Blogging Away The Income Gap For Financial Freedom

by in Personal Finance on Nov 16th, 2015
Peace for Paris Yakezie

The great thing about a blog is that it’s always on. Unlike most of us, who run out of energy after 12 hours of work, a blog can keep working for us 24/7, 365 days of the year if our hosting company doesn’t crash! Good thing the data shows most sites are up 99%+ of […]

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Evaluating the Real Cost of Buying a New Car

by in Personal Finance on Nov 1st, 2015
cadillac

To a lot of people, owning a new car represents many important things in life: independence, adulthood, convenience and a validation of success. But in addition to the many wonderful aspects new cars bring, they’re also quite the expenditure, and we’re not even talking about their initial price tag. Let’s break down all the costs […]

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How To Find Your Niche In The Vast Caverns Of The Internet

by in Lifestyle on Oct 12th, 2015
find your niche blogging

Blogging reminds me a bit like cave exploration. Both were once unusual hobbies but have been gaining popularity amongst all sorts of people. Neither requires a lot of equipment or experience to get started. Plus, both blogging and cave exploring take creativity, organization and perseverance to be successful. Finally, perhaps most importantly, both involve finding […]

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How To Survive The Rise Of Ad Blocking

by in Lifestyle on Sep 13th, 2015
Ad block Software

I recently went to a independent publishers only conference in San Francisco hosted by Sovrn (Lijit Networks). Sovrn is an ad network company that was purchased by the once mighty Federated Media. I remember trying to join Federated Media’s ad platform in 2010, but couldn’t get in because Financial Samurai didn’t have enough traffic at the […]

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How To Survive A Stock Market Correction As An Investing Blogger

by in Personal Finance on Aug 24th, 2015
Market Meltdown

Let’s say you’ve quit your job to be a financial blogger, more specifically, a blogger that mainly writes about how to make money in stocks. Or maybe you’re planning on quitting your job to be an investing blogger. Please reconsider! With a 15%+ correction in the Dow Jones within three days, things are looking dicey. We’ve seen […]

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How Many Times Should You Post A Week? Blogging And Social Media

by in Personal Finance on Aug 11th, 2015
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After six years, I’ve average 3.5 posts a week on Financial Samurai. My frequency is generally M, W, F, and sometimes Sunday followed by M, W, F again. However, I have experimented with doing one post every two days for months at a time as well e..g. M, W, F, Sunday, T, Th, Saturday, M, […]

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Why Bloggers Still Don’t Get Much Respect

by in Lifestyle on Jul 28th, 2015
Getting Respect

For the past month I’ve been driving for Uber anywhere between 5 – 15 hours a week. It’s been a very insightful experience, learning about the different types of passengers, as well as the reaction I get when I tell them I’m a blogger. I encourage everybody, rich or poor, to work a minimum wage […]

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A Lifestyle Business Is The Way To Go

by in Lifestyle on Jul 16th, 2015
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After publishing, Can Financial Samurai Be The Next Billion Dollar FinTech, I got a lot of feedback from readers about what I should do. After checking out the poll results and reading all the comments, I’ve come to the conclusion that a lifestyle business is absolutely the way to go! For most of us, blogging […]

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  • Untemplater: I totally agree that blogging gets better and easier over time. I’ve definitely become much more...
  • Jon @ Be Net Worthy: Thanks for the post Sam, it is inspirational and aspirational for new bloggers like myself....
  • Financial Samurai: Sounds good! August is always slow, and then there’s a slingshot towards the New Year, and a...
  • Investment Hunting: Challenge Accepted ;-). Hi Sam, I just announced on my blog that I’m taking the challenge.
  • Sarfraz Khan: Same question arised in my mind that why the hell traffic is going low in August. I was worried. Well I...
  • Financial Slacker: My site has been up for about 8 months, but only particularly active for 3. And I’ve been...
  • Jon: Anyone have an opinion on the best plug-in to use to implement AdSense on a WordPress site? Or is it preferred...
  • Ashley Jones: I would like to ask you does forum posting still worth for seo purposes & can really rank sites?...
  • Ramona: I have a general blog in Romanian, which does well, but it was impossible to make it work in English. So I...
  • Shanaya Aggarwal: Hello, I am Shanaya, just recently got started my career in blogging and I am still looking for...

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