just recently read an article about how to make more money by promoting hidden niche products that most are not promoting. The article proceeds to say that instead of rehashing some of the same old products then we should perhaps promote something else such as, How to build a Bird Cage or How to Jump higher.
That’s all good and well but then WHY does this same person and other well-known bloggers write previous articles outlining that in order to make money through our blogging efforts, we have an obligation to our readers to provide original and useful content and become “experts” in what we are promoting?
We are told to stay clear of promoting products we know nothing about. NOW it is suggested that we should promote How to Build BIRD CAGES?
Am I to assume I only need to read up on how to build a Bird cage and then write my own article using my expert advise? When do I become an “expert” in this anyway?
I’m not quite sure I could presume to become a leading expert in any field by merely doing a bit of research and then allow the public just assume that I am providing quality and trusted advice. In all fairness I should point out that at the end of the article he says that we should do our research to promote the respective product.
Ah Ha… the proverbial disclaimer.
The point I am getting at is that anyone new to this that is considering getting into writing blogs to produce an income should be very careful and read, read, read and read some more about blogging and the ability to actually produce an income.
Even though there are other bloggers that tell us these things mean well, we are told contradicting opinions about various subjects. You have to be able to tell the difference by doing your homework and decide for yourself what the right thing to do is. Just it is right for someone else doesn’t mean it’s right for you.
It’s Not As Easy As It Sounds
Please don’t be tempted to play the blogging for dollars game. Blogging to earn an income is NOT an easy thing to do no matter what you are told. It’s one thing to write a few articles and think that it’s not so hard, but try to do this day in and day out using quality content. Writing blogs to produce a steady income has an extremely high turn over rate.
I believe that a person can earn a decent steady income through blogging, but like anything else, you have to invest a lot of your knowledge, a lot of quality time, and through your efforts you just may succeed at blogging.
by Gary Shane