I hate make money online blogs. True, my blog is a make money blog, but doesn’t mean that i have to like other blogs in my niche. Besides, i hate my blog too. It sucks just as much as chow’s blog. The reason i feel this way is cause of the big fat circle jerk. Bloggers in my niche have cliques. In these cliques, only a few actually make real money. The rest all just suck ass to the top guys. I don’t suck up to these guys, but i still can’t stand my own blog. It’s cause bloggernoob is a make money online blog and make money online blogs suck.
The obvious king of the make money blog kingdom is the chow. Problogger has a more popular blog, but i’ll focus on the chowster as my example. Beneath johnchow there are a lot of medium size blogs. They all suck his arse. They link to each other and help each other promote each others’ blogs. This works out well for chow and the few guys who regularly pay for his ads. But for noobies that worship his blog, it’s a waste of time. You won’t get into his circle unless you pay up. And if you’re a regular reader of his blog, you’re sure to get some bullshit advice. You’ll join programs that only profit the chowster. It’s not only a waste of time, it’s a rip off.
They all push the same affiliates. They make money off of the same noobie bloggers. This micro economy is supported by newbie bloggers. Bloggers that don’t quit within the first three months will move on to other blogs. They’ll stop visiting johnchow and the blogs written by his bitches. They move on cause they realize that it doesn’t help them make any money. When they leave, a new batch of noobies enter the game. This is how the economy runs. It’s much like a poker game. When the fish lose all his money, you need more fish to keep the game going. If only the 3 best players are left, you can’t continue the game. Make money blogs can only make money when new noobies enter this niche.
From what i can tell, johnchow and shoemoney are about even. That’s why they compete with each other for RSS subscriptions and help promote each others blog for free. Zacjohnchow is maybe the xo. He isn’t at chow’s level, but still in high position. Tylercruz is one of bitches. So is winningtheweb. I’ve seen this bloggers spend a lot of money advertising on chow’s blog. They paid to enter this circle jerk.
The make money online niche will continue to grow so long as new bloggers enter this niche. In order to promote their blogs, they will look to johnchow. They will pay him and they will join affiliates under him.
It’s starting to look a lot like a pyramid scheme. I entered this niche with high hopes. I think i got all excited cause i saw shoe’s google check from 2005. I was stupid for believing the stuff i read on johnchow. Had i known the real workings of this niche, i wouldn’t have started this blog.
An internet marketer sets up a new site or scam. He pays johnchow to review the scam in a positive light. Legions of idiot bloggers join that program thinking that it will make them rich. Chow gets paid, the scammer gets paid. But, the hundreds that signed up are out 100 bucks. This happened with milliondollarwiki. What a terrible scam. Only reason it worked was cause johnchow was pushing it for commissions.
The fact about making money online is this. The guys that make the big bucks, are usually scammers. Or they are pushing scam like programs. That’s why i try to avoid the major blogs. They will push programs that only benefit the circle jerk. It’s similar to stock brokers pushing shit stocks for the higher commissions. People who read these blogs will get scammed. If you join the circle jerk, you’ll probably make some dollars. But, you need to pay for a few of those overpriced ads to enter. But there is a limit. That group can’t get too large, or the split in profit will get too low.
I have pretty much given up on this niche. I think i will continue to make over $1000/month with this blog, but i’m not trying to get rich off of it. I’m telling you guys this cause i don’t want you guys to feel disappoint. Do what you will with my observations. Note that i really have nothing to lose, or gain from this post. I just hope that i can anger a few of these make money dorks.