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Blogging VS Youtube: Which is Best to Start in 2022?

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Blogging VS Youtube: Which is Best to Start in 2022?

Can you make more money on Youtube than with a blog? Do bloggers even exist anymore? These are some frequently asked questions when it comes to getting started with content creation. Everyone wants to know which route they should take. Honestly, there’s no one size fits all. You should do what works best for you. This blog post will outline a little about blogging as well as running a Youtube channel so that you can have a better idea of which might be best for you.

Benefits

Many people think that blogging is dying. So many think that consumers would rather spend their time watching videos than reading. While this can be true, it’s not always the case. While it’s a fact that as technology develops, the human attention span is getting shorter and shorter. However, that doesn’t change the fact that there will always be readers. Books have not and will never go out of style. Some people would simply rather read the information than watch a video. Just as many people prefer reading, there are just as many who prefer hearing or watching information. So, one benefit to both starting a Youtube channel or a blog is that there’s a demand for either/or as long as the information you’re providing is of value.

Drawbacks

One downside to starting a blog over a Youtube channel is that it’s going to be more costly to get started. So, if you’re interested in starting a blog, you need to have a little startup money to pay for a domain name and hosting. However, it costs nothing to create a Youtube channel. While it costs nothing, it will take you longer to start earning on Youtube because you have criteria that you have to meet in order to be qualified for monetization.

Which one results in revenue quicker?

Because you have to qualify to be monetized on Youtube, it may take you some time to gain the followers and watch time that Youtube requires of you in order to be monetized. This fact may make it easier to make money faster by blogging. You could easily create one blog post, promote it, and it take off. In that blog post, you could have affiliate links or a link to a product and end up making tons of sales off that one blog post alone.

What are you interested in?

One of the most important things to consider when deciding whether or not you should start a blog or Youtube channel is what your interests are. If you’re not the best writer, you probably don’t want to churn out blog posts daily. However, you could always outsource the writing part. If you are camera shy, you’re definitely not going to want to get on video. However, you could do faceless videos. It’s best to think about what YOU want to do and how comfortable you are with creating the type of content that each platform requires of you.

Final Thoughts

Both blogging and creating a YouTube channel have pros and cons. Ultimately, it depends on your comfort level and end goal. If you’re trying to build a personal brand, either one can help you. If you’re in it for the long haul and looking to sit back and collect for years to come, as long as your content is evergreen, either one can benefit you. It’s up to you which way you want to go. You can always create both a blog and a Youtube channel and then send traffic to and from the other. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it.


What are your thoughts? Which one do you think is best to start in 2022; a blog or Youtube channel? Leave a comment below!

Briana is a published author and professional content writer specializing in long-form blog content. The wife & mom's work has been featured on Newsbreak, Her View From Home, and Thought Catalog. When she’s not churning out content, you can find her sipping a glass of wine, cozying up w/ a book, or binge-watching a new Netflix series.

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