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7 key insights I learned from earning over $150,000 in one month

Those words describe exactly how I feel when I see the number above.<p>Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could build multiple businesses that would allow me to generate that much money in a single month.<p><i>Never.</i><p>Heck, when I graduated college, I'm not sure if I ever truly believed I could …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things

Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an …

Time Management

No rest for Calgary mattress-recycling entrepreneur

While touring a department-store warehouse a few years back, Shawn Cable noticed mattresses. A lot of mattresses. Some had been returned by customers after a short trial and couldn't be resold.<p>Mr. Cable started thinking: What, he wondered, could be the best way to keep these unwieldy things out of …

Here's How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Countless people dream of starting a business. And as many people know, one of the greatest obstacles to that goal raising enough capital to make …

Build a Remote-Controlled Lawn Mower

It’s easy to make jokes about being lazy when talking about a robotic or remote-controlled lawn mower. Until it gets this hot. In this sort of blazing heat, sitting on an air conditioned porch while driving your mower around on what suddenly feels like the surface of Venus seems like the healthy …

Lawn Mowing

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Self-improvement

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Harvard Medical School

How to snowflake your debt

A debt snowflake is a way of paying off debt that immediately captures small savings for use toward outstanding bills. Here's how to do it.<p>A debt …

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Small Business

How to Plan, Start, and Grow a Successful SaaS Company

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has …

Small Business

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?

Home Improvement

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, …

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

Happiness

5 Tools You Need to Build Your Passive Income 'Empire'

Passive income -- money you make on the side with little effort -- is the hottest way to build wealth, and for good reason: Millionaires, entrepreneurs and the average Joe all understand that passive income makes it easier to compound your overall returns even further.<p>Generate enough passive …

This 32-year-old CEO shares the most common piece of advice she gives aspiring entrepreneurs

Cofounder Cassandra Stavrou, 32, came up with the idea for the company — which makes posh, healthy popcorn — while working at advertising agency BBH in London.<p>"3pm everyday people go and buy a snack," Stavrou told Business Insider. "Invariably they'd buy a chocolate bar and feel really guilty or …

Entrepreneurship

A simple mental shift could make you happier and richer

Yesterday, as I was doing a bit of research into my article about the traits of a typical millionaire, I came across a fascinating article from MarketWatch entitled <i>Social media can keep you from being 'The Millionaire Next Door'</i>.<p>The article features an interview with the daughter of one of the …

Happiness

How to Make a DIY Concrete Countertop - Today's Homeowner

Watch this video to find out how to make a concrete countertop for your home or yard, including constructing the form, choosing the right materials, …

Home Improvement

10 Steps to Get Your Local Business Ranked at the Top of Google

If you're a local business struggling to get visibility in local search results, follow these 10 steps.<p>When you're on the go and looking for a certain store or restaurant, you probably type in a search on your mobile device. At the top of the results, you see a dedicated selection of local …

Marketing

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Self-improvement

Money Hacks

Half of Americans don’t have enough cash on hand for financial emergencies, and almost a third have no retirement savings. Now meet the world’s superstar savers. Forbes has compiled stories about ordinary people who have made headlines by accomplishing amazing financial feats, whether that’s buying …

Personal Finance

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

Top 7 Powerful Tools Create Legacy Real Estate Wealth

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”<p>– <b>Marshall Field</b><p>Marshall Field was …

Real Estate

3 Strategies That Turned $6 Into a 6-Figure Business

Founder and director of growth at Digitalux<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day I decided to start my business, I had $6 in my pocket, no experience and zero connections. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. However, within that first year, I was able to …

Small Business

10 U.S. Army Tips That Could Help You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

With a little training, the U.S. Army can give you all the skills you need to deal with some brain-sucking zombies (doesn’t hurt to have a few Army buds around either).<p>Images by Lyla Ribot & Tyler Naugle / BuzzFeed.

Here's what Warren Buffett said when Tony Robbins asked him how he got so rich

Billionaire Warren Buffett hasn't always been as incredibly rich as he is today. In fact, 99% of his wealth was earned after his 50th birthday.<p>The investing legend has been slowly building his fortune over the years, and today, the 85-year-old billionaire is one of the richest men in the world, …

Warren Buffett

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