Book Review: Make Money Blogging

Book Review: Make Money Blogging

Book Review: Make Money Blogging by author Sarah Titus
Book Review: Make Money Blogging by Sarah Titus

I was recently given the opportunity of reading a brand new ebook this week called “Make Money Blogging: How to Find Ideas That Are Right For You” by Sarah Titus. Before I go into the book itself, I want to give you a little background on this inspiring author.

Sarah Titus is a single stay-at-home mom who was able to take her family from homelessness to making six figures due to her enduring faith and vision. She is now living her dream life, found a way to become completely debt free, and teaches others how to do the same. As she loves to mention (and amaze her readers with the fact) that she was at once able to live an affluent life on only a yearly income of $18,000.

That was more than 5 years ago, as today Sarah has become the successful blogger at SarahTitus.com and author of more than a half dozen Amazon books (see below for all her books). She has a talent (and years of experience) of teaching others how to make money from home legitimately and in ways that fit their personal lifestyle.

Make Money Blogging: How to Find Ideas That Are Right For You

In her latest book, “Make Money Blogging: How to Find Ideas That Are Right For You” Sarah demonstrates how you can take your blog to the next level by monetizing it. In the first two chapters, Sarah discusses learning your boundaries, deciding what products/services you will be sponsoring, and how to be firm in what you do advertise to your readers.

In chapter three, you are introduced to ads. The one item that resonated with me from this chapter is that Sarah suggests not putting ads on your blog until you have at least 50,000 page views/month. Her reasoning is that having ads (of any kind) can be perceived by the reader as being “one of those kind of bloggers” who is more interested in trying to take my money instead of truly blogging to teach. This may not be true, but perception by readers is everything.

That is one reason why you will now see my blog is almost ad free. I don’t want my reader to perceive me as wanting their money. Yes, I would like to make money off of my blog, but my main reason for blogging is to share my experiences and expertise with my readers. So, my blog only has an ad for Amazon (where I like to list my favorite books), one for Ebates (as I believe everyone should earn dollars back for shopping online), and one or two ads for affiliates (those I truly believe in their product/services and use personally).

As this is a book about making money off your blog, the last few chapters delve into products, affiliates, sponsored posts, and other ways to generate income. The theme of the chapters again is focused on you the blogger, your brand, your expertise, and the services/products that you either personally offer or support. As an added bonus, not only does Sarah lists a number of her favorite affiliates and why she personally uses them, but she gives you a link to a complete list of affiliates. This includes affiliates for mommy and lifestyle bloggers on items such as recipe books, organizational tools, money saving guides, and so much more.

The Review

After reading the “Make Money Blogging: How to Find Ideas That Are Right For You”, I give it a “thumbs up” and recommend it particularly for either the newbie blogger or someone new to monetizing their blog. Sarah has a way of sharing her knowledge and experience that comes across sweet, genuine, and encouraging; making this reader feel like she was getting advice from a trusted friend.

Other Books

As mentioned earlier, Sarah is the author of several books on Amazon and each have been rated over 4 stars out of 5. If you want to further your personal and professional growth, you might want to consider reading:

  • How to Become Financially Free: From Home to Well Off

  • 7 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making You Money

  • How to Hijack Link Up Party Traffic

  • How to Boost Your Alexa Score Organically

  • How to Turn Your Blog Into A Six-Figure Money Making Machine

  • How to Reduce Your Power Bill Dramatically in 60 Days

  • Money Saving Tricks: 30 Days to A Better Life

If you have read this or one of Sarah’s other books, I would love to hear from you in the comments section. Tell me and my readers what you enjoyed about the book and any of the practices that you have incorporated into your life or your blog.


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11 thoughts on “Book Review: Make Money Blogging

  1. I’ve never heard of Sarah. I appreciate this info. I haven’t monetized my blog but would like to at some point (who wouldn’t, right?). I don’t have anywhere near 50,000 unique PV per month, but I sure wish I did. I write about domestic abuse survival and encouragement so I try hard to make my focus helping others over making money.

    1. Melanie, I had a “fun” blog for about 5 years and didn’t do anything about monetizing. I just basically posted recipes, crafts, scrapbooking, cardmaking, etc. type things on it and had a lot of followers. I didn’t want to take away the focus of my crafting and cooking, which is why I started the blog in the first place. Now I am trying to get into freelance writing and everywhere I go they say “monetize” your blog and try to make passive income with your brand/products/services. Since I am trying to be self-supportive (want to get away from the 9 to 5), I decided to try making money from blogging. It is a strange concept, as I want to really share my passion for teaching and writing, but need the income. I can understand your struggle with not wanting to take away the focus of your blog (domestic abuse survival and encouragement) which is your primary goal. I would suggest if you decide to monetize your blog, consider affiliate marketing (like Amazon Affiliates tied to books/ebooks on survival, enlightenment, etc.) and ebooks that you have created. Those seem more natural for the type of blog you are currently running.

  2. I never thought about the ad deal-but then again, I don’t ever assume that someone is blogging just for money. Actually, I’m not even sure I pay too much attention to ads period!

    Thanks so much for sharing about this book!

  3. I may have to check out her book! I’ve been blogging for several years and I make a small amount from ads, affiliates and sponsored posts, but I do want to take it to another level without feeling like I’m making my space on the internet about the money versus about the experience for the reader that happens to also bring me an income. I believe there’s a balance when it comes to ads on our sites and we have to find the balance that truly fits our personality.

    1. Thank you Emilee! I discovered Sarah and her blog not too long ago and was in awe of her story. Because of that I become more invested in her, her business, and follow her blog religously. Through her website and books, she has given me valuable insight on how I want to be as a blogger and business woman.

    1. Brandon congratulations on writing your first book and working on your second! I wish you much luck and success in fulfilling your dream of becoming a full-time writer.

  4. Looked up her books, and they’re not available from Barnes & Noble. Bummer. (One of the few who still hasn’t replaced my Nook.) Nice book review!

    1. Oh bummer Sheila Jo! That is something that as an author we need to look at when publishing a book; making sure that our fans can obtain our books no matter what means they use. I will keep this in mind for future book reviews to try and select books that can be enjoyed by all book and ebook readers.

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