Each time I visit a blog, and it certain the blogger behind it regularly publish his monthly income report post. I feel sorry for so many aspiring newbie bloggers who “may” got mislead by this type of information.
Wait a second.
I know and agree that to a great extent, this same type of information could serve as motivation to many who wishes to start a blog. But I also believe that the danger that comes along with this type of information is more than the good it delivers.
The things is, when you come across headline such like this:
That’s some crazy amount of $$$ to earn in a single month for a one author blog, right?
Yes, it is!
At first you get hooked up to read the rest part of the content hoping to find some magical bullet in it that will fill your bank account with something similar. But in the end, you find nothing jumping out to hand over to you that magic wand…
Something is usually missing in most type of published posts that detailed their monthly income report post like that of Pat Flynn. That’s what am here to let you in.
They lack reality, yes!
Most bloggers income reports posts you’ll read online detailed only and concentrate on the good side of the story. The most awesome part of blogging and in most cases…are only design to lure you into to buying from them or through their affiliate links.
The blogger never reveal the sweat, blood, energy, and how long it takes to reach such an awesome level of success. The amount of works, risk, investments, energy and blood it takes to reach such height are never discussed in most income reports publications.
They make it sound as if all are bed-of-rose with blogging for money. And newbie blogger think he too can replicate such level of success within few weeks or months into blogging.
That’s some kind of horrible mindset to get into blogging for money. A mindset that will left you with no choice than to quit when reality set in, then you will see it clearly that blogging to make money or earn your living online is not an easy task.
Granted, publishing income reports serves its own purposes too, which have positives effects on the reader. Among some of its usefulness are:
Inspiration – After reading income reports of popular bloggers like Pat Fylnn, John Chow, like that of Pat Flynn etc…No doubt, anyone could easily get inspired to go all out on his blogging activities to ensure it starts making money.
Motivation – Yes, you always get motivated to keep going with your blog and hope that betters days are just a mile ahead of you.
Reality – Many people still doubt the fact, or are in confusion how bloggers or blogs can really make money online.
Publishing income reports post regularly with detailed reports of sources where each cent came from takes away all ambiguities as to whether bloggers really makes money or this whole thing called “blogging for money” is just another internet BIG scam.
Transparency – Transparency is one of the core ingredient of a successful blogging career and publishing income report post just prove that the blogger is ready to hide nothing away from his readers and the worldwide web. This is because anyone visiting the blog even for the first time can read all about the blogger earnings reports on the blog.
Discoveries – If you’re a big fan of getting a “handout” to success, reading other bloggers income report post can present you with an amazing opportunity to discover unknown HOT in demand products and services you can ride on its waves of success at the moment and get your own share of the money.
Instead of you doing all the hard work to find these products/services to market as an affiliate, bloggers income reports has done this for you.
This is how it works…
Regularly visit blogs that publish income reports, go through the list to see where their top earner usually comes from.
- Is it from a particular affiliate product/services?
- How many websites combine generates the $$$?
- What strategies is the blogger adopting to bank the most money?
When you see that two or more authority bloggers are making money from certain type of products/services especially if this is an affiliate product, then you can try your luck with it.
Though, you may not be as successful as they did with the product because there is more to selling affiliate product and services than just promoting your affiliate links/url all over the internet.
Now that we’ve seen how bloggers monthly income report can be of benefits to readers…
Let see how it can damage the career of a blogger.
The only problem I see (at least for now) with this type of information is that it only talked about one side of the story – the glittering side of blogging.
Most bloggers who publish income reports never had the time or take into consideration to tell what goes behind the scene before each cent on their income reports was made…the sweat, blood, energy, resources, time, anxiety, frustrations, long hours of work etc…
They tell it like plug-in few hours of blogging activities and plug-out thousands of $$$ in minutes.
I have been here ($0), there (3 figure income) and will be over there next (six figure income) so I can tell you from experience that making money online is not hard as you might think, but not so easy too like what income report portrait.
Blogging for money is one of the hardest job on earth.
You’ve got to be aware that with blogging for money you get what you put in. If you put in mediocre efforts, you’re going to come out with mediocre results. There are no two ways about it, what you give is what you get.
What are your thought on bloggers publishing income reports? Let’s hear your opinion in the comment seection.