Others: Making money with blogging? Impossible. They see opportunity, but not with blogging.
You used to think: Method X would never work, but then you saw it work.
Then you said: I try Method Y. But that didn't work.
So you fine-tuned your experience to X works, Y doesn't.
But Y might work in a few years.
Now there is no problem in trying something that just requires some effort and no big amount of money like wordpress + affiliate.
But there is a problem in investing in tools that are said to make you money. Like ahrefs and junglescout and what not. Or renting expensive servers, because you think AI is the big thing and you needed gpus. Because then you can only try so much till you are out of money.
In other words, when you make certain investments, you cannot fail, it needs to work.
So how can you say that something is really never going to work without missing opportunities when each step costs money?