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I get a HUGE kick out of watching my competitors in the information marketing field. Some of them are very well known entities who have been a round for as long as I have. I know I must really piss them off!

Why? Because the VAST majority of these folks (many of whom I have met personally) don’t really LIKE people or CUSTOMERS. For them this is just a MONEY game. They could have been just as happy (or happier) as investment bankers as long as they made a lot of cash.

Not true here. I like the field and very much enjoy my customers! Very different from MANY of my competitors!! I have actually HEARD, with my own ears, conversations where some of these “bigshots” have expressed DISDAIN for their customers.

So why do I piss these guys off?

Because I’m not at all like them. I am blogging like a maniac and getting stellar SEO results because I really LIKE what I’m doing. I’m writing this blog post at 2:34AM on what is NOW, Monday morning. Why? Because it’s fun.

It’s really tough to compete against someone like me because I’m not doing it PRIMARILY for the money. As a result, I have absolutely NO problem putting in the time and doing the things that are necessary to get and keep me at the top.

This is why my competitors get annoyed. I LOVE it. It’s fun to compete. Particularly when you are doing it for FUN. If this WAS all about the money for me, I WOULD have been an investment banker. I went to a “fancy pants” graduate school and many of the folks I studied with are in the field.

Many HATING it, by the way!

So what about YOU? If you’re blogging about something you really LIKE, then you know how I feel. If you are blogging for the MONEY, then I wish you luck.

You’ll certainly need it to keep from going F*****in nuts!

My wife said I sounded PROUD and BOASTFUL in this post. Agree? Disagree? Come on now, let me know who wins this one.

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2 Responses to “PASSION Based vs. MONEY Based Blogging for Information Marketers”

  1. Nikhil on October 10th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Absolutely True.

    If we cannot enjoy what we do online, what is the difference between working online and working offline under a boss?.

    Passion is the most powerful driving force that keeps us motivated everyday.

  2. Fred Gleeck on October 13th, 2010 4:35 am

    Glad you agree. Tough to understand those who don’t! Fred

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