It’s Thursday and that can only mean one thing….I have yet another fabulous blogger interview to share with you and this week I’m talking to ‘finance guru’ Emma from Bee Money Savvy. Check out our chat to discover not only all about her blog but also ta bit about the lady behind the screen too! Enjoy
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
Hi I’m Emma, the one-woman team that created Bee Money Savvy. I developed beemoneysavvy.com in 2017 to pass on my financial wisdom to those seeking financial freedom. Using my website I provide practical ways to earn extra income, improve budgeting skills and take the necessary steps towards living a debt free life! I have now been featured in several national newspapers and money saving websites as a financial commentator and money guru.
How long have you been blogging?
After graduating (in 2016) I got a part-time job and wanted something to fill the hours outside of that job so I decided to write all my money saving (and making) tips online! I bought the domain beemoneysavvy.com last year but I’ve always considered myself a blogger. I co-ran a personal blog throughout school and college with my bestfriend and that’s when I first fell in love with blogging.
What or who inspired you to create your blog?
Growing up I saw my parents barely getting by with their finances after falling into debt following some bad financial advice. Watching my parents trying to provide for their family while living from pay cheque to pay cheque made me very money-conscious. When I started working I promised myself that I would help my parents get out of debt. Finding smart ways to save money and earn extra on the side allowed me to help pay off all my parents debt (including their mortgage). I now want to help more people to achieve their own version of financial freedom!
What’s your favourite thing about running your blog?
I love having the freedom to create my own content on my terms; I write about what I want, when I want, and only take on the jobs that interest me.
How do you stay motivated?
I’d be lying if I claimed to be motivated 100% of the time. My motivation works in phases but I just make sure that I use the peaks of motivation to get ahead! I’m in quite a few different blogging social groups and they definitely help to spark my motivation.
What’s been the most challenging part of your blogging journey to date?
I work in a very socialist-minded work place so blogging about money is a little controversial. I have a lot of people challenging me on my blog, and questioning why I care so much about money. The truth is, you must be in a very privileged position for money not to play a role in your life, I’m not advocating being greedy with your money, I’m just trying to help people gain their own version of financial freedom.
Tell us about your favourite blog post (feel free to add a link!)
I’m really proud of a recent post titled ‘Simple Sustainable Swaps’. While I love creating content around the topic of saving/making money, I’ve always been really interested in sustainability and finding ways to incorporate a sustainable lifestyle on a budget. In my ‘Simple Sustainable Swaps’ post I show the small changes that I have made to reduce the impact I’m having on our wonderful planet. I hope that it encourages more people to start introducing sustainable habits
Describe your blog in four words
Sustainably savvy, financial focused
What are your future hopes and dreams for your blog?
The biggest goal for my blog is for the workload and income to be sustainable enough for me to employ my mum to assist me on my blog full-time. My mum is a real hero and she’s always said how she’d love to work for family and help me in my business ventures.
QUICKFIRE GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS:
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Recently converted early bird
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Bath or shower?
Pizza or Chinese?
Dog or cat?
Movie or box set?
Sweet or savoury?
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Emma for taking part. Check out next week’s post as I welcome another fabulous blogger.