According to a 2017 Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans are disengaged, meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs or worse, causing them to do the bare minimum in their roles and responsibilities.
Heck, I know back in 2014, I was a member of that group.
I was working for a website that did reputation management. The office was just outside downtown Boston.
Of course, when I started, things were great!
I was 24 years old, I was a few years removed from college, I had just moved halfway across the country to a new city. I was making…
So you want to build a passive income online business but don't know where to start?
Well, luckily for you — you’ve landed in the right place.
What you're going to read in this article is my proven method for building a passive income online business. Now, I've been at this for about 4 years and I have gone from absolutely obscure and unknown online writer to over 3 million views, 5-figure a month income, working for myself, and doing the work that helps fulfill me that my office job and restaurant gigs couldn't.
Fortunately, we live in a world where you can exit your 9–5 job slowly — without the need to fully take a head-on, risky leap.
In the past, if you wanted to work for yourself, chances are you would need:
Making money online is confusing as hell.
There are so many different narratives that people say you should follow:
But it's often hard to know where to start. Plus, it's difficult to find the confidence when you're just starting out. I know I thought I needed a massive following and a big email list to sell to.
However, you really don't. Even if you're just starting out, you can still leverage your gifts and ideas and share them with an online audience and start…
Making and selling e-commerce products is awesome.
Anyone who has ventured into selling products and services (whether online or otherwise) understands the rush that happens when a sale is completed. It entails the obvious financial victory as well as the psychological achievement of attaining a goal.
On a business coaching call the other day, I actually told my coach e-commerce is like a drug.
"I love this game," I said, "it's almost like a drug, you know, you keep chasing that next hit."
My coach laughed, "Yeah I know what you mean. Ever since leaving teaching and now working and…
The world keeps speeding up. If you're not quick enough, perhaps you'll get lost in the shuffle. If you don't make the right stock market trade, you can lose out on thousands of dollars. If you don't send that organizational improvement email to your boss, a competing coworker can beat you to the punch. If you don't ask out that girl you met at the coffee shop, chances are you'll never see her again.
Sometimes, the speed of the world can make us feel overwhelmed, anxious, tired, and confused. To get our energy, confidence, clarity back — we need to…
You wake up.
It's Monday, you're all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. You finish brewing your fresh cup of coffee. You sit down at your desk, finally ready to create the work you told yourself you would the weekend prior.
And then ten minutes buzz by as you're caught staring at the blinking cursor on your screen.
Another three minutes whizz by and now you're on Instagram looking at Millionaire Mentor posts hoping to get inspiration.
Why does this always happen? You felt refreshed from the relaxing weekend and you finally thought this Monday would be different. …
Mark Manson didn't need curation to be a successful writer.
Damn, I had no idea I could put that many hyphens in one sentence…
[Checks off bucket list item…]
I've been thinking a lot about what the need for curation is doing to the amazing minds that you find on content platforms. What is it doing?
My initial thought is it's playing to the desire to be validated:
Being street-smart has always been considered "sexy".
Not just because people who are street smart are generally depicted to be wearing a Schott 618 Perfecto motorcycle jacket looking like Marlon Brando feeling cool as a cucumber.
But because generally being “street-smart” means that there are shortcuts, hacks, and secrets involved with getting things done.
Generally, when someone is called “street-smart” or someone uses a “street-smart” move, it causes the onlookers or observers to grab their foreheads and mutter the proverbial,
“Dang — I should’ve done that…”
These are 7 street-smart traits that can help change the trajectory of your life…
Another article about how to start a blog. I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself,
“Let me guess — this privileged, Middle-American, white male with seemingly feminine hips is going to give me generic advice on how to build a money-making blog. These tips are going to include how to find hosting, how to name the domain, and how to make money through affiliate links — let’s entertain this bozo so we can let him have it in the comments section…”
To which I would respond,
“Blast! They can see my hips through the computer screen! …