WARNING : If You Start to Try Making Money Blogging Please Do Not Use Google’s Free Blogging Platform !

Plainly said this is a HUGE mistake many of you beginners will make when trying to start your Blogging business.

I know I made this mistake when I first started to try making money blogging. I got away with it for a little while with a few of my sites but a few months ago I got shot down by Google.

Let me Explain My Sad Story with using Blogger Blog

When I first started Blogging in early 2008 every one I met at the time said I should use the free blogging platform at Google a.k.a Blogger or Blogspot.

That was cool.

But then others that I got to know said I should take it one step further and make sure to buy my own Domain at Google. So it would be my property instead of Google’s ( so when you start out with Blogger blog you get a free domain that say www.newbiesblog.blogspot.com.)

If you decide to go with Blogger at the beginning you must at least take $10 and own your own domain; minimum. Do this or suffer later.

But thru the last 5 years of my experience I STRONGLY recommend that you guys out there starting out with blogging take it even one step further and go ahead and move in a direction away from Google’s free Blogger platform and go to paid hosting and start blogging on the WordPress platform..

After much egging on by fellow bloggers, I started to make the transition from Blogger to Hostgator/Wordpress back in 2010.

At first I was intimidated on how to do this but I easily did it with some info. I found by doing some ‘Googling’.

Now I love WordPress, and it is the only platform to go with if you want to really be serious in making money blogging !

However, out of the 18 blogs I own I still kept about 5 at Blogger Blog because I liked the certain templates for those sites. Particularly my second highest earning blog to date .

It had a 16.9% CTR with Adsense over 4 years which is virtually unheard with other bloggers or website owners who run Adsnese. The template was just perfect, and it was a very reliably source of income. Month in and month out.

Well guess what the heck happened 3 months ago ??

Let me start out with the chain of events.

So one day I write a nice, new post for this 16.9% CTR Adsense blog and published it.

Two days later I decided I wanted to make some revisions to the Post so I went to log into my Administration panel and the dashboard. I made the changes but when I went in entered domain to look at the new edits the URL came up as an ‘404 error and the Servers no longer find or host this Url ‘ . Something to that extent.

So I said well that’s cool. I will try it again and it will come up. But sure enough time after time this message kept coming up.

So I decided to reboot my computer and figured that would do the trick. But my Url/domain could and would not ever come up again.

After over 5 years of this domain /blog being run successfully on Google’s free Blogger platform they completely shut down my Blog and domain. With any warning or any reason whatsoever ! All of the sudden, POOF, my Site is history 🙁
And making money blogging with this site was literally impossible !

I tried contacting Google and sending a reconsideration letter (this is a form you can fill out in your Webmasters tool to write to Google if your Site has been de-indexed and would like to know why and try to plead your case to be put back in the rankings to where you once were.) and waited for weeks to no avail.

I was crushed !

Luckily, I was smart enough to have bought my own domain. And I was able to export all my 200+ Posts (95% original might I add) over to Hostgator and WordPress.

But all my SEO and Google Rankings are gone. Its like this Site NEVER existed, and I am having to start over from scratch.

It is a bummer but I did manage to get over it and move on 😉

Iam starting over with this Blog and maybe in a couple of years and I will be making money blogging with it like I did in its old glory days of 2008-2012.

But this is a prime example why you should use paid hosting if you want to start blogging. It is just not worth the chance when you choose a free hosting platform like blogger. Your material and domain can be taken down anytime without warning.

So just beware of that folks !

Robert

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Life (and Death and SUICIDE) is more than just about Making Money Online and Striking It Rich………..

Folks, today I decided to post something a little different than usual. Go in a direction that I usually do not venture into much at all.
I just felt compelled to do it so thanks for bearing with me on this 🙂 I think you will get something out of it.

The Story

A man by the name of Martin Manley proceeded to a local Kansas police Station 7 days ago and in a very calculated and calm manner put a pistol to his head ,pulled the trigger, and ended his Life right there.

You might say big deal Rob, there are ten of thousands of people who commit suicide every year in the US.

Well, here is where it gets interesting.

Last June 2012 Martin Manley, who was a Sports Journalist for the local newspaper and a blogger, decided that he was going to plan his suicide a year later on August 15th 2013. He had been thinking about it for awhile and since he would be turning 60 years old on August 15th he thought it would be a good time to bow out.

He said he felt that he wanted to go out at 60 before he became old and vegetative and had lost his dignity and was shuttled between nursing homes with people he did not know. Manley had no children, deceased parents and no nieces or nephews.

He did not want to have to witness all the chaos with war and violence to continue in the World and the terrible economic collapse that was soon to be !

According to Manley, he just wanted to go out on top.

You know how I know all of this? Well, its been bombarded all around Social Media for a week now.

But if you still do not know, Martin set up a whole website describing everything he was going to do. His actual Suicide and how he did it and wWhat led up to his suicide. His background and description of his family and childhood. His views on Life and Death, Religion, Society etc…IMHO kind of a morbid but poignant autobiography if you want to describe as that.

And he worked on this Site for a year and bought 5 years of pre- paid hosting so it would be around at least til 2018.

Manley said how cool it would be to have his Legacy continue on the Net going full strength for at least 5 years unlike a standard obituary in the newspaper which is just a few lines and last a day or so.

Martin Manley‘s Site went Live on August 15th 2013 right after he committed suicide in the police station on August 15 2013.

