I subscribe to the Brian Tracy quote of the day email, and I received this quote the day after the Google smack down. I thought it was appropriate.
“Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”
– Robert Schuller, Clergyman
While my Suite earnings took a beating, I’m still earning. When I look at what I have left, I realize I still have the very same ability to earn money online as I did before my Suite earnings dropped. Additionally, there seems to be a super natural financial balancing act going on because as my Suite earnings drop my other earnings are picking up very nicely.
Resting on Laurels
Heck no. I’m not resting on my laurels expecting my earnings to increase while I sit back and read my stats chart. Instead I’m slowly and strategically writing articles and placing them on blogs and sites as I see fit. Although Google smacked down a few sites, I’m still earning money from those sites. That tells me that there is gold in them thar hills and placing the right type of content on those very sites will still earn money.
Although I feel confident that I can still earn money from those content farms, I’ve changed my strategy quite a bit. For every three or four articles I place on my own blog/website, I’ll place one on a content mill. I’ve learned that it’s better to plant the bulk of my writing seeds in my own garden before planting them in community farm land. I have control over the conditions in my garden; I don’t have such control over community farm land.
It’s All in How You Look at It
As Robert Schuller mentioned, it’s what you have left that counts, not what you lost. I’m going to take what I’ve got left and make up for what I’ve lost. Although in the grand scheme of things, I really didn’t loose very much at all. As a matter of fact, I think we all gained from this experience. Think about it. How many of you are now taking diversification and your own blogs/websites just a bit more seriously since the Google beat down?
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.