My name is Matt Wolfe
and I’m an online entrepreneur. I love building online businesses and I love blogging. I love both so much that I created a business that teaches people how to blog and I created a blog that teaches people how to create a business.
Blogging makes me passive income
Basically, I started blogging back in about 2005. I was a finance major in college and I loved talking personal finance and money management. My first blog was entitled “How I Will Be Rich” and was all about growing wealth. I was a huge fan of Ramit Sethi’s blog, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and must admit that my blog’s name was a little bit inspired by his…
As I started to see some success making money with Adsense and selling ad space on my site, I decided that it would be a good idea to create a second blog about another passion of mine at the time, health. I teamed up with good friend, Joe Fier, and we built “Be Healthy and Relax”. This site is still out there generating income to this day.
I began creating sites in all sorts of other niches to create more and more passive income streams. Most of them are still out there and bringing in money every single month. I have a site about gardening, a site about bowling, a site about basketball, a site that compares various diets, and many more. They are all out there just generating passive income through Adsense and banner ads and I rarely update any of them. I just keep cranking out new ones.
In 2009 I took the leap and went “full time”
During this whole time I was creating these blogs I was working for the family business. In 2009 the family decided that it was time to sell the business due to the economic climate and the housing crisis.
A new owner came in and just began to treat all of the existing employees like crap. He was a complete jerk and no one could stand him. One by one, all of the original employees started dropping. No one could put up with this guy. Fortunately for me, I was an indispensable asset to the company that knew how to operate the business. Unfortunately for my boss at the time, I couldn’t care less about making a jerk like him richer. He got in my face one too many times and I walked out the door…
I wasn’t making huge amounts of money yet but I knew I’d figure it out…
I did figure it out… And since then I’ve basically kept a journal of my entire journey to internet success on this blog. So I’d like to share some posts with you that will help put everything in to perspective… These posts will show you milestones in my online career and show you exactly how I got to where I am today…
My story in blog posts…
July 1st, 2009
My first blog post on this site
July 21st, 2009
I started to see little bits of success
July 25th, 2009
An explanation of how I started really earning
December 10th, 2009
I landed on my first product launch leaderboard
December 29, 2009
I review everything I accomplished in 2009
July 27th, 2010
A timeline of everything that’s happened so far
January 20, 2011
I review everything I accomplished in 2010
February 2, 2012
Here is the income I generated in the month of January, 2012
Some Cool Pictures of People I’ve Met
P.S. If you’re interested in what I’m up to personally (non-business related stuff), I have a personal blog at http://mattwolfe.wordpress.com/.