Do You Want to Create a “Make Money Online” Blog? Read This First

By Daniel Scocco

You probably have already seen dozens, if not hundreds of “make money online” blogs and websites out there, right? Their popularity is no secret: people see bloggers earning big time in this niche (or at least claiming to), and they decide to jump in to see if they can get a piece of the pie. Unfortunately most people who follow that route will fail in the long run.

A couple of weeks ago I came across a post from Yaro, titled How To Make Money Teaching People How To Make Money, that explained how this pattern unfolds. Here is a quote from it:

Some people consider making money by teaching how to make money essentially a scam. I mean if you know a system of how to make money, why not just use that system rather than sell it? That smells fishy right? Umm, no, I find that logic quite silly. Why not make money using your system AND teaching it.

So, why can a small minority of people earn big in the Internet marketing industry and the majority fail miserably? Is the make money online niche only full of scammers or those who just got lucky?

As someone who has been making money in this niche for years — and I’ve certainly climbed the ladder over time — I’m in a pretty good position to explain the subtle elements that people new to Internet marketing won’t see.

The interesting thing about Yaro’s post is that he is not only explaining why people fail to make money on the “make money online” niche, but he also lays down some points and tips that you can use to succeed. Worth a read.



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43 Responses to “Do You Want to Create a “Make Money Online” Blog? Read This First”

  • Paisakamana

    Good read thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Farouk

    the problem is not in selling systems, the problem is in the way they hype their systems

    “Learn how i made 12189342.23 dollars overnight using my super duper ultra money making system”

    why did he bother to add the 23 cents loool

    that’s how most of them look like

  • Master101

    Well, I can say I am fully agree with what Yaro said. I mean, if you somehow know how you got urself wealthy from following particular path, and then u share it to the rest of the world to get more income, that was actually something brilliant!

    yeah there was always some hype talking going on. But really there is nothing wrong of selling ebook/video/articles with the guidance how to make money. Especially if their earning would not be effected by more people using their trick or recommended program.

  • Aan; Marketing guru

    Nice post. I never knew a blog could make such a heaby amount of money. I will be searching for this topic now

  • Ryan

    Nice post here, my thoughts are that you can make money in any such field/niche. The MMO niche is one of the most popular and so there is massive supply and demand up-for-grabs. Get on that front page of Google and you’ll make stackloads.

  • odtaa

    Without doubt a combination of a regular read of Daily Blog tips and Darren Rowse’s ‘the 31 day build a better blog book’, http://www.dailyblogtips.com/build-a-better-blog-workbook/
    cover at least 80% of the material of any make money online course or paid membership network.

    There are other good sites to gather this information. The free material on Yaro’s site is also very useful.

    Building links with the right forums, eg Darren Rowse’s forum linked to the above book, or by following up the more useful comments on sites such as Daily Blog Tips helps build networks and gives prime examples of how to do it.

    The advantage of paying for established ‘get rich on the internet’ courses is four fold.

    1 It motivates you – if you’ve paid the money out you feel you must follow the course or work with the network to get your money’s worth.

    2 It builds your network. A significant minority of those paying for the course will succeed. If you do it right you will network with them and yours will be one of the success stories.

    3 It gets you up to speed with trends and the leading players in the business.

    4 On a paid course you should be able to get a lot of objective feedback, which you should not have to pay any extra cash for.

    5 It gives you the experience as a customer, which you may want to develop later on.

    However, you should remember that the majority of people who buy Nike trainers, with the intention of getting fit – Just Don’t Do It.

    If we ignore the established, such as Yaro, and look through Clickbank, you will find quite a few courses where the main activity is long, miles down the page promotion where you are offer a couple of thousand dollars worth of savings, (on stuff you wouldn’t in a month of Sundays pay $2,000 for).

    To be legit there has to be quite a bit of depth in the training package. On the net you have to be aware.

    (Please note the odtaafiles is just a site I’m playing around with, not my business site)

  • Graeme Ashe

    Hi

    Brilliant post!!

    It took me a while to realise what Yaro is saying to be correct. I used to be one of the sceptics who as Yaro said “I mean if you know a system of how to make money, why not just use that system rather than sell it?”. But my outlook has changed.

    If you can build a following of people who trust you and teach them the exact ways your making money online, then the ones who really do implement your strategies will make money, if you’ve been truthful and just by doing that showing them, you will get nothing but trust and respect from them, hence they will support you in any future products.

    Cheers

    Graeme

  • Yves Arsenault

    Difference Between:

    Interesting comment… I’d have to agree some people likely are.

  • Difference Between

    In my opinion,the situation is like gold rush. Most of the people who are making real money are earning that by selling the tools for digging gold not by digging Gold.

  • Eric C

    I’m a bit late to this post but I have to chime in. My problem with Yaro is that he sells the “secrets” to blogging success, the same secrets that Rowse and Daniel give away for free.

    Another commentator summed up Yaro’s program (Consistently provide good, compelling content) in one sentence. Why should I pay $40 for that?

    Also, there are waaaaaaaaay too many money making blogs out there. Just saying.

  • Sky

    You obviously put a lot of work into that post and its very interesting to see the thought process that you went through to come up with those conclusion. Thanks for sharing your deep thoughts. I must admit that I think you nailed it on this one.
    I think blogging for money is just like doing any other kinds of business. It is not easy money at all, but requires dedicated work.

  • Nevin

    Due to the recession, there are fewer opportunities for bloggers to write online for extra income today. The payment for bloggers’ post has been greatly reduced by the advertisers.
    But there are many signs of recovery these days. Let’s looking forward to the rise in post payment soon.

  • Neil Marsh

    Hello,

    It is just a case of showing people the blue print of how to make money. What steps people should be making, but to actually make money takes time and determination. If you think it will hapened over night then you are in the wrong business.

    When people fail it can be for a number of reasons, lack of knowledge is high on the list, but what is it for those who fail with knowlegde. Well for me it is obvious, they have no plan, no clue which direction they are going. So there end up stumbling along from one thing to another with no real purpose.

    To have success you need to know what you are going to do today, tomorrow, next week and even months ahead. So you can take each step one at a time to reach your goals.

    This is not a fun thing or a hobby it is a business. So it needs to be treated like one, cawhat would happen to the large complanies in the off line world if they did not have a plan for what they are going to do next. They would go burst/fail etc…….

    Neil Marsh

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