I just finished reading “Moonlighting on the Internet: 5 Word Class Experts Reveal Proven Ways to Make Extra Cash.” As a professional blogger and owner of several Internet properties, I am always interested in reading books on how to make money online. I had high expectations for this book and I was a little disappointed.
As the title suggests, this is a resource that explains how to make money on the Internet. The author covers 5 basic methods: Ebay, yahoo stores, affiliate marketing, information, and blogging. As a blogger, I was immediately drawn to this section first. The information was rather basic and the techniques that were described were rather old. I was not impressed with the chapter on blogging at all. I was however impressed with the section pertaining to Ebay. This is an area where I have limited knowledge and the information was presented in a logical and easy to understand manner.
The book does have some bright spots and would be helpful for someone just staring out on the Internet. My major criticism of the book is it seems like they are trying to cram so much information into a limited space. Each section could have their own book devoted to it. By trying to cram so much information in, I think they just really scratch the surface on these topics. The result is that they provide a good general understanding of the material. In my opinion, they do not dig deep enough to really provide strategy and techniques to really make money online.
In closing, I feel this was an average resource. It does a good job of covering the basics of the 5 most popular ways to make money but does little to actually help you achieve that goal.