A few days ago I wrote a post where I mentioned if you want to…
Finally we are making the switch over from the Home Business Marketing Blog to the Web Income Journal. Please I invite you to read this very carefully so as to better appreciate why we have taken this decisive move.
If you’re a regular friend of the home business marketing blog, this message will explain to you some of the reasons why this change is coming at a time like this. However, if you’re new here then you will also have an idea of what we’re set to do. I must say it is a long one but it is necessary so stay with me!
After 2 years of dabbling into this blogging of a thing, one thing stood out clearly before me, the game is fast changing! I know I’ve not been long in this game like most people but the evidence of this change is quite out there for me to see. Blogging has not just metamorphosed from a personal journal into a money making online business tool, but it has also evolved into the new media that is set to change how business is done on the net. Unfortunately not very many bloggers have been able to notice this change.
Those who have not noticed this still want to hold on to the old idea of blogging talking about your passion and hobbies, your pet, and your family.But if you’re truly interested in the new flow then you will want to know where the flow is headed.
And this is what I’ve decided to do. a careful look will reveal that the rules of the game have changed. Those who were fortunate to have entered in the early days have shown us how powerful blogs are in earning an income on the net. Those were the old good days for bloggers. Then setting up a blog and posting just any content garnered favour with the search engines. Earning adsense income with blogs in those days was a breeze! Creating pay per post content, banner ads, and link ads for seo benefits was a quick way for bloggers then to make some guaranteed income. And so bloggers become the “nouveaux riches” of the internet!
But then the influx began. It quickly snow-balled into a stampede and not very long the waters became muddy. It wasn’t that there was no enough space for everyone but as with everything human, pushing and pulling is a natural thing! You know, we have always been taught that life is about the survival of the fittest. And so struggle we must for everything. We call it competition!
And this has become more rife with the realization that many of the easy and quick ways of making money blogging are fast losing their potency. With more strident rules and compliant laws gaining a wider acceptance the earning power of some of the ideas for making money blogging shrank in effectiveness.
Google will gladly give you a slap for accepting ‘dofollow’ paid link ads. Disclosure policies have ‘strangled’ those days when you could produce some quick cash with pay per post while giving a product recommendation in the name of an ‘honest’ review!
Statistics already prove that over 90% of the cyber populace has become ‘ad blind’. Online searchers will carefully avoid your adsense ads, banner ads and any other links as long as they know they are advertisements. Take the time to track these if you have them on your blog and you’ll discover that your blog visitors hardly look at them anymore. When they do look at them or click on them, they only do it as a favour, most of the time.
A New Genre of Blogging for Business Is Evolving
And again it’s being set by the big boys…. !
No, the ‘old school’ ways of making money blogging are not dead. Of course you can still see someone out there package these old ways with a new spin in a special report with the title, “How To Make Money Blogging Secrets Revealed!” and with some powerful copywriting skill push them to some new entrant into the game.
But if you will take a deep look you will readily observe the new flow. If you have not noticed it already then let me gladly point just one to you here.
Have you noticed lately that list building have become the order of the day for bloggers? Everywhere you go online right now you are confronted with list building optin boxes. Now do you know that a few years ago bloggers were quick to condemn internet marketers for spamming which they concluded was a product of their craze for email contact lists? Of course, those were the days when bloggers shun anything list building.
But all that has changed. Blogging has entered a new era.
And so you must realize, like many other bloggers already have, that your blog does not make you money. It’s a tool that helps make doing business online possible. And it’s in running your blog as a business tool, that is, building a business with your blog, that you set yourself up for success in this new era of blogging. As we have seen making money directly with your blog through adsense and selling ad spaces, though possible yet is dwindling by the day.
That is why you should look into the future where blogging is headed. The good news is that if you look carefully this is becoming clearer by the day. So if you truly want to earn an income online running a blog you should understand that the future of blogging is pointed in either of these ways:
1. Build a blog that will make you money selling other peoples products (affiliate marketing)
2. Build a blog that will make you money launching and selling your own product; or
3. Build a blog that will make you money offering specialized services.
And you simply need to determine this ever before you set out to start that blog! And the question you will want answered is how does the Web Income Journal come into all of these?
