Category Archive for Entrepreneurship | - Part 2

Don’t Confuse Being A Freelancer With Being A Blogger And Vice Versa

by in Lifestyle on Aug 5th, 2013

The terms “blogger” and “freelancer” are often used interchangeably to describe ourselves, but it’s important to differentiate between the two to minimize disappointment and maximize profitability. One can certainly be a blogger with a freelance business or a freelancer with a blog. However, to do one successfully requires a different skillset. I’m a blogger first […]

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The Emotional Side Of Starting A Business

by in Lifestyle on Jul 29th, 2013

I don’t consider myself a serial entrepreneur, but over the past few years, I’ve tried starting a few websites as attempts to build side businesses apart from my personal finance blog. Most flamed out before opening up to real business, but instead of focusing on the problems of each business plan, I’d rather focus on […]

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Is The Internet A True Meritocracy?

by in Lifestyle on Mar 27th, 2013
Ant's Eye View At Squaw Valley

A lack of a meritocratic environment is the number one reason why so many people are dissatisfied with their jobs based on research conducted for my book. There’s nothing more maddening than when someone less deserving is promoted over you due to politics instead of performance. One of the main reasons why I left finance […]

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A Successful Online Business Is All About Creating Strong Partnerships

by in Lifestyle on Feb 25th, 2013

What makes someone successful? Can anyone really do it alone? If you go back to the Presidential election, there was a big debate about self vs. community, and how much the government really helps businesses. Without getting political, the overarching message is that nobody does anything alone. Everything is life is about building partnerships…even if […]

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Entrepreneurship As A Cure For All Problems

by in Lifestyle on Jul 23rd, 2012

One of the best things about having a job is that no matter what you do, you will always get paid a base salary. The longer people stay at their jobs, the longer they understand this “benefit.” Managers understand this as well, which is why they are constantly looking for new blood to keep the […]

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Affiliate Marketing As A Way to Monetize Your Blog

by in Lifestyle on Jun 8th, 2012

Has your blog been penalized by Google for whatever reason?  Are you looking for another, more sustainable (and Google friendly) way to bump up your online income? Affiliate Marketing Has A So So Reputation You may want to consider affiliate marketing. Some think affiliate marketing sounds sleazy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  […]

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Alternative Ways Of Making Money Online

I’m still amazed by the ratio of aspiring internet entrepreneurs, particularly bloggers, who think the best way to make money online is by teaching others how to do the same to the number that truly understand and believe that just as much money, if not more, can be made in a niche other than the […]

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My Day Job Is Not Enough

by in Lifestyle on Feb 1st, 2012

I don’t know what it is inside of me, but it’s been there since college.  It’s a tugging force that has always had me interested in working for myself someday and being the “boss.”  It all started during college when I ran a small furniture moving company with a good friend of mine. We did […]

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  • Untemplater: Lots of valid points! So true that bloggers are a minority of overall readership, so blogging to much...
  • Bingo: You are spot on. Most of our bloggers are white people living on the coasts, where half the population of...
  • Financial Samurai: Hi Jim – Nice to hear from you. It was too much work running Yakezie. Too many people wanted...
  • Actually Retired: It’s fascinating how 95% of FIRE bloggers are not financial independent and have no...
  • Jim: Hi Sam It’s great your redirecting your focus. I’ve been following you since early 2010 – I even had a...
  • Dan: It definitely makes sense to brand yourself as an early retirement blogger nowadays, even if you’re nowhere...
  • Untemplater: Yay FIRE blogger Sam! :) I think it’s awesome you’ve been blogging since 2009 and that...
  • Jagriti Singh: If done the proper research on the market and the specific ways we want to invest, real estate has the...
  • Untemplater: Awesome job doing your migration! I was a stress case when I did mine and had a lot of bugs to iron out....
  • Untemplater: Congrats on your big hits! That is super impressive to get highlighted like that on Twitter and then to...

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