I few days ago, i had a few friends over for dinner and some cocktails. The noob has a full bar in the noob cave and makes excellent drinks. Anyway, we talked and drank and played some Nintendo Wii. Before we knew it, we were all drunk and having a jolly good time bowling on the Wii. Towards the end of the night, everybody was either sleeping or resting to sober up. I was left alone with a friend of mine and we started talking about blogging. I told him about my blogs and how im making some nice change with them. He kinda laughed but i could tell he was interested. I brought out my laptop and showed in my income reports. I showed him my admin area of my affiliates and even showed him the money in my paypal account. He didn’t even know what paypal was. I could see in his eyes that he just made a discovery. He had discovered the internet. He wanted to start making money online.
Everybody knows the internet, but do they really know the internet. Do they know that they can make money online? Most do not. Most think of internet marketing as multi level marketing or e-commerce sites. They think that blogs are just hobbies and that it can’t possibly be monetized. They think only uber tech geeks can make money online. They are wrong. The night ended with me helping him set up his own blog. Only took like 30 mins and i helped him set up his first blog. I will continue coaching him and since he’s a buddy, i do it for free. But i did make money off of the hosting commission. It was a fun chat and i introduced him to the world of blogging and domain purchasing. I made myself around $120 bucks too. Not bad for a night of drinking and Wii playing. I think promoting blogging to your friends is a great way to introduce them to blogging. It will also make you some affiliate commissions. The important thing is to keep it casual and not come off like your trying to sell them some Amway or trying to convert them to Christianity. Show them your blog and your income report. They WILL get curious and they will ask you questions. Let them come to you, and before you know it, you’ll have made yourself a hundred bucks.