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Inside Information On How To Make Money Blogging About How To Make Money Blogging

by in Lifestyle on Jan 14th, 2016
Make Money Blogging

After seven years of blogging, I’ve decided to finally focus some energy writing about how to make money blogging. My online income is now greater than my passive income, which took 15 years to build. Meanwhile, 94% of the over 500 voters say they want to learn how to make their own money-making website in my latest poll. […]

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How To Get More Comments To Your Posts

by in Lifestyle on Dec 29th, 2015
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I’ve noticed something quite peculiar. Despite my blog’s traffic up more than 10X in the past five years, the number of comments per post have declined. I used to regularly produce posts that would regularly get over 100 comments during my earlier years. Nowadays, not so much. To figure out what went “wrong,” I did […]

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Take Advantage Of The Opportunity That Smacks You In The Face Every Day

by in Lifestyle on Dec 3rd, 2015
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In 2008, I was just another fan of personal finance blogs. I loved following people’s journeys to achieving a particular net worth goal or paying down boatloads of debt they mistakenly gotten themselves into. Then shit really started hitting the fan in 2009 as the economy collapsed thanks to folks over leveraging themselves in the […]

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Blogging Away The Income Gap For Financial Freedom

by in Personal Finance on Nov 16th, 2015
Peace for Paris Yakezie

The great thing about a blog is that it’s always on. Unlike most of us, who run out of energy after 12 hours of work, a blog can keep working for us 24/7, 365 days of the year if our hosting company doesn’t crash! Good thing the data shows most sites are up 99%+ of […]

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Why Bloggers Still Don’t Get Much Respect

by in Lifestyle on Jul 28th, 2015
Getting Respect

For the past month I’ve been driving for Uber anywhere between 5 – 15 hours a week. It’s been a very insightful experience, learning about the different types of passengers, as well as the reaction I get when I tell them I’m a blogger. I encourage everybody, rich or poor, to work a minimum wage […]

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The Wall Street Journal Layoff Implications For Personal Finance

by in Personal Finance on Jun 19th, 2015
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The Wall Street Journal announced on June 18, 2015 that they will be laying off roughly 100 staff and most of their personal finance journalists. The news isn’t a huge shock given Dow Jones’ results were down 11% YoY in the third quarter of 2015. But it was a surprise to see that most of […]

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How To Get Bloggers To Write About Your Company Or Product

by in Lifestyle on May 20th, 2015
Amplify

The larger your site grows, the more inundated you will get with requests to highlight a product, company, or service. It makes sense given your sphere of influence has grown. And as your sphere of influence grows, so does your revenue. But not everything has to be about making more money online. I write mostly […]

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Feed The Trolls To Grow Your Website’s Traffic, Rank Better In SEO, And Make More Money!

by in Lifestyle on Apr 27th, 2015
Feed The Troll For More Traffic

The larger your website grows, the larger your website will likely continue to grow. It’s a virtuous cycle that makes blogging easier the longer you survive. You just need to get past that first two or three year wasteland, that most all of us go through where we wonder whether it’s all worth it or […]

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Are You Correctly Predicting The Future To Maximize Your Online Revenue?

by in Lifestyle on Apr 16th, 2015
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One of the big surprises to come out of blogging was not the realization that I could one day leave my full-time job in finance. That epiphany came when I received an advertising request on my iPhone while chilling at a bar on top of Santorini in the Fall of 2011. The biggest surprise about blogging […]

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How To Write The Whale Post And Gain Lots Of Website Traffic

by in Lifestyle on Nov 17th, 2011
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One of the reasons why public writing is so addicting is because there’s a chance somebody important out there might read what you’re writing and highlight it to somebody else important.  Your traffic starts to surge and your site might even crash due to server overload.  If this happens, congratulations!  You have found your Whale […]

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If You Want To Get Rich, Stop Messing Around!

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After three open houses and a couple hours of analysis, I thought I picked the top 5 rental candidates with the best financial records, but I was wrong.  All was fine until my fourth and last open house when a 28 year old single guy who graduated from CalTech came in and applied.  He is […]

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You Might Be A Blogging Addict If ……

by in Lifestyle on Feb 4th, 2011
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I love blogging.  I love blogging so much that sometimes I forget to eat dinner because I’m busy responding to comments, writing posts, and socializing online with friends. If I was a high school student again, I think my parents would worry about my health and offline social life. I can hear my father now, […]

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Evaluating the Real Cost of Buying a New Car

by in Personal Finance on Nov 1st, 2015
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To a lot of people, owning a new car represents many important things in life: independence, adulthood, convenience and a validation of success. But in addition to the many wonderful aspects new cars bring, they’re also quite the expenditure, and we’re not even talking about their initial price tag. Let’s break down all the costs […]

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How To Negotiate A Severance Package
  • tracyma: Thanks for the post. very insightful and helpful.
  • Jerry: Selling is all about emotion. The more emotional you can get someone, the more they will buy. This is why the...
  • tracyma: Yes, hard work!! No pain, no gain. And sticking around longer is a good strategy too.
  • ESI: Love this: “Look at all the freelance writers out there writing for major magazines. They are 25 year old...
  • Laria: Will definitely do that. So this didn’t happen with you after you first started? I also read somewhere...
  • Financial Samurai: That’s true. You should check out my latest post: Inside Info On How To Make Blogging...
  • Jenny: Great point about doing a reality check on the website’s stated income and their actual traffic! So true...
  • Untemplater: I re-read the title a couple times haha – it’s funny how making money blogging about making...
  • Matt: I don’t mind banner ads, heck I even click on them from time to time. But I hate anything that will...
  • Financial Samurai: You should ping them and ask what’s up!

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