Today I wanted to take a moment to announce my new eBook, Social Bookmarking Money, here on OpTempo. I had mentioned it on my other blog, Earn Online Cash, when it was released last month but I wanted to make an announcement about it here as well.
There were a few reasons that led to the creation of this eBook on social bookmarking in general and the Scuttle and ScuttlePlus scripts specifically.
First of all, I realized that there was a lot of value in creating your own network of social bookmarking sites where you and your friends could store, share and tag your favourite links. The primary purpose of this kind of site is, of course, site promotion and sharing information. Some major and semi-major social bookmarking sites frown on self-promotion so my idea was why not cut them out of the equation by promoting your own network and not theirs?
I also found that there were considerable advantages from both a search engine optimization standpoint and a general site promotion standpoint to developing your own bookmarking site or sites. The idea is to get traffic to your site and not just any traffic but targeted buying traffic. Sure, the idea of SEO stands out but you can also use these sites to drive direct traffic to your new sites quickly. For example, I had a brand new product site get 2 sales the first day it was live and before it was even indexed in Google simply from traffic arriving from my own network of bookmarking sites. In the ebook, I cover the techniques you need to make this work for you too.
You may have also noticed that many of the big time and even small time bookmarking sites are monetized which begs the question, “Can you effectively monetize a social bookmarking site?“. I found some ways to accomplish this that I share in the eBook.
Lastly, the purpose for this eBook was to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to configure the Scuttle and ScuttlePlus social bookmarking scripts. I found that the available documentation was probably too techie for the average non-techie person and that it was rather skimpy. This eBook provides clear information on how to set your own site up starting from domain selection to installation to maintaining your site.
Also, I decided that just having the ebook itself wasn’t enough. People are likely to have questions about parts of the book. I might have additions and corrections to it. And, I wanted to give away bonus items with the purchase of the eBook as well. So, I established a private membership forum to accomplish this. You receive a free, lifetime, membership to this forum with your purchase.
How much does it cost? Right now, it’s only $27 which my ‘accountant’ (aka my wife) says is much too low
so I’m raising the price to $47 at midnight on June 21st I talked her out of it. Get your copy of Social Bookmarking Money and forum membership today.