Fortune Stikes

Fortune Stikes for Writers:

Never in the history of mankind has their been individual writers who control not only their own content but all forms of publishing by using the Internet. Publishing is not just a commodity – it’s free. While I don’t recommend “Bum Marketing” as a business model, it can still be accomplished if one is totally broke and desperate.

English: The relationship and evolution in Int...

English: The relationship and evolution in Internet Search Business (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ever since Gutenberg invented the printing press with moveable metal type (actually the Koreans beat him to it by about a hundred years), power and money has flowed to publishers, not writers. It takes a sizeable investment to print books, set up radio and tv stations, or deliver a newspaper or magazine.

Face facts. Until widespread broadband access, no way existed for individuals to start making money in minutes without a boss, factory, office, commute, or some other restriction where some other individual or company decided how much you were worth, how much you get paid, and when.

Writers: I’m sorry but up until now, we were cheap labor at best and raw materials at worst. We were coal and iron ore. The publishers owned the steel.

A sound base for a writer is an authority blog. All you need is a domain name, a web host, and a free self-hosted WordPress blog. At least to start.

An authority blog is the place where you choose the topic. You choose to create original content or curate and review content created by others. You can copyright your work. You own your site and Internet real estate. You can work as a sole proprietor or set up a corporation or LLC. You can sell the property or will it to your heirs.

In short, you can have your own Writer-Publisher-Curator business in minutes with minimal investment. (You can go totally free, but it wastes too much time). You can spend time on what you love to do and outsource the rest cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Giant Internet Hoax:

Over the past 10 to 15 years, brilliant entrepreneurs have scammed writers and content creators without mercy.

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator)

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator) (Photo credit: Aray Chen)

Google is one of the richest corporations on earth. Google does not create content or products, but it can make or break your authority blog by listing you on the first page of search results (SERPs) or by de-indexing your site and making your business invisible to the world.

You can follow the rules to the letter, create an SEO optimized site with original content, and still get “Google slapped” with the next algorithm change.

What’s the scam? You create the content. Google uses it to build their search business. But you have no control over how your content is exploited. Google doesn’t pay you for informing or entertaining their visitors. You have to find ways to run ads or otherwise monetize your blogs that doesn’t offend Google.

Amazon does not create products. Wikipedia does not create research. YouTube does not create videos. And iTunes does not create music. Community websites and article directories do not create articles.

Image representing Seth Godin as depicted in C...

Image via CrunchBase

Sqidoo I can tolerate because Seth Godin is a cool guy with a poet’s heart. Hubpages and EzineArticles load you up with dozens of rules and restrictions tighter than a gnat’s asshole just for the privilege of maybe getting link or two back to your domain (not an affiliate link where you can make money – I will show you how to overcome their BS).

It reminds me of hazing in Animal House. You create content for them to use, then bend over and say, “Thank you, sir. Can I have another?”

 

 

 

 

Source: imdb.com via Charles on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

All of these aggregators would have us believe they are more important than the writers, musicians, and videographers who upload all of the content. Most of it is crap. But if I have my own blog, at least it’s my crap. Genius and talent are not group projects. Groups do not invent anything of worth.

Millions of individuals built these companies by contributing media that they no longer control. Turning the tables takes hard work. You don’t want to dump Google, but you don’t want to depend on them solely for your financial well-being.

(This is the main reason why Internet marketing “gurus” build lists, something I have done a poor job developing. I am hoping this is something we can do together to create a safety valve of customers and prospects not dependent on online search. I will even go retro at some point to show the value of old-fashioned direct mail, and how some online marketers are using it to stomp online competition for their books and DVDs.)

Continued…Authority Blog Conundrum

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Fortune Stikes

Fortune Stikes for Writers:

Never in the history of mankind has their been individual writers who control not only their own content but all forms of publishing by using the Internet. Publishing is not just a commodity – it’s free. While I don’t recommend “Bum Marketing” as a business model, it can still be accomplished if one is totally broke and desperate.

English: The relationship and evolution in Int...

English: The relationship and evolution in Internet Search Business (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ever since Gutenberg invented the printing press with moveable metal type (actually the Koreans beat him to it by about a hundred years), power and money has flowed to publishers, not writers. It takes a sizeable investment to print books, set up radio and tv stations, or deliver a newspaper or magazine.

Face facts. Until widespread broadband access, no way existed for individuals to start making money in minutes without a boss, factory, office, commute, or some other restriction where some other individual or company decided how much you were worth, how much you get paid, and when.

Writers: I’m sorry but up until now, we were cheap labor at best and raw materials at worst. We were coal and iron ore. The publishers owned the steel.

A sound base for a writer is an authority blog. All you need is a domain name, a web host, and a free self-hosted WordPress blog. At least to start.

An authority blog is the place where you choose the topic. You choose to create original content or curate and review content created by others. You can copyright your work. You own your site and Internet real estate. You can work as a sole proprietor or set up a corporation or LLC. You can sell the property or will it to your heirs.

In short, you can have your own Writer-Publisher-Curator business in minutes with minimal investment. (You can go totally free, but it wastes too much time). You can spend time on what you love to do and outsource the rest cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Giant Internet Hoax:

Over the past 10 to 15 years, brilliant entrepreneurs have scammed writers and content creators without mercy.

