One of the things that bothers me about Internet publishing is that it’s one of the few places people get away with putting out less than their best work.
Think about newspapers and magazines. These old standards had editors who combed stories for inconsistencies and grammar. If your story sucked it never made the presses.
These days I see people who think they can outsource their writing to a non English speaker, in the hopes of getting some crappy Search Engine Result Pages (SERP) and a few adsense clicks. We publish more garbage everyday than good content.
I spoke to a very nice man via private message this weekend who is struggling to get by. I asked him what his hobbies and passions were and he responded with “What does that matter? I will be outsourcing my content creation anyway.”
This man was misguided into the belief that it’s okay to outsource content on a subject that you and your writer have no interest in, beyond getting the work done. So I asked him the following…
Did J K Rowling outsource Harry Potter?
Did James Cameron hire a Filipino to direct Titanic?
Does Tony Robbins get his books ghost written?
Did Frank Kern outsource Mass Control?
Would you be as interested in my products if you found out I outsourced all my ideas/writing/product creations?
There is no doubt you can make $5-$10 per day cranking out poor content in the hopes of some long tail results and a few clicks on adsense.
The REAL money is made when YOU connect with YOUR audience on a real and personal level.
Pick something you love and work on that from now on. You will be doing a great service to your audience, google and the rest of the internet 🙂
I for one will look forward to seeing what you produce!