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Who wants to win $1500???!!

Who wants to win $1500???

Giveaway closed. The winner is: Crystal (rcworkshop2012@). You should have received an e-mail with details on claiming your $1500.

After years of learning, experimenting, and making mistakes. After months and months of brainstorming and writing. After weeks and weeks of edits. After days and days of preparation… THE BOOK IS DONE and it’s available in stores nationwide today — as well as being available on & more sites online!!!!

This book is for every woman who has ever wished she could make a difference, ever wished that she could live a life that matters, and ever wished that there was a way to use her gifts and skills to make an income while making an impact.

It’s really surreal to think that the girl who just wanted to find a way to bring in a part-time income 10 years ago, is now releasing a BOOK on how women can make a part-time or full-time income from home. Truly, God does exceedingly abundantly above all we can ever ask or think!

Get your copy of Money-Making Mom

Why We Launched This Book in a Different Way

When our team was brainstorming what we wanted for this book launch, my heart was really to have it be a quiet launch. By that, I mean that I just didn’t want to jump through a bunch of hoops — or make you jump through a bunch of them.

If you read here, you know my heart and you know what I’m passionate about. I don’t want fancy bells and whistles and gimmicks to try to get more book sales. I wanted to keep it straightforward — here’s what the book is about, here’s my heart behind it, and here’s who it’s for.

The bottom line is this: I only want you to buy this book if you feel it’s truly a good fit for you or someone you know. If it’s not a good fit or it’s not in the budget, I totally, totally get that. And I don’t want you spend your money on it.

Because the last thing I want to do is encourage you to buy something that you can’t afford or don’t need. Whether you buy my book or not changes nothing about what I think of you.

Did you enter to win $1500???

So, with this in mind, I asked my publisher if it would be okay if I did some things different than a publisher would typically expect of an author:

  • We waited to really start mentioning the book until just a few weeks before the launch — because I didn’t want to wear you out with stuff about the book, especially if you weren’t even interested in it in the first place.
  • We only personally asked two people to do anything for the book — Dave Ramsey and Michael Hyatt — both who generously wrote an endorsement for the book. (I know! Was that not amazing of them??)
  • We sent out boxes to a number of my dearest friends and said basically, “Whether you post about this book or not changes nothing about our relationship. So there is zero obligation for you to write about this book because I totally get that you get lots of books in the mail and I want to release you from any sort of guilt over needing to write about this book or promote it in some way.”
  • And instead of writing a bunch of blog posts leading up to the launch, I shared that content in my afternoon #MoneyMakingMom Periscopes because I figured the people who were interested in it could show up to those voluntarily.

But I did want to do one big giveaway — something that every single reader could benefit from. We talked about a lot of different ideas, but finally landed upon one that I think every single one of you will be excited about — whether or not you need a copy of Money-Making Mom.

Did you enter to win $1500???

Yes, I’m Giving Away $1500!!

So who wants to win $1500??? One reader will win a $1500 Visa gift card this week and I can’t wait to see who wins!

We’d love for you to use this money to fund a new business, expand your business, pay down debt, invest in something, or use it in some way that will make a big impact on your family and others.

This giveaway is generously being funded by my publishers and they’ve asked if we could ask you to do one of three things to enter the giveaway. I know I don’t usually ask you to anything in order to enter a giveaway, but we want to honor their request. I hope that you’ll maybe want to spread the word about this book to those you know who might be interested in it, even if it’s not a book you need to read right now.

So in advance, I want to say thank you for your willingness to participate in a giveaway that does have a few “hoops to jump through”. It’s not our usual method, but thank you for grace for this special exception.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fineprint: Must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win. One winner will be chosen at random. If chosen, the winner must complete a tax form for Thomas Nelson Publishers before the $1,500 gift card will be issued.

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  • Paige says:

    I was lucky enough to be apart of your launch team. As a new blogger this book came around right when I needed it the most! It was a great read and I also enjoyed reading about your struggles because it helps me to see this wasn’t a easy journey for you, there were lots of bumps along the way! I love that you are doing this money giveaway! God bless you and all that you do Crystal!

  • Danielle says:

    Wow! Thank you for offering this! What a blessing it will be to the winner.

  • Samantha says:

    My book is fresh from my mailbox. I cannot wait to start reading this tonight once the kids are in bed!

