Confessions of a Professional Blogger
By: Miranda Marquit
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Miranda. My policy on books I receive free copies of is that I don’t review them unless I like them.
How many of us, myself included, don’t jump at the chance to get a little insight into how someone who does something that we want to do for a living, for a living? I know that when Miranda asked me back at the end of 2013 if I would read her book that I immediately said yes. It’s been a little while since she first sent over a copy, but that’s totally on me. I read a lot of books, and somehow hers got lost in the shuffle and ended up at the bottom of the to-read pile. I wish it hadn’t, but it did.
On to the book. It’s a short read at just over 100 pages, but it’s chock full of excellent information on becoming a professional blogger. Miranda leads the reader through the steps of starting out and gaining fans for your blog, or for gaining customers for your freelance writing. Throughout the book, Miranda focuses quite a bit on the details on how she manages her freelance clients, the way she’s created the “package” of services that she provides, and how she structures it all to the benefit of all involved.
If you’re looking to test the freelance writer waters, Confessions is a quick read that’s loaded up with information on where to start, what you need to do, and how to keep it rolling. You’ll find the book to read like a lot of Miranda’s articles, smooth and concise. And who better to learn from than someone who used her freelance writing to become the primary breadwinner for her household?
You can pick up a copy of Confessions of a Professional Blogger at her site, MirandaMarquit.com.
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