Seo And The Six Figure Income Myth
There are a lot of Internet gurus out there that are telling people they can make a six-figure income by using SEO techniques or by selling information on the Internet. This type of lie is usually marketed to you buy the old fogie type gurus in who mainly make a six-figure income is by selling how-to books about copywriting to people who don’t know a thing about it.
The truth is that you can be self sufficient as a writer working on the Internet and unless you are also a very successful and skilled multi-level-marketer you probably won’t make a six figure income. A four-figure income is realistic and a five-figure income is possible. SEO is not some kind of magic bullet that can make you rich overnight. Once you apply search engine optimization techniques to your content it is safer to say that you might be able to make a living at it within two years.
There are people who do make a lot of money on the Internet but they usually run huge writing factories out in India who pay their writers pennies for writing full articles. They are outsourcers who outsource a second time to get bulk writing work done cheap. These companies also have SEO software. These companies can take any piece of writing, put it through software and automatically change it so that it is different from the original. Sometimes these companies give the articles a brief rewrite to make it 30% different from the original and then just use a Replace and Change type function (like in Microsoft Word) to add keywords.
Very few marketing gurus make big bucks unless they are marketing a book or software with television ads. The irony is that most of these guru books about SEO recommend writing your own SEO book in order to make a million or else get involved in some kind affiliate marketing pyramid scheme.