About 200 of you responded to the reader survey I posted a few weeks ago. I can’t thank you enough for participating. It’s really going to be easy to shape content for the next couple of months. You guys gave me several good ideas to blog about and gave me a feel for the overall approach I should be taking.
Question #1 was, “What’s your #1 financial problem right now? What’s the primary barrier in your way?” There’s no way for me to summarize these answers. But I can tell you that many readers are struggling with some pretty heavy financial issues: job losses, excessive debt, divorce. Many of these topics I will try and tackle over the next month or so.
Here are the results of question #2 which was, “What general type of content would you like to see more? Less? The same?“:
As you can see, many readers want more information about “making extra money.” This wasn’t a huge surprise since many people first come to this blog via my 52 Ways to Make Extra Money blog post. Still, with such a strong result here, I’m going to have to ramp up this section.
The problem with this is that I’m not an expert on different ways to make extra money. I can provide some general information about making money, and I can deep dive into subjects like making money from blogging, adsense, and affiliate marketing. But there are hundred and thousands of other ways to make extra money out there. I need to bring in some other voices to make this happen.
That’s why I think the best way to take this on is with a weekly podcast. In the next couple of weeks (hopefully by this Friday), I’m going to be launching a podcast to include interviews with people who started making extra money through side-hustles, part-time gigs, small businesses, etc. I’m thinking of calling it the Part-Time Money Podcast. What do you think?
Question #3 was, “If I were to provide more information on making extra money, which topic would you be most interested in?: Make money in blogging and affiliate marketing, Make money freelancing (writing, designing, photography, etc.), Make money offline (odd jobs, part-time work, etc.), or Something else…”
Making money offline was the most popular answer, but the results were spread pretty evenly across all three main areas. Only a handful of people completed the “something else” section. This, in my opinion, only ads to the need to bring in other voices to tackle these different areas.
Thanks again for participating. I look forward to putting together the content to make PT Money: Personal Finance a better place to be in 2011 and beyond.
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