Help for would-be bloggers.

Interested in not just starting but also “monetizing” (ugh — hideous neologism!) your own site? You need this week’s giveaway.

It’s a copy of “How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog,”  an e-book by Crystal Stemberger. The author, who owns or co-owns eight sites, offers how-to advice on everything from choosing the right title to how much you should charge for ads.

Important safety tip: Not everyone makes much (or any) cash from blogging. Stemberger herself cautions readers, “Don’t be in this for the money.” But if you have something to say and would like a shot at earning even a little extra on the side, knowing what to do — and what not to do — will certainly increase your odds. “How I Make Money Blogging” will be a big help to you.

And if you aren’t this week’s winner but still want the book? Please consider ordering it from the HIMMB widget on my daughter’s website, I Pick Up Pennies. (Look over on the right, over the “Recent past” section.) Use the coupon code “thankyou10” to get $10 off the sticker price.

To 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 9 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Tuesday, Oct. 30. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, I’ll pull another name.

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  1. Christine

    Sounds good to me!

  2. Christine

    Email subscriber 🙂

  3. Christine

    Follow you on Facebook and love your work!

  4. Yes please!

  5. Also a facebook fan

  6. Thanks very much!

  7. Sheila m

    Sounds like an interesting and possibly profitable read.

  8. I have huge admiration for Crystal! And she is lovely and down to earth in all the dealings I’ve had with her.

  9. I’m also a current RSS subscriber 🙂

  10. A great book to own!

  11. RSS Subscriber

  12. Count me in–would love to tell everyone my opinion without being asked… LOL!

  13. average guy

    i’d read it

  14. CeridianMN

    Comment to enter here.

  15. CeridianMN

    Comment as RSS subscriber here.

  16. I would love that book.

  17. I follow you via email and you are on my blog roll.

  18. Yes please Donna! I would like to read that book.

  19. It’s always something, eh? I think the word neologism is just as hideous.
    I read you on the email.

  20. Elizabeth

    Souns like helpful reading! Thanks.

  21. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  22. Would love to win this book. That said, I am directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy and expect to be without electricity for (maybe) the next week…….ugh.

  23. I would love to read Crystal’s book.

  24. I subscribe via RSS feed.

  25. I follow you on twitter.

  26. email subscriber and now I commented. would love this

  27. Monica Garrison Reusch

    Looks interesting. 🙂

  28. I’d like to get a crack at Crystal’s book! Please enter me.

    (But please forgive me if Hurricane Sandy knocks out our power and I’m not able to respond in time if I’m selected. I *think* last night was the worst we’re going to get from her, but with hurricanes, you just never know.)

  29. I would love to win a copy. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  30. Book sounds interesting, subsribe by email.

  31. I’d love to win this book!

  32. Karen Wheeler

    This is a very valuable prize. I hope to win this one.
    Thanks for all your great blogs.

  33. Sounds good!!

  34. Interesting.

  35. Facebook too.

  36. Looks interesting ,Got a sister who is trying to blog.
    Subscribe via FB

  37. I would love to win this.

  38. I subscribe via email.

  39. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. I subscribe through RSS!

  41. Caroljean

    I would love to win this book,. I know that only woth hard work and a lot of luck do you make anything.

  42. Caroljean

    I am an e-mail subscriber

  43. Caroljean

    I follow you on facebook

  44. Caron Currie

    Please put my name in the hat! Thanks a bunch!

  45. this sounds like a great book!

  46. Kathe Morton

    Just found you! Be very frugal to win a book about a new interest I’d like to learn. Thanks.

  47. Me! Me! Me! 😉

  48. How timely. I was just thinking about making changes to my blog this morning.

  49. Love a giveaway!

  50. Already follow via Twitter.

  51. I’ve heard so much about this book, and I had the pleasure of meeting Crystal at #fincon12!

  52. Steve Bootsma

    Would love to receive the book, sure hope you’d mail to Canada.

  53. I follow you on facebook. Sounds like a book I need.

  54. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber.

  55. An entry for me!

  56. I subscribe via RSS feed

  57. I follow you on Twitter

  58. Holly Simpson

    Great book!

  59. Would love to give this book a read!!

  60. Anything could help!

  61. Michelle

    Thanks for the opportunity…love your blog.


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