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Why It’s Worth Starting A Podcast Even If You Aren’t Very Good

by in Lifestyle on Sep 18th, 2018
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Why it’s worth starting a podcast even if you aren’t very good.

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Finally Updated To HTTPS: Key Things To Be Aware Of

by in Lifestyle on Aug 30th, 2017
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On January 17, 2017, I published that I was delaying updating Financial Samurai to HTTPS. The reasons were simple: 1) I wanted to give my webmaster more time to gain experience doing the conversion to minimize screwups 2) My CPC ad provider wasn’t ready for the switch and said advertising revenue would go down ~60% […]

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Blogging Is Like Fishing: You Never Know What You’re Going To Catch

by in Lifestyle on May 2nd, 2017
Blogging Is Like Fishing: You Never Know What You're Going To Catch

One of the things that helps keep me writing 3X a week for the past eight years is a simple visualization exercise. I imagine sitting at the edge of a cliff on a warm sunny day. I can see an island 80 miles in the distance because the air is crystal clear. In my hand is a […]

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What to Expect When You Invest in Real Estate

by in Personal Finance on Mar 6th, 2017

While the IRS considers receipts derived from real estate investments “passive income,” the fact of the matter is owning and managing property is typically anything but passive. And frankly, should you approach it as such, you’re likely to find success to be elusive. With that said, if you’re wondering what to expect when you invest in […]

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Why I’m Delaying Upgrading To HTTPS / SSL

by in Lifestyle on Jan 17th, 2017
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Google and the SEO community have been encouraging website owners to convert from HTTP to HTTPS since 2014. The idea is to create a more secure internet so that hackers can’t steal passwords and information that users input online. It’s a good idea, but it’s not a thoroughly flushed out idea. As a result, it’s always […]

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Make It Count When It Counts The Most: The Blogging Slingshot Effect

by in Lifestyle on Dec 15th, 2016
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Happy holidays everyone! It’s easy to get in the mindset of posting less because traffic is lower during the holidays. But I encourage everyone to maintain their normal cadence or even take things up a notch! The first reason to post more when there is less traffic is to counteract less traffic. The main reason […]

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Blogging Just Gets Better And Better Over Time

by in Lifestyle on Aug 18th, 2016
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When you first begin, blogging is like fishing off a canoe in the middle of a tranquil lake. Most of the time, nothing happens. You’ll just feel some little nibbles here and there. But fish long enough and you might catch something big enough to eat. I’m envious of all you new bloggers. Every post […]

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Are Your Income Streams Diverse Enough To Make A Sustainable Income Online?

by in Featured on Jun 6th, 2016
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Nothing is certain in the online world because new technologies and trends pop up all the time. Given we’re still in the early period of the Internet, it’s important to have as many different revenue streams as possible. We know that CPC advertising (Google Adsense, Media.net, Lijit Networks, etc) is currently being assaulted by ad blockers. […]

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  • 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...
  • 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...

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