The 69 Biggest Liars In Blogging and Social Media

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I am forever amazed by how many smart people believe everything they read on the Internet and why they fail to question things that seem too good to be true.

Sometimes I open the spam I receive because I am curious to see what the fine folks of the world are promoting. Today I learned that if I take the right pills I can have a 14 inch penis.

Part of me wanted to buy the damn pills just to see if it would work but if it did I fear the problems it would create. You ladies don’t understand how difficult it might be to have to carry that sucker around. Sure you could roll it up like a Danish or wear it as a belt, but that is usually frowned upon at most offices and public places.

Could be fun to stand next to a Shetland Pony and tell him that he is nothing special, but I am not really into that and something tells me that it could make intimate moments more difficult.

Is It True/Possible/Real?

But there is not much value in growing a 14 inch penis with magic pills, aside from the wonderful SEO benefits and great blog fodder. More importantly I have a hard time believing that these magic pills really work.

I get the same response when I read some of the posts and newsletters from many of the Internet marketers who claim they have the perfect system for creating passive income.

I don’t believe it is as easy as it sounds and I don’t trust the hype and hoopla. Hell, I don’t trust some of the bigger names out there because what I have seen them sell is unsustainable opportunity.

Maybe I am wrong about them and about those pills.

It is possible. Wouldn’t be the first or the last time.

Open The Books

Yet I have this itchy feeling that comes from reading some of these posts where they talk about how much success they have. I look at what they are writing/sharing and start asking myself  if it is possible to make money the way they are talking about and try to work out the numbers.

Since I don’t have the opportunity to see their books I am forced to decide on my own if I think they have a separate revenue stream supporting the blogging because when they say they are earning big money I am trying to figure out how.

Are they really getting paid a huge chunk of change to act as a consultant and if so, how many clients do they have and how long are the contracts for? What metrics are being used to justify keeping them on board?

If they are in affiliate sales how much traffic do they have each month and what do they earn off affiliate sales? Do you know how much steady traffic you need to start to earn a buck, let alone several from that.

Are some people doing it?

Yeah, some are making it. I am sure of that but I don’t think it is all that many and I don’t believe it is as easy as so many like to present.

It is not Field of Dreams, where if you build it they will come here.

Why I Use 69 So Often

A reader asked why I use 69 so often. I suspect it is because they think it is sexual in nature, but that is not why.

It is ‘cuz I was born in ’69 and it is one of my favorite numbers, has been since I was a wee lad who would have been horrified at the idea of being around girls.

They were yucky and sometimes they still are, just ask my son.

Actually he won’t say they are yucky because he is not quite sure what to make of them. Almost 13 now and I suspect Mother Nature is starting to do things because his behavior/response to girls is changing a bit.

Little man doesn’t quite know what to do with himself around them now.

I encourage him to act normal and to think about what he does/says/reads.

Online Doesn’t Equal Truth

And that my friends is my segue to reminding us that it is not true just because it is online. It is easy to make a fancy looking website and to dress it up with authoritative text.

But it is not that easy for millions of people to make huge amounts of passive income online nor will every company that engages in content marketing automatically become successful. There is more to both.

Still I don’t expect to see these ads/marketers disappear because there is always a market for get rich quick schemes.

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