All about… The Money Shed
Making money is a big thing for many money bloggers, so much so that Jon set up The Money Shed community to help others work from home. His blog expands on that work. We asked Jon to tell us more.
Tell us about your blog.
The Money Shed is the UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home. I created it as an alternative to MSE over 2 years ago when I started disagreeing with the way that they seemed to stop users earning money for themselves on their forum. I also wanted to create a platform where companies that offer work could talk directly to people looking for work. On top of the blog, we also have a forum with over 2700 users and over 77,000 posts and a hugely engaged community of people all helping each other earn money from home and finding new ways to do that.
One thing worth mentioning is that The Money Shed gives away a LOT of money. We have monthly cash prize draws which are awarded to posters on the forum and have had sweepstakes for events like the Grand National/World Cup etc. where we have given away £100 in prize money. Things like this are done to keep user engagement and trust at the level that it is. The more value users put into your site and content the more likely they are to return and use your links.
Why do you write about money?
We write about money on the blog as it is the number 1 reason for anyone visiting our site. It doesn’t matter if they want to find out how to make money or how to save it, the posts going up will be relevant to them. It’s just a case of giving the audience what they want.
How did you start blogging?
I’ve written content for other sites and published magazines before and instead of carrying that on I wanted to earn money from my own content. I had been involved in the ‘earning from home’ scene for years before I created TMS so already had a great level of knowledge in this sector, and a circle of online friends to kick start it all. I already knew how to use WordPress and how to create engaging content so setting up a blog and putting up new content each week wasn’t the biggest headache for me. That prize went to trying to run 2 major systems (the forum and the blog) alongside each other and how I would get them to co-exist and cross promote each other.
What’s your favourite post you’ve written and why?
The favourite post I have written would have to be ‘The beginners guide to earning online Toolkit’ The amount of traffic it gets each month is insane and it helps a LOT of people earn a LOT of money which is the whole point of TMS. It basically shows anyone how to earn AT LEAST £700+ a month online without any trouble at all.
What’s your number one money tip?
If you want to earn money from home then do Matched Betting. I’ve covered it in the Toolkit mentioned above but it is totally RISK and TAX FREE. I earn around £1000 a month from it alone and it pays more than anything else out there for your time. Each bet only takes as long as a few minutes to do and you are making GUARANTEED MONEY each time. There is nothing else out there which will earn you as much money!
What’s your top blogging tip?
Don’t push go too hard too fast! Space your content out.
Accept that you will change the design and layout of your blog at least 10 times before you are happy.
Always engage with your fellow bloggers in the same niche.
Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?
Just for the pure reason that it is a community for financial bloggers in the UK, before UKMB was created I’m not sure there was one!
Who are your three favourite UK Money Bloggers?
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