The noob is very anti-paying for stuff. The noob is very cheap and doesn’t like to spend hard earned cash on useless things like A-list advertising. Why pay for something that is so temporary? It’s almost like paying for sex. You get all excited and purchase something that was meaningless and brief. When it’s over, you’ll just be out $450 and feel really cheap and dirty afterwards. So i’ve heard…
Getting a link on so called A-list blogs is great. It’ll get you some hits. But most of those hits won’t mean much. Your bounce rate will be terrible and the kicker, you’ll be out $450. You know that you can get the new 16 gig iphone and pay for the first two months with that cash don’t cha?
Sure you can get some google link juice. But will it really get you $450 worth of link juice? Nope! Paying for A-list blogging buddies will open some doors for you tho. I’ve seen a few bloggers pay for a few reviews and get a guest posting gig on johnchow. This is actually a pretty good marketing strategy. But is it worth it? Being johnchow’s bitch will make you rich? I honestly doubt that.
The biggest reason for not paying A-listers for a review is the simple fact that they want to link to you. Yup. A-list bloggers need content. They have to write something new each and every single day. Those blogs are money making machines and they need to fill up daily updates. My blog isn’t even 4 months old yet, but i’m finding it more difficult to come up with new content. Make money blogging isn’t difficult. All of the secret strategies can be covered in a few posts. And the new marketing or revenue streams don’t spring up on a daily basis. So what is a A-lister to write about on a daily basis? For starters, they write a lot of paid reviews. Most of the posts you see up on johnchow are paid plugs. Meaning, that it’s not good content. Those posts are informercials.
I’m usually trashing on the big guys, so i doublt that i’ll ever get some link love from them. I know johnchow has visited my blog a few times, cause i saw his mug on the mybloglog widget before i kicked it. If i put a few links to their blogs, they’ll come visit my blog. They won’t link to me cause i semi insult them but they’ll come. But i don’t want to waste my link on them. I’d rather link to a small or medium make money blog. Or a nice blog about blogging blog.
How do you get A-list blogs to link to you? First off, you could do so by kissing ass. I’ve seen bloggers make little cartoons with johnchow. If you make a little cartoon and it has johnchow in it, you could email him and he might link to your post with the cartoon. If you guest post, you might get a link for your hard work. If you write a pillar post, you could try sending that post to one of the big boys, and they might mention you. Basically, they, like most make money bloggers are desperate for new content. So if you offer up something new, they might give you a free link. Beats paying $450 don’t it?