Are You In It To Win It?

It’s that time again – yet another guest blogging contest is full speed an underway over at Blog Engage, the social bookmarking and voting community dedicated to bloggers.

About the Contest

This contest is through October 31st, and to enter, simply write one post (or more) between 450 to 1,000 words on topics that are interesting to the blogging niche, including social media, SEO, and making money online. Learn more about the contest on the first official post, tips and answers, finer details, updates, best entries so far, how to be a winner, and latest updates.

My Entry

I really can’t resist these contests! My entry for this contest is the Truth About Making Money Online. This post was inspired by a simple status update by Danny Brown. It takes a look at the expenses that come with making money online, aka the flip side of the all of the monthly income reports that you see on various blogs, and poses an important question:

Is your making money online strategy profitable? Are you actually making money blogging, barely breaking even, or simply losing money online?

You will find out how to find the answer to this question, why you should not be discouraged if it is not the answer you wanted to find, and how to determine what monetization projects and ideas you have for the future will be the most effective based on the amount of effort they will take and the associated costs to implement them.

So if you are into making money online and turning your blogging into a successful business, this post is definitely for you!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi!
    There seems to be some captcha issue on BE, so I’ll post my comment here:

    What a pleasure to find the amazing Kristi of Kikolani guest-posting here.
    I’d like to briefly add on the following of your many points:
    “Your first stretch online will essentially be building a positive online reputation and community more so than making money”.
    The most important achievement for a blogger is readership. It’s a form of para-social relationship, I suppose. It is as hard to obtain as it is to maintain, sometimes. That’s why I think it is an ongoing effort, and not merely the first stretch. It’s not as if after we’ve established a base of loyal readers we stop trying to expand it or to retain the existing subscribers.
    On this same note, when monetizing works its way into the equation you must keep the good of your “flock” in mind when deciding to recommend a product or whatnot. There has to be actual value in it for your followers if you’re to maintain a positive virtual relationship with them.

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  2. says

    Hey Kristi! Great to see you always spreading yourself nicely around the entire community and getting such a large scope outside of your blog. I really liked enjoyed your guest post entry, hope you do really well in the end and get that W! 😀

    Till then,


  3. says

    I enjoy guest blogging even without rewards like these. It gives you an opportunity to reach a new audience that could start following you and you get a link back to your site from the resource box! I just wish I had more time to write content for other sites.
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