Should you start a blog in order to make money online?

Yes, and no. It depends. I now, that’s a ****ed up answer, but that IS the answer. This is a video tutorial from my personal coaching program, that I am sharing here because it’s too important to be hidden behind a login screen

The Truth About Starting a Blog

Before you start a blog, make sure you understand the following:

  • Only 1% of new blogs grow big enough and fast enough to become media powerhouses.
  • Most bloggers make less money per hour than their current job (for at least the first 6 months).
  • Blogging is just one way to make money, there are many other more profitable ways that take up less time and generate more income.
  • You earn pennies from Google Adsense, a fraction of what the actual sale a click on your website generated.

When You Should  Start a Blog

  • You love the subject matter. It’s your passion. It’s what you read and talk about on a daily basis.
  • You love writing, and producing content (videos, graphics)
  • You have access to first-hand industry news (so you can get the scoop)
  • You can attend events on the subject matter, and network with other bloggers in the same space
  • You can build relationships with other bloggers  due to you shared passion.

 When You Should NOT Start a Blog

  • You are broke and need money desperately (try borrowing).
  • The thought of writing makes you want to puke.
  • You think keyword research tools can help you get great ideas for a blog.
  • You know nothing about the subject matter, and don’t care.
  • You think you can start a blog, hire ghostwriters or freelance writers, and create compelling content that people willingly link to.
  • You hate meeting real human beings by networking at events.

With my Elite Marketing webinar, I reveal why bloggers are bottom feeders, and why blogging for AdSense or some ad money is the worst thing you can do to yourself.

Most newbies make the mistake of thinking that they can make easy money when they start a blog. I’m sorry to say but they are probably referring to an ebook written in 2004. Reality check – blogging sucks, unless it’s just a part of your overall strategy to make money online.