15 Tips For Starting A Successful Finance Blog

Want to start your own finance blog? Here are 15 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a finance blog:

#1: Matthew Paulson, founder of MarketBeat:

We chatted with with Matthew, founder of MarketBeat ($665K/month). In our interview, Matthew says:

It turns out that stock investors tend to get emotionally invested in their stocks and want to know the latest tidbits and news headlines about them. We were able to package that information and provide it to our subscribers in a convenient, real-time format.

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MarketBeat is expected to generate approximately $8 million in revenue in 2019 and end the year at about 1.3 million unique email subscribers.

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Build a business that isn’t dependent on a single customer acquisition source. So many people build businesses that rely exclusively on one channel and then go out of business when their big tech company of choice changes the rules on them.

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Growing a business takes 40+ hours per week of distraction-free work on the right tasks. If you aren’t putting in that effort, success will likely elude you.

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#2: Alexis Schroeder, founder of FITnancials:

We chatted with with Alexis, founder of FITnancials ($7.5K/month). In our interview, Alexis says:

Treat your business as a legit business and not a hobby.

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We chatted with with Jeff, founder of DollarSprout ($50K/month). In our interview, Jeff says:

Find your target market and be the best possible solution for them.

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#4: David Ning, founder of Astute Actions Inc:

We chatted with with David, founder of Astute Actions Inc ($30K/month). In our interview, David says:

At the end of the day, good content is the best way to keep readers from coming back.

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Make friends, meet up with people, and help others. You never know when a simple tip from a friend will transform your business.

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Network with others. Learn from them, and offer what you’ve learned too. You just never know how you can help others and how they can help you in the future.

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#5: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, founder of Making Sense of Cents:

We chatted with with Michelle, founder of Making Sense of Cents ($100K/month). In our interview, Michelle says:

Learn how to separate work and life. Being a blogger can mean that your work-life balance can get out of whack, and this is because it is so easy in today’s world to constantly be connected.

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If you are worried about leaving your job to start a business, start your business on the side if you can because this way you can build up your business while still having the comfort of a regular paycheck from your day job.

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#6: Jeff Proctor, founder of DollarSprout:

We chatted with with Jeff, founder of DollarSprout ($50K/month). In our interview, Jeff says:

I was 25 when I left my fulltime job. I had saved up a little over $20,000, which I figured would last for about a year. It lasted for 9 months. I ended up having to go back to work because I was dead broke.

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I don’t think there is any way I/we could have learned these lessons without making the mistakes ourselves. It’s not like reading a how-to article would have necessarily made everything easier; we had to learn things the hard way.

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#7: Pardeep Goyal, founder of Cash Overflow:

We chatted with with Pardeep, founder of Cash Overflow ($10K/month). In our interview, Pardeep says:

I learned from the failure of my startup that we should launch products after understanding the pains and gains of the target audience.

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Most of the entrepreneurial dreams die before germinating. You don’t need a lot of money to start an online business but a burning desire to become successful.

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