Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Dec 21, 2009
Okay, this is definitely something different for me, but different times call for different actions.
I’m on the ground floor of helping to market a brand new product; a J-V (joint venture) if you will. The product is called Beyond Blogging, and it’s a book that has interviews with some of the top money making bloggers of our time.
Now, here’s the thing. The book isn’t available until December 28th. Going to the links now gives you a chance to download a sypnosis of the book, which is pretty good. How do I know? Y’all know me. I’ve said that, except for some of my CJ banner ads, I’m not endorsing anything I haven’t seen. And one of the authors, Mike Cliff Jones, has given me a copy of the book to review up front so I can tell y’all about it. And you know it’s going to be in my words. Sure, they’ve created their own copy, but it’s not my style to use someone else’s words instead of my own on my blog. Nope; ain’t gonna happen. So, here’s a legitimate review; gotta love it!
The book is actually a compilation put together by two authors. One I’ve already mentioned; the other is Nathan Hangen. And this is a book; more than 160 pages worth of very good stuff. They’ve talked to some impressive names if you know anything about big time bloggers.
You’ve got Chris Brogan, who many people know as not only a big A-list blogger but an expert on social media as well. Chris also has a couple of books out there that some of you have seen.
You’ve got David Risley, someone who just came to our attention through an infamous post, once again, on Sire’s site (man, two mentions in my sales letter; is this guy living the life of Riley or what?). I have to admit that after reading his story and his bonafides in the book that I have a lot more respect for his accomplishments.
Of all things, they even got John Chow to sit down with them and discuss how he made his money online. For those of you who scoff at this guy, trust me, you need to pick up a couple of tips from him and how he’s done it, because this is a guy who really didn’t need money from the internet to be considered successful, and he did it anyway.
And there are a lot of other people inBeyond Blogging, for a total of 15 profiles. They all have a bit about their background, they get to tell their stories of success and failure, and how they see blogging and making money will go in the future. I have to say it’s a very good read, and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to not only read it, but to be an affiliate for it. And y’all get to let me see just what kind of marketer I can be, because I’m going to be following their time schedules in marketing this book, which means this isn’t the last post you’ll see on the book.
So, here’s what I’d love you to do for me now. Click on either the Beyond Blogging book, the link in the book name above, or the banner ad below. Go to the website and download the free pdf so you can see more of what the book is about in someone else’s words. There’s might be flashier than mine, but hey, it’s me! Anyway, go there, check it out, then stay tuned as I work with them for the hopefully successful launch on December 28th. I’ll also be adding the book to my sidebar to remind you of it, because I’ll be marketing it long after the launch. I think this book is quality stuff, and I know most of you will also. Have I ever lead any of you down the wrong path? And who among us hasn’t talked about wanting to make more money by blogging?
By the way, notice one very interesting thing, something I actually tried to do but couldn’t do because the domain name was always taken. Every one of the folks above has their own website in their own name. Something to think about, especially where this book is concerned. That’s the only hint you’re getting from me! 😉