False Blog Profits
I’m not sure how you start your day, but as for me I get up, enjoy my first cup of coffee and then work through my emails. There was one email recently that caught my attention (subject lines sure are important aren’t they.)
It said “Make a Killing” (that’s some prophesy by the way but not all subject lines will make you feel this good.) I opened this mail and sure enough here was the message:
People are making a killing with blogs.
From average people to corporations
raking in millions…
Or how about this guy who took in over 2 million
Check out his story here… ( the link was to a video about
Everyday people are getting these kinds of messages and they bother me for two reasons:
1 Using a blog as a money making machine? I’m sorry, but in my opinion this is not blogging. It is about marketing and sales, and putting the word “blog” with “making money” is giving people the wrong impression about blogging.
There is no doubt that some people have made some kind of an income with their blogs, but it is built on creating good original content. It is nurtured by building your credibility and authority with your readers, and it is built on knowing your niche topic inside and out!
2. Many people come online for a variety of reasons and some of these people look to finding a way to make money online. For all those people who will shun the marketing messages there will always be a few who are desperate to make money because times are tough. They will see messages like these, watch the slick videos and get sucked in .. and that bothers me a lot!
I am not against people making extra money, and I am not against people wanting to provide for themselves or their families. I am however against people who would take advantage of others with these kinds of strategies, and I am against those who would take a blog and turn it into a sales page and say things like …”make a killing“.
That to me is “False Blogging“.
There are many who are earnest in wanting to help people learn how to blog (like BLOGBloke) and how to do things in a way that will give them the best chance to maybe even earn a buck or two or three.
Some of these people will charge you something and some won’t, but the legit ones have one thing in common – they will never set you up with false promises, and they will be open and upfront with any disclosures!
The reality is folks you can set up a zillion blogs and it won’t necessarily make you a dime. But it can sure cost you a lot, including your integrity!
This is my rant for today. Do you agree or disagree? Any advice or blog tips that you can share?
.. edited by Blog Bloke