Blogging as a career path is of particular interest because it brings to light the misty world of unconventional investments — those investment opportunities which you won’t find detailed in any financial services provider’s investment prospectus and those investment opportunities which in a sense require one to create them as opposed to getting handed them on a silver platter. It reinforces the idea that anything which appears to be too easily available to the masses will never really work out in their favour quite to the extent that they might have hoped it to.
I mean you only have to think of the rather precarious world of trading to see the perfect example of how the masses are sold somewhat of a dream which only a few of them will ever get to realise — they implement trades with the hope that what are essentially their best bets are going to pay off in line with the market trends, but the real winners in every trade are the brokers operating the trading platform. So following the crowd just won’t do, so too taking the word of those who are offering you investment channels. Nobody is going to go out of their way to point you in the direction of a fortune waiting to be made if there’s nothing in it for them.
Anyway, getting back to the life of a blogger and the hidden, unconventional approach to investing they take — I think you’ll agree that setting up a blog is so easy that literally anybody can do it. You can even Google some instructions and set yours up via free platforms like Google’s Blogger, etc.
So if setting a blog up is so easy that anybody can do it, why are only a handful of bloggers actually succeeding in having their blogs generate a good income for them? It’s all because of this ability to pursue unconventional investment approaches only a select few people are seemingly privy to.
I’ll give you a simple example. You might come across an electronic product — the exact same electronic product on two different blogs, both of which are serving the “make money online” niche. You’re likely to buy that electronic product from the blogger who appears to be succeeding in their own life rather than buying from the blogger who appears to be struggling, but what you may not know is that the seemingly successful blogger may perhaps have made use of discounts to travel with reduced bus prices so as to have extra money to spend on other elements of their travels, while also managing to travel further than the other blogger who appears to be at loss for any meaningful ways to proceed with building up credibility through the content around their blog.
That’s the principle of using an unconventional investment approach in that you don’t directly pour money into whatever it is that appears to be what will bring the returns.