Friday, October 23, 2015

Make Money Online / Chittaranjan Dhurat

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Non-Fiction

Approximate word count: 5-6,000 words

Kindle US: YES UK: YES Nook: YES Smashwords: YES Paper: NO
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Chittaranjan Dhurat is a software developer. He has one other work available for your Kindle, a short co-written work on the importance of a healthy diet.


This book covers seven ways of “making money online” with little or no investment. The seven areas covered (all listed in the book description on retailer sites) are:

Google Adsense
PTC sites (“pay to click”)
Amazon Affiliate Marketing
Self-Direct Publishing


The niche this book is aimed at, making money online, is one that certainly has a market. Whether you're looking to use the internet to find a market for your unique skills, as you might do on Fiverr, or find additional ways to generate revenue from an existing website, maybe through advertising using Google Adsense or affiliate income through an affiliate program, understanding the best techniques and partners to maximize your income is valuable information. Maybe that book exists. But this isn't it.

Make Money Online suffers from two fatal flaws. The first is that while it points you in the right direction, too often it seems as though the author thinks the reader is already somewhat familiar with a particular site or money making method and can read between the lines. While you might be able to glean enough to be able to search out what you're missing, that won't always be the case.

For example, when talking about “PTC sites” which are sites that pay you to click on or view advertisements, he explains what they are and how they work, but doesn't give examples of any sites or how you might find them. The description was convoluted enough that I'm still not positive I understand, but think he is talking about sites like Swagbucks. Were I not aware of that site and how it functioned, I'd have had no idea what he was even talking about.

Another example was in the discussion of advertising from Google Adsense in conjunction with Youtube. Among other things the advice was given to “tag with the right keywords” when uploading your video, but no indication of how to determine what those should be is given.

The second issue, which I touched on above, is understanding what the author is trying to say. At one point I actually wondered whether the book was written in another language and translated using Google Translate because the grammar is so bad and the language often convoluted. However, the author uses too many idioms for that to be true. This paragraph is an example of the language used. It is representative, neither the best, nor the worst. I'll leave it to you to decide if it is acceptable.

Whether an educational program course, an expert course or any leisure activity that we needed to seek after, we would ask our companions or family to recommend a class in our neighborhood, if were not able to discover such a class, we would be constrained by the absence of accessibility to surrender the quest for our fantasies, interests or distractions.

I'd like to say that there is enough valuable information buried here that if you're willing to take enough time to parse the language that you'll find enough to make it worthwhile. I can't. Your time would be better spent finding another book on the subject or using the list of sites from the description and Google to dig up more information on your own.

Format/Typo Issues:

Issues with grammar, wrong words, missing words, and convoluted sentences. In roughly 5,000 words this book far exceeded the number of such issues I'd find acceptable in a full size novel.

Rating: * One Star

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