The WAHM's Ultimate Guide To Building A Business, Blog and Brand Review

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Recently Lisa Marcia from The Little Mustard Seed Co. and WAHM University gave me and some other members of the Influence Network a chance to review her new ebook, A Work At Home Mom's Ultimate Guide To Building A Business, Blog and Brand.  I was excited to be able to review her book, because even though Through Clouded Glass is more personal blog than business, I was thinking I could still glean something from her book.

Lisa's book is 58 pages long and covers basics of Wordpress design, tips on hiring and working with a designer for a website/blog, questions to answer while branding your business or blog, encouragement for outsourcing tasks, and different ideas and resources for income opportunities.

I work with Blogger, not Wordpress, so I didn't have a good frame of reference for the Wordpress tips, but I felt like she explained each concept and task well - if I did use Wordpress I think this would be a good resource for me starting out.

I like the section listing different income opportunities.  While the book doesn't give a step-by-step guide for pursuing each opportunity, it gave a lot of ideas that I hadn't thought about, and some that I might be interested in researching.  

One thing that stood out, that I haven't seen in other e-books, is the different links and resources for further research that Lisa provides.  I liked that the information and learning doesn't just stop on these pages.  

This book doesn't do all the work for you, so if you are looking for a complete how-to kind of guide, you will probably be disappointed.  I feel like this book is more of a jumping-off point, a guide for women who want to work at home on getting started on a business concept.  It doesn't cover how to gain more readers or sales or advertising revenue once you have already started a blog or business, and it doesn't tell you what kind of business you should have or how to get your business to make lots of money.  But I think it's valuable because a good foundation for a business is important, and that includes website design, branding, and an idea of what exactly you want to do.  

Design, branding, and vision is going to look different for each blog or business.  I wouldn't call this book a comprehensive guide to each of those topics, but the tips given in this book would be useful for someone still trying to figure those things out for themselves.  So if you've always wanted to start an at-home business, this could be a place to start to get your wheels turning.  Certainly worth the $2.99 to buy it, I think!

Note: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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Natalie said...

Interesting. Ill have to check this out. THanks for posting it Callie!

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