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Blogging vs Youtube – Which is Best Platform to Start ?12 min read

Blogging vs Youtube – Which is the Best Platform to Start?

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Blogging and Youtube have become the most powerful and beneficial platforms for people in this current era. A lot of content creators have earned tons of money from these platforms. As Blogging and youtube have been profitable for many years. We all can recognize people are more keen and ardent to pursue these amazing platforms. This is an opportunity to create their own brand and spread their knowledge through youtube or blogging.

In point of fact, every platform is created for useful purpose. But, the real question is if you’re utilizing them properly and leverage from them. However, since we’re talking about blogging vs youtube, many beginners are getting confused about which one to choose.

Both blogging and youtube allow you to share your skills and talent you have. It depends on what you’re interested in. There are no restrictions and rules imposed on you sharing the ideas. As days pass by, people are more interested in acquiring knowledge through online. If they want to learn about something, they have access to the internet and learn from either of these platforms. It’s their preference, and some people like to watch videos, while others prefer to see the information. Regardless, let’s see what is blogging and youtube.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is where you can share the information and ideas about a particular space. In other words, let’s assume you searched a question on google about “ How to Lose weight “You will see a ton of links. Once you clicked on the link, you are gonna see the information about how to lose weight. So, the information you are reading on a site is called ” BLOG” and the person who wrote the information ( article ) is called ” author ” a.k.a blogger.

I hope you got that, there are different kinds of blogs out there on google. For example, News blogs, Fashion blogs, Health Blogs, How to topic blogs, Movie blogs, and many more. You need to choose a topic for your blog. That’s all you should want in the beginning. Select a niche you’re more familiar with. So, you could write more and more with insightful essence.

Read: How to Start a Blog

What is Youtube?

Youtube is a video-sharing platform where upload videos, watch videos, like share, and comment. There’s no much difference between youtube and blogging. Blogging is in message form. while youtube is in the form of digital video. For instance, if you want to know about “How to Fix so-called error in your Pc”. You can search on youtube and watch videos. You can also find this on the blogs. It’s your preference

There are different kinds of youtube channels. There are channels where you can find about technology, make-up tutorials, howto tutorials, Health, games streaming, entertainment, and etc.

How to Start a Youtube Channel

Differences:

Though, now let’s talk about what are differences b/w Youtube and Blogging.

1.Facile Startup for Youtube

Blogging :

To Create a Blog, you need to spend money to buy hosting and domain. If you don’t know what is Hosting and Domain. I will suggest you to look out How to Start a blog.

To explain in simple words, A domain is a name you see before .com or.in ( extension ). Hosting is a service that makes your website appear and view on the internet.

Youtube:

Creating a youtube channel is a simple process. All you need to do is to create a Gmail account. If you create a Gmail account, you can simply create a channel by following Steps to create a youtube channel. No money is required to start a youtube channel.

Summary: Blogging requires an investment of money. While youtube doesn’t!

2. More Monetization Options for Blogging

Blogging :

There are tons of blogs making millions of million per month. Huffington Post– is the top 1 earning blog with $41.6 million per month as according to Forbes list. If you write helpful and provide insightful information to the users. You can definitely make rich money. But, Earning money in blogging is a slow process. You need to have patience in this platform. It may take you 6 months to 1 year. But, it is damn sure that you’ll earn money one day. Initially, while starting blog, you need to know about SEO – Search Engine Optimization. If you perform some SEO tactics and worked in bringing your site in higher google search results. Obviously you’ll start making thousands of dollars. That’s for sure.
Being said that, One of the common sources of income in blogging is ADSENSE. When you’ve reached a certain extent after writing high quality articles, you can apply Adsense for advertisements on your site. Adsense isn’t the only option, but there are also a diverse amount of options and alternatives for you in blogging :

Best Alternatives for Google Adsense

  • Media.Net
  • Info Links
  • Affiliate Marketing ( Amazon, CJ, Click Bank )
  • Sponsorship ( after your blog got a lot of success )
Youtube:

Earning on Youtube is similar to blogging. There are tons of youtube channels making millions of millions per month. Earning money is a slow process everywhere. You could not get money overnight. To get a stable and progressive income, all you need to do is just work on your videos. You need to put a lot of effort into creating great perceptive content and making your video eye-catching and arresting with good editing.

In monetization it’s the same case with youtube, ADSENSE is also one of the common sources of income on youtube. But, there are restrictions imposed on the youtube channel. The Adsense won’t approve your channel unless you have 1,000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours. Don’t think it’s easy! You may get views but, what about gaining subscribers. That isn’t easy and requires work. Nonetheless, there are also other options for earning income closely to blogging. But, you may find the least sources. Adsense is the only primary source on youtube that a lot of creators have. However, it’s good to know that AdSense has more scope on youtube than blogging. The reason is youtube shows advertisements in video form that are more effective and communicative than static images we see on websites. So that’s why creators earn more adsense money on youtube than blogging.

