The number of bloggers in Nepal is increasing. We can find blogs in different niches like technology, photography, and the Nepali culture. It is good to see the growth of blogging in Nepal.
But there are still many people who do not know how to start a blog in Nepal. Even though they want to start, they are not able to do so. There are several reasons for that—lack of skills, laziness to learn, inconsistency, etc.
Starting a successful blog is easier said than done. It takes a lot of hard work, patience, and consistency. You can only achieve success if you start and stay consistent. Starting a blog does not matter as much as sticking around long enough.
Even though blogging in Nepal is growing, we can hardly find good blogs in Nepal. It is not that there are no good blogs at all. There are some fantastic blogs.
But the majority of the bloggers are struggling to make it out there as a blogger. As we said, they either lack blogging skills or are just unwilling to make an effort. They struggle with stuff like setting up a website and getting enough traffic to their blogs.
All this said, there is still one question that remains, and that is: Is blogging worth it in Nepal?
One Year Of Blogging in Nepal
Our writers here at NepBloggers have had a good experience in blogging. Let us see what you can expect after one year of blogging in Nepal.
Firstly, blogging success depends on several factors like:
- Number of articles you write
- Proper use of SEO
- The amount of traffic you get on your blog
- The length of your articles
- Keyword research for your articles
- Monetization strategies
We will answer all of these questions and share one of our writers’ experiences with you after a year of blogging experience.
1. How many articles did you write?
I published 63 articles in the first year of blogging.
2. Did you use SEO correctly?
I used SEO in only a few of my articles.
3. How much traffic did you get on your blog?
My blog had 800 – 1000 page views per month on average.
4. On average, how long were your articles?
I wrote both long and short articles. On average, my articles were about 900 – 1200 words long.
5. Did you conduct keyword research for your articles?
I did not conduct any keyword research, except for a few (1-3) articles.
6. Did you monetize your blog? How much did you earn?
Yes, I monetized my blog with Google Adsense. But my earnings were significantly low. My blog hardly made $1 per month.
His blog did reasonably well for one year of blogging. Writing 63 articles in the first year of blogging is good. Maybe if he wrote more, things would have been different.
He used SEO in only a few of his articles. He could have done better here. Using SEO strategies is very important for blogging success. He has seen a lot of difference in the performance of articles with and without SEO. The ones with SEO performed well in terms of traffic.
Getting a thousand pageviews is suitable for a new blogger. But the views should be increasing every month as you keep publishing new posts. Again, SEO plays a significant factor here. The use of on-page and off-page SEO strategies is crucial. It is also essential to use backlinks to get more views.
Blogging experts recommend writing long articles. According to research, 3,000 – 10,000 words articles get more shares. Since his articles were only 900 – 1200 words on average, he could have done better in this area. You should at least go for 1,500 – 2,000 words to rank better on Google.
Like SEO, keyword research is equally important. Among the 63 articles, he only did keyword research for a few of them. This, again, is not good for blogging success.
Lastly, his blog earnings were significantly low. Google typically pays $1 for 1,000 page views. But it varies on CPC and other factors. However, earnings usually depend on traffic. More views bring more income. Had he worked on increasing his page views, he might have made better earnings from his blog.
Is Blogging Worth it in Nepal?
So, is blogging worth it in Nepal? In our article, 6 Things You Should Know Before Starting A Blog In Nepal, we said it is essential to know your blogging purpose. What is your purpose in starting a blog? It is:
- to share your ideas, thoughts, information, or skills with people?
- to help other people by teaching them something of value?
- for personal branding?
- to track your life’s happenings?
- to grow your business?
- just for fun?
- to improve your personal skills?
- to make money?
The worth of your blog will depend on its purpose. If you want to start a blog just for fun, it is worth it because you will love sharing your ideas, experiences, and thoughts. Also, if your purpose is to track your life’s happenings, there isn’t much problem there. However, if you want to grow your business or make money, you need to be more serious about it.
To make your blog worth it, you have to be hard-working, patient, and consistent. From our writer’s experiences, you must have known what you should and should not do to succeed as a blogger within a year.
The first year of blogging is just the beginning. It tests your skills, knowledge and tells you whether it is what you want to do.
Remember this: If you stay longer, it will surely pay. It is only a matter of how much you want it. Even if you failed in your first blog, do not get disappointed. We can tell you this: You will learn something from it. This we can guarantee.
To answer our main question, blogging in Nepal is worth it if you make it worth it. If you do not focus on the outcomes like views, income, engagements, etc., and keep doing what you love, it will pay off sooner or later. But if you start focusing on these things instead of making quality content, you will feel that blogging is not worth it. And soon, you will quit.
If blogging is what you want to do, go for it. If it is your passion, then it will surely be worth it. But if you want to do it for other reasons like earning a lot of money, you are sure to be disappointed.
The most important thing to remember in blogging is learning. There are so many things to learn. Further, you need to focus on quality content and not get driven by other factors like views, income, and engagements.
Your only job is to create content. If you love doing it despite not having everything at first, you will make it. If you are persistent in following your passion, you are sure to find success as a blogger.