It’s time. I’m quitting my day job and devoting 100% of my working hours to working on The Christian Dollar and other online pursuits. My first day begins on Monday, March 12th.
As you can imagine, this will mean a lot of changes on The Christian Dollar. I’ll be writing regularly and you should expect to see some excellent posts here. Share in this journey with me, will you?
Personal finance is my passion. I believe in balancing budgets, finding ways to save money, having integrity with money, and working hard to ensure that I serve others to the greatest degree possible. I owe it to you and to God.
There have been many people encouraging me to make the decision to quit my day job. My wife has been lovingly hounding me for about a year, family has stated they believe in my pursuits, and friends have been open to my regular spewing of ideas and “alternative ways to make money.”
I make money from The Christian Dollar, writing for others, and managing websites. Yes, that’s weird. At least, the people I meet on the streets (not that I’m street-savvy) usually look at me with blank stares on their faces when I tell them about my online work. I don’t blame them. Just like I get a puzzled look on my face when someone talks about sports or car mechanics, they get the same when I discuss making money with a blog.
The fact is we need money to get by just like you do. Unfortunately, quitting my day job will lead us to lose a significant amount of income. But my wife and I are trusting Jesus that this is the right thing for us to do and that God will bless our new pursuits. Soon I’ll be launching a separate website highlighting some of the services I provide (website management, editing, writing, etc.) and how I might be able to serve you and your business. In the meantime, if you’re interested in hiring me, you could just leave a comment below.
I don’t ever want money to get in the way of my passion for writing and personal finance, and your desire to visit here regularly. So, over the next couple of months, I’m going to find ways to make ads less intrusive here on The Christian Dollar. I don’t like ads hitting me in the face, and I’m sure you don’t either. I’m going to make the juicy, meaty content front and center. Yay!
In addition, all affiliate links to products and services on this website are going to be posted with prayer and research. I want to recommend products and services that I use, and/or I believe could truly benefit – not hinder – your financial progress.
A large majority of the posts on The Christian Dollar thus far have been ones that are informational in nature. That’s great, but I want to go one layer deeper: I want to share discoveries and have conversations with you. I want you to feel free to leave a helpful comment, send an email, ask a question, or challenge a concept. That’s where we’re going with The Christian Dollar. That’s the vision.
I’m quitting my day job to serve you, the readers, full time. I want this website to be the best resource it can be for you. I have a feeling going full time online is the best thing I could do for you, my family, myself, and for furthering God’s kingdom.
I don’t have all the answers right now, but I don’t think I have to. In fact, I’ll never have all the answers. All I’ll have is the journey and some things I will learn along the way. Will you take this journey with me?
Naturally, some of you out there are thinking about your own jobs. Maybe you’re not satisfied in your job and are looking for something greater. To those of you, I encourage you to hang in there until you feel the Lord compel you to jump ship. Wait longer than you want, and when everything within you and everyone around you tells you it’s time to jump, you might consider asking God if the time is right – most likely, it will be.
So there you have it. I’m quitting my day job. Exciting stuff, isn’t it?
I’ve never bungee jumped before, but I’d imagine that quitting your day job produces the same type of feeling you’d get as your toes leave the plank.
Let’s hope this cable holds. I think it will.
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