Help with starting your blog.

How I Make Money Blogging Picture 2 Help with starting your blog. Some people write for love. Others write for money. I say it’s possible to do both, by starting a blog and monetizing it.

Although I dislike that neologism, I do embrace its underpinnings, i.e., that the laborer is worthy of his hire.

This week’s giveaway, an e-book called “How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog,” can kick-start your own efforts to be rewarded for your thoughts.

Some people make a little money blogging. Some make a lot. The book’s author, Crystal Stemberger, is in the latter camp. She really works it, running a handful of sites and also acting as ad-sales goddess, mentor, consultant and freelancer. Apparently she is allergic to sleep, because she recently added yet another specialty: pet-sitting.

Not everybody wants to work 24-7. But if you want to start a blog or if you’ve got a site and want it to start paying its way, this e-book can help. A lot.

Here’s what I once wrote about it:

“Crystal covers the nuts-and-bolts info (domains, how to choose a format) as well as the more esoteric stuff like page rankings and search engine optimization plug-ins. I’m not particularly tech-savvy so this book was a great help to me. It showed me a bunch of things I should have been doing and explained them in language I could understand.”

If you’re not the winner but still want the book, please consider buying it by clicking on the link above. If you do, my daughter will get a small finder’s fee for the sale. To sweeten the deal, use the code surviving10 to get a $10 discount.

First, though, you should enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PDT Tuesday, April 15. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PDT Wednesday, April 16, I’ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail.


76 Comments

  1. Terri M

    Wishin and a hopin! I embark on my next chapter in like on 4/25! Thanks for all your info!

  2. Looks like an interesting book!

  3. I would love to read this book, so I’ll check it out even if I don’t win. This would be a great way to augment income in retirement. Maybe I could even talk my Mom into letting me be the tech consultant for a blog she might write. Thanks for these offers.

  4. I am getting ready to start a blog. This would an enormous help. I would love to win this book! Thanks for having great giveaways!

  5. Need to jump start my blogs, be interested in reading this :)

  6. I think anyone who has considered writing for a living (books) has also considered starting a blog. I know I’d LOVE to read this book!

  7. Sounds like a great resource!

  8. Would be awesome to win. A friend and I bought a domain name a year ago and found setting it up quite tricky…and so still haven’t done anything. Need the motivation as well as the advice.

  9. I subscribe via email.

  10. I follow you on Twitter.

  11. Christine P

    Looks like a wonderful resource- I started mine and while it’s in the baby stages I can use all the help I can get. Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Christine P

    Email subscriber :-)

  13. Christine P

    Facebook follower :-)

  14. Thank you for the opportunity to get a free copy of this book.

  15. Hi, I have not one but two websites and have no idea where to begin. This book would be a significant help for a newbie who knows nothing! Thanks for having the contest!

  16. Subscribe via e-mail

  17. Barbara A

    I would love to win this book, thanks Donna!

  18. This book would be a great help!

  19. Yes! I’d love to learn how to make $$$ by blogging. Hope I win!!

  20. I’m interested in learning how to blog and make money from it.

  21. I follow you on Twitter

  22. I follow you on FB, too

  23. I also subscribe via email.

  24. I could really use this book!!

  25. Sounds like a great read.

  26. I am a Facebook follower and an email subscriber.

  27. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. email subscriber

  29. I follow on facebook

  30. Gina Bean

    I have been wanting to get a book like this! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  31. Gina Bean

    I subscribe via email.

  32. Gina Bean

    I like on FB

  33. Gina Bean

    I follow on Twitter

  34. Gina Bean

    I subscribe via email

  35. Brigitte

    Looks like a useful read!

  36. This is something I’d like to know more about.

  37. I subscribe via email.

  38. I follow on twitter.

  39. Have a few thoughts on blogs and had planned to start the “research phase” this weekend. This would be perfect way to start my next adventure!

  40. Mary W.

    I would love to win this one!

  41. Sounds like a great book

  42. I subscribe via email.

  43. Yes please!

  44. This could be interesting as I was just let go from my job. Yes, I am looking at the remaining snow on the mountain tops as I type this. :)

  45. Email subscriber

  46. C. DeFrancesco

    Need a jumpstart!

  47. I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve been thinking about blogging for quite some time but never knew how to get started. I’ll probably buy this if I don’t win it but, hey, free would be good! Thanks!

  48. Sounds interesting!

  49. I just liked on FB and I’ve been following you on Feedly. This book could help me take it to the next level. Thanks.

  50. christy

    I follow your website, it’s on my favorites board (I don’t use twitter or facebook). This book would be great to have. I will be moving to a rural area soon and would like to work from home with one “revenue” stream being blogging.

    Hope I win :)

  51. I do a lot of freelance writing, but starting my own for money is a dream of mine. I’ll take any help I can get!

  52. I would just love to win this e book and will have my fingers and toes crossed. I have just discovered your blog and am really enjoying your posts.

  53. Don’t forget me!!!!!

  54. I’m a facebook follower!!!!

  55. I subscribe via email!!!

  56. Vicky Fox

    I’d love this :)

  57. I want you to interview whoever wins this in six months and let us know how this book helped them ( followup).

  58. Yes, please; I follow via email!

  59. Let’s give it a try.

  60. Kim Kelley

    Sounds interesting!

  61. Thanks for mentioning. I was catching up on some old posts on your blog and noticed this.

  62. I’ve been wanting to read this book.

    Yes, follow you via e-mail.

  63. yep, follow you via Facebook, too.

  64. Looks like a good book

  65. I follow on FB

  66. I follow on Twitter.

  67. I follow by Email.

  68. Cynthia Richardson

    Email subscriber – Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org
    Twitter follower – @hofken

  69. Cynthia Richardson

    Facebook follower – Cynthia M Richardson

  70. Cynthia Richardson

    I also follow Crystal’s blog and would love to read her book.

  71. Laura Patterson

    Thanks, would love that book

  72. Sonja J

    This sounds great!

  73. Sonja J

    Also a Facebook follower :)

  74. Love your blog!

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