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How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukop: A Book Review

Blogging can be a lonely, frustrating endeavor.

There, I said it.

While you may start your blog full of passion, eager to share your views and opinions with others, you may quickly lose your enthusiasm if, despite your best efforts, your blog doesn’t grow. If you feel like you’re just sending your words out to cyberspace and no one is reading, it’s hard not to get discouraged.

If you (gasp!) actually want both readers AND to make money from your blog, you may be doubly disappointed.

Luckily, the answer to both how to get more traffic and make some money with your blog may be found in a new ebook, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukop.

This book is a comprehensive guide to both growing your blog and the many ways you can make money blogging.

Growing Your Blog

While many bloggers will tell

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101 Ways to Make Extra Money In Your Spare Time by Jackie Beck – A Review

Sometimes you have the motivation and drive to work extra to make a grand per month in your spare time, but what you’re missing is a good idea. Maybe you’ve tried a few different ideas, and they didn’t take off or they required too much work. Just because you’ve tried a few ideas that weren’t successful, don’t give up. You simply haven’t come upon the right idea yet.

If you want a jump start on ideas, Jackie Beck’s 101 Ways to Make Extra Money In Your Spare Time may be just the book for you.

What’s To Like About This Book

This book is short and is a quick read. You could read it in an hour or two and start working on a way to make money the same day.

There are plenty of ideas here for everyone. Beck offers ideas for individuals from all walks of life with

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Making a Grand Per Month in Your Sleep

I have already mentioned that my daughter has started an Etsy shop and is selling jewelry. Well, she has started to get some orders and actually had a few while she was sleeping the other night, so I was asking her how cool it was to be making money while sleeping. Needless to say, she was quite excited and thought the idea of passive income was pretty awesome.

So what are some ways that you could actually make an extra grand per month while sleeping?

Start an Etsy store: Creating some craft or item for sale allows you to post the items on the site and enable individuals to shop at any time even while you are sleeping. Your store is always available for people to find.

Selling on Ebay: The same principles apply to selling stuff on Ebay. Simply list the items that you have to sell and the

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June Progress Report on the Ebook

Crap! I just looked back at my first progress report and discovered that I estimated I could have 5000 words written by yesterday (actually I wanted to write the progress posts on Saturday but have been too busy). I think that gives you some idea that I didn’t make that 5000 word target. I actually have written 1005 words. Ugh!

I guess that’s better than nothing and I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. I did have a 75 hour work week in May along with a daughter’s high school graduation along with the open house. Plus I had several other open houses to attend and a wedding which all took up time that might have been spent writing. So I have been very busy and barely able to keep up with the blogs. But still, I don’t want to get into a habit of making excuses every month.


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First Ebook Progress Report

Last week, I mentioned that I was planning to write an ebook and that I would be making progress reports every 2nd Saturday of the month. Well, it is the second Saturday. My progress on the ebook this past week has been zilch. That being said, I really didn’t have any solid plans. But now that I am working on this report, I will be stating my progress as well as my goals for the next month.

Progress so Far

I did mention that I have a topic which I believe fills a hole in the existing knowledge base. I believe that it will solve a problem as well as address a fear that many investors have. I even have a good title, in my opinion. I have been thinking about the ebook a lot and have been writing notes mentally, but have little put down on the actual word

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