  • Kandace says:

    I was also part of the launch team. This book is wonderful! i printed and read the PDF as part of the launch team in no time, and I just received the book in the mail today. Could not have come at a better time. My husband was just notified last Monday that his position at work will be eliminated, effective Dec 1. We’re a one income family so it’s been a stressful, soul-searching kind of week. I’d love love love to win this giveaway. Thank you for what you do for so many!

  • RaShell says:

    Wow! What an amazing and generous giveaway. I was blessed to be a part of your launch team. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to read and promote your book. I have followed you since the very early years and I remember every one of your first blog attempts. You are such an encouragement to never give up! Thank you for being used by the Lord!

  • Hi Crystal!! I just wanted to pop in and say , “Hey!”, and that I miss you!! Haven’t had the pleasure of seeing you at Allume in a few years and I really miss you!!

    I pre-ordered your book a couple days ago and am excited to dig in. My husband and I have a little dream to add on to our home, a couple of extra bedrooms so our growing children can spread out a bit, and we’ll have plenty of guest rooms in the future for grandchildren. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, too! 🙂

    Looking forward to your next ‘Scope! They are awesome!! Thanks for investing in us. 🙂

  • Donna says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your book! As a member of the launch team, I quickly read and knew that this book would help me re-focus on where I am. I’ve had a few failed attempts at creating a business from home. This past time, I was incredibly close to a big contract with a church-based publisher for merchandise sales. I still don’t have any “no” for that deal, but have pretty much lost faith that the “yes” will arrive. Waiting around for this has really caused me to get into a funk — BUT, your book has helped me get back in the saddle again. Thanks a million, Crystal!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve really learned a lot from you over the course of this past year. Last year, my husband’s business started struggling, and even though I work full time, we’ve had a really rough year.

    I’ve implemented a lot of tips about reducing our spending, taken on a weekend job, and asked my family to do without a lot of stuff that they’re used to.

    Thank you for always taking the time to share your life, the ups and the downs. It’s nice to read about a “regular” person who has the same struggles as some of us.

  • Melissa Boland says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Beth says:

    Thank you for this offer! I have followed along for a few years. Your story of the basement apartment has always been in the back of my mind. It was one of the reasons we stopped paying for many extras that were just a waste of money. We try to be frugal now, especially never eating out for meals, and honestly we don’t miss it! Saving money is the bonus!

  • Rocío says:

    Dear Crystal,

    I have been in touch with your team in order to figure out how to buy your book for Kindle. Nevertheless, even though I’ve been able to buy your previous books (I LOVED “Say goodbye to survival mode”), I cannot understand why this time it is impossible to get it in electronic format. Besides, even if I wanted to buy a hardcover copy directly from you, it is not possible, as you appear as a restricted seller in my country (Spain). Please bear this in mind. Even though I understand that your main target may be the US, you have readers in other countries who would love to enjoy your new work.



    • I am so sorry for the issues! My publisher is the one who handles all of this so we don’t have say over this, but I think it might be because the Kindle/hardback version isn’t coming out until December in some of the other countries? I have no idea why, but that seems to be the case. Is that what’s happening for you?

  • Mandy says:

    I am stalking the mailbox waiting for my book to arrive! I would use the money to replace our 8 year old computer, which we use daily for business and homeschool! Thanks so much Crystal!

  • Crystal Congratulations!!! I love, love, love the book and am so excited to see so many Mamas who will have so many more options for themselves and their families. It has been an honor to be on the Launch Team and I’ve learned from the other members and your amazing team. Joy and Andrea are truly a “joy” to work with inspire me with their level of service.

    I could definitely benefit from the Visa card for my business. I was a little confused. When I click on rafflecopter does it post on my behalf to twitter and FB or do I need to do that on my own and just check the boxes on rafflecopter?


  • debbie says:

    Congrats! I have been an avid reader for many years. This is wonderful news!

  • Kim says:

    Crystal, I just wanted to say, “Congratulations!” I’m so genuinely happy for you. Thank you for sharing in your journey. I’ve learned a lot about what it takes because of it.

  • I am so happy that I could help to promote your book. So excited to see it here now. 🙂 Yay! Congrats. I love the book and all of your Periscopes.

