About Us

The mission of Trends and Tactics is to help you live life on your terms by showcasing the best personal finance and entrepreneurship trends out there, and the tactics to implement them successfully.

To accomplish this mission, we develop in-depth guides and interview successful entrepreneurs across industries. We have been mentioned in publications like Yahoo Finance, GoBanking Rates, DataBox, NewsBreak, and more.

Editorial Guidelines

At Trends & Tactics, creating quality content is critical to our process. Our expert writers create one-of-a-kind and evidence based content aimed to improve the lives of our readers. Our content will always be rooted in research and data.

If you have any questions or find an article needs to be updated, please let us know by contacting us via our contact form. 

Our Story

When starting my first online business, I found myself sifting through mountains of blog posts only to find half baked answers on growing an eBay business. 

In other words, the information was surface-level, and didn’t dive deep into the topic and explain the actual steps to get there… a.k.a the tactics.

After countless mistakes and spending far too much on postage my first few months, I eventually figured it out, and have now sold thousands on eBay alone.

I chalked up this learning experience as a 1 time thing.

But to my surprise, the same cycle kept happening whether learning about other side hustles, paying down debt, or career growth. It didn’t take long to realize I wasn’t the only one going on wild goose chases across the internet for answers… I knew there needed to be a better solution.

Trends and Tactics aims to demystify business and finance topics so you can be more successful and live the life you want.

The Editorial Team

John-Paul Cody (Founder)

John-Paul Cody is the creator of Trends & Tactics, with the mission of helping people live life on their terms through entrepreneurship.John-Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently works in data analytics and marketing.

Belinda Elliott (Author)

Belinda has been a professional writer for more than 20 years and serves as a career coach in her community helping job seekers with all aspects of their job search. Her educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a master’s in journalism.


Tara Caruso (Author)

Tara is a licensed real estate agent in Southwest, FL. She helps buyers and investors find their dream home by educating them about real estate and how they can use it as an investment.

Rebekah Pierce (Author)

Rebekah is a writer who covers all things education, business, agriculture, and finance. She owns a small farm business in upstate New York. Her educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Lawrence University and a master’s in special education from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Timothy Ronaldson (Author)

Tim is a classically-trained journalist who loves to share knowledge and information with others. In the past, he has worked in TV, online and print media, and currently works with companies to help design, create and strategize their messaging.

Erin Schollaert (Author)

Erin is a business teacher and mother of three. When she’s not in the classroom or fulfilling her obligations as an A+ hockey and lacrosse mom, she’s working on her latest article.

Nikki Davidson (Author)

Nikki Davidson is a freelance TV and print journalist who covers finance and real estate news for media outlets across the country. She’s also a chronic side-hustler and YouTuber who creates videos about reselling clothing online (Channel Name: Sew Much 2 Wear).

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