It’s 2008 and people are still pushing ebooks. When i say ebook, i’m referring to every useless ebook type thing. This includes the 3000 dollar taped videos that shoe is trying to push. This includes $1500 convention tickets. I can’t believe how backwards internet marketers are. First of all, the info contained in ebooks are all freely available. Second of all, blogging for money isn’t very complex. Making money from your blog isn’t easy, but it doesn’t require reading ebooks. It’s not like medical school. Some may say that conventions are useful cause of the contacts you make. Bullshit! I’ve been to several and even spoke at one and i consider it a waste of time and money. If you want to meet johnchow and shoe so bad, just write them a few love letters. Send them a t shirt. It’s cheaper.
Blogging is like poker. Simple game right. But takes years to get good. Doesn’t take years of reading poker books tho. You won’t learn by going to poker conventions. You won’t learn by watching Poker on ESPN either. It takes years of experience. Takes years to play and learn the feel of the game. The basic theory and math of poker can be learned in a few days, tops. Percentages and whatnot can be memorized in a few hours. All for free on websites and forums. Same with blogging. Making money is all about traffic. Getting traffic is hard for noob bloggers. It’s only understandable you’d look to guys who are already super bloggers to find the answers. But in reality, they don’t have the answers. They don’t know how to turn a no name blog into another superblog. If they set up a new blog incognito, no one would go visit that blog. If they didn’t promote it on their superblog, that blog would just be another wordpress blog. So why do noob bloggers feel like they’ll learn anything from them?
They have established blogs but they did the same thing as everybody else. Some got popular and kept getting popular for some reason. It usually helps to show a big fat check or something like that. Shoemoney has his google check plastered on his blog. That check wasn’t from his shoemoney blog. It was from some other site. I think that’s his strongest asset. His past laurels. He’s a pretty good marketer tho. I know he developed auction ads but honestly, auction ads suck. Do you know anyone who made money off of auction ads besides shoe? I don’t.
Let me give you a scenario. Let’s say that a noob blogger was givin johnchow’s blog. No body knew of this deal. The noob blogger continued to use the same guest bloggers. The noob blogger would write some restaurant reviews. Only thing the noob blogger wouldn’t have his john’s picture at conventions and such. Do you think that blog would still make over 10k a month? Probably.
Now lets say johnchow(incognito) started a new make money blog. He can’t use his name or pictures or link from his old site. Do you think johnchow could grow it into another johnchow dot com? Nope!
My point is, don’t look to super bloggers to grow your blog. You won’t get noticed and you won’t learn anything. I keep hammering this idea but i guess it just doesn’t penetrate. You have to visit small and medium blogs. Wait! Not all small and medium blogs are the same. If a small and medium blogger kisses johnchow’s ass, you should avoid that blog. Seek blogs that are small that tell it like it is. Don’t read blogs that teach you how to sell ebooks. Cause they’ll try to sell you their ebook. Every time you visit a new blog, think about what they’re trying to sell you. If you already have it or if you don’t need it, don’t read that blog. What am i trying to sell with my blog? I’m selling paid posting and hosting affiliates. I won’t ever sell an ebook. I’m not even telling you to read my blog. If you don’t like my blog, leave and seek another small or medium blog. Don’t go to johnchow tho.