  • Brecklyn says:

    I just want to thank you for being a bright spot in my life, and helping me have the courage to get out there and follow my dreams. You are amazing!

  • I feel like I’m such a stalker, but I can’t tell you enough how much of an encouragement you have been to me over the years. And, right as I’m really trying to invest more time in my blog, your book launches and you have been scoping about ways to make money from home. God is using you to encourage me and inspire me to set some real blogging goals and get to work on them. I ordered your book the other day and can’t wait to get my hands on it. I also just started reading “The Best Yes” and I feel like these books are going to go well together for where God has me and my passion for blogging. Thanks again for taking the time to pour into those of us who desperately need some gumption to get out there and DO THIS! 🙂

  • Brigett says:

    First congratulations on such an awesome book launch! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the launch team. God has and is continuing to use this book and this experience to teach and grow not just my blog but me as well. Thank you for being so real and generous! May God continue to bless your family and this ministry!

  • Amanda says:

    I want to win! 🙂 Thank you for this opportunity but thank you MORE for writing this incredible book. I was also part of your launch team and am a raving fan of this book for moms who want to earn extra income for their families. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Robin says:

    I just can’t get enough of this message! To be intentional in all that we do! To make a difference!

    Thank you for making a difference in my life! And thank you and your publisher for giving away such a generous amount!

    Congratulations on you book launch! It’s a real gem!

  • Kelly S says:

    I preordered the Kindle book, so I was so excited to download it this morning! I try to squeeze in 15 minutes of reading time during my girls’ nap time each day, so I enjoyed reading the first part of the book and answering the question about what financial freedom means to me. That was a helpful exercise! (And I so appreciate the specific instructions to use my device’s notes function, as I wouldn’t have thought of that otherwise!)

    I am not yet a money-making mom, and I’ll be honest, I haven’t really thought of myself as one… my husband works for a missions agency, so we are well-supported (though modestly supported) by the donations of friends and family. So, sometimes it has felt a little funny to try to wor/earn extra money, because I don’t want to seem like I don’t appreciate their support or God’s provision.

    Doing that exercise about financial freedom helped me see that there are some things I really think we “need” + a few things we want + a desire to bless others (both through donating more than 10% and also through being able to treat a friend to lunch on her birthday, and stuff like that.

    Look forward to reading the rest! Thanks for the great giveaway and book!

  • Lisa Suit says:

    I was blessed enough to be on your launch team, and I can’t begin to thank you enough for writing this book. I have started working on items to start my etsy shop and I have a much bigger vision after reading your book! My husband has been without work for almost three months, and your book came at the perfect time to help us change our lives!

  • Donna Lemmer says:

    I was also blessed to be a part of your launch team. Crystal you touch so many people with your easy way and belief that we can do things we might think we can’t. We all really can have blessed fulfilled lives and help others have the same. Blessings to you and your family and thank you for letting me spread the word about your book and work.

  • Donna Lemmer says:

    I was also blessed to be a part of your launch team. Crystal you touch so many people with your easy way and belief that we can do things we might think we can’t. We all really can have blessed fulfilled lives and help others have the same. Blessings to you and your family and thank you for letting me spread the word about your book and work. Congrats on the new book and a great launch.

  • Melanie says:

    I was privileged to be a part of your launch team as well! I think I may have already ordered your free course, so I entered that too. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Judy says:

    So excited to receive your book today!! I would love to win! I’ve been a loyal reader of yours for years and can’t wait to dive in and hopefully start working to become financial free 🙂

  • Margie Lundy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I’m also sharing with other families considering fulltime RVing, as they’re always looking for ways to make money on the road, and they’re always asking how we do it. I think your book will be great for that especially!

  • Amber says:

    This is an amazing giveaway. I would use the money to buy a vehicle as I do not have one right now. My husband works out of town often so I have to depend on my inlaws for a vehicle if I need one. They are great but living 30 miles from town I hate not having a vehicle of my own. My husband was going to bring me one of his work trucks the last time he came home but the engine went in one and the transmission blew in the other, the day before he was set to come home. To win would be such a great blessing to me.

  • Katie says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for all the opportunities to win. I submitted enter on tweet and I hadn’t tweeted yet accidentally, thinking by pushing enter it would send me to twitter. Anyway, I’m wondering what I was supposed to tweet because I can’t get back into the entry.

