Just a short note to welcome viewers from Australia’s TEN News. A story just aired on the TEN network that featured three bloggers – Karen Cheng, Neerav Bhatt and myself (I’m told it will also be on the PM editions of the news in some cities tonight). For international readers – you can now see the report here.
If this is your first time at ProBlogger – let me give you a quick ‘tour’.
ProBlogger is a blog about blogging – more particularly it’s a blog about making money from blogging. Millions of blogs have sprung up on the web over the last 5 years and many of those bloggers are now looking to take their blogs from something that is purely a hobby into something that earns them a little money to supplement their income. For most this is simply a way to pay for their coffee habit or to save up for that new gadget that they’ve been eyeing off – but for some blogging has become a significant source of income. By the way – my name is Darren Rowse not Darren Dowse (as the caption said in the story).
I’ve been deriving a full time income from blogging for around 3 years on blogs like ProBlogger and Digital Photography School (a blog about helping digital camera owners improve their photography). A couple of years back I co-founded a company called b5media which is a blog network based in Toronto which has around 350 blogs in it – employing 200+ bloggers. I’ve also recently written a book about blogging (see below). I live in Melbourne with my wife and son and am expecting a new baby any day now. If you’d like to read about my story of becoming a full time blogger – check out this post called ‘Becoming a ProBlogger’.
About ProBlogger the Blog
As mentioned above – this blog is a blog about blogging. I’ve been running this blog for 3 years and in that time have published over 4000 tips on the topic – everything that I know about blogging. Want to know where to start? Let me suggest a few articles that I’ve written that will give you an understanding of what this is all about.
- What is a Blog – a basic introduction to the medium of blogging.
- Make Money Blogging – a description of the ways that I make money blogging (a rundown of my top income earners)
- How Bloggers Make Money Blogging – an article that talks through some of the basic concepts of making money from blogging
- Blogging for Beginners – a series of articles that were written for people wanting to start blogs. Aimed at the beginner.
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About My Book
As mentioned in the story today on TEN I’ve just written a book on the topic of making money with blogs. I write it with another blogger (Chris Garrett) and it’s only been released in the last few weeks. It’s so new that it’s not even in stores in Australia yet (they are due here in about a month). If you’d like a copy there are two ways you can get one:
Amazon – the US Amazon bookstore has copies and they ship them to Australia. They are currently on sale there for $16.49 USD. With postage and a favorable exchange rate the price is pretty similar to what they’ll sell for here. Shipping takes around a week.
Pre-Order – head to your local bookstore and put one on order. As mentioned above – they are expected to hit our shores late in June.
Lastly – thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to get in touch feel free to shoot me an email via my Contact form.