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Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit: The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin' Online Business Owners [Kindle Edition]

Nicole Dean , Pat Flynn , Rachel Rofe , Denise Wakeman , Kristen Eckstein , Lynn Terry , Connie Ragen Green , Susanne Myers , Kelly McCausey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Exposed! How You Can Have a Profitable Blog! Unlike other books about blogging, Expert Briefs contains the wisdom of literally over one hundred years of combined experience. Buy this book ONLY if you want to learn from 26 smart business owners about:

What to Start Your Blog About - Identify what you already have inside your head and your heart that you can start blogging about today to grow an income. Plus, if you don't have credibility in anything-find out how to get it.

Painful Mistakes You Must Avoid - Learn from our embarrassing mistakes so that you don't have to make them yourself.

How to Make Money with Your Blog - You will uncover many different ways you can monetize your blog to enhance profits.

Getting Readers and a Following - Find out several ways to draw readers to your blog-and how to entice them into becoming regular readers and commenters.

How to Make a Difference - You'll discover the amazing opportunities that you will have to make the world a better place.

Product Details

  • File Size: 853 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
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  • Publisher: Groovy Slug Publishing (March 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C11SXQ4
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightbulbs Galore! March 26, 2013
I've followed (and contributed to) Nicole's Expert Briefs series, and love the tips that her contributors share. She's collected the best of the blogging tips from her blog into this excellent book.

What I love best about this book (I picked up the Kindle version) is how quickly I got a fresh idea to go take action on for my own blog. The chapter on overcoming bloggers' block is especially good to keep handy. And of course, if you get this paperback version, you can dog-ear and highlight to your heart's content!

Some of this book will be pretty basic to the experienced blogger. But even if you've been blogging for several years, you'll get plenty of light bulb moments that you can turn into a high-traffic post as you build a bigger community with your blog. And you'll get plenty of reminders of blogging fundamentals that often get buried under trendy tactics that come and go.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michelle L Farmer April 3, 2013
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I love this book! Just what I needed to get my online business moving forward! I love that there are so many different Successful contributors. Many I have looked up to for years and others I didn't know about and can look into further.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book! April 3, 2013
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I just got my copy of Blogging for Profit last night. I've been reading it this morning and I absolutely LOVE it! It is full of great information: terrific ideas, answers to your common questions, solutions to your problems, mistakes to avoid, ways to make money, and even how to get multiple income streams. Bonus: if you like cute pictures of cats and dogs, you'll even find those! Check out pages 40, 75, 139, 176, and 194 for some. Those aren't the only--or only kinds--of photos, of course. This book is full of information from Nicole and from other top-notch bloggers that she's collected and presented in a highly readable and very applicable form.

I got the print book because I like pages I can turn and mark and make notes on and easily refer back to, so that's what I'm reviewing. Whether you prefer paper or Kindle, if you blog or want to blog, I highly recommend that you grab a copy and start reading and applying the information you find. Your only regret will probably be that you did NOT get it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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"I wasn't born with a business manual in my hand. I even fact-checked that with my mom. She said that she'd have remembered if I had been."

Nope... no business manual. And I should know. I'm Nicole's mom.

Can I write a truly unbiased review of this book? Let's just say that even though I have the privilege of hearing Nicole's voice in my head when I read her writing (and it definitely makes me smile), the lessons taught go way beyond a fun read for me.

This book is the no-nonsense, crystal clear, concise, and real "stripped-down" truth about how the experts make money blogging. Like Nicole, I suspect none of these experts were born with a business manual. Each and every one of them learned the process as they went along. The beautiful thing about Nicole's book is you can take advantage of their years and years of experience and get started on the right foot with your blog and avoid some of the headaches along the way.

No, there's no magic or 'get rich quick' scheme involved. This is all about thinking smart, following through, and learning the lessons you need to learn. If you are blogging, or want to blog, this book is for you. If you want to make money with your blog, this book is for you. If you want to find out what REAL successful bloggers are doing to make money online, this book is for you. If you just want to read a fun book with some laughs and honesty about the online world, this book is for you.

