Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogging in 2024

If you’re planning to start your blogging journey, and looking to know advantages and disadvantages of blogging, then you’re at right place.

Blogging has quickly became a powerful platform for both individuals and businesses in today’s digital era.

In this article, I have covered in depth of blog advantages and disadvantages that will give clarity for you to start your own blog.

Let’s dive into it.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogging ?

Blogging is the number one medium to improve the online presence by sharing your knowledge, personal experiences, in a particular niche and increase the visibility of you to your target audience.

There are many advantages and disadvantages of blogging, but here is the list of top pros and cons of blogging that you need to know in the blogging journey.

Work From AnywhereYou will be Alone
You’re the Own BossTime Consuming
Low cost to startNo Steady Income 
Monetization Opportunities Not All Bloggers Make Money
More Energy To WorkRequire strategy or a plan
Builds Personal BrandImposter Syndrome
Create Your CommunityYour Creative Process
Will Exhausted
NetworkingPressure With Current Trends
Helps to find clients easilyRequire Maintenance
 Improves Your Skills You Need Discipline

Now, let me take you through each mentioned Pros and Cons of blogging to give you clarity.

Top 9 Advantages of Blogging

1. Work From Anywhere 

Working from anywhere remote concept for blogging, table ready with laptop and notebook for working

The number one advantage of blogging is it provides you the freedom to work from anywhere.

It means you can start your blogging journey from your comfort zone and avoid those traditional office environments.

For example, I started this blog, “seovishnu”, sitting on a chair at home, and I wrote this present blog just by lying on my back and keeping laptop on my lap.

So, this is why blogging is called a digital nomad lifestyle.

It allows you to work from anywhere from the comfort of your home, Cafes, by travelling, or by staying at hotel rooms, etc., from any location.

The only thing you must have is, a laptop and wifi connection.

2. You’re the Own Boss

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Yes, You’ve heard right.

I am the boss of my blogging journey, particularly for this blog. 

There is no one above me who can assign certain tasks to complete, enforce strict timings, or take someone permission to do the tasks.

Unlike traditional jobs, blogging allows you to work on your own rules.

You don’t need to work under a boss from 9 to 5; you can work independently without anyone’s permission.

If you’re an employee and don’t like your job working under your boss, then blogging is a great way to become a boss yourself.

As I said, you will be your boss and free to do anything. You can plan your work accordingly and start working on it according to your schedule. 

But it doesn’t mean you need to quit your job to start blogging. (It depends on your mindset) 

The benefit of blogging is you can work in your free time apart from 9 to 5 and make a quiet income from your blog. 

So, I advise you to have a side income until your blog grows and become to be your own boss.

3. Low Cost To Start

One of the best blogging advantage is its low cost to start a blog.

You need less investment to start your blogging business, when compared to other online businesses.

If you want to start a hobby blog, you can use free platforms like Medium or Blogger.

But. If you want to start a professional blog, you must invest in quality products or tools to make a business from your blog.

As a beginner to start a blog, you need to invest in two important things, Domain and Hosting for your website.

Domain is the name of your site which costs around $10 – $12/year.

Here is the example :

screenshot of Godaddy domain name investment purchase details

As you can see above, I have purchased the domain name “” which costed me around INR 1077 for 1 year to start the blog.

And every one year or as per the completion of the plan term, you should again renew the domain name.

Once you have purchased the domain name, the next step is to purchase the web hosting for your blog.

Hosting is the online server, where your website files, such as text, code, data, images, etc are stored to give access to the visitors. 

The affordable hosting (Hostinger) costs around $2.99/month for 4 years for basic single plan and the pricing varies for different hosting plans. 

Here is an example :

screenshot of Hostinger web hosting investment purchase details

As you can see above, after purchasing the domain name, I have purchased the web hosting from the Hostinger which costed me around INR 3937 (47.16 Dollars) for 48 months for single web hosting plan.

So, overall you need approximately $75 for both 1 year domain name and 4 years of single hosting plan to start your blog. 

Remember, if you want to make money from any business, you need to invest. So, without investing you cannot start and build anything on your own. 

Note : Pricing or budget depends as per the plan of hosting providers, domain providers you choose.

4. Monetization Opportunities (Great Source of Income)

Blogging is a business that provides you with an excellent source of income with a wide variety of monetization opportunities.

Many successful bloggers have turned their passion for blogging into a great source of income through opportunities that blogging provides.

Blogging is not only a platform for sharing thoughts. It also offers monetization strategies such as 

  • Ad Revenue: You can display ads on your blog to generate revenue based on views and clicks.
  • Affiliate Marketing: You can promote products or services of others and earn commissions for a sale through your affiliate link.
  • Sponsored Content: You can partner with brands for sponsored posts on your website.
  • Digital Products: You can create and sell ebooks, courses, templates and other digital products on your blog. 

