I’m not one to name names, but I doubt the guy will last long with online publishing let alone Squidoo, so I’m going to talk about… giving a damn about your audience
Some chap stopped by SquidU to get feedback and tips on how best to get traffic and make money with his Homeschooling lens.
He had no experience with homeschooling, and wanted to know the easiest ways, by the quickest means to promote his lens.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: putting in the least amount of effort will result in the least amount of reward. And by least reward I mean zero.
When it was suggested that he should pick a topic that he was familiar with or was passionate about, in other words, the content of his lens was lacking both and that more effort was needed this was his response:
“Yes it’s devoid of passion, I couldn’t care less about any of you homeschoolers I just want affiliate sales.”
Was a shocking revelation. But at least he’s honest. Not that he’s going to get any respect from me for that type of attitude.
It’s this kind of mindset that is filling the internet with garbage. It’s this type of person who whines and complains when they haven’t made money within a month that making money online is all a big scam.
Unfortunately that will never change. Those sort of people are annoying but they’re probably also a prime target for the sharks and self appointed gurus out there who sell the lie of ‘get rick quick’.
For the rest of us, if we continue to be patient, planned and prepared, we will reap what we sow. It takes time, but it’s worth it. And we could also be laying down a foundation for bigger and better things through what we’ve learned and who we’ve met along the way.
So continue to give a damn about your audience, set high standards of quality and be your own harshest critic. If you can do that then you’re on the journey way to success.
Here is the forum thread in question. It would appear that the lazy chap has since been banned.