Book Review: How To Make Money Blogging By Bob Lotich
This e-book is a bit short, but contains a lot of valuable information. Lotich writes in a short and direct manner, which I happen to like, especially when reading books like this. Lotich also offers a Blogging 101 course for those who are new to running a WordPress blog. He also gives the basic first steps on how to start a blog, including finding a domain name, finding a web hosting package, and installing WordPress.
Lotich offers great advice through his personal, relevant, and honest experiences and opinions. He gives actual websites to help a new (or seasoned) blogger in several areas. He explains the information in a way that’s easy to understand for the non-programmers.
Just some of the ideas Lotich offers include:
- Submitting articles to other sites – of course there are a few ways to do this. I use EzineArticles and GoArticles, which are just two of the sites he suggests. (By the way, WordPress has an EzineArticles plugin, but there isn’t one for GoArticles).
- Affiliate product sales – I looked into this a long time ago, but I am considering revisiting this idea.
- Joining a directory – I have only begun looking into this (and the sites he suggests).
- Ads – while I was opposed to ads when I started my blog, I have added them, but I really haven’t seen any real revenue from them. Lotich gives suggestions on how to make these ads more effective. I have implemented these suggestions… I’ll see if they are more effective now over the next couple of months.
- Adding specific plugins or widgets to enhance the features and usability of the site.
Having implemented and used some of the practices and companies he has used and suggests, I recommend this (free) ebook (available on Kindle) to anyone interested in, just starting, or has been blogging.
The next book in his series is Pro-Blogging Secrets: Strategies, Tips, and answers You need to Grow Your Blog and Earn More, which can be purchased for $6.99 through the Kindle. I have not read this book yet, so I cannot comment on the quality, but if it is a reflection of How to Make Money Blogging, I’m anticipating that it will be good. You can learn more about Lotich by visiting his site at christianpf.com.
Source by Kristy M Lopez