[reviewed] How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukup

How To Blog For Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukup


I’ve been writing this blog consistently for nearly a year. It wasn’t until I started getting a decent amount of readers that I started thinking about monetizing this blog… and redesigning it. I’ve actually got some great plans for the new look of RBM (hey, that’s the first time I’ve referred to my blog as an acronym!), but it’ll be awhile before I unveil it to you. Needless to say, Ruth Soukup’s new e-book How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) came at a perfect time.

First off, who DOESN’T want to learn how to make money from blogging? Or who ISN’T interested in knowing how bloggers can make money from their computers? I confess that I’ve been extremely curious for a loooooooooooooong time. And if you’re equally as curious, then Ruth’s book will satisfy all your curiosities. I know she answered all my questions.

Ruth writes a successful blog at Living Well Spending Less. I only learned about her a few months ago, but she has killer content about how to save money and finding the good life on a budget. There’s a ton of useful information on there – I promise you!

Now, back to my book review. Here are a few things that makes Ruth’s book a must-read:

  • The book gets straight to the point! There is no general “fluff” that explains what a blog is and what social media means.
  • It is very well-written.
  • She discloses actual income numbers of other bloggers.
  • She breaks down the various income streams in full detail.
  • I love that she was so honest about her beginnings and her insecurities. It really helped to know that I wasn’t the only one was confused about how to build my readership and if it’s worth all the time I put into each post.
  • And it is. The second chapter is all about writing “awesome” content. (I dare you to count how many times you read “awesome” in this book.) This is important in order to get loyal readers.
  • The book is summed up through the importance of “work smarter, not harder.” She includes a plethora of organizational tools. It’s pretty amazing.
  • There are just so many tips and advice. I can’t stress how priceless it is to have all this information in one location.

Anyway, two thumbs up for this book! As it’s only available as an e-book, you can start reading it right away on your e-reader!

This book is currently priced at $0.99 for today only! After today, I think it goes back up to $4.99, which is still an amazing price. Not $0.99 amazing, but still worth it.

If you get this book, or have already read it, let me know what you think!

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review. All of the thoughts and opinions on this product are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if a purchase is made.

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  1. “There is no general “fluff” that explains what a blog is and what social media means.”

    Sold! I can’t tell you how sick I am of books that feel the need to explain the basics. If you don’t know what a blog is, you’re probably not going to want to know how to make money from one.

    Thanks for the review! $0.99 is such an amazing price. Definitely buying this book!

  2. No kidding! She even says in the book that you wouldn’t have bought the book if you already didn’t know what a blog was – haha! Get the book while it’s on special – the price will go back up tomorrow. Let me know what you think! ~M.

  3. Exactly! Thanks for the review! 😀

  4. Alright, I’m buying it 🙂 Thanks for sharing about it – I’m excited to read it!

  5. It’s such a valuable resource! I hope you enjoy it! ~M.

  6. Are you able to do this with wordpress dot com instead of .org? I’ve been thinking of switching over to .org but also wanted to maybe wait and see if I get some sort of following first…

  7. By “this” I mean make any sort of profit..

  8. Haha, thanks for the clarification! As I understand it, dot-com doesn’t allow profiting, but dot-org does, so if you intend to monetize, you’ll have to switch over. I’ve been consistently working on this blog for nearly a year, so I’m ready to make the commitment and switch over to dot-org. Having a steady stream of followers will help because there will be some investment in hosting and such, so it’s good to have readers who will be able to click on ads for you, etc. Let me know if you have more questions. ~M.

  9. So I bought the book and started reading. I haven’t even got through much of the book and I already have a to do list for myself and my blog. This is a great book!! Thanks for the review. I will be switching to dot-org soon too.

  10. Thanks for the recommendation! We’re going to check it out!

  11. No problem! Hope you find it as wonderful as I did! ~M.

  12. I felt the same way too! There’s just so much useful information and she made me feel like I CAN do it, which is equally as important. ~M.

  13. Is it only available on Kindle?

  14. No. If you have an iPhone or Android, you can read this on the Kindle App. The app is free – just need to download it onto your phone or reader.

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