Welcome to the DigitPedia personal finance blog. My name is Chris, I’m 29 and from the UK. I like to use emoji’s around the web for profile photos, but I am proud to say I do also own a real face! Here I am, apologies for the terrible quality.
It was only recently in December 2016 when I started this website properly up as a finance blog, with the main focus obviously being on how to make more money and how to spend less money! Having been interested in the topic of personal finance for years I have visited a huge amount of blogs.
I’ve always found it interesting that some of the owners chat complete rubbish. Some simply big everything up to try and get affiliate commissions yet others are very honest and brilliant to read. I felt like I would add myself to the honest category, but whilst trying to bring something different to the table when I can.
I like that others bring in cash with methods like buying things from car-boots and reselling, upcycling, or being an Avon rep – there are loads of side hustles! I’ve decided to focus more on things you can do using nothing more than your smartphone or laptop. I will cover all sorts including doing surveys, crowdworking, freelancing, owning your own blog, as well as other stuff. I will also post regular news on what could affect how much money you have.
I hope you like my header and can work out the message it sends. I like emoji’s and thought it would be fun. It is designed to explain that using DigitPedia you can learn ways to make money online and then buy cake and beer! Thanks to the awesome EmojiOne team for putting their cool emoji creations out there for people to use for free, they are great. I would also like to thank Tahsin Tahil for the excellent social media icons used on this website under the CC 3.0 license.
DigitPedia first started back in January 2007. It started out life covering technology news. Over time the content changed in focus a little bit and also started posting about websites. One of the most popular posts went live in 2013, it was about the Nectar Card reward scheme. Due to the popularity of posts like that the decision was eventually made to still cover some office gadgets that are useful, but more focus on trying to eventually try and create a sort of “Wikipedia style money making information resource”. That is where the site is at today! Lot’s of the archives can still be read because they still get traffic from Google so it made sense to keep them live.
I like to get involved in lots of communities for DigitPedia, here are some of the profiles. Alternatively keep up via RSS. Look forward to connecting with you!
- Medium personal finance articles
- Soundcloud podcasts
- Flipboard magazine
- Storify boards
- Scoop it
- Buzzfeed profile
You will find more links to other online profiles in the footer of the website. You can also follow development of the service on Github. If in doubt search for DigitPedia and you should find me.