Pros and Cons of Blogging

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Starting a blog can be overwhelming because there are so many pros and cons to blogging yourself. With positive aspects like flexibility, uncapped earning potential, and learning new skills, blogging is not guaranteed success or loneliness. 

This article will share 12 pros and cons of blogging that I have found over the past seven months. Like any job, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows all the time; there is a lot of hard work and challenges ahead.

Anyway, let’s jump straight into listing the pros and cons of blogging.

Roundup to Pros and Cons of Blogging

What are the Pros of Blogging?

  • Flexible working Hours 
  • Uncapped earning potential
  • Learn lots of new skills
  • Not physically demanding
  • Help people to providing real information
  • Low-cost investment for hosting and domain

What are the Cons of Blogging?

  • No clear road map of success
  • It takes a long time to create and optimizing content
  • No guaranteed success, it’s all depends on your hard work
  • No consistent income, beacuse income depndesn on rnaking or affaliate content. 
  • You will be alone in the beginning of blogging career
  • Technical problems may occurs 

Pros of Blogging

Pros and Cons of Blogging

1. Flexibility

If you would like to have a flexible job, then blogging may be the perfect job for you! Unlike a 9 to 5 job, you can blog at any time of the day. Whether you’re writing at 6 a.m. or 11 p.m., blogs don’t have set instructions for when you can and can’t work.

This makes it perfect for students, parents, or those with full-time jobs. You’re your own boss, so you never have to worry about strict deadlines because you set them yourself.

2. Uncapped Earning Potential

Another benefit of blogging is the uncapped earning potential you can get from blogging. Oppose a regular job where you’re paid an hourly rate or salary (with little room for bonuses or pay raises). Blogging has no definite earning potential. 

You can earn $0 per month or $100,000+ per month. It all depends on your niche, competition, post quality, and scalability. Many bloggers can earn upwards of six figures per month, as shown in my Highest-Paid Bloggers article.

3. Learn Lots of New Skills

One of my favorite benefits of blogging is the new skills I’ve learned over the past six months. With blogging, you are immersed in the depths and need to learn new skills quickly; otherwise, you will fall behind.

New skills you will learn while blogging:

– How to set up and customize a working website

– How to write valuable content that generates clicks

– Different ways to implement SEO

– How to market blog website yourself 

– How to make money online (affiliate marketing, advertisements, sponsored content, etc.)

Plus, a lot more skills! Not only will you learn new blogging skills, but you’ll also improve your time organization and develop the characteristics of successful business owners.

4. Not Physically Demanding

Compared to a trade job (like construction work), blogging is much less physically demanding. People often talk about how difficult blogging is, and I agree with them to some extent. But it’s not as tiring as waking up at 5:30 a.m., leaving home at 6 a.m., going to work at 7 a.m., and returning home after 4 p.m.

I understand it’s an unfair comparison, but as bloggers, we need to realize that people work much harder than we do for money.

5. Help People

If you love serving people, blogging is a perfect job for you. The purpose of a blog is to help people find the answers they are looking for. Just as you clicked on this article, I’m sharing 12 pros and cons of blogging that I’ve found myself as a blogger.

Blogging is great if you enjoy helping people solve their problems with the questions they ask, and this can apply to any niche. An example from myself is that I love teaching people how to save money and blogging tips and tricks that they can implement early on in their blogging journey.

6. Low-cost Investment

The last of the benefits of blogging is that it is a low-cost investment, to begin with. Compared to a physical store which costs thousands of dollars up front and in rent, blogging is on the other end of the spectrum.

Here is the cost of starting a blog:

Required:

–Domain name: $10 for the first year

–Web hosting: $10/month 

Optional Expenses:

–Premium theme: $60+

–Logo: $10 – $100+

–Caching plugin: $60/year

–Content: 10 to 25 cents per word

As we stated earlier, to start a blog technically you need only a domain name and web hosting. You can create a logo in Canva for free (precisely what I did) and go cheaper in other ways.

Cons of Blogging

Pros and Cons of Blogging

1. No Clear Path to Success

The first disadvantage of blogging that I wanted to mention is that there is no clear path to success. Unlike climbing the ladder in a regular job, there is no correct method to succeed in blogging. Many bloggers may drive all of their traffic to their blog from Pinterest, while others drive all of their traffic solely from Google.

Many bloggers were able to work full-time within six months of blogging, while many took years to get there. See the trend happening. There is no right way to succeed in blogging, and it is this missing structure and guidance that causes over 80% of blogs to fail.

