The A-list bloggers. Who are they and why do you read what they have to say? If you don’t know better, you might get sucked into their sales pitches and wind up losing money when you thought you would be making it. Or, you might just waste a lot of time chasing a dream they promise only to find it unattainable for you.
Many of these A-list bloggers are always trying to tell you how much they are making blogging and how you can too if you just follow them. They are good, there is no doubt about it. They know how to write impressive copy, are very persuasive, and make great looking professional blogs.
However many of them make their money by suggesting you do this, then that, buy this ebook followed by that program, sign up for this and then that through their links. Do all that and you can make money like they do (or say they do). That’s what they preach.
After you do all these things you too will be able to go to Vegas and all the conventions and hobnob with them at dinner and get your picture taken and life will be GREAT! It’s all very convincing to a newbie who just popped online because he wanted to make a buck or two.
I want to make it clear that they make their money from YOU THE NEWBIE, by selling you ebooks, affiliate products they say will make you money, and mentoring programs they say will show you how to make money online.
The reality is far different than the dream. If you are a make money online wannabe newbie, read the following very carefully. Then when you feel the urge to pull out your credit card or PayPal account, consider stopping and remember that you can probably find what you are looking for online for free. I have copied and pasted this comment from one of the posts at Blogger Unleashed. It is typical, I believe, of what can happen to a newbie before they catch on and realize they are not being told the whole truth.
“As a person who was following (name removed) because she seemed to be laying it all out for the world to view, I probably would have given consideration to her new book.
I have lost way more money and time than I could afford listening to people like this. I had to go back to work just to get out of debt from buying into all the crap that is online. When I started out to make money online I had just lost a job but was personally debt free at age 57. I was looking to make money to stay debt free and support myself and husband. Now I am in worse shape than when I started.”