Catch up on my top articles, podcasts and videos from the last 12 months.
Over the last 12 months I’ve produced more content than ever before, writing 174 articles, recording 84 episodes of my Cash Chats podcast and uploading 142 videos to YouTube. And that’s not including countless deals posted here on the blog and Instagram!
No doubt even the most regular readers among you won’t have managed to take in all that money-saving and making content. So here’s a look at the highlights that are still well worth a look.
I’ve shared the most read, listened to and viewed over the year, which lends an obvious bias to content produced earlier in the year, so for each category I’ve also shared my personal favourite from the year.
And I’d also like to say thank you to all of you who consumer my content. This year will be my biggest by a long way, with more than 4 million views across all content. That’s double 2020’s figures. I couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks!
The Be Clever With Your Cash blog in 2021
It’s been another record year for visits to this site. In total 1.9 million people (up from 1.2 million last year) came to Be Clever With Your Cash reading a total of just over 2.8 million pages (up from 1.6 million in 2020).
People looking at these sections for the best savings accounts and current accounts were as ever a huge part of the traffic, along with pages offering deals.
Elsewhere the most read new articles published this year included:
- Nationwide’s new bank switching offer – how to get up to £125
- Deliveroo Plus – is it worth it?
- How to get O2 Priority if you’re not on O2
- Are recipe boxes worth the money?
The Andy Clever Cash YouTube channel in 2021
2021 was the year where YouTube really grew for me. I started 2020 with 4,100 subscribers and by the time you read this that figure could well have just nudged over 20,000.
Views were also phenomenal, with more than 1.2 million taking place across all the videos – that’s almost 1 million more than in 2020.
Alongside the usual video guides, I also held 34 live Ask Andy Q&A’s which have been an amazing way to connect with you every other week.
The most viewed videos created this year included a number of “best for 2021 videos”, which I won’t share below as they’re obviously out of date (new versions are coming in the next few weeks). But of the rest, these had the most views:
- Cancel Sky TV: Why you need to do it now (89k views)
- How much does Sky Glass cost? (33k views)
- Monzo Bank review (21k views)
- Plum app review (19k views)
- Best mobile banking apps (18k views)
It’s hard to pick a favourite here, but I love the format of the monthly updates on savings, banking and credit cards, while this week’s look at the best budgeting apps took more than a day to research, film and edit – so I hope it does well!
Watch new videos every week on our channel, plus a regular live Q&A
The Cash Chats podcast in 2021
There have been a total of 172,000 downloads (up by 46,000 from 2020) of Cash Chats, firmly placing it in the top 1% of podcasts WORLDWIDE.
I managed to publish at least one episode a week all year, bringing the number of consecutive weeks to 102! Podcasting might be smaller than the others, and not really bring in any income, but I love being able to speak to guests or just chat to you each week.
This year also saw the launch of a new bonus Friday episode called Your Money, This Week, and that was part of 2021 being the biggest year for my podcast.
The most listened to episodes this year were:
- Cash Chats #219: Four easy side hustles
- Cash Chats #218: Pensions 101 (the basics)
- Cash Chats #200: Easy ways to make hundreds of pounds free cash
- Cash Chats #155: Take control of your finances in 2021
- Cash Chats #209: Making money from your current account
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