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YouTube Vs Blogging: Which Option Is Good For You?

Today I am going to discuss with you a very popular question often asked to me. This is  YouTube Vs Blogging: Which Option Is Good For You?

There are two ways to make money from YouTube and Blogging internet and to spread your message to people around the world. Both have their distinct advantages. Both fields are quite broad, that is, millions of people from all over the world are involved in both fields already. The answer to this question will be different for every person. YouTube will be the best option for someone, blogging for someone. But how do you make sure which option will be best for you?

For this, you have to read this article till the end.

In this article I will compare both YouTube and Blogging. In the comparison we will first see similarities in both YouTube and blogging and then later Tabular difference. Keeping these things in mind, you will be able to decide for yourself what will be best for you.

So let’s start with similarities (with similarities)

Similarities in YouTube and Blogging

Some similarities of YouTube and Blogging are explained below.

1. Both of you need Original Content

Both go on the basis of content. People will come to your blog to read your articles, and to watch your videos on your YouTube channel. People will like to visit such blogs which will have many useful articles and such YouTube channel which will have lots of great videos.

All of you must know, whether writing articles and creating videos are both hard work and proper research. Now you see what work you can do well?

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2. Both need some small investments

However, both are free to start. You can create a free blog on Blogger and can also upload videos for free by recording video from screen recording or mobile etc. on YouTube. But if you want professionalism, then you need a self-hosted WordPress blog and invest in YouTube channel for great content, great camera, mic etc.

3. You have a lot to learn for both

You need to have proper knowledge of both things. If you keep writing articles on irrelevant topics which do not do any search, then what is the use of this? Similarly, there is no use of making irrelevant videos. So you have to learn things by doing proper research on the Internet first.

Remember, learning is a never ending process, the more you learn in both fields, the more you will benefit.

4. For both you have to Devote Time and Efforts

It takes a lot of time and efforts to create content, whether it be articles or video. For good articles, you need proper research and planning, which takes a lot of time and also a lot of hard work. Both things are not easy at all.

5. Both give results in the long term

Remember one thing, both things will take time, before you get any result, or else you can start earning money from them. None of these is an overnight money-making technique. It can take from 6 months to 1 year for Blogs and YouTube channels to give you good results and that too with some conditions:

  • If you have regular new content on your blog, whose searches are good, keep publishing, with proper SEO.
  • If you regularly publish quality videos, with SEO.
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6. Both are great ways to earn money and to reach people.

If you run a blog with all the hard work or a YouTube channel with proper techniques, then you will benefit, in terms of money and according to popularity.

YouTube and Blogging Differences

The major differences between YouTube and Blogging below are given in tabular form.

YOUTUBEBLOGGING
 You have to create the video content itself. Mostly, you have to create textual content, but if you can also create images and videos, then it is an advantage and you get its benefit.
 Hosting videos on YouTube is free. In self-hosted blogs you have to bear the cost of hosting and domain.
 Professional video recording equipment which are optional, you have to spend money for it. To add good functionalities to your blog, you also have to spend on themes, services or plugins etc.
 There is absolutely no need to be more technical. So it is good for non-technical people. To implement good and advanced features, you must have technical knowledge.
 To make money from YouTube, blogging options are comparatively less. YouTube has comparatively much money making options in blogging.
 The real owner of your channel is Google, when you can delete your channel, however, it is often only in copyright strikes. You are the real owner of your blog. You have complete control in a self-hosted blog.
Advertising only option Google AdSense.  There are many advertising options.
 YouTube is a great option to promote affiliate links. In this, you can add Affiliate links above the videos, in the comments or in the description. In blogging, you can promote affiliate links in different ways.
 YouTube is better than blogging for promoting regional content and YouTube is a great option to impress people. Blog is great for both global and local content. But video content affects people more. And people like listening and watching more than reading.

I think by looking at all the differences and similarities above, you can guess which option will be best for you.

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One more thing that main would like to discuss here quickly… ..

Would it be great to do both Blogging and YouTube together?

You can also do both things together. But again, two things matter, time and efforts. If you have so much time that you can do both things simultaneously and you can put all your hard work for it, then you definitely do.

Most people do not even have enough time to be able to do either blogging or YouTube in favor of their business or job. Now it completely depends on you how much you can devote yourself to this work.

I, also manage ShoutMeHindi blog, also manage ShoutMeHindi YouTube channel. Along with this, the work of many blogs and clients as well. But there is one thing that you will not get any time for yourself.

Now everything depends on you! But it is so much that the result of voice and hard work is very …… very…. It is sweeter.

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Naeem Ur Rehman

Written by Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of Raabta.net. He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to Aagahi.pk, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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Asim
3 months ago

Thank you so much for this post. Wonderful comparison.

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