While a few were disappointed by his tips for building a profitable blog, others were downright angry and called him a high class scammer.
In the world of blogging Jon Morrow is known as an expert. But where lies his expertise?
Blogging is a hot topic. So is making money. Combine the two and you have a winner. And this is just what Jon Morrow does. He knows that people are desperate for money, so he designed a strategy around how to get bloggers interested in his 'courses'.
Not that his so called courses hold any value. What Jon Morrow knows how to do is get people interested. He comes up with slogans such as “Do you want a profitable blog?”, “How to earn $500 per blog post”, “How to make a living with blogging”, etc.
The next step is that he invites anyone who is interested to attend one of his free webinars, and this is where the scam starts. Morrow gives no advice whatsoever in those webinars, but draws plenty of attention to his ‘helpful’ courses. Courses that range between $600 - $4,000.
The webinar I attended drew over 2,000 attendees. If only 10 people fall for his scam, that’s a minimum of $6,000 for Morrow.
Linda who fell for it and bought one of his courses shares some of the advice:
· Read ten high traffic blogs per day.
· Make notes of the topics and then write a blog similar to those topics.
· Write a pitch making those blogs interested in what you have to say.
· Avoid content mills.
· Sell something on your blog, something that people want.
· Post on your friends blogs.
· Ask your friends to share your blog.
· People will come to your blog if they know you.
· Make comments on other people’s blog linking to your blog.
To say that Linda was put off is putting it mildly. She stated “I paid $600 for this kind of nonsense! Morrow said nothing I didn’t already know.”
David calls Jon Morrow not an expert in blogging, but an expert in marketing. He calls him a selfish crook.
Amada says much the same but she adds “Blogging is hot at the moment and Jon Morrow knows this. If blogging cools off next year and something else takes its place, Morrow will be the first one to jump on that bandwagon. He’s just that greedy.”
Albert says "I followed Morrows advice of commenting on a blog and linking to my blog, and it got me banned."
These are just four of the many responses I received. All of them state more or less the same … the advice Morrow gives is basic and nothing you can’t find out online for free.
Jon Morrow … expert blogger or expert scammer?