Episode 111: $10k a Month with a 1-Year-Old Blog with Pete McPherson

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My Guest on the Show…

We get emails all the time about people wondering how to start their own blogs and how to make money from a blog.

The first thing I will tell them is it is definitely not a get-rich-quick business, it takes a ton of effort and a little bit (or a lot) of time.

Truth-be-told, I started Money Peach in March 2015 and didn’t see any revenue at all until December of that same year. I would imagine I put in close to 1,000 hours of blogging…not a great hourly rate in the beginning, right?!

Now, I definitely don’t share this to scare you away from blogging, because just like anything in life…the reward is often worth the wait! Today, I am extremely grateful that the newbie blogger in 2015 never gave up.

Today Money Peach provides a very incredible income for our family and it wouldn’t have ever happened with the labor of love in the very beginning.

But what about you and your blog, right?

This is why I am bringing on my good friend Pete McPherson – founder of “Do You Even Blog?” and an absolute expert and all-star when it comes to starting and monetizing your next blog idea.

Pete has been a blogger for over a decade and has literally had over 40 failed blogs before reaching a ton of success with Do You Even Blog?

Therefore, Pete knows a thing or two when it comes to starting a blog, growing a blog, and our favorite – MAKING MONEY through a blog. In fact, Pete is now generating just under $10,000 per month with his blog he started just 14 months ago.

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Do You Even Blog

Do You Even Blog: Start a Blog


Show Notes

How Pete got into blogging [2:32]

Starting as a journal and how it evolved [5:20]

Should you start a blog? [9:48]

It’s not a get rick quick scheme [13:03]

How Chris monetized Money Peach [16:54]

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

One Comment

  • Chris and Pete; pretty darn heady. Well done. Kudos for raking it in with a 1 year old blog too.


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