For a couple of years now I’ve been a very active affiliate marketer, but when it comes to the subject of affiliate marketing, I always feel there is more I can learn.   Techniques change, new products are released, and the internet goes through a number of trends.   As a result, when I learned about a new WordPress eBook called WordPress for Internet Marketers, I felt I had to get my hands on a copy and see what new things I could learn.

Upon downloading the ebook, I was surprised to see that this book is an amazing 950 pages!  In fact, the author did readers a favor and broke it down into a few PDF files for more convenient reading.  If that sounds like a lot of pages, that is because there are a number of screen shots included by the author which inflates the page count a bit, but helps readers to learn and follow along with what the author is saying.

wpinternetmarketersOne thing I really liked about this ebook is that the author really goes out of her way to provide options to readers.   Most sections take the time to explain a variety of options to the reader and allows them to figure out what plugin, theme, etc. works for them.  Here are some of the sections within the book that I really enjoyed:

  • Creating Membership Sites with WordPress
  • Integrating Podcasts into your WordPress Blog
  • Creating a Sales Page with WordPress (this is a big part of what affiliate marketers do!)
  • Adding a Help Desk to a WordPress Blog
  • Building a Jobs Board with WordPress

Some of the sections which could use a little improvement in my opinion:

  • More Bookmarks – This ebook comes with some bookmarks, but not as many as I would have liked to see due to the huge size of the ebook.   This of course is not a knock on the book itself, but rather with how the information is presented.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – This section has a lot of good but basic SEO information which is geared specifically towards WordPress users.  This is great for someone learning WordPress, but I would have liked to see some more advanced techniques included as well for WordPress veterans.
  • Improved Forums Section – I’ve always felt forums are an important part of any successful WordPress blog.  After reading the forums section, I felt like a few more pages could have been dedicated to this section.  It covers WordPress plugins which create forums, but doesn’t appear to cover things like vBulletin or PHPBB, which are probably the most commonly used forum software for WordPress blogs.

Overall, I have to say that I am pretty happy with the WordPress for Internet Marketers eBook.   If you are interested, all 950+ pages are available for only $77.00.   This price includes a document filled with WordPress resources, free updates to the ebook as future versions of WordPress become available, and 100 WordPress themes which can be used to put some of the tips provided in the ebook into practice.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. George Serradinho says:

    Thanks for this info. I do think the price is a bit high for some users.

  2. Youngistaan Blog says:

    Nice review @kyle. 950 pages surprised me.

  3. Kathy says:

    Why are ebooks priced higher than hard copy books???

  4. Tom Gray says:

    Sounds like an amazing amount of material to digest. War and Peace or, in this case, WordPress and Peace for Internet Marketers.

    In response to Kathy, it’s kind of like textbook pricing. Self published, limited market and the fact that it’s got loads of custom themes included which, you can easily end up spending $77 or more just for 1 custom theme. So considering that a good web designer/developer or consultant can cost as much as $200/hour, $77 is probably not that much.

  5. Rachel says:

    Kyle

    Funny I was reading this book earlier – I am setting up a membership site and was going to use a html package but it is sooooooooo much easier doing it via wordpress.

    Kathy – I totally agree that some ebooks are seriously overpriced. In fact there is an awful lot of rubbish on the net – most of it written by marketers.

    But this is not an “ebook” as we know it. Its 950 plus pages of information on everything you could need to know about wordpress. Honestly its like having a personal coaching course with Leanne sitting beside you. There are diagrams of the wordpress interface or the plug in as you go. And the plug ins she reviews are both free and ones you buy.

    I think Leanne is mad to sell it at this price – I have never seen anyone give away so much content for $77.

    What I didn’t like about the book is that I got a little bit lost trying to find some specific information. What I have been doing is when I read about a plug in or a wordpress must have on the internet, I have been checking this book – its like an encyclopedia of stuff – and sometimes I dont know what section to check! But what I have found is that when I find the information, it often saves me money as there is a free version available but the person selling the paid one has forgotten to mention it.

    You can seriously turn wordpress into anything you want with this guide – review site, shop or membership site. Any guru that says wordpress is only for blogging needs this book.

    Thanks Kyle for the review

    Rach

  6. Mark D Worthen PsyD says:

    Kyle,

    Thank you so much for the objective review! I really appreciate the time you took to write something meaningful and helpful, as opposed to the typical canned review, or worse yet, “promotional post masquerading as a review.”

    All the Best,

    Mark