Should you start a Blog or an YouTube Channel…

Well folks, welcome to CCB, in this post let us have a look at pros and cons of starting a blog and creating an YouTube channel.

Let us begin with BLOG, the first beautiful thing about blog is that, it lets you to share your ideas with the world, this pro is common to both blog and YouTube channel. The second awesome thing about blog is, it allows you to earn money via advertisements, products etc. The third cool thing about blog is that, it allows you to be anonymous if you wish to be unknown. You can share your ideas via a pen name. However, if you wish to share your personal info with your readers, you can use it as a mode to stay more connected with them. Your blog can be used as a medium to drive followers to your Instagram, Facebook etc. The next amazing thing about blogging is that you can turn it into a profitable hobby or if you wish to be a full time blogger, you can turn it into a full time job.

Let us now have a look at the cons of blogging. In the previous paragraph I mentioned about monetizing your blog. Well monetizing your blog wouldn’t fetch you much money unless you have many thousands of visitors reading your blog. The second con is that blogging isn’t as easy as it sounds. Writing blog posts are time consuming. The third con is driving traffic. Blogs take the route that it less taken when compared to YouTube channel. Getting readers to view your blog is much difficult than driving traffic to your YouTube channel. People usually prefer watching a cool video than reading a lengthy post. The next con is blogs are competitive. There are millions of blogs on the internet which often belong to the same niche, getting your blog to stand out among them requires lot of talent and hard work. Another con of blog is that when your readers have subscribed to your blog via email, they read your posts on email, which means that they do not go to your website to read the post. Blogging platforms do not usually advertise via email, at the time of writing this post. This means that you don’t make any money on advertisements, when people don’t go to your website.

Let us now move to YouTube channel. YouTube too has similar pros like blog but in addition there are some other pros YouTube has, that blogs do not have. YouTube is a platform that drives millions of visitors to its platform unlike blog platforms. It is easy to go viral on YouTube than on blog platforms. Another pro about YouTube is that when a person watches your video, there is a high chance that she or he might watch other videos on your channel and even subscribe. This doesn’t happen that often in blog, unless you have related posts on, on your blog or if your reader has subscribed to your blog via email. The next pro is that creating an YouTube channel is absolutely free, whereas getting a custom domain and running a blog requires money. Another pro of YouTube channel is that it is easier to build a fan base and gain their trust, since they are able to hear your voice and see your face. This fan base can be used to generate traffic to your website and YouTube can also be used as a sales funnel. For example, you can teach cooking recipes on YouTube and later drive your fan base to buy your cookbook on your website. Or you can teach some course for free on YouTube and later get your fan base to buy your teaching lessons or get memberships on your website.

The cons of YouTube is, editing and rendering videos is a time consuming process. People who are not comfortable on camera may not find YouTube as their cup of tea. However, there are other methods like animation etc. where one can make YouTube videos without being on the camera. The next con is YouTube like blog, too is competitive. However, people prefer to watch multiple videos on the same topic on YouTube, if the quality of your videos are good, then you can overcome competition with ease. On a relative scale YouTube is less competitive than blog.

Before we head to the conclusion, there is one more pro that I missed out on YouTube and that pro is you can monetize your videos on YouTube through ad and YouTube also pays for views. If you have good amount of subscribers who watch your videos, then you can make significant amount of money and you can also turn your profitable hobby into a fulltime job.

Well these were some pros and cons of blog and YouTube. I assume that this post was helpful to you. In the end it is your choice whether you want to start a blog or create an YouTube channel. If you prefer writing over video making, then go for a blog or if you prefer making videos over writing then create an YouTube channel.

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THE SPREAD OF INDUSTRIALIZATION OUTSIDE ENGLAND

The spread of industrialization in Europe, outside England was witnessed in the first half of the nineteenth century. The industrial revolution after Britain spreaded to the countries like Belgium, Germany, France, U.S. etc. The British government initially prohibited the export of machinery, manufacturing technology, skilled workers to the other countries. But the technologies were spreaded by the newly appointed British officers due to lucrative offers offered to them. Smuggling the secrets to other countries was another mode through which industrialization spread outside England. Thus, by the middle of the nineteenth century industrialization spread to countries outside England.

After England, the first country of Europe to witness industrialization was Belgium. The favourable condition in Belgium for industrialization was, geographical proximity to Britain, traditional industry of textiles was flourishing, availability of coal and iron ore and establishment of constitutional monarchy under the king.

France and Germany also witnessed the industrialization in the nineteenth century. The progress of industrialization in these countries was slow in the beginning because, France witnessed a long period of political instability and Germany wasn’t unified till 1871.

