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How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul by [Soukup, Ruth]
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About the Author

Ruth Soukup is a writer, blogger, mom of two, and the successful founder of the blog LivingWellSpendingLess.com. Since launching in 2010, Living Well Spending Less has become one of the most popular personal finance blogs on the net, receiving more than one million visitors per month. She is also the founder of the Elite Blog Academy, as well as the author of the bestselling blogging guide How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul), and her next book, Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life (Zondervan) will be released December 30th, 2014. For more information about Ruth, please visit LivingWellSpendingLess.com.

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  • File Size: 6723 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Life Well Lived Publications (September 6, 2013)
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F0XYIMI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,091 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the first time I've ever felt compelled to write a review on Amazon for anything. Not because the book was super awesome or super terrible, but mostly because I'm pretty sure many of the previous reviews were written by friends of the author or test readers. It's definitely not a 5-star book (in my opinion).

THE GOOD

If you're a new blogger or a blogger with less than a year or two's worth of experience, this is probably a great book. The author does a great job of organizing the information into sections and she actually provides actionable steps that will improve your blog. Many are common sense - such as "write awesome content" and "determine your main theme..."

The chapter on social media was extremely helpful. I've struggled with figuring out how to utilize Pinterest for my own blogs as my focus is not DIY or anything home related. In fact, this chapter alone made it worth the $4.99 price tag for me.

The blogger's planner is pretty cool. You can, however, get the planner free from the website without buying the book.

THE BAD

There is nothing new in the monetization chapters of the book. Meaning, no awesome techniques or ideas that haven't already been talked about by 100 other authors in 100 other blogging ebooks.

A large portion of the book is dedicated to things that a blogger with any experience at all already knows. Most bloggers don't need to read a book to realize that content is king or that we should rename images with a descriptive name before publishing them on our sites.

This obviously isn't a book on SEO techniques, but I totally disagree with the author that SEO is an "old school" way of generating traffic.
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I would have given this book 4 stars. It contains some good and useful information.
The author recommend using Wordpress to build your blog. It's a popular platform, so that's probably sound advice. However, the author fails to notify readers about the crucial difference between Wordpress.COM and Wordpress.ORG !!!
If you start constructing your blog through wordpress.COM, you will likely spend a lot of time picking a theme and starting to write and organize your posts, only to discover that wordpress.COM does NOT support any ways to monetize your site. You can NOT place any adds on a wordpress.COM hosted site. Of course, that defeats the whole purpose of having a "blog for profit".
You will also waste a lot of time trying to move your site off of wordpress.com afterwards.

If you want to use Wordpress, it's crucial that you go to wordpress.ORG and pay to set up with one of the hosting services that they recommend, to be able to monetize your site.

Though the author is a "DIY" and "spending less" blogger, she admits that she does not do her own website design. Maybe she was simply unaware of the two Wordpress options. If she had prior knowledge of that, then I feel it is negligent of her to not stress that difference to her readers.
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I have been blogging since the early 2000s when a blog wasn't even called a blog! In that time since, I have managed dozens of blogs, sold several and earned a living by blogging...this book was a breath of fresh air and still very informative.

Some of my favorite take aways from the book, had nothing to do with the 'profit' aspect of blogging. Ruth's perspective on finding the right content and voice for your audience was right on. Her chapter "Work Smarter & Not Harder" gave me several tips on how to streamline my blogging (something I needed dearly).

As far as the monetization tips in this book, they are very detailed which is great for a newbie blogger who is looking to make money for his/her blog.

Overall, I recommend this book regardless if you are a new blogger or have been blogging for years!
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This book offers a lot of ideas for ways to make money with your blog, but a lot of them work best when you've already got a lot of traffic in place. So for the newer blogger looking to start making an income there's not a lot of help here (other than to write well, visit other blogs and try to go viral on Pinterest).
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I truly loved reading this book!! I will admit, when I first heard the title, there was part of me that was tempted to think that there wasn't "anything new under the sun." But, I was wrong. Ruth's fantastic writing grabbed me from the start with the encouragement that each of us has AWESOME in us somewhere...and growing a great blog means finding YOUR awesome. I just can't tell you how much I love that. :) The rest of the book goes on to give motivation, inspiration, practical ideas and action points at the end of each chapter. She includes her thoughts and ideas on writing good content, SEO, Pinterest, ads, reviews, and so much more. I also love that we get a "behind the scenes" look at a big blogger's blog & how-she-does-it type material. And, don't worry, at the end of the book she assures you that no one can do it all. :) She shares ideas for goal-setting and time management. As one who has been blogging for 6-7 years, but only recently started trying to grow my blog and make a small, part-time income from it, I found this book very helpful!!
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