Many writers and bloggers are faced with a hard decision to make: Should they blog for other websites and be paid per article or should they blog for their own website and monetize it through affiliate programs and ad networks?
Blogging for Others – Pros and Cons
When blogging for other companies, you will often get paid per word or per article. This is very important for many bloggers, because they, like everyone else, need to make a living. If they get paid $50 per article and need $500 a week, they can write ten blog posts. If they need more money, they can write more articles.
The cons of blogging for others is that at the end of the day, you are working for someone else. You are working to advance someone else’s website. Listen. If they pay you $50 a post, they are obviously making more than a $50 profit from that post.
Why not set up your own website and make all the money?
Blogging for Yourself — Pros and Cons
The pros of blogging for yourself is that once your blog has a nice amount of traffic, you can earn large amounts of passive income, meaning that even if you take a day or two off from work, you can still be earning money from your blog. Another pro is that you do not have to put up with editors and criticism of your work, and you never have to write about drab topics that you have no interest in.
The cons are that it takes a lot of writing, blogging, promoting, and working on your traffic until you will earn a reasonable income. However, if I may say, it is probably worth it in the end.