Carrie Rocha founded PocketYourDollars.com in 2009. It is one of the most popular money-saving sites on the web. She instills financial confidence in her audience on everything from consumer issues to money management. Her book, Pocket Your Dollars (Bethany House 2013), addresses the underlying attitude changes she and her family made to eliminate $50,000+ in debt in two-and-a-half years. A sought-after media personality, Carrie has been featured on Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes.com, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney.com, FoxBusiness.com, and many other magazines and websites. She is a regular guest on the Twin Cities Live television program. Carrie also serves on National Women’s Council, the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board and is active in the Performance Marketing Association. Carrie lives with her husband and two daughters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I had the opportunity to ask Carrie a few questions about PocketYourDollars.com:
What are your favorite merchant to promote?
Tanga, Abe’s Market, Angie’s List, Crazy for Bargains, Cents of Style, Maidenform and many, many more.
What are your favorite types of deals to promote?
Product sales with free shipping.
What do you like best about the FMTC Deal Bank?
It is a shortcut way for my team to see if a coupon/discount is authorized for us in the affiliate channel. We are rule followers (to a fault) and if we aren’t supposed to use a code, then we won’t. FMTC makes it easy for us to play by the rules.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I love talking to my readers about small and medium-sized merchants they have never heard of before. I’m very open to paid placements. Apart from being an affiliate I consult with merchants to help them build strong relationships with bloggers.
When I’m not behind a computer I am helping my husband home school our two daughters. We are a family who travels – near and far, for short and long trips. We love the life we have!