„
    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 πŸ™‚ dunno what will happen if i decide to go full time πŸ˜†
    I guess I will stick to part time πŸ™‚
    PS – Nice design

  19. 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.

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