Everybody online seems to give out the same generic advice. Be Original! Be Creative! Think outside the box! Write quality Content! All of this is true, but it doesn’t really say anything. It is just a bunch of empty rhetoric that noobie bloggers write to sound good. This generic statements do nothing to help out your readers. All it does is tell your readers that you’re a wannabe. If you want to stand out, you gotta actually say something. You have to say things that are specific. I wanted to talk about being unoriginal. I will talk about how you can copy someone else and make money online.
Being truely original is hard. Not a lot of people can achieve genuine originallity. Most of us are the same. We are not that special. But, in our society, we do not need to be really creative or smart to be successful. Let me give you a quick example. Everybody talks about how Steve Jobs is a genius. He is a suave marketer, but he isn’t a genius. He took a gamble at the right time and everything happened for him. The true genius was Woz. The revolutionary Apple 2 and Mac wasn’t all that revolutionary. They stole the great ideas from Xerox.
To be successful online, you have to spot great ideas and figure out a way to make money off of it. Don’t waste your time on trying to invent shit. Just copy someone’s elses idea and spin it. If you see a really cool web site, more then likely that it was a copied version of someone else idea. Think facebook and myspace. Think metacafe and youtube.
Visit a lot of web sites and try to copy some really good ideas. Build links and slap on some adsense or affiliate links.