Do I start a blog or start a Youtube channel? The questions most commonly asked on Quora. Should I start a blog or start a Youtube channel and why?
In my own opinion, you should aim to have both. Both platforms complement each other in a way that you can cross-promote. When you start a blog or Youtube channel you can earn passive income from attention from the content. Content is always king and is still true up to this day. Aim that the content you put out has a balance of high quality and is easy to produce that way it can be sustainable.
What Is a Good Niche For My Blog or Channel?
The beautiful thing about starting a blog or Youtube channel is that your topic can be just about anything. Do not worry if you are not an expert and are only a beginner, your topic can be about what you are learning. If you are a professional – a doctor, a nurse, a housewife, a baker, a gardener, etc. Topics related to those fields are a good source for the content material.
It helps if you are passionate about the topic that way you can produce some amazing original content. Additionally, get creative and start sharing your content with the world.
Do I need an Adsense Account?
An Adsense account is needed for ads to be displayed on your blog or Youtube channel. Before you apply you should be eligible to display ads on your blog or channel.
Your Youtube earnings will be shown in your Youtube Analytics Revenue on Youtube Studio. Every month between the 10th and 14th of the month the Youtube earnings will be added to your Adsense balance (schedule may vary per region)
Check Google Adsense Program policies to be sure your content adheres to these policies.
Is there a cost to getting started in blogging or creating a Youtube channel?
Both platforms can be started without upfront investments. If you look at Blogger, both are Google products and totally free, all you need is a Google account.
Before you can start earning on Youtube you need to have at least 4000 hours of views within a year and 1000 subscribers then you can get accepted to Youtube Partner Program. Check this detailed post on how to earn passive income from Youtube. Ads will be shown on your videos and you would get a commission when users click on the ads or get a certain amount of views.
If you go with a Blogger account, you get free a *.blogspot.com subdomain. As long as your content is original, authoritative, and of high quality, you can apply for Adsense and you would get approved. A code snippet is inserted on your blog and it can display ads. You earn commissions from impressions and if visitors click on the ad.
Wrapping it up
You can’t go wrong with either starting a blog or starting a Youtube channel. Regardless of medium either in writing or videos. You would learn a lot from this journey and would have setbacks. If you keep at it and be consistent you would see results in the end. Enjoy the process of creating content and learn from setbacks.