Book Review: Money-Making Mom

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I fell in love with #MoneySavingMom as a student in undergrad– It went right along with the frugal habits I’d already inherited from my maternal grandmother.

This book right here! Let’s just say, it’s a game changer. I’ve started incorporating many of the author’s tips and I’m already seeing increased traffic on my blog and social media sites.
What really strikes me about this text is this– reading it felt like I was listening to a big sister or close mentor.

Her advice was SO down to earth and approachable and the text really felt like we were just curled up on some comfy seats in one of our living rooms having a conversation. You can’t just create that. That’s a real gift! I’m so grateful for what she shared and the opportunity to review this text.

My top 3 takeaways:

  1. Post frequently. She recommends posting content to your blog,  AT LEAST 3 to 4 times a week.  Before reading this, I thought an average of  2 posts a week was doing OK.  After reading this,  I realized I needed to step my game up. By doing so, I’m generating more traffic to my blog and seeing increased interactions with my subscribers.
  2. Repost your own content. Do you have old blogs that existed before your blog had much traffic?  POST THEM AGAIN. That was a simple suggestion that was so eye opening for me. (And it takes care of one of your weekly blog posts ✔)
  3. Follow blogs and podcasts to stay abreast of current trends.  I’m pretty good at following blogs/bloggers and reading up on trends online,  but I had yet to begin listening to any podcasts. She recommends: EntreLeadership or Brilliant Business Moms.

Ok. That’s it. I’m not going to give away any more of the text. If you want to know more, you’ll have to read it yourself to find out. 😉 You won’t regret it.  I PROMISE ✋👍👌

More about the book (from the publisher):

Book Description:

Entrepreneur, author, and popular blogger Crystal Paine shares the secrets of building income at home, using real life examples to from her own journey in becoming a money-making mom as well as the stories of other women from all walks of life. The nuts and bolts of how to make more money from home are revealed in clear steps that can be immediately and easily put into practice.

But more than just a how-to book for earning extra income,The Money-Making Mom is a challenge to dream big and create a pathway for life. Paine offers examples and insights about what “finding your purpose” can look like in family, career, and service to others. Readers will find inspiration and hope for a life that’s more than “just getting by,” one driven by vision and the freedom to bless others generously.

About the Author:

Crystal Paine is a speaker and author of the New York Times bestseller Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. In 2007, she founded, a site that has since grown to become one of the most popular blogs on the web, currently averaging more than 1.5 million readers per month. She lives with her husband and three children in Wichita, Kansas.