ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

by Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett

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An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers

There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever.

  • Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue
  • Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs
  • Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post
  • Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more
  • Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog

Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118240694
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 542,808
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Darren Rowse launched in 2004, where he advises fellow bloggers on every aspect of blogging. He's also the blogger behind the successful His blogs are read by over 3 million people per month and he has been making a fulltime living from blogging since 2005. Chris Garrett is a fulltime blogger and new media consultant who has been involved commercially with the Internet since 1994.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

1 Blogging for Money 1

2 Niche Blogging 23

3 Setting Up Your Blog 43

4 Blog Writing 73

5 Blog Income and Earning Strategies 99

6 Buying and Selling Blogs 125

7 Blog Promotion and Marketing 151

8 Build a Sticky Blog Community 177

9 Social Media and Your Blog 205

10 Secrets of Successful Blogs 223

11 Creating Something Worthwhile 241

12 Taking Your Blog to the Next Level: A Case Study 251

13 Going Beyond Your Blog 269

Index 295

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ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
jrsedivy More than 1 year ago
When finishing PROBLOGGER I was a little over two months into my first blog. There are many items in this book that I would have found useful on day one, unfortunately those lessons were learned the hard way! On the other hand, there were many topics that I was unaware of, and as a result I had learned quite a bit from this book - therefore I highly recommend it for beginner, intermediate, and experienced bloggers alike. I particularly enjoyed the aspect that it was written by two experienced bloggers, therefore offering two different, yet complementary viewpoints. In addition there are a wide array of topics covered from setting up a blog to monetization and flipping a blog. The price is a bit high for a paperback - $24.99, however given the content and the value offered from the book I believe the price of admission worthwhile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are new to blogging like I am, this book is full of tips, insights, and keys to blogging for money. If you are an established blogger, the concise, easy-to-read information makes it a great guide to enhance your earnings. Darren and Chris know their stuff, and they pass it on in blogger style -- with concise bullet points, instantly understandable material, practical information, and even several exercises and self-guided questions to help readers go beyond the book. FROM THE BACK COVER -- Learn to: Choose subject matter that works for you, Handle technical issues, Examine different ways you blog can earn income, Evaluate your blog's success, Keep content fresh and interesting, and Use your blog to generate income indirectly. ---- Best part of this book is that it has little fluff, just the good stuff you need to blog for dollars.
MrsJP More than 1 year ago
I purchased ProBlogger as a research accoutrement to a Blogging Class. The book proved invaluable and I still am going thru it after much note taking. It included what my instructor taught plus even more valuable information. A must buy/read for anyone curious about blogging, or anyone serious about beginning a blog.
psabaj More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be a very good book for anyone who will be doing some blogging. I was sent to the site by a full time blogger who also had me check out the books home web site
602jewels More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and informative. I didn't understand even the basics of blogging, and it was all here. I will continue to use this book as a reference as I begin blogging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was wondering how I was going to begin blogging. I had no clue how to get myself started. This book was PERFECT!!
shankarganesh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you're new to blogging, it's a must that you read this book. Darren doesn't do self promotion at all. He's genuine and the book is very well structured. Darren covers everything from writing content, making money to tools for bloggers and that's why I think it's a wholesome resource for any new blogger out there who wants some guidance.If you've been blogging for quite some time, like over a year or so, you might know most of the stuff mentioned here - RSS feeds, etc. so you might find that this book isn't for you. Never mind, buy 9 more copies and give them all away to people who turn up to you for advice on blogging. :-)
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RobbiS More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for a beginning blogger that is seeking ideas on how to effectively market themselves and their blog. The book offers step by step information on how to start and keep blogging and how to spread the word about who you are and what you do.
Type1Rich More than 1 year ago
Good introduction for blogging.
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