Jo and Leisa are a money saving duo whose website is packed full of frugal tips & tricks. Originally from Jamaica, the twins now reside in Birmingham where they share their advice on frugal living and eating for less. We spoke to the sisters to find out all about their blog.
Tell us about your blog.
Joleisa.com is a family lifestyle blog. We use the platform to encourage our readers to be frugal. We also show how we ourselves are frugal in various aspects of our life from homemaking to travel to holidays etc.
Why do you write about money?
So many have made really tragic mistakes concerning money. We want to try and save them the heartache and agony with the hope that they too will spread the word and save others as well.
How did you start blogging?
Well my sister and I are both teachers and we were both disillusioned with the profession and the stress it was causing us. We both decided to quit and to, instead do something that we both loved. One of our passions is writing so we thought that was a good idea. That lead to us thinking about ideas for a blog, which we started a few months before we both actually stopped teaching.
What’s your most popular post and why?
Believe it or not, our most popular post had nothing to do with frugal living but with sleep or lack thereof! It’s called Insomnia, what to do when you can’t sleep. The inspiration for the post came from when we ourselves suffered from lack of sleep due to the said stress associated with teaching.
What’s your favourite post you’ve written, and why?
We wrote a lovely piece about the Women’s value in the home when they are ‘stay at home moms’. It has had a lot of reaction including from some men who have been made to realize that their partner does play an important role that is priceless.
What’s your top blogging tip?
Share as much as you can with others and you will also learn. Then implement as much of your learning as much as possible to improve your blog.
Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?
Because we like the fact that there are so many knowledgable people who impart so much! We want to soak up as much as we can and then also share as much as we can and that is exactly what we have been doing.
Who are your three favourite UK Money Bloggers?
Number one is Katy Kicker because she is super helpful and even though she leads a busy life and has a young child, she never fobs you off.
Andy Webb and Sara Williams also because they too are sooooo helpful. We have not even met Sara yet but it is as if we do know her.
And now…some quickfire questions:
What’s your number one money tip?
Definitely, have a saving plan and as far as is possible, stick to it!
What is a product/service you are happy to pay the extra for?
A Caribbean holiday would have to be it.
Tell us something about yourself
Two of us run this blog and we are twins!