This post might rub a few people the wrong way. But it is has to be said…
I’ve decided to stop reading most of the content that has to do with the “Internet Lifestyle” niche. With a few exceptions (ie: relationships I’ve built through this blog), I’ve hit the ole unsubscribe button on everything that has to do with this niche.
Simply put – I find that most of the content is completely useless.
What you’ll usually find on an Internet lifestyle site are articles like the following:
Having an Internet business is GREAT – Go buy this product to learn how to do it!
How to be super-duper-really-awesome-and-spectacular in your life
7 secrets to minimizing your possessions to 113 items
21 perfect destinations to become location independent
I’ll admit I’ve published similar articles on this blog. But I’ve learned this kind of content does NOTHING for anyone who wants more freedom in their life.
It’s kind of like putting the cart before the horse. If I was interested in the Internet lifestyle, the FIRST thing I’d want to learn is how to support myself. Not how to travel to an exotic location.
What I don’t like about most Internet lifestyle sites is they don’t provide viable solutions for earning income. They’re full of sizzle, but not a lot of steak. In my opinion, if you talk about this topic then you MUST provide useful content that people can use to become financially free. Case closed!
A Wake-Up Call to ALL Internet Lifestyle “Gurus”
I’m not trying to insult any particular site.
In fact, this post was prompted by a decision I made a few months back. I’ve come to realize that more than 80% of my early posts provided little to no value. Basically they were warm and fuzzy fluff articles that weren’t actionable.
Since then I’ve made the commitment to create free content that makes a difference in people’s lives.
Sometimes I fall short of this goal. But I’m always trying to raise the bar to that next level.
My point is this.
I’m issuing a challenge to anyone who runs a lifestyle design OR an Internet marketing blog.
Create content that provides genuine value to the reader.
For instance, the majority of your articles should help people in the following five ways:
- How to become more financially free
- How to maximize the time spent on an Internet business
- How to streamline an Internet business
- How to run a business from any spot in the world
- How to find enjoyment and fulfillment from your Internet business
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out in a market. This is especially true in “Internet Lifestyle” niche. The sites that succeed are the ones that provide lots of great value to the reader…for FREE.
My Three Favorite “Internet Lifestyle” Blogs
Let’s end this post on a positive note.
I already mentioned what I don’t like about many sites. So let’s talk about what I DO like.
The blogs that get my attention are the ones that provide in-depth, step-by-step information.
They offer “how-to” articles that walk me through a technique where I have little experience.
Or they provide special insight into a tool I haven’t used before.
Or they discuss “hacks” or tricks that help streamline my Internet business.
When it comes to the “Internet Lifestyle,” I recommend three blogs that provide a ridiculous amount of awesome content:
None of these people asked me to link to their site. In fact, I’m pretty sure Pat and Glen have never even heard of me. I’ve included them here because they are the perfect example of how to build a site that provides real value to the reader.
Anyway, I’ve made the commitment to bring my content to the next level.
Have you?Take Action. Get Results.