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Why Blogging Is The Worst Way To Make Money Online

Feb 26, 2008
Caution. You might not be ready to read this because it's going to be raw, no-holds-barred on why you're wasting your efforts. Then again, if you want to know the truth, then this is the most important message you will ever read.

If your feelings are easily hurt, then turn back before it's too late.

This is the way bloggers are...

You want to make more money than Donald Trump online, but you aren't doing the things that make people money online. I'm about to tell you what those things are.You're afraid to put your advertisements in front of your reader's faces because it's rude in your mind. In effect, you're setting the tone for how people perceive the value of information on the internet.

Not only do you make little money this way... you're so concerned with your reader's comfort that you're influencing them to devalue your information. If you don't believe in your posts enough to slap an ad above the fold, then your info has less perceived value. As legendary copywriter Gary Bencivenga says in his intro to Bencivenga Bullets, his Bullets won't be free for long because people devalue free things and he has too much respect for his teachings to do that.

You're probably even afraid readers are going to perceive that you are just in it for the money. Well, you are aren't you? That's what I'm in it for. I'll be honest. The #1 reason why this blog exists is to make my pockets fatter. That's why my ads are right in your face and I have an opt-in form. Everything in life is a business if you think about it.

...If you're so concerned about driving away the penny pinchers from your blog, know they aren't going to give you money anyway.

You're not making as much money off your traffic as possible, and it could be just because you don't know how. Most all bloggers never get to the point where they can sell advertising space. They just don't get enough traffic, but listen...

It's possible to make more than those blogs from the small amount of traffic you're getting right now. Ask yourself "How much money are you making off your blog per 100 unique visitors?" Say you get 6 AdSense clicks and it comes out to be $2. That's not enough money to buy a Red Bull. What if I told you that I know people who make $194 per 100 visitors to their website and that's just average?

The friends I'm talking about are internet marketers who sell $97 digital info products like mp3s, videos, and ebook courses. They convert at 2% and that's an average conversion rate.

What does $194 per 100 visitors have to do with my blog?

The way you perceive blogging for the most part is all wrong. Instead of thinking of your blog as your product or service to others, you can think of it as a vehicle for driving readers to your real product.There are two things that happen here:

1) You still make a little money off your current advertising.

2) You're now making more money than you thought possible from selling your own digital information product or service, or by selling another's product as an affiliate, like with ClickBank.

And here's how it's going to work.

If you're not capturing e-mail addresses with your blog, then...

Read this because anyone who already knows what I'm about to say and doesn't act on it should be put in the loony bin.If you don't know right now, I'm talking about e-mail marketing. And before I tell you about that, there's something else you need to hear.

Essentially we're talking about internet marketing here and why the traditional way of thinking about blogging for money is a joke.

Here's the reason why.

Because I'd be willing to bet a kidney that percentage-wise more bloggers are failing to earn money online than internet marketers... and, and... the top bloggers like Darren Rowse and even Perez Hilton aren't making even close to as much money as the top internet marketers.

...Even though internet marketing costs nearly the same to operate as blogging.

Prove it jerk!

First of all, I make 400% more money from my blogs as I used to.Secondly, here's a real example... By internet marketing Frank Kern is responsible for bringing in $23 million dollars in one day. He got to keep a million of it. Have you ever heard of a blogger who has made $1,000,000 in one day?

So here's the thing.

It's logical to start internet marketing with your blog right away. Not only do internet marketers make more money online for often less effort, you can start internet marketing from your blog today. And this is the type of internet marketing that you're going to use, and it just so happens that this is the best type of internet marketing.

And that is...

Of course...

E-mail marketing, which you can implement today. You can e-mail market with your own digital info products or by being an affiliate with ClickBank.Whenever someone comes across your blog on any page, there will be a form called an opt-in form where visitors can put in their name and e-mail address to receive your free gift (like a PDF report or ebook).

When someone opts-in to your list, he/she will get an automatic e-mail giving a link where he can download your freebie. Now you have his permission to e-mail him whatever you want and he can unsubscribe at any time. Each of your follow-up automatic e-mails should have valuable content, but from time to time you should send offers for various info products.

When you have an e-mail list, you can turn them into repeat customers giving you even $20 to $40 commissions every day... instead of you making $2 per day with your ads. You'll need to pay monthly for an auto-responder service like AWEBER, which is a drop in the bucket compared to how valuable it can be for your income.

Let's further my case.

Okay, you know what I think about traditional blogging mentality VS internet marketing mentality. But I want to make my point crystal clear. I want to really drive it home for you.Blogging the way everyone says you should blog is extremely hard work, few make it to the big leagues, and it's just not as efficient for making money online as an entire internet marketing plan.

For example, instead of commenting everywhere and trying to get your posts on blogs as a guest blogger, submit one article to iSnare and watch your article circulate throughout the internet forever, giving you traffic and backlinks.

Here's another point. Some marketers who make high double-figures, six-figures, and even million dollar incomes don't even have that popular of blogs. That's because blogging is just plain harder to be successful at than internet marketing. Take for example, Andrew Hansen, author of the bestselling ebook "Niche Marketing On Crack", Eric Graham the Conversion Doctor, Daniel Taylor, and others.

Internet marketing and blogging haven't really merged yet in the grand scheme of things. I think, though, that they'd make the perfect marriage. You should give it a try starting today.
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