As a blogger, you can combine all the income streams mentioned above to diversify the revenue sources and not depend on one single income source.

So, Once your blog gets authority and if your content is valuable to the readers, it can generate income passively without you needing to work actively on it.

5. More Energy To Work

Productivity concept vector illustration of  advantage in blogging

Blogging offers excellent flexibility and independence, you will no longer need to grind from 9 to 5 as you do in the job and waste countless hours and energy. 

As discussed, blogging allows us to work from anywhere and anytime. So, it helps to save more energy and increase productivity accordingly. 

For example, when you work at the office, your boss will take all your energy on the given tasks from 9 to 5, and when you return home, you will be tired. 

But, coming to blogging, it’s your own time. You can do whatever you want in your own time and save energy to work more at your own pace.

Also read : Is Blogging still Profitable In 2024

6. Builds Personal Brand 

Blogging is a business that can be used as a valuable asset and helps you create awareness about yourself in the specific niche among your audience and build your brand. 

By constantly publishing high-quality, informative content on your blog, your blog becomes a reliable source of information to the audience.

“Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your field.”

Penelope Trunk 

So, if you provide valuable content on your blog, it builds trust and positions you as an authority in your niche to your audience.

And, your personal brand leads to opportunities like guest speaking, collaborations, and business partnerships in the long run.

7. Create Your Community

Blogs are a great way to interact with your audience and create a community of readers in your niche. 

You can build a community of people, using any platform like Facebook group, Instagram, Email subscribers etc.

For Example :

screenshot of seovishnu instagram community of followers

As you can see above, I have built a 5100+ of Instagram community of followers, related to my niche SEO and Blogging.

I will daily interact with my followers by regularly posting content on Instagram with tips, tricks and latest news in SEO and Blogging niche, and drive traffic to the my blog with the link in profile bio as you can see above.

As blogging is an effective communication channel, it allows you to keep your community up to date by regularly updating the latest news and offerings related to your niche or business.

“Successful blogging is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.”

 David Aston

So, consistent communication through your blogs or social media community helps you to create trust with existing audiences and keep them engaged with your blog or brand.

You can also provide offerings to your audience via special promotions, discounts, or early access to products and services exclusively to your loyal readers. 

8. Networking

advantage of blogging for networking with global connections vector concept

The great advantage of blogging is it allows you to connect with national and international people in your specific niche or industry. 

In the blogging journey, you can connect with your fellow bloggers, industry experts and mostly your target readers worldwide.

Blogging offers access to events and conferences in the industry and helps you network and connect with like-minded people.

9. Helps To Find Clients Easily

Suppose you plan to provide services such as consultation, freelance services, or any other services in your specific niche.

In that case, blogs can be a great way to find your clients internationally. 

That means, your blog readers may want your services, because your content may position you as an authority person in your niche.

You can be available 24/7 through your blog and connect with them whenever they need your help.

You can give your time to your readers or clients, and in the process, you can get more and more prospect’s emails or contact form fill-ups.

So, connect with them and serve them. 

10. Improves Your Skills 

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Blogging helps you focus on different activities to run your blog, such as writing, graphic designing (canva), WordPress, SEO optimization, etc. 

The blogging journey will help you to improve your skills and build hands-on experience.

It not only builds experience but also helps you constantly learn new different things and expand your knowledge to areas other than your specific niche.

Top 9 Disadvantages of Blogging

1. You will be Alone

The main disadvantage of blogging is you need to be alone in this journey.

You will no longer have a corporate lifestyle, such as a team, colleagues, friday parties, etc., until your blog grows and builds a team yourself.

You’re the lonely person working on your own blog from your home and will try to make business from it in the long run. 

Being alone is not only for you, but every blogger goes through this feeling, and it’s a common problem among all the bloggers who work from home office.

So, if you’re planning to start a blog, you must prepare for this crucial disadvantage of blogging.

Here are specific tasks you can do to feel better and avoid loneliness and frustration in the journey.

  • Working at Cafes or Co-Working Places.
  • Interacting in social gatherings with friends and families
  • Connecting with other bloggers for discussing or spending casual time.
  • Starting a Interviews (Podcasting)

2. Time Consuming

disadvantage of blogging time consuming vector illustration

Blogging is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme; instead, it requires your commitment, time and effort to see success. 

Producing high-quality, informative content takes time. You or the assistant writers need to do thorough research before writing the content and craft engaging visuals to add them to the content. 

You also need to promote your blog through SEO, social media, and Email promotion. 

As a new blogger, you must give time to learn and acquire skills related to writing, SEO, marketing and website management.

