Why Blogging for Money is Not For Everyone?


Note: This Article is not aimed at Personal Blogging – rather it talks more on Professional Blogging or Blogging for Money

If you are inspired by one of the recent success stories of the bloggers who are pampered by the reputation and are showcased everywhere? If yes, you must have been romantic with the idea of making extra income while having started a part time blog as a side business.

And what is so unfair about your desire to be a one of those shined earner? blogging hi tou hai!

We are told that it’s so easy to blog and everyone can become a blogger. eh? By now, you must have read various articles, topics, tutorials over the internet about starting the blogs or auto-pilot blogs in minutes. You must have thought that starting blogging is as easy as having a wordpress or blogger account and there you go.

Actually not really! Not everyone can become a blogger. Stop day dreaming and open your eyes. It’s not all that easy. Yes, setting up a blog is easy but the real trouble is not setting up a blog but to maintain it. And maintaining a blog could be that complicated as if your dogs have run out.

In this series of posts about blogging, we’ll have some insight, some expert opinions and some very helpful material for wanna be bloggers and very well versed guide that will help you judge if you can be a blogger or not.

So to be a Blogger, you need to sit back and relax because it’s not really a shortcut kinda thingy as people keep on telling.

Case Study!

This one is a very common case that is often followed by the n00bs (newbies or newcomers).

So what the n00bs do is they just have heard of being rich by having a blog and adsense setup. They don’t give a heck about the content. They simply write the topic and keywords of their blog by and copy/pasting the content from some other website and present as if it is their own creation.

I have had the honor to have interviewed such a blogger. On telling him that he is plagiarizing, he laughed at me saying who gonna know that I have copied the content from somewhere! Very precise – it’s difficult to say that who has created and who has copied. He didn’t listen a word of mine and kept convincing me that copy/paste is what they keep doing in their assignments/presentations too and never got caught.

So ofcourse by now you know what do we call such people. Yes, n00bs…! Aren’t they? And if you too are a n00b and are planning to start a blog like this, let me warn you! There is no use of having such a blog.

You are wasting your time. And as far as you say how would you get caught? Try this! Go to CopyScape.com and write the url of your blog or for that matter just a sentence of the writeup and you will have the clear idea how really you could get caught.

And even, if you are lucky enough to not come across the original content producer – you will not get loyal visitors, neither good ranking in Seach Engine, and resultantly not higher revenues.

Or let me put it this way, search engine giant Google that has already crawled the words you just plagiarized, will not acknowledge you for re-posting the same content. You, on the other hand will be penalized by the search engines in terms of low rankings and upto the extent that your revenue stream i.e. Adsense account may get terminated.

So I hope you have realized that if you can’t produce the content, you CANNOT be a blogger. And when I say content, I don’t mean the textual content only, or the English text only. If language is the barrier, you can write in your own language Urdu for example. And if you think you cannot write, then text is not the only form of content. You can produce graphical content such as photos, videos, audios etc. But the condition remains the same, the content should be original. And if you can produce the original content, Congratulations ! You CAN be a blogger.

The benefit is all yours. You enjoy good search engine rankings and Adsense results. The next part of the post will feature the case of Mature Webmasters / Probloggers.

Keep Reading Second Part of This Article: If Copy/Pasting of Blogs with LinkBack is Legal?