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

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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 have it all paid off, and more, with your shiny new post-grad job.

I know, speaking for myself, that the thought of debt didn’t even cross my mind. . . . → Read More: How We Built a 6-Figure Blog in 8 Months with SEO/Organic Traffic

We Sold The Flip House! How to Make $25,000 With Your Next Flip

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Remember that flip that took us 8 months to complete??? Well it’s finally gone (woot woot!!!). We officially sold it on Monday and made a cool $27,400. The papers are signed, the transaction took place, and the money was quickly delivered to the bank (staying warm for our next purchase, an old farm house with acreage :)). So how did we really do it? How did we make thousands with a flip house? And can you do it too?

The short answers:

Simple, buy low, fix it up, sell high, and Yup, anyone can do this stuff!

The longer answer…have a gander below. 😉

We Sold The Flip House! How to Make Thousands With a Flip House

We finished the house on Tuesday, May 29th and listed it two days later. Over the span of 7 days we had 24 showings and an open house that added another 20 or . . . → Read More: We Sold The Flip House! How to Make $25,000 With Your Next Flip

10 Things That Will Absolutely Kill Your Net Worth

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Your net worth – simply described as what you own minus what you owe – is hands-down the most popular gauge for wealth. There are people in this world that have never earned more than $50,000 in a given year, but they’re worth millions. And then there’s a whole other class of people that earn $200k+ a year and are worth absolutely nothing. Whether you earn hardly anything or you make a ton, there are 10 things that will absolutely kill your net worth and I strongly urge that you watch out for them, avoid them, and prosper heavily because of it.

10 Things That Will Absolutely Kill Your Net Worth

When I was 23 years old and living on my own, I made a profound realization that changed the course of my life forever.

The bums living near my neighborhood earned very little, they owned practically nothing, and I . . . → Read More: 10 Things That Will Absolutely Kill Your Net Worth

Step Right Up, Step Right Up and I’ll Guess Your Wage!!

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Patti shows up for work every day at 7:45am (15 minutes early). She heads straight to her desk, turns on her computer, and works non-stop until 12:00pm for her lunch break. Gail, on the other hand, comes in a few minutes late each day, chats with people at the coffee pot, and then finally settles in and starts her work around 8:25am. She’s fairly diligent once she gets started, but she certainly isn’t as much of a stickler about working at every waking minute like Patti is.

Guess who earns more money?

Gail.

But why?

Because she knows that you can gain success by how you walk. No joke. Scientific American, BBC, ABC – they all say the same thing. Your walk says something distinctive about you, and it can absolutely have an impact on your wage.

I Can Guess Your Level of Success by How You Walk

It’s absolutely . . . → Read More: Step Right Up, Step Right Up and I’ll Guess Your Wage!!

What Does It Take to Become a Millionaire? (Hint: It’s Not a Higher Salary)

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If you haven’t been keeping up with the personal finance space lately, you may have missed all of the new “FIRE” and “retire a millionaire” posts. These articles are all about becoming financially independent, saving up enough money to retire early, and a lot have to do with having a million dollars. But what does it really take to become a millionaire? Well surprisingly, to become a millionaire, you really don’t need to make a lot of money.

What Does It Take to Become a Millionaire?

This post was written by our long-time staff writer, Kimberly Studdard.

So what’s the secret then? How are all these people becoming millionaires if they don’t have a 6-figure salary? Just like most common sense “secrets”, there’s no one thing that you can do to make yourself an automatic millionaire. Instead, it’s all about the little stuff. All combined, it makes quite a few . . . → Read More: What Does It Take to Become a Millionaire? (Hint: It’s Not a Higher Salary)

50+ Practical Ways to Pay Off Debt Faster [Free Tools Included!]

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Laura Harris is a fascinating person with an even more fascinating story – debt free by 25, a stay-at-home mom on a super low income, and a self-made success in the freelance writing industry… When she came to me with the idea of writing this post, there was absolutely no way I was going to pass her up. Practical ways to pay off debt faster? Uhhhh, yes please. This is a topic that we’re all craving, and given the quality of the content below, I wouldn’t be at all shocked if this post is soon read by thousands (maybe even hundreds-of thousands) of people.

In 2012, my husband and I became debt-free. What we thought would take seven years only took two. We were shocked. It wasn’t because we made more than the average family. We learned if we wanted more freedom, we had to find as many ways as . . . → Read More: 50+ Practical Ways to Pay Off Debt Faster [Free Tools Included!]

20+ Ways to Invest Outside of the Stock Market

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Within the span of just two years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped from $15,974 to $26,617 – an increase of 66%!! Since then, it has done absolutely nothing. In fact, it has actually gone down a bit and remained down. Most of the experts are confident that the stock market will continue to grow throughout 2018 and beyond…which is exactly why I am concerned.

It’s kind of like the weather report in West Michigan: whatever the meteorologist predicts, expect something totally different. Similarly, when the financial experts see no reason for the market to take another dive, that’s typically when it falls off the cliff.

If you hold my pessimistic sentiment on the stock market (and if nearly all of your retirement is in your 401k or IRA), then you’re probably looking for ways to invest outside of the stock market. Most blog posts out there give you . . . → Read More: 20+ Ways to Invest Outside of the Stock Market

March 2018 Blog Income Report – Up 200% From February??!!

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You know how you work and work and work, and your career seems to be going nowhere? But then, seemingly out of nowhere, good things start to happen. Little by little you gain traction again, then you actually start to get a little speed going, and then you hit the downhill! Life is good, work is fun and easy, and you’re making bank.

I think (at least I hope) I just reached the downhill run with my web income. It’s been almost 8 years in the making, but it might finally be here.

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March 2018 Blog Income Report – Up 200% From February??!!

You know how I’m always encouraging you to start your own blog? This post is the epitome as to why. There’s tons of money to be made out there, and if you have something even remotely valid to say and have some . . . → Read More: March 2018 Blog Income Report – Up 200% From February??!!

Looking to Incorporate Your Business? Here’s the Pros and Cons of Corporations, LLCs and S-Corps

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So you have (or want to start) a business! Awesome! As you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, one of the first questions you may have is what kind of business organization (if any) you want or need. Do you want to incorporate your business and operate as a low-hassle sole proprietorship, or is a corporation the better option? How about a limited liability company, or even a partnership?

Looking to Incorporate Your Business? Pros and Cons of Each Type

This post is written by a fellow blogger, Miguel S., the Florida lawyer behind The Rich Miser blog, where he and his wife Lily share practical tips, life hacks, and reviews to help you get the most from your money.

Don’t despair about how to incorporate your business. In this article, I’ll give you a comprehensive overview of the different ways to organize your business. At the end of this post, . . . → Read More: Looking to Incorporate Your Business? Here’s the Pros and Cons of Corporations, LLCs and S-Corps

How to Make Money Blogging Immediately

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Here’s what I see new bloggers do all the time:

They buy a domain name, spend a month setting it up so it looks just right, then spend another month or two adding content, and then they figure it’s time to start earning money, so they put up Google Ads and earn $0.05 that month.

…not very exciting…

And quite honestly, it really kills people’s motivation that want to make it big in the blogging world!

If you’ve thought about starting a blog and are curious how to make money blogging immediately, I wrote this article exactly for you, my friend! 🙂

How to Make Money Blogging Immediately

“How I Made $129,834 Blogging Last Month!”

“Earn $10,000 a Month Blogging from Home!”

For some of you, these titles are motivational and you read every one of these posts that you can get your hands on. . . . → Read More: How to Make Money Blogging Immediately