Review: Blueprint for How to Make Money with a Blog Ebook

by Mike on March 1, 2010

Peter Anderson, the brains behind Bible Money Matters recently released an E-book called Blueprint for How to Make Money with a Blog. Through hard work and dedication, Peter has reached a point where his blog generated enough income to replace his wife’s day job. In this 30+ page e-book he outlines the steps he took to achieve success. It is definitely a blueprint! This is not an e-book filled with wide margins, screen shots and only high level ideas. It’s full of detail and specific action steps that can be implemented by anyone serious about generating income from their blog.

I appreciate the fact that Peter zones in on what has worked for him. He doesn’t claim to be a subject matter expert or Internet marketer. He doesn’t overwhelm the readers with countless options, instead he focuses on his own experience. The details covered cuts out much of the learning curve for the novice blogger. The blueprint is an easy read. I finished it in one sitting, however it is something I will refer back to often because of the amount of detail. For example, there is a section that lists some suggested WordPress plugins to increase functionality. There were a few that I’ll be looking into during my next site upgrade!

Who Should Read Blueprint for How to Make Money With a Blog

  • Anyone thinking of starting a blog that would like to generate income (the book covers hosting, domain names and setup so it is well worth reading before starting a blog)
  • Novice & Intermediate bloggers that would like some guidance / direction
  • Bloggers who may be burnt out or have lost their motivation
  • Bloggers looking for ideas on how to monetize their blog

Who Should Not Read the Blueprint

  • Anyone looking to get rich quick. Peter took 2 years to reach the level he is at. This doesn’t happen overnight.
  • Anyone looking for easy money ~ Be prepared to treat your blog like a business. You’re going to have to put in some hours, hard work and dedication

The Blueprint is targeting novice / intermediate level bloggers, those who have already successfully monetized their blogs have probably implemented the steps outlined or forged another path that worked for them.


Blueprint for How to Make Money with a Blog is an excellent step by step guide for anyone serious about starting and monetizing a blog. The steps to customize the WordPress options and ideas for generating content make it worth the investment. Anyone following these steps should see results overtime and the e-book will more than pay for itself.

While I chose to focus on the ebook, the actual package also includes: an MP3 version, a daily checklist, a starter checklist, and advice from successful bloggers (limited time offer). For me, that was icing on the cake! Thanks Peter for supplying a great resource to the blogging community!

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I’ve received permission to share an excerpt of the Blueprint with PFJ newsletter subscribers. I’ll be sharing from the section Making Money from My Blog – More than Just Adsense. I’m sending the next newsletter out on Friday March 5th so you’ll need to subscribe before then.

The links to the e-book are affiliate links, this means I recieve a commission on the sale. However, I stand behind this product with my full endorsement. It is not my intention to ever recommend a product that I don’t beleive will be of service to the readers…regardless of compensation.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 June 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

If memory serves me correctly, I seem to recall the info was free at one time. It was a post. I bookmarked it. Then I went back to read it one day (weeks later) and it was $30. 🙁

Oh well… as I recall the info was very well done. Wish I had printed it when I had the chance.

2 PF Journey June 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

Actually, that’s not entirely true. There was a series that the book is BASED on. However, the book goes into more detail.

I followed the series, and bought the book. It was a worthwhile investment and I’ve seen a revenue increase by implementing some of the tips I picked up from the series AND book.

Even if you did print the info, you would still be missing out on the information that’s in the book.

Peter gives a wealth of information out for free. I think the price for the book is more than fair.

3 Khondoker March 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Ok, I am taking your word to purchase Peter Anderson’s blue print. I was looking for a step by step guide anyway. Thanks for the info.
.-= Khondoker´s last blog ..General Designing Factors of Website to Earn Money on Internet =-.

4 PF Journey March 3, 2010 at 7:33 am

Great! I hope you find it as useful as I did!

5 Kevin@OutOfYourRut March 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Good evaluation Lakita! I completely agree that what is offered in any “how to” is mostly what worked for the author in his specific situation, but that each situation contains variables that could produce a different outcome. But with any instruction of this nature, if it offers 3-4 tips that work for you, it was well worth the price.

Peter offers solid advice that I’ve used myself. I haven’t followed the step by step but I’ve implemented a few that have worked. I’d recommend it to anyone.
.-= Kevin@OutOfYourRut´s last blog ..How Much Money Can You Save by NOT Eating Out? =-.

6 PF Journey March 3, 2010 at 7:33 am

Thanks Kevin! You’re right, it could be used as a guide or blueprint. One thing I didn’t mention was that those with limited technical experience would do well with this. Some similar ebooks may contain steps like:

1. Get a domain name
2. Set up hosting
3. Start your blog

Well, that assumes a lot of things! Peter breaks those steps down to a level that those with limited to no computer experience can get through them.

7 ChristopherFM March 1, 2010 at 11:11 am

Oooo. I’ll be looking forward to this! Nice review, Lakita!

8 PFJourney March 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

Very timely for you Christopher as you prepare for your own blog launch!

9 Peter March 1, 2010 at 8:51 am

Lakita, thanks for letting people know about my ebook. I hope people find it helpful, and I’m confident they will. I’m so confident that they will that there is a 30 day money back guarantee, so there’s nothing to lose!
.-= Peter´s last blog ..Announcement: Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog E-book Is Now Available! =-.

10 PFJourney March 1, 2010 at 9:18 am

Can’t beat a 30 day money back guarantee!

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