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blog vs vlog: blogging or vlogging is better for earning

blog vs vlog: blogging or vlogging is better for earning

Hello everyone and welcome to a new post for this post. This is probably the last post for this month. And I want to talk about an interesting topic. It’s about blog vs vlog and which blogging or vlogging can earn you better. By the end of this post, you will be able to decide which one to choose. Also, how can you use both to earn money at the same time?

You will learn much more about this. If you find it helpful. Please make sure to share it with a friend because I would appreciate it a lot and means a lot to me. I’m going to share information about vlogs and blogs. Also, the difference in content and which one is the best for you.

blog vs vlog: blogging or vlogging is better for earning

I’m sure many of us already know both. However, I’m going to mention this guide on video content and written content. This is something I struggled to decide on. But because my passion was for blogging more. That is what made me continue to be a blogger and I’ve made some videos before as well with some of my friends. Therefore, I know a lot about both and even I kept track of every update on both blogging, vlogging terms, and updates.

If your passion is one of them, that is great. It would be easy for you to know which one to choose. I remember some people said you can’t make money from blogging because it’s dead. However, they said you can make money from YouTube and video content. Well, I’m assuming it’s easy to say that because videos are more entertaining and found by many people than blogs.

Q: Can you explain to me what blogging and vlogging are?

A: If you have this question. Well, I’m glad to explain to you more. Blogging is writing and publishing written content. Vlogging is a term for making video content and sharing it on video-sharing platforms such as YouTube, and Dailymotion. Both ways can make money and they are fun to do but what you should choose? Keep reading to know the answer. Both need content creation for sure.

I would to mention some good quotes that can help you in the journey. Since both need content and these are content creations related quotes

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. By Sarah Cardwell

Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first. By H. Jackson Brown


Please know vlogging is video content when using the camera to record yourself. Either talking or doing life stuff. I know there are many video content types. And I was confused as well to determine what is a vlog and what is not. However, I used to hear people saying I will make a vlog today.

It used to be so famous that so many huge YouTubers were uploading daily but now it’s less than before. I will mention the main difference between the blog and the vlog. Especially, what makes the most money when you are looking for a way to make money and make a living out of it.

Note: At the end of this post, I will mention the common things that are required for both. No matter what you do, these are common things you need to have them. That can help you with your journey and be ready before you struggle a lot in the stages of your growth.


Blogging two girl and a boy
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I’m going to break it down to make it easier for you to understand both. And I will start with blogging since it’s my passion and something that I loves doing. Well, before you know the difference between the two. You need to know what you need to get started. As it’s a big part of the first steps.

  • You will need to have a website

This can be obvious to everyone that blogging will require a website. And you need to make sure that you have a good website. Because nowadays is one of most important requirement. Ensure to develop or find good templates which can people find easy to navigate through. The website contains content and topics to talk about, are blogs.

Websites for blogs. blog vs vlog
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  • Write High-quality content for your audience

Having a blog as a hobby is not required to have high-quality content. However, making the most money will require you to write high-quality content. Especially, nowadays there are many blogs and many just starting their journey as bloggers. So, make sure to pay attention to this.

As these are two main things to have to earn money. There are many small and extra things that can help you to earn more money using blogging. However, I could talk about that in another separate post. I’m going to focus mainly on the differences between the two. I can answer questions if you have one.

I could go on and on about this. And I have many posts about this and even YouTube videos. Which can help you to make money making video content. But the list above I just mentioned are a few things that are necessary to help you with your blogging journey.


Girl editing on a laptop
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When talking about vlogs and making video content. You need to have a few things to help you make content. And you need to know what content makes the most money. I will come to the main difference between both. However, I need to mention what you need for earning money from vlogging.

  • Make sure to have set up properly channel

Well, thinking to start earning money? You will need a channel and I’m talking about YouTube. Because that’s the only way many people use to make money from video content. And although it’s free you will need to make money from your videos. Therefore, you will need to be patient.

YouTube channel. blog vs vlog
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  • High-quality videos and over 10 minutes

This is one of the differences between the both. Blogging vlogging has many differences things. But blogging will require written content. You will need to make sure to have good videos. There is another thing in vlogging that you will need and that would be videos over 10 minutes.

  • Have good editing skills

At least nowadays, it’s easy for bloggers to edit written content using tools like Grammarly. However, video content needs your editing skills to make really good vlogs. And you need to learn how to edit. I’m not sure if there are any AI right now that can help you to edit good videos.

