The business of blogging is offering a positive impact on the personal finance model for many today. When one researches the term ‘personal finance’ on the internet, it comes up 727,000,000 times in .24 seconds! That’s not to say that all of these articles have the same information or even the same opinions – because they do not. Some are written by various financial gurus or experts, and some are written by bloggers. Some contain spreadsheets, rate sheets, banking information, loan applications, and various other sundry references and tools.
With all of this information, it would seem that our country’s financial ducks would be in order, and that the population as a whole would have the personal reinforcements of insurance, savings, retirement, income, and debt all systematically in place as a solid foundation for future earnings to build upon. However, that’s clearly not what’s happening in our nation’s economy or our personal finance.
During the spring and early summer, I decided to take a different route. Instead of reading about economic markets on the national media sites, I began researching other websites to try to find others’ perceptions regarding the condition of our economy. In my quest, however, I did not find negativity or fear; I found useful information, positive opinions, fresh approaches, and new friends.
One of the blogs that has been particularly helpful to my husband and I is a blog on finance and ecommerce. It is called Smart Passive Income and is written by Pat Flynn. The link takes you to Pat’s “About” page. Pat explains why he started writing and what he was doing before he started his blog.
Pat’s website is filled with useful information for people who are interesting in learning about blogging – but it’s also for those who have been blogging for years. He discusses the many part-time and full-time ecommerce opportunities available through use of the internet, how to get started, and where to go for help. The site also has a lot of technical information on setting up your site, marketing, and strategies for an ecommerce business. Pat is very generous with his expertise, responds to emails, and is a wealth of information for bloggers.
Rather than take in the negative news, to me, it makes more sense to actively pursue avenues to improve personal financial health. Pat’s blog is one source that has provided expertise, and challenged us to put it to good use!
I would love to hear what your thoughts are!