I picked up Get Rich Click at the library a few weeks ago. It sat on my desk until this morning when I picked it up. I could not stop reading this book and in fact just finished it this evening. I’ll be honest – I’m not really a book reader. I prefer to find information online, haha (don’t we all?).
Anyways, Get Rich Click is written by Marc Ostrofsky and is described as “the ultimate guide to making money online”. I originally checked it out because I thought it would pertain to blogging. While I’m not looking to make any money off this blog right now, I do have high hopes for it in the future. My goal is to fill my head with as much information on monetizing my blog before I begin to actually make money on it. Right now, I want to focus on producing quality content. With 2 little ones and a freelancing career, I expect this to take me at least 6 months.
Ok…got off on a tangent. The book doesn’t really talk about how to make money from blogging specifically, but it more discusses the various ways you can make money online (and WOW – there are SO MANY). For example, you can sell some else’s product for a small fee, generate leads to websites and get paid for each lead, purchase domain names (also known as “internet real estate”), sell products as a third-party vendor (this allows you to not carry inventory) and more. If you’re selling a product yourself, the book also says it’s wise to purchase a few different domain names that all link back to your parent product. This is a way to drive in more sales. For example, Barnes and Noble owns Books.com. Purchasing from Books.com means Barnes and Noble gets credit for the sale. You with me?
So, I highly recommend this book. If you’re looking to make an income online, grow your blog (it does mention 16 great ways to gain traffic to your website of blog) or just learn more about the never-ending income opportunities provided online, look no further. Though Get Rich Click was written in 2011, I personally found the information extremely valuable!!
Have you read any good books lately? I’m also starting an eBook on growing your blog! Stay tuned for a review on that!