Make Money Giveaway and Book Review

by Kristina on October 29, 2012 · 5 comments

How I Make Money Blogging

Good Morning Dinks. Today we have a special treat for you. I say that it’s a special treat because today we are hosting a book giveaway and review from one of our very own fellow bloggers; this is very exciting. Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff recently wrote a book titled “How I Make Money Blogging” and she was generous enough to share a copy with Dinks Finance for a review and giveaway.

Some of our Dinks readers are couples without children, some of our readers are fellow personal finance bloggers, and some of our Dinks readers are both. So which one are you?

If you have a blog or if you are thinking of starting a blog then Crystal’s book “How I Make Money Blogging” is a great resource to help you get started and make money blogging. If blogging isn’t your thing but you are ambitious and you want to start your own online business this book can be a helpful motivator to get you started and keep you going.

Crystal’s story is truly inspiring.  She is not a business major and she doesn’t have a degree in management, Crystal is a creative young woman who had an idea and turned it into her full time job.  No one said that being your own boss and starting a business was easy, but once you get going Crystal confirms that you will always want to reach the next level because “success is addictive.”

How to Make Money Blogging

I am not going to spoil the book for you because one lucky reader will win a copy of the book “How I Make Money Blogging” but Crystal’s method of how to make money is very simple, hard work + a lot of dedication + a good idea = money.

No one is going to earn $10,000 in their first month of starting a blog or an online business, but you can definitely earn $100. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to start an online business and therefore your profit doesn’t need to be very large in order to cover your costs at the beginning.

Crystal set specific monetary goals for herself and she did everything that she could to make sure that she achieved them.  Building her blog through guest posts, leaving comments and making direct contacts with more experienced bloggers all helped Crystal grow her blog Budgeting in the Fun Stuff and start making money online.

Book Giveaway to one Lucky Reader

Now it’s time to give away a copy of the book “How to Make Money Blogging”. Click on the Rafflecopter link below and enter for your chance to win.  Rafflecopter is a third-party program that Dinks is using to track the giveaway entries.

You can enter from Monday October 29 to Sunday November 4, 2012.

There are several different ways that you can enter our “Make Money Contest” through Rafflecopter:

You can Tweet about our contest or you can leave a comment on the blog via Rafflecopter. Please note that only entries made via Rafflecopter will be accepted and entered into the contest.

Good luck to everyone who enters. Please share this giveaway with your blog readers. The winner will be announced Friday November 9, 2012.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 G.B. @ In Budgets We Trust October 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

What fun! Of all social circles, I love how supportive and helpful the personal finance community is for sharing blog building strategies. I was just thinking how different blogging is today versus when I was playing around with personal websites in the 90’s. Geocities anyone?

2 Stacy October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Cool giveaway. Thoughts on Crystal having a PageRank of 0 all year though?

I hear it’s because she basically earns the large majority of money arranging low quality links on blogs and taking a huge 25% cut. Why would a blogger want to use her to put spammy links on their sites? I’m reading Google’s TOS and it says they highly frown upon this type of activity. Occasional relevant links fine, but doesn’t look like this is the way to make money blogging.


3 Kristina October 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

@GB – I agree that the PF community is very welcoming and we really do support each other. I don’t remember blogging in the 90s but Geocities rings a bell. I hope you entered this comment through the Rafflecopter link.

@Stacy – I don’t really have a tought about your comment except to say that Crystal is making money from her business and if you don’t agree with it then maybe you shouldn’t use her services and maybe this book giveaway is not for you. Crystal was generous enough to share a copy of her book with Dinks Finance readers and I feel that we should all thank her for that.

4 Pearl October 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

5 Ronalyn October 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

I would definitely be interested in this book!

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