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How to Make Money Because of Your Blog – Book Deals

The New York Times has an article this week revealing that the advance of the book deal announced on the blog Stuff White People Like last week is worth $300,000.

We’ve seen a number of bloggers sign book deals over the last year but this kind of money is beyond what I’ve seen before.

Book deals are a perfect example of bloggers making money because of their blog (indirectly).

Other bloggers who’ve released books based upon their blogs include (from among many):

Of course there are many other examples (it seems I hear about more every week). Feel free to nominate others in comments below.

Speaking of book deals – expect to see a little more news on that front from ProBlogger in the coming days. No Six Figure advances but some fun news.

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Comments

  1. Reginald says:

    How long does it take a new blogger to attain a page ranking from Google?

  2. Anne says:

    I’m not exactly sure how long since I don’t have one yet :)
    What I do know is Google keeps a new URL in the “sandbox” for a few months until it determines the site is legit and not just advertising.

    It all comes down to incoming links (links from other sites to yours). And, the more links coming in, the higher the number of subscribers grows. It’s also the quality of links: ProBlogger is a great one, a well-established high ranking site. That’s why it’s important to start posting on other sites immediately, at least those who let you add your URL to your name (like ProBlogger).

    I’m in the travel industry. I joined with a bunch of colleagues who have travel blogs and we collectively add each other’s postings to Stumble, Digg, Reditt and Twitter. I get a huge amount of traffic form Stumble.

    Also writing a bunch of articles on your topic and submitting them to the top Free Articles web sites (e.g., Ezines Articles) can get you a lot of visitors.

    But these techniques work (for me at least) and I get gratification by going into Google Analytics ever day to check out the traffic..

    Also, it’s important to post at least one article per day. You keep people’s attention that way. And, be funny, goofy, irreverant.

  3. Reginald says:

    Ariel, I agree…who would have known that an niche market would exist in what white people liked….

  4. Anne says:

    Writing books established me as an expert in my field….which led to owning two web sites (which I sold) and the blog I have now. It’s a very rare author who makes money from writing books. I read in the New York Times that 3% of all published authors make enough to support themselves on their royalties. It’s the publishers who clean up, not the authors.

  5. Ryan McLean says:

    I have am developing an incredible financial blog and soon I believe this will lead me to writing e-books, audio series and eventually having a published book (even if I have to self publish)…
    Don’t know if it will be anywhere near the $300,000 mark….at least not yet anyway

  6. Bad Credit says:

    I get a huge amount of traffic form Stumble.

    Also writing a bunch of articles on your topic and submitting them to the top Free Articles web sites (e.g., Ezines Articles) can get you a lot of visitors.

    But these techniques work (for me at least) and I get gratification by going into Google Analytics ever day to check out the traffic..

  7. Bad Credit says:

    I’ve had a website that I used to have stay online for years even after I completely forgot about it. Websites can be legacy items long after either the site isn’t updated any longer or interest in the site falls of a long way.