Blogging Tips by Zac Johnson: Confessions of a Six-Figure Blogger
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Zac Johnson, six figure blogger, has recently launched a new ebook, Blogging Tips, on the Kindle platform detailing his best tips and tricks for blogging success.
There are many books on this subject within the marketplace so when I snagged a copy I had set high expectations and I must say, I was very delighted about the details and insights on properly launching a successful blog.
About the Book
The ‘Blogging Tips’ book spans 96 packed pages that covers all of the main topics you’d come to expect when learning about this topic and has been broken down into the following chapters:
- How Blogging Has Changed My Life
- What You Need To Know About Blogging
- Going Live With Your Blog
- How to Get Started Right Now
- Monetization and Blogging for Profit
- The Importance of Social Networking & Blogging
- The Power of Guest Blogging
- Must-Have WordPress Tools & Plugins
- 10 Must Do’s for Serious Bloggers
- Taking Your Blog to the Next Level
The earlier chapters cover the basics which provide a great starting platform for anyone new to the industry but what make the book especially valuable are the details throughout the later chapters.
The topics covered in the later chapters go over the very important items such as proper monetization methods (to ensure you’re not setting up for failure), solid traffic strategies (that aren’t just a list of websites to build links on), networking through social media (without wasting your time), and a list of ten must do’s that every blogger should know from the get-go (which you’d be cursing yourself over if you exclude them).
Thoughts on the Book
Overall, I found the book to be very detailed without being overbearing. There are many books on the subject that get long-winded and overload the readers with information that doesn’t truly help them take action. Zac’s book cuts straight to the point and would be a serious reference and guide for those just getting started with their blogs.
There are a few items I would have liked to see in the book. Mainly, its text heavy and the addition of screenshots and other multi-media would have helped when Zac covers a variety of the topics. There are times when the book becomes promotional but the resources referenced will help the reader rather than pointing them in vague directions (which is almost always the case when it comes to books on this subject – too many resources, not enough direction).
If I would have found this book when I first started blogging, some four years ago, I would have saved months of my time slogging through hosting, themes, branding, and social media. I think it’s a great resource and well worth picking up if you need that direction for getting started.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
As a bonus, you can snag a copy of the book (including a variety of reports) on Zac’s website.