Blogging has become a viable career with guys like Darren Rowse (ProBlogger), Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income),Pete Cashmore (Mashable) and others breaking bank with the content they’re producing tailor-made to their audience.However, with so much information available online, it’s difficult to find this one true source that distills all pertinent details on how to build a profitable blog so you can resign from your office job so you can focus earning money working at home and at your own pace.
Thankfully, the published books below about blogging prove to be excellent guides on how you can turn your blog into a passive income stream in a matter of months.
by Bob Lotich
If you’re planning to transitionfrom your current full-time job at an office to a more flexible work as a freelance, consider this book as your starting point. Bob reveals that earning from your blog takes time and effort, which we clearly lays down in the page of the blog. This is perfect resource for people who have little knowledge on how blogging works and teach them how to build a profitable blog from the ground up in layman’s terms.
by Molly Greene
The key to successful blogging is treating it as you would your brand. Everything that you publish and put up on your blog reflects on who you are as a blogger and how you want to be seen by your readers and audience. This book by Molly Greene puts blogging into perspective with this straightforward book chock-full of actionable tips to help build your blog from the ground up and earn money from it.
HOW TO START A BLOG THAT PEOPLE WILL READ: How to create a website, write about a topic you love, develop a loyal readership, and make six figures doing it
by Mike Omar
This book is similar to the ones above because it lays down the foundations on successful blogging. What makes this different is how it emphasizes blogging as an online business more than anything else. Aside from the writing and publishing that you’ll be doing as a blogger, the business side that wasn’t discussed as much in the previous books will be discussed in depth here. Topics discussedhere includedriving more visitors and profit through SEO and Google AdSense and interpreting data using Google Analytics, among others.
by Nicole Dean
Theblogging books listed thus far prove to be excellent guides on how to launch your own successful blog. However, you may need inspiration and words of encouragement from some of the industry’s best and brightest bloggers. This book does exactly that- itcompiles the experiences ofbloggers who’ve made it big and tips that newbie bloggers should act upon to ensure the success of their own blog. The book covers a wide range of blogging topics such as increasing your traffic, developing a more engaged community, and more.
by Darren Rowse
Who else to ask for blogging advice than from the man behind ProBlogger himself? Darren Rowse shares the tactics and strategies he applied in this blog that made him one of blogging’s most recognizable figures. The book isdivided into three sections (setting up blog, making it popular, and earning money from your blog) to make it easy for readers to understandthe concepts applied to a successful blog.
Final thoughts:By purchasing any of the books featured above, you are already a couple of steps away from reaching your blogging goal. Most of the books tread on basic information to help paint the bigger picture of what it means to blog for beginners.
Also, don’t think of the costs you’re going to spend for these books. What’s important is the ROI or the return that you’ll eventually get from applying the tips in these books to your blogging business. Later on, and if you play you’re cards right, you can manage even bigger expenses for your blogging business instead of penny-pinching.
There’s a lot to take away from the books in this post, especially the fact that you don’t have to work a 9-5 job to make the money you truly deserve.