Michael Dinich

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Michael Dinich is an American entrepreneur. Michael started Your Money Geek in 2018 and is based in Northeast .[1]

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Your Money Geek


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Your Money Geek

Michael started Your Money Geek in 2018. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Your Money Geek?

The blog was a complete accident; before blogging, I worked in personal finance. A marketing company talked me into launching a blog to recruit more clients.

Having no experience with blogging, I was reluctant, but they assured me that they would do everything, all I needed to do to wait for customers to beat down my doors.

Which, sadly, this did not happen.

Even to a novice such as myself, I could tell that the content that they were producing was poor. I assumed I could do better. So I relieved the company of command and crafted my posts.

I went about learning how to blog, and more importantly, drive traffic to a blog. As I was learning about blogging, I realized that people were using their blogs to make money on the side, and I fell in love with the idea of a side hustle blog.

Initially, the plan was to have a blogging side hustle to bring in a little extra money.

About one year into my blogging journey, I realized I had more passion for blogging than I did working in personal finance. After a particularly rough week at the office, I decided to leave my old career path and blog full time.

With just a few thousand in an emergency fund, I threw caution to the wind, left my job, and never looked back. Comically, within 45 days of leaving my job, our good pump died, and the car needed massive repairs evaporating our emergency fund. While it certainly was motivating, in hindsight, I wish I had more cash cushion instead of relying on a fight or flight reaction.

Luckily, we persevered and I'm thankful that blogging has been able to improve my family's financial situation.

Besides helping readers improve their financial lives, I am on a mission to help bloggers grow their sites and become more profitable.

Source [1]