Anyone who goes online to learn how to make money from home will undoubtedly come across the idea of blogging for money. It’s everywhere and has been for years, led by a guy called Problogger (Darren Rouse). He is everywhere when it comes to blogging and he pumps out the “how to blog” posts like, well, like I don’t know how he does it because he never stops.
He and others like him want you to start blogs and become bloggers and they claim you can make a lot of money doing it. They want you to blog about your “passion” and write quality content. They will spend countless hours and charge you countless dollars telling you that you can be a leader in your niche and that people will follow you. They tell you to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stumble, and Plurk your way to riches.
If you don’t believe me then go right ahead and buy his book ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income to see if you can do it. The thing is though, that he and his ilk aren’t bloggers themselves, THEY ARE INTERNET MARKETERS!
You see, there is a huge difference between being a blogger and an Internet marketer. HUGE. Internet marketers use a blog to sell things to you. They know how to sell. They know how to market products. They know how to make money by gaining your trust. Yes, they may use a blog to do this but they really aren’t ‘bloggers” like they want you to think. They are Internet marketers trying to sell you a lie about blogging.
The whole idea that you can blog for money is a lie that thousands upon thousands of people have fallen for. These people have wasted time and money trying and they have come up empty. Yet everywhere you go you will find books, ebooks, and other training aids that you can buy that will supposedly show you how to blog for money.
Blogging is the “in” thing and it’s cool. BUT BLOGGING FOR MONEY IS A LIE because 999 out of 1000 can’t do it.
If you want to make money on your computer, your better bet is to learn how to become an INTERNET MARKETER. Don’t waste your time building a blog trying to get a loyal following. Even if you are somehow able to do this, it is unlikely you will ever be able to get your readers to buy anything. After all, what do you really have to sell them?
You can use a blog as your business portal but first and foremost you should be learning how to sell things. If you don’t know how to sell (market) things to people, you will not make money. Period.
There is a lot of money in Internet marketing to be made. There is no doubt about that and those who are good at it really can make six figures a year. However, there is very little money in “blogging” so don’t waste your time buying books from Internet marketers who want to tell you how to do it.