I am going to say something that is probably going to irritate a bunch of people.
But I’m going to say it anyway, because I feel like it needs to be said.
Canadian coupon bloggers are selfish.
Okay, so that’s not entirely true. But from what I have witnessed since becoming a coupon blogger, is that many Canadian coupon bloggers are only out for themselves. They want to make as much money as possible by constantly hiding in a corner and not playing nice with others that are in the same field.
Do you notice when I add links to other coupon sites in some of my blog posts? It’s usually me saying thank you to a website that I found a great deal or coupon. I did not find that offer – the other blogger did, so why should I take all the credit? If I don’t find a deal on my own, I let my readers know. Why?
- It’s fair. I don’t take credit for the work of someone else.
- Sharing a link to another coupon blog gives my readers a new site to check out. Maybe they will like it. And since my main goal with this website is to please others, sharing a website that my readers may like seems like a good thing to do.
So why don’t all coupon bloggers give credit to the sites where they find some of their deals? And why don’t they just link to other coupon bloggers in general – for no reason but to give their readers other websites to check out (like my Canadian resources blog post)?
I personally believe that we are all in this together. The purpose of MapleMoney.com is to help others save money. If you’re a coupon bloggers, I’m sure that’s the purpose of your website as well. Want to know the best way to grow your website? Work with others! Trust me, I know this from experience.
Coupon bloggers need to stop being so selfish. Stop hoarding your readers. They are people, not dollars. Share new things with them. New websites, new bloggers, new people. If you have a great website – don’t worry, your readers are not going to leave you. They will be back. And if you link to a site that they end up liking, they’re going to remember YOU for that.
If you’re a coupon blogger, please feel free to leave a link to your website in a comment on this post, telling the readers of MapleMoney.com what it’s all about. Let’s help people save money!
And please, start linking to other coupon bloggers. Your readers will love you for it.