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Posted by on Dec 21, 2009
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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.

For instance, we have Gary Vaynerchuk, someone our friend Sire just found out about and had written that post about him, so he’s a big deal.

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! 😉

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Wow, two mentions in one post, I am honored Mitch.

Isn’t amazing how things turn out. A totally innocent post exposes me to David, and then a comment from another post introduces me to Gary. I’d be that much poorer if it wasn’t for blogging.

This book sounds interesting, but I think I’ll put it aside until the new year as I’ve already spent my online budget.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Of Gary Vaynerchuk And His Belief That You Can Cash In On Your Passion =-.

Mitch Reply:

Of course, the other side of all that, Sire, is that if I didn’t read your blog, I’d have never heard of either guy, which comes in serendipitously with each of them being featured in the book. This definitely proves timing is everything.

And that’s okay for not buying a new book; just remember me if you ever decide you do want to look into purchasing it.

Sire Reply:

Mitch, considering how you are whooping my ass in chess lately, I may never buy from you again 😀
.-= Sire´s last blog ..How Amazon And The Power Of Keywords Can Increase Your Earnings =-.

Mitch Reply:

Ah see, but if you were reading the same books I was reading you might start beating me again! lol

Sire Reply:

What, you learned chess from a book? 😉
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Has Your Blog Content Been Stolen? =-.

Mitch Reply:

You know Sire, I’ve read a couple of chess books in my life, and the only one I ever understood was the one that told me how to move the pieces. These strategy books; either I just don’t get it or I don’t care. lol

Sire Reply:

I must admit I’ve read a couple of pages of one book and that was about it. It’s a lot more fun to play it than it is to read about how to play it.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Global Helping Hand For Bloggers Day =-.

Mitch Reply:

Yes, there is always that. lol

December 21st, 2009 | 3:10 AM
Mike Pen:

I think that every such book is a great thing and possibility to learn something from more experienced bloggers. I’m sure it will be successful.

Mitch Reply:

I expect it will be successful, Mike. Here’s hoping it helps make me successful also. 🙂

December 21st, 2009 | 4:33 AM

Thanks for the kind words and great review Mitch. Only a few days to go and it’s getting really exciting now!
.-= Mike CJ´s last blog ..One Year old and the four "C’s" =-.

Mitch Reply:

You guys did a very nice job with it, Mike, and I hope it has the opportunity to help a lot of people.

December 21st, 2009 | 4:54 AM

Hi Mitch,

It’s me again 🙂

Anyways, is this book with these extra ordinary writers is not ordinary anymore…it’s EXTRA ORDINARY! and I hope I can have one for free (got no bucks to buy :P)

I hope someone will share a glimpse for some advices and tips. Thanks for the review Mitch.

Jp @ Beginners Blogging Guide
.-= Jp Manching @ Beginners Blogging Guide´s last blog ..No Commentator? Then be the Commentator =-.

Mitch Reply:

No problem, JP, although I’m hoping lots of people buy it, and many of those sales come from me! 😉

Jp Manching @ Beginners Blogging Guide Reply:


free stuff free stuff! Haha a would love to have one for free!

Jp Manching
.-= Jp Manching @ Beginners Blogging Guide´s last blog ..No Commentator? Then be the Commentator =-.

Mitch Reply:

I’d love to get everything for free also; life just doesn’t work like that, though.

December 21st, 2009 | 10:27 AM

I’m so glad you’ve introduced us to this upcoming book, Mitch, and provided a link to read more.

Although my passive blogging income is satisfactory, I’m looking to make it extraordinary and will check this out.
.-= Shirley @ Solo Business Marketing´s last blog ..Six Ways to Refresh Your Marketing with a Web Site Update =-.

Mitch Reply:

Good deal, Shirley. I’m not even at satisfactory yet, but after reading the book, I know a few things I’m going to try with one of my other blogs.

December 21st, 2009 | 2:56 PM
Nathan hangen:

Hey Mitch, thanks for the mention. Mike and I are really proud of this book and hope that the community finds value in it.

So far, it looks like it’s going to be a blast launching it.
.-= Nathan hangen´s last blog ..Saturday Project Update – Thanks, Happiness, and Being a Blogger in 2010 =-.

Mitch Reply:

No problem, Nathan. I’m glad to be a part of it as an affiliate, and I’m glad to have had an early opportunity to read it. I definitely hope it’s a big success, and that I get to be a part of it all.

December 21st, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for introducing us to it. You should have your own domain for other reasons too. At any time someone could register a hate site about you in your own name. I own,, and for that very reason.
.-= Rose´s last blog ..House of Chaos- My Stressful life =-.

Mitch Reply:

Every incarnation with “mitch mitchell” in it has been taken, even if they’ve never done anything with it. I think some were squatters hoping for a big pay day that never came.

Mitch Reply:

No, because they moved everything to a forum, I believe, and I’m not in the mood to have to join a forum just to ask a question. I’d rather go without.

Sire Reply:

And that’s the same reason why I own, because if anyone has a right to bullshit, it’s me. 😀
.-= Sire´s last blog ..How Amazon And The Power Of Keywords Can Increase Your Earnings =-.

December 22nd, 2009 | 12:51 AM

ok. I think Sire is getting controversial these days with some of his posts. But I think its a good tactic. 🙂

Mitch Reply:

Sire? Controversial? Nah! He’s the same Sire, just caught a wave of interest one day and the rest of us have been envious ever since. lol

Sire Reply:

Yeah you tell em Mitch. I’m about as controversial as salt on french fries.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Has Your Blog Content Been Stolen? =-.

Mitch Reply:

And that’s controversial because I don’t put salt on my french fries. Of course, if McDonald’s does it, I’m a happy man.

Mitch Reply:

You’re killing me, Dennis! lol

December 22nd, 2009 | 8:00 AM

this is something ive really got to start thinking about – espcecially the monetisation part of blogging.

As it happens I am taking part in a Giveaway event called the self improvement giveaway which you could use to market this product.

It might be worth you submitting a free review with the affiliate link. I have summarised it in my last blog post

.-= Peter Davies´s last blog ..The Self Improvement Giveaway Event =-.

Mitch Reply:

I’ll take a look, Peter, since you know me; not endorsing anything I don’t get to see anymore. 😉

December 22nd, 2009 | 2:13 PM

Oh yeah, I know you have your own name, so you’re ahead of the game in that regard.

December 23rd, 2009 | 1:58 AM