Blogging in India as a career is growing at a very high speed but the biggest question is whether blogging will be known as a career option in Indian society.
There are many people in India who do part-time blogging but they won’t understand what it takes to be a full-time blogger in Indian society.
In this article, I will share some fun facts and bitter truth about working from home in Indian society.
Blogging in India is not considered as a full-time job. In fact, online work from home is considered a part-time job and not a full-time job. This is due to computer illiteracy and the generation gap.
Let’s look at some of the facts about why professional blogging in India is still not considered a full-time job.
- Working from home is not for everyone:
If a person works from home in India is always considered a part-time job, and he is earning only a passive income and if a young person (age between 23-35) working from home is unacceptable in Indian society. While we can say that we don’t care about society or about what people think, truth is that at the end of the day it does matter to most of us. And if it doesn’t matter to you, it matters to the people connected to you.
- Explaining blogging to people is hard:
I’ve been a professional blogger for about 5 to 6 months, and many people have asked me what I do for a living! When I tell them that I’m a blogger, I can see the confused faces asking “What is blogging ??”
If I manage to explain blogging, the next question becomes “Do you really make money from blogging??”
Many times I end up answering about my work by saying “I create websites.” I’m sure I’m not the only one explaining away my profession in this way out of frustration.
One thing to blame for the ignorance that exists related to my work and other Internet-based work, it would be the Indian education system which is limited to textbook education rather than practical application.
Bringing about a change in Indian society with blogging:
In the event that you know about my style of blogging, you are likely anticipating that I should give an answer or workaround to the issues noted previously. Further, if you’re reading this article, you are one of the brilliant personalities of India’s future, and you hold the ability to achieve genuine change in Indian culture, (or any nation in which you dwell).
Invite your friends, relatives or other individuals you know who need work and instruct them about blogging or other online work. Tell them that blogging is not just about writing poetry or your midnight thoughts, but, yet it’s an approach to bring work and change for you and for others. You can also earn good passive revenue from blogging, and you never know when your thoughts may end up being next huge thing.
Tell people that not only will they have the chance to teach and change society, but also they have the chance to become famous.
Show them the money:
Blogging is fun and intriguing, and if individuals knew about the way that money can be produced using blogging, it would uplift the interest around blogging for sure.
Many professional bloggers from India are making up to 1-10 lakh every month from blogging alone, which is equal to two to three years of income for a software engineer!
Note for our American friends:
- 1 Indian lakh = 100,000 rupees
- 1 lakh = 100,000 rupees = 1,579.20 American dollars
- 10 lakh = 1,000,000 rupees = 15,792.05 American dollars
There are many indian professional bloggers who are currently earning up to 1500-15,000 Dollars PER MONTH from blogging.
There are ad networks like Google AdSense which are easy to use and can help you to start earning passive income.
Corporations are also taking blogging seriously:
I have already told that how many social media has changed society and the role of social shopping in consumer decision-making. There is no doubt that blogs are influential in the decision-making process of their readers. For this reason, many PR organizations are considering blogging important now, and they draw in with bloggers with an end goal to extend their plans of action.
Mobile companies like Nokia and Samsung are working closely with bloggers to get the word out about their products, and this is working out very well for them.
Understanding the significance, many large companies are currently setting up separate budgets for engagements and events around blogging. In fact, many of them also hold separate events for bloggers apart from press events.
Here are some observations from my experience:
- Males are currently more active in the Indian blogosphere.
- Females start blogging, but very few of them continue it for long.
- A majority of Indian blogs involve the technology niche.
- A major problem with the Indian blogosphere is a lack of initial funding and adequate direction.
- College students and the age group from 16-25 are very active in the blogging world.
In nutshell, the blogging industry is booming, but what is missing is direction. You and I together can bring about great change. The most significant changes in human history have long begun in a small room. Let that room be us!
This is my perspective. If you would like to add your thoughts to this discussion, please feel free to do so via the comments section below!
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