$100 a Page? Don’t Do It!

I just read an excellent expose over at the WhyDoWork blog about the latest craze to hit the world of Internet Marketing. It fired me up enough to write about it myself to spread the word to newcomers to this already cut-throat business.


This new scheme is being promoted by a fair few top marketers and involves paying $100 for a page on a high profile wiki site in order to promote your products or whatever else you want. The promise is that you’ll get a high profile page and lots of traffic for your money.

What happens in reality is that unless you already have an established platform from which to promote this page, you won’t get any more traffic than you would from a free blog page.

For any website, blog, Squidoo lens or whatever to succeed and make money for it’s owner – IT MUST ATTRACT TRAFFIC!

That won’t happen automatically, no matter what anyone tells you. You have to get out there and generate it yourself. That takes a lot of work if you are fairly new to the internet marketing business and don’t have already established sites with their own high traffic rates from which to promote other new sites (or in this case one very expensive page on someone else’s site).

This kind of thing is no different to all the hype that surrounds any “get rich quick” scheme, where marketers will try to sell their product to you with the promise that all you have to do is press a button and then sit back while the money falls into your lap.

People fall for this kind of rip-off every day, so it’s no surprise that some of the top money makers have latched onto this one as it also promises easy money.

If you didn’t already know, here’s a nasty wake up call:


It’s a myth. Fast, easy money does not exist. That is, unless you have already made your fortune and already own those established sites that have enormous traffic. But even then, those sites took a lot of hard work to get them where they are today.

Anybody else who tells you they are making thousands of dollars from sites they recently set up without any established site backing them up, well they are lying to you. Its your choice to either believe the lies, or open your eyes and see them for what they really are.

Cold calculated HYPE.

Many newbies see these highly profitable sites and believe that it’s easy for them to make one in a couple of days and then sit back and watch the money fall out of the sky. They don’t realise that these sites often took several years to get to where they are now, with an absolute ton of work put in initially by the owners who were once newbies themselves with little cash but a good work ethic:

The more you put into something the more you’ll get out of it.

Remember that and put it into practice and you stand a chance of succeeding with your online venture. Ignore it and get sucked into the hype and all you’ll do is spend a lot of money and have nothing to show for it in the end.

To read the eye-opening article that inspired me to write this, go to WhyDoWork

Terry Didcott