Moonlighting on the Internet
Make An Extra $1000 Per Month in Just 5-10 Hours Per Week
by Shelby Larson
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Mar 2016 | Archive Date 27 Apr 2016
Entrepreneur Media Inc., Entrepreneur Press
Moonlighting on the Internet presents the most reliable and proven ways to create extra income for the short term and establish a continual revenue stream for the long term -- giving consideration to your time and lifestyle needs. Internet entrepreneur Shelby Larson does not encourage you to make money from home in your underwear,” or present the magic-bullet plan to making millions.” Instead, Larson shows you how to:
Assess your skills, resources, and goals
Evaluate the right profit path for you
Find clients, create proposals, manage projects, and set rates
Market your website using smart, high-quality content that ranks well
Generate traffic using display ads, retargeting, and other traffic drivers
Distribute content using social media, Q&A sites, and forums
Create sales funnels using proven traffic strategies and tactics
A Note From the Publisher
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 9 members
This is a very thorough and informative book written by an experienced internet entrpreneur. However due to the title and cover you would expect it to be one of the low quality cut and paste freebies bombarding the ebook platforms. There was such a wealth of information and although it wasn't detailed enough to get you started it would certainly point you in the right direction. There were so many quality leads to explore and options to think about that it couldn't be absorbed in one reading. I do have a problem with the morals of some of the options especially finding ways to constantly sell products and services to people who were not looking to buy. Especially products that you have no interest in yourself. But I realise that that is just the way of the world now. The information on Google and SEO was invaluable - more so as a consumer. Overall a high quality book that I would refer back to and read again. But due to the cover and title I probably would never have picked it out if it I was searching for a book on this subject. For me personally I think the title and cover should be changed to reflect the high quality of information that is being sold. The author has put a lot of work into this book and it should not be lost among the poor quality books on offer on the same subject. I hope this helps - thank you
Looking for a get-rich-quick scheme? Hoping for the magic bullet that will make you as rich as the infomercial stars who are selling magic bullets? Keep looking. That is not what you'll find in Shelby Larson's Moonlighting on the Internet: Make an Extra $1000 Per Month in Just 5-10 Hours Per Week. The subtitle is actually unfortunate. In my opinion, it makes the book sound like a scheme. But it's not.
Shelby Larson is an experienced entrepreneur who has updated Yanik Silver's 2008 book of the same name (with his blessing). She covers several business lines, what she calls "Profit Paths." Step one is to decide what Profit Path is best for you. Most of these businesses assume a fair amount of pre-acquired skills or talents: writing skills, technical knowledge and skills, artistic/graphic skills, business acumen, etc. Thus, much of her discussion is about marketing and using the internet to find and develop opportunities. Some Profit Paths are much less skill-oriented, so the marketing and internet knowledge is key.
At times, I thought she was pretty cavalier about what it takes to do well in these businesses. Her primary internet business has been freelance writing. I would guess the majority of readers would not be candidates for this; writing well is a rare and specific skill. Further, she talks about publishing ebooks on Amazon. I have known some authors, and success in publishing is about much more than setting up an Amazon acct. (Although she acknowledges that the best book ever written will never be read if no one knows about it!)
All in all, this is a great resource for people who are interested in having a go at an internet-based business. She is realistic and motivational, and provides a lot, I mean a lot, of internet resources in each chapter. Don't be deceived by the possibly click-bait-ey sounding subtitle. Moonlighting on the Internet is a serious resource for entrepreneurs serious about making some (potentially) serious money online.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!
When I got this book, neither the title nor the cover said anything other than "this is going to be another skeezy get rich quick scheme", but just a chapter into it, I found myself pleasantly surprised. In fact, I had zero intention of doing any of the author's suggestions (I was merely reading it to review it) but I'll be damned if I'm not now seriously considering at least two of the paths she laid out.
Not only are a ton of options laid out, but lots of resources, pros, cons, pitfalls, etc. are packed in there. At the very least, I feel like I have a solid grip on places to do further research, and I'll have a more realistic idea of the time commitments to expect as I weigh my options.
I hate to sound like one of those insincere reviews that's only positive because I got it for free (although if you've read other reviews of mine, you'll see that I'm pretty brutal when I have to be), but this was genuinely a good book.