3. Requires Strategy and Plan

You need to have the right strategy and plan to run the blog. The need for a perfect strategy is one of the disadvantages of blogging. 

I saw a few people start the blog and publish the content without having any strategy or plan to get success.

The success of your blog depends on having a plan and a clear strategy that helps to increase productivity, maintain concentration and organization to grow your blog and monetize.

The strategy includes understanding the audience’s needs, researching keywords, planning content strategy, and producing high-quality content.

It also involves building a plan to perform a bunch of SEO tactics to get a blog’s visibility and brand awareness on search results.

So, if you start a blog, you must make at least 90 days of blog strategy, which involves different activities you perform to grow your blog by solving the user’s problem. 

4. No Steady Income 

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Blogging can be financially rewarding; however, you need to understand that blogging does not guarantee steady income streams.

Building an income from blogging takes time; as a new blogger, it may take several months or years to see the significant earnings from your efforts.

Your earnings largely depend on a few factors, such as niche selection, content quality, traffic and monetization strategies.  

5. Not All Bloggers Make Money

Yes, you heard it right! Unfortunately, only some bloggers make money and achieve financial success.

Success with blogging depends heavily on finding suitable monetization strategies for your niche and audience. 

Particular niches are more profitable than others, while bloggers who operate within highly competitive niches might struggle to generate significant income from blogging.

As millions of blogs come out daily, with a highly competitive market, making your presence among such an oversaturated niche can take time and effort. 

6. Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a common challenge for every blogger out there. I still have the feeling of imposter syndrome sometimes.

It is the feeling that every individual doubts themselves or fears that someone might expose their abilities as not qualified for success or recognition in a particular area.

When you start a blog, you might feel self-doubt and will be experiencing that you’re incapable of producing the content and running the blog. 

And, It’s common.

Few reasons for Imposter syndrome in blogging 

1. Comparing Yourself with others: You constantly compare your blog to more established and successful bloggers in your niche, which leads to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.

2. Fear of negative feedback: You might hesitate to publish new content, take risks, and share your thoughts and ideas due to the fear of criticism or negative comments. 

3. Downplaying your expertise: Even if you have valuable knowledge to share, You might struggle to position yourself as an authority in your niche.

So, to overcome imposter syndrome, you need self-talk and self-acceptance and recognize your strengths and accomplishments.

Here are a few tips to overcome imposter syndrome in blogging

  • Don’t compare yourself with others online; believe inyour strengths and skills.
  • Only create content that you’re capable of based on your expertise.
  • Try to connect with other bloggers to get support and overcome self-doubt.

7. Your Creative Process Will Exhausted

Creative processes can be draining, and you might struggle with writing or producing the content as a blogger.

With so much online content, it is challenging to provide original and authentic content.

Some blog topics have already been extensively covered, and it is more challenging than ever to offer something original and fresh to readers that requires more effort and creative ideas.

Every new topic requires extensive research, which can take time. As a blogger, you must balance creativity and accuracy in content coverage.

8. Pressure With Current Trends

As the digital landscape constantly shifts, as a blogger, you must adapt quickly to evolved market trends.

Search engine algorithms often change, impacting the visibility and traffic to your blog.

As social media platforms develop, their usage will alter your promotional strategies and reach.

You as a blogger, must adapt accordingly to maintain relevance within the audience and stay at the top of mind with readers by following the current trends.

9. Require Maintenance

In blogging, there will be a few sets of responsibilities and challenges that you need to maintain your blog regularly.

You must frequently update your blog to remain engaging, relevant and search-engine friendly. 

There will be also some technical maintenance, including updating plugins, security dealing with spam comments, broken links and other technical glitches that require immediate attention and solutions from your side.

10. You Need Discipline

As a blogger, you need discipline. Blogging is like your own business, and you work from the comfort of home. 

So, most bloggers will not plan any schedule and will randomly work on the blog.

If you randomly work on your blog at whatever time you want without any program, you will burn out in the process, and you will break the discipline.

It would be best if you planned to run your blog, such as scheduling specific time for researching topics, writing content, optimizing for Google, and learning new things to stay updated within your niche. 


Blogging can be a great choice if you want to start your website and express your thoughts to the world in a specific niche.

However, as mentioned above, there are both advantages and disadvantages of blogging, but starting your own blog can bring opportunities to learn new skills and make money in the long run.

Besides making money from your blog, blogging has some disadvantages, such as being time-consuming and having no steady income, maintenance and optimization, etc.

Blogging is not a quickly rich platform. You must have dedication and patience to see results and make money from blogging.

To conclude the pros and cons of blogging, Before starting, you need to decide whether blogging is for you. 

If you think you will benefit from running a blog, you must start and keep working on it.

I hope this article will be helpful for you. If you have any queries, you can ask them in the comments. I like to read and reply to them.


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