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Win Cool Stuff: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row by Yuli Ziv

UPDATE: And the winner is… #24 Sara! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

If you're serious about blogging and want to know how to take your blog to the next level, you've got to enter this week's giveaway! I just ordered my copy of Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row - The Insider's Guide to Turning Your Fashion Blog into a Profitable Business and Launching a New Career - and I picked up another copy to give away to one lucky reader.

Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row is the inside scoop on how to turn your passion for blogging into a lucrative business. The author is someone who really knows what she's talking about, Yuli Ziv, a woman I'm honored to call my friend, mentor and colleague. Based in New York City, Yuli is a fashion media powerhouse. She seriously never ceases to amaze everyone around her. She's founded her own hugely successful blog, My It Things, she started Style Coalition, a network of some of the most influential fashion and beauty blogs which The Budget Babe is proud to be a part of, and she started Fashion 2.0, meet-ups to help fledgling fashion startups get noticed in the industry. And now Yuli has written her first book which is getting rave reviews. Like I said, a powerhouse!

Head to to purchase your own copy of this book, or keep reading to enter my giveaway!

To enter:

  • Tell us one goal you hope to achieve with your blog (no matter how big or small) in the comments section below.

  • Follow @budgetbabe on Twitter and tweet this post using the Twitter button below for one additional entry.

Good luck!

Contest ends 12 noon ET on August 3rd, 2011. Winner will be announced on or before August 4th. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Per usual, this is not a sponsored post, any sponsored posts I do will always been clearly marked as such.

With my blog I hope to help people plan out a good, financially savvy path to their dreams. Without going into debt.
#1 Samantha Scott on 2011-07-27 11:24
I hope to make breast feeding mama's proud of their hard word, choice and dedication to their babies. I want to create mom groups in my area so that we are able to support one and other.
#1.1 Rachel Kampstra on 2011-07-27 12:20
My goal of the blog is to use it as an outlet for my future image consulting business. To provide women with tips and trends for everyone.
#2 Fashion By Alicia (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 12:22
I would love to win this book because I want to start my own book blog. The blogger world is competitive in that there are so many great blogs out there. I want to create something good enough to draw a crowd and I think this book would help.
#2.1 Sashana J on 2011-07-27 12:34
What a great book and it couldn't have come at a better time! I was thinking of revamping my blog and using it as a creative outlet for all things technology, social media and lifestyle. A twenty-something's guide to life in the big city. I could use a little guidance as at first glance it's a bit revamp and a lot of work. Want to ensure I get the foundation right to help grow my blog into a bookmarked, noted Toronto resource.
#3 Aleksandra Stalmach (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 12:59
My blog has changed focus a bit. I started it when pregnant to prove that you can dress for maternity in a fashionable and affordable way. I'm carrying that theme into motherhood, but I want to find new ways to stand out from the pack and keep things as more of a dialogue rather than show and tell. I would love to get some ideas from this book!
#4 Teal @ Expecting Chic (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 13:02
My blog's goal is to show women that you don't need to go shopping every week and you do not need a million dollars to look like a million dollars. I like to show women that you can be creative with the things you already own, it's all about having key pieces and being as creative as you can.

Good luck everyone!! ([email protected])
#5 Nany- Nany's Klozet (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 14:15
As a budding journalist I hope to parlay my blog into a freelance writing career. My dream is to write for multiple publications and my blog is a good way to turn that dream into a reality.
#6 Jennifer Postel (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 14:20
I am just beginning a blog so my first goal is to gain first goal number is 200!
#7 Lindsey on 2011-07-27 14:34
My blog is lacking a focus at this point. It was originally started to showcase my artwork and tie into an Etsy shop, with a few fashion posts b/c I truly am passionate about fashion as much as painting...but wedding planning got in the way (not that I am complaining at all!) I want to focus on building my blog into what I always wanted, and take it to the next level if possible.
#8 Abbey @TheCuriousYellow (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 14:45
I would like my blog to have more direction and drive. I am lacking in both right now, and I would like to just step it up.
#9 Noreen on 2011-07-27 14:53
I truly believe that if you look beautiful on the outside, you'll feel beautiful on the inside, and being confident in yourself is what it's all about. So the aim with my fledgling blog is to help women accomplish this without going into debt. I also aim to incorporate women of various colors and sizes, because beauty doesn't come in "standard packaging".
#10 The Dazzling Diva (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 15:25
I hope to show young women how to find quality, name brand wardrobe essentials that easily be paired with trends, but on a budget! It's true, you can still dress with style and indulge in name brands working in education!
#11 IMPR(4L)ess (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 15:49
I'd like to start a budget travel blog that shows people ways to use airline miles and hotel points to travel for less.
#12 Alexis L on 2011-07-27 16:45
I just set up my blog, but I hope it challenges me and eventually others to work with my body, budget, and time to always look and feel my best.
#13 Kathy (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 21:31
I want to learn how to grow my reader base and add more followers.
#14 designgirl (Homepage) on 2011-07-27 23:57
I wish to accomplish bringing honest words on items I have purchased, won or been given as gifts as well as budget friendly outfits around my style. I wish to find the time to post more as my job/career path is a rather busy one, but once the summer wraps up, I expect to have more time. Best wishes to all, and if not won, I feel this still would be an awesome read!
#15 Katie (Homepage) on 2011-07-28 00:36
The theme of my blog is fashion for under $100, but my goal for this next year is much more concrete. I want to take Thrifty Trendsetters to under 200,000 on Alexa rankings and increase my daily site visits by 25%.

