What can I say? We’re human. We change our minds.
This last June, we announced that this blog would be moving in a different direction. And that’s true. But not completely. Well, hold on, let me just start by giving you some backstory.
When we started blogging about our purchase of the laundromats back in November 2014, we started seeing some significant growth in traffic. Then in March 2015, we posted “We Bought a Laundromat and It’s All About the Numbers“, and since then that little post has been viewed 70,000+ times (yeah, we were pretty blown away when we looked it up).
In fact, that one post has actually risen to the front page on Google when someone searches for information about purchasing a laundromat. (Go ahead, try it. Open up Google and type something like “how to buy a laundromat” or “how much money do laundromats make”, and more than likely, we’re in the Top 5 and in some cases, we’re #1.)
Without even trying, we’ve become a resource for other people wanting to do the same thing we did; buy a semi-passive business and become laundromat owners.
That’s originally why we decided to change the direction of this blog. We wanted to give our readers more of what they wanted. More laundromats.
Deep Thoughts and Late Nights
But…after a lot of discussion and research and some more discussion, we are giving the land of laundromats it’s own site. I mean, when you think about it, who comes to a personal finance blog looking to start up a brick and mortar business?
So…we’ve launched Laundromats101.com!
We have spent the last few months working hard to build a site we can be proud of. Our aim is to be the go-to landing spot for entrepreuneurs and investors interested in purchasing, managing and profiting with laundromats.
Since we published our latest guide to laundromat investing, sales have taken off and our own forecasts have been exceeded. The website felt like a natural next step, and we feel really lucky that this opportunity to add another income stream to our portfolio has basically fallen into our lap.
So, What Does This All Mean?
This blog, MyShinyNickels.com, will continue to document our journey to financial independence; including our experience in earning income online. The laundromat-oriented content will then move to the new site once we launch. Since the book is producing a decent income, our goal is to make Laundromats101.com the free resource we wish we had when we started out ourselves.
So, if you want to find out more about owning your own laundromat, subscribe and bookmark our new site at Laundromats101.com. To continue watching our journey to financial independence, and a behind-the-scenes look at building a website that produces income, stay right here at MyShinyNickels.com.
A Big Thank You
Lastly, for those faithful readers who have been here through it all…from the first post about our financial independence journey, through the “laundromat phase”, and now back again…
Thank you for sticking with this sometimes schizophrenic blog that has an occasional identity crisis.
Thank you for the opportunity you’ve given us to branch out and create something new.
Thank you for supporting us and reminding us why we do this.
We’re looking forward to continuing this blog and making it everything it was intended to be, while giving our “laundromat kingdom” it’s rightful place on the interwebs at Laundromats101.com. Until next time…