10 Typically Local Reasons Why Pakistani Bloggers Mostly Fail


I want to become a blogger but I don’t have a PC. What would be your reaction if you hear a reason like this?

Reasons Why pakistani bloggers fail

Obviously you would just stare at that person who said this. It just happened to me and that young boy got me out of my imaginary world where everything is not much bad. He was from a small town of Punjab province of Pakistan where having PC is still a luxury. I am not talking about the old days of 90s. It happened to me this year.

I am talking here about whole Pakistan and not about a few big cities. We very enthusiastically read a post about top bloggers of Pakistan. They are from a few big cities of Pakistan. What about rest of this beautiful country.

That’s why on social media many bloggers badly want to shift to a big city to become a successful blogger. Wherever they may be they can’t become successful if these reasons are not addressed.

I admit most of these reasons are out of control of bloggers. But we can at least stand together to create as much smooth field for blogging industry as possible.

Right now let’s have a look on these typically local reasons why most of Pakistani bloggers fail or quit at the early stage of their struggle.

1. Power breakdown

Summer season extends up to October starting from March here. So in eight months we experience frequent power breakdowns of 4 to 8 hours daily both scheduled and unscheduled. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to end in near future.

power breakdown in pakistan

Every one can’t afford to buy a generator or high quality backup system to get uninterrupted power supply. So it’s a big challenge for a blogger to perform equally well in summer season as his competitors in rest of the world do. So his lagging behind is obvious.

2. Internet still a luxury

Internet is not a utility in Pakistan like electricity and gas. A speedy internet connection costs nearly 20 to 30 dollars per month. It’s an amount sufficient to serve four days food needs of a family of four. So can a person afford to pay 8th part of his food needs to get a speedy internet connection?

Internet still a luxury

Low quality internet is cheap but a blogger has to work 18 hours instead of 12 just to keep pace with his competitors who have fast internet. So it becomes a reason of failure because a newbie blogger achieves less in more time.

3. High quality IT products are costly

Our local IT products market is largely of used products. Those having hardware knowledge can work with such products easily. But those who are not much techie can’t manage them properly.

costly products

To buy a new product they have to pay higher price. For example a new laptop’s price is minimum $350. It’s an average income of a lower class family. How a student of small town can buy a new laptop to work fast and become a successful blogger.

4. No PayPal

What you would feel if you can earn but can’t receive your earning. This is the problem of bloggers of all those countries where PayPal is not open.

No Paypal in pakistan

You are right that by following a few tricks one can get a PayPal account but what is the use of a facility you don’t know how long it will be with you. Partially confirmed PayPal account is a risky venture and hats off to those who still have such facility.

So after knowing they can’t receive their earnings most of the bloggers lose their heart and instead of playing any over-smart trick prefer to quit.

5. No family support

Can a family of sane members would be happy to know that their son or daughter has 50 per cent chances of success if he/she works for one year round the clock as a blogger.

No Family support in blogging

They would obviously advise you to learn web development instead and start earning $45 for each contract of designing a five-page website.

6. No local demand

How many Americans make a purchase decision after reading a blog post? We all know it’s about 70 per cent. How many Pakistanis do this? Shhhhhhhhhhh... Never tell this secret to anyone. Else the entire blogging community would shift to our country. Lolz.

7. Language barrier

You can’t put your dreams accurately into a piece of content created in a non-native language. Why? It’s because you see dreams in your native language. While a translation of highest quality robs the originality of content to some extents.

Language barrier

So being a non-native English speaker is one of the biggest hurdles to achieve huge success by creating globally appealing contents.

So many Pakistan bloggers fail to create readers engagement like a native English speaker could do. If a king (content) is not of high quality, how his kingdom (blog) can grow.

8. Cultural barrier

How would be response of a resident of Quetta (one of the provincial capitals of Pakistan) if you try to convince him that the most tasty grilled food is Sajji (desi style grilled chicken or mutton leg). He would just laugh at you because Sajji is the special dish of his city since centuries.

Cultural Barrier

Same happens to those Pakistani bloggers who try to convince foreign buyers how to make their Valentine unforgettable by buying their recommended products. Those who have been following a culture since centuries would not be impressed with a sermon on it given by a stranger.

9. No or a few drop shippers

You can sell everything on your blog to people around you if you have a drop shipper. This is the company or service that picks a product from a manufacturer or seller and delivers it to your buyer and charges you its fee.

No drop shippers in Pakistan

There are a few drop shippers in Pakistan such as TCS and they are also limited to a few products. So you can’t sell any product made in Pakistan to the one who lives in Pakistan. As a result bloggers remain deprived of this opportunity to earn and keep trying to sell foreign products to foreigners from here.

