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The Tactics I Used to Make $4k My First Month as a Freelance Writer

An eventful getaway to a frozen lake in Upstate NY (photo taken by author)When I decided that I wanted to be a full-time freelance writer, I came to …

Freelancing

3 ancient laws to help increase your wealth this year

When I first graduated from college, I was full of enthusiasm and excitement. My hopes for the future were only matched by the number of bills that …

Self-improvement

1 Foolproof Way to Immunize Yourself Against Toxic People

How to avoid the 1 mistake everyone makes in dealing with difficult people.<p>A big idea. A thirst for freedom. The desire to help others. The drive to reach your own potential. The search for a more interesting life. Entrepreneurs have so many inspiring reasons for taking the leap. But there's …

Self-help

Learn kerning basics in less than 2 minutes

Kerning has a huge impact on how your lettering is read by viewers, so it's important to get it right. Get your kerning wrong and at best you end up …

Typography

Top WordPress Plugins: What to Install in 2018

Do you have a self-hosted website that is used for personal or business reasons?<p>Then, it definitely should provide your visitors with the best …

Web Design

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Brazil

25 Work-Related Words to Spice Up Your Emails, Texts, and Everyday Conversations

Forget words like gullible or laconic. Get much more precise with these work-related words.<p>Words help us communicate, but they can also bore us to tears. People are gullible at work, they have a fear of failure. Blah, blah, blah. The following words add some spice to conversations, emails, text …

Language

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Wireless

Got a Side Gig? Here's a New Tax Break for You

The pass-through deduction can be a huge tax break if you have income from a side gig or small business.<p>The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …

Retirement

Learn how to build 25 different websites for less than $10

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Web Design

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Startups

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

How Emotionally Intelligent Founders Find Their Mentors

Having a mentor is the single best thing you can do for yourself and your company.<p>There's someone you should know about. His name is Billy.<p>Although he may not be one of the regular names that you would recognize off the street (but, you really should), he is a proverbial someone you probably know …

Success

18 Low-Cost Ways for Parents to Make Money From Home

Being a stay-at-home parent and making money can work hand in hand.<p>Contributing Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a parent to a young child often means finding a job that allows you to work from home. Fortunately, companies are increasingly accomodating a …

Barnes & Noble

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines, you need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

In 1 Sentence, Elon Musk Explains His Stunning CEO Pay Package (It's a Lesson in Accountability)

Even with a track record of bold announcements, Musk may have just lapped them all.<p>Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York</i> …

Tesla

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple cofounder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Steve Jobs

4 Personal Finance Rules You Should Know by Heart

These are four of the most important things you can do to live a financially healthy life.<p>There are tons of personal finance tips, tricks, and rules …

Personal Finance

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

Top Headhunter Reveals Secret Interview Technique

If you understand real job needs, you only need to ask two questions to predict on-the-job success. It doesn't matter what you ask if you don't know job needs, you'll either be wrong, or lucky.<p>It took me 30 years and 2,500 interviews to make this table showing the best and worst predictors of …

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership best-sellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Eric Ries

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, same-old? Lucky for you, …

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

This tool keeps track of all your online subscriptions for 96 percent off

If you use the Internet in any way, it’s likely that you are signed up for at least a few, and maybe more than a few, paid online subscription services. You could be signed up for a streaming video service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or something similar. You might have signed up for gaming …

Top 25 Adventure Travel Blogs

This list is an attempt to highlight some of the best blogs about adventure travel that can be found on the web. The ranking was compiled tracking …

This Plant Is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet, and It Grows In Your Backyard

We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even …

Seeds must: make a sowing plan now, and reap the benefits once winter is over

There’s not a whole lot going on in the garden right now, but that’s no reason to put your feet up entirely: plot your plan of action for next year<p>I am a seed catalogue junkie. I used to go to bed with my favourites and highlight all my desires, even though I don’t have space for even half of them. …