About Me – Sherry Bennett – The Blog Authority

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Hi, I am Sherry. I have been creating websites and earning money online since 1996. That’s before there was a Google.. before blogging became popular.. and before WordPress.

IN THE BEGINNING – 1996:

I remember buying a book called Learn HTML in 24 Hours. It was actually broken down into a one-hour lesson every day for 24 days.. with a lot of practicing and trial and error in between each lesson. Definitely not quite as quick and easy as the title made it sound.

At that time Yahoo was the top search engine.. along with a lot of smaller search engines: InfoSeek, WebCrawler, Lycos, LookSmart, AltaVista, HotBot and AllTheWeb.

Back then no one knew much about Search Engine Optimization.. but I found a course for $147 teaching how to get your site to the top of the search engines.

That turned out to be the best money I ever spent! My site jumped to number 1 in ALL of the search engines.. Cha-ching!

A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER – 1998:

In 1998 Commission Junction came along. I signed up and checked to see if I could find additional affiliate programs that would complement the content on my site.

Shortly thereafter I received my first $1000 check from CJ and I was like.. WOW.. how cool is that? I promptly created another site.. and another.. and another. I figured if I can earn $1000 or more from one site.. just think what I could do with 10 or 12 sites!

Before long I had 10 sites dominating all of the search engines. Ahh yes.. those were the days! My bank account grew to numbers I had only dreamed of.

People began to notice.. and soon I was being contacted by others who wanted me to build a site for them.. and/or teach them how to get their sites to the top of the search engines.

I started designing websites for other people.. as well as taking on students to teach them about Search Engine Optimization.

nothing lasts forever…
SEARCH ENGINES STARTED BECOMING MORE SOPHISTICATED:

Then Google emerged on the scene. From the very beginning they were focused on finding ways to provide the most relevant results for each and every search. As a result.. everyone began turning their attention toward learning Search Engine Optimization.

Within a few years.. with all the new Google requirements, updates and changes it was becoming an 18-hour a day project trying to maintain multiple websites.. even with having two full-time assistants.

I decided it may be time to sell some of my sites. I sold several sites and kept a few of my favorites. Eventually.. I sold all of them except my top money making site.

In the 20 years since then.. Google has made it increasingly more and more difficult to get onto that most coveted first page.

However.. even though things have changed quite a bit.. by following a tried and true plan you can still get good positioning in the search engines.. and you can still make incredible money with affiliate programs.

I am a prime example of this. My main money blogs are providing me with an extremely comfortable 6-figure income.

I hope you will take advantage of the information I have provided on this site and let me help you on your journey to start a blog and earn money blogging.

Make this the year you finally get that blog up and running.. and be on your way to creating the lifestyle of your dreams.