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How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

One of the strangest truths about self-employment is that people who have been successful in school and jobs often have a difficult transitionto a more entrepreneurial lifestyle. Many give up before they ever get any traction. Meanwhile, I’ve seen plenty of dropouts, job hoppers, and former C-students building huge blogs, racking up clients, and enjoying …

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Are There Shortcuts to Success?

Are There Shortcuts to Success?

Very often when I’m working with students or clients, I hear a common question. “Is there a shortcut?” It’s not always phrased in such an obvious way, but it comes up more often than you might guess. It doesn’t matter whether we’re trying to grow a Youtube channel, get more search traffic, find high-paying clients, …

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Luck vs. Persistence: Which is More Important to Make a Living Online?

Luck vs. Persistence: Which is More Important to Make a Living Online?

I’ve been self-employed and working online for more than a decade now, and I’ve had the opportunity to know and work with a lot of people who were striving to do the same thing – some more successfully than others. At a recent event, I found myself talking with one of those unsuccessful strivers, and …

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