Am I biased? Maybe. But, this is still a MUST READ for anyone interested in blogging for profit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Experienced affiliate marketer, publisher and business coach Nicole Dean's new book, "Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit: The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin' Online Business Owners" is a based on a series of interviews on her blog with many other successful online entrepreneurs who use blogging as part of their business model.

Reading "Expert Briefs" is like having a strong cup of coffee with Nicole and more than two dozen of her closest friends who happen to be successful experts online and in their niches. Each chapter of is based on a specific topic - why you should blog, picking a niche, getting credibility, making money from your blog, and more. The chapter contains each blogger's perspectives on the topic as well as Nicole's opinion and some action steps ("homework") to take for your own blog.

"Expert Briefs" is a fun and easy read, as each chapter stands by itself. Although it can be read from start to finish, you can skip around to any chapters that fit your interest. Since the chapters are made up of many different bloggers' discussions, there are natural stopping spots every few pages as you switch to a new blogger.

There's a quiz near the beginning of the book that's helpful for setting expectations, especially if you haven't started blogging yet. And while some of the chapters may seem basic to those who have blogged for a while, every chapter has many "ah ha!" moments, and each one includes "homework" that help put the lessons of the chapter into action no matter what your experience level.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Diverse Strategies - a book not afraid to show conflicting ideas and...
Interviewing a variety of experts is by default going to yield a surprising number of ways people achieved success at the same task. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DC Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good weekend reading for bloggers :)
This book is a nice mix of fun and business, just like Nicole herself. Practical advice for bloggers of all levels can be found in the each section.
Published 3 months ago by Loretta Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I love the format of this book. Blogging experts all giving their views from their experiences! Full of awesome tips! Fun to read! Will be reviewing these tips often!
Published 7 months ago by Dodi Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating!
I want to have my own blog and NICOLE Dean's book has given me the motivation and enthusiasm to get started! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled
Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a book about blogging. It is no more a book about blogging than a book about how to open your own car dealership is about cars. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Timothy Schoch
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is amazing!
I didn't know if I wanted to buy this book for $4.99 but I'm so glad I did! I'm hoping to launch my own blog soon but I really don't know anything about blogging or computers. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jennifer L. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Organized, Tons of Information
I have been looking for a book on learning more about this topic and this is such a great resource. I love this book and it contains so much information that I plan on going back... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Shelibebe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information to put to immediate use
Really enjoyed Nicole's book and especially that the information was so fresh and specific, something you can immediately begin to use. Read more
Published 11 months ago by BethS
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for bloggers
Nicole Dean has compiled the wisdom of several experienced bloggers into her book. Reading it is like having the opportunity to sit down with these bloggers over coffee and pick... Read more
Published 12 months ago by KatieS
5.0 out of 5 stars Expert Tips from Expert Bloggers
Nicole Dean was kind enough to share a review copy of her new release, Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit: The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin' Online Business Owners... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Leslie Truex
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More About the Author

Building an Online Business that you Can Be Proud Of.

Who is Nicole Dean?

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Friend
Business Consultant to Really Smart People
Author of Books & Speaker of Words
Helper of Orphans & Rescuer of Dogs
Eater of Good Foods (and her Veggies)
Belly Laugher & Heckuva Person to Know

Nicole Dean is the Mostly-Sane Marketer. (Ask anyone who knows her and they'll say that the "mostly" part is up for debate!)

Her Mission: To Make the Web and the World a Better Place - and, Hopefully Have a Lot of Fun While Doing It.

She enjoys work very much, but lives to spend time with her much-adored husband, her two silly children - and also her two slightly neurotic puppies, Einstein & Luke.

If you're a blogger, author, speaker, virtual assistant, coach, or want to be, scroll down to get started learning from an Online Business Owner with Heart.


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