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What percent of blogs with titles that start with Make Money are pure shite, and from authors making crumbs?

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Don't forget the ripping off of content.

One of those "Make Money" sites ripped off my posts, then slandered me when I called the person on it.

Is it cynical to suggest...

...that those who can, do, and those who can't spend their days blogging about their fabulous riches, the sports cars, the holidays, their so-called showbiz mates...

99.8%

what an interesting idea for a post Aaron, wonder what made you think of this one. lol ;)

Well, heck, I'd say that

Well, heck, I'd say that even some of the top bloggers are guilty of giving people the sense that getting rich via blogging is the way to go. I don't even think there's a fine line for a popular blogger between writing interesting posts that pull in the audience, and giving a false sense of how easily and quickly anyone can get rich with blogging.

There are very few

There are very few people who can blog about how to make money with any credibility. Those that are able to blog about this need to have a site/project that they can point to and say "That sites mine, it makes $XXXXXX and this is how".

Otherwise I probably won't believe them.

some make money Aaron. there

some make money Aaron.
there is this one where if you refer five friends and they refer five friends each.............

Hey mad4, who are the famous

Hey mad4, who are the famous bloggers who point to their money-making websites?

I offhandedly mention stuff

I offhandedly mention stuff about this helped do x to a site, but I don't think it is best to mention what sites are making unless you are using that story to gain link authority and media exposure.

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>>>"Those that are able to blog about this need to have a site/project that they can point to and say "That sites mine, it makes $XXXXXX and this is how"."

I go out of my way, way out of my way, to make sure most of my money making sites are not 'attached' to me or mine, as I think most (not all) that are making money do. There is no way I would point to one of my sites and say, look I am making a pile of money here... Your just asking for problems... Big problems.

my2c

>>Your just asking for problems

I agree. I even go by different nicks on different forums just in case I let something slip. Most sites/businesses are just too easy to replicate.

Cos the other 0.2% make us a decent living..

... cynicism at work

I only make money when

I only make money when people send me money, but never off affiliate stuff

shit quality doesn't mean shit profits, sadly

% pure shit = high

% making crumbs, unfortunately I don't think as high - given the amount of people who crop up at forums saying "please help I got this site from a guy and he promised it would make me millions, why isn't it?"

People do believe it, they do hand over cash and if you earn $99.99 a sale and average one a day thats not a bad living from a snake oil website and an e-mailed zip file of whatever.

Sheeple

The word was out.... you could make a million EASILY with a blog.

So the Blog boom started. Now every Kid, Housewife or lonely retiree with a computer was trying to make a million with their blog. Kinda like a heard of sheep following their leader off a cliff.

I hope none of these sheeple figure out that the only way to make real money on the WWW is to be ORIGINAL and UNIQUE. But fortunately for some of us original and unique is something that sheeple just can't seem to figure out.

The word was out.... you

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The word was out.... you could make a million EASILY with a blog. So the Blog boom started. Now every Kid, Housewife or lonely retiree with a computer was trying to make a million with their blog. Kinda like a heard of sheep following their leader off a cliff.

It's human nature, and on line we call it "marketing" when you sell to those humans.

Stock market was BIG... everyone became a broker trainee... it crashed.... real estate was BIG...everyone was a realtor/trainee/mortgage broker... it's crashing....what's next?

If you look at real estate on line it's like someone told the National Association Of Real Estate Fortune Seekers that bloggng and cross linking and comment spamming was the road to riches, and they are all doing it like eager beaver junior SEOs seeking to win the next SEO Scholarship.

The next BIG is schools.... everything from student loans to specialized debt management for same, textbook sales, AP courses, online test prep, online cert programs, transcripts management... just about everything overpriced and minimally qualified. Until we bankrupt our future and then... what's next?

nice comment, but...

didn't you forget AdSense somewhere in there John?

The next BIG is schools.... huh?

last time I checked that was very old news, certainly not next?

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