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100 Clever Ideas to Earn Extra Money and Boost Your Income

This post may contain affiliate links. Policy Page<p>A big reason why Ben and I started this blog was to help people learn all about the different ways …

Personal Finance

How I landed almost $10,000 of freelance work in 2 months

I hustled and worked hard to earn every penny of this money, but taking these steps was well worth the effort.<p>Here's how I did it:<p><b>Step one: Negotiate a 2.5x rate increase with a great client, in exchange for a bit more work</b><p>This one isn't a start-from-the-bottom step. I have a client who I'd been …

Freelancing

Vacation

Vacation

7 Effective Email Outreach Tactics To Get More Replies

This problem is as old as Adam:Online marketers send tons of outreach emails to connect with influencers, let them know about content, ask for …

Marketing

You Can’t Become Great at Copywriting Unless You Practice Writing Every Day

You Can’t Become Great at Copywriting Unless You Practice Writing Every Day<p><b>There’s always one critic who is the harshest</b>• <b><br>Being nitpicky is more</b> …

Writing

The Crazy Egg Guide to Conversion Copywriting

PPC campaigns, email marketing, social media management, SEO optimization or good old fashioned word of mouth. All viable and potentially profitable …

Marketing

3 Lesser-Known Copywriting Techniques that Keep Readers Glued to Your Content

Qualify your readers (they’ll love you for it)<p>I bet you’ve heard this adage before:<p>“If you’re marketing to everyone, you’re marketing to no one.”<p>Yet, …

Marketing

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read hundreds of …

Marketing

How to Write for Today’s Buyers: Mastering the Art of Scannable Content

Grabbing a reader’s attention in today’s world isn’t too hard, but getting them to read every word is almost as impossible as breathing in outer …

Creative Writing

These 42 Tools Will Take Your Content To The Next Level…No Matter Your Strategy, Industry or Skill Level

Whether you’re an artist, entrepreneur, marketer, freelancer or something else, I’m sure we all can agree on one thing: creating solid, online …

Information Marketing Expert

The Beginner’s Guide to Copywriting

Good copywriting is not the same as good writing. While writing talent is important, it is not enough on its own.<p>In order to be a great copywriter, …

Marketing

23 Free Blogging Tools That Will Make You a Better Blogger

Whether you blog to share your experiences or to promote your business, blogging is the best way to connect with the outer world.<p>But blogging is …

21 Remarkable List Building Strategies To Get More Subscribers – Cody Lister

Picture this…<p>One little change boosts your website’s email conversions by 208.8%.<p>Better yet:<p>What if I handed you 21 little changes that drove 100s or …

10 Social Media Predictions for 2017 (and Where You Should Be Spending Your Time)

Get the most out of your strategy.<p>Let's get the credibility stuff out of the way: I know social media. I know it because I don't just preach about it, and share posts like, "Be engaging! Tell your story!" There is an art to using social media the right way, and I've done so for big brands and small …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

Cleaning

The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster

<b>“If effectiveness is doing the right things, efficiency is doing things right.”</b>This is a special episode because it doesn’t focus on the lessons of …

Language Learning

17 Travel Hacking Tips for People Who Value Their Time and Sanity

<i>This is a special post from Austin Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Check out his free 10-lesson course called “Better Credit in 10 Days.”</i>After …

Credit Cards

How Much Do Digital Nomads Spend Per Month?

<i>Photo credit.</i>Welcome back to my digital nomad series, in which I ask 4 – 8 location independent professionals to answer a question about the digital …

Personal Finance

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

<i>How to Grow, Manage and Work with Remote Teams</i><p>About This Guide<p>Working remotely and running a remote team seem like black magic to many. Yet at …

Have You Ever Considered Traveling With Large Computer Monitors?

Click around the web and you’ll find estimates, all over the map, about how much ‘screen size’ affects our productivity at work. The real numbers …

Long Haul

The Psychology of Packing

<i>Why the way you pack shapes your journey.</i><p>For many travellers wheeled luggage is the most efficient way of getting from known-A to known-B. The …

Saigon-Based Digital Nomad Creates Epic Map of Future Southeast Asia Rail Lines

Home<p>News<p>Saigon<br>• Vietnam<br>• Asia<p>Morning News Roundup: More Vietnamese Startups Jump Into Ride-Hailing App Market<p>Saigon to Set Aside 10,000 Apartments for …

Diary of a Part-Time Freelancer (and Most-Time Parent)

It’s a lot of transcribing.<p>Last month, I quit my desk job. That last day may, in all honesty, wind up being one of the happiest of my life. But it …

Money

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if …

Find a Penny, Pick It Up. All Day Long You'll Have...Lost Money.

What if the very act of picking up a penny is more financially valuable than the one cent gained? In other words, is the value of a penny so minimal …

Gig Economy

5 Tips That Will Make You A Better Investor In 2017

If there is such a thing as an investing rut, I often worry that I’m in one. As a relatively new investor, I max out my IRA every year, but that’s about all I do. There is no second tier to my investing process, so I have been trying to learn more about other means of investing in hopes that I will …

Forget learning to code; what should marketers really know?

<b>It is a common refrain on industry blogs - "marketers should learn to code" - but it doesn't really make sense.</b><p>Hands up, I've said it myself in the …