The other day, I was with my friends discussing about the blogging and it’s huge earning potential. At first, they got excited and slowly they started to doubt on it.
For them, it was too good to be true. They were just enjoying the whole discussion, that’s it. That very moment I questioned myself one thing, why they purposely don’t want to explore this great opportunity.
In this article, I just want to talk about this. I want to address the actual reasons behind this mentality.
I knew blogging has become very mature in western countries and I could easily recommend it to any of my friends, but that question raises a couple of concerns in my mind.
Blogging is very much profitable and there’s a lot of people in India who are actually earning a lot of money anything between $100 to $10,000+ per month.
But still, it is in its emerging stage right now. Blogging as a profession is catching up very fast in India, but the concept of making money through blogging is not fully understood by newcomers.
Later when I began to research, I found out that many people in India consider blogging to be much harder for us (Indians) than the western English speaking countries. It was very surprising to see the result.
How Did Blogging Become A Profitable Business?
Blogging simply means writing on a topic and self-publishing it online. After the invention of the internet, if one profession got the most advantages then it will be the writers.
Before the internet era writers had to go out finding the right publisher to publish their work. It was a pain in the butt.
Now it’s not the case anymore. You can self-publish your writings on the website. As the internet grows over time it started to give the writers a wide range of opportunities to make money through their writings.
Slowly producing text-based online content become very popular, and everyone started calling it blogging. Now it is treated more like a business than any other thing. Because a blog could not make money on its own, but businesses do.
Is Making Money Through Blogging Easier In India?
Nope, Absolutely not. I want to be honest here, I am a blogger for a very long time and I know what it all takes to be a blogger in India.
It’s not easy at all. You have to take care of a lot of things before you could see any noticeable traffic increase in your google analytics.
Earlier in 2008, most of the bloggers from India used to write articles on either technology or making money online topics.
But these topics have become so much saturated & overfilled with content that it’s no longer a go-to topic for new bloggers to jump right away.
Bloggers now had to dig deeper and go out of the box to find a profitable niche that is both in demand and profitable.
That is not an easy task to do, many bloggers simply get failed at this, so does their career in blogging. There are many reasons responsible for this.
Blogging without knowledge
Blogging requires skills like any other profession and surely no-one born with knowledge.
But unlike any conventional educational institute, there is nothing where one could go learn how to do blogging. Therefore they must find information on their own.
It is somewhat difficult and time-consuming in India. Although there are many courses available on the internet, many of them are not as good as conventional education techniques.
Weak In English Writing Skill
There are thousands of spoken languages in India. English is one of them, but only about 5% of the total Indian population can speak fluent English. When it comes to writing great useful articles for a blog then the percentage drops again.
I also fall into that category. My English speaking skill was not fluent nor my writing for that matter. I have improved my English over time by reading more articles and books.
No one can teach you English grammar, the more read the more you will get improved at it.
Family Pressure Is Crazy High
This is also a key factor for which many bloggers just quit before they could see the light of success. From our childhood, it is told to us that you should always pursue a government job.
If you express your feelings to become a businessman then there will be an immense force coming from the family to not go in that direction; instead, they will encourage us to do a job because of its financial stability. Moreover, society’s attitude toward blogging is not encouraging at all.
I agree that a job can provide one a sense of financial stability in life but think for a moment, can doing a job gives you a sense of financial freedom. The freedom where you don’t have to think about money again? If this relatable, then that’s what I am talking about.
Wasting Time On Finding Low Paying Jobs
In India, everyone follows the thumb rule of graduate and get a job fast. If you don’t find a job then, go hunt them. Students don’t even consider the opportunities they have other than boring 9-6 jobs.
The unemployment rate of India is a serious problem, which makes it even harder to find a good job for the new college graduate students. But still, they don’t have the courage to explore other possible opportunities available in the market.
A new inexperienced blogger could easily start making over $100 within 8 months of their blogging if they work hard on it. But they don’t give it a shit; instead, they waste their 1-2 years just to find a low paying job.
Afraid Of Failure
There’s always be a kind of phobia, at least in the starting phase before seeing any noticeable financial return of investment. The feelings of uncertain future lead us to anxiety & depression.
Well, I am not discouraging you; but it’s the truth. The responsibility of taking blogging as a career can not be handled by everyone.
The risk of failure is obviously there to horrify many of the newcomers even before they could start blogging properly. Before you go read further, let me tell you that 7 out of 10 bloggers will fail. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
So every one of you can not become a successful blogger unless you are serious about it. Now for the shake of motivation, let’s tall about-
What Are The Requirements For Becoming A Successful Blogger?
- You have to be committed to this at least for 1 year with a passion for the topic you will write your blog post on.
- Don’t pick any fancy niche. Research thoroughly on the topics that you might have some interest in.
- Improve your English writing skill, I am sure you can do better with practice.
- Most importantly, you need to know your topic very well; because those days are gone when you could simply pick and write about anything. Stick to your main blog topic, don’t write off-topic articles that are not related to your blog.
- Blogging is not a conventional career, therefore you might face many challenges. You have to face them and learn on your own. Although blogs like shoutmeloud, bloggingcage, bloggingwizards , smartpassiveincome, and of course kivabe-guide can help you guide to the right path, so follow & read their posts regularly.
- Write as many quality articles as possible. Remember you must write at least 100+ posts in your first 8 months of opening the blog. The more content the better.
Can Blogging Be A Good Career Option For Indians?
Well, the obvious answer is yes. I first started blogging when I was in high-school. The year was 2010. Although I stopped blogging after 1 year because I put my full time & energy into developing android apps back then. Here in 2020, I have opened this blog again.
It has been many years since I used to do blogging. A lot has changed in the blogging industry. Back then ranking any article was quite easy and the competition was also not high as what we are seeing right now.
Becoming a professional blogger was not something everyone could do and be successful for that matter. It really takes a long time to see a blog giving any result. It requires a lot of skill, a lot of knowledge, and a lot of time to turn your blogging passion into a full-time profession.
There are a lot of opportunities for blogging if one goes hard for it. In India blogging has always seen to follow an upward trend, so it’s safe to say that choosing to blog as one’s career option is very much possible.
How Much Indian Blogger Could Earn By Blogging?
An Indian based blog can make anything between $100 to $6,000 a month. If you operate multiple blogs then the earning will increase by multiple times. Many famous bloggers from India earn somewhat from $20,000 to even $30,000 a month.
It is growing very rapidly with a 15% increase every year. Much of the growth coming because of the availability of cheap internet, thanks to reliance jio. Google now also started promoting regional content, thus starting a blog in Hindi or other local languages is now possible.
For a general idea, if you start blogging in 2020 then you can expect to make in a range of $500 to $1000 per month after 2 years of ass cracking hard work. Although it will mostly depend on the CPC rate of the ad network you will use.
Top Indian Bloggers & Their Earnings
Now, let’s talk about the big boys of the Indian blogging community.
So the thing is, blogging is a wonderful profession. However, it is hard and requires a lot of time to receive any result. I am not demotivating you but only 70% of all bloggers will fail within their first 6 months of blogging.
Not because it’s hard but because of the lack of their patience. So, be prepared for a long bumpy ride ahead, and best of luck. Leave a comment, don’t disappoint me. Tell me what you think, add your blog link. I would love to check it out.