The Throw Back Thursday Three

This month’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to Passive Income, something that my readers seem to be interested in as much as I am!

Passive Online Income is a form of income that is somewhat automated, usually having to do with the sale of data online. Once you do a bit of set up and initial content creation you sit back and watch the money roll in. Having said all that, none of these ideas will get you rich quick, more like provide some fun money each month if you do it right.

Some people can, and do make a living with passive income, but those people are the exception not the rule. With all that here are the three Passive Online Income ebooks I’ve read and reviewed:

Passive Income by G. D. Williams

I read this one back in 2017, the first time I delved into the idea of passive income. This is the one that started it all and gave me a whole slough of ideas to get started.

Passive Income Tutorial by Practical Psychology

I followed up in 2018 with this ebook which built on and verified the ideas from the previous ebook. I would say that this ebook and the previous one are very similar.

Passive Income Online by Robert C. Hawthorn

This is the most recent addition to my passive income education, and this one had some new ideas to add to the mix. It didn’t build on the previous two, it branched out into different internet territory.

The end result of reading through three different books is that if you are seriously interested in any subject, read multiple books from different authors until you find what you’re looking for or an idea that resonates with you. In the meantime…

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Passive Income Online by Robert Hawthorn

Passive Income OnlinePassive Income Online by Robert Hawthorn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Having read previous ebooks about Passive Income Online and found similar results with both, this one has a different take (sort of). Affiliate marketing is still around, and I think everyone who writes a book about passive income has to include it, it’s like a rule or something.

However, this book took into account social media, photography, and article writing. There’s also a hefty section on Amazon, and fulfillment by Amazon strategies. All of which I don’t remember reading in another ebook.

So, having read up on this, my suggestion is still: read everything you can get your hands on. Every author, every book will have a different take on the subject. Read until you find what you’re looking for!

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How to Make Money with Your Blog by Duane Forrester & Gavin Powell

How to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your BlogHow to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your Blog by Duane Forrester

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have read blogging books before, but this was the first one I read in paperback, and so it was a little different, a little more in-depth, a little more like a reference guide as in the title. It’s written by a blogger and a computer programmer, which I think made a good combination for making this kind of book. You have Duane who knows the front end (blogging) and Gavin who knows the back end (programming) so you get a lot of information.

They cover a lot of the similar elements as the other blog books I’ve read: affiliate marketing, Google Adsense, ad networks, and general getting started information. However, thanks to Gavin you get a lot of SEO coding, RSS coding, and some other things I’ll have to reread to understand better.

They must have their blogging experience with Blogger as they use that as the basis for most of the book (with mentions to WordPress and others). They also use their own blogs as points of reference, but it would have helped to see other blogs and how they worked. Also, as Gavin is a musician, there are many references to MySpace, which dates this book quite a bit. My MySpace knowledge is limited, but it’s not a big social networking site anymore unless you are a musician(?).

This book also predates Facebook, so again a bit of common sense is needed but the general information presented is useful.

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YouTube Marketing Power by Jason Miles

YouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive AudienceYouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive Audience by Jason Miles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As the first YouTube marketing book I’ve ever read, I do not have anything to compare it to. I have read marketing books, but nothing specifically on online marketing. So with that out of the way, I did like this book even though it is a bit dated, YouTube has changed quite a bit since this book was published just to give some context.

This book comes at YouTube from a business stand point. The author refers to using it from a corporation view point, or to promote your business. It is not how to do YouTube for a living, or how to make any specific channel. It is more as how to use YouTube as part of your business.

Having said all that, there is some good information here: what types of videos to use, what style of videos to use, upload schedules, how to run a giveaway, and how to build your subscriber base. Take some things with a grain of salt, as parts of the book refer to YouTube features that are unavailable or have changed and don’t work the same.

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Meet Me at the Library – May 2019

Youtube Money

I’ve been browsing the non-fiction section of my local library lately, as the subsections aren’t clearly marked I’ve been doing a LOT of browsing. I finally came across this little shelf with these online marketing books and I thought to myself, why not?

YouTube Marketing Power by Jason Miles

Grab YOUR share of YouTube’s BILLIONS of daily viewers YouTube is one of the world’s most popular websites–which makes it one of the best marketing tools on the planet.

Jason G. Miles, the author of Pinterest Power and Instagram Power, shows you how to get up and running on YouTube and offers best practices for using it to drive traffic to websites to increase sales. YouTube Marketing Power provides expert tips on how to design a powerful YouTube strategy.

LEARN HOW TO: 

Make great videos–quickly and easily
Build brand loyalty with powerful videos
Drive traffic and revenue to your existing business
Advertise on YouTube
Monetize your YouTube work
This fast-paced but highly detailed guide reveals why companies frequently fail at YouTube marketing and how you can succeed by avoiding the same mistakes.

YouTube Marketing Power is the only guide you need to take full advantage of today’s most powerful and inexpensive marketing tools.

 

How to Make Money with Your Blog by Duane Forrester & Gavin Powell

Blogging for Dollars!

Whether you’re an experienced blogger or an absolute beginner, you can make money with your blog. Simply follow the step-by-step advice of two expert bloggers and industry insiders who have launched many successful sites of their own. They’ll walk you through every step of the blogging process, and they’ll even share their most profitable tricks of the trade.

Generate income using various types of ads
Tap into the power of other blogs
Maximize searches for more hits–and more money
“Every blogger and website owner needs to read this book.” –Bill Hartzer, billhartzer.com

What have you been reading? What did you get from your library?

 

Keep reading little book worms!

Mastering Online Marketing by Magnus Unemyr

MASTERING ONLINE MARKETING - Create business success through content marketing, lead generation, and marketing automation.: Learn email marketing, search ... and Entrepreneurship Series Book 1)MASTERING ONLINE MARKETING – Create business success through content marketing, lead generation, and marketing automation.: Learn email marketing, search … and Entrepreneurship Series Book 1) by Magnus Unemyr

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook from Amazon was very informative. There were several chapters dedicated to website/blog marketing, email marketing, and Google Analytics. There were also chapters on social media, marketing management systems, and appendices with basic web information.

The author came off as well informed about his topic, and the ebook did not suffer overly much from the grammar and spelling errors that are common to free Amazon ebooks. Though there are a few errors in the second half.

All together I found this ebook to be well written, informative, and inspiring. I found it for free, and if you’re interested in this topic there’s no reason not to pick it up.

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Ways to Make Extra Money Writing by Kerrie McLoughlin

Ways to Make Extra Money Writing: How I Make $2K Per Month Part-TimeWays to Make Extra Money Writing: How I Make $2K Per Month Part-Time by Kerrie McLoughlin

This is not a how to ebook, not at all. Basically, the author talks about what she does (writing parental advice) and where she writes it. It’s a list of blogs, magazines, and other websites where she writes in very specific niches.

Some websites are a little broader, she does mention the website Fiverr.com, but mostly its parenting advice specifically. If you’re interested in the niche, its a neat little ebook with some information on who to contact to expand your repertoire. If not, well there’s not going to be much help in this little ebook.

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