VIDEO BLOG Vs. NEWS BLOG: ALL WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
December 23, 2021
A video blog or video log, sometimes shortened to vlog, is a form of blog for which the medium is video. Vlog entries often combine embedded video with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. E.g youtube.
YouTube is a video sharing platform that serves the purpose of both a social media platform and a search engine owned by Google.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You create a channel on it based on your knowledge, hobby or passion for free. You then create video contents and publish on your channel.
People can now watch your videos and subscribe to your channel to be getting notified whenever you drop new video contents as long as they find it interesting and valuable
You can make money on YouTube through multiple ways like joining the YouTube partner program, getting super chats and members. You can also make money through affiliate marketing and getting sponsored deals.
So running a YouTube channel is very simple and straightforward. This simplicity and the almost zero barrier to entry are two of the many reasons why it has exploded in popularity over the years.
Content creators of all ranges and niches find it so easy to share their contents with large audiences who are already hanging out on the platform.
And to make money offline or online, you must have an audience. This is one thing that YouTube prides itself on. So there is no limit to the kind of money you can make on the platform if you put in enough work inyoutube
Here are some interesting facts
YouTube has 2.3 billion users worldwide.
YouTube viewers watch over a billion hours of videos on the platform every day and generate billions of views. (YouTube, 2021)
Youtube is the second most popular search engine after Google
It is the second most popular social media platform after Facebook
YouTube generated $19.7 billion revenue in 2020. A whopping 30.4 percent increase year-on-year
With all the above mind blowing statistics, It’s safe to say that YouTube is one the best platforms for content creators to earn smart income online and live a financially free life.
At this very point You may quickly ask what is the need of knowing which is better blogging or YouTube when YouTube is this massive.
Blogging is one of the oldest and most popular ways of making money online.
A Blog simply means a website where discussions, informational and instructional posts are published frequently in a reverse chronological order.
Blogging elvoled from online diary and Justin Hall who is regarded as one of the earliest bloggers started his personal blog in 1994, that way way before the first YouTube video was published
Each month, approximately 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages.(Hosting Tribunal)
There are about 70 million posts being published each month by WordPress users alone(Hosting Tribunal)
77 million new blog comments are generated by readers each month (Hosting Tribunal)
There are more than 600 million blogs on the internet (Hosting Tribunal)
Over 2 million blog posts are published on a daily basis (Hosting Tribunal)
There are 31.7 million bloggers in the US (Statista)
The average base pay for a blogger is $52K per year (Glassdoor)
Food and personal finance blogs make around $9K per month on average (Rankiq ).
With these stats, one is certain that blogging is another gold mine. It is also important I state that this stats on earnings are just mere averages as we have tons of bloggers making 6 figures on a monthly basis even in African