The No-Brainer Blog (a review and giveaway)

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Ruth B. and Rachel W., the winners of the two copies of The No-Brainer Blog!

The No-Brainer Blog is the latest ebook put out by Hayley, who writes at The Tiny Twig. You might remember her from her other ebook, The No-Brainer Wardrobe.

I got a review copy of this ebook, and I’ve got a couple of copies to give away to you guys too (more on that in a minute.)

Who might want to read this book?

Well, the No-Brainer Blog would be a great read for you if:

  • You’ve been blogging for a while and feel like you don’t have a purpose or sense of direction.
  • You’d like to earn some money from your blog.
  • You’re just starting out as a blogger and aren’t sure what to do or where to go.

Hayley’s book is not a technical manual (Blogging with Amy is your place for technical help!), but rather a guide to finding your blog’s vision, networking with other bloggers, designing a visually pleasing page, using social media, and preventing blogging from taking over your life.

If they’re poorly designed, ebooks are a sometimes a little painful to read (they feel like a really long Word document then!) But The No-Brainer Blog isn’t at all like that…I found it very easy to read on my computer screen.

The ideas that Hayley shares aren’t overwhelming or confusing, and at the end of the book, there are several worksheets to help you work through the process of things like figuring out your vision and choosing some streams of revenue. So, it feels nice and do-able.


You can buy a copy of The No-Brainer Blog for $7.99, which is a small price to pay if it helps you make your blog profitable.

But two of you won’t even need to buy a copy, because I’m giving two away! You don’t have to have an e-reader to participate, since the book is a PDF and can be read right on your computer.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. And international readers, you’ll be pleased to know that this giveaway is indeed open to you. (Woo!)

We’ll make this a quick giveaway, so I’ll close the comments tomorrow night at midnight EST.


disclosure: I received a review copy of this ebook, but this giveaway was not sponsored and all text and opinions are mine. Purchases made through links in this post help to support The Frugal Girl.


  1. says

    This definitely sounds like an interesting book. I’ve been blogging off and on for a couple of years and would love to be more dedicated and focused with it.

  2. robbiekay says

    Enter me! :) My husband is starting a blog and it would be great for him to get off on the right foot. I especially like the topic of not letting your blog take over your life because it seems like that would be very easy to do. Thanks again, Kristen, for hosting a great giveaway and for the chance to enter.

  3. says

    Oh, I would LOVE any help on how to blog effectively. I have 2 small children, love to write, and can’t narrow down what my blog should be about, or how to fit time in to do it without being consumed by it!

  4. says

    I’m intrigued! I’ve blogged off an on for a couple of years, never garnering more than 10 pageviews a day (and usually zero) unless linked by someone else. It would do me good to get some structure :)

  5. Super_E says

    Oh, I’ve started blogs several times and then gave up. I think I really lacked direction in my blog start-ups.
    I’d love this ebook, it may help me get my act together.

  6. says

    Enter me! I have some big goals for my blog in 2013! :) I’m realizing how small the blog world really is. Several of my Allume friends are Tiny Twig fans, and I met the infamous Amy at Allume, too. She is really tall and beautiful and smart, total package. I’d love for you to come next year, Kristen!

  7. Jennifer K says

    I would love to read this. I have been thinking of blogging, but not sure why, how or how to do it.

  8. Alyssa H says

    I am very interested in reading this! I am looking at starting my own blog, and this would be a very valuable resource!

  9. Becky says

    I’m a new subscriber and am enjoying reading through your archives. I gave up my blog about a year ago because of many different frustrations, but have been thinking about getting back to it…maybe this would jump start me:)

  10. says

    I am indeed feeling a lack of direction with my blog. Maybe this book is just what I need. Sign me up please. Since I somehow missed the post on Thursday, I may be entering too late. I sure hope not.

  11. Rebecca K says

    I have been thinking about starting a blog for sometime now. However, I don’t feel I have any specific direction and I’m not sure how it should work. I would love a copy of this book if it can help me gain a little focus…and motivation.

  12. Meg says

    I could totally benefit from this! I would like to make some income with my blog but it’s not really working out that way lol. I think i need to get it going in some sort of direction – but just as soon as I think I’ve found that direction I hit a wall.

  13. Shannon says

    This sounds like a great read! I’ve been thinking about starting a blog and would welcome helpful advise.

  14. Madeline says

    I reallllly need some good practical tips for restarting a blog. I need to learn more and see how others are doing it.Love THIS blog by the way!!!!