You may not have noticed but over the past 6 months, I’ve been outsourcing a lot of the back end work for this blog to other people. I really enjoy writing so I still write all of the Monday/Friday articles but I’ve been getting a lot of help from a couple awesome virtual assistants (VA’s) and of course our Wednesday writer, Kali. I started off doing this blog for fun but over the past couple years it’s turned into a very successful business.
I’m not quite making the big bucks yet but the extra income has been nice. Unfortunately though, all of that extra income comes at a cost since it requires me to constantly be working on monetization strategies, thinking of affiliate posts and so forth. Most people think that running a blog is pretty simple but there is a lot that can go into it.
I like having my hand in all aspects of the business but I’ve also realized that the only way to keep growing is to hire help. There’s only so much one man can do. Going forward, I plan on taking more of a CEO type role so that I can manage everyone and continue to do the things I enjoy. Basically, I’m going to work on the things I like to do and hire other people to do everything else.
Using What I’ve Learned
The coolest part about what I’ve been doing over the past couple years is that I’ve learned a lot about internet marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), website design and content creation. Like I said, my favorite part of the job is the writing but unfortunately you can’t just write and expect people to read. There is a lot of great content out there so you have to really make yours stand out through unique ideas, promotion, etc. This is especially true in the personal finance niche because it is so saturated with content.
I do love writing about personal finance and I promise that I will always remain faithful to my first blog but it’s hard to distinguish yourself when there’s so much competition. I got a late start in the race to the top of the personal finance blogosphere so I’ve been keeping an eye on potential ideas for a new site and I finally found one.
The Rideshare Guy Is Born
I started driving for Lyft a couple months ago and I’ve been having an absolute blast so far. The money has been pretty good but more than anything I actually enjoy doing it and it doesn’t feel like work. Anytime you can find a job that pay wells and doesn’t feel like work you’ve got a good thing going. Since I think about blogging a lot, one of the first things I did was start looking for rideshare blogs that talked about what it was like to drive for companies like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar. I could not find a single blog on the entire internet and that’s when a light went off in my head.
Rideshare companies are BLOWING up right now, they are getting billions of dollars in investments and there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that they will be a huge part of the future. Drivers are making good money but there’s a definite ceiling there. I started The Rideshare Guy Blog & Podcast because I saw an opening in a lucrative niche that I also have a huge passion for. It was the perfect combination.
So with all that being said, I invite you to head over to TheRideshareGuy.com and check out all the content I have up so far. I’ve already done one podcast and I’ve written a ton of great articles. So far the feedback has been amazing. I’m getting a ton of views and I’m working very hard (along with my VA’s) to promote it to everyone that is a rideshare driver or has an interest in rideshare driving.
If you are interested in learning more about rideshare driving or know anyone who might be interested, I encourage you to share my site with them.
My first post: My First Week as a Lyft Driver
Readers, what do you think about my new project? Could you care less or are you excited to head on over and check out the new site? And don’t worry, I’ll still be putting in just as much effort on the PF Pro to come up with awesome articles for ya’ll.
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-Harry @ PF Pro