Each time I visit a blog, and it certainly the blogger behind it regularly publish his monthly blog income report. I feel sorry for so many aspiring newbie bloggers who “may” get mislead by this type of information.
Wait a second.
I know and agree that to a great extent, this same type of information serves 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 thing is when you come across headline such as 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 of the content hoping to find some magic 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 types 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 buying from them or through their affiliate links.
The blogger never reveals the sweat, blood, energy, etc.
And how long it takes to reach such an awesome level of success. The level of works, risk, investments, energy, 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 thinks he too can replicate such level of success within a few weeks or months into blogging.
That’s some kind of horrible mindset to get into blogging for money. A mindset that will leave 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’s side.
Among some of its benefits are:
Inspiration – After reading income reports of popular bloggers like Pat Fylnn, John Chow, etc.
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 a better day is just a mile ahead of you.
Reality – Many people still doubt the fact, or are in confusion about how bloggers or blogs can really make money online.
Publishing income reports post with detailed reports of sources where each cent came from takes away all ambiguities as to whether bloggers really make money or this whole thing called “blogging for money” is just another internet BIG scam.
Transparency – Transparency is one of the core ingredients of a successful blogging career.
Publishing income report post 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/services. Product/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, blog income reports have done this for you.
This is how it works…
Regularly visit blogs that publish blog 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 adapting to bank the most money?
When you see that two or more authority bloggers are making money from a 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. This is because there is more to selling affiliate products and services than just promoting your affiliate links all over the internet.
Now that we’ve seen how blog 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 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 as hard as you might think. But not so easy too like what income report portrait.
Blogging for money is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
You’ve got to be aware that with blogging for the 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 is your thought on bloggers publishing income reports? Let’s hear your opinion in the comment section.