The term “blogging” may be familiar to you. But, in India, what does blogging’s future hold? The term “blogging” refers to writing about a specific topic with the purpose to publish on one’s website to educate others.
Blogging is getting more and more hype day by day. And India is one of those countries from where amazing blogging talent is rising.
In 2020, according to a survey, there was a total of 10,000 bloggers in India from which 5000 actively and regularly post content on their websites.
Is it possible to make a living by blogging in India? Is Blogging a Lucrative Business?
All of the questions above have a yes answer. But how does this happen? Everything about blogging in India will be explored in this post, as well as the future of blogging in the next decade.
So, Let’s start,
1. Beginning of Blogging in India
Although blogging has been there since the advent of the Internet in the early 90’s, in India, it really became popular only after 2005.
In 2003, Google Adsense program was launched, and within two years every publisher (or a blogger) started incorporating Adsense ads into their blogs.
You get paid for every click. Bloggers were quick to realize the full potential of this program. Hence, in coming years, the blogosphere expanded so rapidly that every new blogger wanted to integrate Adsense program into his/her blog.
Earlier most of the bloggers used to write about either “making money online” or technology. These bloggers were usually young men between the age of 21 years and 25 years.
By the end of 2010, across India, the number of bloggers ran in thousands. Today, it is going to be ten times more.
So blogging in India has always followed an upward trajectory.
2. The Rise of Blogging in India (During COVID-19 Pandemic)
All major industries and enterprises were put on lockdown last year, as you are all aware. Consequently, the vast majority of the population was at home. If everyone was to sit at home doing nothing, more than half of the population of India must have gone poor at the end of the pandemic.
But the youth and many adults took to the internet and started earning via Bloggers, YouTubing, and other online platforms.
India is known for the high intelligence of its youth in almost every sector of life. People are incredibly intelligent. They took to the internet and started their own blogs showing their life and creating a bond with their audience which helped thousands of Indians to get past the difficult times of the pandemic.
Blogging is a wonderful opportunity. The future of blogging in India is evolving, as I previously stated. This is something that the future requires, and if you have mastered it, you may make a lot of money by dedicating at least 5-6 hours to your website. So, if you’re considering creating a blog, get started now.
If you have a job but are unhappy with your pay, you can start blogging as a side business. Starting a blog has the advantage of generating passive income.
Which enables you to have a better quality of life and realize your ambitions. In India, blogging has a bright future.
3. How Much Bloggers Earned in India?
In India, there are many high-quality bloggers are living as well as beginners are also present. It depends on the effort you put into the blogging platform. There are as young as 14 years old earning 1000 USD and those who are earning just 300-400$ per month.
Indian bloggers are earning as much as 10,000$ per month, which means Blogging in India is getting common and people are using this platform as their full-time business.
4. Career and Future Prospects of Blogging
Can blogging be a viable career option?
The answer is yes. Blogging is here to stay. In fact, it is going to grow in coming years. Take one example; Google pays billions of dollars ($5 billion) to various publishers (bloggers) around the world every year.
Google needs quality content so that people can read and buy products by clicking on those ads. Google can’t create so much quality content on their own, and hence they need your support.
In return, Google is willing to pay you handsomely through its Adsense program.
So prospects for blogging are great, and you can definitely think of taking a plunge.
5. How Much Can You Earn?
It depends! Your income will depend upon how good of a blogger you are.
In India, a blogger can earn anything between $100 and $10,000 per month. On an average, a typical blogger earns around $300 – $400 a month.
However, if the blogger is more experienced, then he/she can earn up to $3000+ also. Celebrity bloggers in India earn between $20,000 and $30,000 a month.
Most of the bloggers are average bloggers who are earning $500 – $1000.
Only a few bloggers are earning between $5000 and $10,000 a month. And this income is way more than what an average engineer earns in India.
As far as celebrity bloggers are concerned, then they are very rare.
So earning potential from blogging is unlimited.
6. What are the advantages of blogging?
Blogging gives you freedom
Blogging is a type of work that you can accomplish from anywhere at any time. It will also allow you to consider different options. When it comes to blogging, all you have to do is devote 5-6 hours per day to your blog. You can do whatever you want, spend time with your family, and so on at other times.