10. Confined to IT sector

How many are pro bloggers in Pakistan. Almost all of them are from IT sector or they learnt any technical skill of IT while blogging. That is why blogging is confined to IT sector only.

Do you know anyone with no IT background has a top blog? Usually those who have no IT background eventually quit blogging by assuming it is the field of IT experts only.

So these are the ten typically local reasons why Pakistan bloggers mostly fail. They either quit or just become another blogger.

I would love to hear your thoughts as I know this blog’s audience is very vibrant.


Guest post submitted by Mi Muba, who is a great friend. He has been blogging for the last five years. You can join him on Facebook to learn money blogging.


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  1. Hello, Mi brother!

    And great seeing your precious piece on Mustafa bhai's place!

    I can relate to all these 10 reasons (or better say excuses)

    Yes, PayPal is the biggest one out of nine. You may overcome on all of the reasons but PayPal is the serious issue where you're left with no solution.

    Actually, anything can be overcome if one has will. Yes, we do have lots of issue compare to many countries but still we have to advance into our fields and just not make the reasons our excuses to not grow.

    Pray to ALLAH and get firm with your interest, then nothing going to ever stop you.

    Great work, brother!

    ~ Adeel

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    1. Adeel in fact these reasons do account for why so many teenagers are still deprived from this productive field of blogging. I can surely relate to the Paypal during the initial start of my career. Although we now have alternatives like payoneer but western clients still prefer Paypal and they seem reluctant paying using some other mediums.

      I just hope all these hurdles are removed and our youth may fight them all using their will power as you said. Indeed with a strong will, you can overcome them all. :)

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    2. Hello Adeel

      How would be level of happiness of a learner who soon after having published on a top blog receives feedback on his post from another top blogger of his country. You can imagine it.

      As brother Mustafa said having these candid problems it's quite challenging to convince youth to become a blogger and make their own dreams come true instead of chasing others'.

      I highly appreciate your valuable views that's every word is full of wisdom.

      May Allah bless you more.

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  2. Salam brother Mustafa

    I am so honored and it is one of the most memorable moments of my life being guest authored on this blog that I have been following since I started my blogging journey.

    Thank you so very much sir

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    1. W.salam brother Muba,

      You are a brilliant writer and experienced blogger dear Muba. A part from being a loyal friend, you have always contributed to MBT with your productive comments. It was in fact my pleasure having published your article.

      Thank you for guiding the youth towards something more useful in terms of moentary value.

      God bless you! :)

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  3. Hi Mohammad,
    Happy to see our friend Mi on the esteemed pages here,
    I am really surprised to read some of the reason for these failures in Pak.
    So sad to know about the frequent power failure, and the non availability of PayPal facility, I still wonder why Paypal is not available here.
    Some of the other reasons mentioned is really shocking too.
    Thanks Mi for sharing these reasons and some solutions to it
    Keep sharing
    Best Regards
    Philip

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    1. Thank you dear Philip for the kind feedback. Muba is a great blogger and human being. His thoughts are always full of wisdom and I am pleased he shared it with us all.

      I second everything you mentioned. Here in South Asian countries we face most of these problems, but I am sure with a strong zeal, almost anything be overcomed.

      Thank you for the precious thoughts Philip! :)

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    2. Hi Philip

      Being inhabitants of same region we actually face almost same kind of problems with a little variation but it is a fact our dreams, desires, hurdles, fears and problems are more or less same.

      The basic thing is show-must-go-on as we all are doing and despite a lot of competition we are creating ample space for our products in global markets. This is the spirit of true competition and we do have this.

      Better days are not far away.

      Thanks for your kind words my friend.

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  4. I have been affected by some of the mentioned reasons before especially number 3 but with God's grace and some hustle i was able to get a Dell Inspirion 6400 //pretty old uh :) .

    Personally i believe nothing should hinder you when chasing a goal especially if you're a man.

    Weldone Muba! You've got super awesome articles on your blog. Keep writing and i'll keep learning!

    Kelvin,
    Nigeria.

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    Thank you

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  6. Thank you very much for this master piece.
    as you mentioned above all the reasons are 100% authentic.
    i am a new blogger and started blogging 2 months ago. blogging is an intresting work if you know how to write and deleiver.

    one of the major problems i start facing is lack of family support, cause they are like "Internet bs khelne ke lie hai time pass ke liye. paison ke lie kam karna parhta hai choro is sab ko". After listening these type of comments from your own family what will you expect from a new blogger who just started his carrier in bloging. and this is the problem almost every new blogger face in pak. may God bless pakistan and make it a better place for everyone.

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