    • Melia says:

      I did the same thing! Can anybody help us out? What were we suppose to tweet? Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the new book!

  • Linda S says:

    Thank you for offering this giveaway! We put our kids in Christian school this past year and have been struggling to make ends meet. I’m in the midst of starting a business from home and could really use the money to grow the business. I’m looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for all you do!

  • Lori says:

    I am looking forward to reading this book, it will be here soon! I’m already doing okay in my Avon business, but would like to explore some other ideas I have to help the family. We also would like to fix some issues in our house and I think we just need a different perspective to go forward. Thanks for the time you have put into it. 🙂

  • LuAnn Braley says:

    I included those since there wasn’t a spot in the RaffleCopter to copy an paste. Now I’ll scoop my jaw up off the floor after I saw the info about the giveaway! 😉 What a generous prize!

    Best wishes with the new book!

  • Kriss says:

    What are the requirements for entering? I don’t see where they are stated. Did I miss something? I would like to know before committing to doing anything or giving out personal information. Thanks.

  • Rebekah says:

    Wow, Crystal! This is amazing! You are so generous to do this for all of us. I’m looking forward to reading the new book. You are an inspiration! God has so blessed you, and it’s wonderful to have watched your journey from afar.

  • Veronica C says:

    Great prize. Look forward on those 5 day course for free. Thank you for this opportunity. : )

  • Janet says:

    Okay, so I clicked on the Facebook method of entering and I accidentally entered without completing my part. Could someone tell me please what I was supposed to post? I want to be honest in my entry.

    • Karen says:

      Same here … It was a little confusing. I wasn’t sure if you had to do those three things to enter or if signing in was enough.

      • You can choose any of the three things — and you’ll get one entry per item. I don’t usually host these kinds of giveaways, so I’m learning right along with you! 🙂

        • Janet says:

          It’s that I accepted and said I posted to Facebook accidentally without seeing what I was supposed to post. I’d like to post it and fulfill that obligation, but I can no longer see what it was I was supposed to share. Sorry to be so goofy about it!

  • Kerry Hunt says:

    Great book! I’m well into planning my new online business. It’s a bit scary, but with all your encouragement and guidance I feel I can really do it! Thank you Crystal! And thanks for a chance to win a gift card too–awesome!

  • Darcy Hicks says:

    I think you have done a fabulous job on the book launch. The periscopes have been so awesome! While I am not in a place yet to order the book, I can’t wait to put it on my Christmas list and hopefully read it then! Also, what an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter!

  • Eryn Lynum says:

    Crystal, I am so excited for your new book! I just ordered it. I started my own business one year ago, doing web design and social media marketing. Just in the past few months has God opened doors for me to align this work with my passion. He has given me several opportunities to come alongside of other writers, freeing them up from the overwhelming task of creating their blogs and websites, so that they can focus on what they really love–writing! It is truly incredible to watch God align our passions with our work. I am so excited to read more about how He has done this in your life, and to learn from your experience! Thank you ahead of time.

    Eryn Lynum

  • Amanda W says:

    i can’t wait to read your book! Congratulations!!! I would love to win the contest and surprise a friend with a ticket to the She Speaks conference next summer!

  • Chelsea says:

    What a generous giveaway! After reading your book, I know exactly how I would invest this toward my business, but I know that God has a specific plan for who wins this and how it will be used. Thank you so much for allowing me to part of the launch team. I was happy to help. I pulled the trigger to set up an actual website for my business today instead of relying on an Etsy page. Here we go!! 🙂

  • Kathy says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the picture of you in the blue that popped up on my facebook post. It is a very becoming color on you and a beautiful picture.

  • Heather N says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. We just decided to adopt again. Adoptions are expensive and a $1500 gift card would be a HUGE start. We are ready to give a child a forever home and surround him or her with love. I wish you the best on your book launch. Please send good wishes to us as we start our journey too!

  • Crystal Blosser says:

    yikes! I accidentally clicked out of the enter the free trial course thing and now I can’t access the link to sign up – mind posting it again?

  • amanda says:

    Thanks Crystal for all your efforts to encourage moms and their desires/needs to develop businesses of their own. I started reading your book this morning. Your point on passion for your business is spot on.

    I tried to have a craft business and was able to seek out some money. I learned about marketing and sales from that adventure.

