Blogging Vs YouTube Channel:

Where Does The Real Money Lie Blogging Vs YouTube Channel?

You’ve got a great idea, or a small business or a new product to launch.  Or maybe you’ve got all three under a brand, and you want to promote it big time. You want to generate more income by starting a social media platform — a You Tube channel or a blog.

The question now is: which one? You could do both, of course, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s take a look at which platform, a You Tube channel or a blog, has the most potential for earning you big bucks.  

Alas, the answer is not as cut and dried as you’d think, or would like. Both platforms can make their hosts a lot of money, but much depends on several things. Most importantly, it depends on the kind of content you want to deliver.

The Upside of A You Tube Channel:

You Tube is a video sharing platform owned by Google. That means that although your videos are original – in fact, they have to be – Google can take them down any time it sees fit. If you own and operate a blog, you own it, and that means you control the content.

You Tube videos may get a million views a day, but they are hard to track and the demographics aren’t easy to measure. A blog, on the other hand, has targeted readers who come to you for a very specific message. See where we are going with this?

Nonetheless, some content simply lends itself better to video, and perhaps you’re not the world’s greatest writer. If you’re more comfortable taking video, and you enjoy having your picture and profile “out there,” then a You Tube channel is the way to go.

Here’s how it works:
First, develop solid ideas for content, then shoot some videos. Upload them to , and connect your channel to , which enables your videos to be monetized. You can join the Partners Program, if you like, and that can help you make more.

You can sell merchandise too, and perhaps even score deals for your brand that allow you to reach a much wider audience. Butand it’s a big onethe research today is showing that folks just aren’t making the kind of money with a channel they had hoped.

A famous K-pop band scored almost a billion views recently with its music video, but made only $870,000 (USD). Relatively speaking, that’s not a ton of dough. However, the band made many millions with song downloads and a record deal, so don’t weep for their plight.

The Upside of Blogs:

You can set up a blog for free, through blogger.com, or you can pay someone to set it up and maintain it. But why do that, at least before it’s a hit? Do it yourself and all you need is an internet connection and a computer.

Blogging Vs YouTube Channel
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The perfect blog appeals to readers, advertisers and sponsors alike. And remember, no one visits a blog by accident (well,  almost no one!) so you know that whomever is reading yours is there for a reason, and that’s what advertisers,  etc., are looking for.

You can sell products and merchandise, too, and because you control it, no one can take it down because of low readership, or for any other reason. You are the master of your domain, so to speak!

As we mentioned, the time may come that you want to have both a blog and a You Tube channel. But we think, and the research agrees, that the potential for making a lot of money rests more fully, and more easily, with a blog.

Unless you’re Kim Kardashian pitching exercise gear or lipstick, videos are a tougher sell in this over-filmed and photographed world. Do your research, settle on a message, plan your content, and get ready to launch the perfect blog!

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