4 Big Lies ProBloggers Enjoy Telling

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Blogging is big business, no doubt. However, many ‘probloggers’ today have made it less than honorable by ‘wooing’ would be bloggers into the fold with the expectation of making cheap money online. It is sad to see most of these newbies fall for these cheap lies and then quit after just about 2 months when they realize, sadly, that either they were fooled or they fooled themselves.

What are the 4 very big lies ‘probloggers’ enjoy telling?

Lies ProBloggers Tell

Blogging Is Simple, Easy And Inexpensive

Whosoever started this lie needs to be flogged! Though someone who is a natural marketer (or someone who has a background in marketing) may do well in marketing and branding a blog, the average joe is bound to be frustrated when he is told that he has to thoroughly market his blog like any other product that goes on sale in the market. And the worst part? It has to be daily! Who dares calls such a task simple?

Talking about easy, the guy who said churning out great entries on a consistent basis was not a big deal obviously was high on something! Imagine thinking about what to write that would capture the attention (and admiration) of thousands of readers within the span of every 24 hours! If that is an easy task, then I suspect someone actually tore out the page that contained easy in the dictionary that fellow used!

With domains notoriously selling for under $3 and hosting for under $10 a month, it is easy to say blogging isn’t an expensive investment. However, when you factor in a laptop (and maybe a desktop), a tablet PC for blogging on the go, electricity bills, Internet subscriptions, premium themes and plugins, CDN service charges etc, you’d get a bill that would make even Bill Gates think twice before opening his wallet!

Is that the definition of cheap?

Making Money Online Is Easy

Probloggers are always in the habit of calling 6 figures monthly earnings either from affiliate sales or selling their own products. This motivates the newbie to jump into blogging with the hope of making a killing! Often, it is after a whole year has passed and such newbie account reads $12 that they suspect the whole truth wasn’t told.

While it is very possible to make millions blogging, you most likely aren’t going to achieve such fabulous results just from buying a product or subscribing to a course! And mind you, you must be really ready to work your a** off and wait…that is the only known secret code for making money online!

You Can Become Successful Only By Following Their Footsteps Or Buying Their Products

The ego of a very successful blogger is perhaps larger than the landmass of China! Each blogger who has attained some measure of success in the blogosphere automatically believes that no success can be got except the very way he got his own….big lie I must say.

If such a blogger has products, unless one subscribes to those products before he/she can become successful online. While such courses and methods a problogger used to attain fame and power may actually be relevant and still potent, the fact remains that one can choose either to travel by plane from Africa to Euroope or use water by means of vessels…the most important thing however is that both reach their destination!

It Can Happen Overnight

Probloggers enjoy fooling their readers that by buying their products and subscribing to their services, they could become rich very fast by blogging! While becoming rich blogging isn’t the problem, the challenge is the fast element especially in such a super competitive environment like blogging.

To make money online, you have to garner serious traffic, have tons of entries that are both engaging and worthwhile, a clear monetization method and a serious trust rating…unfortunately, these things don’t happen overnight – they are often the product of very long, hard and often, sleepless nights that may well span into years.

A Question For You:

What do you consider as a modern lie today’s ‘probloggers’ are so good at telling? Hit the comment box and let’s get talking!

 

Comments

    • says

      Sadly, Frederick, most newbies do not understand that…they always imagine that making money online is the simplest thing ever to happen to the world!

      Always,
      Terungwa

  1. says

    I don’t necessarily agree with your points, since most ‘pro-bloggers’ who have achieved success did it through hard work, so I doubt they will lie (unless, they cheated..to make money. There are a lot of scammers out there).

    But, I can see your point…it’s not particularly about the bloggers lying, it’s about the new bloggers who assumes that it is easy (or don’t bother to read the entire article).

    I did pro-bloggers are doing the best they can to promote the idea of hard work (they might have not in the past…but these days they tend to make an effort to emphasize hard work) – how much they have worked (it is an impossible task..since we really can’t quantify hard work). But, through powerful and interesting stories, they might be able to get the point across.

    Anyways, thank you for sharing this, Akaahan :) So, you changed your design? Are you trying to switch over to another this? (Just asking because this is one of the default themes – But, it is a great theme :D).

    • says

      Hello Jeevan,

      It’s great to have you over. I particularly love it when you disagree with me, it proves that the conversation is real and immense value is added in the process.

      While I agree with you partially, I must point out that many of the ‘probloggers’ have a simple fix attitude when it comes to advising newbies. It is often assumed (and vigorously written) in many blog entries I have read on such blogs that one can become rich just in a manner of days if he follows a simple technique. But Jeevan, is $10,000 a month realistic to a blogger who just started out?

      …and then, to claim your $10,000 a month, you have to part with your hard earned dollars or subscribe to some silly list! You see the point?

      I guess that element of hardwork is added simply as a addendum or appendix to make the whole scam appear legitimate!

      Do have a very great day! In a very special way, I appreciate your comment!

      Always,
      Terungwa

      PS

      I was simply testing things out and did not change my theme. While I make the site better, I always prefer that it remains accessible to users.

  2. says

    Money making blogging is neither easy nor quick. It takes time to build a great blog, build audience, traffic then only you can start making few bucks. Enjoyed reading the post.

    • says

      Hello Atish,

      These type of bloggers are quite annoying…most of them have been blogging professionally for more than 5 years but sadly encourage newbie bloggers that the whole deal can be accomplished in a few weeks time. Now, that’s not only crazy, it seriously immoral!

      I appreciate your comment and the value it has added to this entry. Please, do have a very great weekend!

      Always,
      Terungwa