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My Money Forest Interview

September 1st, 2006 at 01:42 am

Earlier this week, Tim over at My Money Forest asked me quite a few questions for his blog about Nate and I and SavingAdvice.com. If you're curious about the two of us that are running this site and about the sites we run, the following questions were asked and answered:

Jeff, how did you and Nate meet?
How long have you two been working together?
Are the day jobs you two have related to any of your websites?
What prompted you two to start your own Internet empire (in the making)?
How is the empire structured legally (Inc., LLC, partnership)?
Across all the websites: How many page views? How many uniques?
How much time on average per week is dedicated to the maintenance and content creation of your websites?
From what I’ve been able to gather you two have nearly 50 satellite sites, how many do you plan on creating?
Of all the sites you two own, which one[s] is/are your favorite to work on?
Do you two tend to use open-source platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and others? Or does Nate tend to code them?
At some point will blogging and website creation turn into a full-time job?
What’s been the biggest challenge in running the websites?
I bet it feels really good to have mainstream media pickup on your articles. How long after SavingAdvice.com was launched did you get the first media mention
When you launched SavingAdvice.com how did you encourage people to sign up for the forums and post messages?
You host over 100 personal finance blogs on SavingAdvice, is there profit sharing with the bloggers or do they blog for free?
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned from your members on SavingAdvice?
Why do you think you two have been so successful?
What inspires you two to keep working on your businesses?
Anything new and exciting in the pipeline you’d like to mention?

You can find all the answers in his post Get Personal Finance Advice at SavingAdvice.com Enjoy and feel to throw out more if you'd like Wink

9 Responses to “My Money Forest Interview”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Interesting article!

    With audio and video, what do you have in mind, if you don't mind me asking? Audioblogging? Personal finance video tutorials?

    Naturally, there's going to be a premium to serve those types of contents, but perhaps, if the content is a cut becomes a cut above the rest, it could also lead to a more lucrative, premium styled business model.

  2. Harrison Says:

    I'm sure will check out the interview, so I can know more about you, your site and business. ;-)

  3. ima saver Says:

    I enjoyed reading the article, thanks!

  4. Tim Says:

    Thanks for the link Jeffrey. I'm glad your readers enjoyed it! Smile Last night I tried out your new site Blogoversary and put the badge on my blog. That was a genius idea. Simple yet fun to join in on. Best of luck w/ everything.

  5. jeffrey Says:

    With audio and video, what do you have in mind, if you don't mind me asking? Audioblogging? Personal finance video tutorials?
    I'm not sure where it will ultimately lead, but possibly. I initially just want to give a different option for those who don't enjoy reading about personal finances and would rather listen or watch and see where it goes from there.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    That was fun to read. I didn't realize you had your fingers in so many different pies.

  7. jeffrey Says:

    Yes, it can be quite the juggling act from time to time. We do enjoy it though and that is what ultimately matters.

  8. princessperky Says:

    very interesting, I loved getting those questions answered.

    most of all I never knew how hard getting a forum running could be.

  9. broken arrow Says:

    I think audio would be great for my commute back and forth from work. Personally, that's where I would start. Smile

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