Joe on TV: Part Time Jobs Which Can Change Your Life

by Joe Plemon on March 29, 2011

No, I am not sitting by the phone waiting for Fox to offer me Bill O’Reilly’s time slot, but I have actually been on TV a few times as a “Smart Money Expert”.   Yesterday I discussed “Part Time Jobs That Can Change Your Life” , based on a post I had written on the same topic.

So, just in case you have four minutes to watch this segment, click here.

Let me know what you think.  I promise: you won’t hurt my feelings!

Tease question:  how many bloggers can you name who fit into the number two tip?

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krantcents March 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Although there may be various reasons for starting the blog, there is a common reason for using the income to reduce expenses or increase income. Most of the bloggers, we interact with have a similar goal.

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Darren March 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Congrats Joe! I think that’s a huge accomplishment to get on TV. How did you make it happen?

I don’t know of too many bloggers who’ve successfully made it their full-time gig. I’m sure the person you were referring to in the video was Bob from ChristianPF, right?

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joeplemon March 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

@krantcents,
I agree those are common reasons for starting a blog. Some keep that “part time job” for a year or less; others stick it out for several years. Very few, I would guess, actually transition to full time bloggers.

@Darren,
Thanks. Besides blogging, I also write a weekly newspaper column for two local newspapers. Kevin, the guy who was taking part in the TV interview, reads my column and asked me to come on his show. The section you saw was my third time on. It is a little bit of a hassle…I have to get up at 5 AM and drive about 45 minutes to be on TV for 4 minutes. But it is kind of fun too, so I will keep coming on if they continue to ask.

You win the prize; as you surmised, I was referring to Bob.

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Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer April 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Joe, I enjoyed watching your segment. I had no idea that you’re a regular newspaper columnist.

I love newspapers and hate the cutbacks in interesting reading in them.

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joeplemon April 4, 2011 at 9:40 am

Kay Lynn,
Yep. I was a columnist two years before I started blogging. Writing for a newspaper is enjoyable because I simply write…without all of the tech/SEO/etc required for blogging. But you are right: paper newspapers are on a downhill slide, and will most likely be obsolete someday.

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Bob April 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Joe,
you crack me up! I was watching the vid and you started talking about your friend, and I was thinking to myself, “that sounds like me”…

We need to get to a Cards game this summer – whatdya think?

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