Note from the Author
The purpose of this book is to show you how to
make money with a blog. I suspect most people
won’t stick with it long enough to make a full-time
income, but even making an extra few hundred
dollars a month isn’t too bad either.
This book is fairly short. I am a very to-the-point
type of guy, and I much prefer the meat and
potatoes over a bunch of fluff. So, rather than fill
this book with fluff, I’m keeping it very concise
and full of helpful information for new to
If you’re around the blogging world, even a bit,
you’ll quickly realize there are a lot of bloggers
who make money by talking about how to make
money online. Rather than just talking about it, I
chose to see if I could actually make a full-time
living before ever wrote about it at all.
That’s not to say there isn’t plenty to learn from
unproven bloggers, but I felt more comfortable
proving to myself I could do it before teaching
others. Now that I’ve found it’s actually a legit way
to earn some money, I decided to pour into this
book as much as I could about blogging.
If you find the book helpful, or if you see ways can improve the book, or even if you hate it and want a refund, please let me know. I greatly
appreciate your feedback, and it will help me
continue to tweak and improve the book – so
thank you in advance!
If you enjoy this book, for a limited time I am
hosting a free 60-minute online workshop where I
share the 3 biggest secrets that helped me turn my
blog into a full-time living.
I will only be hosting these workshops for a
limited time, so if you are interested be sure to
pop over to get registered.
Four steps to get
started blogging in 10
First things first, if you haven’t started your blog
yet, head over to this link and get my free 14-Point
Blog Startup Checklist here:
Trust me, you will be glad you did.
And you can follow these steps below, but this is
just a quick Cliffs Notes version. (For more detail
finish reading the book!) These recommendations
are the things I would do if I had to do it all over
1. Find a domain name
● Go to Domize.com and find a domain
name that’s available (blue ones are open,
red ones are taken, and green ones are
pricey) but don’t purchase it yet.
● If possible, aim for a domain name that
has at least some of the keywords you want
people to find in the search engines.
Get a domain name and web
● There are thousands of webhosts out there,
but Hostgator.com is my favorite for
reasons we’ll cover later. Head over to
Hostgator.com and select either the
“Hatchling” or “Baby” plan.
● Then make sure you register the domain
you found in the first step.
● Next enter “EFFICIENT30” as a promo
code and it will knock 30 percent off for