Rob Benwell's new ebook, Blogging to the Bank, is intriguing.
Rob earns up to $516 a day from a network of blogs.
What's intriguing about this is that he's not a longtime blogging guru. He's been blogging for only a few months.
He didn't learn the process he uses from anyone else.
“I came across parts of this method by accident and just testing different things,” he says.
In one experiment, he found he got a blog with 20 links to it to outrank an optimized website which had 1,000 links to it.
Surprisingly, he uses and recommends Google's Blogger.com software – because it works – and also a no-cost keyword research tool.
To back up his claims, he shows you four of his blogs and also shows you two of his high-demand key phrases that rank highly.
Blogs rank in top 10
I checked. Yes, his blogs DO appear in the top 10 in MSN for high-demand phrases.
For one phrase (using quotation marks) he's No.6 out of 774,216 pages. If you search without quotation marks, he's beating millions of pages.
What's more, he's doing this with a NEW blog. I checked the profiles of four of his blogs. They were all launched in January this year.
Rob uses AdSense and affiliate links and has much better success with affiliate links than AdSense, perhaps because of the way in which he selects affiliate products.
For his traffic, he concentrates on MSN and Yahoo.
“Some people devote 60 hours per week trying to get into Google and trying to work out their exact algorithms,” he says.
As far as he's concerned, his time is much better spent creating new blogs which get found in MSN and Yahoo. If the blogs eventually get into Google, he regards that as a bonus.
In Blogging to the Bank, he describes three ethical ways to get hundreds or perhaps thousands of one-way links to your site. This is all good, solid stuff.
However, his traffic generation methods No.4 and No.5 are – to put it mildly – controversial. You probably won't want to use them. They look awfully risky to me.
Simple – but they work
As a partly reformed perfectionist, I can't help looking at Rob's blogs and seeing typing mistakes, grammatical errors, design flaws… The blogs look, well, rushed.
The whole process he's developed seems too darn simple – but it WORKS. He shows you the results to prove it.
It's fascinating that he does it using free Blogger.com software, without buying domain names, without buying web hosting, without buying advertising.
If you do use Blogger.com, be VERY careful. Some affiliates using spammy tactics have had their whole network of Blogger blogs deleted without warning. Blogging gurus usually recommend WordPress, which is free from WordPress.org.
Rob's ebook is a very quick read – only 39 pages. It includes screenshots showing you how he sets up a blog. There's no fluff.
If your online results aren't as good as his, I strongly recommend you check out Blogging to the Bank to what he's doing. It's a cheap way of getting revenue coming in fast.
UPDATE: Blogging to the Bank 2
After serious experimenting, Rob wrote Blogging to the Bank 2, which is totally rewritten version of his book. In it, he describes how he makes up to $34,000 a month – more than $1,000 a day – from his blogs.
It's obvious that he has learned from his mistakes. There are no black hat, risky tactics in version 2.
In 61, no-fluff pages, he provides a step-by-step blueprint for highly profitable, long-term, niche blogs. He's describing tactics that he uses, stuff he's experimented with.[UPDATE 2011: Blogging to the Bank has changed again. Rob is now offerring free money-making blogs. I don't know how long this offer will last.]
Rob is so successful at generating revenue from blogs that Yanik Silver invited him to speak at one of his highly aclaimed Underground Seminars. You have to be REALLY good at what you do to speak at one of those.