Blogging in India is moving swiftly but the question arises whether it will be considered as the main career option in Indian society. In India, many of you who are part-time bloggers and cannot understand now that what happens to be a full-time blogger in Indian society. In this article, I will share with you some interesting facts, as well as the bitter truth about working from home or blogging in Indian society.
Still, professional blogging in India is not considered the full-time job. In fact, when doing anything online, it is considered a part-time job. This is mainly due to computer illiteracy and the generation gap.
Let us now look at some facts about professional blogging in Indian society.
Working from home is not for everyone:
Whether you accept it or not, Indian society is extremely conservative, and it is always difficult to change the long-lived mindset or beliefs in people or culture. Working from home in India is always considered a part-time job, and it is only considered for passive income. Apart from this, working from home for any young person (23-35) in the Indian society is in a way unacceptable.
Regardless of how much we say, we do not care about what society or people say. But the truth is that most of us do this thing for people. And if it matters to you then it matters to people connected with you too.
Why Internet work in India is never considered the main source of income, one of the most basic reasons is that most of India’s population (68-71%) lives in rural India and there is still not much use of Internet so they didn’t understand the value of online work.
It’s hard for people to explain blogging:
I am a professional blogger for the last many years and maybe people would have asked me more than 100 times what I am doing! When I tell them that I am a blogger, I can see their confused faces asking “What is blogging??”
If I somehow explain to them about blogging then their next question is, “Do I really earn money from blogging?” A few days ago, I was waiting in line at the passport office and at the same time, my conversation about growing and shining Indian future started with a young BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) graduate. I was surprised to know that he did not know anything about how to make money through blogging, internet marketing, or online work. The worst thing is that this is not such alone issue. Most people in India are unaware of the presence of blogs or blogging.
Most of the time, I answer the questions asked about my work by saying, “I am a website developer.” I am quite confident that I am not the only person who is able to explain my profession in such a way due to frustration. If the ignorance related to my work and other internet-based work is present here, if I have to blame someone, then I will do it to the Indian education system, which is limited to textbook education rather than a practical application.
Blogging brings changes in Indian society:
If you are familiar with my blogging style then you might be hoping for a solution or workaround for the above-given problem. Apart from this, if you are reading this article then you are one of the bright minds of India’s future, and you have the power to bring real change in Indian society (or in any country where you live).
Invite all your friends, relatives or other people who need work, and educate them about blogging or other online work. Tell them that blogging does not mean writing about poetry or midnight thoughts, but it is a way of working and bringing changes for you and others. You can also earn a smart passive income from it, and do not know when your ideas change into the next big thing.
Tell the people that they will not only have the opportunity to change and educate society, but they also have the opportunity to earn a name for themselves. They can become part of the process of opening new paths for earning passive income for themselves and others. Here’s an example: Tell your retired army officer relative that he has so far protected his country from its enemies, and now it is time to educate the young future of India by using his knowledge and wisdom!
Start your blog in any niche, in which you can offer information. If you do not like to write then start blogging video! Here is another example of an important method of collaborating in changing the world: Tell your friends who are angry with the rapes of girls on the streets of India, tell them that instead of taking their anger on Facebook, he/she can write a blog on defense! Write an article about what steps the Indian government should take to ensure the safety of women! You have innumerable scopes.
Tell the people you know about the most deadly weapons available to humans: writing.
Show them money:
Whenever I write about blogging, I do not tell about your daily diary blog, but rather to use my blog to earn money. As we all know, money is one of the biggest motivational forces because everyone needs money. Blogging is fun and interesting. If people find out that money can be made from blogging, it will definitely boost their interest. Many professional bloggers in India only earn 10 million per month from blogging. And that is equivalent to two to three years of software engineers!
So there are professional bloggers in India who are currently earning 1500-15,000 dollar PER MONTH from blogging only. In fact, no one can say that blogging is not a good profession!
Back to your starting point:
There are ad networks like Google AdSense, which are easy to use and can help you earn passive income.
Corporations are also taking blogging seriously:
How much social media has changed society and we have already discussed the role of social shopping in consumer decision-making. There is no doubt that blogs are very effective in the decision-making process of their readers. Because of this, many PR companies are taking blogging seriously now. They are engaging with bloggers in an effort to increase their business models. Mobile companies like Micromax and Samsung are working with bloggers to promote their products. This is proving to be very beneficial for them. Understanding the importance of inbound marketing, most big companies are now preparing separate budgets for engagements and events in relation to blogging.
In fact, many of them also hold separate programs for bloggers in addition to press events.
Based on my experience here I have done some observations:
- Males in the Indian blogosphere are much more active at this time.
- Females start blogging, but only a few of them can continue it for a long time.
- Most Indian blogs are related to technology niche.
- The main problem of the Indian blogosphere is the lack of initial funding and adequate direction.
- College students and people 16-25 years old are extremely active in the blogging world.
There are many forums like BlogAdda and Indiblogger, who are working very hard to create a community for Indian bloggers. And they are also working to connect corporations with Indian bloggers.
In essence, the blogging industry is growing fast but there is a lack of direction in it. You and I can bring together big changes together. The most important changes in human history were started in a small room. Let’s make that room!
This is my way of thinking.
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