What is the reason or purpose of creating a blog? Do you blog for interest or blog for money? You write and share articles that interest you or provide solutions to others’ questions and problems. You shouldn’t write articles for money. You need to write articles that help people, that’s it.
Some people write a blog for money. They mainly concentrate on making money online without providing valuable articles to readers. They sometimes even write about how to make money online; it doesn’t make you money even when you write about how to make money online. Bear in mind that by writing valuable content that helps people, you would attract more readers to your blog. Don’t bother about making money, because the money will follow when your blog becomes well known.
Why You Shouldn’t Write About Making Money Online?
1. There are too many similar blogs on the web
Simply type the keyword “make money online” in Google. You can see there are tons of similar blogs and websites that write about making money online. If you want to be part of them, there’s nothing new unless you have something really different from them. You can only be successful if you have some secret tips and tricks to teach people about how to make money online with your exclusive method. Otherwise, you’ll just be another ‘make money online’ blog.
2. It’s difficult to stand out from the crowd
When there’s too many similar blogs on the web, it’s very difficult to stand out from the crowd and build up your brand unless you have some secret tips and tricks to teach people about how to make money online; otherwise, don’t touch this niche at all. Even though you have some secret tips for your reader, you need to prove to your readers that your tips are really working by showing them screenshots of how much you’ve earned by using this method. Only then you can get people to trust you and follow your path.
3. It’s difficult to rank well on search engine
This relates to reason #1 and #2. There are a large number of similar blogs on the web. Let’s do an experiment for a week. Say today you search the keyword “make money online” and print screen the page. After 7 days you do the same routine and check the results. See whether all 10 websites or blogs on the main page still remain on the main page. Most likely they are different because some other websites and blogs have outranked those on the first page 7 days ago. That being said, the competition is pretty intense and you’re hardly likely to rank well or maintain your ranking on a search engine. The war will never end.
4. You wouldn’t maintain your blog for long
If you’re trying to make money online by writing about how to make money online, you’re out. No one will trust you if you don’t make money in any other way but writing about how to make money online. You would most likely not write for your blog anymore and quit when you find that it’s difficult to outrank others and don’t make even a cent after several months.
Remember, writing about making money online is only for those big guns who really make some good money from online, for example John Chow. If you want to make some money online, don’t write about how to make money online. Instead, do some research for the topic you’re passionate about and go for it. You can easily make more money that way rather than writing about how to make money online.
What do you think about another blog or website that starts writing about how to make money online? Do you think it’s working?