Book Review: How to Make Money Blogging by Bob Lotich
Bob Lotich offers excellent information in his eBook, how to make money blogging. I especially like that I tried his suggestions and had proven success before writing this book. I have been blogging since 2011 and I am still learning. One of the main things, according to Lotich (and I see why), is that a blogger should be open to learning new things.
This eBook is a bit short, but it contains a lot of valuable information. Lotich writes short and to the point, which I like, especially when reading books like this. Lotich also offers a Blogging 101 course for those who are new to running a WordPress blog. It also provides basic first steps on starting a blog, including finding a domain name, finding a web hosting package, and installing WordPress.
Lotich offers excellent advice through his personal, relevant and honest experiences and opinions. She provides real websites to help a new (or experienced) blogger in various areas. It explains the information in a way that is easy for non-programmers to understand.
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 it suggests. (By the way, WordPress has an EzineArticles plugin, but there isn’t one for GoArticles.)
- Affiliate Product Sales – I researched this a long time ago, but I am considering revisiting this idea.
- Joining a Directory – I’ve only just started researching this (and the sites it suggests).
- Ads – Although I was opposed to ads when I started my blog, I have added them but haven’t really seen any real income from them. Lotich offers suggestions on how to make these ads more effective. I have implemented these suggestions… I will see if they are more effective now over the next few months.
- Add specific plugins or widgets to improve 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, just starting out, or who 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 Kindle. I haven’t read this book yet, so I can’t comment on the quality, but 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.