Author: Ruth Soukup
Book Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Do you want to earn a living doing what you love?
Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, How to Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic, successful, and profitable blog.
With wit, wisdom, and the insight of someone who’s been there, Ruth Soukup shares how she grew her own blog, Living Well Spending Less, to over one million monthly visitors, earns a full time income, and still is able to write about the things she truly cares about.
In this expanded 2nd Edition of How to Blog for Profit you will:
• Stop comparing your blog to those around you and instead learn to leverage your own unique assets.
• Discover the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content that brings readers back again and again.
• Learn how to increase your blog traffic and build solid platform through field-tested strategies.
• Develop a solid social media strategy for capturing viral growth through Pinterest and Facebook.
• Dramatically boost your revenue through diversified income streams.
• Improve your productivity, learning to work smarter not harder, and take concrete steps to transform your blog into a business.
Since two weeks ago I got out of my surgery, I have been staying at home. My doctor does not allow me to be more active because of my cochlear implant. He does not want me to lose my balance if I am very active such as dizziness. So I take his advice.
At home, I am in my bed and read some blogs from my laptop, I have a lot of things in my mind about blogging tips. I just want to consider what I should do with my lifestyle blog, livelaughlovepost.com. And I need to change something in my blog so it can grow traffic. I am aware of that Ruth Soukup’s blogging workshop already started last month – but, I cannot afford to pay an expensive workshop. $399? Can you afford it? Many bloggers say that this workshop is so worth it! This workshop will open next Fall 2016. I can save my money this year. Instead of going to the workshop, the bloggers say that this book, How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup, is very fantastic!
I decided to purchase a Kindle ebook, “How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul” and read this book…
What Could I Think Of This Book?
After finishing the book, I realized that Ruth’s statement was very true: “Don’t try to build your blog traffic if your blog isn’t ready.” I have to stop jumping in the RUSH and push my blog getting more traffic. So – I admit to make some mistakes; however, I am very happy to learn some lessons from this book. What about organizing my blog? Well, I have something to clean up my blog and organize the sections. I think that I have to remove some sections where I do not need anymore, because I do not write the topic posts related to some unused sections very often.
And I decide to quit the giveaway hops with the other bloggers, because I notice that many giveaway hops require minimum $25 or more for the pirze. Participating the giveaway hops is very fun! Honestly, it sounds so stupid that some people favor the giveaway hops more than just reading my blog. That’s true.. On the other hand, I like to participate the blog hops (linky up parties), which are free! They do not require minimum $25 or more for the prize. It’s not like the giveaway hop. Link party is when you link up your blog post and get to “know” other bloggers well. Link parties are easily attentive and enjoyable. It was like you are walking through the adventurous travel to different link parties where the blogs increase more traffic. I really like that the bloggers be encouraged to visit at least two blog posts and leave the comments, I do usually link up my posts with the bloggers every week or every Monday or whatever day. I visit a few blogs and leave my comments. More importantly, I let them know that I visit their blogs, because I want the bloggers to appreciate my visiting the blogs.
I have no chance to ask the bloggers if I would write a post as the guest post or not…. I am a little bit concerned that the bloggers would probably reject my guest post review before officially publishing it in their blogs. Ruth’s statement: “Don’t waste time with guest posts if you are not also willing to make your guest posts really, really, really good.” – it’s what I am concerned because my writing skill in my blog are not always great. I always ask my husband to do proof-reading and edit my post before publish it. I will try to ask the bloggers if I would write a guest post or not.
I give the 4 stars rating to this book, it is an incredible book for anyone who want to start a blog. And it is very useful to the experienced bloggers.