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator)

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator) (Photo credit: Aray Chen)

Google is one of the richest corporations on earth. Google does not create content or products, but it can make or break your authority blog by listing you on the first page of search results (SERPs) or by de-indexing your site and making your business invisible to the world.

You can follow the rules to the letter, create an SEO optimized site with original content, and still get “Google slapped” with the next algorithm change.

What’s the scam? You create the content. Google uses it to build their search business. But you have no control over how your content is exploited. Google doesn’t pay you for informing or entertaining their visitors. You have to find ways to run ads or otherwise monetize your blogs that doesn’t offend Google.

Amazon does not create products. Wikipedia does not create research. YouTube does not create videos. And iTunes does not create music. Community websites and article directories do not create articles.

Image representing Seth Godin as depicted in C...

Image via CrunchBase

Sqidoo I can tolerate because Seth Godin is a cool guy with a poet’s heart. Hubpages and EzineArticles load you up with dozens of rules and restrictions tighter than a gnat’s asshole just for the privilege of maybe getting link or two back to your domain (not an affiliate link where you can make money – I will show you how to overcome their BS).

It reminds me of hazing in Animal House. You create content for them to use, then bend over and say, “Thank you, sir. Can I have another?”

 

 

 

 

Source: imdb.com via Charles on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

All of these aggregators would have us believe they are more important than the writers, musicians, and videographers who upload all of the content. Most of it is crap. But if I have my own blog, at least it’s my crap. Genius and talent are not group projects. Groups do not invent anything of worth.

Millions of individuals built these companies by contributing media that they no longer control. Turning the tables takes hard work. You don’t want to dump Google, but you don’t want to depend on them solely for your financial well-being.

(This is the main reason why Internet marketing “gurus” build lists, something I have done a poor job developing. I am hoping this is something we can do together to create a safety valve of customers and prospects not dependent on online search. I will even go retro at some point to show the value of old-fashioned direct mail, and how some online marketers are using it to stomp online competition for their books and DVDs.)

Continued…Authority Blog Conundrum

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Motivation

Motivation for a Writer-Publisher-Curator Business:

one’ve been in rigorous financial spots before. one’a M in one now. How do one ascent at least ten grand in the next 7 weeks to cover song some obligations one own to my daughter and her higher teaching? All of this is from a nearly standing beginning. one’ll explicate later, but 1st one need to direct how one deficiency to ascent this money online without a production line and without killing myself.

For as long as one can remember, one own wanted to be a writer. The gruelling partially is one’a M not much of a storyteller. one own no inconvenience oneself with research, legal writing, technical manuals, whiten papers, or any type of writing that involves “Joe Friday” virtuous the facts, ma’am, bodily structure. one can habitus websites, gear improving blogs, produce videos, habitus lists, and work SEO like a borrowed mule.

So why haven’t one?

All it takes to be a writer is to write. Being a writer is butt horrifying well fixed. Getting paid to write is another outlet all together.

one own made money online from affiliate programs off and on for over a dozen age. one own made authority sites, reexamine articles, and conduit pages to go populate from my blogs to an affiliate vendor’s sales page. Pre-selling is harder than ever with millions of out of work individuals looking for for any way to stay afloat. Now that populate are buying less, more populate are selling to them.

But competition is not main outlet for independent writing seeking to make a real, full-time income using the Net. Three issues stand out:

one. dread

deuce. focus

3. boredom (writer’s ADD, not interference)

dread rears its horrifying face in different forms for different individuals. Is my writing virtuous enough to habitus a groundwork of loyal readers? Can one monetize my blog posts without a bunch of cheap banners and affiliate links? Can one earn money quick enough to celebrate creditors at bay? What if one invest hundreds of hours into making posts, articles, ebooks, podcasts, and videos and own small or nothing to show for it monetarily at the death of the sidereal day?

dread is paralyzing. dread is evil. And dread is all too common.

Once you conquer dread, or at least ignore it for a sidereal day or deuce, you own to deal with boredom and focus. The Net is the greatest time saver and time waster ever invented. If you are not centered on writing and/or promoting your content, you can watch a hundred ways to divert your attention online. instantaneously.

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News. YouTube. ESPN. Pinterest. email. even gambling and geological dating sites.

Focus demands you follow money making activities – making content and driving traffic to that content.

Boredom is a bit different eventually kindred. Nothing is worse than trying to make money online by selling or pre-selling an affiliate product. as a writer, one deficiency to habitus an authority blog or website that one command completely. My articles will appear in original form exclusively on this site. If my recess is a profitable one, one can sell out to a major corporation in a year or deuce (or four or five) for six or heptad figures.

Fortunately, over the past couple of months, a number of plugins own made a way for writers, publishers, and curators to produce a ego-hosted WordPress authority blog in their chosen recess and monetize it using affiliate marketing without ever making a visible affiliate yoke (which Google despises).

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This system combines a number of free and agio resources but is designed for an unity(a) to accomplish alone and then outsource as needful. One needs to take action as presently as possible on these thoughts and tools. You always deficiency to pay back in early and make your money before a Google algorithm change destroys the opportunity.

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Never again will you look at a particularly successful person and sigh, “How
lucky he is.” Because you will know that “luck” or “fate” has absolutely nothing to do with success or failure. What we call “luck” is, in fact, a direct result of the correct or incorrect application of natural laws anyone can use effectively if he knows how.
~ Joe Karbo

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