6 Things Small Businesses Should Outsource

There is a freelancer for almost every industry in the world. In this country alone, they make up about one-third of the workforce and that number is expected to increase to more than 50% in the next ten years. There are dozens of platforms online to help you find these workers. All it takes to find the right person for the job is a few clicks of your computer mouse. As an entrepreneur, you likely want to try to do everything. But with this horde of independent contractors all looking for work, why not focus your time and talents on your skill set? Which of course, is growing your business. Delegation is part of the process of owning a business and growing it. You can’t scale if you’re trying to do everything yourself. Here are 6 things that small businesses can and should outsource to make their lives easier. 1. […]

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10 Companies That Took Off in Unexpected Ways

We constantly hear about the Microsofts and Apples of the world. The garage band companies from humble places. But those companies were a semblance of what they would eventually become. What about the companies that took a chance on something new? What about the jokes people expected to go nowhere? These are the surprising stories that continually surprise us. We’ll start with a company you may not have heard of. And don’t worry, it’s not actually a joke. 1. Potato Parcel When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? Letter writing is a lost art. So, there has to be a better way than Amazon to buoy the failing U.S. Postal Service, right? How about potatos? No, not bulk shipments from Idaho, but messages sent via potato. What began a satirical joke turned into a successful business called Potato Parcel. Of course, sending a potato as […]

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13 Unique Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

Children can start learning about money as early as age three. One of the best ways to do this is by not always buying something when you go into a store. If your kid wants something, you tell them “there isn’t enough money right now for that, but if we wait patiently, we will eventually be able to buy it.” Children are better at reasoning through these things than we give them credit for. They will make the connection between the waiting and the money and the eventuality of buying even if they can’t see or understand actual numbers yet. Now, your kid may not have an entrepreneurial bent as early as 3 years of age. At some point, they will want a “lemonade stand” in their life. You should be ready to help them achieve their little entrepreneurial dreams. It’s entirely possible for your little one to learn about […]

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How to Deal With Entrepreneurial Debt

According to everyone around you, debt is normal. The average American household owns $139.5 thousand in debt. School and housing loans make up a large chunk of that number for each person. Even if you’re not among the highly indebted, as an entrepreneur, you’re told to spend. Even if you don’t have the money, you’re supposed to miraculously attract customers with outbound marketing, SEO services, and expensive video production equipment. At every turn is the temptation to go into even more debt. While some debt might be unavoidable, there are ways to handle your debts in such a way as not to drown. 1. Destroy Any Other Previous Debt If you’re already drowning in debt, it may not be the time to invest money in a business. If you’re hoping for a business loan, you need to have good credit. Most people are only in the “fair” range (on average, […]

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How to Sink Your Teeth into Real Estate Without Buying Property

Right now is one of the best times to get into real estate investing. Price growth is slated to slow and then pick up speed again. And we’ve seen only a marginal bump in mortgage rates. All of this spurs confidence in the market even if inventory is down. And with confidence comes increase in prices and increase in value. You’ve got to get on the cart now before it climbs too high. But if you don’t necessarily want to bind yourself with a mortgage and a house you can’t sell for a while, there are other ways to invest in real estate. Here are a few methods investors use to increase their dividends. 1. Grab Those REITs While They’re Still Hot A real estate investment trust is a company that owns or finances real estate. Said real estate must produce income for it to be a real estate investment […]

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Five Myths About Passive Income You probably Still Believe

Time is the great equalizer. In the grand scheme of things, you don’t get much more of it than I do. On average, we only live 80 years. No wonder many of us are scrambling to free up more time. We realize that if we want to accomplish our life goals, we need to spend less time making a living. Passive income seems like a great solution. While passive income is achievable, it’s not as easy as other bloggers make it out to be. Myths perpetrate through lazy blogging. Some of us have swallowed these myths with gusto. Here are five you should probably quit believing. 1. You Need a Bunch of Money to Make Passive Income Brian Clark turned Coppyblogger into a $7 million company with a mere $1,000. Now that might seem like a decent sum to a few of you out there but think of the ROI on […]

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Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Name Sales Ever

When it comes to making money online, we all have our own story on how we first got started. For myself, it was actually back in the mid-90s in the AOL Web Diner Chat Room. I was making 46×860 graphic banners for people and their websites, and they would then send me a dollar in the mail! Keep in mind, this was way before anything like PayPal was around. After that, I found myself in the world of affiliate marketing, and that’s when things really started to scale quickly! Now that you know my story, it’s time for you to read about how others got their start with making money online as well. Be sure to read through each of the blogger, business owner, and entrepreneur stories below to see which you relate to most! When did you first realize you could start making ‘real money’ online, and with what […]

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Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Name Sales Ever

