View Full Version : Finally - My Second Muse Is Ready
11-24-2008, 02:56 AM
After 8 months of travel we have finally made it home. After the semi failure / success of my (holiday photo site (http://www.friends-4-eva.com)) - failure in that I didn't make any money, but success in that I learnt an awful lot about internet marketing. I have now setup a blog following my dreams of making $240 a day from online marketing. If you are interested, check out my blog on trying to earn a passive income (http://www.aztechaffiliates.com/blog). If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear from you. I think I am going to need all the help I can get...
11-24-2008, 03:34 PM
Sounds interesting, I added your feed. Good luck!
11-24-2008, 11:44 PM
When even Time Magazine is talking about blog gridlock (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1860888,00.html) and the over abundance of blogs, you need to come up with something better.
$240 A day is $87,600 a year FFS! (edit: Not 876,000, but still way over the normal necessary TMI). I know your TMI does not need to be anywhere near that figure, and even the top bloggers aren't making anything near that off blogging.
ps things like spell check and proper punctuation are not suggestions here either. One spelling or punctuation error, run on sentence... and you will lose readers. Proof reading is free.
11-25-2008, 04:06 AM
$240 A day is $876,000 a year FFS! I know your TMI does not need to be anywhere near that figure, and even the top bloggers aren't making anything near that off blogging.
One zero too many? 240 * 356 = $87,600. Many top bloggers are clearing that.
11-25-2008, 04:27 AM
D'OH! I need to double check my abacus more often, but I am sure there are more than 356 days in a year.
11-25-2008, 08:29 PM
I have to agree with Kam. Blogs are overrated, especially blogs with day limitations to reach a goal. Blogs as an accompaniment to a full website (where there is a distinct purpose, separate from what is already out there on the Internet) are a separate matter.
I have yet to read a single blog which has met it's goal within the stated allotted time. You become the boy who cried wolf when you fail to meet your posted goals, and unfortunately, a lot of people don't seem to care about this fact.
My advice would be to scrap the idea of '40 days', keep it to yourself, and create a product-based website as soon as you are done creating the software. Do beta-testing through users on this forum. They would be better beta-testers than the general public, so you might as well use that resource rather than hope to find beta-testers through your blog.
If anything, constantly updating the blog will only hinder your progress in finishing your software by having to write about your progress every single day.
11-25-2008, 10:56 PM
Since, we're all talking about blogging:
This site has some pretty good insight into what it takes to make money off of a blog.
11-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Speaking as a graduate of Yaro Starak's Blog Mastermind and having built a blog of my own (www.thedisplacedafrican.com), I thought I would chip in with my 2 cents on this whole blogging debate.
There are million dollar blogs out there, one of them being the Australian caradvice.com.
The thing about blogs, just like online products is it all comes down to your hustle ( as Gary Vaynerchuk puts it) and your niche. A suggestion that comes direct from Yaro Starak ( who clears between 10 -35k a month from his blog) to you is to start up 3 blogs on 3 diverse subjects, engage in high leverage marketing techniques (more on this later) and see which one has that mix of igniting your passion+ a huge audience and go with that.
The best article I have seen on high leverage marketing techniques to start with comes from the king of blogging, Darren Rowse, check out this cool article below:
Hope this helps.
11-28-2008, 03:12 AM
I have now setup a blog following my dreams of making $240 a day from online marketing. If you are interested, check out my blog on trying to earn a passive income
When I first read your post (added emphasis mine), I did not think that the blog itself was the muse, but a recording of your journey as progress to making $240 a day. A footprints in the sand, if you will.
I got the same impression as I read through the first blog post.
As such, my intrest was piqued, as I want to do the same thing, and if it worked for you, it will work for me. I'm game to follow along once I see that it works. Best of luck to ya!
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