How I Make Money Blogging – eBook Review and Giveaway

 

How I Make Money BloggingThe giveaway is now closed.. Congrats to the winner Edward Antrobus!

This Summer I’m giving lots of stuff away at the Dividend Ninja!  This week I’m getting back to one of my favourite topics – making money online. For most of us, that is the ultimate goal and dream – to leave our jobs and make a full time income online! One blogger who has successfully achieved that goal is Crystal Stemberger. In fact she has been so successful, her husband left his job to come and work for her. ;)

Last month, Crystal released her new eBook – How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. There is certainly an abundance of bloggers with their eBooks, but this one stands out amongst the crowd. Crystal has earned an income that most bloggers can only dream of, and she’s got the track record to prove it. Crystal found early on in her blogging days that advertising and negotiating ads for other bloggers was her road to wealth. She honed her strategy, and then built up her advertising and blogging network. Eventually Crystal was able to earn an income beyond her full-time job.  Now she’s sharing with fellow bloggers in her new eBook how she did it! But the eBook is much more than that. It’s a complete introduction on how to setup your WordPress blog and how to make an online income. This 32 page eBook is packed with detailed info!

Who Is This eBook For?

The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog is an ultimate resource guide for the new blogger. The first 18 pages are devoted to how to setup your WordPress blog, pages and features you need to include, plugins you should use, and all about rankings and SEO. Crystal also covers the importance of how to build your blog and develop a network and community. The second half of this eBook is focussed on how to make money with your blog through paid advertising. Crystal literally gives you her formula to making a substantial online income. Even if you don’t want to run ads on your blog, the rest of the info in this eBook is worth gold!

What’s In This eBook?

This is quite an extensive eBook, and some of the topics Crystal covers include:

  • Why you should use WordPress over Blogger
  • How to get your domain and setup hosting
  • The basics of setting up a blog and what features you must include
  • Building up your blog, community, and making connections
  • Plugins you should include on your WordPress blog
  • All about SEO and rankings
  • All about different types of ads
  • What rates you should charge for advertising
  • How to setup your blog for advertisers
  • How to handle, negotiate, and correspond with advertisers
  • How to track your ad campaigns (excel worksheet included!)
  • Other ways to make an online income, such as writing and being a virtual assistant

A Primer on Paid Advertising

As bloggers, we have all grown to dislike those continuous requests for guest posts and other free links. The vast majority of these are certainly less than credible and risky links to be placing on our sites. But surprisingly many of these requests are credible. Last week I received an advertising request for a high profile software provider. But I wouldn’t have known it, if I didn’t reply back to the email. ;)

In this eBook, The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog Crystal shows you how to setup your blog for advertising. Crystal shows you how to respond to ad requests, how to negotiate your rates, and how to manage your advertising campaigns. If you want to learn how to monetize your site, and effectively manage private advertising on your blog then this is the eBook you need.

Pandas and Penguins

Monetizing your blog through direct advertising can be very lucrative, but you should also be aware of the risks involved.  Just like investing, if you take on a higher return for your investments you also take on a higher risk. Google penalizes sites for paid backlinks with a PR0, and they even hand-check sites. The Penguin Update and Panda 3 Updates this year, was a reminder to bloggers of exactly what can happen.

For this reason (in my opinion) monetizing your blog with paid-links is best left for a secondary blog, and not your primary blog. It’s just safer that way… Having said that, there is a lot of money to be made here, and Crystals’ book can really unlock the keys on how to monetize your site. What I appreciated in this eBook was that Crystal discussed the events around these updates, and how it impacted her clients and business.

The eBook Giveaway

The bottom line is – this is a great eBook!  Whether or not you want to run advertising on you site, there is a wealth of valuable information here.

If you have read this far, then you realize this is obviously an eBook giveaway. I’m pleased to announce I’m giving away one FREE copy of How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog, to one lucky reader – a $27 value! This eBook also comes with an excel worksheet to help you keep track your advertising campaigns.

To be entered in the draw, please do one of the following:

  • Like the Dividend Ninja Facebook Page
  • Follow the Dividend Ninja on Twitter
  • Tweet this post to your followers
  • Subscribe to the Dividend Ninja

Also be sure to leave a comment below, so I know you are in the draw!  (maximum one entry per person)

The draw ends on Wednesday August 22nd, 2012. Good luck everyone! :)

Special Discount

After the draw, I’ll send everyone who commented here an email. I’ll be sending you a $10 discount code so if you don’t win you can buy the eBook for $17 instead of $27 !!

If you want to go ahead and buy the eBook before the draw, then just contact me and I’ll email you the discount code. This discount will be valid until the end of August.

The giveaway is now closed.. Congratulations to the winner Edward Antrobus!

89 Responses to “How I Make Money Blogging – eBook Review and Giveaway”

  1. Annette

    Aug 12. 2012

    OK, I liked the facebook page and I also already followed you on Twitter. Is that worth 2 entries? Speaking as a contester of course, not a dividend seeker

    Annette

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  2. I follow the Dividend Ninja on Twitter

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  3. I’m not applying to win but just wanted to confirm that Crystal’s book is a great guide for a beginner blogger! I’ve read it myself and done a similar review. Just thought it’d be nice to add another person who enjoyed the book’s view :)

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    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 12. 2012

      Hey Lance, thanx for dropping by and letting us know – it’s good to hear another blogger that enjoyed the eBook. I’m going to go check out your review now.

