Four Ways You Can Make Real Money While You’re on the Road

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The world of work has traditionally been a nine to five affair. That’s not the case anymore. Many people are cutting the cord to the traditional way of working and striking out on their own. Some have been very successful starting an RV rental business, but that’s not your only option if you dream of leaving the grind behind so you can hit the road. Here are four ways you can make real money that don’t require you to show up to the… Read Entire Story

SPI 278: List Building Made Easy with Special Guest Amy Porterfield

Great news, SPI family: Amy Porterfield has returned to the podcast for yet another insightful, actionable episode I know you’re going to love. Today, she’s covering everything an online business owner needs to know about list building, from capturing new leads to pitching your products. Amy’s a master at bringing new fans into the fold, whether they find her through her podcast, her live video streams, or her webinars. Amy’s developed a killer strategy for hooking potential followers, connecting them with the right resources, and building trust before presenting them with a sales pitch. A key part of that list building strategy is the “content upgrade… Read Entire Story

Credit card blunders which can tarnish your credit score – Steer clear of them

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Depending on the way you use your credit cards, they can either be your friend or foe. They say credit cards are necessary evils; if you use them in an appropriate manner they can be your best friends in helping your manage your finances and your credit score but if you misuse them, they will soon become nasty little debt generators. Collecting points on your credit card is one thing but charging it till its limit and not being able to make significant payments can have a drastic impact on your credit rating. The entire lending industry is ruled by credit and anyone who wants to borrow money or purchase … Read Entire Story

Physical Product Experiment [PPE #4] Manufacturing & Shipping

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It’s the fourth installment of the Physical Product Experiment! In case you missed the previous installments, make sure to check those out before you read on. You can find those posts here: In Physical Product Experiment [PPE #1], I introduce what the experiment is all about, and why I chose to explore physical products. In Physical Product Experiment [PPE #2], I discuss two of the most important components to the experiment’s success: validation and feedback. In Physical Product Experiment [PPE #3], I get into the nitty-gritty with prototypes! To jog your memory, the Physical Product Experiment is a brand new venture for me. It’s super exciting, but it’s also something that could potentially fail… Read Entire Story

How Investment Bankers Are Getting Involved In Cryptocurrency

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Similar to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) or even VC funding, an Initial Coin Offer (ICO) or “token sales” is essentially a new way for blockchain companies raise funds for the technical development of a new cryptocurrency. ICOs have become increasingly popular over the last few years, thanks of a number of factors including the convergence of technology, clever investors, new wealth and a growing number of crypto-investors investing in cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-related projects. Since 2013, blockchain companies have raised more than $270 million in ICOs, excluding the $150 million raised by the DAO scandal. This is according to data… Read Entire Story

How Important is Your Online Image as a Business Owner?

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As a business owner, there are many things you need to think about for your online image. Customer satisfaction is indeed one of the most important factors to consider! Like it or not, what people say about your company online matters. It may influence future relantionships and business deals, not to mention your brand. Here a few factors you need to keep in mind when working on the online image of your business. How is Online Image Established? The first thing to keep in mind is that your online image is much more than just your social media sites and blog. Rather this includes everything you do (or don’t do) online, from… Read Entire Story

5 Ways Twitter Could Lead a Revolution in Social Media Marketing

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The status quo of social media marketing has had its ups and downs over the years, but for the most part, it’s been pretty consistent. Across most modern platforms (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) companies can grab free “business” accounts, post as if they were an individual user, and leverage the social power of those posts to encourage more people to visit their website. For a small additional cost, businesses can purchase ads to increase the power of those posts even further. A steady stream of emergent technologies and new trends has occasionally modified this … Read Entire Story

31 Tips from 31 Course Creators on How to Build and Launch a Successful Online Course

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This was my first year experiencing what it was like to create and sell online courses. With one public course launched (Smart From Scratch) launched earlier in the year, and another one that just launched last month (Power-Up Podcasting), I’m already experiencing the benefits I always heard other course creators talk about: Increased income, yes. But, more importantly, increased amounts of success stories. Truly, there’s no better way to package up information you have to solve a problem, and provide a win for your customer while also getting paid at the same time. As an advisor now to Teachable, the online platform I use to host and sell my online courses, I knew there were tons of… Read Entire Story

Six Tips for Paying Off Your Debts Quickly

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Being in debt is fairly normal for most people nowadays – there’s usually no big deal when it comes to getting a credit card, purchasing a car on finance, or mortgaging your home. However, being in too much debt can quickly start to cause problems for you with your finances, making it difficult to save money for your future and even getting in your way of obtaining other financial products. If you are struggling with a lot of debt, then it can seriously impact your life in a number of ways. A large amount of debt often equates to a poor credit rating, which can not only make it … Read Entire Story

5 Ways to Build a Killer WordPress Site for Your Business

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Most new website owners make poor choices because they do not carefully evaluate their options. In creating your site, you can decide to hire an expert to do it for you, but that could be costly for a new business. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources that help new business owners create their website themselves. Here are some ways to build a killer WordPress site for your business: Select a Good Hosting Provider If you’re new to creating a website, one of the first things you’ll have to look for is a good hosting provider. It can be daunting especially if you are not familiar with the hosting market because selecting the wrong one can be an… Read Entire Story

10 Safety Rules For Your First Online Business As A Freelancer

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Freelancing is a world of challenges that can be daunting at first. After all, starting your own business for the first time is a big jump out of your comfort zone. But by no means should it be synonymous with failure. Every day new freelancers approach the market with individual businesses and make it a success. There is no guarantee that a business idea can generate any income. But the best way to make it work, as a freelancer, … Read Entire Story

How & Why You Should Be a Rover Sitter

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What if there were a way to supplement your income and enrich your life at the same time? There is—and you can get started easily and quickly! Pet owners are always looking for friendly, reliable caregivers for their four-legged family members. It might sound too good to be true, but you can earn great money as a pet sitter. Supplement Your Income If you have experience with dogs, you’re already qualified for the job! … Read Entire Story