    But when God closed one door and opened another with my passion, is when my business took off. Now I have the privilege of helping families plan vacations and return with lasting memories.

    It is hard work, but I am so blessed.

    Thank you again for having a strong voice –

  • Thea says:

    I have done Dave Ramsey’s FPU. However, I am excited about reading your book. I love hearing how other moms do “life,” financially, practically, etc…
    Thanks for sharing. :o)

  • Christina says:

    It makes me happy to see that you do not pressure consumers to buy a book that they may not need. Like you said, right now it is not in our budget to buy another book. My shelves are overflowing. I would use the money to help pay off the hospital bills we have from my son’s surgery from a broken scaphoid bone. Thank you.

  • Gerri says:

    Well, I entered! I can only hope. I could sure use this money to make a new start. I had to leave an alcoholic husband, lost my home, just lost my job, trying to find a new one, trying to make cash any way I can, eBay, making jewelry, yard sales, etc. I’m always looking for legitimate ways to earn money working from home. I’ve spent many hours searching online for any way possible to make a few extra bucks. I honestly can’t even afford the book right now, but will be checking in to your blog on a regular basis for ideas, coupons, recipes, whatever you have to offer.

  • Malissa says:

    Sorry but can someone copy and paste what we were supposed to put on facebook? I thought it was going to do a pop up that went to facebook so now it won’t let me open that part of the rafflecopter so I can share it 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    I am very much looking forward to your book, especially since I’ve always loved your blog and bundles opportunities. Unfortunately I missed out on applying for the launch team but I save all of your blog posts to re-read for reminders and inspiration.

    My husband started his own business this year and it’s struggling and I’m only able to work part-time with our son’s therapy schedules. He has autism and a few months ago we found out he is losing his sight. I’m resuming helping other families fight for benefits since we had to fight so hard and you should always help others when you can.

    The last 6 years of our lives were turned upside down not only with the autism, but losing our home, my 3 back surgeries in 15 months, losing a child, my husband’s neck fusion surgery, my car accident, uterine surgery, my grandmother’s passing and my cardiac surgery this year.

    I’m telling you all this because I want to thank you from my soul for what you do every day. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read your blogs and it helped me and not to just save money (which has helped us so much!) but emotionally and spiritually.

    God bless you and your family!

    • Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement! I’d love to mail you a copy of my book as a gift. Let me know what your mailing address is and I’ll get that sent (crystal @

  • Charlotte says:

    I am so excited for you and thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I hope the book knocks the charts off!!

  • Hannah says:

    I have just ordered your book in The Netherlands. Can’t wait to read it and be inspired. I will spread the word!!! Thank you very much for your inspiring words. Lots of love from a Dutch moneysavingmom follower.

  • CrisSy says:

    so excited for your book! Praying it touches many lives!

  • Patti P says:

    So excited for you! Looking forward to listening to the book.

  • Kelly says:

    Hey Crystal! This is so exciting!! I do have a question, though… I took the ecourse a couple of weeks ago, so does that count for raffle copter or should I sign up again? Thanks!!

  • Jess says:

    Congratulations on your book! How very exciting! I look forward to reading it.

  • Katie Wagner says:

    Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!! Very kind of you! I can’t wait to read your new book! Keep up the amazing work and many blessings to you!

  • Jackie says:

    Love your blog. I know this book is going to help a lot of women out there!

  • Kelly says:

    LOVE your blog
    your book looks AWESOME!!
    hope to win!

  • Melissa M. says:

    What a blessing this would be! Thank you for a great blog!

  • jen keith says:

    Please remove my name from the Visa Card contest. I think I messed up and entered twice or not at all…thanks.

  • No idea if I am entered or not. I clicked on the things, but now…am I entered?

  • I’m going to see if our library has your book – my husband has been out of work for a while, so I am not spending on anything I can do without – looking forward to reading it, though. 🙂

  • Rebekah says:

    What a blessing you are to others. I have seen several times how you are willing to gift books to others. I love your generous spirit and hope I will be in a place to bless others financially the way you do one day.

  • Marie says:

    Thank you.

  • Anna says:

    Congrats on the book coming out!

