“Make money blogging” is a wonderful, helpful, one of the most popular and one of the most spammy keywords in the online world.
If you are doing something online (not necessarily an online business, or blogging) you’d know what I mean.
“Make money blogging” is literally all over the blogosphere.
It used to be a very useful keyword. There were many blogs/websites talking no fluff stuff on the topic. But now there are two problems:
1. The make money blogging spam.
2. Things have changed.
The “make money blogging” spam
A few years back, making money online was a glossy thing, but not many knew about it. There were only a handful people who were testing the waters. They tried different things (and those things were quite new at that time). Some worked; some didn’t. But when something worked, it was a great news.
As time passed by, more and more people came to know that making money online is possible. When they knew about it, they wanted to jump in and join the venture.
But as I said earlier, all this was quite knew and strange. There were not many technological advancements, gadgets etc. back those days and people who wanted to know about making money online, looked at the faces of those who were already making some decent income.
And those handful of successful people who were making money online came forward with useful products and/or courses that taught people to make money online. Those courses were genuine, had the ins and outs of the topic and were useful. They had tried and tested methods.
A few of those successful online business people also started blogs to share their experiences, strategies etc. The internet marketing and blogging tips blogs were born and were helpful to everyone who wanted to make money online.
Those bloggers later realized that there are so many people who want to make money blogging, so their blog on blogging tips could very well be monetized as well.
Things have changed
Now, as we all know, “make money online” or “make money blogging” is a very spammy keyword. Most article directories and some product portals reject our content or product if it is related to “making money online” – the peak of it.
The main reason behind this is so many people wanted to make money blogging and when they are in the process of learning their lessons, they start their own blogs about blogging.
Unlike in the good old days where experienced bloggers shared their blogging strategies, these days everyone who wants to become a blogger (to make money) and are learning their lessons already start to teach other people how to make money blogging…. thus making this topic a joke *sigh*.
Is blogging a viable solution to make money online?
Now, things are not the same as they were a few years ago. This internet marketing / blogging niche has become so competitive because every Tom and Dick is now a blogger who teaches other people how to blog and make money online.
There is no offense on bloggers who are in this niche. Heck, I am one of them. But the point is this: If you really want to make money online, there is one thing you need to understand. Things have changed.
If you want to adapt the old school methods, crank out a product, launch a blog that teaches about blogging and dream of sitting at the beach sipping your margaritas, you will be disappointed.
Making money blogging takes some serious kick-butt work; yes even in the old days those bloggers worked hard; but these days there is so much more needed than that. Remember
(i) you’ve got a tougher competition that learns faster than you, tries out different things and implements newer strategies;
(ii) you’ve got smarter people who simply don’t get fooled by the flashy banners and pop ups that call out them to buy your ebook which will have a whooping price rise in 24 hours;
(iii) you’ve got smarter search engines that catch you and penalize you if you build 1000 links to your newly published product review and make it rank #1 in the SERPs;
(iv) you’ve got more saturated niches where there is a product or a blog on almost every topic in the niche;
Wait – I am not telling you this to discourage you from making money through blogging. But I want to WARN you.
So YES blogging is a viable way to make money online only if
(i) you understand that things have changed,
(ii) you are ready to put in some kick-butt hard work,
(iii) you are ready to learn and implement newer strategies (I mean, you are open to learning),
(iv) you’ve not mistaken blogging to be a “get-rich-quick” scheme, and
(v) you’ve understood your purpose of blogging and have a clear goal.
Introducing “Can I Really Make Money Blogging?”
Are you still with me? Great! I have created a special report just for you. The report is “special” because:
(i) I have made it intentionally short – not to overwhelm you with 100s of ways. There is no fluff. The report is skinny and to the point.
(ii) I have made it affordable to all bloggers. After all, if you are going to get this report I’m sure you want to make money online and haven’t been successful with it yet. So you don’t have a huge wallet.
(iii) I have picked up a highly spammy and competitive topic to create this report; I’ve taken a risk. I don’t want to get immersed in the sea of other spammy reports on this topic. So I have taken enough precautions to see if the report is really really useful!