Time to fire yourself and make more money!

No! I don’t mean you shoot yourself. Don’t pull the trigger yet. Hold on and listen to me.

You are currently your own boss right? You have been blogging full time or doing some sort of business full time online. Things have been great in the past. You were able to pay your bills and had extra time to catch fun.

But Google stroke with the power of a simple bird they call hummingbird or maybe it was penguin that dealt mercilessly with you and all your pages are buried on page 100,000 of SERP.

No more sales, no more commissions and your bills keep increasing. You look so worried now!

Do you remember when you fired your former boss and became your own boss? Looks like it’s time to fire your current boss again (that’s you) and look for a new job.

fire your boss

Back to another 9-to-5 job!

This may not sound good but if your current business is really not doing well, you may have to go get a job that pays you more money. Well, another option may be to try to figure out what went wrong and fix it.

What will you do? 

Go get a 9-to-5 job ?

Try to fix the issues that went wrong?

Please share your views in the comment box

Next time …

Don’t rely soly on Google again. Build alternative sources of traffic ;

  • Expand your social medial reach so you keep getting more traffic from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc
  • Build a list so you can always mail to it and get traffic

NB: This post is so short so you can have time to read it and leave a comment. Let me know what you would do if you found yourself in this fix. Share your thoughts in the comment box ;)

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Full Time blogger and Creator of BlogExpose.com. Check out my blog where I share actionable tips on how to make money blogging.


  1. Hi Enstine,

    If you have only a few bucks definitely go get a job. If you have some cash socked away double down on creating more, solid value and building your friend network.

    Make an impact wherever you show up. Do not hold back. People are watching. Go above and beyond to help people and promote people and add value to posts by commenting and yes, the money will flow in with increasing ease.

    Write more guest posts. Meet more people. Make more friends. These simple but timeless tips will do miracles for your online business and blogging growth. Stick to the basics and stop attaching yourself to Google.

    Good tips buddy, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Shalu Sharma
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    I cannot agree with you more. You just cannot reply on Google any more. I will call them Giggle from now on, because every update sends shivers and giggles down the spine for many webmasters. Diversify Diversify Diversify.
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  3. Hope never ends. It’s a big difference in Blogging and Salary Job. May be next algo update would works like a charm, :) Anyway Good suggestion Enstine. ;)
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  4. Hi, Enstine,
    Indeed interesting. :)
    Possibly, I am running out of money; however,
    Surely, I am not going to do my job 9 to 5 rather I will prefer to fix the things which went wrong.
    Yes, I am not depending solely on Google and trying to get traffic from other source like Facebook , twitter and pinterest.
    Thank You very much and have a wonderful weekend. :)
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  5. As an SEO specialist still I can proudly say that my blueprint works even with this beast (hummingbird) & in reality i never suggest my students to put all eggs on 1 basket, i will always give the secret paths to follow that’s bigger than the SERPS.

    be here, don’t QUIT!

    You have the TIME & POWER to build better world… am i right. Go with it yaar!
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  6. Hi Enstine,

    Ah…what a cute mini, yet effective post :)

    Yes, your title made me run here and I did think it was about firing yourself to make more money! Joke apart, you are SO right about Google and not putting all our eggs in one basket.

    Diversification is the key I’d say, and the social media does help a great deal where getting your referral traffic is concerned. Even a little coming in from there is good enough at times, especially when you see Google behaving the way it is nowadays.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)
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  7. Reginald
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    Interesting! Let’s say if your business isn’t doing well, you need to think if you can still maintain your life. If you can maintain, start doing more than what you can do. Go out, merging companies etc.

    If you can’t maintain it, go get a job fast (first) and start thinking of plan B :)

    Now, as for the Google part, when I started my blog, I never reply on organic traffic. Hate it so much because Google changes algo all the way. I decided to focus on referral traffic and hey, that is pretty good.

    Still surviving after 2 hits from Google and maybe, I just made myself a sitting duck LOL
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  8. Zubik
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    Hahahaha, Muki this post of yours is funny though you made some points. Google is really destroying small small blogs with their so called updates but like you said, I think building large social media fans and email list are the way only way to survive this time

  9. I am agree with this line Do not Rely Only on Google. Because out there not only Google is the king. In state like china they never use Google. Thus employing your site to other major search engine are necessary. Thanks really a nice share.