Now, I’ve spent so much time to give you a picture of what was, what is now and what is to come as it concerns blogging for cash. I’ve done this to let you know that I’ve been studying this trend for some time now. And if you have followed the links in this write up you will observe that I’ve also written on this all along.
Now the change from the Home Business Marketing Blog to the Web Income Journal is aimed at taking the focus from the wide niche of home based business entrepreneurs to a smaller group of bloggers who are interested in the new blogging economy.
I’ve come to realize that as bloggers we have more opportunities in our today’s knowledge driven economy. Our blogging skills could be used in various productive ways. The Web Income Journal will therefore concentrate on researching and providing our dear friends and invaluable readers with content and tools to better profit with these blogging skills.
For example, after these couple of years blogging I’ve come to appreciate my writing skills. This has given me the confidence of going into something I’ve always wanted – becoming a published author. Right now I’m working on authoring a book. And what more I’ve also launched a new blog site which I intend to use as the launching pad for that book project. Now what I’m working on has nothing to do with blogging or internet marketing. In fact it is not an ebook. It’s an idea that has been with me for years but I’ve not been able to bring myself to doing anything with it. But running a blog, researching content on the net and putting that content together for others to read, have given me the confidence of knowing that authoring a book is quite a possibility for me. And I know if I can do it you too can.
We can grow together….
Yes, the Web Income Journal is not just about me but about us. Like I said before many thought the way out was competition and so they have made the waters muddy. But those who truly understand that not competition but cooperation is the new rule are right now setting the pace. This is what online social media is really all about. If you don’t know already that is why Social Impact Marketing (SIM) and Social Media Optimization (SMO) are gradually taking over the field.
And so the Web Income Journal will position itself as your blogging coign of advantage. We will provide you with factual, authoritative and empowering content that will help you get a better view of earning a living online through:
1. Providing examples with personal experience
2. Scouting the net for the right tools and resources and presenting them in a simple and easy to understand format, and
3. Providing a continuous flow of free downloads that will make your blogging life much easier and help you achieve your dream online.
So I’m looking forward to us building a community here that will be of great pride to us all. I’ll gladly offer you my knowledge and I know you too have your knowledge and experience you can share here. I’m working on how you can easily be a part of this community as a contributing author. Once that is concluded you may want to write for us here.
I encourage you therefore to signup for our blog updates. It’s free. Besides, I’m putting together a powerful 7 part email tutorial that reveals the simple and easy way of building multiple streams of online income without jeopardizing your blogging career. It’s indeed a tested and proven system that will help you maximize your blogging knowledge and expertise. Click here now and gain instant access.
I’m looking forward to us having a great experience on the Web Income Journal. And I must thank you for staying with us thus far.
You made a few excellent points there. I did a search about the subject and almost not found any specific details on other websites, but then great to be here, really, appreciate that.
And I’m glad you’re here! Thanks for the comment.
i was just reading earlier that your goal as a blogger is not to drive traffic to your website, it’s to drive traffic to your free gift, so you can get people to join your list. That’s the same point you’re making, that the traditional ways of making money are going by the wayside. It’s an interesting trend.
Oh did I really say that? I mean did I say my goal is not to drive traffic to my website but to drive traffic to my free gift? Ok, maybe that’s the way you read it. But the point is the traditional ways of making money with blogs are changing by the day. More and more bloggers are now going the way of building email list than just relying on RSS feed subscriptions. It’s something that every blogger who is really interested in building a business on the net should look into. Thanks for your comment.
To get noticed with Blog has now become a tough game. First, you need to building an online recognition with your blog to get opportunities coming in your way. The way people are ad blind to the traditional advertisements is natural to expect and the blogs that gains popularity with it’s own style of presentation is going to survive the competition.
Indeed, you’re correct George. Making money with blogs is becoming a real battle. I think bloggers will need to be more innovative if they really want to make money blogging.
Thanks for the comment.