Hey BYOBs! Nowadays, there are many entrepreneurs who are making great money with blogging and some with YouTube vlogging. And, if you also want to do the same, I know, you might be in the dilemma of choosing the best among Blogging vs YouTube (Vlogging) in 2020.
Due to the accessibility of internet to most of the population, video content is being more preferred in comparison to textual one. But, I am telling you that blogging won’t die completely because of video blogging.
One more thing I would like to share with you is that video blogging doesn’t mean putting video content only on YouTube. In fact, if you are posting your videos on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn or any other platform, you are doing video blogging and you can grow there also.
Blogging vs YouTube (Vlogging) in 2020
First of all, if you don’t know about blogging in detail, then blogging is simply creating a website and writing articles on a specific niche/topic. And, video blogging means uploading videos on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or any other platform including your own blog.
Now, let’s jump into the major differences between blogging & video blogging discussing the following points one-by-one.
- Investment to Start
- Gadgets Required
- Different Ways to Make Money
- First Earning Time Period
- Name & Fame
- Future Scope
Investment to Start Blogging & YouTube Vlogging
If you want to start a blog in 2020, then I would recommend you to go with WordPress. Here, you have to buy a domain name (the name of your website) and web hosting. It will cost you approximately Rs.4000 to Rs.7000 per year.
But, if you have not even that much budget, you can start with blogger which is a free platform by Google. The major drawback of this is that you can’t customize your blog that much in comparison to WordPress. In addition to this, there are many other limitations in blogger.
Now, talking about the investment to start YouTube vlogging, it’s zero. You can create a YouTube channel completely free and start uploading videos of your own. You only need a Google Account i.e. a Gmail account.
Gadgets Required for Blogging vs YouTube Channel
After creating your blog, you need a computer/laptop to run your site and write articles. Your work can be done on a PC of basic specifications and this is very affordable. In addition to a computer, of course, you need an Internet connection, that’s it.
But, for vlogging, you need to have videography equipments like a camera, microphone, lights, video editing machine and software. It can cost you approximately between Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs.2 Lakh but don’t worry, you can replace all these gadgets with your smartphone also.
If you are reading this blog, I hope you have a 4G Internet connection and a smartphone. And, most of the smartphones today have good camera. You can record you video from your phone, then edit with mobile video editing apps like Kinemaster, PowerDirector and FilmoraGo and then upload on your desired platform.
Earning Sources from Blogging & YouTube
There are many ways to make money through a blog and YouTube channel. The very first method is placing Google AdSense advertisements. And for this, you have approve your blog and YouTube channel with some guidelines given by Google.
In addition to Google AdSense, you can directly contact some advertisements and put ads on your blog without any middle-men like AdSense. The same thing can be done on YouTube channel where we often call it as a sponsorship. You will get money from the advertiser and in return you will talk about their product/service in your video.
Affiliate marketing is also a great way to make huge money out of blogging and YouTube. It is basically a commission based earning method, where you get a fixed percentage on every sale transacted through your affiliate links.
If you are expert in any field, you can make your e-books and online courses and sell through these platforms and hence make huge profits without any marketing. You can use any of these methods and earn lacs and crores in a span of 2-3 years.
Waiting Time to Get First Earning
Whatever be the initial desire to start blogging or a YouTube channel, but at the end of the day, we all want to make money online. If you are thinking that you will be able to earn money with blogging or YouTube just after 2-3 weeks of starting, then you are in living in a very dark world. Get out of it.
The very first earning method for almost bloggers and YouTuber is Google AdSense and to get payouts from it you have to complete at least $100. The time period you have to give on content creation to receive your first earning may take 4-6 months and even more than that.
After 4-6 months, you will have great knowledge about the platform and then you can make more than $200-$300 a month. The major earning part then will be affiliate marketing and sponsorship that will give a huge money.
Name & Fame in Online Earning
If you are earning good, now you will be seeking for name and fame. In earlier days of blogging in India, bloggers were not too famous as they are today. You can be famous in 2-3 years if people see and love your work.
Speaking about YouTubers and the content creators in other platforms like TikTok, Instagram & LinkedIn, they become famous in a very less time if you gain 50K to 100K followers.
But, if you are starting today, don’t think much about it, just keep doing your work and soon you will be famous in your field whether it is blogging or YouTube vlogging.
YouTube vs Blogging Future Scope in 2020
Being a full-time content creator, you are doing business in a way. So, you mut think about scaling your business. We all know that blogging (textual content) is becoming obsolete day-by-day, but it won’t completely die because texts give authenticity and authority to readers and they just can’t leave consuming it.
You can easily scale a blog by launching you own products and services and establishing a physical business after some years. In addition to this, you can launch some more blogs on other niches and grow them so that they will also give you a cashflow.
And if you are a video creator, then you don’t need to worry even a bit because it’s the time of video content. The future is very bright and you can literally go anywhere you want. So, just keep working on your platform and you will be a very famous online entrepreneur in very less time.
Conclusion: Blogging vs YouTube in 2020
So friends, this is all about YouTube Vlogging vs Blogging in terms of starting investment, gadgets requires, earning sources and future scope. The final conclusion is that you can start a blog as well as a YouTube channel and grow it in 2020 making great money in a very less time. Don’t think much and get confused, just start now or others will take your place of your name and fame.
I hope, this article will be helpful for you in deciding the best platform for you. If you have any query/doubt regarding any topic discussed here, then feel free to comment it down. Also, subscribe to the email newsletter so that you won’t miss any future information regarding blogging and YouTube vlogging.
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