I’m not one to talk a whole lot about myself, but I am an open book. Feel free to ask me anything, and I’ll tell you all that I can. I focus on two things seven days a week–my family, and my businesses.
For My Family
I have four children (3 girls and 1 boy). They are literally the reason that I am still breathing today. There is no way that I can ever give them enough. My goal is to make them better than me, which they already have done.
For The Business
My goal is to have seven streams of income, and I plan on telling all of you how I make money online. Look around and learn about all of my businesses and all of the ways that I make money. Plus, I would love to hear how you make make money.
Who is James Shannon? Me, but when you Google me, you make get results for James Shannon Murphy. Why is this important, it’s not, but someone asked me how come I wasn’t ranking for my own name, so I did some digging, and found out that one of the sons of the late, and great, Audie Murphy was taking all of my internet fame.
More about the battle for James Shannon later.
I want to share with you the most important thing to me. They aren’t things, they are my family. My children to be more specific.
My oldest daughter is currently 18 and a student at the University of San Francisco.
My youngest daughter has a crazy obsession with anime. At the age of 11, she wants to join the entrepreneurial world and start selling slime.
Paris and Zariah aren’t the only entrepreneurs in the family. Their dad (me) obviously has a business or two that he runs.
It was not always easy, and still isn’t. I have had failures and success all along this journey. I currently have 7 streams of income that you can find information about all over this site.
Over time, my streams of income will change, and I will keep you updated. For now, here is what I’m doing, and I’ll write about everything too.
This website is one of the ways that I make money. I offer consulting services, but affiliate marketing is a huge way that I get money.
The Blare Group
The Blare Group is a group of online business solutions for people with a voice. We aid in business funding, website development, hosting, and a lot more.
Being the owner of a black owned business, I felt a need to help others just like me. Blaq Voices is a way to help African-Americans spread with being heard.
I watched my significant other make a killing with her e-commerce business selling women’s clothing. Therefore, I jumped in and started selling shades.
Outside of my four businesses, I make money doing other things too.
I invest in stocks, and it has become one of my favorite ways to make money for me and my family. I also in invest in peer-to-peer lending with Prosper.
Contrary to popular belief, I still have a job. Yup, I’m employed, and the money from my job is used to take care of my essentials. Until my other streams of income are enough to support my lifestyle, I will still work a 9 to 5. I hate working for someone else, but until I can comfortably replace it I’ll keep doing it.
Speaking of working for other people, another source of income I have is doing side hustles and gigs. I drive and deliver for Postmates (Uber Eats now), Roadie, and Instacart. I also do online tests through User Testing, complete tasks with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Focus Groups, and more. Read about all of these in the blog category, Gig Work.
Podcasts Hosted by James Shannon
I also host a few podcasts! Currently, three, and I’m working on a fourth.