How We Built a 6-Figure Blog in 8 Months with SEO/Organic Traffic

make serious money with your blog

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Whoa, talk about an awesome post here! Ben Huber, from Dollar Sprout, got into the nitty-gritty details of building up SEO (search engine optimization) and attracting organic traffic. And we all know, the more traffic you’ve got, the more money you’ll make with your site! In his case, it was A LOT more money. Get out your note pad and get ready to learn! It’s time to make serious money with your blog!

Life rarely goes as planned. You make decisions you think are in your best interest only to find out later this isn’t always the case.

Take college for example. You graciously accept what often amounts to six figures of debt under the premise that it’s a non-issue and you’ll . . . → Read More: How We Built a 6-Figure Blog in 8 Months with SEO/Organic Traffic

Types of Loans to Consider Before You Turn to Payday Loans

types of loans you should consider before turning to payday loans

There are a million reasons you might find yourself needing extra cash. Maybe you have medical bills pop up, or a car repair that can’t wait. Maybe you just want to finish up a home improvement project. Whatever the reason, there are a lot of ways you can get your hands on the extra cash. DON’T take out payday loans. Instead, take a look at all the types of loans to consider before you turn to payday loans.

Types of Loans to Consider Before You Turn to Payday Loans

Payday loans range from $100 – $1,000 are unsecured loans, meaning there is no collateral.

The Trap of Payday Loans

If you’ve ever seen a commercial for a payday loan company, they can make it seem very attractive. You don’t have to wait for your paycheck, and you get the cash you need immediately.

What’s so wrong with that?

The problem . . . → Read More: Types of Loans to Consider Before You Turn to Payday Loans

How I Talked Myself Out of Buying a Better Car

talked myself out of buying a better car

Liz and I recently paid cash for a house, fixed it up, and sold it for a $27,000 profit! This allowed us to stash $122,000 in the bank, which is more money than we’ve EVER had at our disposal. It’s a great thing, but honestly, it’s giving me the “I want to buy some cool stuff” shakes. I know I know, it always seems like I’m so calm and collected when it comes to money, but everyone has their breaking point, right? Lately, because of this money in the bank, I’ve been subconsciously looking at cars again… This post is basically about my car fever and ultimately snapping myself out of it. Thankfully, I successfully talked myself out of buying a better car.

How I Talked Myself Out of Buying a Better Car

I currently drive a 2003 Pontiac Vibe. It has 167,000 miles on it, has quite a few . . . → Read More: How I Talked Myself Out of Buying a Better Car

Can You Be Worth More Than You Earn in Your Lifetime?

could you be worth more than your lifetime earnings

Have you ever thought about how much you’ll earn over the course of your life? If you average $50,000 a year for 40 years, that’s $2 million bucks! So, with those millions of dollars, what will you be left with? $100,000? $500,000? $1,000,000? Or…is it possible to be worth more than you earn in your lifetime???

Can You Be Worth More Than You Earn in Your Lifetime?

If you make $2,000,000 in your lifetime and have expenses like food, cars, your house, healthcare, insurance, etc. etc. etc….how on earth would it be possible for you to be worth more than you earn in your lifetime? Seems impossible, right?

Well long story short…It’s not.

As it turns out, Joe Udo from Retire by 40, J$ from Budgets are Sexy, and J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly have already explored this phenomenon. And they use a measure called, “The Lifetime Wealth Ratio.

. . . → Read More: Can You Be Worth More Than You Earn in Your Lifetime?

June 2018 Blog Income Report – Coming Back Down to Reality…For Now

June 2018 blog income report

Back in March, I earned $3,600 with my blog. It was incredibly surreal and I didn’t know if it was sustainable. As it turns out…it wasn’t. I’m now coming back down to reality, but you know what? Now I have a clearer vision of what it will take for this blog to earn some serious bucks in the future.

