Blogging is a loving platform, but only if you do it in loving way.
I myself started blogging in September 2011, just with the intention to make money online. I was not aware about the blogging terms and didn't had any idea to proceed further.
I started stumbling many blogs one after another and those all were teaching one common thing, and almost all of them suggested that one thing in their own ways.
And the suggestion was – “learn to blog, before learning to make money.”
Although at that time I was not able to understand this and was confused why they are saying so?
But soon I realized the fact that blogging is all about winning the hearts, and if you failed then you failed to make money online.
To learn more about blogging, you will have to open your mind always and learn new things each day.
Here I am going to share few blogging traps which most of the fake bloggers/internet marketers trying to trap us. Learn them carefully and think over it and try to recall when you saw such TRAP last time.
1. Fake Income Proofs
This is the top-most way to sell things online. Show people your income proof (actually fake) and then trap them to buy your products. Many internet marketers (even bloggers) are trying such cheap things to attract more readers and influence more people to show their fake presence.
2. Fake Traffic Stats
Can a newbie generate 3000 visitors on a new blog?
oh comm'on man !!
That's extremely impossible.
Such people call them newbies (actually they are not) and try to impress more people.
Here are few trap headlines :
- 22 years old child made $45,768 in just 34 days with brand new blog.
- Goldmine for newbies to generate $32,419 in just 23 days with no work.
- Newbie friendly way to make $57 per day with AdSense
and you will see many others
3. Fake Giveaways
Fake giveaways are very common trend these days and many newbies are trying this method to get short-term traffic on their blogs. And at the end they will declare the winner which you never saw online.
Before participating in any giveaway check the credibility of blog and see the number of comments on other posts (comment will let you know about the readers).
4. BlackHat Tools
There are numerous tools out there which promise you to make you millionaire in just couple of days. So you must be aware about the tools and their functionality before getting into any trap.
I myself bought scrapebox few days back and many of the blogger friends on Facebook were saying that this is a blackhat tool. Almost every one of them was asking me same question.
I know that this tool is considered as blackhat tool, but I am not going to use it in that way.
I am going to find niche specific quality links and then going to drop manual comments on those specific articles.
So, be aware to before buying and using any tool to grow your blog.
5. Quick Rich Mentality
No one can make you rich except YOU.
To make money online you will have to spend many days to learn the basics of it.
If someone is saying that you can make money in just 30 days, 45 days or whatever, then don't listen to them.
These are the people who are kicking their mind from last too many years to reach at that level where they can say this statement.
One great quote – “They called it OVERNIGHT success, but they don't know those 15 years of struggle behind it.”
So no success is overnight success, there are many years and learning process behind that.
These were few blogging traps which people are using for their own benefits.
Stick with quality and write for people. Soon you will reap the real fruits of blogging.
If you are aware about any such traps then don't forget to share it with us, so that we can become more alerts for them.