I make $0 writing about my Personal Finance Life
I’m coming up on almost 4 months of blogging, which from what I have seen from my time reading personal finance blogs could be considered a long time, warning I’m just getting started. I have written about budgets, emergency funds, attacking debt, even asked everyone if I made a stupid mistake investing in stock to pay off debt. I have more to share tons of things I have just casualty mentioned. Did you know I work for a bank, run an eBay store, and own rental property?
I love sharing stories that’s what makes personal finance, well, personal. I have shared how I worked for Michael Jordan and have other plans rather than retiring in 12,000 days. I have more stories that I want to share, smart and of course stupid things I have done with money. I want to share it with you.
I have already done some crazy things to save money, the stories and tactics I used are coming. I’ve mentioned how to buy a house smarter than everyone else and cut your car debt in 3 seconds, but I’ve done more. It’s early in the game; I have established a budget and stopped accumulating debt. I’m now paying off that debt at an unbelievable pace; remember I plan to retire early.
I have big plans for this blog, but my first plan is to keep sharing my stories and personal accomplishments holding myself accountable. I want to share with everyone when I pay off my student loan, my rental property, my mortgage, max out my 401K, H.S.A, IRA, and when I reach that point of financial independence I want to share that the most.
The title of this post is how I make $0 writing on this blog, but I lied. I am actually paying money to write about my finances, I paid about a $100 for the year to write about my personal finance life with you. I read through Mr. Money Mustache post on starting a blog and followed step for step, but I used a link from another blogger that I figured could use the money more than MMM, they even promised to help out and get me started, the help didn’t come, not even a response. Let’s just say I’m not going back to their blog, probably ever. I reached out to a couple bloggers for advice just to get started, people who I liked their work or liked their site, you know who reached back? J Money from Budgets are Sexy and Rockstar Finance one of the biggest and best bloggers out there. He gave me what I consider to be the best advice when getting started, “write and get your stuff out there, tell people your story don’t worry about anything else”.
That’s what I’m doing today. I’m sharing my story; I’m not worrying about SEO optimization, WordPress plugins, or where my Google AdSense should be placed. I write this blog because I enjoy writing about my personal finance life, I get paid $0 to do so and less if you count hosting, but I have big plans for this blog, and more importantly I have big plans for my finances. I work on each one every single day. I have not retired early like Mr. Money Mustache, I’m not making $14,937 a month like Making Sents of Cents, and I don’t have a million dollar portfolio like 1500 days, but you know what my story is different, my story is personal, and if you keep reading and following along you will see my progress and know it can be done. I am working on paying all my debt back, becoming Even Steven, and building Financial Independence so I can retire early. Thanks for reading.
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