Yet, you can also do your business in :

  • SponsorShips
  • Affiliate Marketing

Summary: The earning process on both platforms is slow. But, Blogging has more monetization options comparing to Youtube.

The earning process on both platforms is slow. But, Blogging has more monetization options comparing to Youtube. Click To Tweet

3. Re-Correction on Blogging

Blogging :

If you’ve done a mistake in terms of grammatical errors or sentence construction or anything. You can re-edit and correct in blogging. It’s easy to edit after you published an article, and later whenever you noticed errors. You can simply log in to WordPress and edit and update it without getting worried. You have no limitations. Not only, correction. But, you can change whatever you want. If you want to elaborate the information. You can do even after you published it.

Youtube:

When it comes to youtube, the major bugger is once you publish a video on your channel. You can’t do anything. In a few cases, You might have made a mistake in the editing part of the video. After you published, you cannot dispose of it. It’s impossible. You cannot re-edit the video as you can do in blogging. But, there are some options like changing the music of the video, trimming videos and etc. So it would be difficult for you when this occurs.

Summary: You can alter the information in blogging, while you can’t touch anything in the video on youtube.

4. Preference over Blogging or Youtube

Blogging :

The blog is a site where you can see the information in the message or written form. Some people may like to read all the information. Those people like to prefer blogging or a blog.

Youtube:

Youtube is a platform where you can watch videos. Some people may like to get knowledge by reading the stuff. But, there are also some people who would like to watch videos over reading stuff. Those people prefer youtube over blogging.

Summary: There are different kinds of people. Some like youtube and other like Blogs.

5. Enough Courage to Make Videos on Youtube

Blogging :

The reason why I’m bringing out courage point because you don’t need to show your face or voice when it comes to blogging. There are people who are shy to show their face to the world or even voice over in the videos. They prefer blogging over youtube.

Youtube:

Initially, when you’re thinking about starting a youtube channel. You need to think if you want to show your face or give a voiceover. If you would like to do that so, you can prefer youtube platform. Whereas, in blogging, you don’t need to show off your face.

Summary: It depends on one’s preference. If you’re the one who wants to give voice-over and show your face in videos. You can choose youtube. Whereas, blogging doesn’t need either of them. It just needs hands to type text.

Although, these are the differences b/w youtube and blogging. You can prefer whatever you liked. Keeping every point in your mind. Decide what you like to start with. Both platforms have equal benefits and different options unless when it comes to some things which you should read 8 Stupid Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

There are similarities in Blogging and Youtube which I would like to mention :

Similarities:

No Plagiarism on Blogging and Youtube

Plagiarism is nothing but copying or stealing other’s information or ideas without getting reservation of copyrights. There are tons and tons of people who are just stealing other’s work and uploading in their channels for the sake of their views. It’s the same case with blogging, some authors are copying other’s information without giving credit to them. This will give you nothing but a penalty. Google always explores everything. If it finds out anything suspicious, it will report you for plagiarising other’s work as your own. Let’s what will be action taken if you committed.

YOUTUBE: Youtube will automatically find out which video has plagiarised content or music. If your video is matched with an already existing video. You will get striked for doing against their guidelines. If this happens constantly and got 3 strikes. Then, you will be banned from youtube and you can no longer upload content in the channel. However, there are some cases when you’re using other’s work for a fair purpose. You can mention Copyright Disclaimer on the description or starting in the video. Youtube may cooperate with you.

BLOGGING: If you’re using other’s content or information. You should give credit to them underneath the content as like images. You probably use other’s images for fair purposes. You have to credit at the bottom or attribute them. But, instead, it would be wise which I would suggest to take only images from free royalty sites like Unsplash, pixabay. Otherwise, if you failed to mention them. Adsense will stop advertisement services in your blog for plagiarizing other’s work. You have to pay for that. Thus, what I would say is do not plagiarize the content.

Patience, Consistency, Commitment, and Hardwork – How to Pull out on these platforms? : MUST READ

Let it be Youtube or Blogging. Persistence, commitment and hard work plays a great prominent role in achieving success. You could not get success if you’re lazy enough to put your work every day. You have to become an inspiration to everyone and make people to get inspired by your work. It’s better be unique among other content and provide information in your own approach. In that way, You can build relations with subscribers and your audience. Likewise, you have to be very active when it comes to publishing your content. Consistency is an important thing you need to have on these platforms. Let it be 2 videos or 2 articles. Otherwise, how google could find your content? Google or whatever youtube, they’ll show your videos if you’re active on your channel.

