I observed that one local blogger has fooled the masses by using an ezine article and passed it off as his own. Well, he can bluffed the noobs but he forgets that there are eyes all over and those who are more exposed to blogging will be able to sniff out the scam.
Another blog buddy and I have also noticed one blogger who bluffed by showing his PayPal transactions and claimed ‘How I made $7,000 in one week’ so that noobs will blindly grab the affiliate sign up and dream that they can make money that easily. The blog buddy who is an expert in this matter already knew that the guy is fooling his readers.
Then, I had also exposed and chided another blogger who said something like ‘Earn USD100 now’ when there is actually nothing to earn unless you forked out USD25 to place text links with TLA.
In my opinion, it is very unprofessional to lie to our readers who look up to us for guidance. If the ezine article is not yours, be humble and truthful and said so. It is not wrong to use ezine articles but it is lame to claim credit for it. Do not take the compliments that are not due to you. You may be able to fool the newbies but what you want is the respect from the more experienced bloggers. That kind of respect has to be earned by hard work and these more experienced bloggers will be your blogging comrades for a long time to come.
If you start off on the wrong footing, people will remember and that cheater impression is branded on your forehead permanently. It doesn’t augur well in future. The internet is actually a very small world and its memory is permanent.
This article by Steven Finch of Crenk title ” Blogger Earnings Reports: Fact or Fiction
Posted” has prompted me to bring up this issue on bloggers’ integrity. You may also want to read what JohnCow did to a liar-liar on his post.
Ultimately, the best advice for those who want to make money is to never trust anything, anyone on the internet. It is not easy to make money online and those who have done it, did it with a lot of hardwork. No one gets rich without doing nothing.