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Congrats to the Winner of Donna Freedman’s New Online Writing Course!

And the winner of the “Write a Blog People Will Read” Giveaway, generously donated by Donna Freedman, was…

***T (entry #5 chosen by***

Congratulations, T, and we hope it helps you succeed!!!

If you didn’t win but still want to take the course, click on this link.  If you sign up using that link from BFS to Donna’s course, she’ll send you a $20 Amazon Gift Card after your purchase!!!

Happy Monday, everybody!!!


More info on the course:

Write A Blog People Will Read is a 12-part online course that draws on her 31 years of professional writing experience (including eight years online). Because I’ve been so busy with pet sitting through Spring Breaks and recovering from my stupid back problems, I haven’t had time to read through it yet.  So I’ll let a few other people give you the skinny:

Phil Taylor, PT Money and FinCon founder: “Don’t waste your time creating the wrong type of content. In this course…Donna goes the extra mile to teach you exactly how to create engaging content that is going to keep your readers coming back. As a bonus, she provides some solid strategies for sticking with it. New and experienced bloggers can both benefit from Donna’s advice.”

Will Chen, Killer Aces Media: “Donna Freedman is one of the best writers in the blogosphere, and a great measure of Wise Bread’s success is due to her tutelage and insight. Her wonderful writing course offers unique tips for bloggers in every genre. ‘Write A Blog People Will Read’ is required reading for anyone interested in taking their blogging to the next level.”

Liz Weston, Reuters columnist and personal finance book author: “If you want to be a writer, take this course. Donna Freedman has 30 years of writing experience, and it shows. The woman knows how to tell a story. She also knows about reporting, interviewing, generating ideas, developing a voice, organizing your time, and balancing your day job with your personal passion. ‘Write A Blog People Will Read’ can teach you how to craft an irresistible tale and also offers valuable info on how to create a writing life that meshes with your real one. P.S. The course is useful for writers of all stripes — not just bloggers.”

Linsey Knerl, Knerl Family Media: “One of the most challenging parts of blogging is coming up with fresh ways to share ideas with readers.  Donna’s inspiring tips for projecting personality – while maintaining professionalism – are tools that bloggers at all levels can use EVERY DAY. I wouldn’t hesitate to follow her advice on anything related to writing; unlike many other “experts” with courses, she has years of success in an ever-changing industry with which to teach others. Learning to adapt is key, and Donna embraces change while never compromising on her values.”

FYI:  I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year.  I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home.  If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!).  Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!
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