J Money is an award-winning personal finance blogger, a creative entrepreneur, and a FinTech consultant. He is the founder of both BudgetsareSexy and RockStarFinance. His content is engaging and a big reason why his blog has reached over 30 million views. He aims to provide engaging content to his readers so that they can take the next steps to improve their financial lives.
My wife and I were looking for places to rent. I searched online, probably entered, “How to budget,” and kept coming across all these regular people talking about money.
It blew me away, and I was learning a lot. I was reading blogs for about six months, and then I was like, “Oh, man It’d be fun to talk about money and have my own community,”. Eventually, I created my blog BudgetsAreSexy.com on a weekend. I had no idea I could make money online, and no idea that it would change my life forever.
You have to do things because you’re passionate or you’re excited about them.
It has its ups and downs. Running your own business means you’re thinking about making money, accounting, and marketing for your own business. In other words, it’s a lot of responsibility.
The upside is, there’s so much potential to grow. It’s also fun. I’ve never had a community that cares for what I say. Plus, you can work as much or as little as you want.
Doing the same thing every day. For the first five years of blogging, I never missed a day in creating articles for my blog.
Through a combination of the advice I’ve received, I learned to max out my 401K.
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown. If you’re into minimalism and efficiency, it’s a really good book, especially for an entrepreneur, and you have all these millions of ideas, the book Essentialism really gets you to focus on pretty much the things that give you 80% of the returns.
Another great book is I Will Teach You to Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi.
Chris writes personal finance and productivity articles for software companies. He gets fresh ideas through continuously investing in himself and interviewing successful entrepreneurs.