Discovering the best Personal Finance content

Frequently Asked Questions

Sovereign Quest receives a lot of communication from the community, here are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I be included?

Send us an email to let us know about your blog, newsletter, podcast, or YouTube channel.

We’ll review it and let you know.

What does the review process involve?

Sovereign Quest strives to collate the best Personal Finance content, providing a tasting menu of tempting options for the audience to pick and mix from.

Sites that are behind a paywall, predatory, spammy, or benefit the creator at the expense of the consumer are screened out. Examples include sites that are primarily multi-level marketing schemes, affiliate sales funnels, or voucher code harvesters.

This triage process is somewhat subjective. Referee’s decision is final.

How can I become Champion of the Day?

The Sovereign Quest community produces entertaining content every day of the year.

Every now and then a creation is so good that it simply must be shared. Unique. Well written. Thought provoking. Original. Inspiring. Insightful. Informative. Funny. These are our Champions of the Day.

It isn’t a popularity contest or a democracy. It can’t be bought. Launching an army of bots to try and influence the outcome won’t work, as one creator discovered (don’t do this!).

Doing your best work is always the most reliable way of winning Champion of the Day, but there are a few things you can do to potentially improve your chances.

Many creators start each month by tracking their progress. This means someone doing something different is more likely to stand out from the crowd.

Christmas and the summer are also quieter periods, with many creators understandably opting to spend time with their families or have fun in the sun.

Based on the analytics data, the written word is far more popular with the Sovereign Quest community than podcasts or video. It isn’t even close.

Can my newsletter be included?

Yes, providing your newsletter host publishes a publicly accessible archive page that supports an RSS feed. Usual inclusion rules apply.

  • MailChimp[your mailchimp archive identifier]
  • Substackhttps://[your subdomain]
  • TinyLetter[your site]/archive

Why doesn’t my content show up any more?

This can occur for a number of different reasons.

Your site may be down.

Your RSS feed may be broken.

Your site’s Content Delivery Network or firewall may be blocking our requests.

You may have requested that your site be removed from the Sovereign Quest feeds.

Your content may have shifted away from being predominantly about Personal Finance.

Your content may have crossed that subjective line from being helpful to the audience to being mostly about enriching the creator at the audience’s expense.

You may have been publishing content that was dishonest, harmful, manipulative, or plagiarised.

Where are the American blogs?

Sovereign Quest is not currently targeting the North American market.

The US market is huge. Thousands of creators constantly churning out articles, posts, podcasts, and videos full of information about 401(k), health insurance, IRAs, travel hacking, and so on. A veritable firehose of content, that is already well serviced by the nice folks who operate the amazing AllStar Money, Campfire Finance and Personal Finance Blogs.

For audiences outside the US, those topics are less relatable. It can be hard for creators from elsewhere to make themselves heard amongst the cacophony. Sovereign Quest seeks to help those creators find an audience.

Why don’t the feeds include social media?

Some new creators pursue the influencer model, skipping hosting a blog or channel in favour of using a strong social media game to communicate directly with their audience.

Some of the content published this way is amazing. Awesome visualisations or decision making flowcharts posted to Instagram. Tweets and threads containing bite sized chunks of wisdom.

However, many creators also use these channels to interact with their audiences, which makes it impossible for the automated feeds to distinguish between helpful content and snippets of conversation that are meaningless to all but the participants.

How do I find my RSS feed URL?

If you would like your content to appear in the Sovereign Quest feeds then your site needs to provide a valid RSS feed. Most platforms do this natively, but some require plugins or additional code.

  • Bloggerhttps://[your site]/
  • Ghosthttps://[your site]/rss/
  • Jeckyl **requires plugin**https://[your site]/feed.xml
  • Medium[your medium username]
  • Squarespacehttps://[your site]/[url slug]?format=rss
  • Substackhttps://[your subdomain]
  • Vimeo[your channel name]/videos/rss
  • Weeblyhttps://[your site]/1/feed
  • Wixhttps://[your site]/blog-feed.xml
  • WordPresshttps://[your site]/feed/
  • YouTube[your channel identifier]