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Lets Get Personal: Why Start The Money Drain?

The idea behind “The Money Drain” came from several attempts and/or ideas of a way to make extra money on the side while still holding down a full-time job.  The problem was, I wasn’t sure how I could pull this off while also living on a small farm and taking care of my disabled father.

I’ve been blogging on personal blogs since 2001, and have really enjoyed having a way to get my voice and ideas out there for other people to see.  But what could I talk or blog about that wasn’t already in place on the internet?  My friends encouraged me greatly to just talk about what I know, and finance was their #1 idea.

So I tried to figure out how I could incorporate finance and blogging together without being “yet another financial blog” on the internet.  I saw which sites were extremely popular (FailBlog, Consumerism Commentary, The Simple Dollar), and decided to try my hand at discussing various money mistakes and successes and how we learn from them (well, some of us). I try to provide additional commentary with each story of my own thoughts, experiences, and maybe eventually humor, to give the site a little more personalization. The personalization may expand into other avenues as well, such as reports on how much money this blog is actually making, or just videos of me playing music (since I am actually a singer as well) for the heck of it.

So this is my experiment. Can I make a supplemental income blogging about a topic I am passionate about? Can I utilize the tools and methods that many other professional bloggers have implemented in order to make my personal dreams come true by making a career out of blogging and live the Dot Com Lifestyle?

Lets find out 🙂

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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