I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff lately. I’ve been thinking about this blog, about my other sites, about the whole company. The funny part with life is that we always seek for our comfort zone, for our own bubble. But while in our bubble, we can become stuck in our own prison. Since it is a custom made prison, we don’t realize it is one. We like the window curtain and we think it smells good. But the problem is that you don’t get anything done once you are in your bubble… same as when you get stuck in the rat race!
This is how I started my week. I was thinking which kind of direction I want to take for everything. The Financial Blogger is soon turning 4 (it’s birthday is in November) and I was wondering what I wanted for it. TFB has been the center, the inspiration, the pillar of our company since the very beginning. It all started with me, my laptop and the urge to write. After talking with Adam Baker from Man vs Debt last week, I realized that I have spent 4 years writing whatever I wanted without thinking about a clear direction. It worked pretty well so far, but I think I could do better if I knew what I was going to write about!
This won’t be that different
I’m not planning on redesigning the website or becoming another John Chow and tell you how to make money by selling you products to make money (ironic, I know 😉 ). In fact, TFB will remain the way it is… for most part. I want to keep my personal touch, no taboo subjects and getting straight to the point. I will also keep talking about my personal finances, how I see things and the way I manage my way through working the least possible while keeping a 6 figure income.
So what will be different then?
There are a few things I want to add on TFB. The first thing I want to talk about is giving you more transparency toward my whole company. I want to share my successes and failures, revenues and strategies. My goal is not to transform TFB into a “how to make money blogging” blog, but more to give you more insight on my most important second income project; M-35.
I will also disclose more info about my other sites and how they grow (or don’t ;-)). So far, we have been pretty successful with buying existing blogs and we are working pretty hard on launching on DoNotWait.com. I think knowing about the insights of building a website portfolio could be interesting for you guys.
I will also write more about how I manage my career and how I deal with a full time job and my company. I will try to give you more insight about how to grow within a company and grow with your own company.
Giving each one of my sites a mission
This is probably the hardest part of my introspection; finding a mission for The Financial Blogger and my other sites. So I’ll try to explain it in a few lines:
The Financial Blogger is a blog about how to make more money without having to work harder. Work smarter, this is how it should be. TFB is the place where you will find my story about personal finance, a full time job and my online company. This is the story of a guy who wants to succeed by using the system and mastering its rules.
Well… it’s done now! I just hope I’ll keep it up and deliver what has been promised!
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