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Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

People are constantly talking about making money blogging.  I’ve seen moms who want to stay at home with their children out there religiously blogging about their day.  Blogging about their kids….about their lives.  People blogging about gardening…about anything and everything.

Then they come to me and say “I’m writing these blog posts daily and not making any money.  WHY??” 

Here’s a secret….

You can blog all day long and get to page one of the search engines every time, but if you don’t have any way to MONETIZE your blog, you are wasting time.  It’s just a hobby blog.

You must have something to sell.  Some way for your readers to pay you for something. 

Many bloggers sell affiliate products from places like clickbank.  Others run ads in the sidebar of their blogs from google or amazon, etc…

Here’s the problem with that…  You sell a $100 product, you might make anywhere from $5 to $25.  Rarely do you find affiliate products that pay you more than 25%.  Some of these people join a network marketing company and promote their products on the blog.  Rarely do you find a network marketing company that pays you more than 40%.  The average is around 20% to 30% on what you sell.  Even though those are good numbers, you can do better.

I help people who want to blog earn 70% to 80% EVERY time they make a sale!  That’s the absolute best payout I’ve ever seen.

FIRST…Think about something you love.  Maybe a hobby.  Maybe parenting.  Maybe traveling.  Maybe…  You get the picture.  It can be ANYTHING that others might enjoy reading about.

SECOND…Click here…watch the video and find out how you can have your own blogging system all set up for you for just $25 and make money when others sign up for the same system.

THIRD…Sign up for your blogging system today

FOURTH…Start blogging about whatever YOU want and share your posts on social spaces

FIFTH…Make money!

It’s that simple.  Notice I said simple and not effortless.  You have to put in the time and effort to write about what you love.  You have to share those posts with others.  That’s it!

Go watch the video and sign up for your system today!  I look forward to helping you get started!

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What Are Empower Network’s Products?

THE VIRAL BLOGGING SYSTEM (VBS) – AKA $25 Starter Package

“An elite blogging system that is already recognized as an authority site on Google and other search engines. The domain ranks within the top 100 sites in Alexa.com – the authority for ranking websites in the world.  Also includes some in depth training videos to get you started.”   READ MORE HERE

This product has a monthly investment of $25

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INNER CIRCLE MASTERMIND

“An audio library of interviews and stories from key EN players – some of whom have NEVER been successful in an online business before. Updated each week.  READ MORE HERE

This product has a monthly investment of $100

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COSTA RICA INTENSIVE

“This product has 11 videos that are pure marketing gold. After you have gone through all of the lesson videos, you will feel like you stole it for the measly $500 that you pay when you buy it. The lessons taught in these videos are designed to improve anyone’s business, regardless of what they are selling.”  READ MORE HERE

This product has a one time investment of $500

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$15K FORMULA

“Much like the Inner Circle audios, the $15K Formula is “Evergreen” and is constantly being updated as new strategies hit the marketplace. The $15K Formula is created and updated by leading marketers that are getting extraordinary results.

The strategies and marketing tricks in the $15K Formula can be used in any business, and that is why people are raving about the product.READ MORE HERE

This product has a one time investment of $1,000

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COSTA RICA MASTERS

“Every product in the Empower Network serves a different purpose. The purpose of the Masters Course is to show you how to go from “Zero to Hero” in your online business.

There actually is a science to marketing online. There are several different phases of growth in your business. After you go through the Masters Course, you will know exactly where you are in your business, and you will have a game plan to reach your goals.”  READ MORE HERE

This product has a one time investment of $3,500

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Empower Network vs Level One Network

I’ve been approached by reps of both Empower Network and Level One Network recently.  I see a lot of Empower and Level One reps posting on facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc…

I decided to take a glance at both companies.  They both claim to have a blogging system that gets indexed into the search engines quickly and easily.  So…me being me…I tested that theory.  I went to Level One Network’s home page and picked a couple of the bloggers on page one to test with.  I also went to Empower Network’s facebook page and couple of the more interactive people there and went to their blogs.

So, at this point, I’m using two random blogs from Level One and two random blogs from Empower.  This should be a fair test.  I looked for posts on each blog where the titles had nothing to do with either company.  I know that when I write a post, I can generally google the title within hours and have it show up on page one of the results.  When searching for the titles of these four blogs, I found something very interesting.

NEITHER the Empower blogs nor the Level One blogs were showing up on page one of the results.  What I did find is a bunch of Level One reps bashing Empower on their blogs and on social spaces.  I also found that every blog from each company looks just like the other.  I always say “Brand YOURSELF…not some company”.  With these companies, however, in order to take advantage of their search engine positioning (if they really have any) you must have your blog be TheirCompayURL.yourusername.com  You are not really branding yourself, you are branding THEM.

