I'm not going to go over what exactly happened as this has been talked about on every blog and forum in the IM community. If you have came from Mars or Yahoo search though… Google has destroyed (and is in the process of destroying) networks such as BMR, ALN, HighPRSociety etc…
They were helping users cheat their way to top rankings and the method become too public.
Now with that out the way…
I want to focus on BMR for a second here. That thing was big… think of the number of users and posts going into it on a daily basis.
If I had to guess, it must have been at least 2,000 users posting an average of 5 posts a day. The numbers are conservative but that's usually how I like to play it.
Their minimum subscription cost $60 and an average post… roughly .75 cents.
#1 Benefit (hole in the market)
2000 x $60 = $120,000 monthly
$120,000 x 3 (BMR, ALN, HighPRSociety) = $360,000
These are only 3 of the largest networks (many smaller ones got hit as well) but I want you to look at these numbers and let them sink in. There are now a lot of users with extra money on their hands looking for a way out… a safe place… a bit of hand holding… to help them gain what they think they lost.
They need an affordable system that will help them rank.
They will need guides and tons of help.
Many will lose clients over this, while others will be selling off their sites to survive.
You have an opportunity to step up.
#2 Benefit (experienced writers)
5 (posts) x 2000 (users) x 20 (days) = 200,000 (posts per month)
300,000 (posts per month) x .75 (cost of 1 post) = $150,000 (loss of revenue for outsourcers)
From my experience, a writer can do about of 15 of these blog posts per day (20 days per month)
15 x 20 = 300 (blog post that 1 writer can complete in a month)
300 x .75 = $225 (average salary of a BMR writer)
20,000 (posts per month) / 300 (blog post that 1 writer can complete in a month) = 666 (writers which no longer have a job)
Some employers will keep them and give them other work but most will not be able to afford it. Its a great thing for people like me that always search for new and better employees. As they say… the best ones are already hired… but at least for now many of these will be looking to find another job and fast.
… but wait…
.. you haven't mentioned anything about what to do now to replace these methods…
… that is coming soon