If you’re a regular reader of personal finance sites you’ve undoubtedly come across the name Miranda Marquit. Miranda is one of the most prolific financial writers in the blogosphere and her work can be found on many of the biggest and best personal finance blogs. She’s also good people…I’ve had the opportunity to chat with her in email and on Skype and I’m an excellent judge of character. 😉
Anyway, a while back Miranda sent me a copy of her book titled Confessions of a Professional Blogger. She even wrote me a lovely note inside which proves she’s not a figment of my imagination.
I blew through Miranda’s book in no time and meant to write up a review straight away but…well, the truth is I got lazy and put it aside and then forgot about it.
I know…bad friend, shame on me.
So without further adieu I give you my long overdue review of Miranda’s guide to making money as an online writer.
Who is this book for?
Anyone who wants to make money online as a freelance writer. Depending on your own goals and drive you can use Miranda’s advice to build a small side gig that earns you a few hundred bucks a month, or you can take it even further and build a business that will let you quit your day job and work from home full time.
What will I get out of this book?
Miranda provides an excellent primer on how to make money as an online writer. The book is laid out with each chapter serving as a “confession” or a lesson Miranda learned on her journey to becoming a successful writer.
Here’s a breakdown:
- Chapter 1. Sometimes I Don’t Write What I Know
- Chapter 2. You Write A Lot Of Crap When Money Is The Object
- Chapter 3. Bidding On Jobs Sucks
- Chapter 4. Sometimes It’s Easier To Work For Someone Else
- Chapter 5. You Need To Get To Know People
- Chapter 6. You Don’t Have To Do Everything
- Chapter 7. Everyone Writes The Same Stuff
- Chapter 8. Cash Flow Management Gets Dicey
- Chapter 9. You Can Always Improve
- Chapter 10. Sometimes It’s Hard To Manage Your Life
My favorite part was chapter 5. I tend to be a bit introverted and I have a hard time putting myself out there, but Miranda really stresses the importance of networking and building a name for yourself. You can be the best writer in the world, but it won’t do you a bit of good if no one ever reads your writing!
Is this book worth buying?
Without a doubt…yes. You can pick up a copy on Amazon for just a few bucks and learn all of the secrets and lessons that Miranda learned over many years in her writing career. And there’s no fluff here…just an easy to read, down to earth manual for success written by someone who has used her writing skills to support her family for years.
Pick up a copy for yourself on sale at Amazon right now before you forget.