What is looks like to me is the reps from each company are competing with other reps from that company for the search engine results when people search for the company name.  However, posts about something OTHER than the companies aren’t even on the radar.  Maybe later down the road I will be able to do more research and have something concrete to report for those of you who want a blogging company like this that works.  SEO is not a “set it and forget it” thing.  It takes work to get your blog to page one of the search engine results.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  Whether you are using a blog from one of these companies or your own blog, you need to do the work.  Just like I taught in my blogging courses, there are a number of things you need to do to get listed in the search engines and maintain those listings.

Maybe one of these companies can make it a bit easier, but I don’t see it at this time.  I was actually hoping that I could promote one or the other of these systems to my readers who don’t want to start from scratch.

The opinions here are MINE.  They are opinions and my personal conclusions.  I did not do an in depth study, just took a cursory look based on the claims of both companies.

I will review more when I have more time.

UPDATE – 7 minutes later, MY blog post (THIS ONE) was listed first on page two of a google search.  Very interesting.  Page 2 of about 5,530,000 results. (Click the image below to see full size.)

Just 7 minutes after writing my post, I was ranking high for my post.

Job Security – Does it Really Exist?

Companies are closing down at an alarming rate. The world is changing. Goods and services that were necessary just 10 or 20 years ago are no longer needed.

I remember 20 years ago, my daughter was just born, my son was a year old and the internet was dial up. AOL…that was THE internet provider. I got internet and very few of my friends had it. They didn’t want it. They didn’t know about the power of the internet. People thought it was just email. And that’s about all it was used for back then. The average person did not have an email address. These days, everyone has one and most people have a social networking account or two.

The internet is the new local corner store. Gossip and recommendations for products or services used to take place mainly in person. Now they take place mainly on the internet. If you want to recomment a product or service, you “like” it on facebook or review it on your blog or tweet about it. If you want to know what others think about a product or service, you “google” it, you ask your twitter followers about it or you ask your facebook friends about it.

Then, if you like a product or service based on what you’ve read, you can even BUY it on the internet.

This eliminates the need for a LOT of physical jobs. Not to mention the fact that there are way more information products these days than there were in the past. People are paying for information, training, and knowledge to better their lives. Schools and colleges are not teaching entrepreneurship. Well…some are, but not many. But, being an entrepreneur is the only way to have a secure future. It’s the only way that YOU can be in control of YOUR future.

How secure do you think YOUR job is now?

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Is Social Spark a Scam?

I haven’t completely figured that out yet, but I’m working on it for you.  SocialSpark is a company that matches bloggers with advertisers.  Advertisers have products or services that they want to get the word out about.  They go to Social Spark to find bloggers who will review their products and/or services and get matched up. The blogger writes a review, gives SocialSpark permission to post it to their blog and they review it and post it.  The blogger gets paid a pre-determined amount for the post.

One HUGE problem that I see is they use Google Analytics to make the determination of which and how many offers the blogger gets.  As you may know, I do NOT like Google Analytics.  My visitor rankings are way higher than GA puts them at.  At the time of writing this post, my PR is 2.  It’s not easy to get to a PR2.  I write a post and within minutes it is indexed in the search engines.

I’ve been signed up for SocialSpark for over a week or so and have referred two bloggers to them but have received NO offers.  Supposedly offers come in on a daily basis.  But…the advertiser does not choose the blogger, Social Spark does.  And they do not take the entire picture into consideration when making you offers.  I’d hold off on this one for a bit.  It can be frustrating if you are counting on getting paid in the near future for writing blog posts.

There are many other ways to make money with your blog.  Don’t do this one unless you are an established blogger and just want to try something different like I’m doing.

UPDATE – Unless you are the type of person who likes to sit around, do nothing and NOT make money, do not get involved with SocialSpark. They have visited my blog via numerous google searches and KNOW that I can write a post and have it indexed ON PAGE ONE in google search results in a matter of minutes and STILL will not give me offers because they are too dependent on something that does not work properly (Google Analytics).

 

UPDATE 2 – It’s been a little over a month since I joined Social Spark and they are STILL not giving me offers.  Why?  Because they are depending on Google Analytics to tell them how good my blog is.  LOL…that’s a JOKE.  You most likely found this post because you did a search for information about Social Spark.  It’s on page ONE of the search results in google and has been since about 12 minutes after I wrote the post.  BUT…I still get no offers.  I don’t think they are a scam per se, but they are not a good company to try to make money with.  That’s MY opinion. 

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it?