Over a decade ago, when I first started my online journey, I built websites from scratch by writing code in a plain text editor. Thankfully the online world has progressed a long way since then and now there are a wide variety of incredible free software solutions out there. At the heart of it all […]
Building up your e-mail list is an important step in perfecting your online business strategy. When people subscribe to you, it means that you have effectively given them something of value, otherwise, what’s the point in subscribing at all? But building up your e-mail list is only the first half of the pie, so to […]
In this step, I’ll review the most important elements in setting up an email list. (If you missed the first step, you can check it out here: How to choose an email service provider). For the most part, we’ll use Aweber’s terminology since it is easy to set up, provides a clean interface, and the […]
The first and one of the most essential steps in building a successful email marketing campaign is to invest in a reliable email service provider (ESP). Now, it may be tempting to use your own email program such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook to send your mass-emails to your subscribers. After all, it’s free. But […]
Sometimes you just can’t get your big dream off the ground. It’s not a matter of lack of knowledge; you’ve read just about every blog out there. You’ve tried countless “self-help” books and you’re still where you are. This happens to the best of us. Yet some people seem to almost magically advance their big […]
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle In April 2008, I was nearly drowning in $34,000 of credit card debt. A year later, I not only eliminated all my debt but had also built a passive income source that allowed me to travel the world for […]
Are two minds better than one? The answer seems obvious but I’ve been asking myself this question throughout my life and could never find a definite answer. During my school years, both in high school and college, I’ve been invited to be part of study groups before big exams. At times I found them valuable […]
Around a year ago, Niall Doherty quit his cushy 9 to 5 job and set off to travel round the world without flying. He was not exactly sure how he’s going to make enough money to support him on his new journey but, nonetheless, he took the plunge and dove in. Today, his thought-provoking blog […]
Whether you’re a local business owner, a writer, a coach, a consultant or someone who just wants to start a successful business, a blog platform is the most easy, effective and economical way to start building your presence online.
Almost every new site created on the web these days is built as a blog or has a blog attached to it.
It has happened to all of us at some point of our life. We start out on a journey, full of passion and excitement. We make a good beginning and seem to be progressing towards our goals quite well but as we go along the way, we loose sight of the destination. We feel fatigue […]
While sitting in a northern Brazilian beach a year ago, it hit me for the first time that I’m truly financially free. This new freedom meant that I didn’t need to look for a job upon my return to Australia. In fact, I didn’t even have to go back to Australia. I could choose to go wherever and do whatever I want on any given day.
A year later, and both my partner and I are still enjoying this ultimate gift of complete choice. I am not rich as most people think when they meet me for the first time, but I don’t need a job to keep up with my current lifestyle. The steady passive income stream I developed before and while traveling is enough to cover both of our expenses, and more.
But first, my story.
Money. We all use it. We all care about it. We all think about it.
The lack of money in our life can spark a range of emotions, from fear to frustration, to worry. We worry whether we have enough of it, or whether we spend too much of it. When the job market is poor, for example, or when the stock market crashes, we often get mad and blame the economy, or the government, or both.
What we hardly ever do about money, however, is ask ourselves where it comes from and who controls it.
The key to Becoming Financially Free is a simple equation: monthly passive income greater than monthly expenses equals Financial Freedom. The path to freedom, however, is not a straight line and often requires navigation between different monetization strategies. In this context, a key question becomes: What is the best way to earn active and passive […]
The first step to a successful internet business remains the most critical and is often the hardest to take: picking the right niche.
When you begin thinking about how to set up a new online business you may find yourself in one of the following two scenarios:
1. It is a total vacuum in your head: you have no idea of what you want. You do not know where to start. Your thoughts are locked and frozen and you are uninspired.
2. Your head is overloaded with ideas and you cannot sort them out in order to come to a clear vision of what you want. Your thoughts are overflowing and you are drowning in an ocean of floating concepts.
The online world is getting crowded with websites in almost every niche imaginable. That makes branding and standing out one of the most important elements in building a successful online business.
Through this article, I will outline, in a simple manner, how you can effectively stand out from the crowd so your business can grab online users’ attention almost immediately and not become just a drop in the vast sea of the internet.
Financial Freedom is not just about having more money. This is only half of the equation.
In addition to creating passive income, you also want to reduce your monthly expenses so you can invest the difference back in your business.
One effective way to do so is by adopting a more minimalist lifestyle, something that I’ve been doing for the last three years. In fact, this was a key factor in my financial freedom journey. Without it, I would not be able to build my passive income sources.
Content is often regarded as the lifeblood of an online business. Many entrepreneurs, however, still choose to focus the majority of their efforts on short-term marketing tactics.
This begs the question: what’s the efficacy in bringing more users to a website whose content is mediocre?
In this post I will cover 22 effective writing strategies to help you make your content truly useful and compelling.
The past 3 days I spent in the car driving from the North-Eastern part of the States, where I celebrated Christmas with my new family, to the sunny coast of South Florida. It was a long and tiring drive, but provided a good opportunity to reflect on the highlights of 2011 and to think of […]
To me, it feels like 2010 came and went so fast. I still find it hard to believe that I’m more than 8 months on the road, traveling to places I only dreamed of a year ago. Some of you know that around a year ago, both my parents had a terrible car accident, which […]
“Are you going to travel forever?” This question has been repeatedly asked over the last year by other travelers who have heard that my business allows me to continue traveling indefinitely. I’ve been on the road for the last 10 months now, and I’m obviously living not only my dream, but also one many others […]
So 2008 has officially ended with celebrations of Christmas and NYE with friends in Melbourne. This is actually the first time I celebrate my holidays in Melbourne, even though I’ve lived here for the last 5-6 years… With most of my close friends overseas for NYE, 15 of us managed to have one last gathering […]
Recently after achieving most of my goals for the age of 35, I revisited my old goal list and made sure each list consist different human intelligences (E.g. Spiritual, Physical, etc) to keep the golden balance. Here is my 33rd birthday new goal list: Goals I want to achieve before the age of 35 (In […]
This is my bank statement from today. A total debit of $33,598. Below Zero indeed, and may I say frustrating. My 2008 goal is to CLEAR HALF of MY PERSONAL DEBT Before the end of 2008. My Second 2008 goal is to have a stream of DAILY AND PASSIVE income of $50 Before the end […]