Money Mindset

7 Ways to Set (& Reach) Your Blogging Goals in 2020.

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7 Ways to Set (& Reach) Your Blogging Goals in 2020.

It’s January, and you know what that means. Everywhere you look, people are making resolutions and setting goals and talking about all the great things they’re going to do this year. Unfortunately, most people will fall far short of the goals they set. Too many people set themselves up for failure before they ever begin, but if you know how… 

How Past Successes Can Hurt Your Blogging or Freelancing Career

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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 incredible success at self-employment. But… 

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, or grow sales of a… 

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

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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 he asked a question that…