5 Side Hustles To Consider Alongside Blogging

If you have free time and you’re not pursuing any sort of side hustle, maybe it’s time to change things up.

A side hustle is essentially a small business you run on the side while either continuing to work a traditional job, or another main business.

Perhaps blogging is a side hustle for you right now. Nothing wrong with that – it’s a damn good one, and in fact, taking the two-pronged approach and building your business up to the point where it covers your expenses is a great way to quit your job to blog full time.

Sometimes though, you’ll want to pursue even more. [Read more…]

The Biggest Change To Help Start My Site Since Its Creation

2015 has been a year of massive growth for Help Start My Site and myself.

In March, I announced my plans to create and release 3 different courses: a course on blogging, a course on Kindle publishing, and a course on personal finance.

I made it happen.

In fact, I released two more courses on top of that, all within 6 months – a course on email marketing, and an unrelated course on lucid dreaming that I partnered with another business for.

It’s clear that this has been a year of growth. A year of expansion. A year of making things happen.

And now it’s time to do it again.

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Blogging To Retirement Is A Terrible Idea

One of my biggest goals in life is to be retired (at least temporarily) by the time I decide to have children.

As you are well aware, retirement costs money.

And let me tell you, you can make a good chunk of money doing this blogging thing. It can pay way more than you need to suit your lifestyle, and the freedom it provides is incredible.

But you see, if retirement is a goal of yours like it is for me, you’ve got to do more than just run a successful blog.  [Read more…]

Do You Have A Vision?

Vision. It’s a powerful thing.

Having a true vision for something goes above and beyond a simple desire. It’s not just another thing to strive for. It’s not something you want.

It’s something you need. Something that drives you. Something that seems of greater importance than life itself.  [Read more…]

If You’re Not Subscribed To My YouTube Channel, You’re Missing Out

Did you know that a huge chunk of the content I put out isn’t even available here?

I have very recently began publishing select content exclusively to my YouTube channel. This content branches out a little bit and covers more subjects that would be relevant to my audience, such as building wealth, self-improvement, business topics, etc.

Still, I did not want to publish these here as I understand not everybody wants to hear it. That’s fine.

For those who do want to get more money out of their business and more fulfillment out of their life, do yourself a favor and subscribe to my YouTube channel right now.

There’s a lot of content coming quickly, and you won’t want to miss it. [Read more…]

Interview With Kim Willis On Selling High Ticket Products

How nice would it be to earn commissions of $2,000, $5,000 even $10,000 or more?

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to meet Kim Willis, a fantastic marketer and entrepreneur who focuses on selling big ticket products.

This is an area I personally have very little experience in, so I asked Kim for the privilege of interviewing him to find out more about his business, and the strategies he uses to succeed.

Without any further ado, here is the interview! [Read more…]

10 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Bloggers

What separates a mediocore blogger from a highly successful blogger?

This is a question that I pondered for ages back when I was a beginner myself. What traits did successful bloggers have that I didn’t? What made them so great?

The truth is, all of us are born knowing absolutely nothing about blogging. We aren’t born great entrepreneurs. We don’t enter the world with our head full of marketing or business knowledge.

It’s all learned. All the great bloggers and entrepreneurs that you look up to started from nothing, and grew into the people they are today.

This means with enough effort, you can become great too.

But still, all of the highly successful bloggers do have certain traits in common that have helped bring them to the levels they are at now. Here are 10 characteristics of highly successful bloggers – characteristics you may wish to adopt yourself if you wish to reach the same levels they have. [Read more…]

5 Incredible Books Every Blogger Needs To Read

A little less than a year ago, I quit college to pursue entrepreneurship full time. 

Some say I was foolish for turning down a fully-funded education. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Like most entrepreneurs, you and I want to be successful. We want to be the greatest people we can possibly be. If that weren’t true, you wouldn’t be here reading this right now.

Those who truly become great are those who keep growing. The people that keep learning and improving. And for those people, their education never really ends.

As I write this, I sit next to over 200 books that I have purchased over the years regarding topics such as building wealth, investing, entrepreneurship, self-improvement, and building a successful mindset. At a minimum, I read at least one of these books a month.

I firmly believe that I owe a lot of who I am today due to the insights and advice these books have given me. While not all of them are directly related to blogging, I would like to share of these books with you that I believe every blogger should read.  [Read more…]

Taking A Break From Blogging? Don’t Feel Bad!

If you’ve been following me closely, you’ll have noticed that things haven’t been going as normal.

I’ve been blogging pretty inconsistently.

I’m not nearly as active on social media platforms as I’ve been in the past.

You aren’t finding my smiling face on other people’s blogs or on marketing forums.

The places where you could expect to see me practically any time you visited, I’m now not showing up at all.


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Passive Income Does Not Triumph Total Return

Take a look at any big internet marketing website, and I’ll bet you’ll see something huge about ‘earning passive income.’

People are crazy over it. Everybody’s talking about it.

“Earn money while you sleep!”

“Work 4 hours a week!”

“Build it once, earn money from it forever!”

That’s great. Passive income is actually pretty wonderful. Passive income is the reason I’ve published over 150 Kindle books and continue to put out more every week. Having money come in while no longer doing any work truly is an amazing feeling.

However, it’s extremely easy to get lost in the idea of passive income and forget what’s really important – how much money you’re getting in total for the amount of time you’ve invested in something.  [Read more…]