Read more content on the blog:

Awesome guide on when can I monetize on YouTube!

Making money from video content also requires additional things and tools. I will mention them to you. However, I highly recommend that you look more and do thorough research about it. Because that would be worth it. Something that you need to have good quality content.

  • Focus on SEO and using TubeBuddy
  • Have good editing videos tools
  • Understand the monetization for YouTube.
  • Collaborate with people to grow an audience (this work with blogging as well)

As this post is not only about making money on YouTube. The list above does help you with growing your channel and help you to earn money. Especially, SEO nowadays is very important. Therefore, you need to make sure to focus on optimizing. You might think it’s only for blogging but also for vlogging as well.

blog vs vlog and the difference in earning money

Here is the important part of this post. You will need to know this before you decide to focus on blogging or vlogging. Because it’s important to know them. As they will help you to achieve your goal which is earning money. Although both can earn money here is the difference.


  • You have more than two ways to earn money (ad networks, sponsorships, affiliates, selling products)
  • Optimization for increasing earnings is not limited
  • More control over ads and placement
  • Variety of payment methods for bloggers
  • The threshold to start earning money can be used due to many ad networks)

I know there are more but the most important ones are what I mentioned. And this is not to mention blogging is better than vlogging or the opposite way. However, this just allows you to know more about both ways and earn the most money from either way that you decide to do. The first part of the blog vs vlog and things about blogging.

Affiliate blog making money.
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  • Not many ways to earn money (One ad network (Adsense), sponsorships, affiliates, selling products)
  • Editing to increase earnings is limited to impossible
  • Not much control over ads and placement
  • The threshold to make money is not as easy

Here is vlogging and not to mention you have to wait if you want to earn from the ad network. However, if you are starting for affiliate or sponsorship. You may start earning money from that and make it your way of living. As you can see the difference between the two and you can decide.

YouTube making money. blog vs vlog
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You can earn money making videos such as animated videos, gaming, stream clips, etc… If you don’t want to start a vlogging YouTube channel.

The common things for blog vs vlog

I also want to mention the common things that are required which can be important for you to start earning money. And it’s what needed to get in nowadays updates and terms. So, let’s see what are the common things that any blogger or vlogger will need to earn money.

  1. Make sure to be patient while you work your way
  2. Never start for free if you want to earn money level
  3. You need to have great equipment and tools to help you
  4. Content that pays more can help you to reach your goals

Well, there are also many things that we need to know and it’s common for either blogging or vlogging. These are some of the main things. And hopefully, they can help you in your journey to success in owning a website or YouTube channel. Earning money path is different from doing it as a hobby or passion.

Conclusion of a blog vs vlog: blogging or vlogging is better for earning.

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Thank you so much for reading until this point. Sharing some important points and the main difference between the two. Hopefully, these can help you to decide on your path to earning and working from home using the two ways. You will need to learn more than that. Please don’t forget to share this if you found it helpful.

What do you think of this and what is your opinion? I would love to know what you guys think and see these two ways of making money.

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Monday 20th of February 2023

Thank you so much for breaking it up for us. There is so much information to learn. For now, I'm still learning about blogging and am kind of confortable. At the moment, I dont have the guts yet for vlogging hehehe. I really liked the 2 quotes you used also.

Fransic verso

Monday 20th of February 2023

I appreciate you reading and commenting. Thank you for your lovely feedback!

True Self Growth

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

i think blogging takes much work than vlogging. but vlogging is also scarier at first.

Fransic verso

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Yeah, but both can different work and might be heavier than the other one.


Wednesday 8th of February 2023

Absolutely, I can't agree more. Both have equal places.

Fransic verso

Friday 10th of February 2023

Thank you so much!

Komal Singh

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

This was such an informative post- thanks for sharing! I think you can earn similar amounts of money both ways.

Fransic verso

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

I appreciate you reading and commenting on it. Thank you for reading!


Saturday 4th of February 2023

I enjoyed reading your breakdown of the difference between blogging and vlogging and how you can make money with them. Depending on your audience, how you want to reach them, and your goals, either could work for you. I thought about vlogging, and I may look into that one day!

Fransic verso

Monday 6th of February 2023

I'm glad you enjoyed reading about it. Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!