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The ADD Guide to Internet Moneymaking - Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky Book Review

August 15, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 201

Stuffed like Granny's Thanksgiving Turkey

Making Money Online. Mmmm, doesn't that sound awesome! Easy money, right? Well, maybe it could be according to millionaire internet pioneer, Marc Ostrofsky. In his book, Get Rich Click, Ostrofsky provides multiple moneymaking ideas and examples of people who used them to made money online, big money. Additionally to several pages of accolades on the book (mostly from other successful online marketers), the book contains 17 full chapters of methods to potentially break into the internet monetary market. Mr. Ostrofsky also gives the reader input on developing a mindset to get into this business, plus loads of references to resources for tools or additional information.

What I liked about this book is the fact that is does indeed deliver the goods. The methods presented are proven methods for making money on the internet and Ostrofsky gives you enough information about the method to at least get your started, should you wish to pursue further. So in regards to quantity, this book is a hands down winner. If I sat down and wrote out a list of every single way you might be able to make money on the internet, from selling personal items on eBay to selling domain names for millions of dollars (Ok maybe the domain name for millions of dollars isn't up for grabs anymore - unless you are keeping your eye on the future of the dotMobi domains), I don't think I could have covered the field any better than this book does.

The other thing I liked about this book is the resources provided. Within every method described in the book, Ostrofsky does a good job of providing links to resources for tools or providers that are valuable to the newbie entrepreneur. Additionally, at the end of the book, there is a whole chapter dedicated to resource and supplier information.

Because Get Rich Click is packed with information that serious lookers for internet opportunities could benefit from, I highly recommend it. I applaud the authors style to present important key processes in easy to follow numbered sequences or with bullet points. As someone who reads a high volume of technical information on the web or in books, it is refreshing to see the steps broken down into little chunks that are easy to read and digest. The book is also broken down into small sub chapters so it goes pretty quick and for those of us that may only be interested in one specific method or two, the book is laid out to easily accommodate them. I don't recommend this of course, because you will not get your money's worth from the book by just cherry picking a method or two.

Now my Grain of Salt

Despite my recommendation of the book, to give fair warning for anyone with their hand hovered over the "buy now" button on Amazon; I would like to point out a few things I did not like about the book.

First - although the book appears to be organized in a nice standard Microsoft Word Outline with titles, and sub-titles with text attached to it, sometimes the organization of the author's thoughts get a little off course. For example, in the chapter titled "Collecting Your Payments - Fast and Easy", the author gets into collecting payment with credit cards and using drop shipping and so on. So far, so good. But then right in the midst of that, he presents a flow chart and a concept about Database Marketing and talks about the qualifying and selling leads. What? What does this have to do with getting paid? I found examples of this ADD writing style throughout the book, which could be more attributed to bad editing than bad authoring, but either way it does take away from the flow quite a bit.

Second - you cannot get through the book without feeling a little bit snookered either. Clearly many of the references provided by the author must be obtained by a link back to his website. No doubt this is for a monetary affiliation with that referenced product or service. While the book IS about making money online and I cannot fault the author for trying to make money as he proposes to you, the reader, it would be so refreshing to read a book about online marketing or monetizing that is truly altruistic from the author (like they claim they are.) "I made money so I want to give back, blah, blah, blah....." Make no mistake about it; besides the profits Ostrofsky is making from book sales, his intention is connecting to you, the reader, as a potential income source. So, keep that in mind. I personally don't have an issue with it and frankly, given the chance, I would probably do the same thing myself. Still, it's nice to dream of truly giving individuals whose only motive is to give back to the community.

Finally, the last thing I didn't like about the book is the author self-aggrandizement that is splashed throughout the book. Again, this is super typical for this type of book where the author uses his/her own success as the most shining example of how to do whatever 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 they hadn't done something to establish themselves as an expert on the topic. Still, I keep hoping to find one that is not like this. I think it is entirely possible to present your success without coming across as an ego maniac name dropper. Get Rich Click is not as bad as that but there was enough self aggrandizement in the book to irritate me once in a while.


Ok so maybe I'm jealous or maybe I just have never been good a fit for over the top salesy stereotypes that tend to write these money making books. Hint, hint...does this mean this type of personality is a requirement in mindset to be successful? No, I don't really believe that is true. In fact, when you think about the concepts promoted in this book for "online" success, which implies individual non-corporate achievement, self entrepreneurship, and an independent spirit, then the opposite logically might be true. I've given Mr. Ostrofsky a little bit a grief for his salesman like style in the book but nevertheless I 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 just too filled with good information not to read it. You may have to investigate a little further any specific method that appeals to you, but the book does provide a comprehensive overview of each method presented. I rate a book of this genre, which is intended to inform and educate, by how much I actually learned. And I did learn from this book, plus I also got several good ideas and resources I intent to look into further. I feel you will too.

Joleen Halloran is the owner of ZoomIT Marketing, a social media and internet marketing coaching and training company. Joleen has extensive business experience in project management, leadership, and specializes in motivational techniques and corporate culture. Visit for other great articles and news on social, internet and mobile marketing.

Beyond Joleen's professional life, she is an avid reader and researcher of books and other materials related to her profession, but also to her special passion, which is metaphysical and spirituality topics. Ms. Halloran has read over 100 books related to metaphysics, spirituality, Western and Eastern religion, and law of attraction. Joleen is currently working on her own book, Finding Home - Breaking Free from Limits, which she hopes to have finished later this summer. Check out other book reviews on

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