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

Blogging and Youtube have become the most powerful and beneficial platforms for people in this current era. They both have brought profits to a lot of content creators. 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 a great opportunity to create their own brand and spread their knowledge through youtube or blogging.

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

Both blogging and youtube empower you to share your skills and talent you have. Once you become perfect, you can earn a hell of money. 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. So, it just keep bothering which platform is best for you and which platform is profitable. To clear all your concerns, we’ve discussed the most important aspects of blogging and youtube. Meanwhile, let’s see what is blogging and youtube first.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is where you 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 do 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 you 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 in which you can find about technology, make-up tutorials, how-to tutorials, Health, games streaming, entertainment, and etc. Every channel has its own niche, so you have to choose a specific niche for your channel as well.

How to Start a Youtube Channel

Differences:

Now let’s talk about what are differences b/w Youtube and Blogging which you’re mostly waiting for.

1.Facile Startup for Youtube

investment on blogging

Blogging :

To create a blog, you are gonna have to invest money on hosting and domain. If you don’t know what is hosting and domain. It’s simple, to explain in a nutshell, 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.

You may find creating a blog is difficult. So to make it simple and easy to understand, we’ve discussed how to start a blog with easy steps.

Youtube:

Creating a youtube channel is a simple process. All you need to do is to create a Gmail account. You create an account, open youtube, click create a channel on the right top. That’s it, you can simply create a channel by following the steps to create a youtube channel. The best thing about youtube is “no investment is required to start a channel”

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

2. More Monetization Options for Blogging

blogging has more income sources

Blogging :

There are tons of blogs making millions of millions every month. Among, Huffington Post is the top 1 earning blog with $41.6 million per month as according to Forbes list. If you write profound and provide insightful information to the users. You can definitely make rich money at the end of the day. But, earning money in blogging is a slow process. Most bloggers wouldn’t get paid in their first year, though they might get monetization ahead. But, the big problem is traffic. Bloggers had a challenging time to drive traffic to their blog. This is what you need to work on.
Being said that, one of the common sources of income in blogging is ADSENSE. When you’ve reached a certain extent after writing some high-quality articles. You can apply Adsense for advertisement services 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

Also, the second common source is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission from the product that you promoted. Whenever a user buys the product through your recommendation and link, you will be getting paid by the respective company. Affiliate marketing has been lucrative to many bloggers. They have earned millions with the technique of affiliating. It’s surely one of the things you must do in blogging.

Other Alternatives :

  • Media.Net
  • Info Links
  • 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 every 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 arresting with good editing.

In monetization it’s the same case with youtube also, ADSENSE is also one of the common sources of income on youtube. But, there are restrictions imposed on the youtube channel. As I’ve told you, you can’t get monetization on youtube just like you can get in blogging. The adsense won’t approve youtube channels unless they have 1,000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours. Don’t think it’s easy! It is difficult to achieve them especially if you’re a beginner. Besides, there are also other options for earning money on youtube. But, you may find the least sources. Adsense is the only primary source on youtube that a lot of creators have. Although, it’s good to know that AdSense has more scope on youtube. The reason is youtube shows advertisements in video form that are more communicative than static images we see on websites. So that’s why creators earn more adsense money on youtube than blogging.

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Summary: The earning process on both platforms is slow. But, Blogging has more monetization options. While youtube has more scope for adsense.

The earning process on both platforms is slow. But, Blogging has more monetization options. While youtube has more scope for adsense contrasting with blogging. Click To Tweet

3. Re-Correction on Blogging and Youtube

recorrection on blogging and youtube

Blogging :

In some cases, If you did a mistake in terms of grammatical errors or sentence construction or anything. You can re-edit and correct the sentence in blogging. It’s easy to edit after you published an article, and later whenever you noticed errors. You can simply log into your WordPress and update it without having to worry. 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 few cases, You might have made a mistake in the post-production of the video. After you published, you cannot alter the mistakes and rectify them. The only option you have is to delete and republish after erasing the errors. Though, you can also find some options like changing the music of the video, trimming videos, and more.

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

4. Preference over Blogging or Youtube

Blogging :

The blog is a site where you see the information in the message or written form. Some people may like to acquire knowledge from text form and read all the information. Those people like to prefer blogging over youtube.

