“Allow myself to introduce…myself” – Austin Powers
I will be shifting my focus (not that I’ve been focusing on Funancials recently) to my other blog: Fat Free Personal Finance. In case you forgot about it (like I did), I created Fat Free Personal Finance last August, but I have only written 3 articles since. I did this and I’m doing this for a few of reasons.
1. URL and Domain
Although Funancials is a clever name, there aren’t many people Googling “Funancials.” Perhaps I get a few visitors because of a typo while trying to write “financials,” but I am not receiving a steady stream of visitors.
At the same time, “.com” is more widely accepted than “.biz.” I have had several friends tell me that they were initially scared to click on my link “funancials.biz” because they thought it was spam. It’s funny, because it’s meaningless, but “.com” creates more trust and credibility. “.Org” and “.net” are also widely accepted, but nothing can compete with “.com.” I have looked into purchasing “Funancials.com,” but it was listed for thousands of dollars. Although I could use Funancial’s earnings to pay for it, it didn’t seem worth it. I’m a (relatively) frugal guy.
On the contrary, I think A LOT of people search for some combination of Fat Free Personal Finance. I’m not an SEO expert, but I believe keywords in your URL are given much more weight than, say, a headline. Also, I think Fat Free Personal Finance is catchy. People LOVE things that are fat free. While I won’t be giving out nutritional tips, I will be giving you just the meat of personal finance – only what you need to know.
Overall, I think Fat Free Personal Finance has much more potential than Funancials.
Starting a blog is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s fun. It’s a great way to learn more about a topic you’re interested in. It holds you accountable. It allows you to meet people (you never would’ve connected with before). And it’s a great way to earn extra money.
If you follow Fat Free Personal Finance from the beginning (today I’ve had NO visitors), you will see how EASY it is to start your own blog.
What are you waiting for?
I just wrote an article listing 10 Ways to Save Money Without Changing your Habits and Behavior. Do me a favor and check it out! While you’re over there, be sure to “Like” the page (even if you don’t!) and sign up for email updates.