My Affiliate Journey Book Review

By Jan Maklak

I try to review great books that will help you in your website building journey.  I give straight up, no nonsense opinions that will help keep you focused on your goal of producing a great website.

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30 Days Content Marketing Plan: A 30 days blueprint to creating a content marketing strategy that converts

This is a decent primer into the steps required to become a successful website owner.  It is a 30 day plan that covers all of the basics but it is really a checklist.  If you follow this program you will at most be writing 12 articles for your blog and then spend time re-purposing your content for YouTube, Podcasts etc.

Personally I think the author gives to much time to planning (albeit important) and not enough time to written content production.  When you are writing, she has you writing 2 – 2000 word blog posts per day.  That would be a struggle for any blogger.

Really this could be a 30 day cycle that you repeat every 30 days for the first two years of your website, spending more time on content and less on some of the other tasks.  This would give you over 200 blog posts in two years and enough of a footprint on the web to start getting traction.

Overall the 30 Content plan is worth a read.  Just produce way more content that what the 30 day plan suggests.

JAN SAYS – Worth a Read


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It Works: The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True!

Well this is book is short.  Really short.  In fact this review is about as long as the book.  Some people swear by this little book but personally, I think it is a spoof.  It’s all about writing down your goals.

(Dang I just gave away the whole book!)

The most value from this book is this review so you don’t have to waste your time downloading it.


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Website traffic secrets-
Dirty Website Marketing Strategies to get endless targeted visitors no SEO skills needed

Author  Uday Shankar Byri

This is a relatively short read that is jam-packed with good information.  The author is not promoting content or search results like I do on my blog but he gives you all of the best ways to generate traffic without SEO.  

He shows how to spy on the competition, how to use guest posting, discusses many social media opportunities for you to use.

He also discusses how to use graphics that have the potential to go viral.

Who should buy this book?

Beginner and intermediate blog owners who are looking to expand the reach of their blog


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Extreme List Building System: a proven system and a complete business in a box that will build your list crazy fast and make you money in the absolute shortest time humanly possible

Hmm.  Sign up to my email list.  White list me. Get an email provider with my link to the one of the most expensive email providers.  Use my link to buy Solo ads.  Sell this bullshit product to unsuspecting buyers with a lot of sales hype. The End


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How To Sell Video Courses Online: A Road map To How I Make an Extra $5000+ Passive Income Every Month

Rob Cubbon has produced a fantastic piece of work.  He give straight forward information about his method of producing training videos and how to market them.  He warns of some sites where trainers have never been paid and he favors Udemy as a premiere site for uploading your training videos.


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Jason McDonald’s Social Media Marketing Workbook 

If you want a book that covers social media in plain English, then this is the book you’re looking for! Written by Dr. McDonald, this book is used in his courses at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies. You’ll learn how to market your business on many different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. In addition to the book, you’ll also have access to worksheets, quizzes, videos and other free tools to help you succeed on social media.  


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Andrew Macarthy’s 500 Social Media Marketing Tips 

As the book’s title suggests, you’ll get access to 500 of the most practical and highly actionable tips you’ll ever find on the top social media platforms. This book will also show you how you can kickstart your social media marketing strategy. What most readers like about the book’s format is that you don’t have to finish an entire chapter to learn something new. You can spend a few minutes to pick up the book, read a tip or two, put the book down, and take action. That’s it! 


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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion 

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people
say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the
seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His
thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year
program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this
highly acclaimed book.

JAN SAYS –  Excellent Resource in Your Library 

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