As you start reading this, you might wonder where I am going with it, just go with it – I am in a rambling mood.
I was doing my usual RSS feed-me session when I was introduced to Google Local Business Referrals by John Chow. Now, I enjoy looking into anything and everything Google so I started some due diligence on the LBR opportunity Google is trying to convince everyone to take. Through an infamous Google search I found a post over at Small Business SEM discussing the weaker points on said Google opportunity entitled “Why Googleâ€™s Local Business Referrals Will Fail” . The post and the commentors provide great quality information that I did what anyone addicted to quality information would do, I subscribed to their RSS feed (grab my Full RSS Feed if you feel I am providing you quality info).
I started looking over their RSS feed and found some Friday Night Link-o-rama about Chloe Spencer
the 16-year-old daughter of Stephan Spencer. Chloe passed on babysitting and paper routes and instead started a blog about Neopets, and is now pulling in $700-plus per month(which equates to doing 26-30 hours a week at a minimum wage job in revenue.
$700-plus per month equates to doing 26-30 hours a week at a minimum wage job, as I discussed in a previous post, getting your blog to minimum wage earning potential is a fantastic goal. This highschooler has learned that you make the web work for you, not you working for the web.
This is what I look for, information about people blogging about what they love and making money. Here is a 16 year old girl who has taken her passion and is making 20-30 dollars a day. You should head over to Stephan Spencer’s Scatterings and check out the full article on his daughter’s success. Her site is The Ultimate Neopets Cheats Site and it is nice site, with adsense and some affiliate links to neopets being the obvious dollar earners. For those of you who have not hear about Neopets, I cannot clue you in more than a solid google search can – but I have heard it is a very in thing with the young teens.
What I want blogging newbies and those who have tried to start blogging but just do not know what to blog about to take from this, is that it is not about finding the best niche. It is about taking what you love and providing others who are interested in it great information. I am curious what her RSS feed readership is, but just by demographic of the audience, I would venture to guess that most do not take advantage of the RSS feed. Another thing that stood out was the frequency of post, which appear to be 2-3 a month. Here archive goes back to February of 2006, and I would venture to guess that as long as she post 1-2 times a month with the same quality information her previous post contain, she will continue to make that $700 plus. So, all you to-be bloggers waiting on the fence, jump in to the blogosphere – you never know how much fun you will have or how much money you will make, until you hit the Publish button a few times.
I just want to give big props Chloe. It is awesome to see success like this.
Ok, you made it through the post. I just wanted to share the whole experience of finding this success story with everyone.