Running a blog is one of the most difficult tasks out there yet I love it. Most people always fail to understand the main things that make up a good blog, they thinks that it’s all about registering a domain name, hosting it and then installing wordpress on it. These are actually the basic steps but, it’s not the most important. This is the main reason why many people always give up blogging within few months of setting it up.
There is more to blogging other than what I just mentioned above. I won’t blame those that still believe in that anyway because, it’s not their fault. A lot of people have been lied to before by the so called experts.
I’ve received an email by someone I respects a lot as far as blogging is concerned. He was promoting one hosting company like that and guess what he told me. He asked me to purchase the hosting using his link and he will help me to install wordpress on it and after all, I will start making money from my blog immediately.
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He didn’t care to ask if I have any experience in blogging already or if I’ve even heard anything blogging and wordpress before but, all he wanted is for me to pay for hosting via his affiliate link so I can make him some commission.
I was really disappointed after reading his email and, I was forced to unsubscribe from his list. This is the same way they go about deceiving people just to make commissions. I know that some people will go ahead and buy that hosting from him and he might actually fulfill his promise by installing wordpress for them but, he will leave them frustrated when the main thing starts.
The funny thing is that, this guy is not the only person that does this, I’ve seen many pro bloggers making this kind of promises either via their email list of via a blog post. My question is, why do people always do this kind of thing? Is it right? Some will also promise to install a premium theme and plugins for you but, is blogging all about installing wordpress, themes and plugins?
The truth is that I don’t really understand the reason why some people do this, it might be good in some ways but, I don’t know and I want to know. So, in your own point of view, is it a good marketing strategy? Have you ever sent this type of email to your list before or, have you written a post about it before just to make some affiliate commissions and please, give me some reason for your answer.
What that actually got me sad is that the guy actually claimed that he is helping me. What if I’ve never heard of blogging and wordpress before? What then will I do after he installs the blog for me? How will the money come?
Is Money Really All That Matters?
Yea, we all know that money is very important and in fact, everyone needs it in order to enjoy life fully but, is it really everything?
The fact that you need money is not a criteria for you to sell your pride and dignity cheap. Think of it this way, if someone in your list followed your advice and pay for the hosting via your affiliate like and you now installed wordpress, theme and plugins for him. If he didn’t start making more immediately as you assured him and he ends up abandoning the blog, will he ever trust you again? Hell no.
He will not only see you as a liar but, he will no longer believe in anything blogging again. So, is it not better you tell people the truth? Tell them that blogging is not a get rich quick scheme and tell them that it requires hard work and patience before they can make any money. This way, it will now be their choice to either start one or not.
If they actually starts one and failed, they won’t blame you at all because, you told them all that are expected before but, if you tricked them to make you some commission then, you will be blamed later.
There are many ways to make money via blogging uprightly other than lying and if you really want to create a lasting business via blogging then, you must learn to be upright and always say the truth at all cost because sooner or later, you will be happy you did.
Derek Helparn of social triggers wrote a very awesome post sometime ago and, I love how realistic he was on that post. I’m sure you will love to read it. Follow the link below.
Social Triggers: This guy is delusional about building a blog, but see how I’d bring him back to reality
Finally, remember to answer the question I asked you above and also give me reasons for your answer. I will also be happy if you will tweet and share this post with your friends so they the truth will be known.
Have a pleasant weekend in advance.
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