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Turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue.

There are no magic wands, hidden tricks, or secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success in the blogging world, but with the help of this audiobook, you can get there. Written by two leading authorities on creating and monetizing blogs, ProBlogger carefully lays out the steps you need to follow to create a revenue-generating blog. From choosing a topic and publishing your first post to promoting your site using social media and receiving your first check, you’ll find out what really works.

Packed with practical, tried and tested advice, this guide shows you how to:

  • Choose the right blog tools and platforms
  • Find your niche so you can excel
  • Start writing in a way that attracts visitors
  • Follow winning strategies on how to earn income with your blog
  • Drive readers to your blog through Twitter, Facebook, and DiggT
  • Select the best advertising services
  • Uncover the secrets of successful blogs

©2010 Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

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Good Book

This book is loaded with information. I also like the authors blogs which are very informative. Some reviewers did not like the narrator. I found his narration fine but could understand why some did not like it. (He sounds somewhat authoritarian)

My only criticism is that perhaps the authors should have listed a web-page or a PDF download for the links. Listening to long URLS is a waste of time since most of us are in the gym, walking or driving a car when we listen.

Note if you are an experienced blogger already making money then this book might be a review for you. But for someone like myself this book is fantastic.

I liked the book so much I purchased his physical book, went back to reading his blog and paid to join his forum.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Anders
  • Hauglandshella, Norway
  • 04-06-11

Nice enough, annoying narrator

The content of this book is nice enough, but the voice of the narrator is a bit annoying. He ends every sentence in a weird tone of voice, and it gets on your nerve sometimes.

Also, since this is a collaboratory work by two writers, I dont think it is defined clearly enough which of the two writers is presenting their perspective at specific times in the book. It might have been better to have two narrators so you could distinct between the writers.

The two authors might just as well have read the book themselves, I dont think their reading style could be much worse than the narrator chosen for this book.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Viktor
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 12-11-10

Good resource.

It's a great resource for anyone interested in blogging. It has a lot of good information and good resources for all bloggers. Check it out, you will enjoy it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Tosha
  • Virginia Beach, VA, United States
  • 12-21-10

Great Information Change the Reader.

This was a great book, but the reader was not. Horrible Reader with an very annoying voice.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Karolina
  • Commerce, MI, United States
  • 12-04-10

Narrator ruined the book!

I hate to say it, but the narrator really ruined the book... Don't know what kind of "accent" he's trying to pull off, but it's horrible. Makes me cringe, and I barely made it through the book! Sorry...

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Terrible Narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'd recommend the book but under no circumstances would I recommend the audiobook as the narration is atrocious.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erik Synnestvedt?

Sean Pratt

Did ProBlogger inspire you to do anything?

I was inspired to ensure that I never buy any book narrated by Erik Synnvestvedt. Ever!

Any additional comments?

Very difficult to listen to. The book is great but the narrator is a very bad choice. It really hurts the useful information that this book contains.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Awesome Book Full Of Knowlege

This is a great book from a couple of masters in their chosen businesses. It's always nice to learn from people who have been there and done that. I got tons of great ideas that I had never thought of before. This is a must read if you are interested in blogging and/or online marketing.

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  • Nicholas
  • Cranberry TWP, PA, United States
  • 09-07-10

Decent content - awful reader!

Seriously? Is this the best guy they could get to read this book? This guy is without a doubt the most annoying reader I have encountered thus far.

Imagine the worst impression possible you could make of an ultra rich Connecticut blue blood. This guy sounds like a caricature . The inflection the guy puts on the end of every sentence is just grating to listen to. You will know what i mean if you choose to listen to this.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Rudy
  • München, Germany
  • 12-19-11

Reading internet links = BAD IDEA!

As an audio book this was not what I would consider the best formate. As an eBook for half the price I would have said OK.

The problem is the narrative is not very interesting, the narration drones on.... i.e. reading loooooooong internet links is not what I would call a good idea!

I will say there are some interesting tidbits in this book, however like I said before a nice eBook with a checklist would have been better...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Schmidt
  • Green Cove Springs, FL, United States
  • 09-20-11

Blogger review

While I got many good ideas from this, when the author starts reading long lists of "open bracket, underscore, close bracket, etc etc etc" I wanted to turn him off. Audible books are not the place to do this "programmerish junk". Better to name a blog to go to to see the typed words. The reader has a voice that has a strange accent (for lack of a better term) that really turned me off. Some subjects are better in hard copy than audible books.

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  • Nick Mortel
  • 04-07-13

A Wealth of Knowledge

This is a truly amazing timeline into the life of a blogger done good. Not an easy, fall into place choice, but through patience and time a full time career via blogging became the dream. Well structured and narated a joy to listen to, and highly recommended for any wishing to persue starting a blog for both pleasure and extra income for those that wish to adopt a more serious approach with the benefits of blogging

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  • Jordan Georgiev
  • 07-08-15

Avoids specifics and lots of filler content

Some very good ideas and info in the book, but also a bunch of wordpress setup tutorials and beginner tutorials for lots of stuff that were not that interesting.
On a lot of occasions the genetic approach was irritating - the author makes sure to claim no best way and no personal preference, just a bunch of options like a bulletin.
The narrator was reading links in the most annoying matter - http column slash slash etc.
You might get an idea or two but hardly worth its money.

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  • Smelly seeker
  • 06-22-15

Did not enlighten me!

What would have made ProBlogger better?

Takes too long to get going and not specific enough.

Would you ever listen to anything by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett again?

Not really

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Erik Synnestvedt?

Don't know

What character would you cut from ProBlogger?


Any additional comments?

Waste of my money