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Starting Over On My Podcast

You may have noticed that I haven’t produced a podcast episode in a while.  In fact my last episode came out on May 12th of this year and I have a good reason for it.

First off, I started a completely brand new blog called Wallet Impact and I’ve been spending a lot of time there and as you may have noticed I haven’t been spending a whole lot of time here on Stumble Forward.

I still plan to release content here on Stumble Forward but the podcast is done for the most part but that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to do anymore podcast.

In fact I’m in the beginning stages of starting a brand new podcast but rather moving it under the Wallet Impact brand.  However before I do this I am conducting a survey to learn more about the people who listen to podcast to see what they would be the most interested in hearing.

As a result I have put this 8 Question Podcast Survey together which you can take right now.

This survey will help me determine the direction I should take this podcast in and what specifically people are really looking for when it comes to content.

My Big Mistake

You see when I launched The Stumble Forward Podcast I made a few big mistakes right off the bat.

First, I didn’t pick a clearly defined niche but rather just went with a more general personal finance podcast.  Not defining my niche has left people somewhat confused as to what the whole podcast is really about.

With the new podcast it’s going to be about helping people escape the paycheck to paycheck trap and taking control of your finances.  In fact I already have some great ideas for the podcast but I want to make sure it is exactly what people are really looking for and that is why I’m conducting a survey.

Secondly, my podcast episodes were all over the place.  Since I didn’t pick a niche topic I found a lot of my weekly topics going all over the place.  One week I might be talking about getting out of debt and the next week I might be covering how to start an online business.

The problem with this is I’m constantly going all over the place with my site rather than staying focused in one specific area.

Finally, I wasn’t focusing on my audience.  When I originally started the podcast I didn’t focus in on what my audience wanted at all.  I made assumptions on what people wanted based on what I wanted and this is a bad way to go.

This is primarily why I am conducting my survey, because I want to create something that will be the most beneficial to everyone.

Take The Survey Now

To wrap up take a moment and share your thoughts on this survey.  You will not only help me out but you will also have input into the direction of this new podcast as well.  So take the survey by clicking the link below.

Finally, I should also mention that I am up to 10 people who have already taken the survey and if I get at least a total of 30 people who respond over the next few weeks I will share the result right here on this blog.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been spending a lot of time here on  Well there’s a good reason for that, and as you can tell by the title I’ve started a brand new blog called Wallet Impact.

Why I Started Wallet Impact

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I started this blog for a lot of different reasons, so here are a few of the reasons I started this new blog.

The Thrill Of Starting A New Blog.  I don’t know about you but starting a new blog has somewhat of a thrill to it with me.  I guess that’s just the geek in me speaking but it really does bring me that entrepreneurial high.


What Would It Be Like To Start Over.   For a long time I’ve always wondered what it would if be like if I started over.  As a beginning blogger back in 2008 I had no idea what I was doing.  I couldn’t even load a plug-in, if you know what I mean.

Now that I’ve been doing this for nearly 6 years now I’ve gotten a pretty good grasp as to what I wish I would have done and things I never should have done.

In fact the ideas are literally pouring out of mind.  I have a lot of things in store for Wallet Impact and it will all be revealed soon enough.


Not Well Defined.  One of my biggest issues with Stumble Forward is that this site tends to be all over the place.  One day I could be talking about investing and the next day I could be talking about staying out of debt.

Doing this dilutes my impact when it comes to my site.  For example, let’s say you love sports cars and I write a great article about how Ferraris are the best car and then the next I follow that up with how to buy the right minivan.

The problem is their is a complete disconnect and the people who really liked the article on Ferraris would be completely turned off by the next days article on minivans.


Allows Me To Experiment.  One of the great things this has also allowed me to do is experiment with other ideas.  For example I started an email list with Aweber and I wrote an ebook called My 3 Step Plan To Save $1000 in 30 Days that I give away for free.

On top of that I’ve also been experimenting with the graphics for each article.  Instead of just putting any old image on an article  I’ve been using Pic Monkey to put together some pretty decent images.  I wouldn’t say they are top notch but I’ve definitely taken things up a level there.  Below are a couple graphics I recently put together.

Escaping The Paycheck To Paycheck Trap

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Allows Me To Focus On A Very Specific Niche.  Starting a new blog allows me to focus on a very specific niche rather than just being all over the place as I previously mentioned.

With Wallet Impact I am focusing on young families who want to escape the paycheck to paycheck, stop getting by, and start living.


No Advertising.  Finally, the last thing I am doing with Wallet Impact that I haven’t done with any other website is not posting any ads on the site.  With Stumble Forward I’ve made the majority of it’s income off of advertising.

Now don’t get me wrong advertising is a great way to earn some extra income but one thing I feel it hurt the most was my audience.  More than that it can be misleading and contradictory to the message I am trying to put out there.

This does not mean I won’t be earning income from this site though. Rather I plan to promote affiliate products that are inline with my audiences goals and also create products that do this as well.

To say the least this is completely new territory for me.

Here Are A Few Articles To Check Out

To get a taste for the content I’ve been writing here are a few articles to check out.

Final Thoughts…

Finally, if you would like to follow along with my new site you can sign up to my newsletter and I’ll send you my FREE 3 Step Plan To Save A $1000 In 30 Days.  You can Sign Up Here!

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