Blog marketing is something that has really peaked an interest in the online world. Many people across the interment are have blogs and are blogging consistently. A blog is also known as a web log. But you will hear the term blog more often than the term web log.
A blog is basically an online journal to write about things that are of personal interest to the blogger or business related, such as promoting products or services. The way you use your blog is totally up to you. However, you should be aware of the scams that are out there, and what to avoid while you are trying to market your blog.
Blog marketing, like any kind of marketing, has it’s share of scams. There is always someone wanting to scam somebody else and take their money because they do not know better. So what can you do to protect yourself? The best way to protect yourself from blog marketing scams is to become familiar with them, and know what they are. While this can also be hard to do because the scams change as much as you change your clothes, just stay on top of them, and know what to be looking out for.
Many times, when a blog marketing scam surfaces, you’ll find someone will write about it. They are going to try and warn others before they can fall for the scam. Do your research when you are marketing your blog. Ask others if they have heard about something that you are interested in doing. Chances are, if you’re wanting to pay for marketing of your blog, you’ll find someone else that has used the company you are considering. Get feedback from your fellow marketers for the best results. Ask them if they have recommendations, or know of places that are legitimate.
If you have been scammed, chances are there’s not much that you can do other than get the word out about it. However, if you have paid someone through a service like paypal or directly using your credit card, you have a limited amount of time to get your money back by filing a complaint. Most of the time however, the scammers are all aware of consumer recourse and they work fast to move money they have cheated people out of. If this happens, you really can’t do much else than alert the proper authorities and count your losses.
While there are many that will scam you with blog marketing, there are also many people who will honestly help you market your blog or teach you how to do so. There are many legitimate resources that you’ll find with a little research that you can use and trust. The best thing to do if you’re new to the blog marketing world is to ask around and find out who is the best source of information and training for the marketing that you are trying to do. Doing so will often keep you from falling for a scam and throwing your hard earned money away.
Unfortunately, you are going to come across those that have no regrets what so ever about scamming others. The only thing that you can do is your research at times to make sure that you are using a service or person that you can trust. Ask for references, and make sure that you will be getting the best that you can afford. You will not regret it in the long run, and it will pay off to check someone or a service out before you go and invest your hard earned cash. Actually contact the services or person’s references to make sure that they are who they say, and that they can deliver what it is that you are looking for. It only takes time.