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Thank you so very much for all of your kind words, your Instagram posts, your tweets, your emails, and your sweet words of encouragement about my new book that released yesterday. I spent the day feeling so humbled and touched by you all!

If you haven’t yet purchased your copy of Money-Making Mom and you are looking for ways to increase your income and use your skills and gifts to earn money, you’ll want to go get your copy of the book here.

If you’re still on the fence wondering whether this book would be a good fit for you or not, you can read the introduction and Chapter 1 here.

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You’ll notice that much of what I share in this book is brand-new stories and information — stuff that you’ve not read here on the blog before. I had so much fun digging deep, writing from my heart, and writing new material that has come from years of having my own business and making many mistakes.

I think you’ll enjoy getting a closer look at the behind-the-scenes of what has made successful, as well as hearing about many, many failures I’ve made along the way.

Best of all, this book doesn’t just share my story, but there are dozens and dozens of success stories from many different women who are in different seasons and who have a wide variety of different businesses and income-earning ventures.

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Money-Making Mom is not a book about about making money as a blogger or even just about making money online. Instead, it’s a hands-on manual to help you discover your passions and talents and turn those into a profitable business — whether online or offline.

Woven through the pages is my heart to inspire women to uncover their gifts, use their talents, and make a difference in this world! Because you have a story. You have a message. You have gifts and talents. And the world needs your story, your message, your gifts, and your talents!

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  • Renee says:

    I just read the first chapter of your book. I’m so sad that I can’t continue reading it:) But, I cannot wait until your book is in our budget to purchase. Reading the first chapter left me hungering for more and wanting to do all I can to help supplement our income. I am a stay at home Mom and homeschooling Mom. I love it. And we are working on being debt free. We have a “Dave Ramsey” car now, we paid $500.00 cash for it, and we haven’t taken out anymore debt in over 2 years. People think we are crazy that we aren’t taking out loans to buy a car or a house, but we want to live debt free. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!! Thank you, Crystal for your blog and for your books.

    • I’d love to send you a copy of the book as a gift. Email me your address: crystal @

      • Sheree says:

        You are so sweet to gift your books and courses to some people who are unable to purchase them. It is my desire to be in a financial position of blessing others abundantly someday. Until that day comes, I will bless others in any way I can: a simple smile as you make eye contact with a stranger in the store, a sincere compliment, a note in the mail just to say I’m thinking of you, etc. I am not dismissing the importance of money in our society, as that is how we exchange our services and goods; however, I think it is important to remember we are still able to bless others when we have little to no money. In reading your blog, I think you have demonstrated blessing others in both ways. Thanks for your example and for your transparency in your successes and failures. I look forward to reading your book soon. Cheers!

      • Renee says:

        Thank you soooooo much! You are so kind and thoughtful in all that you do. I know that I may not know you personally, but I feel like I do. I’m sure all your readers feel like they know you:) I love how you bless others and are able to do so because of the way God has blessed your ministry through your blog.

  • Kelly Cox says:

    Crystal, I just read Chapter 1! Fantastic. I love that you bring giving into the equation, so beautifully. I didn’t preorder…AGH! (what was I thinking?!) However, I look forward to getting your book and will promote it. Thank you for Chapter 1 and the intro. I love your passions for debt free living and giving, I share these passions. Blessings to you and will be reading the next few chapters soon!

  • Rachel Wojo says:

    Loving the book, Crystal!! Thank you for sharing what you learn!

  • So excited to get my hands on this book! I’m always so motivated after reading your work. Thanks for inspiring us all!

  • Melodie M says:

    This book has come out at such a perfect time!! My current WAHM job ends in January and I want to start my own business, but am so overwhelmed by all that is needed. Can’t wait to work this into the budget… Or put on the top of my Christmas list :-).

  • wow Crystal! You have invested in all of us so much with your generosity. The information you have written in your book is so valuable. The time you have spent in the afternoons teaching us information that can helps us on our blogs, it is so valuable. Do you know how many people charge a lot of money for the kind of attention you have given us? I hope that in some way, all of us that have benefited from your kindness will in some way be able to let you know how thankful we are. Truly, you are a blessing.

    • You are such a blessing, Keelie! Thank you for how you’ve been such a cheerleader to me recently! It means a LOT!

      • You are welcomed! You have been a huge encouragement to me since I started following you back in 2007? 2008?.

        It has only been recently that I have figured out a way to actually communicate that with you.

        Back in the day, I really didn’t understand commenting on a blog post. Everyone always had such insightful things to say, that I never thought I could really add to a conversation. That and your posts had a hundred bagillion comments, so it took forever to scroll down and say anything, and it felt pointless because who was going to read what I said? Yeah…I didn’t get blog comments, obviously.

        I wasn’t ever into twitter until this year and I’m barely into Insatgram. I only learned how use these platforms now because I have a blog. Periscope is one I just discovered and I love it.

        You’ve been as real a part of my life as a next door neighbor. I am sure you can feel as though you are blogging in a bubble sometimes. Thank the Lord for Periscope though, am I right?!?!

  • Sarah says:

    I really appreciate your kind approach during this book launch. I don’t feel at all like your blog is overrun by news of your new book or that I “must” purchase it. Thank you for treating your readers with respect and love.

