Starting up and maintaining a website/blog is a lot of hard work as I quickly found out.
Although this has been a labor of love, to paraphrase Jim Dahle of the White Coat Investor, “If there is an opportunity to monetize an endeavor, you would be a fool not to take it.”
If you can get paid for what you are doing anyway, why not take advantage of it?
From the beginning I have had some attempts at monetizing my blog that I did not care for, namely using Google AdSense (which should more appropriately be called Google AdCents because, unless you are a big time website, it pays out pennies a day).
As a radiologist I am a very visual person and it pained me to see my content get visually disrupted by sporadic ads (often having nothing to do with the topic at hand) inserted in places I had no control of.
As my readership grew (thank you by the way), I was able to make some meaningful connections with sponsors who have graciously agreed to support this blog in exchange for promoting their services (in the form of banner ads you see on the right side panel and occasional guest or sponsored posts).
I am quite selective with which companies I allow advertising on my site and do not just go for the bottom line dollar amounts.
Although I may or may not use some of their services, after great interactions, as well as seeing their advertisements on other well respected websites, I feel comfortable that these sponsors are indeed part of the “good guys” and really look out for their client’s best interests.
[If you do use these services and find this to be contrary, please let me know and I will look into it further and end that relationship if still not satisfied with the explanations.]
If you are looking for experts in a particular field that is served by one of the XRAYVSN advertisers, I ask a favor that you do give them the opportunity to serve you and if so please mention that you were directed to their company because of XRAYVSN (which will allow them to feel the impact of their advertising dollars on this site and hopefully wish to continue this relationship with me).
Hopefully I will never have to resort back to Google AdSense and keep my website visually the way I intended it to be.
THE SPONSOR HONOR ROLL:
Having gone through the experience herself, Stephanie Pearson, MD, was an OBGyn specialist who had her medical career jeopardized by an unfortunate encounter with one of her patients.
Unable to continue her medical practice as intended, Stephanie was dismayed that the disability benefits she was entitled to were not granted and even required court intervention.
Fed up with system, Stephanie founded Pearson Ravitz and became a champion for her fellow physicians so that they could avoid the ordeal she endured.
As a physician, she is able to speak our language, and, using her expertise in medicine and her experience with her own disability claim issues, can help formulate the appropriate coverage necessary for your medical practice.
PKA Insurance Group Inc.
Pradeep Audho is an independent insurance broker and the owner of PKA Insurance Group Inc.
Based in MA, but licensed to practice nationwide.
His focus is on Disability and Life insurance.
Pradeep has many years of experience providing clients with Disability and Life insurance.
He represents all the major own-occupation disability insurance carriers.
Many of his clients are immigrant physicians and he is very experienced with the additional issues they may encounter when purchasing insurance products on a work-visa or as a non-US citizen.
You can request a disability quote here.
And you can also run instant Term Life insurance quotes by clicking here.
REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION:
37th Parallel Properties
37th Parallel Properties is a private real estate syndication company that allows accredited investors to gain access to large commercial grade class B multifamily apartments.
In 2018, 37th Parallel was named for the 3rd consecutive year in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies.
One of the main principals of the company is a physician himself, Dennis Bethel, M.D. who was kind enough to place himself under the X-ray Beam and give great insight and many resources for those considering investing in real estate.
I have invested in 37th Parallel Properties since May, 2017 and have had wonderful experience with this company and I continue to be involved in ongoing deals (currently 6 separate offerings).
NET WORTH TRACKING/WEALTH MANAGEMENT
I am a huge fan of Personal Capital and take advantage of their very free generous online tools to help me analyze my portfolio and make sure my asset allocations are where they are supposed to be.
I was so moved by the many features I had at my disposal using the Personal Capital website that I created two posts detailing the benefits that everyone has available completely for free:
- It’s Your Capital. Make It Personal
- It’s Your Capital. Make It Personal Part II
- Step by step guide how to unlock all the benefits of Personal Capital
[There is also a separate paid service offered by Personal Capital where they have professional management of your portfolio for those who want a more hands off investing experience.]
If you are a medical professional there are research companies out there that will compensate you for your expertise on all sorts of topics.
It is a great way to earn some side-income during your downtime.
M3 Global Research
M3 Global Research is a company that I have personally used and have had excellent results.
The surveys are straightforward and typically geared towards your particular specialty.
There are many options in terms of how you want to be reimbursed and I have never had an issue receiving what is owed to me.
If you are a company that would like to sponsor XRAYVSN and consider yourself “one of the good guys and gals” in the financial field with a philosophy that aligns with that of this website and its readers, please contact me for further details on how to add your name to the above illustrious list.
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