More importantly I want to meet the fabulous women behind the blogs that i read everyday! I think in order to be successful, we need to network, and like the Budget Babe said, no matter how big or small. :-)

#16 Deepa (Homepage) on 2011-07-28 07:41
I would love this book because I want to take DC fashion scene to the next level. i want people to know that people from DC are just as fashionable as those in the major cities. Anyway what a great giveaway
#17 Michelle of Chellbellz (Homepage) on 2011-07-28 07:45
I will love to take my blog to the next level, because I will like to help other's in the same way some of my fellow bloggers have done so far and also I want to help ladies that have been in the same situation as me. There is always life after major weight loss and trust me we all can look fabulous without spending so much money and also breaking the bank with plastic surgery. I will love to share my tips. I love playing stylist with my friends but it is time for me do it as a living. Fashion is my passion!
#18 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2011-07-28 12:41
My blog focuses on the 411 on the latest trends while staying on a skinny budget. I want my site to grow. I just want it to be a powerhouse and provide fashionistas with the knowledge of what style they're craving along with satisfying that craving with something they won't feel guilty about buying.
I made my site for females like me that love to be up on what's going on, but aren't able to splurge. I want my site to be that retail research you hit up before heading to the mall or you head to when you know you want a specific item, but want a steal, not a splurge.

By winning this book, I hope to grow my site and provide budget babes (p.s. you're an icon!!) with the fashion 411 on a skinny budget!
Thanks for the consideration and inspiration!!!!
#19 Jessie Holeva (Homepage) on 2011-07-28 13:29
My Blog is about street fashion so the goal I want to achieve is to expose the world to the various diverse fashions that the state of Colorado has to offer.
#20 CheyWilliams on 2011-07-28 20:11
Some goals I have for my blog are to entertain people and just feature interesting websites and products.

Thanks for the giveaway!
#21 Nikki (Homepage) on 2011-07-29 01:39
#22 What to Wear is a fashion blog that goes beyond trends and deals specifically with how to address your own uniqueness. It's basically a "How to do You" course in a blog. This blog discusses proper fitting, body shapes, coloring, accessorizing and so much more! Answering the questions and challenging some misnomers about what works, or doesn't, for You! This is all about presenting the best You to yourself and to the world around you. Participation is highly encouraged here!
A simple goal is to help other women see their own unique beauty and celebrate that with style!
#22 FGB (Homepage) on 2011-07-29 07:01
i want to inspire more people to craft more
#23 Jessyz (Homepage) on 2011-07-29 14:32
I just want to share what I've bought and what I'm doing with people. I find blogs so helpful and fun and the idea that someone out there could learn something and somehow benefit from a post that I write inspires me to try and keep it updated.
#24 sara (Homepage) on 2011-07-30 05:59
With my blog, my primary goal is to get clients for my Personal Stylist business. I want to help women everywhere, look good and feel great!
#25 Jamie Rose (Homepage) on 2011-07-30 07:55
One goal I hope to achieve for my blog is to refine my style a little more. I'm also hoping for more readers.
#26 Cortney (Homepage) on 2011-07-31 14:24
I have been wanting to start a blog for quite a while now, but I'm not sure where I want it to end up. I realized getting started is the hardest part. It seems like there are so many interesting insights out there, so I have been reading around to see where my voice could inspire others. I would love to be able to have a blog that was able to help me financially while in school, and help me network afterwards... that would be amazing!
#27 TT on 2011-08-01 19:33
One goal that I hope to achieve with my blog would be to help someone out. Even if it's only one person, I would be happy with that. I want my blog to help a teenager dress nice & get her first date. I want my blog to help someone feel beautiful and gain confidence. Although I am just starting off, I plan on continuing with my blog until I have done that. I believe with this book, it will help me gain all the knowledge I need to know so that I can accomplish this goal! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Good luck everyone!

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#28 Kristen (Homepage) on 2011-08-02 08:35
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