Is there a nicer way to start the day then by opening an email from Amazon.com letting you know that “March is Dummies Month”? I don’t think so, but then again, I haven’t smelled the coffee yet either.
All the books in the Dummies series are 38% off this month, so many titles can be acquired for less than $20, and if you buy two, you’ll probably get free shipping on your order over $25. Here are a few select titles to consider today:
|Facebook For DummiesFor better or worse, you’ve heard of Facebook, but you haven’t the slightest idea what it’s about, or maybe you’re already using Facebook, and you want to get the most of it. This is your book… (don’t take it personally).|
|Google AdSense For DummiesOkay, so you’ve been seeing articles and ads here and there telling you how to make money online with Google Ads (Adsense). Which of these systems are scams? What does it take to succeed with Google ads? Get this book to find out what involved. (Have you noticed the Ads for Google blocks scattered around this site? Hmm? Have you?)|
|Web Marketing For Dummies By implementing effective Web marketing strategies, you can quickly build a successful Web site and business. But how do you take on search engine optimization and search engine marketing to achieve the results you want? Web Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how! This guide helps you apply your marketing knowledge to the Web world, taking you on the path to online marketing success. In this book you’ll find out how to use online tools to spread your marketing message; establish a strong Web presence; promote your site with e-mail marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, and social networking tools; and measure your marketing success.|
|Podcasting For Dummies Podcasts? These are video or audio clips which can be shared and distributed online. The term came about with the advent of the iPod as it gave people an opportunity to spread or broadcast their message through iPods and the iTunes service, but now it’s so much more than that, and anyone can do it. Seriously.New tools have made it easier to create a podcast. Podcasting For Dummies shows you how you can create and distribute your own online recordings using tools you already have. Chapters cover: Choosing a topic that fits your expertise; writing an outline or script for your podcast; picking the microphone, headphones, and audio editing software that best suit your needs, conducting interviews and recording an interview subject who’s not in the room with you; finding a place to host your podcast online; promoting your podcasts in the blogosphere, online discussion groups, and social networking sites; seeking out sponsors, advertising, and subscriptions to make your podcast pay; and creating podcasts designed to promote a business.Interested in getting help with your own podcast? Why not try contacting Bruce Chamoff at Hot Web Ideas and his podcasting network? Tell him Skylarking sent you.|
Here’s a great endorsement for the Dummies series of books: A snapshot of a shelf from one of my office bookcases. I’ve got the books: Fundraising For Dummies, Nonprofit Kit For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) for my work with non-profit organizations, eBay For Dummiesand Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, Office 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummiesand FrontPage 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, PHP & MySQL For Dummies, there’s Howie Jacobsen‘s book, AdWords For Dummies, PayPal For Dummies, and last of all Norton Internet Security For Dummies. You can click on the photo for a larger image.