June 2018 Blog Income Report – Coming Back Down to Reality…For Now

In June, I was mainly focused on finishing off the project house…and not so much on this blog. As it turns out, the focus worked since we sold it for a $27,400 profit. Buuuttt, the income on this blog took a bit of a dive – for two reasons:

I didn’t post a ton of fantastic content (I posted good content…but not fantastic content), so my visitor numbers went down slightly I stopped writing for outside blogs (which were . . . → Read More: June 2018 Blog Income Report – Coming Back Down to Reality…For Now

How to Save Money On Your IT Costs

save money on your IT costs

Every small business owner knows that there are some expenses that fall into the “death and taxes” category – you just can’t avoid them. Top of the list comes tech. Even a self employed freelancer living nomadically and surviving from one gig to the next will shell out money on a decent quality laptop and the right software to do whatever it is they do.

How to Save Money on Your IT Costs

Whether you fall into that category or you operate a fledgling business that just might have the potential to grow into something more, tech is massively important for success. And it can also be a huge drain on finances. Here are some ways to ease the pain and save money on your IT costs.

Outsource IT support

There is a general misconception that the cheapest way to do something is to do it yourself. With IT support, . . . → Read More: How to Save Money On Your IT Costs

7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

reasons to buy used over new

17.2 million new vehicles were sold in 2017, reports USA Today. Whoa. And, at an average price of $36,270 per vehicle, that’s 624 billion dollars that landed in the dealerships’ pockets. Seems like quite a few people are in love with their new cars. Not me. In fact, I can come up with plenty of reasons to buy a used car over a new car — seven to be exact.

7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

This sounds like another one of those articles, huh? Blah blah blah, you’re dumb if you buy a new vehicle. But I wouldn’t skim over this one if I were you. It’s because of the reasons below that I will never buy a new vehicle for as long as I live…even if I’m a deca-millionaire.

I challenge you to learn the truth about buying used vs. buying used. . . . → Read More: 7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

What’s Your One Page Financial Plan??

the one page financial plan

“What’s your one page financial plan?” — This is the absolute best question that I’ve heard asked in a long time. Instead of talking about your hot stock pick or your fancy investment that shields you from paying taxes, I think it’s time for all of us to step back and ask ourselves the most intelligent question of all, “Why the heck do I care about money anyway??”

What’s Your One Page Financial Plan?

About 10 months ago, Liz and I bought a fixer-upper to fix and flip for a quick profit. Long story short…

the process took forever, all my late nights away really strained our marriage, and in the end it left us questioning what we really want out of this life.

Do we want to keep on living this crazy life, chasing one dollar after the next? All this scrambling around was leaving us drained, irritable, and . . . → Read More: What’s Your One Page Financial Plan??

5 Things You Must Do If You’re in an Accident

what to do if you're in an accident

Motor vehicle accidents can occur without a moment’s notice. Whether you believe your driving skills are superb or not, you can become a victim of an accident at the drop of a hat. If you are lucky enough to survive your injuries, you will likely need to hire an attorney to secure your case. One thing is for sure, if you wait too long it will not be possible to file a lawsuit against the driver at fault. Below, you will discover 5 things you must do if you’re in an accident.

5 Things You Must Do If You’re in an Accident

If you get into an accident, start checking the boxes below. It could save your life…both in the present and in the future.

1) Find A Safe Location

If you are involved in a minor collision, it will be best to go ahead and move all vehicles to . . . → Read More: 5 Things You Must Do If You’re in an Accident

10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!

habits to reach financial freedom

It can be difficult to restrain yourself from spending too much with all of the temptations and distractions around you. Marketing campaigns can convince you that you need something you really don’t and before you know it, you have credit card debt, no savings and financial freedom is just an idea that you are unable to reach. Instead of spending and taking on more debt, take on better habits to reach financial freedom in a hurry!

10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!

This post has been written by Brenda Berg, a professional with over 15 years of experience in business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. She’s also a consultant and tutor for college students and entrepreneurs. Her belief is that constant learning is the only way to success. Want to learn more? Check her out at her personal blog – Letsgoandlearn.com.

1) Withdraw the cash before you go . . . → Read More: 10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!