My friend Holly at Club Thrifty began detailing her blog income (and this sister is rockin’ it!). I’d once considered doing this at my old blog. It’s personal information, but man, what a fun read….seeing how much someone is earning.
So, I’ve reconsidered. Now, so you think that I’m not just trying to go for the cheap “me too” page views, I should tell you this: I’d never stoop to doing something only because everyone else is doing it. I mean, that’d be like me passing fruit to you using my mouth or maybe even having sex with tons of people–
(WAIT! I feel an attack of the hilariously moronic video example coming on…WARNING: some language and idiocy here :))
I totally believe him when he says he hasn’t had sex in many years. Not shocking.
Okay, so I WILL stoop to presenting you with my income statement, and only, frankly, because I want to be loved.
Presenting: My Stacking Benjamins Income Breakdown
Ready? In the last week, the Stacking Benjamins blog made exactly zero dollars. Here’s how that breaks down:
$0 from blog income of any sort
Feel free to export that info into an excel spreadsheet if you wish and go ahead and alter my category description to meet your needs.
It’s so good to see blog posts at See Debt Run again. Hopefully, now that their cross-town home move is complete, there’ll be more fun to come for the dynamic blogging duo of Michelle and Jefferson. This week Jefferson gives thanks in Ten Reasons I Love Our New Neighborhood.
Have you ever been caving? I’ve successfully caved on a few things, like the time I totally wanted to see Terminator 3D and Cheryl wanted to see Steel Magnolias, or even the time that I was hoping for Blue Bell ice cream and someone said Dairy Queen. I’m a natural caver on all topics dessert and film. Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s the type of caving they’re talking about at BeyondBlighty, with this splendid review (with pics!) of a fun caving experience.
About now you’re wondering, “did Joe read anything remotely resembling financial topics?” Sure, I did. But first, let’s talk about yard sale flipping. Arbitrage is fascinating, and flipping anything you found for $.50 to make $1.25 is a monster mark up. Money Life and More is all about it: Are You A Yard Sale Flipper? Maybe You Should Be?
Still avoiding financial topics, let’s discuss the awesome fact that Money For College Project is writing a book! I won’t give away the plot, other than to say that apparently there is no butler involved at all. Disappointing, but writing any book is a huge accomplishment.
…and back to ice cream, just for a sec., okay? Len Penzo FORCED his family to submit to a blind taste test of….Ice cream. You won’t know this, but I giggled as I wrote that. How fun is it to have a dad/husband/child who MAKES YOU EAT ICE CREAM? Where do I sign up? Check out: My Ice Cream Challenge.
Before we finally get to finance-related posts, let’s talk networking. Miranda at Beyond Work Life Balance discovers that you can find work relationships in uncommon places in her post: Networking at the School Play. I’m not sure about the school play, but I once found a fireworks expert while getting my car fixed. Is that networking? If you need a guy to put in a new alternator AND light up your next party (hopefully not at the same time), call me.
Okay, okay, here’s an honest-to-goodness finance post. Let’s just put this out there: the financial blogger space is littered with get-out-of-debt blogs, but the emotional side doesn’t get covered a ton. I know that it takes a ton of “stick to it” to climb debt mountain. The Frugal Farmer lays out the emotional roller coaster in What You Can Expect If You Go On A Get Out Of Debt Journey.
L. Bee at L. Bee and The Money Tree writes an awesome book review this week: 101 Secrets for Your Twenties. The book sounds nearly perfect. It would have only been better if it had been called, 101 Secrets for 40Something Year Old Guys Hoping To Still Be Superman One Day. That would speak to someone, I’m sure, but clearly, ahem, not me.
Finally….read What To Do Before Your Car Breaks Down on a Road Trip at Eyes on the Dollar. Planning some fun this summer? Consider Kim’s post “insurance.”
Two finance posts made the list. Awesome, huh?
Thank You Berry Much
I love blueberries. And I love the fact that these people mentioned Stacking Benjamins:
Laurie at the now twice-mentioned Frugal Farmer included us in her Good Reads post.
Shannon at The Heavy Purse was kind enough to give a shout out (hey-o!) to our post about Bats, Protesters and My Son’s Orientation in her Blog Roundup.
Barbara Friedberg got all crazy in her Barbara Recommends piece and wrote that her readers should check out our great saver launch post.
My College Money Project was kind enough to link to my Sketch Your Goals post in his Weekly Roundup.
Club Thrifty was nifty and chatted about our post on firing your financial advisor.
I’m so so so so so thankful to our podcast listeners. For those not playing along at home, here are some recent screenshots that this proud daddy took as his young podcast is growing up. Sniff!
Top iTunes Business Podcasts:
Top Investing Podcasts:
I know, awesome, huh? Big thanks to Dominique Brown, Len Penzo, PK, the Makin’ Sense Babe, Paula Pant and my mom’s neighbor Doug for all the hard work they do to
cover up for me knock the ball out of the park every week.
Even better yet, we have HATERS! We received our first one star review recently. I’m so proud. Check it out:
Anyway, that’s it for me today! More fun next week back here. The plan is to take the blog to five days a week now. Once I get comfortable with that, then The Stacker (my newsletter) will become weekly also.
Have a safe, fun weekend!
LOL, that review is hilarious for some reason!
And to be fair, at least half of my income is from freelance writing. Although I wish it was all from my blog, it isn’t!!! =)
DC @ Young Adult Money
This was an awesome post! Considering how much traffic this blog has to be getting, I think you’ll easily be able to monetize it if you want. If not now, in the near future.
Done by Forty
That video killed me. Dude can go to a bar OR the woods, and pick up a girl OR a guy. That, my friends, is what we call a quadruple threat.
Hey! Thanks for the mentions, friend! I am SO doing the ice cream taste test with my kids – what a great way to earn brownie points! 🙂
Pauline @ MakeMoneyYourWay
I made just the same amount with MMYW so far :), we are killing it! Congrats on the podcast, that is huge.
Awesome sauce for sharing my post this week. I bet you can multiply your income by at least a million times for next month’s report 🙂
Thanks for writing this one; I was feeling a bit down but…life is great again!
ahahahaha one star. Classic. If we didn’t have those it would look rigged so THANK GOD for 1 star reviews!!
Nick @ ayoungpro.com
Nice job on the podcast! And on the income, lol, that is right where my side hustle income is right now too!
Thanks, Nick! The podcast is a blast to produce. I love getting to interview some fascinating people like Ruth Ellen Whitt this week.
Congrats on your income and first negative review. I now have something to strive for! Thanks for including me this week.