10 Reasons Why I Blog About Personal Finance

personal financeI thought it would be cool to share a little more about me personally.  I would never want this blog to become so commercialized that you feel like a robot writes for “Free Money Wisdom.”  By the end of this article I hope you can  relate  with me on a more personal level…

It’s not that I have anything wrong with “selling out,” it’s more like I have a fear of letting profits drive this blog.  Yes, I make money from advertising, yada yada.  However, that comes with the territory.  I believe it’s possible to stay true to my vision here while making some money at the same time.

A great example is Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.  She has grown rapidly, made tons of money and kept a personal touch on her blog.  I model much of what I do after her.  Another great example is Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income.  Crystal and Pat are shining examples of what can happen when you refuse to lose focus and sell-out.  I love their attitudes and their drive to keep their blogs are personable as possible.

At the end of the day, I have a unique vision for this blog.  My vision isn’t to make you as rich as possible as fast as possible.  If you wanted that, you might want to go check out other blogs.  The vision here is a little different.  I want my readers to get out of debt, save money, and ultimately glorify the Lord with their resources.

If you didn’t know yet, yes, this is  Christian blog.  It’s probably one of the reasons I stuck with the blog before I was making any money.  When you have a passion for something that is greater than just money, it’s amazing what can happen.

You might be asking, “so Jon, why do you blog?”  Well, I’m glad you asked!  I would love to share with you my top ten reasons I blog and how it has changed my life:


1- Seeing financial lives changed

This one is huge.  I love getting emails from readers telling me about how one of my articles helped them transform their finances and get them back on track.  Now that is what I call inspiration!


2-Watching God transform my own finances

Since the inception of this blog, I’ve learned so much.  I’ve also been convicted of how I manage resources God has blessed me with.  God has flipped my view of money upside down.  Through this blog, I have learned how to manage my money well and make wise investment decisions.


3- I want this blog to be YOUR blog

I want Free Money Wisdom to be a blog that is bookmarked, shared, and talked about across the web.  I want my readers to come to this blog for financial wisdom and feel comfortable following my tips.


4- Mobile business model

Before I started this blog, I brainstormed businesses that were truly mobile.  I wanted to have a business where I could travel and work at the same time.  I wanted something like a Bank CD where my money was working for me instead of the other way around.   When I relax at the beach here in San Diego and have my laptop with me, I know I picked the perfect business!


5- Improve my writing

Look, writing has never come easy for me.  My Dad used to tell me, “son, if you want to be successful in the business world, become a good writer.”  This blog is providing a challenge to improve my writing skills and learn more about the English language.


6- Networking with like-minded individuals

You know how the saying goes.  If you want to be truly great at something, you have to surround yourself with like-minded individuals.  That’s where networking comes in.  Through this blog, I’ve met hundreds of like-minded individuals.  The biggest impact has been from the Yakezie network.  I would not be where I am today without the support of the blogger from that network.


7- Learn more about personal finance

I might know a lot about personal finance, but here is so much I still don’t know about!  That’s what’s exciting about personal finance blogging.  Although I consider myself somewhat of an expert, there is so much  information  out there I have yet to soak up.  I’m excited to learn more about one of my favorite topics.


8- Start generating passive income

I’m a huge fan of truly passive income.  My love for passive income probably stems from the fact that I have had hard labor jobs all through high school and college.  Grocery store loader, Pepsi loader, and even starting a moving business.  They have all been hard on my back involving lots of sweat!  This blog makes me money while I sleep.  I love that about this blog.  At the same time, I get to blog about something I love!


9- Keeps me accountable for my own finances

It would be  hypocritical  of me to give advice here and then do the direct opposite.  I’m not I could sleep at night if I did that!  This blog keeps me accountable and helps me manage my own finances by using my own advice.


10- Living out my passion

Lastly but definitely not least, I blog about personal finance because it’s my passion!  I have a passion to help others around me and get people on the track to early retirement so they can do other things besides work!  My free e-course “How to Retire a Millionaire” is a by-product of that. Check it out if you’re interested in learning more about what you REALLY need to know about retiring comfortably.  When your passion is to help people, it drives you.  I have no problem working long hours on this blog because I know what I’m about to write will impact someone reading it.


That brings us to a close.  Now you know what drives this blog and now you know a little more about me!  I hope you enjoyed this top 10 list of why I blog about personal finance.  If you’re a blogger and run a website, why do you do it?  Write up a post and share with the world why you do what you do.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of these types of posts in the near future.