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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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A Lifestyle Business Is The Way To Go

by in Lifestyle on Jul 16th, 2015
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After publishing, Can Financial Samurai Be The Next Billion Dollar FinTech, I got a lot of feedback from readers about what I should do. After checking out the poll results and reading all the comments, I’ve come to the conclusion that a lifestyle business is absolutely the way to go! For most of us, blogging […]

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How To Make Money Quitting Your Job
  • Financial Samurai: Knowing what I know now, I would have definitely started a blog or launched various type of sites...
  • Financial Samurai: Thank goodness for Twitter, Tumblr, and other stuff that puts blogging in a clear...
  • Untemplater: This was a fun read because I understand everything you highlight. I think the most people have...
  • Jerry: Very interesting insight. I don’t think anybody thinks “when I grow up, I want to be a...
  • Tortoise Banker: Wise words. I see many clients tremendously happy with lifestyle businesses. For example, a...
  • Financial Samurai: Exactly! Doing something you’d do for free is the best!
  • Financial Samurai: “Hell is other people!” I always think of this line before wanting to go big. I...
  • Financial Samurai: Thoughts on just focusing on one site and making it big, rather than a lot of smaller sites?...
  • Untemplater: I think you’re making the right decision! I’m definitely a lifestyle person. I feel good...
  • Jeff: I’m going the lifestyle route after leaving my corporate job. I value lifestyle a heck of a lot more than...

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