When it comes to making money online, we all have our own story on how we first got started. For myself, it was actually back in the mid-90s in the AOL Web Diner Chat Room. I was making 46×860 graphic banners for people and their websites, and they would then send me a dollar in the mail! Keep in mind, this was way before anything like PayPal was around. After that, I found myself in the world of affiliate marketing, and that’s when things really started to scale quickly! Now that you know my story, it’s time for you to read about how others got their start with making money online as well. Be sure to read through each of the blogger, business owner, and entrepreneur stories below to see which you relate to most! When did you first realize you could start making ‘real money’ online, and with what […]

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3 Money Saving Tips You Won’t Regret Following

About 50% of people in the United States are lazy with their money. They haven’t put money away for retirement and they’ve generally only saved about $1,000. It gets worse. Only 15% of people in the U.S. have over $10,000 in savings. There is really no excuse for this. Some might cite familial or situational issues. I’m betting, if you polled most people on what they use their money for, those who saved little could make different choices. Education is key. If you don’t know how to handle your money, then how are you going to handle your money well? Well, if you are one of those unfortunate people, here’s your chance. 1. Put Aside Two Paychecks This Year The fall and spring are generally the cheapest months of the year when it comes to your utility bills. This could vary by region, so do your own research. Why do […]

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How to Fail at Affiliate Marketing

In 2016, retailers in the United States spend almost $5 billion on affiliate marketing. In the next few years, that number will grow to almost 7 billion dollars. You heard all of these incredible numbers and you dreamed of how a piece of that pie could be yours. It’s months later and you’ve made absolutely zilch. Hours of work to make less than a beggar on skid row. You’re probably looking for someone to shame you, right? Tell you all the things you did wrong? Great! So let’s get to it! Here is a guide on how to fail miserably at affiliate marketing. 1. Jump Right In Because “You’ve Got This” Really, you should just skip the research phase of this business because you can make money online without lifting a finger, right? All you have to do is look up the “Top Ten Most Lucrative Affiliate Networks,” sign up and […]

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Top 5 Side Hustle Ideas

You could be making exponential amounts of extra cash if you do this one thing. Start a side hustle. The days of “getting by” on your bi-weekly paycheck are over; when the work day ends, people start making money with their part-time job or side venture. Not only does this increase your overall income, it allows you to be creative in a different role than you’re accustomed to in your 9-5. Side hustles can get you through a tight month of bills, help you save more for the future, and allow you to earn more while having fun. Ready to start making money? Check out the following top 5 side hustle ideas. 1. Drive for Uber/Lyft If you’re wondering how to start a side hustle with an irregular normal-job schedule, this one’s for you. Driving for one of these great platforms allows you to pick your own hours, work close […]

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How Many Eggs Are in Your Basket? 5 Investment Ideas that Require Few Dollars

Ever wonder why Martin Scorsese opened the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” with a coke addled investment banker hiring a green behind the ears wannabe? Because chasing high returns is addictive as cocaine. It’s an ironic foreshadow. And chasing high returns is about as unwise as getting addicted to cocaine. Which is why we’re here to talk about small investments that, over time, could actually make some good money. It’s the age old wisdom that says, “slow and steady wins the race.” With these investment ideas, you won’t be tempted to jump out of a building if the stock market crashes. Yes, you’ll need some resources. It wouldn’t be called investment if you didn’t have to invest.  But you won’t need much to get started. 1. Invest in Your Peers Without the smartphone app economy, peer-to-peer lending would not be possible. Sure, we could say that it all began […]

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5 Easy to Use Websites and Apps for Making Money through Side Hustling

When it comes to making money online, we all have our own story on how we first got started. For myself, it was actually back in the mid-90s in the AOL Web Diner Chat Room. I was making 46×860 graphic banners for people and their websites, and they would then send me a dollar in the mail! Keep in mind, this was way before anything like PayPal was around. After that, I found myself in the world of affiliate marketing, and that’s when things really started to scale quickly! Now that you know my story, it’s time for you to read about how others got their start with making money online as well. Be sure to read through each of the blogger, business owner, and entrepreneur stories below to see which you relate to most! When did you first realize you could start making ‘real money’ online, and with what […]

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7 Moneymaking Apps to Turn Your Phone into a Passive Income Machine

The average American adult spends about 86 hours a month on their smartphone.  What could you do with 86 extra hours a month? Train for an Ultramarathon? Learn a new language? Make money? Instead of giving up your smartphone addiction. (Who wants to do that anyway?) Why not turn your addiction into a moneymaking machine? Did you know that apps exist in the world that will make you either passive or nearly passive income? Here are the ten apps I found that are more than likely going to make you some decent pocket change. 1. Slidejoy We all love ads, right? Well, when we’re making money off them, of course. Otherwise, they might just be a mild annoyance at the corner of your screen. If you’re an affiliate marketer, you’re already familiar with making money from ads. But what if you could be advertised to and make money at the […]

