Have you ever wondered which is more lucrative between blogging and Amazon Kindle Publishing?
I’ve always wondered so too, that is why I started Kindle publishing as well as a blog, so I can actually know for a fact which of them is better.
So, you’re not alone if you are just starting out and looking for opinions on which online business to start.
Firstly both Kindle publishing and blogging are both publishing businesses, so you’ll need some writing skills and how to use several publishing tools and platforms.
That said, let’s compare and contrast between starting Amazon Kindle publishing business or launching a blog, to know which is more lucrative.
Blogging vs KDP: Ease of Start-up
The first point of concern is, which is easier to start?
You don’t want to start a business that gets you struggling just to put one and two together.
You want a business that you can actually start with what you have and just grow from there.
In my opinion, Kindle publishing is way easier than starting a blog. All you have to do is have a KDP account, write, design your book cover, and click publish!
Blogging on the other hand is more complex. First you have to buy a suitable domain name, then pay for website hosting, then learn how to use your blogging platform, then write, then do SEO, then do more of a whole lot of things that you didn’t plan for. Lol.
Blogging is hard! Way harder than Amazon Kindle Publishing.
Blogging vs KDP: Ease of Earning
Making money online is definitely not difficult, but by no means is it a simple process.
You could make money online with blogging and KDP, but one is definitely easier to make money than the other.
For the avoidance of doubt, making money on KDP is way easier than making money with a blog.
You could start making money on KDP right from day one even if you’re a complete newbie. All you have to do is write and publish a book.
Not so with blogging.
Even though it is possible to make money from day one with a blog, I’d say only 1% of bloggers achieve that, and they have to spend money in adverts or leverage an audience built elsewhere, such as social media.
On the average, it takes about six months to make your first $1 with a blog. And guess what? Even by that time, the majority of bloggers have not even made that $1.
So, if you’re looking to quickly earn money online, Amazon KDP will help you achieve that more than a blog would.
Blogging vs KDP: Money-making Opportunities
So, how many ways can you make money with either a blog or Amazon KDP?
Well, with KDP, you can only make money via book sales and KENP reads, which is your earnings determined from how many pages of your books are read.
But with blogging, it is an entirely different ball game.
There are a whole lot of ways to make money with a blog than one can imagine. You could sell a book, offer services, do partnerships, run affiliate deals, incorporate Adsense, get direct advertising, funnel your readers into CPA deals, and even flip your blog.
The Money-making opportunities with a blog are only limited by your imagination. So, if you’re looking to have an asset that gives you several avenues for making money, then a blog is the way to go.
Blogging vs KDP: Business Ownership
If you’re looking for an online business that gives you ownership and control, then you have to choose wisely.
Even though Amazon Kindle helps you to quickly and easily start making money online, you have less control over how things will pan out in the long run.
All you own is the copyrights of books you publish on Amazon, other than that, you own nothing. Not the platform, not the audience.
If tomorrow, you are banned from Amazon KDP or the platform closes, your online earnings essentially cease.
Not so with a blog.
As long as you bought a domain name and Hosting for your blog, you own it and control whatever happens in it.
No one can ban you from your blog, and no one can take it from you, except you become vulnerable to criminal hackers.
So, if you are looking to own and control an online asset, a blog can help you achieve that more than KPD would.
Blogging vs KDP: Royalties
KDP Royalties are a joy to receive. You could be earning on books you’ve published over the years, even after you’ve stopped publishing.
But the same can also happen with a blog.
A blog can continue to bring you income even after you stop updating it. As long as you incorporate the right monetization system and strategy, a blog would continue to pay you in the long run. I consider this another form of royalties.
So, both a blog and Amazon KDP can bring you reasonable royalties if you do things right.
Blogging vs KDP: Which is a Better Business?
Now, which is a better business for you?
Well, it depends on what keeps you going and what you believe would work for you.
Personally, I prefer blogging because all I want to do is just write and share my thoughts about business and making money.
A blog allows me to do that, without needing to design a book cover for every article or going through a verification process before my thoughts are published.
Also, ownership and control is kind of a big deal for me. I want to leverage my blog to build other businesses or sell other products and services. More so, I want to pass on my blog or even flip it at the end, and get compensated for all my hard work.
A blog allows me to achieve all of this on my own terms. Amazon Kindle doesn’t and cannot afford me all of these.
You have to choose for yourself which one would suit your lifestyle better. A blog or Amazon Kindle Publishing.
You could even mix them up a bit and give one a preference. That way, you could start earning money ASAP while building an online empire for yourself.