    Atul Kumar Pandey
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  10. floriefe may says:

    Well, when your business is not doing good then if you love what you are doing then you have make more innovative ideas to promote your business. Such like hitting your target market on social networking sites, this could help also.

    Make some contingency plan, to broaden up your thoughts on things that don’t work.

    Just make things very innovative, interesting and diverse. Thanks Enstine for posting this!
    I found and “kingged” this on the Internet marketing social site – Kingged.com

  11. Hi Enstine,
    Blogging is all about ups and downs. At least this is what I have learnt in my past 4 years. I started out slow. Infact very slow. Then I progresses slowly and now everything is going just fine.
    Though I have now started to fix my goals and I am working for them.
    All I want to say is that instead of giving up, we should try and find a fix for the problems which have arisen due to some reason.
    Thanks for this motivational post. It is short but definitely has a big message.
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  12. Amen. There’s nothing wrong with that, really. It is just that people are worried of what others will think of them, or they’re scared that others will ridicule them for their failed attempt to deal with the harsh world of making money online.

    Truth is, their ridicule and sarcasm won’t feed you and your family, so time to have that badly needed reality check and go get a regular job. Just so you can keep up with your bills. Or you could also try cutting down costs.

    Then if things went back to normal, you can probably check other ways to earn online.

    Found this shared on Kingged.com, and left this comment there as well. :)

  13. The law of cause and effect still applies to online business. If I find myself in the fix, I guess its time to find the cause and apply the possible solution. Relying on Google for traffic is the bane of many online businesses today.

    I concur with the fact that expanding social media reach, increasing email marketing could be helpful in reviving a dying business. More so, firing yourself again could mean seeking and embracing things and people that motivates you!

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  14. Haha, i read every comment from this article and it’s so funny. By the way, the articole is good and it is truth

  15. Silviu
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    Hi Enstine,

    1. Yes, putting all your eggs in the Google basket is not a good idea. The best thing is to try to fix what went wrong.
    Now, the most difficult roadblocks for a beginner are:

    a. Finding a suitable niche
    b. Increasing exposure for his (her) blog
    c. Building a list.

    What methods of building a list do your recommend?

    2. I am interested in Cash Donator. Viral bird is good, too. However, Cash Donator is what I want most. What kind of Cash Donator version do you offer: one site or multi-site?
    I decided to buy CommentLuv. I know you offer Cash Donator as a bonus. Please give me your affiliate link and tell me what to do to get Cash Donator and Viral Bird.

    Looking forward for your email and

    Have a wonderful day
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  16. I think when you are determined to do it, you do it and do it well. If you google’s new policies affects you, I think you shouldn’t give up but take it as a challenge to get back up. Thanks for the hint on social media traffic. I use it pretty much and most of my referral traffic comes from Facebook.
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  17. Martina McKeough says:

    You are right about one thing. Never rely totally on Google because when it goes wrong it can be a nightmare for any business. I use all forms of Social Media in order to attract customers and I will continue to build in this area. Google gets enough of my money as it is with adwords so I am all for building alternative sources of traffic.

  18. marty
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    When google went haywire it was serious reminder to never rely one site to keep my blog afloat other the whole thing will sink.Its always good to keep your options open and go back and make things better
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  19. Reading the comments below, amazed me that not all are in favor about it. But they are still right. Well, we can’t force them to do what we are sharing here for the reason that the decision is upon them. We are here to share our thoughts and some possible ways that they MIGHT like and love too.
    To wrap this up, the post you have Enstine is great. As always I must say! :)

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  20. Hi Enstine ,
    I thing that your are right . It happened once with me also when the panda update came in 2012 . my site effected badly and lost its all traffic and I just tried to maintain that for a long while . I could not get my site is SERP after 6 months and also not tried for any job . And because of that I faced very big money problem . So I would Also suggest them whose blogs are effected by the new update try to find a new job and fix the problem . Once you get you site back to search you may again be your own boss .

  21. While business is good and you’re raking in a lot of cash, remember to save up, too. Emergencies are part and parcel of life, and having emergency money to fall back on affords you time to regroup and get your mojo back. :)
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