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Official Review: The eight steps to financial freedom

Post by Espie » 12 May 2019, 01:16

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The eight steps to financial freedom" by Dr BA Mabaso.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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To state that our current times are verging towards the further exploration of the online world is an understatement. It is a smart move to support our local producers, grocers, and other small business owners. Yet, as we keep up with the faster pace of our everyday lives, some of us could also gain an advantage from the convenience and practicality of internet shopping at certain times. As we learn to break down unnecessary barriers in reaching out to the rest of our modern society, we also make nearly boundless trade and commerce more than merely possible. The eight steps to financial freedom by Dr BA Mabaso took a step further as it explored a pathway for income generating opportunities from the trillion-dollar e-commerce industry.

The book’s “Dedication” part stated that it was deliberately meant to cater to a wider spectrum of the target audience. On its “Preface” portion was a declaration where it painted an ambitious picture of how the online marketing business could produce “millionaires.” Curious to learn more about how that could happen, I thought there was no harm but possibly more to gain if I picked the piece. It turned out to be a compact yet information-filled, ninety-paged read. It also had a generous amount of details and step-by-step procedures that students or beginners could appreciate. Well-known products and facilities were also mentioned and discussed extensively enough to capture enthusiasts’ interest.

Going beyond its implied and expressed economic returns, I found several aspects of the manuscript that could benefit from aesthetic as well as content enhancements, though, At the outset, our club’s website did not have a copy of its cover. Its complete title was also THE EIGHT STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM: A DIY Venture Via Amazon Associates & Fulfilment by Amazon (with capitalization, punctuation, and spelling as exactly shown on the seller’s site). Although potential readers could do a quick web search to find out more, it is better for the interest of transparency that salient facts are disclosed upfront. With Amazon’s chief executive as the richest man in the world and considering the online giant’s fame, essential disclosure of the connection could even be advantageous. I won’t instantaneously scorn qualms, if any, though.

The manuscript also had editing or proofreading shortcomings as I noticed more than ten areas for improvement. Based on the readily available profile, the author’s pedigree seemed impressive. A medical doctor with a master’s degree in business administration among other academic credentials was extraordinary. Thus, I would have expected that the text had been presented differently. For example, a clearer presentation of more specific data to directly link the proposed methods with the desired results would have increased plausibility. Knowing how much was earned from applying the steps discussed could do more than general statistics would, for instance. Some quotes also spanned more pages than usual, which decreased readability and somehow marred originality. Also, it would have been better if the seventh and eighth steps swapped places. Step 8 was also methodical and technical like Steps 1 to 6, so it should have appeared after the others. Meanwhile, Step 7 had more abstract concepts that should have been placed at the end as a fitting finale.

With the above considerations in mind, I was compelled to give this book 2 out of 4 stars. If I could disregard usual quality expectations, I would have given it a higher rating. Greed may not be ideal, and such should not be what this is about. Yet a legitimate and viable way of attaining financial independence for ourselves and the ones who matter to us would be something to welcome.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 13 May 2019, 05:35

It is too bad about the errors. Perhaps another round of editing would make it much better. Thank you for the honest review!

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Post by Rachel Lea » 13 May 2019, 08:51

I agree with you, it is a bit jarring that a book written by an accomplished professional would have so many editing and proofreading issues. Thank you for your review!
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Post by kdstrack » 13 May 2019, 10:14

The author is definitely on to something here. More and more websites pop up every day offering new products and services. It is the wave of the future! This is useful information, in spite of the editing difficulties. Thanks for this recommendation.

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Post by kandscreeley » 13 May 2019, 10:25

I think we're all interested in trying to make a bit more money for less hassle. If this book can teach us how to do that, I'm all for it. It's too bad, though, that it isn't executed well. Perhaps I'll look into it after the author makes a few changes. Thanks.
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Post by amjohnson13mommy » 13 May 2019, 12:35

I completely agree, it is important to support local businesses. The only online shopping I do is Christmas presents and some books for myself that are not available locally.
Can this book really teach me how to make money online? I tried in the past and only lost money so I am very doubtful.
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Post by SamSim » 13 May 2019, 13:44

Sounds like this one could have been better organized and better edited, but if it's practical, it could be helpful to someone out there. I agree that the truncated title is misleading! Thanks for the balanced review.
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 20:54

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 05:35
It is too bad about the errors. Perhaps another round of editing would make it much better. Thank you for the honest review!
So true. Thank you as well for sharing your thoughts.
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 20:59

Rachel Lea wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 08:51
I agree with you, it is a bit jarring that a book written by an accomplished professional would have so many editing and proofreading issues. Thank you for your review!
That's right. I'm so curious about the book's premise that I'm still planning to make good use of what it had in store despite the shortcomings. Yet more readers could benefit fully if those flaws are sorted, indeed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, too.
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 21:04

kdstrack wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 10:14
The author is definitely on to something here. More and more websites pop up every day offering new products and services. It is the wave of the future! This is useful information, in spite of the editing difficulties. Thanks for this recommendation.
The thesis statement hooked me in. Beyond the superficial flaws are a wealth of information, especially for those who are keen to take advantage of what the online world has to offer. Thank you as well for sharing your thoughts.
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 13 May 2019, 21:06

I'm not an avid reader of these kind of text, but it would have been a gracious read if not for the errors. Thank you for your candid output!
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 21:12

kandscreeley wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 10:25
I think we're all interested in trying to make a bit more money for less hassle. If this book can teach us how to do that, I'm all for it. It's too bad, though, that it isn't executed well. Perhaps I'll look into it after the author makes a few changes. Thanks.
I agree. We work to live, and we also have to be alive enough to work. An opportunity to strike that work-life balance should be in great demand, indeed. The flaws may really get in the way, especially those with limited time to spare. Beyond the superficial mishaps, the piece gave me much information to understand this online venture more. Thank you as well for sharing your thoughts.
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 21:21

amjohnson13mommy wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 12:35
I completely agree, it is important to support local businesses. The only online shopping I do is Christmas presents and some books for myself that are not available locally.
Can this book really teach me how to make money online? I tried in the past and only lost money so I am very doubtful.
I could see where you're coming from, and I agree as well.

The lack of specific details about the author's income generated from the proposed methods is one of the gray areas of this piece. There are minimal amounts of investments required to follow the steps to the dot, and yet I believe one could always make a tweak and go for a cost-less alternative. For those like me with less if not nil amount of knowledge about affiliate marketing options, this book is a fair way to satiate curiosity. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. All the best to all of us in our quest!
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 21:30

SamSim wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 13:44
Sounds like this one could have been better organized and better edited, but if it's practical, it could be helpful to someone out there. I agree that the truncated title is misleading! Thanks for the balanced review.
Exactly! It's got the basic details for someone with nil or little knowledge about affiliate marketing, to begin with, although it would benefit more readers if the superficial yet essential elements are sorted out. Without the rest of the full title, those interested may find the contents a great deviation from the general impression derivable from its shortened version. Thank you as well for sharing your wise thoughts!
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Post by Espie » 13 May 2019, 21:40

Sahani Nimandra wrote: ↑
13 May 2019, 21:06
I'm not an avid reader of these kind of text, but it would have been a gracious read if not for the errors. Thank you for your candid output!
Each one of us has our own preferences, and I definitely understand and respect yours. It gave me enough to understand the affiliate marketing option better, indeed, although it would have benefitted more if the superficial flaws are sorted. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well.
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