  • Lyndsay Wilson says:

    I want to thank you for your openness and willingness to be a vessel for Christ to share with moms. Your words are life breathing and thought provoking encouragement day in and day out.
    As a mom who became a stay at home mom later in my kids life I have been so blessed by your teachings and books.
    I thought the transition from full time working mom to stay at home mom would be simple… I ran events for a living… how hard is a toddler and preschooler full time. Yet, in 6 weeks (including Thanksgiving and Christmas), I lost myself, I tail spinned out of control. Nothing was what I thought… I was lonely, disheveled, sleep deprived, holidayed out, an exhausted hot mess….. and meanwhile my husband thought why is this so hard which wa sso discourging…. I had to regroup… your book Say Goodbye To Survival Mode was a huge catalyst to me finding balance!
    I now have a much better rhythm. .. I have outlets that allow me to use my gifts and talents and our children are thriving as I have learned that if I don’t care for myself I won’t have anything left to give. (Shout out to Hearts at Home and Jill Savage too!!)
    I think each mom has to find this out on their own what works… I am thankful that you are there to help Lend advice.
    This new book is imparative to help bridge that work and home life aspects better.
    I am excited to read. Yesterday my sister returned to work after the birth of their 3 month old 1st born daughter. .. this was so hard for her…. she loved her job before, but now her sweetie has stolen her heart and she was so pained to have to leave her. I hope that there will be opportunities that will allow her to stay home and raise her daughter and any other children. I know that finances really dictate her ability and alternatives are what we are looking for.
    Thank you for your passion and dedication! I pray that you will be blessed with amazing favor from on high!!

  • So excited for your book! Congratulations and thanks for all you do!!

  • Nichole says:

    After a very weary night (two flat tires on the way home – with the whole family in the car), I arrived home to a package and it was my pre-ordered copy of your book! I was incredibly excited. After a long day at work and trying experience with the flats involving moving three car seats to my parents’ vehicle to get the kiddos home while my husband waited for AAA, it was just what I needed to cheer me up. I’ve snuck a few moments today to get in some reading and I absolutely love it thus far! This is the first time I’ve purchased something like this from a blog I follow, and I’m so glad I did. It is just like reading your words here on the blog – honest, heartfelt, genuine. I can’t wait to keep reading. 🙂

    • Aw, thank you so much for your sweet encouragement! I’m sorry you had such a rough day, though! 🙁

      • Nichole says:

        You’re welcome! Although 2 flats were certainly not the making of a pleasant event, it worked out pretty well as my mother was coming home behind me so we were able to put all the kids in there while the car was jacked up to change out one flat for a donut (before we knew there were 2 flats!), the man up the road was gracious enough to come out and help us and my parents only live about 5 minutes from where it happened so it didn’t take long for my dad to join us so we could get the 3 carseats into another vehicle and the kids home as quickly as possible. Really, it could’ve been worse! But your book was still a pick-me-up at the end of the road. 🙂

  • lizajane says:

    Wow! Thank you for the opportunity to win. And this is so exciting to see how far you’ve come from the earlier days. I don’t think I followed your blog from the very beginning, but it’s been several years – maybe 5 or 6 anyhow, if that works out right. When did you start, anyhow?

  • Katie Hornor says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! And congratulations on your book. I love following your journey, and trust that we will also be able to bless others someday as you are doing now. God bless you and your family.

  • Lucy Chen says:

    This is the most generous giveaway ever! Thank you, Crystal. I just found out through Michele Cushatt on Instagram, and you’ve instantly turned me into a fan. Shared your message on social, even though I don’t qualify for the giveaway (I’m in Australia). Thank you.

  • Tiffiny says:

    Congrats on the launch of your new book. Hoping at some point to get the chance to get your book. I have been following your blog, which I love BTW. I love your openness and honesty really makes me feel like I can connect with you because I have and still to a certain degree gone through the same things you have talked about even though I haven’t met you. I truly believe that’s what makes your blog so special. Women want openess and honesty which is so hard to find. Thank you again so much!

  • thar says:

    I am so happy for you, Crystal. As a SAHM and home educator of four, I constantly wonder if there is truly a way for me to generate income from home. The Lord knows I’ve tried. But at age 50, it feels like a flicker about to be snuffed out, like this is “just the way it is” for me. I’m not business savvy, and my health doesn’t allow me to take on additional responsibility providing day care, etc. In spite of this, I do try to give to a ministry that is near and dear to my heart in any way that I can. Oh, if I could start over again, with years ahead of me and the knowledge to make the choices that would have served me better where finances are concerned. To be honest, it’s discouraging that my reality is what it is. I’m 50 and time feels against me. I hope younger moms will take your advise and apply it while time is still on their side. I know, from experience, that they won’t regret it.