      Thanks again. :)

      Cheers

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  4. Alice

    Aug 12. 2012

    I’ve liked you on FB and following on Twitter! I’ve been blogging for a bit now and would really like to see how I could make more money on it. This would be great!

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  5. Modest Money

    Aug 12. 2012

    Well I was already following you on twitter and was subscribed to your RSS feed. So I guess I already qualify. I’ve got a tweet scheduled for tomorrow morning to help you get a bit more exposure.

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  6. Maria

    Aug 13. 2012

    I get your email newsletter and like you on facebook. I don’t twitter, because I thought you needed internet access on your cellphone for that.

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  7. Captain Awesome

    Aug 13. 2012

    Sounds like an awesome book! Hope I win!

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  8. John

    Aug 13. 2012

    I already follow you on twitter and subscribe to your newsletter! :)

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  9. Brian

    Aug 13. 2012

    I “liked” your Facebook page and receive your emails. I’ll buy the book if I don’t win.

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  10. Steve

    Aug 13. 2012

    Just subscribed to your newsletter. I’m not a blogger but always open to new ideas on how to reach my financial goals!

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  11. Alan

    Aug 13. 2012

    I like you on Facebook just today!

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  12. Liz

    Aug 13. 2012

    Always enjoy your blog Ninja, now I’m “liking” you too.

    Thanks!

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  13. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 13. 2012

    Hey everyone,

    Thanx for the awesome support and all the facebook likes! I really appreciate it. :)

    On the 20th, I’ll send everyone who commented here an email. I’ll be sending you a $10 discount code so if you don’t win you can buy the eBook for $17 instead of $27 !!

    If you want to go ahead and buy the eBook before the draw, then just reply here, or contact me via my contact form – and I’ll email you the discount code. This discount will be valid until the end of August.

    Cheers!

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  14. Edward Antrobus

    Aug 13. 2012

    Already liked on Facebook. Still trying to win this book!

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  15. My Own Advisor

    Aug 13. 2012

    Of course I follow the Ninja!

    Just tweeted :)

    https://twitter.com/myownadvisor/status/235178343941672961

    Great giveaway and congrats Crystal!

    Mark

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  16. Vicky

    Aug 13. 2012

    Count me in please! Tweeted, and already follow and liked. Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies! :)

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  17. Be'en

    Aug 14. 2012

    Already “like” you and follow you on the Twitter!

    Would love to win this book!

    Thanks

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  18. Bridget

    Aug 14. 2012

    Follow on twitter & tweeted =) I really want to read this book! I outsource some of my advertising to Crystal and she’s been really awesome!

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  19. armaan

    Aug 14. 2012

    Already liked on Facebook, subscribed to RSS – hope to win this book

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  20. I follow a lot of blogs, but I like THE NINJA the best. It’s a great combination of my two interests: dividend investing and blogging. Thanks NINJA!

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  21. Tweeted and already a follower. I hope I win! :)

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  22. Ken

    Aug 17. 2012

    Please enter me into the draw. I have blogged for years but never looked into monetizing the blogs. Thanks.

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  23. Victoria

    Aug 18. 2012

    Follow on twitter (@veveblond03) & tweeted. I also liked your facebook: Victoria Po and subscribed to you.
    I really want to read this book, I’ve herd so much about it

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  24. I’m your new fan :D I hope I win.

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  25. Leslie

    Aug 20. 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway. Following on fb

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  26. Pravin

    Aug 20. 2012

    Nice giveaway.

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    Aug 20. 2012

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  28. Andrea

    Aug 20. 2012

    I’m following Dividend Ninja on facebook

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    Aug 20. 2012

    Follow you on twitter @hewella1.
    I like you on facebook.

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  30. Angela Amenta

    Aug 20. 2012

    Count me in! Really want to know more. Did everything required :)

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  31. Vicky

    Aug 20. 2012

    Just tweeted this. my id is messforless.

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  32. Holly S.

    Aug 20. 2012

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/237731897533419521
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    **email removed**

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    Aug 20. 2012

    like you on fb

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    Aug 20. 2012

    Twitter follower as dewer421

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    Aug 21. 2012

    liked in fb

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  36. Ericka

    Aug 21. 2012

    I like Dividend Ninja Facebook, this would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance!
    **email removed**

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    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 21. 2012

      Ericka, ur welcome! :)

      I’m also going to be offering a special $10 discount code for those who don’t win – so if you really want the eBook you can at least get a deal on it!

      Cheers

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  37. Carly B.

    Aug 21. 2012

    I am a follower on twitter!! I want to win, I started a blog a while ago but never thought about going further with it. Thanks for the chance!

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    • The Dividend Ninja

      Aug 21. 2012

      Carly, your welcome! :)

      And as mentioned in the above comment, I will be sending everyone who entered a special $10 discount code. That way if you don’t win, you can still get an excellent deal on it. :)

      Cheers!

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    Aug 21. 2012

    Like you on Facebook – thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Aug 21. 2012

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    Aug 21. 2012

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    Aug 21. 2012

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    Aug 21. 2012

    This sounds like a great read!

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    Aug 21. 2012

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  45. Carole Ingram

    Aug 21. 2012

    I just recently started a blog and wow, I’m having a real hard time finding sponsors!! I invest tons of time trying but I’m so new, I get overlooked!!! :( This book could help me.

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    Aug 21. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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    Aug 22. 2012

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  66. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 21. 2012

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    Cheers

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