How I Make Money Blogging – The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog

How I Make Money BloggingThis week I’m getting back to one of my favorite 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. πŸ˜‰

Last month, Crystal released her new eBook – [earnist_link ref=”how-i-make-money-blogging-the” id=”12684″]How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog[/earnist_link]. 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. Β 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 set up your WordPress blog and how to make an online income. This 32 page eBook is packed with detailed info!

Who Is This eBook For?

[earnist_link ref=”how-i-make-money-blogging-the” id=”12684″]The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog[/earnist_link] is an ultimate resource guide for the new blogger. The first 18 pages are devoted to how to set up 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 set up 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 set up 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

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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 placed 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. πŸ˜‰

In this eBook, [earnist_link ref=”how-i-make-money-blogging-the” id=”12684″]The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog[/earnist_link] Crystal shows you how to set up 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. Β Just like investing, if you take on a higher return for the 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 bottom line is – this is a great eBook! Β Whether or not you want to run advertising on your site, there is a wealth of valuable information here.

88 thoughts on “How I Make Money Blogging – The Beginners Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog”

  1. 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


  2. 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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. πŸ™‚


  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. Hey everyone,

    Thanx for the awesome support and all the facebook likes! I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

    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.


  8. 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

    • Ericka, ur welcome! πŸ™‚

      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!


  9. 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!

    • Carly, your welcome! πŸ™‚

      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. πŸ™‚


  10. 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!!! πŸ™ This book could help me.

  11. This sounds like a great way for this disabled. stay-at-home-mom to make some extra cash!! Thanks for the offer!!

    Rhonda B.

  12. I like you on fb! Thanks for the giveaway! I have been wanting to start a blog for a while now but had no idea where to start.. I think this book is what I have been waiting for!

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