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Thinking of making a blog, if people enjoy this: Tiddlywink's Book Reviews (Making Money)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Tiddlywink19, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Tiddlywink19

    Tiddlywink19 Regular Member

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    Thinking about making a blog reviewing Making Money Books.
    Free Sample, let me know what you guys think!

    I read a lot of books about making money online, marketing, business, finance, accounting, and things in similar areas.

    So, I thought I would take the time to review a couple of books I recently read and get some suggestions from other people of books they would like me to read, or recommend from their own collection. If people like these reviews maybe I will start a no BS blog. Just wondering some thoughts or suggestions.

    Background: Usually, I just go on Amazon, look up books released in the past 3-6 months, so they are up to date. (Unless they are critically acclaimed or highly recommended etc.,)
    If the book is 4 or 5 Stars or I think it looks neat or has no reviews, I usually get the paperback if it is available, otherwise I just kindle them.

    I wrote the titles in bold, ignore ones that don't interest you, and let me know what you think of my reviews, trying to make them short and sweet.

    Also, Feel free to recommend others, I love to read!!


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  2. Tiddlywink19

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    5 Proven methods for making $1000 per month with websites:

    Author: Chris Guthrie

    Pages: 27

    Review: This book basically talks about what a niche is and how to get started with one. It recommends tools throughout which are all very common. (Moz, Elance etc.,)
    Talks about building websites briefly, extremely basic.
    Talks about how to monetize it, which he recommends Amazon Associates and that is pretty much it. He talks more about amazon at the end of the book too, really just a waste of time.
    He then talks about making an e-commerce website which is about 4 pages and really a 'joke'. Explained nothing besides ways to "think of ideas".
    Then the largest section is the last in which he talks about subscription based websites:
    This is the only good part of the whole book.

    Some extra tips I liked:
    Categorized 3 basic membership websites: (1) Protected download area that is extremely desirable to people that view the website. (2) Course Related: Pretty much offering a course of some sort, but everyone knows you have to be careful with these types (3) Publisher membership: Pretty much you publish content that is of premium nature and charge a fee for people to read. Content should be very desirable, makes people want to subscribe. He broke it down quite simply, which I enjoyed.

    Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

    99 Ways to Make money Online:

    Author: Alexander Matias

    Pages: Approx. 25

    Review: Awful book. It is literally just a list of 99 websites you can make money on, of which 95 of them I already knew of. He writes what he thinks of each website, that is it.
    Examples: Elance, Ebay, Fiverr

    Rating: 0.5/5 Stars (For the 5 websites I didn't know)

    Affiliate Marketing Start Making Money Online Today:

    Author: NA

    Pages: 35

    Review: I was very impressed with this book, I was not expecting much but it honestly was a great read. It has very little for experts with affiliate marketing, but newbies and even novices, like myself, I believe offers some great info and is very clear cut.
    Overall a no BS book, tells it how it is when it comes to affiliate marketing, made some good suggestions like "selling yourself first", which so many people tend to forget, and gets it all done in 35 pages, too.

    Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

    Silent Sales Machines:

    Author: Jim Cockrum

    Pages: 205

    Review:
    The first 30 pages you can ignore, he is explaining his book and himself, was a big waste of time.

    The next 40 pages are just about email marketing, he gives no real good advice. Everything he speaks of you can find on your own, and with better explanation as well.

    Next 20 pages talk about finding an audience and working with other people, just pretty much trash.
    So the first 100 pages of book is just a waste of time.

    Now, I wish I could just copy and paste the next 100 pages, because they are awesome. Fantastic ideas, great business models, his views of using ebay and amazon fulfillment are fine as well. Just a great read, really enjoyed some of his thoughts.

    The last chapter is "How I earned $112,500 in 3 minutes"; which I didn't really care for. It was just a story of how he scammed 15 people into paying 7500 dollars each to talk with him privately, "consulting" pretty much, from one of his seminars and they actually did it. Then he talks about why what he knows is so 'valuable' etc., He then ends with something from the Bible that has nothing to do with him being a con artist.

    Rating: 2/5 Stars (For the sporadic burst of good ideas and instruction I had never thought of)

    That's it for now guys, let me know what you thought of my reviews!!
     
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    Bump, got a lot of views, but I could you use one critque, Lol.
     
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    You should consider affiliate marketing with the kind of books you are reviewing. Much more money and less time to invest. But thats just my opinion.