  • You don’t know me but we’ve been friends since I had twins five years ago. 🙂 I also had a 20 month old at the time. You were my saving grace and a highlight of my filled to the max, totally chaotic, wonderful days! My husband has received this title on my Christmas wishlist. He has heard your name so much I didn’t even have to explain when I asked for “Crystal’s book.”
    Thank you for using your own gifts to inspire others. I can’t wait to read this as I hope to once again be able to leave the workforce that leaves home and enter the workforce that does not.

  • Su says:

    I just watched you on the 700 Club. Great job!

  • Sarah says:

    I just watched the video of you on 700 Club, and you are so inspiring!! I really want to make changes with the way we spend money as we have come at a time where this is something we need to do seriously. I always try to do the clipping of coupons and deals, but then fall of the wagon at it. I really like your idea giving to those in need and having the peace to do so. I have just printed the first chapter to get started, and see your ideas, with hopes that I can get a copy in the future when it will fit in our budget as right now, unfortunately it is not :(.
    Thanks Crystal for your blog and all you do to help us.

  • Sara Tolliver says:

    I just found your blog through Instagram (I am loving both!) and I am so happy that I did.
    Thank you so much for letting your readers read a chapter of your book for free. I am so excited to buy the book whenever I can afford to.
    I have been off work for a year after several back surgeries have left me unable to work, and as a single mother of 3, it’s absolutely horrifying.
    I have tried to think of ways that are in my physical ability to make money from home and have failed at my first few attempts – I think in part by my lack of passion for what I’ve been doing. It’s so hard to really find your niche in a home business.
    I think your book will help me in discovering what I’m meant to be doing and the rest will (hopefully) fall into place!
    Best of luck to you with your new book; I’m sure you’ll find great success with it. I’ll go back to stalking your Instagram now and catching up on all your blog posts. ☺️

  • Amy says:

    Hi Crystal! I am SO grateful that you posted Chapter 1 online. Before I read it, I wasn’t planning on purchasing the book since I am not looking to start my own business. However, the sample chapter showed me that the book is SO MUCH more than that. I will be ordering your book soon!

    Thank you for the last 8 years. I started reading your blog in 2008 and tried couponing for the fun of it. I was making decent money, but couponing saved my life when my non-profit wasn’t able to pay me anymore. For 18 months, I operated on a miniscule budget…yet was still able to entertain and host small group using groceries purchased for almost nothing. 🙂

    Then, two years ago I married the love of my life and became a step-mom. I now work more than full-time as a 911 dispatcher working 24-hour shifts, and we no longer have an income problem. I no longer “need” to coupon, but I am unwilling to pay full price after knowing how inexpensively I can feed my family whole, healthy foods! My family’s budget looks COMPLETELY different than it would had I never been completely broke and had I not learned many of the things from your blog. I will continue to work at my job because I love to help people, and I will read your book since I know that it will open my heart, mind, and budget to godly, wise inspirations. Thank you for everything. I hope this book’s successes bless you beyond imagination!

  • Heather D says:

    I can’t wait to read this! I hope it goes on sale sometime before Christmas so I can ask my husband to buy it for my something to read gift! I’ve followed your blog for some time and it’s so helpful. My husband is a pastor and we live on a small income and are trying to pay off medical debt. I recently started working for a direct sales company and hope to help bring in extra income to pay off our debt and start living debt free. I think your book came out at the perfect time!

  • Nat says:

    I just ordered the book.
    I started following your blog in 2008. We were making ends meet but in major debt. We were sinking. You were *such* an encouragement to me and my husband.
    We paid off our consumer and higher interest debt in 2012. We are now working on our student loan and mortgage. We have an emergency fund.

    Exciting to read the book!

  • Beth says:

    I started reading your book with a pencil in hand to make notes and a note book to write out my notes 🙂 I’m a nerd! I wanted to ask you a question. I’ve always loved real estate. I’ve loved the numbers and negotiating etc. And finding my clients the homes of their dreams. I’m a stay at home mom since 2013 when we had our daughter. Big change to work for the federal government to raising a child! LaSt summer, after mulling it over, I decided to go to real estate school. I passed the exam and have been an agent since Aug. I love the flexibility it offers me and that I get to meet new people and share all this knowledge with them. It’s a veryear tough field but I’ve had a few clients and closings. I got lucky early on but now need to hunker down and find new clients. Do you think this falls into what you describe in your book about finding what you’re passionate about? After buying our first 2 homes by owner with no agent I learned a lot on my own and loved it. I’m a control freak so it worked in my favor 🙂 just wanted to get your thoughts on it.

    • I think it definitely could be! It sounds like something you love and are passionate about! Maybe ask those closest to you for their input, too?

      • Beth says:

        What’s funny is that’s what I did prior to signing up for the class! Haha. The only one who swayed me away from doing it was a poker friend/mentor from PA that hashe been doing it for YEARS. she’s like a mom to all of us younger poker players. She said it’s very very hard to get started. But when I told her months later that I took the plunge she was very supportive and excited that I hit the ground running. I have a lot of great support and training in the office I signed with and I love that I can do most of it from home, but the office is there if and when I need it. But with a toddler it’s easier to do from home. Showing homes and going to go open houses are not things I can do from home so that’s mommy’s adult time 🙂

      • Beth says:

        Actually while brushing my teeth this morning, I thought about my neighbors nephew. He’s a state trooper and eligible to retire in a few years. My parents said he got his law degree so he can be a lawyer. He always wanted to do that and now he is when he retires. So I was thinking about going to law school once my daughter is in school. I always wanted to go to law school. And I would definitely want to do real estate law. I worked at a law firm many moons ago and I loved watching the partner that specialized in real estate 🙂

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