However, in regards to blogging, You don’t need to write the long amount of words in an article to get in higher google search rankings or make long duration videos. All you need to have is quality. Quality defeats quantity. Even if you have a less matter about a particular topic. Make sure you add quality to the information with attractive images and examples. Feel like you’re talking to them directly. Don’t talk or write like you have to. Add humor between the information. That would be easy to gain an audience to your blog or channel. It may take you a year or even more. But, Never ever give up on what you’re doing. You need to pull off every work you’re providing to the audience. With this, you can achieve success gradually. Keep this in mind, progressive success is the greatest success you can ever achieve than the success you get in an overnight 😉

Bear in mind, progressive success is the greatest success you can ever achieve than the success you get in an overnight 😉 Click To Tweet

Although, I hope you pulled out everything till now. To wrap up this article. I would like to recommend you to explore:

Reasons why blogging is better than youtube ?

How to Start a Youtube Channel

How to Start a Blog

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Ashley
4 months ago

I just started a YouTube channel and still haven’t uploaded anything! I have a million ideas, I just don’t even know where to start!

Kimaya
4 months ago

Good article with precise comparison. I would think about my channel soon. Thanks for detailing.

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Kimaya

Thank you 🙂 share it vth your friends

Izzy Matias
4 months ago

It’s true that both take a lot of hard work, but again it does depend on which platform a person prefers. Your guide was a very detailed comparison between both platforms.

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Izzy Matias

Thank you 🙂

Arteria
4 months ago

You made some great points. People always tell me I should start a YouTube because youtubers make so much money. I know they do but I also know it’s a lot of work, which I don’t mind. But it’s just so much that goes into that I had no idea about. I thought blogging was hard. Sheesh YouTube is complex! Thanks for this post.

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Arteria

Thank you 🙂 Both platforms are equal interms of hardwork. It’s your preference which you want to choose.

Greg
4 months ago

Great points. I have started blogging but looking into doing some videos on YouTube. So this is something to consider

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Thank you:)

Kristine
4 months ago

I am relatively new to blogging and this was helpful to determine if I wanted to also do vlogging to compliment it. Also, with links to share how to get paid!

Lou
Lou
4 months ago

I haven’t started a youtube channel yet, I’m still focusing on blogging but I definitely consider it. Thanks for sharing these informations x

Aliana
4 months ago

When I started this journey I went back and forth on starting with a blog or youtube. I ended up starting with a blog because I felt like I could put more time into that. Moving closer to starting that Youtube channel though! Great read 🙂

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Aliana

Thank you:)

Christine
4 months ago

Great article with useful information and opinions. Both are great but you really pull out the differences. Thanks.

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Christine

Thank you 🙂 keep following us for related content

Jessi
4 months ago

Great info! I started my blog first then youtube, although I haven’t posted a YouTube video in soooo long. Video editing takes so much time! Thank you for sharing all the real details of both of these. In 10 months though, I’ve only made about $20 off Adsense! It takes so much time!

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
Reply to  Jessi

Yup ! You have to try youtube as well since it is equal to blogging. First year is always like learning process. It’s more like a foundation to your channel. Although, let’s beat off your work 🙂

Mike
4 months ago

Very informative. I plan on starting a YouTube channel and this was great. Thanks.

Natalie
4 months ago

This is very informative. Thanks for sharing.

Jam Macmac
3 months ago

I still would usually go for blogs when I want a deep research but as a creator, Youtube would actually give more clicks for adsense than the blog. Although both takes time before it takes off.

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Esteban Godoy
Esteban Godoy
3 months ago

I’ve been hesitating to create a YouTube channel because Im uncomfortable in front of a camera, but I can create a PowerPoint presentation, some animation and have some friends as narrators 🙂 thank you for the insights.

Tina
3 months ago

My husband does you tube and with all the changes it is getting harder to get anywhere now and despite having close to 2k subs really not making what he use to. But this is all still very good information especially for me since I am very new to blogging.

Anthony Gaenzle
1 month ago

This is a nice roundup. Very useful comparisons between the two platforms. I think there is a lot of value in doing both, actually. YouTube is challenging if you aren’t used to speaking. It can be difficult to get used to putting together a script and executing on camera. So…for those jumping into video production, I highly recommend filming a number of practice runs to get used to being on camera.

Lamara Travels
20 days ago

No matter what platform you decide to use, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Both blogging and creating YouTube content takes a lot of time and effort. It’s all about doing what you enjoy, and a long way down the line consider making money.

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