About

Hey there! 👋

I’m based in Manchester and I’ve had a lifelong passion for talking about money. Not just how to save money, but the intricate details about how much people earn, where they invest it, and the things they’re saving for.

The only problem? Not many people want to share those things.

We’re always taught that money is a private thing, and that you should never reveal how much you make.

So I figured I’d go first (in the form of this blog.)

About Elise 🙍🏻‍♀️

I’ve been making money online since the age of 12. I create a beauty blog that soon evolved into an online diary about my life–and it attracted attention of huge brands like MoneySuperMarket, who send me free stuff and cash to get coverage on my blog.

A few hundreds of pounds isn’t bad for a teenager running a blog after school, right?

Since then, I’ve tried tons of other ways to diversify my income and ready the holy grail “passive income” (which, surprise, surprise, is rarely passive at all.)

That includes:

  • Surveys
  • Freelance writing
  • Blogging

I built a 6-figure freelance writing business by the age of 21 💪

The biggest and most sustainable source of income is my B2B freelance writing business. With the risk of this sounding like a “pay me and I’ll teach you to be rich!!!” message, I make 6-figures per month. And, truth is: It’s not that hard to do.

It just takes time–one of the main things you need to make money. (The second is an existing wad of cash.)

I created My9to5Sucks after knowing what it feels like to be in an underpaid job, looking for ways to make more money, and put your money to work. I had a 9-to-5 job at an agency. While I loved the work, I was earning less than £1,000 per month.

About My 9-to-5 Sucks 🖥

You’re going to work, paying your debts, and putting a roof over your head. There’s not much left afterwards. You’re left thinking: “What do I actually work for?”

That’s not a nice way to feel. Which is why you’re here.

My9to5Sucks aims to be your one-stop shop for solid, no-BS financial advice.

I want to open discussions about money to help you get paid what you deserve–be that through negotiating a raise and making your work-life easier, or running a side hustle.

But money talk doesn’t stop there.

We’ll also talk about budgeting and saving to keep money in your pocket for future goals. And we’ll touch on investing–a simple, no-jargon way to put your money to work.

…And it all started off the back of one tweet:

So, are you ready to take control over your money?