I’ve never gone to Blogworld. At
$1000+ $400 for the full ticket, plus hotel, plus travel, plus food, the cost is a little steep. I’m also a little suspect of some of the guest speakers that are there to impart their oh-so valuable knowledge.
I’m sure that there are some useful technical seminars for those who are inclined to enjoy that sort of thing, but it’s the popular “gurus” that cause me concern. Gurus that will help you become a millionaire, a blog authority, a social media expert, get noticed in your niche, write killer blog content or what have you.
When I was new to blogging, there were a few times that I seriously considered buying products that these “gurus” were selling, but quite frankly, I didn’t have the money. I was wet behind the ears and desperate for my blog to make me some money. If I did have the money, I would have happily handed it over.
So instead of listening to what other people had to say, I did my own thing. Over the past two and a half years (before the unfortunate hack attack), I ended up with an average of about 70,000 visitors a month to my website, some modest sales in the dog collar department and a nifty little income from Google Ads and Amazon. While I’m no “guru”, you can read about my “secrets” to success here and here, for FREE. There is no mystery to having a successful blog, just hard work and consistency.
A little while back, I found a *very* interesting website. Salty Droid’s mission statement is that you cannot make money online. There is a lot of interesting and eye-opening reading there and I strongly suggest that you go over and take a boo. It WILL change your opinion of certain individuals. Enjoy your Silly Sunday