Youtube:

Youtube is a platform where you watch information in form of videos. Some people may like to acquire 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. It’s not only that fact, but also people are more keener to watch videos. As I told you, youtube has 2 billion monthly active users which gives you a clue that people are more interested in watching videos. The best thing about youtube is you can give a graphical explanation.

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

5. Enough Courage to Make Videos

blogging youtube

Blogging :

The reason why I’m bringing out courage because you don’t need to show your face or voice when it comes to blogging. There are people out who are bashful and timid to show their faces to the world or even voice over in the videos. They rather chose to blog.

Youtube:

Initially, when you’re thinking about starting a youtube channel. You have to decide whether if you want to show your face or give a voiceover. If you would like to do that, you can prefer the youtube platform. Whereas, in blogging, you don’t need to show off your face or either give a voice over. All you gotta do is to type an informative text and provide knowledge to the audience.

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. While blogging doesn’t need either of them. It just needs hands to type a piece of text.

So, these are the differences between youtube and blogging. You can prefer whatever you like the most. Keeping every aspect in your mind, decide what you like to start with. Both platforms have an equivalent potential to build a pathway to your career. They both their own benefits and advantages. You cannot underestimate the value of blogging or either youtube. Youtube have their own benefits and so do blogging. The question isn’t which is the best platform. The real question is which one of these platforms you are gonna leverage.




However, if we talk about similarities, there are some similarities in Blogging and Youtube which I would like to mention :

Similarities:

No Plagiarism on Blogging and Youtube

plagiarism on youtube and blogging

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.

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 strikes for doing against their guidelines. If this happens constantly and you got 3 strikes. Then, you will be banned from youtube and you no longer can upload content in the channel. On other side, there are some cases when you’re using other’s work for a fair purpose. You can mention the copyright disclaimer on the description or beginning in the video. Youtube may cooperate with you.

BLOGGING: If you’re using other’s content. 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. But, instead, it would be wise to take only images from free royalty sites like Unsplash, pixabay. Otherwise, if you failed to mention them. Adsense will stop advertisement services on your blog. 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. It’s better to be unique among other content and provide information in your own approach. In that way, You can build relations with subscribers and your audience. Also, 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. Otherwise, how google could find your content? there’s a chance your content will be shown in the recommendation tab if you’re consistently active.

However, in regards to blogging, You don’t need to write a long amount of words in an article in order to rank in higher google search results. All you need to have is quality. Quality defeats quantity. Make sure you add quality to the information with interactive images. It may take you a year or even more. 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 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

 

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

How to Start a Youtube Channel

How to Start a Blog

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Ashley
7 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
7 months ago

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

Jayanth
Jayanth
7 months ago
Reply to  Kimaya

Thank you 🙂 share it vth your friends

Izzy Matias
7 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
7 months ago
Reply to  Izzy Matias

Thank you 🙂

Arteria
7 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
7 months ago
Reply to  Arteria

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

Greg
7 months ago

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

Jayanth
Jayanth
7 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Thank you:)

Kristine
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
Reply to  Aliana

Thank you:)

Christine
6 months ago

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

Jayanth
Jayanth
6 months ago
Reply to  Christine

Thank you 🙂 keep following us for related content

Jessi
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

Natalie
6 months ago

This is very informative. Thanks for sharing.

Jam Macmac
6 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
5 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
5 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
4 months 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
3 months 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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Wanda
2 months ago

I only just started my blog as a result of the lockdown 😀 I’ve been wanting to set up a blog for a very long time though but never quite had the courage to go through with it, so the courage point makes so much sense!
This was a very interesting and insightful read, and I can definitely take away some of that for my own blog!

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Melina Elisa
1 month ago

This was a super interesting post! I currently have both a blog and an (currently) inactive youtube channel. While I definitely feel more comfortable blogging, I think there’s just some content that is more interesting/entertaining if it’s in video form. Hopefully i’ll be making a youtube comeback soon! Great post xxx

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Pooja Ranavat
1 month ago

Your article is very well written.I’ve got a lot of information from this. You have portrayed the difference between YouTube and blogging very well.your language is so simple that everyone understands it and show interest to read your post.
Thank you soo…much for sharing this post.😊

Karan
Karan
1 month ago
Reply to  Pooja Ranavat

I like your comment , and you

That Happy Reader
1 month ago

An interesting post giving the pros and cons of each. Blogging can actually be free if one chooses blogger as their choice of platforms. A domain name is not required and no host costs. I think it all depends on if you wish to monetize.

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