Why Most Bloggers Don't Get Paid Properly

Mar 7th

Many of the people at the top push this bullshit naive altruistic garbage, painting money as evil. And they keep pushing it, because that discussion keeps them at the top by giving them something to talk about and making them the authority. And it gives them ditto heads to prop them up, making it harder for new people to see through the smoke and catch up.

Published: March 7, 2007

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March 8, 2007 - 2:30am

Ok Aaron, I like the passion behind the rant, but you need to provide a specific example. You're making some strong claims (cool), but if you're going to rant on like that, how about pointing out some specific blogs? Remember, a lot of your audience in particular come from all different experience levels and may or may not get your point. What blogs are you talking about? (Of course you don't have to pick an individual unless you want to, but an industry (or topic) reference with the type of posts they're churning out would be GREAT!)

March 8, 2007 - 2:44am

It might be someone who blogs often about ethics of others but rarely about their own lapses. That person might be me.

Just a casual reminder not to trust any single channel too much.

March 8, 2007 - 3:14am

It's a brave thing to say, indeed thems fighting words, but I fully agree, it's always the people with the money who argue against others acquiring it...and you don't need to cite examples, we all know the people you're referring to :-)

March 8, 2007 - 4:25am

I agree Aaron. And the people who challenge that type of mentality are going to be the ones that come out ahead - i.e. doing something because they are passionate about it, not giving two shits about money because they know if what they offer is good enough, the money will come. Imagine if companies of all size ran like this and had to provide good products in order to make a buck...

March 8, 2007 - 9:12am

Aaron, I agree with you and I have a feeling we shares in common who (these) people are. I started off reading a lot of entries from expert bloggers but soon realize some (not all) were giving guides that "looks" working but don't really work. In the end of the day, the rich just get richer and there is thick smokes gapping of the top ones and the learners.

March 9, 2007 - 8:35pm

Aaron, I agree that people who say, "Don't seek out the money, that will come in time" don't usually have it.

March 9, 2007 - 9:28pm

Hi Brandon
I think the issue is not money per say, but more the establishment of self promotional ethics related boundaries.

March 10, 2007 - 12:16am

I have rants like this all the time

As an example no one picked up my story about Clickbank now requiring disclosure, yet for some reason disclosure with paid posts makes headlines all the time.

March 10, 2007 - 4:32am

Clickbank is mostly full of spammy stuff. I think them requiring affiliate disclosure would halve their income if they actually enforced it, so they probably won't.

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