Outside Europe industrialization was first witnessed in U.S. After the independence from British colonialism, the industrialization begins but shortage of labour and capital made the progress slow. After the American civil war 1861-1865 the industrialization begins at a faster rate. By 1890s the industrial development in America was faster than any other country. By 1859 mineral oil was discovered in Pennsylvania and in the 1870s in Ohio and Texas. Finally beginning of the 20th century i.e. at the time of the first world war the industrial production of America amounted to 35% of the total world’s output.

The industrial revolution spreaded outside Europe in the Asian countries as well. One of the first Asian nation to witness industrialization was Japan. The Japanese industrial revolution started after the establishment of the new government under the emperor Meiji in 1868. In this context Japanese industrialization had many features which were different from the industrialization of the west such as,

  • The western industries was based on scientific inventions and the discoveries. The west had to develop all the technologies on its own, Japanese started from where the west had already reached in that time. The Japanese scientists used reverse engineering to meet the need of most of the technologies.
  • The industrial region of the west were rich in both coal and iron but Japan on the other hand was poor in these resources and was mainly dependent on import. Therefore, the Japanese heavy industries and machineries were established close to the coast.
  • The western countries had seen agricultural revolution and commercial revolution before industrial revolution. However, this wasn’t the case with Japan.
  • Investment came from colonies and was invested by the large land holders and businessman. However, Japan couldn’t rely on colonies for industrialization.
  • The state played a very important role in the Japanese industrialization. Whereas, in the west it was private sector. The government in Japan built railways, constructed roads and inaugurated land reform program to prepare the country for economic growth and development. It started a new western based education system. The government sent thousands of students to U.S.A. and Europe and hired more than 3000 western scholars to teach modern science, maths,  technology and foreign language in Japan.

Like Japan the industrialization took place in Russia in the second half of the nineteenth century. The defeat of Russia in the Crimean war 1853-56 exposed the empire’s lack of development and urgent need for industrialization. In this context, the Russian monarch Alexander II started the program of reforms in the Russian political and economic system for the promotion of growth with industrialization. In 1870s the Russian government initiated several large scale infrastructure projects. Particularly the construction of Railways. The 1880s saw the emergence of ‘Sergei Witte’, a qualified ecenomists with proven track record of achievement in the Tsarist Bureaucracy. In 1889 Witte was placed in charge of the Russian railway system, where he supervised the planning and construction of France Siberian Railway. By 1892 Britain was ministered for transport, communication and finance. Recognizing the need for capital investment Witte made it easier for the foreigners to invest in the Russian industrial sector. The existing barriers were removed. The foreign investors and companies were offered incentives, if they invested in certain industrial and manufacturing sectors.

By late 1890s the government reforms had a visible impact on the Russian economy. By 1900 the Russian Empire was the fourth largest producer of steel. The Russian industrial sector had progressed more in a decade than it had in the previous century. Its development was so rapid that the economic historians have called it ‘The Great Spurt’.

 

How do Bloggers make Money ?

Hello folks, in this post we’ll take a look at how bloggers make money ? So without further delay, let’s begin…

The first source through which bloggers make money is by advertisements that show up on their blog. These advertisements are usually CPC or CPM ads. CPC refers to Cost per Click. In this mode bloggers make money based on the clicks made on an advertisement. CPM stands for Cost per Mille, in this mode bloggers make money for every thousand advertisement impressions on their blog.

The second mode through which bloggers make money is through Affiliate Marketing. In this mode bloggers register themselves with companies and they place affiliate links on their blog. When readers click on the link and purchase products, a small percent of money goes to the bloggers. The most common affiliate marketing source is Amazon Associates. By registering with Amazon Associates, bloggers can place affiliate links of products sold on Amazon. When readers buy a product by clicking on the affiliate link, a small commission goes to the bloggers and in this process the customers aren’t charged extra.

The third mode by which bloggers make money is by Selling Products. It could be physical products or digital products. An example of physical product is homemade chocolates and an example of digital product is an eBook. Some bloggers run courses and some sell memberships for the courses and make money.

The fourth mode by which bloggers make money is through Sponsored Posts. Companies ask bloggers with huge following to write posts on their products and pay the bloggers for the post. One example of sponsored post is, post on a beauty cream.

The fifth mode by which bloggers make money is via Freelancing i.e. bloggers sign up for temporary or short term contracts with  companies and write posts for the companies, in return bloggers get a payment.

So folks, these were the five ways in which bloggers earn money. See you next time with a different post 🙂