We are taught at an early age that the most important thing in life is love. We are taught that money isn’t everything and that it won’t buy happiness. What a load of crock. I stopped believing in people after i found out Santa Claus and Jesus wasn’t real. But seriously, money is probably the most important thing. It can buy most everything. Mo money mo problems? If i had more money, i wouldn’t mind the problems. You have to compare the problems of people without money. I’d rather have the rich folk problems. Anyway, this post might be a bit cynical, so if you dot your “i”s with hearts or you sing carols when it isn’t Christmas, you might want to skip this one.
As i mentioned, i’m in Los Angeles to make the final arrangement for my wedding. I’ve had to drive to dozens of wedding stores. Bridal gown shop, flower shops, photo studios, etc. I’m about to go crazy. Why does it have to be so stressful. And i realized, it’s cause i’m not rich. If i was rich, i probably wouldn’t face these stresses. Granted, i’d probably face some other rich man’s stress, but honestly, i’d rather deal with rich man’s problems.
You want a hassle free, story book wedding? You better have some cash. The average wedding cost 33k. This is one day folks. Think about it, 33k. That’s one years salary for most people in America. That’s 10 years salary for people in Inda or China. We spend it on one day. Of course it’s a special day. But is it worth 10 years of working in a sweat shop? And i’m just talking about the average wedding. That estimate can double up to 66k if you want a “special” wedding.
Between flower shops i got to thinking about marriage. I love my fiancee, but we fight pretty often. It’s cause i’m hot tempered and pig headed. Anyway, i was thinking about what makes a marriage work. And i think i figured it out. It’s money. No matter how much you love each other, when there are money problems, usually the marriage doesn’t work. If someone cheats, it can be forgiven, but if your husband consistently makes bad investments, doesn’t work, is jobless, you’ll leave his ass. Fighting about the dishes is one thing, but fighting about the mortgage is a whole new ballgame.
Let’s dig deeper into different type of relationships. We aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but we do everyday. We treat our rich friends or associates a little differently. We surround ourselves with people who are similar in wealth. Cause you can’t keep treating poor friends to free meals or golf. Making plans with friends who can’t afford certain pricier restaurant makes you hang out with that friend less. When i talk to an investor who has a net worth of 10 million dollars, i treat him better then the investor who needs to finance everything.
Blogging works similarly. When a blogger spends money to advertise on my blog, i’ll probably notice that blog more. If a blogger shows his fat earning i’ll probably pay more attention. That’s why every infomercial, pyramid scheme, make money blog, talks about instant riches. They don’t tell you the how, they just show you testimonials of other idiots making tens of thousands of dollars. Why? Cause people pay attention. Idiots pay attention. Most importantly noob bloggers pay attention. Make money blogs make money off of noob bloggers. Simple as that. All of the private ad sales on high traffic make money blogs are bought by newbie bloggers. Newbie bloggers are the one that will sign up under you. Newb bloggers are the ones who will get you some referral income. Noob bloggers are the ones subscribing to your RSS and giving you all that traffic.
I’ve noticed a lot more guest bloggers on certain make money blogs. Crappy blogs. I’ve also read about how some bloggers got rejected by these crappy make money bloggers for guest posting gigs. And i saw a connection. The ones that got rejected didn’t pay up. The ones that are guest blogging are the ones that bought an ad. Talk about buying your way into the circle. So if you got rejected by a blogger for a guest posting job, don’t feel so bad, you’re didn’t play the game. You have to pay up to get a guest posting gig. Didn’t you know that?
I hate guest bloggers and i hate posts done by guest bloggers. Just my personal preference. If i were to use guest bloggers on my blog, you better believe i’d give special consideration for people who have paid me. For example, A blogger and B blogger both want to guest post for bloggernoob dot com. I only have one spot available. A blogger writes a little better, but is poor and cheap, meaning he never advertised on my blog. B blogger is not as good as A blogger but paid me $450 for an ad last month. Who do you think i’ll let guest post for me. Obviously i’ll lean toward the $450. It’s just smart business. He’ll maybe want to advertise on my blog again.
Deep down in my gut, i still have some hope about life. I know not everything runs on the mighty coin. And i have dreams that have nothing to do with the dollar. But i just wanted to punch in my 2 cents about how important money. Money does create more money. I encourage educated investments in ads and etc, but when you’re noob, don’t spend any money. Learn the trade first before you shell out your wallet.