When I started my first blog in 2007 I had no idea how much it would impact my life. I didn’t know that it would turn into a full-time business that would last for at least the next decade, and that it would change the financial situation of my family.
Blogging is a dream job for a lot of us, but it’s still hard work. Fortunately, there are resources that make it easier and more profitable.
Over the years there have been a number of tools and resources that have made my life easier helped me to grow my blogs faster. On this page I want to highlight 15 different resources that can help you to grow your own blog, and make money from it.Continue reading
When it comes to saving money, anything that you can do to reduce your monthly recurring bills will have a compounding effect. You’ll be able to save each and every month, have more money to save or use for other things, and the impact on your life can be pretty significant.
One of the biggest bills in many homes is for electricity. Of course, the electric bill will always be there, but there are plenty of things that you can do to save money on electricity each month.
Make a few changes and you should see your bill decrease. You’ll probably even be encouraged to take more cost-cutting measures once you see that your efforts made a real difference.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some things you can do to decrease the amount that you spend each month on electricity.Continue reading
If you’re creating a website or blog today, there is a good chance you’ll be using WordPress to power your website. WordPress is free to use, extremely powerful, user friendly (for the most part), and easy to install on just about any web hosting account.
In my article How to Start a Blog I go over the easy step-by-step process to sign up for hosting with SiteGround and get your WordPress-powered blog set up in just a few minutes, with no need for technical knowledge.
One of the biggest decisions you’ll make if you’re using WordPress is which theme to use on your site. There are literally thousands of different themes to choose from. There are some that are available for free, and others that must be purchased.Continue reading
Gas is a major expense for most of us, and you may feel like there is nothing you can do about it since you need to get around and you have no control over gas prices. But the truth is, there are a number of different ways that you can reduce the amount of money you spend each month on gas.
In this article we’ll look at 20 different tips that will help you to save hundreds of dollars every year.Continue reading
Amazon seems like an unstoppable force at this point. For many of us, Amazon is the first place we turn when we’re looking to buy something online. But in recent years Amazon has expanded into a lot of different markets, including some that you’re probably not aware of.
Of course, this means more revenue for Amazon. But Amazon’s remarkable growth has also opened up doors for anyone who wants to make money.
My wife and I experienced this first hand in 2015 when we built a part-time business that generated $100,000+ per year in profit just from selling on Amazon (keep reading for more details on that).
A lot of these opportunities are perfect as side hustles. They offer plenty of flexibility so they’re great if you’re just looking for some extra money. Some of them also give you the potential to grow it into a full-time income.Continue reading