I have been blogging for several years now but I am always trying to learn, grow, and become better at it. When I started blogging, I knew that it had the potential to earn me money, I just really wasn’t sure how to go about being successful at it. Thankfully, I had friends and mentors to show me the ropes but when I got the chance to review ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income I was quite excited! I am nowhere NEAR a six figure income, despite my hard work so I was curious to see what the real professionals recommend! Continue reading for my review of the Problogger book. This is one I definitely recommend you buy for yourself!
Subtitle: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income (3rd edition)
Author: Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett
Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (March 20, 2012)
Format/Length: 336 pages (paperback)
My Review: 5
From the Publisher:
There’s a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world’s most successful bloggers, it’s one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger’s bible is better than ever.
- Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue
- Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs
- Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post
- Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more
- Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog
Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.
What I really loved about this book is how detailed and down to earth it is written. It also assumes that you know absolutely nothing about blogging which I think is a good thing. Even though I have been blogging for a few years, there may be some vital pieces of information that I should have learned a long time ago and didn’t. Problogger starts at the beginning so you don’t miss information that might be really important for your long term success. The authors stress that blogging is NOT going to get you rich overnight. They want their readers to enter into blogging realistically with their eyes wide open about what is involved .
The discussion of blog monitization is very detailed and talks about different types of advertising as well as ways to make money that don’t directly involve your blog. I thought this was an important aspect to point out because once you become a blogger and show you are proficient in a particular area, other people are more willing to pay you to write for THEM. So, your blog might not be making the money directly but by HAVING a successful blog, you have created a new source of income.
The authors also talk a lot about traffic to your blog and what an important role this plays in how much money you make. They offer some good advice on how to draw people into your site, interact with them, and create a loyal following. These are all important aspects of being a successful blogger. And with that success comes increased earnings.
Whether you are a novice to blogging or have been at it for a while, Problogger is an incredible resource to help you start earning money. It starts at the very beginning so you can set up your blog, learn to write, begin monitizing, draw traffic, and then take your online career beyond your blog. It is not only well written in an easy to follow format, the writing is engaging and the index and table of contents make finding particular content very easy. I highly recommend this Problogger book if you are trying to earn money as a blogger!
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