What I’ve Struggled With While Growing My Business

October 27, 2014

This question from a reader hit my inbox recently: One thing I’ve noticed that you don’t often share on your blog … that I am always curious about, is what, if anything, you feel you had to sacrifice to get there. You talk a lot about hustling and working really hard … But aside from […]

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How We’re Monetizing The Write Life: An Income Report (October 2014)

October 21, 2014

Fifteen months after launching The Write Life, a website and community for writers, we’ve turned the corner toward profitability. Because of that momentum, and because I’ve been inspired lately by income reports from Pinch of Yum‘s food blogger duo, Kindle author Steve Scott and passive income evangelist Pat Flynn (who launched a niche site on […]

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Businesses That Begin as Side Hustles are More Likely to Succeed (New Study)

September 22, 2014

Know how we’re always talking about why you should launch your business as a side gig, while still working your full-time job? How investing in yourself and your business while continuing to earn from your day job is a smart way to prepare for full-time entrepreneurship? Now there’s a study that shows that businesses that […]

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Want to Start a Business or Freelance? Here’s How to Get Lucky

September 15, 2014

Because we’ve had so many visitors and personal obligations lately (mainly, a wedding), it’s been more obvious than usual that I have a flexible work schedule. In a country full of 9-to-5 workers, people tend to notice when you shift your workday to start at 1pm because you’re sight-seeing in the morning, or when you […]

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Growth Means Nothing If You’re Not Reaching Your True Goals

August 25, 2014

This week I drafted a blog post about how to deal with a quickly growing business. I was trying to figure out whether to take several new clients that want to hire us, knowing full well that would mean choosing to grow the client side of my business rather than our own brands. While I […]

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Ebook SALE to Celebrate My 3rd Anniversary of Work Freedom

August 20, 2014

Today is my third anniversary of freedom! Three years ago today, I left my day job to focus on my business full time… and wow, so much has changed since three years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, I’m offering 50% OFF the guide that documents exactly how I went from side gig to full-time entrepreneur: […]

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How We Make Money: Revenue Streams for This Online Business

August 18, 2014

Two years ago I wrote a post explaining how I make money. A lot has changed since then. And since tell-all posts on income are some of the most helpful ones around, it’s time for an update. Here’s the big change: It’s no longer how I make money, it’s how my company makes money. My […]

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7 Tips for Transitioning from Day Job to Freelancer or Entrepreneur

August 12, 2014

This afternoon I had coffee with a guy who wants to leave his day job to work freelance. He asked all the right questions — how to know when it’s time to make the leap, what he should do to prepare, whether it’s the right decision. And while I have my answers right here in […]

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Why Our Conversations Around Startup Funding Are All Wrong

July 29, 2014

Every time you pick up a business magazine, look at the agenda for a lean startup meetup, or listen to an interview with an entrepreneur, you hear people talking about how to land funding for your startup, hailing companies that have managed to secure investment as the holy grail of success. But bootstrapping? Building a […]

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When Life Beats Out Business: A Reflection on #WDS2014

July 22, 2014

It always takes a few days to process the World Domination Summit. After being embedded in a community where strangers ask about your superpower and unconventional choices warrant a high five, it’s a bit of a shock to return to the Real World. But while WDS is inspiring and life-changing, the Real World is where […]

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