2. It Takes a Long Time

If you had told me a year ago how much time I spend on my blog each day, I probably would have laughed at you. Blogging takes so much time, and I don’t think non-bloggers understand the commitment bloggers have to their blogs.

It’s far from like writing an article in an hour and publishing it; so many factors and elements go into a well-crafted blog post.

Here are some time-consuming blog tasks:

1. Write: This can take anywhere from 2 to 10+ hours for a 1000+ word blog post.

2. Keyword research: 15 minutes – 1 hour and more. Without any AND as a beginner you need to scour the internet for low-competition keywords that you can potentially rank for.

3. SEO: Make sure your blog post is completely optimized for ranking on search engines. 

4. Promotion: Once the blog post is published, you are not done yet. You should still promote social media (like creating Pinterest pins) and email your subscriber list.

There are just four examples of time-consuming blogging tasks that I listed above. There are still many other tasks like email blasting, blog customization, product creation, etc.

3. No Guaranteed Success

The craziest factor in this list of blogging pros and cons is that there is no guaranteed success in blogging. You can do everything right in blogging like writing high-quality articles, doing keyword research, promoting your blog, and still not getting any page views.

One important factor you need to consider is your niche competition. Unlike YouTube, where random videos can go viral, blogs are quite the opposite in search engines. If a DA >10 blogger writes on the same topic as a DA 80+ writes, they will probably never rank #1 on Google.

I’m not even trying to be pessimistic; it’s just the reality of Google’s trusted blogs being older and more authoritative.

So how can you make sure your blog won’t fail? Try to write the best SEO-optimized content. Also, don’t write for the competition keywords. You need to ensure that your keywords have low difficulty with high traffic volume. 

4. No Consistent Income

Another important factor of blogging is inconsistent income. One month you might have lots of traffic and make $5,000, and the next month you might make $3,000. While this is a significant disadvantage compared to stable employment and income, there is also plenty of room for higher pay.

5. Alone (Team)

A big problem that many new bloggers face is blogging loneliness. Many people will miss the social interaction of their job or miss talking to their coworkers. This makes things even more difficult if you are a super extroverted person. Not only are you often alone, but you also don’t have someone to guide you at first.

What do I mean by that? I mean, you work independently and not have a boss that pushes you to work or degrades you to your content. Yes, family members or friends may be willing to help you, but there is also a bias because they won’t want to hurt you.

How to get encouraged to write a blog when you lose your strength or feel solo:

–Join blogger’s chat groups: There are numerous platforms that offer you to join their chat groups, so you should join these groups and chat with other bloggers. 

–Go to a coffee shop and write: If you lack human interaction, a simple solution might be to go to a busy coffee shop to create a mood.

6. Technical Problems

The last of the downsides of blogging is that you will run into a lot of technical issues. Instead of being in an office job and having tech support on hand, you have to figure out most of this stuff yourself.

Common technical issues that most bloggers will encounter are:

–Theme customization (many can go wrong)

–How to speed up your blog (super confusing)

–Web hosting/CDN issues

This is not to dissuade you from blogging; this is just to let you know that you will encounter quite a few technical issues when starting and maintaining a blog. Therefore, in this competitive age, beginners face the same problems as you. So there are a lot of tutorials available on YouTube where you can resolve your issues related to blogs. 

Conclusion

So there we have my list of 12 pros and cons of blogging. Remember my advice that helps you to keep away from failures.  These are the pros and cons of blogging that I have had over the past seven months of blogging.

I hope you found this article helpful or relevant as a new or seasoned blogger because blogging is a lot more work than it seems.

FAQs:

Q. What are the Disadvantages of a Blog?

Here are the disadvantages of starting a Blog:

  • No clear path to success
  • It takes a long time
  • No guaranteed success
  • No consistent income
  • Alone (many)
  • Technical problems

Q. What are the Pros of Blogging?

Here are the pros of starting a Blog:

  • Flexibility
  • Uncapped earning potential
  • Learn lots of new skills
  • Not physically demanding
  • Help people
  • Low-cost investment

Q. What Problems do Floggers Face?

A big problem that many new bloggers face is blogging loneliness. Many people will miss the social interaction of their job or miss talking to their coworkers. This makes things even more difficult if you are a super extroverted person. Not only are you often alone, but you also don’t have someone to guide you at first.

Q. Do Bloggers get Paid?

Yes! You can earn $0 per month or $100,000+ per month. It all depends on your niche, competition, post quality, and scalability. Many bloggers can earn upwards of six figures per month, as shown in my Highest-Paid Bloggers article.


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