Sites like Blog Catalog and Mylot both have people who create sites or blogs and assume that making money online is effortless. They could not be further from the truth, since like anything else in life you have to work hard to generate any money or anything. I know this now, since I have earned money from my sites before and I know that it takes a lot of hard work to get to that point. But people assume that the internet is still much like it was back 15-10 years ago. Which it is not the same internet by the long shot.
Not only has search engines become better, but they also have more sites to sort through. Google has a sandbox that sites live in for 3 months, until Google thinks they are developed enough. Keywords dominate and so does sites that have great teams behind them. It is a long hard road and nobody will get rich off sites quickly. In fact, most people will never get rich off them. Can they make a living off them? Yes, they can but they have to treat it like a business, which it still is.
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