As the name suggests, it is the book on professional blogging. In my opinion, difference between hobby blogging and professional blogging is seriousness and learning. A professional blogger keeps on learning from books like this and implements the lessons learnt where as hobby blogger simply writes what he feels. Susan Getwood has written a masterpiece on blogger which every blogger especially beginning ones should read and implement. Following are the 5 reasons every blogger must read “professional blogging for dummies” to evolve to become a professional blogger:
Reason 1: “Professional blogging for dummies” helps you understand the why and what of blogging
The very first lesson is titled “examining blogging at the professional level”. In this book, you will learn the things which professional bloggers do which you lack, relating blogging with business, setting blogging objectives and setting your plans.
“Professional blogging for dummies” will help you finalize your niche. The book will also provide lessons related to business policies and legal aspects related to your blog.
Reason 2: It is a book which lets you build your blog, step by step
The book starts explaining right from selecting the blog name, platform, domain registering and web hosting. Professional blogging for dummies also explains designing of blog and importance of developing your blog content and ways to develop it.
Reason 3: “Professional blogging for dummies” teaches you how to monetize your blog
There are separate dedicated chapters related to monetizing your blog strategy, selling products and making money through advertising. “Professional blogging for dummies” also mentions ways of getting paid for your words including freelance blogging opportunities.
Reason 4: The book mentions all the ways of getting the word out for your blog
The book also mentions various ways to get the word out for your blog. Various social networking methods to do the same are mentioned as well. Freshness of content and regular posting of articles is also emphasized in the book.
Reason 5: “Professional blogging for dummies” lets you know the common beginners mistake and ways to avoid it
One of the best learning is to avoid the beginner mistakes which almost every beginner blogger makes. Also various blogs are mentioned from which we can learn. These blogs are the best lessons you can have. You can visit these blogs and see what successful bloggers do with their blog and how they keep it fresh.
Next Step of Action:
These lessons are just the tip of the iceberg compared to the full knowledge inside the book. It is one of the best and most simplest book ever written on blogging. Every person who is thinking to become a professional blogger or who has just started blogging should definitely read the book cover to cover and implement the lessons learnt. If you are not a full time blogger, read this book before becoming one. It is one of the most helpful book from a reputed author (Susan Getwood) and a reputed publication (Wiley)
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A book certainly worth keeping on your desk for all the bloggers!