It’s been a while since I last updated this blog — 2 months to be precise! Despite what it may look like, I haven’t actually abandoned GoGoAssets and wish I could’ve updated it during the time I was away. Unfortunately my decision to move into a yurt that had neither electricity nor internet access meant updating this blog was pretty much impossible. The good news is that I’m back!

Which isn’t to that I wasn’t busy. During those two months I was away, I put a lot of thought into where I wanted to take this blog next. It’s been almost a year since I started this journey, and over that time I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t — I also realize I still have a lot to learn!

So I’m going to be shaking things up a bit around here. Here are some of the few changes you’re going to see around here over the coming months:

1.) A new, more simple layout.

I’m a big fan of minimalism and monochrome websites. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be removing the photos in the headers (that often have nothing to do with what I’m writing about) and replacing them with something simpler. I also want to remove most of the colours you see on the main page and simplify the layout by removing the side columns. I have other ideas as well, but don’t want to commit to anything yet until I’ve tried them.

2.) Rethink the kind of posts that I write

I really enjoy writing my “Monthly Income & Expense” posts that detail my spending habits and what not. I also want to continue posting interview articles, since those are both fun to do and popular.  Although nobody seems to read them, I still want to continue writing my book reviews, if only to continue encouraging myself to read books on  Financial Independence. Gone will be the more personal articles about what I’m doing, things I’m considering doing (like living in a yurt), etc. I essentially want to re-focus this site on acquiring and building assets.

3.) Expand my web presence 

I never intended to make money off of this blog. My main goal was to use it as a tool to encourage myself towards my goal, meet like minded individuals, and possibly experiment with different website layout ideas. I’d say I have largely succeeded in achieving those goals. The ads that you see are there mainly to help offset the cost of hosting this blog. To be perfectly honest, however, I’ve probably made all of $5 so far on my ads, so obviously that was a failure. 

But the truth is, I do want to try my hand at making money online. I know it’s possible because I have met people that have done it very successfully. I mostly want to focus on SEO and affiliate marketing, while using social media to get eye balls on my pages. I want to chronicle this new venture here, the good, the bad and the ugly!

That’s it for now – hope you enjoy the changes!

André