YouTube Vs Blogging
Alright, so you want to know about YouTube vs blogging. I’ve had both a YouTube channel and a blog since 2016.
Let’s cut to the chase. I’ve gotten great results from both my blog and my YouTube channel. I couldn’t choose just one over the other because they’re both important for different reasons.
However, I always emphasize that a blog is extremely important because you own it (if you have a self-hosted blog on WordPress).
On the other hand, if you have an online business, having a YouTube channel is a great way to connect with your community so they can get to know you.
So let’s dig into the details of YouTube vs. blogging
How much money can you make on youtube vs blogging?
How much can you make on YouTube? It all depends on your views and your online marketing skills.
There are various ways to monetize a YouTube channel, one of which comes from ads and sponsored content.
The thing with Google Adsense is that they’re unreliable. While it’s a nice bonus, you can’t trust ads to bring in consistent money. So you really need to have a marketing plan to sell your own products or service.
If you’re not selling your own product or service you could make money from sponsored content or affiliate marketing.
Here are all the ways to monetize on YouTube:
- Google Adsense – To qualify you need to:
- Affiliate marketing – get a commission from subscribers who purchase products using your affiliate links
- Sell your own product or service
- Sell merch
How much do I make from YouTube?
Directly, not much. In the past 365 days I’ve only made $1000 from Google Adsense.
However, in terms of earnings from recruiting, affiliate marketing and course sales, I’ve made around $10,000 this year.
How much money can you make blogging?
Depending on what your niche is you can make just as much blogging as you can with YouTube.
There is a misconception that blogging is dead, but if that were the case why are people still making a killing with blogging?
The thing is, if you use WordPress you’ll have access to great SEO and you own your content. Whereas with YouTube your channel can be taken down.
Owning your content is SO important. Not only that, Google is the most used search engine in the world. WordPress connects with Google. So when you blog consistently you’ll get tons of eyeballs on your blog posts. You just have to know how to use keywords correctly, which is something I teach in my course Level Up Teaching Online.
While YouTube is powerful in terms of getting traffic, blogging can be equally as powerful and make you as much money if not more.
Again, it all comes down to marketing and having a business plan.
If you’re curious how to have the right online marketing and level up your teacher business I’d be happy to chat with you about that. Just shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Much do I make from blogging?
I use the same affiliate links and offer the same products on my blog as I do on YouTube. However, I sell more of my affiliate links on YouTube. So I probably make more money on YouTube at the moment.
I think my blog has brought in around $5,000 to $8000 with recruiting, course sales, and affiliate marketing.
However, I don’t want you to be discouraged by this if you only want to blog and hate the idea of YouTube. It’s all about what you put your energy into. When I first got started I put more energy into my YouTube channel, so I’ve gained more traction with views and traffic coming to my YouTube channel compared to my blog. If you put more energy into your blog you could make a killing!
How long it takes to create and edit a video
For me it takes me way longer to film, edit and upload a video than it does to blog.
I think it takes me anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to get my YouTube video filmed, edited, and uploaded.
That doesn’t mean it has to take you that long. Some people get really fast at editing.
At the moment, I film a 10 to 20 minute Facebook live. Then I send it to my video editor because I no longer want to spend time editing. It’s really important to start hiring independent contractors or virtual assistants to do some work for you once you can afford to pay someone. You are the CEO of your business, and in the beginning you’ll be playing every roll in your business. Over time, you need to start delegating work to others. Since I hate editing that’s one role I’ve delegated to someone else. I’m so glad I did because that allows me to focus my time more with my course members and chat with YOU!
How long it takes to create and edit a blog
I am much faster at blogging. It takes me 1 to 2 hours from start to finish.
It used to take me longer, but now I’ve come up with a system.
I come up with 3 months worth of content ideas. Then I search for keywords.
Next I write my subheadings. Then I write the blog. Finally I create the photos. Then I hit publish. I share my posts once a week with my e-mail list.
Views on YouTube vs Views on a Blog
You can get just as many views on YouTube as you can on a blog. The main way to get organic traffic is to have good keywords in your title.
To figure out which keywords to use, use these keyword explorers:
Which one is Better in the Long run?
I believe having a blog is better for the long run because you own the content. It’s extremely important to have a hub where you can post and have ownership without worrying about your content being removed.
Both are lucrative. Each option provides a way to connect with your community. However, only one is owned by you; a self-hosted blog on a website such as WordPress.org.
Comment below. Which option do you prefer?