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7 secrets of entrepreneurs who turned side gigs into baller full-time jobs

Matthew Cummings' glass company went viral at an awkward time: while he was in the middle of managing a pop-up shop at a brewery event. "Etsy’s app …

How to install the Nest Cam

Smart cameras are the easiest way to improve your home security with a single gadget, and some of the best devices on the market are from Nest. Nest has outdoor and indoor security cameras, and, rumor has it, a third 4K camera on the way. But the original Nest Cam Indoor still stands as one of our …

Smart Homes

Mobile Marketing Strategy: Essential Guidelines To Drive Mobile Conversions

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of mobile in today’s digital marketing landscape. The fact is, if you aren’t focusing on how to appeal to audiences on mobile, you’re already falling behind the competition.<p>That said, diving headfirst into mobile marketing can seem intimidating. Do you …

Marketing

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it? By Adam Greenfield<p>In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life …

Internet of Things

8 DIY SEO Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Marketing

Mobile SEO is the single most important marketing factor for the typical local business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile online marketing is now synonymous with online marketing. More users consistently use mobile devices today than connected ones. In late 2016, …

Mobile Devices

Build A New World With This Gift Guide for Coders

Computer coding is a valuable skill that’s increasingly crucial to accessing job opportunities and moving up in a company. People who aren’t …

Amazon has a portable Full HD projector on sale for just $90

The Meyoung Portable Projector is the #1 new release in Amazon’s video projectors section for a few different reasons. First, it’s small and portable …

4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Imagine how wonderful it would feel to have no monthly house payment. What could you do with all that extra money every month?<p>The idea of paying off …

How to set up a DIY home security system

3 ways to protect your house<p>You don't have to invest in a multimillion dollar surveillance system to keep an eye on your property and possessions. In fact, you might be able to do the job with gadgets you already own, paired with free software. We've collected three types of systems you can pick …

I now take one day a week to do 'fake work' — and it's made me a lot more productive

Every day I'd leave the office feeling like, even though I'd been hunched over a computer for the better part of eight hours, I hadn't done nearly enough.<p>Some days, I'd realize that I'd spent those hours fielding messages from publicists, sources, and coworkers — meaning I hadn't actually gotten …

Time Management

Inside the Schools That Want to Create the Next Mark Zuckerberg--Starting at Age 5

Inside the growing education movement that's training kids to be entrepreneurs.<p>On a cloudless October morning in Austin, hundreds of people stroll the grassy aisles between a half-dozen rows of white tents, where entrepreneurs sell everything from iced coffee to pottery to handmade dog treats, …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

Web Design

Free Polygon Backgrounds and Textures

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Polygon backgrounds are pretty famous among web designers. Most of the polygon environments are …

7 Great Web Design Tools That Are More Than Worth Your Time

Web design walks a thin line between art and craft. While the aesthetic side of a website is important to maintaining your artistic integrity, …

10 CrossFit workouts to get rid of love handles

Walk into any CrossFit box and the second thing you’ll notice—after the symphony of crashing weights—is that no one seems to be able to afford a …

The 10 Best Workout Challenges to Test Your Limits

Let’s put whatever workout routines you’re following to the side right now—it’s time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off …

If the message the bond market is sending is right, we should all be terrified

The financial media tend to report breathlessly about what the stock market did yesterday. But savvy economic analysts have always known the bond …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

10 Morning routines of the world's top successful entrepreneurs

Share112<p>Tweet<p>Share142<p>+14<p>Shares 258<p>How does your morning routine compare to some of the world’s biggest business hot shots? There’s no …

How 1991 Changed Music Forever

From the arrival of 2Pac to Kurt Cobain ascending to superstar status with ‘Nevermind,’ a look back at one of the most influential years in music …