The No-Brainer Blog (a review and giveaway)

by Kristen on December 13, 2012 · 67 comments

in Giveaways

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.

Comments on this entry are closed.

1 Karen December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

would love to read it and get some tips :)

2 Kat December 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think I could definitely benefit from a read like this. :)

3 Jennifer Lange December 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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.

4 robbiekay December 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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.

5 Merrilee December 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Free tips? I’m in. Thanks for the opportunity to make my blog better.

6 Esther McCurry December 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I have been blogging for a while and feel like I could really benefit from this ebook!

7 Mary Beth December 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

This book looks great! I might have to buy it even if I don’t win.

8 The Blonde December 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Yay! finally something for us international readers!:-) Would be lovely to benefit from the e-book!

9 Marguerite December 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’d love to win a copy!

10 Em December 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I’d love to hear what Hayley has to say.

11 Lyn-the lazy December 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I would love to read this!

12 Dawn December 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

This sounds like a great book and would definitely be useful for me.

13 Sarah December 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Sounds like a helpful read!

14 Barb December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I would love a copy of this. My poor blog is languishing away!! Thanks!

15 Annie W December 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

ooo, i need some blog help!

16 Rachel W. December 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I would love to start blogging and am looking for tips.

17 Ashley December 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

This sounds really interesting!

18 Crystal R December 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Would LOVE this!

19 Chandra December 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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!

20 Economies of kale December 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Yay, finally a giveaway for us international readers :) I would love to win a copy to help with my blog, since it’s still relatively new and I’m still learning :)

21 Holly December 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I would love this e-book! I started a blog this summer and need some direction!

22 Jenny December 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’d love to win this!

23 Lisa @ Cents To Save December 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I would love to win this! Fingers crossed!

24 Stephanie December 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Nice! I would read that!!

25 The Greatful Mom December 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I would love a copy!

26 Beth December 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Been considering a blog, so this would be real helpful!

27 Rachel December 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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 :)

28 Beth December 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I just started blogging- what a timely post.

29 Beth December 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I really could use some help with my blog.

30 Super_E December 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

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.

31 Little miss moneyBags December 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

Looks great!! I hope to win!

32 Karen December 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

I’ve been blogging for a long time and would like to change things up a bit. Would love a copy of this.

33 Carrie December 14, 2012 at 12:51 am

Sounds like a great eBook. I’m looking for ways to improve our blog. :-)

34 Ashley December 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

I would love to win a copy :) Thanks!

35 Claire December 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

I’d love a copy of this book so I can learn how to monetize my blog!

36 Jo@simplybeingmum December 14, 2012 at 5:02 am

Yay! A giveaway I can enter! Please count me in!

37 Dana Brown Ritter December 14, 2012 at 6:01 am

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!

38 Live and Learn-Toss and Turn December 14, 2012 at 6:48 am

I’ve been blogging for over a year now and have reached blog fatigue. I could really use some ideas from the outside. Thanks for sponsoring this give away.

39 Kristy K December 14, 2012 at 6:57 am

I would love to win this!

40 valerie December 14, 2012 at 7:21 am

Ha! Blog fatigue. Yes, that’s what I’m battling, too. :)

41 sandra December 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

Enter me please. I’m just starting a blog, and I can use advice.

42 Barb December 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

This book would be mighty handy! Thx.

43 Skirnir Hamilton December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

I would love to read this book as I left a blog back in Wisconsin when we moved that a friend is trying to run and may start one here in Tennessee.

44 Jennifer K December 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

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

45 Sharon R. December 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

Thanks for all your give-aways, Kristen!

46 Mary H December 14, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love a giveaway! Thanks, Kristin.

47 Alyssa H December 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

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

48 Sara December 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

Awesome! This sounds like an incredibly valuable tool! :)

49 Kate Deals December 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I’d love to win.

50 Becky December 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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:)

51 AFS December 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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.

52 Cheryl Sameit December 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Thanks for the opp to win a copy! I’d enjoy getting some tips to get my blog going!

53 Amber December 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Sounds like a worthwhile read.

54 kristen December 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

would LOVE to win. love her blog and really been trying to start one just feel stuck

55 Rebecca K December 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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.

56 ashes December 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I have failed at blogging in the past. Maybe this would help?

57 Meg December 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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.

58 Anita Beagle December 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

This sounds like something interesting to read!

59 Mama Ethiopia December 14, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Since I pretty much have no idea what I am doing with my blog, this would be really helpful:-)

60 Ruth Boncorddo December 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

I love your blog and wish I had one focus for mine. Would love a copy of the ebook to get some ideas. Thanks for all your ideas you have on here.

61 Kim December 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

This is what I need to get off the fence and start!

62 Mandy December 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I would love this. I’he been thinking about starting a blog.

63 Shannon December 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

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

64 Danny December 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’d love to read this too!

65 Kimberly December 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Great giveaway!!!!

66 Madeline December 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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!!!!

67 Amy W December 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Please add my name to the drawing. Sounds like a good read.

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