Make money online community is getting bigger. Newbie bloggers join this niche daily, because they see how popular it is. They can’t resist temptation to make some extra cash from posting money making tips. But is it worth doing? Yes, it is… But only if you’re smart enough to avoid 10 big mistakes all money making noobs make.
10. Not having your own domain name
Would you trust a guy who writes about $XK per month, but can’t afford recognizable domain name? It’s obvious, No!
9. Using free web hosting
Don’t use free web hosting if you’re in the make money online community. Only noobs are comfortable with free web hosting limitations and lack of support. It also applies to Blogger. Remember, Google can terminate your account at any time for any reason.
8. Having ugly website
Don’t start blogging about making money online if you have design like this. Visitors will leave your blog immediately. I recommend you to find or buy a good looking theme. Don’t forget to check it. Open the theme in Internet explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome.
7. Showing too many ads
You don’t want your blog look cheap, do you? Showing too many ads on the front page can send visitors away. Also don’t put big banners in RSS feed if full text is not shown. Readers will unsubscribe, because you’re spamming them.
6. Not having about page
Bloggers read About pages. It’s natural that people want to know who is hiding behind a blog. Your website looks faceless without the About page. Money making experts know it. They share some interesting facts on the About page, because it is the right place for making the emotional connection with readers.
5. Not having noticeable RSS button
Visible RSS button pushes visitors to subscribe. More readers = more money. Only noobs ignore this rule. They do everything possible to hide the button.
4. Not paying attention to SEO
Noobs don’t pay attention to search engine optimization, because they believe that good content is enough. That’s why low traffic is the pain in the noob’s ass. Remember, you fail, if you don’t optimize a blog and don’t obtain links regularly. Competitor, who can’t write good content, but who knows SEO, can outperform you.
3. Not following your own posting frequency
Who told you that daily posting is a must? I’m ready to wait weeks if I can get real value from your articles. But I’d like to know when you will post next time. Be predictable, concentrate on quality, and quantity will follow. But don’t post everyday only because every freaking ebook says that you have to. It’s wrong.
2. Not reading other money making blogs
Noobs often don’t know what’s going on in their niche. They write about directory submission, meta tags, keyword density, unique content, page rank checker, evil black hats, etc. If you stop learning new things you fail. Continue learning, make experiments, and communicate with money making colleagues.
1. Not telling how much you actually make
The biggest noob’s mistake is writing about money making and not telling readers how much you actually make. Phrases like “I make a lot of money” are not acceptable. Write about traffic your blog have if your income report is confidential. Provide data that proves you are not just an ordinary money making noob.