    • {Hugs!} Have you read about how many people started wildly successful businesses and ventures in the later half of their life? There is a long, long list of them!

      • thar says:

        No, but just reading your mention of it caused me to pause. I am going to do a little searching of older individuals starting their ventures later in life and see where that research leads me. Thank you for (always) encouraging me and so many others. I would like to use my days to the best of my own ability, and your response reminds me that they are, each, an opportunity to be used for God’s good purposes. Be well, and Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family.

  • Cathy says:

    So excited for your great news Crystal. I have read your blogs and books for years. I was not able to get this book since I lost my job in April and money is tight. But I did go through your course and have been brainstorming some ideas. I know that something will pan out and we have learned our lesson and will keep multiple income streams. Your books and website helped us get almost debt free so this season is not as tough as it could be. Again, congratulations and I will get the book as soon as I can afford.

  • amy says:

    Hi crystal I think I messed up when I entered your sweepstakes.. lol.. I just pressed the button thinking it was going to direct me to facebook and twitter but it did not.. so I think that messed me up.. but anyways, I just wanted to congratulate you on your new book.. and to tell you that I have your book “Goodbye to Survival Mode” and I loved it.. Can’t wait to order your new one.. I love your blog and have been following you for years now.. I am so happy for your continued success.. You are an inspiration to me.. Take Care and God Bless!!

  • Theresa L says:

    I’m looking for ways to earn some money from home. I had a Barnes & Noble gift card and your book is on its way to me now. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you!

  • Jeanie says:

    Since I’m at home due to a health condition, I’m looking forward to reading your book to help my family.

    Thank you so much

  • Mary says:

    I received my copy in the mail Tuesday and have been reading it every free moment I have :-)! I’m loving it and can’t wait to see how God leads me to financial freedom through your book. Congrats!

  • Caitlin Jacobs says:

    I think this would be such a great read. Right now I am back in school to be an accountant, but once I have that degree, I would love to be in business for myself selling accounting services, whether as a tax accountant or a bookkeeper for smaller firms that outsource their accounting. I did try to enter the giveaway. I am not on facebook anymore as it is a time-sucker and pulls me away from my children, but I had already signed up for the course. Will the giveaway recognize that my email was already registered for the course?

  • Rachel says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this giveaway!

  • andrea says:

    So looking forward to reading this when it comes to our library :). I really appreciate the way God uses you to encourages others and provide practical steps to put ideas into action. Praying He continues to strengthen and encourage you in this work.

  • Julie says:

    What a fun giveaway! I think I accidentally copy and pasted the FB status into my Twitter account; hope that counts since it wouldn’t let me go back and change it. 🙂

  • Jodi says:

    I am so confused! I entered the contest, and I want to comply with the rules, but it didn’t specify HOW to post or re-tweet! Did this happen to anyone else? I thought I could go back and get the info, but the rafflecopter wouldn’t let me back in to see what to post or retweet! Urgh!

  • Ashley says:

    Thank you for the 5 day e-course! I have been enjoying hearing your thoughts and heart. Scrolling through your comment section, I noticed you offered to give away copies of your book to those without work. That truly touched me. The way you honor the Lord through your hard work and successes is such an inspiration! Thank you Crystal!

    • You are so welcome! And thank you so much for your kind comments! I don’t ever want finances to keep someone from being able to access information that could make a big impact on their lives.

  • Tracey M. says:

    Congrats on the new book! I look forward to reading it sometime soon. I am a single homeschool mom wanting to start a tutoring business. I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway . . . it would be a blessing if we won.

  • Nichole Maddox says:

    Congratulations on your book! I have been following your blog for several years now and even got a work at home job from one of your articles! Money is a bit tight around here so unfortunately I’m not able to buy your book yet. I have taken the 5 day course and hope to implement your advice! Thanks for your dedication in helping us live happy, fulfilled, debt free lives!
    Wishing you continued success and blessings!
    Nikki Maddox

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