Category Archive for Entrepreneurship | - Part 2

What I’ve Learned From Business Failure

by in Lifestyle on May 8th, 2014
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I’m not sure where I first heard the term, “Fail fast and fail often,” but it’s great advice for entrepreneurs. I recently decided to shutdown after six months of operation because of the following reasons: 1) 99% of affiliate revenue came from one source and I found a streamlined solution. 2) HasOffers was cumbersome […]

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The Beauty Of Operational Leverage In Running A Business

by in Lifestyle on Dec 9th, 2013
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I recently finished up my annual business offsite in Oahu and I wanted to highlight one thing everyone in the blogging business should do once a year. Calculate your year over year top line revenue growth and compare that figure to your year over year operating profit figure. If you have been growing, hopefully you […]

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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
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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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  • Untemplater: Congrats on getting so many consecutive features on Google News! That’s phenomenal! Writing on...
  • Untemplater: You nailed it. I also believe great marketing is very helpful in the beginning but it’s really...
  • Jamie: Awesome insights thanks! I’ve been a big fan of Sam’s for years. Really exciting that he’s...
  • Untemplater: There are so many overpriced ecourses online it’s crazy. They use very aggressive marketing tactics to...
  • Andy: Thousand-dollar e-courses are a total scam. You can learn everything online for free. Shame on people who sell...
  • Untemplater: There are a lot of bloggers out there who focus on small stuff like should you or should you not spend...
  • Derek: It’s fascinating how some bloggers continue to just mindlessly pump out affiliate content. It’s clear they are...
  • 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...

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