As my time here at Bloggers Market draws to a close ( I know I’m repeating myself from last week ), I’m taking time for reflection. Reflection on where I’ve come and where it is that I’m going. As you have no doubt witnessed I have moved away from the lesson’s or training on this site for the new Bloggers and have become a bit more philosophic in my approach to writing and Blogging in general.
You’ll see this trend continue with a greater variance in topics as time goes on. This is truly what has precipitated my move to my new Blogging Home. As I have moved away from “Make Money Blogging” and started to “Philosophize” I’ve seen my traffic increase 3 fold. As I have stopped catering to the niche and started to write for just the sake of writing, I’ve also had a bit more fun.
As I have crossed the open desert of Internet Marketing, I’ve been able to find an oasis or two along the way that at the very least will provide me with the necessary income to continue to bend your ear. These skills were hard-won and were never found in any type of E-Book.
My Table Was Already Set
I came to this table, prepared ….. I wouldn’t say as an extreme professional, but by-George I wasn’t far off that shore!
I’ll have to admit that I was a little more than surprised in how difficult it was for me to establish myself Online; I’m not done yet. I’ve seen many a good Blogger come and go. This at times has been of greater surprise than other aspects of this business.
The Toughest Niche
At least in this niche ( a niche that Darren Rowse calls the toughest around as most coming in to this niche already have a good idea of what it is that they are doing and don’t as a whole or market, buy a lot of e-products ) the competition and the attrition rate are horrid. I truly shutter to think of all the money that has been spent and lost by those who just could not make a go of it.
My own sales figures bear this out, as I track those who purchase my products and services. My products are as close to perfect as I can get them, however they are hard to sell and once purchased fall to a quick decay 8 times in 10. Such is Internet Marketing. I’m selling a product or service that is desired, but lack of action and commitment by those customers involved lead to entrepreneurial bankruptcy. This problem is systemic.
Everyone Wants To Sing
Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, but few have what it takes. No one wants to work with others anymore. Our education system is in disarray. Too many people; too few resources.
Think of all the information that is available to all on the Internet today. A year’s study Online would have made you a genius back in the 1800′s. Yet so few are able to take that information and make it work for them.
Anyone For Boot camp ?
Now I understand that as far as info on the net is concerned, most is social or entertainment in nature. But there is a fair amount of educational information that few take advantage of. Most have no idea how to use it; that’s why you see so many “boot camps”. Those that want to make a difference with their lives realize that after offering a product, too few who purchase actually know how to deploy or use those products, leading to all the “boot camps” you see. For those who lack even the common understanding of that term; here it is: It’s called “basic training”.
Take This Job And …
So here it is that we have all of these good folks Online with little if any education that have told the boss to take their jobs and shove them and then throw caution to the wind and proclaim themselves entrepreneurs. They see the liqueur of low investment with starting a business or Blog Online and start drinking only to become drunk and pass-out.
If only these so-called entrepreneurs would drink in moderation, the web would be a much safer and profitable place for the rest of us.