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Stuffed like Grandma’s Thanksgiving turkey
Make money online. Hmm, that doesn’t sound great! Easy money, right? Well, maybe it could be according to internet millionaire pioneer Marc Ostrofsky. In his book, Click enriched, Ostrofsky provides multiple money making ideas and examples of people who used them to make money online, a lot of money. In addition to several pages of praise in the book (mostly from other successful online marketers), the book contains 17 full chapters of methods for potentially entering the Internet money market. Mr. Ostrofsky also provides the reader with information on how to develop a mindset to get into this business, plus plenty of resource references for tools or additional information.
What I liked about this book is the fact that it does, in fact, deliver the merchandise. The methods presented are proven methods of making money online and Ostrofsky gives you enough information about the method to at least get started, if you want to continue. So when it comes to quantity, this book is a clear winner. If I sat down and wrote a list of all the ways I could make money online, from selling personal items on eBay to selling domain names for millions of dollars (Ok, maybe the domain name for millions of dollars is not It’s already up for grabs, unless you’re keeping an eye on the future of dotMobi domains), I don’t think I could have covered the field better than this book does.
The other thing I liked about this book is the resources provided. Within each method described in the book, Ostrofsky does a good job of providing links to resources for tools or providers that are valuable to the novice entrepreneur. Also, at the end of the book, there is an entire chapter dedicated to information about resources and providers.
Because Click enriched it’s packed with information that serious internet opportunity seekers could benefit from, I highly recommend it. I applaud the authors’ style for presenting important key processes in easy-to-follow or bulleted numbered sequences. As someone who reads a large volume of technical information on the web or in books, it is refreshing to see the steps broken down into small chunks that are easy to read and digest. The book is also divided into small sub-chapters, so it is quite quick and for those of us who are only interested in one or two specific methods, the book is designed to accommodate them easily. I don’t recommend this, of course, because you won’t get your money’s worth from the book simply by choosing one or two methods.
Now my grain of salt
Despite my recommendation of the book, give fair warning to anyone who has their hand over the “buy now” button on Amazon; I would like to point out some things that I did not like about the book.
First, although the book appears to be organized in a good standard Microsoft Word outline with captions and captions with attached text, sometimes the organization of the author’s thoughts gets a bit off track. For example, in the chapter titled “Collecting Your Payments – Quick and Easy,” the author begins collecting payment with credit cards and using drop shipping, and so on. So far so good. But then right in the middle of that, he presents a flowchart and concept about database marketing and talks about qualifying and selling leads. That? What does this have to do with getting paid? I found examples of this ADD writing style throughout the book, which could be attributed more to bad editing than bad authorship, but it takes a bit of the flow out of it either way.
Second, you can’t read the book without feeling a bit spellbound. Clearly, many of the references provided by the author must be obtained by linking to their website. This is undoubtedly for a monetary affiliation with that referenced product or service. While the book IS about making money online and I can’t blame the author for trying to make money as he proposes to you, the reader, it would be so refreshing to read a book on online marketing or monetization that is truly altruistic on the author’s part (as they claim they are. ) “I made money so I want to give back, blah blah blah …” Make no mistake about it; In addition to the profits Ostrofsky makes from the sale of books, he intends to connect with you, the reader, as a potential source of income. So keep that in mind. Personally, I have no problem with that and frankly if I had the chance I would probably do the same myself. Still, it is good to dream of actually giving to people whose only motive is to give back to the community.
Finally, the last thing I didn’t like about the book is the author’s self-aggrandizement that is sprinkled throughout the book. Again, this is very typical of this type of book where the author uses their own success as the brightest example of how to do whatever it is that they are promoting in their books. Maybe I’m not being fair here, because of course we wouldn’t want to hear from the author unless he hadn’t done something to establish himself as an expert on the subject. Still, I’m still hoping to find one that isn’t. I think it’s entirely possible to present your success without looking like a self-centered junkie. Click enriched it’s not as bad as that, but there was enough self-aggrandizement in the book to irritate me from time to time.
Okay, maybe I’m jealous or maybe I’ve never quite fitted in well with the best-selling stereotypes that these money-making books tend to write. Hint, hint … Does this mean that this personality type is a requirement in the mindset to be successful? No, I really don’t think that’s true. In fact, when you think about the concepts promoted in this book for “online” success, involving individual, non-corporate achievement, self-entrepreneurship, and an independent spirit, then logically the opposite could be true. I have given Mr. Ostrofsky a bit of shame for his salesmanship in the book, but still applaud him for creating a story and an example of individual spirit and ingenuity. These are the stories that interest us and make us buy books to see if there is anything we can do to emulate these stories.
This book is too full of good information not to read. You may need to do a little more research on any specific method that appeals to you, but the book provides a complete overview of each method presented. I rate a book of this genre, which aims to inform and educate, for how much I really learned. And I learned from this book, plus I also got several good ideas and resources that I try to investigate further. I feel like you will too.