There has been an uproar as Yahoo decided to take the Site down. Many including Manley’s sister demanded Yahoo put it back up as a testament to him and honor his last wishes.

But honestly I do not think that will happen.

There is a Martin Manley mirror Site you can check out that has all the posts Martin wrote on his original site .

Pondering over this the last few days, I wondered what must have been going thru his mind those last few seconds of Life.

One thing that struck me odd what Martin Manley said was this and I paraphrase……….’When you turn 60 if you have not already established your Legacy then it is too late to do it.’

That just blows my mind someone would say or think that . Unstable or not.

I have literally known over dozens of people in my lifetime who have really blossomed in their older years. I am talking about people after age 70 who just have started to really hit their stride in Life and have figured out finally what brings true fulfillment and enrichment to their lives.

By doing this, their actions have rubbed off on other people around them in a positive way. And in a sense leaving a very long legacy during those golden years.

I just thought this whole event was very intriguing. Sad but yet eye opening, and it really made me take a mental inventory of myself .

I think many of us (probably all of us) including bloggers, writers, and internet marketers really get caught up in the Worldly things around us like making money online.

We strive to make a whole lot of money selling products here and making connections there. We become consumed with being successful particularly when it is on our own.

Nothing beats the feeling of having your own business and being highly successful at it and calling your own shots, right ?

Right ??

Excuse my redundancy here but as you noticed I had to repeat that a couple of times. I think sometimes I need to do that so I can get rid of some of the distracting cobwebs that occasionally get meshed around my brain.
(I imagine some of you have to deal with the same kind of ‘redundancy’ in your Life as well lol)

You see I do think it is important to have good, financial stability. A few bucks can come in handy when you have a family or if you have to pay medical bills, college tuitions, health insurance, car payments,food etc…etc..

But you know what guys ? In the end we have to keep it all in perspective and keep it real. If we get too consumed by the money making part of Life ( for many of us here that means making money online and more of it ) then we miss out on the most important thing in Life and that is…….
just being‘.

Something that Martin Manley decided wasn’t worth much anymore.

Either good or bad to me it always will be ! And I’ll take that to the grave 😉

RIP Martin Manley

Robert

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Making Money Online as an Internet Researcher ?? You Say B@llSh!t ….. I Say You are Dead Wrong !! ;)

Hey guys,
Hope you are having a good one. Things are going good here. Pretty hot down here in Texas but at least we are getting the kids out to the pool 3 or 4 times a week before it closes for the season.

I know I focus a lot about blogging and how to blog and make money doing it on my site here. But of course this blog is also about making money online with all kinds of other work at home opportunities.

All you need is a computer and a little patience 😉

So today I am talking about a little work at home business you can do from home. I talked about it on my other blog last year.
I thought it was worth talking about it again because I believe it can put some money in y’alls pockets if you want to put a little work into it.

It is quite legit and a great way in making money online !

Internet Researcher

Now folks do not get your underwear in a wad as I said last year an Internet Researcher is not like being a scientist or does not take any kind of training or degree. It really sounds more complicated than it is.

There is some great potential and personally I think it is a brilliant way to start making money online in a timely fashion.

Here is the low down guys :
There are a number of types of companies that will pay you money to gather up information that will help them with their own business and with saving time and money and ultimately help their bottom line profits. Information you can research on the internet which really does not take a brain surgeon to do lol

Now the kind of companies we are talking about really vary. They include Law firms, Political Action Committees. Car and Health Insurance companies, all kinds of Marketing Firms….and this is just to name a few.

I imagine many of you are asking how much can you make doing Internet Research for a company ?? Well, starting out you can expect around $11 to $12 an hour. Now as times goes by with experience this will increase. Just like most other jobs.

But there are some Internet Researchers who are Making Money Online in the neighborhood of more than $70 an hour.

Not too shabby.

And you can get paid thru Paypal and as you get some good experience you can even charge an upfront retainer’s fee. Also, you will be able to choose projects based on hourly or project completion.

Next, you might ask about the particular hours you have to work ?

This just varies according to your particular client. There will be some companies that will want a complete job done by a certain deadline. And you will find some that will want you to work 8 hours a day to finish a job.

I know a few of you may say that working 8 hours a day is just like working the regular rat race. I counter by saying I personally would rather have the flexibility of working that 8 hours from home and making money online than having a obnoxious boss looking over my shoulder every 15 minutes.

Thanks, but no thanks !!

Also you will have to follow the guidelines of what your client needs and how you present the information you gathered to them.. Knowing PDF, Excel, Power Point presentations etc. may be required…. these can easily be learned on your own by utilizing the Web and Google.

Btw, There are Internet Research Services that will help you find the jobs that will hire you. They will do all the work to find them too.

Other ways to find some jobs are to do some cold calling on the phone to places like Law firms and Insurance companies.

Having a Website or blog is always advantageous to show of your skills and abilities. So definitely consider that. A free ,good blog platform is Blogger blog.

Finally, to help grow your business join the National Association of Internet Researchers. I think you will find that helpful !

I made a list of some tools used by the best top Internet Researchers
1.Zotero and Wired-Marker (Firefox add-ons)
2.iCyte
3.Similar Web
4.Concierge (Safari plug-in)
5.EagleFiler and Selenium (Mac OS X)
6.SpringNote
7.Google Notebook

Guys, I think this is a really cool business. It takes very little start up cost. Probably none at all. People looking for work at home opportunities and ways in making money online definitely may want to consider something like this which could really turn into a very nice money maker !!

Cheers,
Robert

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