The Death Of A Blogger's Ego

Many people forget that in order to make money there must be some drive to convert online traffic. Many bloggers who want to become a hot blog often forget the importance of merely reporting on the most popular topics and stories of the day. These high traffic stories for instance can make google news and send the traffic to your blog through the roof.

If you can keep in the google and yahoo hot news stories consistently, and your blog gives people reasons to stay they you can become an A list blogger very quickly. Other ways of bringing in blog traffic is having a self reflexive blog. In most cases top bloggers bring a little of their personality to the website. This can help identify a site audience, and reinforce brand identity. The most popular personalities are very real people, who call things like they are. It is very important to be who you are.

People relate to real people who do real things online. I believe that the most financially successful bloggers and businesses do not have the whole notion of ego. Most people are not out to save the world, but merely survive with all limbs intact. Most people understand that they have to help themselves to the money. I have nothing wrong with people who do stuff online with no profit motive but people must also realize that those things are exactly that. Often the impact of defining a business sense can be a major tipping point in the online experience of people. The pieces come together when others know what we are all about.

People find fewer faults in a profit machine, or finely tuned website then they do in a personal blog. This is just life. I wish it were the other way around. But online for many people money is everything. It is hard to separate money from anything. Money has become one with online culture and the cult chasing those green things is all powerful. I was watching Blip Tv and was struck in the continuity in how branding effected the popularity of every single video. Perception is extremely powerful online and may be the main driving force behind success. Many times it is important to invest the time, talent, and treasure in creating these tools to further increase your online perception and identity. Videos, blogs, websites, businesses all have reasonable costs that justify the revenue.

Recently I got a comment on a wordpress blog of mine about how great the template was. The 3d clear earth is a hell of an emblem of my theme of world business. People get this stuff. But the whole event made me think how important perfection and perception really are. The fact that people do not spend more time and money getting these things right is beyond me. I got lucky I stumbled on that great template and it still wows me today. A professional template can be a major tipping point of a blog or website. The value of this cannot be deciphered. Many people consider free templates to be just as good as premium templates.

But some premium ones are hot and relatively low priced. 15 bucks is not bad considering a template that can convert normal bloggers into probloggers just with a change of scenery and feature rich matrix. I feel the death of a blogger's ego occurs when they decide to pay the price to do what it takes. To grab the greens. To grab the traffic. To ultimately succeed. The rest can sit and watch. Scoff. But in the end it does not really matter. Nothing really matters in the scheme of things. But if you want to make money online there is a certain learning curve, a price, and a bit of effort required.


If You Want To Make Money Go Where The People Are

When David Blaine Does his magic he typically does it in highly populated areas. One such backdrop of many of David's recent tricks is none other than New York city.

The reason he does his magic, and stunts in New York is that no other city in the United States has so many people out in the streets. A typical quiet New York side walk at 3 AM can have more people on it than are in the entire city of Denver for instance. I think we can apply these same practices to online business. For example there are certain places that seem very traffic rich. These are places where marketers and entrepreneurs can pull stunts to drive people to conversions, leads, and ultimately some kind of money generating business.

A good place to get really good at would include twitter. With twitter the ability to generate targeted @ responses, and profile traffic often corresponds to how well you can move conversions. The amount of twitter traffic websites get has been on the rise. This traffic has also been of higher quality than it was. Marketers who gain a lot of followers and can pull buzz around themselves can effectively move the whole world to their business in one day. When I think of all of this viral traffic, I also think of the big online business profits that will result.

The cousin of twitter but no less important is the facebook. The facebook is unique in that many of its users have turned their back on the web. They follow links off of facebook but that is where their web surfing begins and ends. Facebook users also have very large personal networks. Real world friends are more likely to share a cool site online than are strangers. Imagine how many people would diss me if I spend my life promoting stuff done by other people and not myself. It is important to network on facebook. Keep an open mind. Become friends with a lot of people. Make contacts. Exchange information. The facebook is especially unique in that there are infinite ways that people can leverage facebook. Facebook has amazing rss apps that can do anything including republish your blog on it. This way you give something to the facebook and can essentially get feed readers.

The third service to bow down to is google. There are countless victims who did not take the laws of google seriously and as a result get sand boxed or banned. Spam is really at the source of what google does not like. It may make a lot of sense to set up robotic cash generating sites, or push things too far. At the end of the day google will give you less of the pie. This could severely hurt any online business. Google seems to still be the silent traffic and conversion generating warrior. For example a site that gets 34% of its traffic from twitter may in reality be getting most of it from a google aggregator of tweets turned search results. Also google's grip of the twetosphere may cause aggregators to browse people who link drop and grab the feed of the destination site of the link drop. Google works in mysterious ways, but the only thing not mysterious is getting banned. Usually people who do something get banned.

A site that plays nice and may not have the best SEO can get a lot of google traffic. This traffic will convert into money. Think ad revenue my friends. Think affiliate conversions. Think money in the bank. Ultimately still it all comes back to google. Crowd source google and you will for sure become really rich on the internet.


What Would Inspire You

Many people would be more inspired to really work on their website if they knew how much money the thing is worth. Website Outlook is one site that can calculate this. For example here I calculated the relative worth of this website :

My site is worth $6942.3.
How much is yours worth?

The number seems a bit high to me. In reality to calculate the value of a website it is more important to use numbers like how much money we make now off of it now. Does the website have potential for growth both in traffic, rank, web proliferation, how frequently the content updates, the value of the content in the site, among many other things.


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