Guest Author - Violette DeSantis
Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett have collaborated on what is probably the pro blogger’s bible. ProBlogger - Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income is one of the most comprehensive guides to becoming a pro blogger.
One look at the title and you may think the book is dealing with making money exclusively. While that may be a goal of yours, you might not be interested in blogging for marketing alone. The topics in ProBlogger reach all blogger audiences. Whether your goal is running a fun hobby blog or serious money making blog, Rowse and Garrett has information geared to each.
If you don’t know who Darren Rowse or Chris Garrett are or have never heard of ProBlogger (the book or internet site ProBlogger.net) that is okay. Darren Rowse, a pro blogger, successfully built the most popular blogging community online which is a hub for bloggers filled with blogging information and advice. Chris Garret, also a pro blogger, is a new media consultant.
Not every blog or blogger has the potential for earning six figures blogging, but that doesn’t mean that knowledge cannot be gleaned from the right resources. ProBlogger - Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income is the right resource. The authors are not trying to sell new bloggers a pipe-dream, just the right know-how from their years of experience on the internet and as pro bloggers themselves.
The book jacket claims that it is not a get-rich-quick book, and in opening and reading the book you’ll understand why. Blogging is multi-faceted. The check list is endless on tasks from A to Z and this is one of the reasons why ProBlogger - Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income is a handy asset to any blogger. It contains in-depth coverage of topics relevant to getting started; registering a domain, setting up hosting, writing content and advertising. Bloggers wanting to take it up a notch can appreciate expanded ideas on blogging strategies, niche blogging, getting advertisers and what these bloggers have learned from the industry’s most successful blogs.
Since a lot can change on the internet over short periods of time, look for the publisher’s second edition of ProBlogger Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income (published by Wiley, April 26, 2010).
The author of this review was not provided with a free copy of this book for review.