Book Review: Click Millionaires by Scott Fox (Plus a Giveaway!)


Click Millionaires by Scott Fox is the latest book for people hoping to make money online. I don’t know about you, but whenever someone makes the promise to teach you how to quit your job and become an Internet millionaire, I get a little suspicious. As someone who earns a living through virtual work, I know just how much time, dedication, and hard work it takes to be successful. I find that many of the books out there on this topic are nothing more than a step above scams.

This is not the case with Click Millionaires, but that said, make sure you read this entire review before pulling out your credit card. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review.

“The traditional American dream centered on individual financial achievement–where becoming a ‘millionaire’ allowed you to control your own life, afford anything you want, and live on your own terms. But today the phrase ‘Click Millionaire’ captures the revolutionary idea that lifestyle benefits like independence, security, and self-confidence–formerly only available to the wealthy–are now available to anyone who chooses to build a successful lifestyle business online. As you can see from the definition above, money is important to Click Millionaires, but it’s not the only thing that matters to the ‘new rich.’ Money is not the destination on your life’s road trip; it’s just the gas to help you enjoy the journey.” – Scott Fox, Click Millionaires

First, before purchasing any book, I think it’s important to understand the target audience. In the case of Click Millionaires, you’ll find this book helpful if you are a beginner. Click Millionaires gives a great overview of all the ways you can get started making money online. He covers blogging, podcasting, creating videos, freelancing and more – all good options for people unhappy at their office jobs and hoping to get started earning money online.If you are already well-versed in the world of making money online, though, Click Millionaires is not going to be as useful to you.

Scott’s book is great about giving you brief looks at all the avenues you can take for success online, but whatever you choose, you’re going to have to do more research to find out exactly how to optimize your time online. If Scott went into that kind of detail in his book, it would be  be thousands and thousands of pages! So be warned – if you decide, for example, that podcasting is the right route for you, you’re going to have to become more educated about it. You can’t simply read Scott’s book and turn into a podcasting millionaire. What is great, however, is that Scott gives readers tons of resources for finding more information. He sets you up for success.

The most valuable part of Click Millionaires is Part Five: How to Find Your Niche on the Internet. Choosing a niche is super important to making money online, and I believe that Scott explains how to do this very well. I also love all the interviews he includes in this book. It’s great to hear about stories straight from the people who’ve found success online.

I don’t agree with every piece of advice in this book. In fact, I think that Click Millionaires makes the same mistake that make “make money online” books and information products make – it sounds too easy. Making money online is anything but easy. Can you do it? Can you become a millionaire online?

Yes, I think you can. But it takes years of hard work and most people will never get there. The people who have become overnight successes online caught lightening in a bottle. They won the Internet business lottery. So be wary of anyone selling you hope. Don’t buy Scott’s book if you think you’ll be lounging on your own private island this time next year. Buy Scott’s book because you realize there is potential to earn money online and you want to learn about some of the paths you can take to do this.

Want to come to your own conclusions about Click Millionaires? This is your chance! Scott has graciously offered THREE copies of Click Millionaires to lucky BlogWorld readers.

How to Win:

Scott talks about making money in niche markets in his book, giving examples that range from a flight attendant who tells work stories via her podcast to a man who runs a message board about raising chickens. He’s also on the Making Money from Your Favorite Niche Market panel for BlogWorld New York. So, to win a copy of Scott’s book, leave a comment telling us: What is your favorite niche site?

Do you have a favorite fashion blogger who inspires you? Are you in awe of the videos your local baker posts about how to decorate cakes? Would you love to be as successful online as a friend who runs a forum for novice gardeners? Tell us about this site and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Scott’s book! Hurry, the entry deadline is May 25, 2012!

(Fine print: Winner will be drawn using Random.org and notified via email. Winner must respond within five business days to claim this prize. You may comment as often as you like, but only one comment per person will count as an entry. Commenting from multiple accounts and other attempts to cheat the system will result in disqualification. Only comments answering the above question will count as entries, though other comments are welcome. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. All decisions made by BlogWorld are final. Void where prohibited.)

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About Allison Boyer

Allison Boyer freelance writer and content marketing consultant. She also runs the food blog The PinterTest Kitchen with her mom and sister. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (@allison_boyer) or contact her at allisonmboyer@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. livefirereader says:

    Sounds like a great book! My favorite niche websites are ThePioneerWoman.com and MiceChat.com. Thanks!

  2. My favorite niche site is one that I’m a contributor to… http://www.theRUNiverse.com (shameless plug, I know!) But I love running blogs (I also write a personal running blog) and would love to be able to make my income through those! :-)

  3. Ricky8Kwok says:

    My favorite niche site is howtowinscottfoxbook.com :)  This book is a great book and cant wait to have it. My favorite is Entrepreneurs-Journey.com for sure.

  4. Hey Allison – Thanks very much for posting this detailed review of Click Millionaires.
     
    And everybody else – Thanks for your interest in my new book.  As with all my books, I tried hard to write something here that would help you not only make more money online but also do work you enjoy and upgrade your daily lifestyle. 
     
    Click Millionaires readers also get free membership at http://www.ClickMillionaires.com, the lifestyle entrepreneur coaching community.  Come join us and we’ll help you succeed, too.
     
    I look forward to checking out your sites, too.
     
    Scott Fox

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    Learned a lot of interesting stuff there. 

  6. Hello Allison, I appreciarte this post since it resonates highly with me. I had become financially independent duw to years of toil and patience online. It is possible but it’s not easy! Thanks for tossing this up. Great read and I’ll be back for sure!

    Neal :))

  7. Ho Allison, Whenever I get told I can make money online I get VERY skeptical. This is because like many folks I have bought into the bs out there. It really makes you want to give up! I wish I would have met the right folk out of the gate instead of people that just ‘threw me into a swimming pool and told me to “try harder!”‘. I get mad at myself sometimes because of it.

    This book is an excellent read for anyone looking to get into making money onlinr the legit way.

    Thanks for posting this and I will b back for sure!

    Pam

  8. Just picked up this book! Good read for those who want a LEGIT way to make money online. There are too many scams out there – don’t waste your time on them!

    Gracias