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About Daniel

Daniel Johnson


Welcome to Poorasdirt.com – the Career agony aunt and thrifty advisor to hundreds of users since our inception in 2011.

You might know me (Daniel Johnson) from my regular posting on other forums, I’m a regular at just about every recruitment and selection, or Money Saving Forum out there, it comes with good reason too – check out my story for a run down of how I got into blogging and why I continue to answer reader questions every single day.

This website has grown and grown since it’s inception, we now receive on average 200 unique visitors a day, who stay on the site for an incredible 6 minutes on average.  This means to me that I’m doing something right here (or my audience are just slow readers!).  In April 2013 I took on Sarah Lewitt, a regular contributor over at lifehacker as a part time writer, which has given me the opportunity to work on other projects, such as my 52weeksofgeek project where I indluge myself in all things technology!

So What Is PoorAsDirt.com All about?

In a nutshell, we are recruitment specialists who have a huge desire to help people achieve their goals – be that starting up your own company (check out our Business Section) or climbing up the corporate ladder.

With the economic downturn in 2008 both I, and many of my friends found it very hard to get back into work – I wasn’t to be deterred though, and I worked hard to get a job, and used PoorAsDirt.com as a tool to show my employers how far I would go to get back into work.  It became an overnight success with thousands of visitors.  I was taken on my Hewlett Packard after being redundant for only 3 weeks.

So What’s the Message?

If you are here, reading this – then you are one step on the way to getting your life back on track.  Think how many of your compatriots are at home and not working on getting back into work?  You will get back, with our support, the support of your family and everyone that cares for you.

What’s next?

– Read our Articles over on the homepage, and select the category that interests you the most.

– If you have a particular query then you should definitely contact Sarah and I using our integrated contact form!

– Get in touch via twitter @poor_as_dirt and we can give some personalized advice to help you get back on your way.

“You can’t help me”…

YES WE CAN.  We have helped people of all ages, from all countries (the rules of work are almost identical in every country) and all nationalties.  From the coal miner retraining as a mechanic, to the retired gardener starting her how business.  We can help.

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