Blog Paycheck is a book that is just OK. With that being said, there are probably a few things you can learn from this edition, though your money may be better off spent on a different ebook, depending on your blogging goals and current level of expertise.
The book starts off by giving a history of blogging and various facts. These are good things to know if you hadn't heard them before, but they aren't exactly applicable to your income goals. Still, Blog Paycheck can't be faulted for starting with the very beginning of blogs.
We did like that this book includes a list of terms that are helpful for new people to know. The terms aren't very advanced, but they will save you some time typing them into Google to figure them out yourself if you're a newbie.
Blog Paycheck continues on with some more general information on registering a domain name, setting up hosting, etc. There are some screenshots to help you if you're unfamiliar with how to do these things. There is also discussion about posting to your blog and getting traffic. This part of the book was just fine, it's the next portion that will make or break this book for you.
The pages that follow spend a lot of time discussing paid posting services as a way to earn money. Pay Per Post and many others are talked about in some detail. While it can seem very attractive to accept money for paid posting, this is frowned on more and more by the search engines and the blogging community in general. In fact, some of the other books we've reviewed strongly suggested that you do NOT use these services as a form of monetization.
Due to the negative air surrounding these paid postings, we suggest you think long and hard about what kind of blog you want to have. Also, keep in mind that some of these sites require you to have had a blog up for a few months before they will accept you. That means there is no way for you to make some more immediate income if you go this route.
However, it's not like accepting paid postings for your blog is illegal! If this sounds like what you want to do, by all means get Blog Paycheck. There isn't likely any other guide out there that offers a more comprehensive list of your paid hosting options.
The ebook also discusses ways to cut out the middle man and do paid postings and reviews on your own. This can be a good option once you become an authority in your niche. Of course, you will need a good following and a good flow of traffic for advertisers and individuals to even consider hiring you for paid posts.
Finally, Blog Paycheck briefly covers some options for posting for other blogs. There are companies out there that are always looking for good bloggers. If you want to blog and enjoy writing, but think you should get your feet wet first, this is a good option.
Blog Paycheck does have some viable information, but it's not the right guide for many people out there. If you want your niche to be paid reviews this guide is perfect. If you want to use means of monetization that aren't so frowned upon and develop a loyal following of readers you may want to stick with something else.
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