Ali Soomar

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I Make Six Figures From My Own Online Business. Here's How I Got Started

This guy has freelancing down to a science.<p>Do you dream of quitting your job, walking away from Cubicle Land forever in favor of a career where you …

Entrepreneurship

A Guide to the Surprising Side Hustle That Can Help You Build Long-Term Wealth

Ask yourself these questions to build yourself a profitable empire.<p>Some of the wealthiest people I know made their money in real estate.<p>They didn't start out big. They started by buying one small property or project, and then after the first came a second, and so on.<p>I personally didn't start …

Real Estate

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

6 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Social Media Presence

Trying to ensure that your social media profiles have a large number of followers and that your content is always enticing and engaging to consumers …

Public Relations

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Leadership

Are We Entering The Era Of Social Shopping?

Brands are treating social media as a sales platform now more than ever. Nearly 25% of business owners are selling through Facebook and 40% are using social media as a whole to generate sales. Not only does social media influence what people buy through recommendations (23%), a fully 30% of …

eCommerce

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

Public Relations

What Converts? Web Landing Page Benchmarks and Trends [Infographic]

Website landing pages that contain a single call to action (CTA) garner a higher average conversion rate than those with more than one CTA, according …

AdWords

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Mindfulness

The 4 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Automating Your Social Media

Looking to automate your social media? Here are the rookie mistakes to avoid, plus what to do instead.<p>When it comes to marketing, it's no secret that social media is one of the most time consuming tasks your business needs to conduct. Plus, when you have a business to run, answering passive …

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self

Most of my financial planning clients are business owners, older folks who want to focus on retirement planning, or sudden wealth recipients (think inheritance, lawsuit settlement, business sale, etc.). I’ve been working with clients for over 20 years, so many of my clients now have kids of their …

Personal Finance

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

What 5 of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs Would Do If They Lost Everything

Do you ever think about starting from scratch?<p>We often think about our goals and aspirations. But what would you do if, after you achieved all the success you hope for, you lost it all and had to start from scratch?<p>It’s a question that can be a little scary to entertain, but it is one that some of …

Entrepreneurship

A new TV show will send a self-made billionaire 'undercover' to see if he can build a million-dollar company from nothing in 90 days

If you dropped a self-made billionaire off in a random city, with just a few dollars and the drive to build something, could they make a million-dollar business in a few months?<p>That's the question Discovery is trying to answer with its new show, "Undercover Billionaire," which is about to begin …

My 3 Must Read Books for Aspiring Startup Founders

Hey, everybody, in this post I’m going to give you three book recommendations that will help you get to becoming an entrepreneur.<p>Now, this post is …

One Startup's Strategy for Making $2 Million in 2 Years: Start by Hanging Around the Facebook Lobby

What do you do when you have no track record?<p>What's the best way to build a successful B2B business when you're first starting out and have no track record? Start with small companies and easy "wins" and then work your way up to the big leagues, right? Jeremy Parker and Josh Orbach, co-founders of …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

9 best books for entrepreneurs

With so many workers feeling underpaid, underappreciated and overworked, it's no wonder so many of us are venturing out on our own and becoming …

6 Morning Habits That Are Destroying Your Productivity

How you choose to start your day impacts everything you do. Your morning routine establishes the pace for the quality of the rest of your day and has the potential to set you up for success. Below are the six normalized habits that are ruining your day and they all start within the first 60 minutes …

Time Management

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

10 Business Tips for Building a Multimillion-Dollar Company

Here's what you need to know if you want to start a business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you trying to start a business? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel gives his 10 most important business tips you can use to start building a …

This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts throughout your career, and the …

Save $1,000 a year. Retire with millions

There’s a song that was a No. 1 hit in 1954 called “Little Things Mean a Lot.” Its title could sum up today’s simple lesson.<p>By saving less than $100 …

Investing

How to Make Your Content Spread Like Wildfire With This Simple Strategy

With all the content that exists, it can be hard to stand out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like your content doesn't get the traction it deserves? You spend so much time crafting valuable content you know will help your audience, yet it doesn't reach …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Ripple's XRP is the hot new cryptocurrency — here's how you buy it

One of the most talked-about cryptos is Ripple's XRP, whose value in July had risen by more than 3,000% since the beginning of 2017.<p>Its market cap of $7.6 billion makes it the third-largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin and ether.<p>Unlike with those two other giants, buying XRP takes a bit more …

Cryptocurrency

How to Write Instagram Captions That Drive Engagement

Staying active on social media is absolutely necessary if you want your business to be successful.This statement holds true for small, local …

Marketing