Side Hustles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In my spare time recently (which isn’t much), I’ve been reading Side Hustle, the new book from my friend Chris Guillebeau. Because CG is a friend, I’m not sure I can provide an objective review of the book, so I’m not going to try. Instead, I’ll give a brief summary and then share some of…


Logo Design in 2018 – Top Brands to Keep an Eye On

Another year is almost gone. Within a few months, it will be 2018. So it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do in the new year with your business that will help you increase your growth and revenue potential. One thing you should do is to consider your logo design and think…


Is Google Becoming Less Transparent with Webmasters?

Matt Cutts is no longer a Google employee. The last we saw of him, he had flitted off to do his public duty at the U.S. Digital Service. His last transmission was basically a farewell to the world of Google. And no matter if you loved or hated Matt Cutts, his departure spelled a very…


Purpose and the Value of Money

I mentioned the other day that my financial philosophy has changed a bit since I left Get Rich Slowly in 2012. One of the biggest shifts is where I believe we should place our focus. In the olden days, I thought money itself was a fine focus. I wanted out of debt. To achieve that…


5 Ways to Make a Killing as a Ghostwriter

I’m a ghostwriter. I’ve written hundreds of articles and gotten zero credit (but enough money to make it worth it). So you won’t see all of my work publicly listed (although you’ve probably read my work and not known it). It’s not for every writer. Some writers would prefer a byline with every piece. And…


How to Get What You Deserve When Filing an Insurance Claim

We’re only three days in to the era of Get Rich Slowly 3.0, and already GRS readers are providing inspiration for articles. On Sunday’s “I’m back” post, for instance, Amy wrote the following: As I type this I’m camped out on my brothers sofa, having evacuated my home during the fires in Santa Rosa. I’d…


The Core Tenets of Get Rich Slowly

As I resume writing at Get Rich Slowly, one of my goals is to share a unified theory of money. This is a big change from when I started the site in April 2006. You see, 11-1/2 years ago, I didn’t have a coherent financial philosophy. Not even close. Because of this, I was deep…


How and Why I Bought Get Rich Slowly

Why, hello there. My name is J.D. Roth, and I’m an accidental personal-finance expert. Eleven-and-a-half years ago today — on 15 April 2006 — I started a little website called Get Rich Slowly. This website. I ran this blog as a one-man show for three years. Then, for a variety of reasons, I sold the…


This is Why Your Blog Isn’t Making Any Money

Your website is like your body. If you neglect it, you end up regretting your actions or inactions. But sometimes you feel like you’ve worked so hard and you’ve done all the “right” things and nothing comes of it. At this point, you wonder if the 9-5 grind was actually better. It was certainly more…


Are You a Digital Nomad at Heart?

Forging your own path is romantic. That is, it’s romantic until you tell “normal people” that you’ve done it. Jealousy begins to work on them the minute they realize you don’t follow a traditional “9-5” work schedule. They think you “don’t work.” But I’ve hit upon a term that makes personal entrepreneurship like blogging and…