Happy Friday everyone! Today I thought we could celebrate Friday with my first ever giveaway and review! Let’s get started.
How I Make Money Blogging Review
Today’s giveaway and review is sponsored by Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff who wrote the eBook How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. At the end of this post you can enter to win a free copy of the eBook which has a retail value of $27.
First let’s start with a bit of background on the author. Crystal started her blog while working full-time. She didn’t know much about blogging and in her first year made around $6,000. She continued growing her blog and online businesses of selling ads and brought in almost $24,000 in the month of December 2011 alone! She has since quit her traditional job and now if self-employed working from home with a hobby part-time job on the side.
On to the eBook. This eBook is more than 10,000 words and over 30 pages on how to start your first blog and make money along the way. This eBook would be a great resource for people who haven’t blogged before and covers topics picking a blog name, host, and hosting platform and what exactly a blog entails. She also includes some key pieces of advice of essential items you need on your blog, how to build your blog, how to make connections with other bloggers and some thoughts on search engine optimization.
She goes on to cover the different website ranks such as Google PageRank and the different types of ads you can sell along with some typical rates for different types of ads. Included with the eBook is a spreadsheet to track your ad sales to make sure you know when they expire or when to ask for renewals. She provides a script to reply to advertising inquiries, other ways to make money online and one of the most important parts, an action plan.
My Take on the eBook
So now that we know what the eBook offers here is my take on it. This book is great for someone who is considering blogging and wants to learn a little bit about how to start a blog and how making money from them works. It provides a lot of information all in one place and even gives you a step by step action item list on how to get there. I’ve already taken a few tips and applied them to my blog and I got the book yesterday!
This eBook isn’t for everyone though. If you’ve been blogging for a while and know about a lot of what the book covers this may be a bit below your level although I’m sure everyone could find something useful. Some of the information on the blog can be found on Crystal’s website by reading through the archives but she does include fresh information that may make the book worthwhile for you. Plus it is all combined in one place and you can’t beat that.
So overall, if you’re really new to blogging or don’t even know where to start this book is worth it. If you don’t like it she even offers a 100% Money-Back Guarantee within the first 30 days no questions asked.
Crystal’s eBook How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog is for sale now for $17 which is $10 off the retail price of $27! This sale only lasts until the end of July so if you’re interested make sure to pick it up before then! Let me know if you have any questions.
But Wait! There’s More!
You can win a copy absolutely free! Just enter below in the Raffle Copter sweepstakes. The giveaway starts today and ends on July 12th. Raffle Copter will draw a random entry and I’ll send the eBook shortly after a winner is drawn. Make sure to comment, tweet, follow us on twitter, like our facebook pages or subscribe to my RSS feed and/or email subscription for more entries.
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Note: I received a free copy of the book in order to write this review. Also, links to the book are affiliate links.