Hey guys, I’m Aishwar, and I’ve been blogging for the past seven years. Today, I’m going to share a key lesson I learned along the way.
I’m going to outline the main distinction between blogging as a business and as a hobby.
When you see or hear the word blogging, what comes to mind?
Is it intended to aid people? Is it sharing what you know? Is it only to make money?
Before even beginning the discussion of whether blogging is a hobby or a career, you must have a very clear understanding of what blogging is and why you need to do it.
If you already understand what blogging is, that’s great. If not, you can learn blogging from scratch right here.
Blogging as a Hobby
When starting out, everyone should start blogging as a hobby because when you write about something you enjoy, it doesn’t feel like work. You take pleasure in writing blogs and sharing your knowledge with readers.
While on the other hand if you start a blog just to write that you don’t like them it’s going to be hard for you to keep up with your Blogging Endeavours.
So that is why everyone should start a blog as a hobby.
Blogging is not something that you can fake, when your readers will read your content then it will be clearly felt in your writing style that you didn’t put much effort to make the copy good.
Sure everyone wants to earn money from their blog, I too want it but it doesn’t mean that I can just put out content just for the sake of writing content, and making money.
You have to Genuinely Develop an interest in your niche, then you won’t feel like you are doing some boring work.
The secret to blogging success is to become passionate about your topic. When you are passionate about your subject, you will want to write more and more about it, attempt to cover every aspect of it, enjoy assisting readers through your blog, and create an authentic community around it.
Sounds good? That’s how much of importance Your Interest towards your Niche holds, everything will happen in the right time, you just have to be patient and stay true to yourself and your blog’s Niche and lastly, you gotta fall in love with your niche.
When you love your blog’s niche, writing content in your blog becomes your hobby and hobby is something that we love doing.
What’s better than writing about something that you love and get paid for it?
Your blog will love you back if you love it.
You just need to keep nurturing the plant, and when the moment is right, your blog will reward you with money, community, and whatever else it deserves as a fruit.
So when you start to see results from your efforts on your side project blog, you start to put in more work because more work ultimately yields greater output.
You just have to fall in love with the process, whether it’s success or failure you gotta love everything in the process because everything teaches us something in some or the other way.
That is why Everyone should start Blogging as a hobby and fall in love with their Blog’s Niche.
That’s the formula for success in blogging.
Blogging as a Business
Like I said at the beginning of this post, there are no significant differences when it comes to blogging as a hobby and blogging as a business.
But when we talk about blogging as a business we are specifically talking about Business values too like profitability, return on investments, etc.
When you are blogging as a business, Usually, you won’t write something that doesn’t benefit your blog in some or the other way. but when you are blogging as a hobby you write it anyway because it’s your hobby and you love writing about it.
When we do blogging for business, it doesn’t matter if the niche or topic of the blog is something that interests us or not, we just focus on our blog as a business perspective.
When you blog for a living, you still need to understand a little bit about your specialty because if you don’t, it will be difficult for you to create articles on it, and you will eventually give up blogging.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the Blogs that are focused on business too are really successful blogs but there are very few of them.
And many businesses have a blog section on Their website to continuously reach 100’s and 1000’s of people organically, a blog is a great place to do content marketing.
In order to keep your blog active if you write for business, you either need to frequently publish new content or you need to hire a person who is enthusiastic about the subject matter of your blog.
Similar to a hobby blog, a business blog posts whatever comes to mind, but a business blog is far more selective about what it publishes. Quality of the material, the calibre of the photos utilised, the marketing efforts of the blog content, and many other factors are important to business blogs.
Conclusion of Blogging as a Hobby Vs Blogging as a Business
|Blogging as a Hobby||Blogging as a Business|
|• You Write about your hobby on your blog.||• You write about topics related to your business or niche|
|• You write because it is your hobby and you love to write about your hobby.||• You Write because its related to your business and writing those blog posts will either help your business to grow or make you money.|
|• Hobby Bloggers are not so much focused on Money they just enjoy the process and love writing about topics in their niche.||• People who do blogging for business, their whole focus is money, and they refrain from writing something that’s not going to make them money or make their brand grow.|
|• Hobby Bloggers are not very serious about their blog but this doesn’t mean that they don’t pay attention to their blog.||• People who do blogging for business are serious about their blog and they invest a lot of money on their blogs like investing in a premium theme, investing in good hosting, investing in proper tools, etc.|
|• Hobby Bloggers can write endless articles about their niche because they love doing it and they don’t fall short on ideas to write something.||• Business bloggers can fall short on ideas because they don’t genuinely love their niche and if you don’t love your niche then you will naturally refrain from doing research on the niche of your blog and you will not write articles because writing something that you don’t love will feel like homework that you have to do forcefully.|
If this is your first blog, I advise starting with a hobby blog and writing about a subject you are enthusiastic about. It will eventually develop into a hobby, and things will begin to move slowly. You can progressively convert your hobby blog into a full-time business blog if it starts earning some money.
But if you’re an experienced person and are familiar with blogging, you may build a blog in any area you like and hire writers to write for it.
FAQs Related To Blogging as a Hobby Vs Blogging as a Business
What should be your first Blog?
Start your blog around a topic that you are genuinely interested in because after sometime you will feel bored writing articles in your niche or you will not fin ideas and eventually quit so its better to start a blog around a topic or niche that you genuinely interested and passionate about.
What is the main difference between a hobby blog and a business blog?
The main difference is that hobby blogs are not too serious about their blogging endeavours but business blogs are very serious about whatever that goes into their blog.
Who should start a Blog?
A blog can be started by anyone; there is no restriction on who can do so, etc. However, one thing to keep in mind is that blogs are text-rich content platforms, so if you want to create a blog, you should have a passion for writing.
How much money is required to start Blogging?
You can start your blog in less than $100.