- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (March 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781118199558
- ISBN-13: 978-1118199558
- ASIN: 1118199553
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 251 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Make blogging your business and love what you do!
You really CAN make a living as a blogger if you're willing to commit the time and effort, and if you follow the advice in this book. Written by two leading authorities on creating and monetizing blogs, ProBlogger lays out the steps you need to follow to create a revenue-generating blog. Complete with exercises to help you put the advice into practice, this book offers a realistic, approachable look at what it really takes to turn blogging into a successful career.
With this practical guide, you can
- Understand both direct and indirect earning methods
- Develop a successful earning strategy
- Write content that attracts and holds visitors
- Learn to market and promote your blogs
- Engage followers via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
- Study the secrets of more than a half-dozen successful blogs
About the Author
Darren Rowse is the guy behind ProBlogger.net, a leading online information source for professional bloggers. He writes for various blogs and edits the popular Digital Photography School site (digital-photography-school.com).
Chris Garrett is a writer, online business consultant, teacher, coach, new media industry commentator, and of course, professional blogger. He shares blogging advice at chrisg.com and contributes to numerous blogs.
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If you don't know ProBlogger, you should, at least if you're interested in blogging: it's the go-to blog about blogs. Yes, I love meta and the word "blog" will come frequently in this post.
In any case, as I left the academic world and decided to try something new, I thought about starting blogs for money. I love to write, I seem to be pretty good at managing and producing content, and I'm sure there are things I could share with the world... for a profit.
The book goes through the three steps of making money from blogs:
Setting up a blog
Making it popular
Earning money from it
The most important lesson I got from the book is the importance of choosing a niche; it helps build a loyal community, get expertise and great, contextualized advertising. However, except for the generic "start by identifying your own interests, passions, and energy levels for topics", there's not a lot of direction about how to choose a profitable niche. There also isn't much about search engine optimization (which I fortunately covered in another book) or about keyword research. However, a lot of the things that Rowse and Garrett hold important (niching, ads, etc) aren't necessarily the be-all and end-all of popular blogging.
The one section I found really useful was the monetizing section where the authors explain all about choosing the right ads, affiliate programs and other revenue streams. While I'm sure there's more complete info on this (it could be worth an entire book), it was a good introduction and gave me guidelines if I ever have to do something like this myself.
In general I found ProBlogger interesting and informative, even if it doesn't delve too deep into any of the topics the authors touch on. Even the case study in the last chapter lacked depth-I would have liked to know more about how he managed his content, built a community, etc. But as an introduction to professional blogging, it does the job.
I have been running a relatively successful blog for over a year now with great traffic, but I have failed to monetize it. I was hoping this book would help me figure out that part of the equation. It did help add some perspective to structuring content to pull in more readers, while also doing the whole SEO thing.
To those reviewers who complained that this info could be found on a variety of websites about blogging, that claim could be made about most books sold on Amazon. The purpose of going out to buy the book is convenience and reliability of information. If you want to spend days or weeks looking for and collating the same information, by all means, have at it. If you want it in a convenient package, then get this book.
My only complaint, would be the price. I'd barely pay $12 for the paperback, so I'd hoped the Kindle version would be around the $10 mark. Seems a bit pricey for a digital download.