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12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Use Amazon's new Skill Blueprints to do amazing new things with your Echo device, like create custom commands.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, …

Smart Homes

13 Repair Tricks From Our Grandfathers That Are Still Relevant Today

Before the days of the Internet, we turned to our inventive grandfathers for fix-it help since they could easily and quickly solve just about any …

DIY

Prefab Houseboats Exist & Can Be Assembled in 2 Days

Studies show that living near water can reduce stress, so it stands to reason that one way you could maximize that benefit is by living on a boat, …

Prefab Homes

Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house if you’re …

Action Movies

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Yoga

5 Basic Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website with Online Marketing

If your marketing well has run dry, try these basic ideas -- they still work like a charm to bring in more site visitors.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly’s book</i> The Digital Marketing Handbook. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & …

Marketing

Episode 50: Retiring abroad: What you need to know

Have you thought about where you might live when you retire? Some Americans are retiring outside the U.S., taking advantage of warm weather, lower costs of living and expat communities in other countries.<p>Subscribe on iTunes by selecting the “plus” icon in the audio player above.<p>In this episode of …

Retirement

How to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early in 10 Easy Steps

'Your Money or Your Life' author Vicki Robin has the blueprint.<p>Most Americans haven’t saved enough to retire at the traditional age of 65. If you …

Personal Finance

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Web Traffic

<i>For any business with a blog or website, web traffic is important. Here we start with the basics of growing web traffic and take you right through to</i> …

Marketing

What You Need to Know to Create a Best-selling Book

My book made it to No. 1 on Amazon's self-help, new releases. Here's how you can find similar success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Five years ago, I decided that it was time to write my first book. It was the story of how a single dad of five led his kids, his …

Writing

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

How Whitney Simmons Went From Unemployed To YouTube Phenomenon

<i>“I’m doing YouTube full time.”</i><p>If I said that to my parents 10 years ago they might have questioned my sanity. Today however, YouTube stars are just as mainstream as many celebrities, and even more important to brands and advertisers when it comes to promoting products. According to a report by Defy …

Salt Lake City

Real estate savings: Are you built for a do-it-yourself house kit?

"I wanted to build something,” Jennifer Buck says. So she’s building a two-story, 2,000-square-foot home in Sharon, Conn. — from a kit.<p>"I'm going to be 48-years-old. Before I get any older, I'm doing it," she adds. Though Buck admits to one important weakness:<p>“I'm awful at measuring."<p>You would …

Real Estate

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Chicken, According to Chefs

While there are whole schools of thought on cooking steak—grilling evangelist Meathead Goldwyn pushes the reverse sear method, for example—chicken, …

BBQ

The best way to poach an egg so it's perfect every time

Poached eggs are a brunch staple for a reason; they're delicious and reveal a perfectly oozy yolk. The only problem with poached eggs is that they can be difficult to prepare. It's so tempting to think that all you have to do is crack an egg into boiling water and voilà, your work is done. However, …

Breakfast

Here's what the wealthiest Americans have saved for retirement

When we talk about retirement savings in America, the news generally isn't all that good. Case in point: The average household aged 56 to 61 has an average of $163,577 saved for the future, which isn't all that much considering it amounts to roughly $6,500 a year of income under a typical …

Retirement

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. …

Entrepreneurship

This Former Google Exec Shares Why Leaders Get Happiness Wrong and Why Meditation No Longer Makes Sense

Mo Gawdat, author of 'Solve for Happy,' shares his happiness equation, so you can be content at work and in life.<p><i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, <i>Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>Mo …

Happiness

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Startups

5 Tactics Essential to Building a 6-Figure Online Business

Yes, there are billions of potential customers, but getting the attention of even a few requires a strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, customers spent $107 billion on online courses, according to Global Industry Analysts. The number of internet users …

Marketing

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Self-improvement

Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Employment

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Learning

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Peter Thiel

3 Easy Steps to Make Your Salespeople More Effective

Building a great sales team comes down to asking yourself what you can do to empower them to make smart decisions on their own.<p>As a founder, your job is to give every team member the tools and resources they need to be successful on their own.<p>For sales teams, especially, founders are notorious for …

Selling

Get Your Pin Board Ready: 12 Dreamy Backyards in the City

(Image credit: Sawyer Berson)<p>Outdoor spaces in the city always feel particularly precious — like a little green jewel in the midst of all the gray. …

Landscaping