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Five Signs You Should Quit Your Job and Live Your Dreams

“Just do it. Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” Whatever Shia Labeouf intended by his 30-minute performance art, these two phrases are the most oft memed and gifed. He screams “JUST DO IT!” and softly speaks the next phrase. It’s jarring and at the same time uplifting. Dreamers get a pedestal in our society only if they don’t keep their dreams to themselves. A dream ceases to be a dream once it becomes reality. Are you converting your dreams to reality or are you biding your time? Would you rather be Mr. Anderson in a cubicle or Neo following the white rabbit? And how do you know the difference between the two? Today I’m going to free your mind. By the time you finish this article, you will know whether you should continue in your current job or quit and make the dream a reality. 1. You’re Bored to Death […]

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Prepare Now or Perish: 5 Fascinating Jobs of the Future

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the buggy industry went through a crisis. A new invention was about to take the jobs of hundreds of thousands of craftsmen and parts manufacturers. And the horse breeding industry was about to take a hit as well. It was the end of the Industrial Revolution. Machines continually replaced both skilled and unskilled laborers. The car was about to do it again. Protests happened, but the juggernaut could not be stopped. While it took 50 years to completely displace the horse and buggy, it happened. But the advent of the car created a whole slew of new jobs from mechanics to body repairmen to car electricians. We’re in the midst of a similar revolution. Automation is disassembling jobs. Even writers could find themselves out of a job someday because of AI and machine learning. But with such change comes new things. New […]

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What You Can Learn from This 19-Year-Old Bitcoin Investor

  Crypto still makes me nervous. Maybe it’s the fact I was coming of age between 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. I graduated from college during the aftermath of that crisis. And then I see the people who are already rich because of cryptocurrency investments and I wonder if my feelings are wrong. Besides, I’m no Luke Skywalker here. I can’t really trust my feelings can I? There is one bitcoin investor out there who is already a millionaire after seven years and he’s saying everybody should ignore their “feelings” about bitcoin and invest. His name is Erik Finman and he’s only 19. 1. The Kid Who Invested His Birthday Money Most kids will spend their birthday money on a new video game or toy. And if they get $1,000 dollars for their birthday, then they buy a computer or a virtual reality headset. But not Erik Finman. Finman […]

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How to Make Money on YouTube in 5 Easy Steps

YouTube is a completely different place than it was only a few years ago. Back in the heyday of YouTube, even the smallest YouTuber could make a little bit of side cash. Now, it’s harder than ever to make money directly from YouTube. Why? Because YouTube decided to fight for justice. Well…sorta. For a while, YouTube has struggled with fake accounts, troll accounts, and upset advertisers. The only way to clean up the riff-raff was to raise the bar for entry. Previously, the only requirement for a channel to remain an active partner was 10k lifetime views. That’s it. Now, you must have a total watch time of 4k hours in 12 months and a minimum of 1k subscribers. In essence, to make money directly from YouTube ads, you have to work a little longer and gain a decent audience. But in the interim, there are a few things you can […]

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7 Easy Skills to Pay The Bills

If you’re looking to make money, it’s important to understand the tools of your trade and have the technical knowledge to wield your tools with confidence. But soft skills are equally critical in the quest to pay the bills. And that’s something they don’t teach you in school. Soft skills overlap as personality traits, meaning they are inherent to some people but not to others. If you’re missing any of these soft skills it’s important that you expand on them quickly if you want to get paid. 7 Easy Soft Skills That Pay the Bills In an age where anyone can learn anything thanks to the internet, it’s important to brush up on these 7 soft skills if you are going to remain competitive and relevant in the digital marketplace. #1 Communication Marketing your business online is all about mastering the art of communication. Just as it is essential that […]

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Massive Affiliate ADdays – Eastern Europe conference.

The 2017 year was really saturated and very eventful. As you know, I have participated as an attendee and as a speaker in many events of the past year. Now, in new 2018, we should look forward to the adventures of this year and I guess it is a good time to tell you about one very interesting digital conference. So, let me cover one of the first major affiliate events of 2018 – ADdays Eastern Europe conference. WHO ARE THEY? Maybe some of you still are not really familiar with these guys. Then check their website and you will gain a deeper insight – https://addays.com/. ADdays conferences are the CPA marketing events that already have recommended themselves in Vietnam and Chile. You can enjoy photo and video reports on their official FB page – https://www.facebook.com/AddaysConference/. WHY THEM? So many digital conferences all around the world, why I tell you […]

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