AutoBlogging and Making Money With Blogs – A Dilemma?

A few days ago I made a post that has to do with making money with autoblogs.  As usual there was so much interest on this issue of autoblogging. Today I want to draw your attention to one of the comments to that post. Though this comment was directed specially at me to make some clearifications about autoblogging, I found it so interesting that I’ve decided to bring it up here as to allow everyone of us discuss it. The comment was posted by Jeffrey Morgan of Bloggersmarket.com. I’m presenting it verbatim below:

Hi Chadrack,

I’ve got a competitor that is killing me over at Flippa. He’s selling 40 auto-blogs every three days. I’m lucky to sell one a month. Comparing the two is like apples to oranges.

I’m a top pro, taking 70 hours to craft a Blog. My competitor is using out-sourcing to fill his orders. They look pretty bad to me. But man, do the people break their necks bidding $2000.00 for a block of these Blogs. Me …… I get no bids ……. maybe one a month that results in a sale usually for just a hundred dollars or so.

Even if I wanted I can’t compete with overseas outsourcing. I work hard at my sales copy, but inform people that you have to work at Blogging to earn any type of an income.

My sale 1 bid, his sale 16 bids, every three days!!! No one stops to question his sales.

Chadrack, I would like to hear your comments on “WP-Robot”. It appears to me that there is a great deal of work getting these auto-blogs up and running. I’ve looked at some of the testimonials on the WP-Robot site and have run down the comments, Alexa ranking, and sites linking in to the sites listed with the comments and I just can’t see how you can earn any type of money with a site whose domain was registered back in March of 2008, has no comments, no tweets, an Alexa ranking of 3,989,042 and 2 inbound links.

Am I missing something here Chadrack ?

Now that is the comment. Please I want you to read it carefully and make your comments below. I’m reserving my comments for now.  Yes, Jeffrey Morgan wanted me to give me comments on the issues raised. But because this comment has brought up a whole lot of issues that I’ve been wanting to clearify I’m leaving it to the community to discuss this first before I’ll make my comments.

So over to you. The floor is yours!

15 COMMENTS

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  2. The reality is that we have to compete on a global scale. If someone is able to knock out a block of sites quickly and cheaply and people are prepared to pay for them then that’s what you have to compete against – like it or not!

    I think the people who are willing to put the effort in an write their own content are perhaps also the people who are happy to start from scratch. Those looking for an easy time are going to buy the biggest, cheapest, most automated bundle they can.

    If you are going for quality then perhaps you could do a little more to get the sites established, get them ranking for key terms, show some decent traffic, prove the sites can make money. Of course this will take more time – so perhaps this business model just doesn’t work?

    • @jezza101

      “I think the people who are willing to put the effort in an write their own content are perhaps also the people who are happy to start from scratch. Those looking for an easy time are going to buy the biggest, cheapest, most automated bundle they can.” – Love that paragraph, so true!

      I completely agree with your final note. The thing I think many bloggers forget is that fact that you should start small. Don’t start with 7 blogs as they will be 7 rubbish ones! Start by making 1 amazing blog, and then use your experience to build on that blog and create another.

      • @Christopher Roberts,

        That is where everyone of us must be able to understand most of these things. Of course, some times we listen to advise like, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket and then rush off to disipate our energy trying to manage 5-10 blogs at the same time and make nothing of them. If only we will also listen to the advise that encourages us to focus then we will know the power of focus. The truth is without focus there can never be any meaningful progress.

        @jezza101,

        it is really the ones looking for the easy way out that are making a mess of what autoblogging is. Before you automate it is always good to know the basics so that you can know if that piece of software is doing something good for you!

  3. I am thinking of making a blog and using Google Adsense to make money for my family. but I know they pay you by how many clicks you get.

    • @seo in los angeles,

      Yes they pay you by how many clicks you get. But are you thinking of using autoblogging and if so are you eyeing any of the software in the market right now?

  4. More and more bloggers are finding that auto blogging is a profitable medium. Whether it be to earn a few extra dollars a week to feed their coffee habit, or making enough money to stop them having to get a part time job to get through college, or whether they’ve got it to a point where they are able to make a full time living from their auto blogging – there are tens of thousands of bloggers who make money blogging.

    • @Small payday loan,

      We very much aware that many are making some good money with autoblogs but those ones with all kinds of content that are not readable, are they really making money with those ones also? That is the question we are looking here. Will love if you can look at it from this angle also.

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