Today having a computer with an Internet connection is a normal thing because we are living in a modern world. Everyday many people, especially the teenagers are diverting towards blogging. Why?? There is one and only reason – to make some quick bucks. Whole day they surf the net and at some point they come across a story of the top Probloggers who makes 5-6 figure from his blog. By seeing this, the teenagers are lured towards blogging as they think they too will make money the same way.
A brief intro of Gambling.
“Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period” – WikiPedia
What’s Blogging ???
How is Blogging and Gambling connected???
Blogging and Gambling both are connected in the monetary requirements. Both of them demands some starting investment, and both can give you monetary benefits at the end. But do you think blogging is just another form of gambling?? Let’s take a look at some key points.
1) Monetary investments :- If you start a blog, you won’t be needing to invest any money in it. Your blog will be up within minutes and no money. But with blogger, you will be restricted on many aspects. So if you want to take up blogging professionally, then you should start a WordPress blog. But to start a WordPress blog, you need to invest money. Here are some of the aspects where you need to put money.
#1. Domain name.
To start a blog, you must have a unique domain name. You have to shell out some bucks to get a custom domain. The cost is not high, around $10 for a year, but still you put money in it.
After you have your domain, you need a space to host it. So you will have to buy hosting for your blog. There are many popular hosting companies providing reliable hosting at affordable rates, like around $50 a year or maybe less.
#3. The Design.
Now that you have both, a domain and hosting, your blog is ready. Now all you need is a perfect design. There are many free themes available, but as such themes are used by thousands out there, the uniqueness will lack. So you will need to hire a professional to design it or buy a premium theme and do the tweaks to the design to give your blog a unique feeling.
The above three points are important to start a blog, so it cannot be considered as some thing like gambling. But there are some other costs that many impatient so-called bloggers bear. Let’s see such unnecessary costs.
#. Buying high PR links :-
In order to gain a high Pagerank, many new bloggers take a turn in this direction. But the thing the don’t know is that the so-called high PR link packages are actually low PR links; and in the next penguin or Panda update, his blog will be wiped off, thus losing every money he spent.
#. Spending money on courses :-
This is another thing that many bloggers spend their money on. They see the ads of video courses or free weekly courses within cheap rates, from less known sites. These all thing are just shit and nothing else. If you want to do a course, you have to shell out a large sum not anything mediocre.
2) Addiction quotient :-
Gambling is addictive so is blogging. A blogger will feel uneasy if he hasn’t logged in to his blog for even about 2-3 hours. So is a gambler. A gambler will not be able to pass his day without playing the gamble.
But blogging is a nice addiction (personal feeling). Blogging is something that helps you grow but gambling is something that helps you destroy yourself and the ones around you. But note that, the addiction towards blogging is good till some point, beyond which it can prove harmful.
How Gambling is related to Blogging?? Is it Really??
The three points I mentioned above about the domain, hosting and design are the required investments; but the two points like buying links and all that, you can connect them with gambling. Its the similar concept, you use money to get the double amount.
This is the only thing where blogging can be considered as gambling. Otherwise if you are spending your money on buying genuine stuff, then you are a blogger and not a gambler; but if you spend your parents’ hard earned cash on foolish things, then you are a jerk. (No Hard feelings)
I hope that the above article would prove useful to you all. There is nothing like gambling in blogging, but it’s just that some people spend irrelevant money and they don’t get any monetary return and finally in frustration they dub people as scammers.
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