Simply writing every day can help you enhance your writing skills. You can read other blogs and create your own on the internet, which can help you discover your mistakes and work on them, improving your writing skills daily.
Ability to Communicate
To learn something new, you watch TED lectures and podcasts. The second benefit you obtained is the ability to communicate. You will learn how to correctly respond to what you say and which words to use in dialogue.
The effect will appear in your blog. It will display the standard personality of your website if you have the ability to speak nicely with others.
Increase your knowledge
Blogging broadens your knowledge by requiring you to conduct extensive studies on the topics about which you will be writing a blog. Your knowledge and creativity will both grow as a result of your investigation.
How you present the blog on a web page is really important. You’ll discover a wealth of new information. Each day, your understanding will expand.
Make new contacts
You can make friends via blogging. You build a following, and your blog helps you do so. You write for the people, and the people who read your blog will help to develop it. You keep up with them in a healthy way. On social networking sites, you establish friends with people you have never met in person.
You can meet new individuals through blogging. As a result, you and the reader gain credibility. You publish blogs, which aid in increasing traffic to your articles.
Extra source of income
Blogging allows you to make extra cash. Many bloggers make a lot of money from their blogs. You can profit from your website in a variety of ways. AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Brand Promotions, and other similar methods are used. You must do handwork at first and keep a consistent schedule.
There is no boss
You are in charge of your own destiny when it comes to blogging. You don’t have to obey any laws or regulations because you’re not working for anyone.
You are the site’s owner, and you can complete tasks like you want. You are not obligated to seek permission from anyone; instead, you have complete authority to make any decision you want.
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The most efficient way to learn digital marketing is to practice it, and starting a blog is the best way to get started and practice digital marketing.
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7. Qualities You Need To Have or Learn To Be A Successful Blogger
Now that I have talked about the future scope of blogging in India, but before you start a blog, you should also have some qualities if you want to be a successful blogger. Successful bloggers are not born with the talent, what this means is that successful bloggers are passionate about what they do.
You do not need to have all of the qualities I am going to list below, what matters is that you should be willing to learn and be better (This is a quality in and of itself and I am going to list it below) Don’t wait any longer, here is the list:
- Passion for your subject(Niche)
- Desire to Network
- A desire to keep learning
- A love of Research and Reading
- Creativity (you will develop more of this quality with your desire to learn and be better at what you do)
Are these all the qualities you should have? Absolutely Not! But you can start right here and move along and that is what is good about blogging.
Rome was not built in a day and you cannot suddenly find yourself on top of the ladder (assuming you don’t want to cheat of course).
8. Starting Your Own Blog
Technically starting your own blog wouldn’t be that difficult. Just book a domain name then buy hosting for a year and your site is up and running.
But the challenge would be choosing a niche in which you are going to blog. In India, some of the most popular niches are
- Make Money Online
- Cricket and Bollywood
- Politics and News
While choosing a niche always keep one thing in mind, choose a niche that you know, or you can write about. Never choose a niche just because it is very popular and high in demand.
Creating great content would be a key to your success. Objectivity matters!
The road ahead is going to be quite difficult.
However, you don’t make money by just starting a new site. You make money only when you bring quality traffic to your site.
To bring quality traffic, you not only have to create great content but also learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to rank high in Google search results. SEO helps you to beat your competitors in your niche.
Mr. Prime Minister is giving much attention to Digital India, it appears that India’s blogging future is bright and secure. He is the world’s first prime minister to focus on digital marketing making the student’s hunt for part-time blogging and other online jobs easier.
Blogging takes a long time. One must maintain a high level of performance, patience, and dedication. The most important part is to show that you are interested in blogging.
To wrap up everything, I would say that India’s future in Blogging will be worth billions of dollars and that’s for sure. Young ones are getting more creative and linking e-commerce with their blogs generating a dreamy revenue in return for themselves. And I know with each passing year, the future of Blogging in India will only get brighter.
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Arkanul Haque, An IT Engineer, working with various technology since 2016, has a keen interest in content creation.
He is very much interested in sharing his little experience of Student and Corporate Life with Students through This Blog.
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