Blogging is Costing Me Money, But I Don’t Care!

December 20, 2006

This chart is not the trend you want to see when you’re trying to build your net worth:

I stumbled across the personal finance blogging community in September and started Money Smart Life the next day. You can see an obvious correlation between pfblogging and my decrease in eBay sales. eBay hasn’t posted a November numbers summary yet in the Sales Manager but let me tell you, the slide continues.

No Worries
As I mention in the title, I’m not too concerned with the slump. I know once I put the time into procuring and listing inventory that sales will rebound. Of course I need to get on it relatively soon so my wife can stop stressing about all the inventory piled up in the garage and office.

As I’ve said, using money to live our lives, instead of living our lives around money is something I’ve thought about my whole ?adult? life. The time it takes to share my tips and experiences is well worth the good it may do others. I’ve discovered that it does take considerable time and admire robo-bloggers like Free Money Finance and The Simple Dollar that crank out the posts with super human ability.

Calling All Readers
Thanks to those that read a Money Smart Life, please let me know any specific thoughts on how I could the spread the money smart life mantra more effectively πŸ™‚

If you’re a first time reader subscribe today, I have big plans for the future! Now if I can just get my eBay store back up to speed, my job slows down, and the baby stops crying I’ll have time to realize the plans!

And lastly, thanks to Henry at Binary Dollar for being the first to add me to his Blog Roll! I have favorite sites I’ll add once my new theme is up. Yes, I’m just as excited to get rid of this boring theme as you are!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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6 Responses to Blogging is Costing Me Money, But I Don’t Care!

  • moneysmartz

    Those who can’t robo-blog, sell on eBay πŸ™‚

    Bryan, it does take up time but I usually get a 20-60% return on my eBay investments, I won’t consistently see those kinds of results in any mutual fund.

  • Bryan C. Fleming

    Glad to see you’re seeing the big picture. You got in at the right time.

    Blogging can be passive Income. Not too sure about eBay. Seems like it’s trading time for money. (I can say that even though I’m a shareholder right)?

    Keep up the good work πŸ˜‰

    – Bryan

  • Binary Dollar

    Rumor has it that FMF isn’t really a person. He’s actually a machine posing as a human blogger.

    Who started the rumor? Me. Just now.

    You’re my favorite too.

  • jim

    robobloggers… hahaha, fmf’s practically a full time blogger so it wouldn’t be good for your sanity to compare your post frequency with his. πŸ™‚


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