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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How | Inc.com

Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners at their Silicon Valley headquarters and $120,000 in funding in exchange for 7% of their equity.<p>Started in …

Startups

Life Fix: Four Steps to Realizing Your Greater Self.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What is our greater self? It is the desire to become more, to achieve more and to contribute more than …

40 Simple Daily Rituals for Getting Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

The most successful people you know didn't get where they are by doing things like everyone else. One thing they likely have in common: Consistently doing the right things day in and out. Here's what dozens of high achieving executives say are their secrets to getting ahead in business and life.<p>1. …

Mark Twain

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How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

5 reasons your Facebook Ads aren’t working

Brands big and small have deployed Facebook Ads. They can come up with an inspirational post to help their fans start their mornings. There are great …

Marketing

The 4 Components That Make Content Marketing Go Viral

Have been doing content marketing for a while? Here are a few elements that can help your content go viral.<p>In Content Marketing Institute's Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends report for 2016, they found that 65% of B2B marketers don't know what content is and isn't effective. Despite that,76% plan to …

Marketing

Social Media, Culture and Marketing: Chelsea Matthew Cracks the Code

Packaging matters. It contradicts the "looks aren't everything" proverb, but it's a salient truth--looks can be just as important as content.<p>As media evolves, creative industries are growing more finicky, and design and content alone are no longer enough to reach success. Since the oversaturation …

Public Relations

Two Entrepreneurs In The Same Business Try Instagram Marketing And Learn Different Lessons

Many businesses start using Instagram with little knowledge of what works. They simply learn by doing. That was the case with two woodworker-entrepreneurs who began using the platform several years ago. Each realized that targeting the right audience was more important than amassing a large number …

Frank Lloyd Wright

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

If you've ever looked at the night sky and wished you had paid more attention in science class, then you should download<p>Caption by Alina Bradford / Photo by Alina Bradford/CNET<p>1<p>of 15<p>Use your phone as a security system<p>If you have an old phone lying around you can use it for home security. Taylor …

Internet

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Will Power

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …

Creativity

50 free web tools

In many occupations, solving problems and finding ways to be more productive are top priorities. This is especially true for web designers and …

22 web trends every designer should know

The web never stops evolving. 2015 was a year of increasing device diversity, amazing scripting smarts, gorgeous image-rich news sites, and a …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

Small Business

Why Mentors Can Be The Making Of Entrepreneurs Like Branson

Advice and support can be just as important as funding in the early stages of starting up in business, which is why a good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. They are sounding boards, voices of reason, and fonts of knowledge; all rolled into one, and can be a lifeline for those new to …

Entrepreneurship

6 Qualities Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

Introverts may not seem like they would make great leaders, but their soft, thoughtful personalities make it easy to follow them.

Personality

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

Entrepreneurship

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence | Inc.com

You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and your body's physical systems to run optimally.<p>But how much time do you spend …

The Brain

10 Inspirational Quotes from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

I know a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The realization that, hey, I'm going to start my own business, be my own boss, is such an exciting feeling.<p>That thrill of being the one to call the shots and making your own hours cannot be compared -- at all -- to the life of the cubicle …

Small Business

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template | Inc.com

Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business plan is important because it communicates to everyone involved in the organization what the goals are, and how management plans to get there," says Drew Starbird, a professor of operations …

Small Business

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

Time Management

This #GirlBoss Is Making Day Planners Cool Again

Erin Condren knows chaos. But instead of running for the hills or accepting a life of continual disorder, she turned the game around with a super successful and stylish line of organization essentials for people who want it all. And when you look at organization as something to celebrate, like Erin …

Rose Gold

How to Save $1,378 in 52 Weeks

Are you up for the challenge?<p>You probably know that saving money is important. But when it comes to exactly how, things might not be so clear. The …

Personal Finance

An Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: the Right Question

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago a senior executive VP of operations faced an awkward conversation. Upon arriving at work one Monday morning, she learned that the company’s VP of sales had thought it a good idea to swim naked at a client’s pool party over …

Leadership

Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting A Management Position

A more prestigious position won’t necessarily make you happier, so ask these questions to figure out if a step up is a step forward.<p>The fatter paycheck. The bigger office. The increased authority to make decisions . . .<p>To most people, moving into a management role seems like a natural rite of …

Project Management

5 Business Lessons From the 50-Year-Old Company That Made Coffee Cool

When you pioneer an industry, how can you continue to stay disruptive for generations to come? Just ask Peet’s Coffee, the 50-year-old coffee company …

Coffee