Should A blogger be an IM or remain himself as a blogger?

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I have been blogging for nearly 4 years. To be exact, this June, it will be 4 years. I enjoy blogging because I enjoy writing and sharing, as simple as that. To make things great, I can make money blogging. That motivates me to work even more and harder. I created more blogs and earn more money. However, creating and maintaining more blogs means I have to spend more time. If you have 1 blog, you will need maybe 20 minutes to spend on your blog per day. If you have 3 blogs, you may need 20 minutes times 3 blogs and that equals to 1 hour per day time spent for maintaining the blog. If you have 9 blogs, you may need 3 hours to meddle with your blogs. What if you have 15 blogs or 20 blogs or 50 blogs? Can you find the time to maintain all those blogs?

How much blog do I have?

Personally, I have up to 32 blogs which consists off both my own domains (22 of them which I have to pay every year) and also 10 from blogspot.com (which is free).

It is impossible for me to update and work with all this blogs in a day. As a result I only select to focus on few of them. I monetize the blogs with few formal and informal program. Please don’t ask me what the hack is informal program. If you are dying to know what it is, please check out my colleague’s special seminar called Seminar Smart Blogging. Once in a while I updates the other blogs. I’m still working on a formula to be able to maintain all the blogs, earn income from them and when my formula proves to be working, maybe, i repeat, maybe, I’m going to share it.

Is it going to be just blogging?

Despite of the growing passion in blogging, I found myself attracted to become an internet marketer (IM). So, how did this happened?

Well, it all started when I attended the seminar Internet = Money in UTM last August. Young and brilliatnt Ammar Zahar have shared his experience in affiliate marketing and becoming an IM. The lucrative industry he indulged in has made him financially established in such a short time. The guy who is 12 years younger than me has thought and provided me some piece of hope to be an IM. Since that, I slowly and progressively learn internet marketing stuff related to becoming an IM. I know and believe blogging is a decent way of making money, but IM can be considered a smarter version of making money online too.

Should a blogger be an IM too?

That’s a question you should answer yourself. It’s totally up to you and your capability. It’s you who know the best of yourself. It’s you who know how much time you can allocate to manage both blogging business and being an IM. You should answer it yourself. That will be my answer if you ask me.

As for myself, I’m trying to do both. For the time being, blogging is still my priority. Why should I leave out blogging when I still earn monthly income from it? I should continue blogging but at the same time create and establish a perfect system for my blogging business. If I have 32 blogs now, I should add it to 50 blogs by the end of 2010. That’s a target and I must work smart to achieve it. I need to invest some money to accomplish it and I don’t mind spending my paypal income.

In the other hand, I’m going to pursue progresively to enhance my technical knowledge and skills to be an internet marketer. I have my own autoresponder (using norabots) which I signed up last September and I’m very satisfied. If you are looking for a reliable autoresponder, I must say norabots is one of the cheapest, prefessional and reliable autoresponder you can use for yor internet business.


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I successfully launched 2 free product for my niches and and managed to collect a handful email list. I’m still learning and exploring the tricks and technical part of becoming an IM. Currently I’m making some modification in my newest and my first ebook which I’m going to sale. The sales letter and sales page has been completed. Now I’m in the stage of improving the ebook, affiliate system, payment gateway and marketing strategy. It is definitely not easy to set up and plan all this, especially for a guy like me who have my own career and family to take care off. I must say that I’m very fortunate to be guided by a very experience mentor who is always willing to lend me his hand to help me throughout the process.

What will the end look like?

At the end of the day, I picture myself becoming both successful blogger and IM. Do I sound arrogrant saying that? I hope not. Everybody needs a target to head to and that’s mine. Time is certainly not on myside and I don’t want to really focus on other things apart of blogging smart and becoming an IM. I may possibly form a company and have my own staff running the show. I can’t do everything on my own. I have my own professional career to focus as well.

Conclusion

To summarize it all, I must say that the choice is definitely up to you. You choose, you decide, you do it.

p/s. The photo above is a picture of Bradford City, a place where once I spend 2 years studying to earn my first degree.

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21 thoughts on “Should A blogger be an IM or remain himself as a blogger?”

  1. Bro,

    Thanks a lot. Positive friend like you motivates people like me. Thanks a lot. In return, I would also love to help you to. I’m not that good, but I believe, we can be successful together.

    When and where is your PD trip this June? Just wandering…huhu

  2. I am your pal remember? Most probably I will be in PD this 5,6,7 June in Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort (next to Selesa if I’m not mistaken). Please get in touch if you are in the vicinity during that period…

  3. O ok…not sure yet if we are going there at that time… Maybe somewhere else. But it’s good to plan and if we go there, we can meet up… ;)

  4. I do both. Because both have different way and idea. The amazing thing, we can earn both either become blogger or IM. The great thing is i already manage to earn from IM and blogger. Haha..yah. I love become IM and Blogger in same time..

  5. Yep, I can see that and you are very good at it. I can see that.
    However, I’m not sure whether you have a list or not? Do you have? Maybe i miss out yours…

  6. I only have list for non-Malaysian. For Malaysian. Not yet. Might be soon..

    I don’t care about list. But if i have, that might be a big bonus to me for my blogging and IM career.

  7. I think people like you should have a huge list by now. It’s good to have the list which comes from various niches.

    Which autoresponder you’re using now to capture the international list? Just wandering… ;)

  8. Ingatkan sape?

    Huhu…

    Anyway, yes indeed. It is good to have an interest that at the same time can be financially rewarding too…

  9. Yep. That’s absolutely right. But the main issue now is the time.

    I need to manage all of it as wise as possible. Any tips from you bro?

  10. time is not something that i have. That i why i do what i know which is blogging and all in all i have only 3 domain. That is my focus as at this moment. Want to get the best out of the three.

    To do blogging and IM at the same time is not impossible (i think). maybe can concentrate on blogging and promoting certain product on articles. Or maybe can try to really learn on how to use PPC or any other advertisement method. hehehe.

    From what i see, it is usually the initial stage of blogging or IM that we are really busy as a lot of things has to be done, but once it moves, you can go a little bit slow. That is my personal view. If its wrong, mind correcting me.

    Thanks and nice blog you have here

  11. Hi Timmy,

    Thanks for dropping by here. You are absolutely right to focus on 1 or 2 things first. That is important now as the internet has a lot to offer and newbie can be extremely confuse with all the junks served infront of their nose.

  12. Yes, only 32 for the time being. But I’m struggling to maintain all of them. So, as a result only few of them get some updates compared to others.

    Norabots are very useful to get you started build your list. List is extremely imperative if you want to be an internet marketer. Most of millionaires from the internet have massive list where they can promote products and services to.

    Get to know the basics of being an IM then you can consider getting an autoresponder like Norabots.

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