I have started this post as a part to the challenge at Problogger.com(munity). The challenge set forth by Darren was to create, a brand new, list post. If you are not familiar with a “list” post, then let me explain. Most people that ask about how to get traffic to their blog, or write posts that get attention, will always get the answer that if you write a “list” post, it will get noticed and sent around the web like a bat out of hell.
Basically, “5 things to remember when watching TV“, or “10 things to do when on vacation in Maui” type of post will give something for the reader to read, comment on and pass along to the web. If you get it just right, you are looking at a possible social media explosion and will win out with a popular post read by many.
For my list post I am going to write about the “5 Things NOT to Do if You Want To Make Money Online”. These items are from my own experiences over the last couple of years and of the 5 on the list, I wish I hadn’t done any of them. Enjoy.
5 Things NOT to Do if You Want To Make Money Online
- When you have a blog that is set up with inlinks and getting paid monthly, do NOT let the domain expire because you are not paying attention to the emails. (cost: $100/month)
- While spamming your blog link all over comment sections, make sure you do NOT misspell it. (cost: unknown, but traffic for sure)
- If you are going to buy an old domain name because it has some awesome keywords in it, do NOT buy one that has been banned from everywhere on the internet. (cost: $10, to date)
- When signing up to hundreds of affiliate networks, do NOTforget your login information, especially to the one that has $$ sitting aside for you! (cost: ~$100)
- Whether you are in affiliate marketing on Facebook, using EPN, Google or Clickbank, make sure you do NOT violate the terms of service. (cost: can be more than you think!)
So, there you have it. I have been able to whip up a “list” post in a matter of 20 minutes, by just thinking about some of the things that I have messed up on in the last 2 years. What do you think?