5 Cost-Effective Tips For Starting an Ecommerce Store

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Starting an ecommerce store is no easy feat, and it certainly takes dedication and thorough preparation. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done efficiently.

5 Cost-Effective Tips For Starting an Ecommerce Store

With the right tools and tips, you can set up your ecommerce store in less than hour. And unlike businesses with brick and mortar locations, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to do it. Here are our tips for setting up a cost-effective ecommerce store without breaking the bank.

Choose The Right Platform

The platform you choose for your ecommerce store can stifle or ignite your growth. If money is a major concern factor, it’s important to choose a budget-conscious platform. And there are plenty to choose from:

Shopify, WooCommerce, Volusion, BigCommerce, Squarespace, and Magento

Each come with their own set of perks, but when it comes to lean budgets, you have to . . . → Read More: 5 Cost-Effective Tips For Starting an Ecommerce Store

50+ High Paying Side Hustles for Single Moms

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The stereotype…Single moms are young, low-income earners that have to live in their parents’ basement to survive. For the most part, this couldn’t be further from the truth. From my experience, single moms are strong, relentless, hard-charging, and thirsty to create an amazing future for themselves and for their children, and they’ll stop at nothing to achieve their dreams. That’s why I made this list of 50+ high paying side hustles for single moms. They’re all asking about it, and they’re ready to do the work to make it happen.

50+ High Paying Side Hustles for Single Moms

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Dang, you single moms are amazing. You do it all…and then some, and now you’re reading this article about how you can do more! I love it!

My hope is that from this list you’ll find the exact side hustle that’s right for you, make a load . . . → Read More: 50+ High Paying Side Hustles for Single Moms

3 of My Favorite Online Income Sources

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Reading all the stories of entrepreneurs and other successful people sleeping just four hours a night scares me a little. You see, I like to sleep. I like to sleep a lot.

That doesn’t mean I don’t want to make money or someday retire to my own private island. If there’s one thing I like as much as sleeping, it’s making money.

Wouldn’t it be great if I could figure out a way to make money WHILE I sleep?

Well you can…the three online income sources outlined in this article can put your money to work even when you decide to take some time off.

This post has been written by Joseph Hogue, who was an equity analyst and an economist before realizing being rich is no substitute for being happy. He now runs five websites in the personal finance and crowdfunding niche, makes more money than he ever did . . . → Read More: 3 of My Favorite Online Income Sources

Can Your Mutual Funds Beat the Stock Market?

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Mutual Funds absolutely soared last year. I mean c’mon, take a look at the growth on these funds:

Fidelity Select Technology Portfolio, +49.86% Putnam Global Technology Fund, +47.04% VanEck Emerging Market Fund Class Y, +50.32%

Isn’t that just insane??!!

The overall S&P 500 (an index of the top 500 companies in America) had a record year too, but it “only” increased by 20%.

So the analysis is simple, right? “Can your mutual funds beat the stock market?” Well of course! There are three mutual funds listed above that killed the S&P! Buuuuut, not so fast. Just because these 3 mutual funds beat the market doesn’t mean that you can pick which ones will be winners before the year begins. No one has a crystal ball – not even the professionals can accurately predict which mutual funds will beat the market year in and year out.

So is it even possible? . . . → Read More: Can Your Mutual Funds Beat the Stock Market?

27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

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Want to earn extra money? Give skydiving lessons. Enter a 25k run and win. Tutor kids in calculus… If you didn’t catch the sarcasm, then you must be an incredibly athletic, semi-genius type of person…or you’re just completely gullible and believe everything you read on the internet…

For the rest of us, these ways of earning money are absolutely ludicrous…and that’s how a lot of these types of articles feel, don’t they? The title might be something like, “87 Great Ways to Make More Money”, and when you count up the things you are actually qualified to do, your selection plummets to like, 3…which means that article wasn’t nearly as helpful as it boasted itself to be.

27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

So I decided to do something a little different. Instead of just writing an article myself with all my hair-brained ideas (that may or . . . → Read More: 27 Ways My Readers (actual people!) Earn Extra Money

The Rental House Progress – Two Months In!!

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Have we really owned this house for two months already?? Sheesh… It feels like 2 weeks. There is still so much to do, I bet we’ll still be at this 3 months from now. BUT, it will all be worth it once we sit back and collect our $1,300 rent check each month! 🙂

For those of you that are just recently joining us, you can quickly catch up on our rental house progress with these posts:

How We Just Scored a $100,000 House for $75,000 Our New Rental House Project – Video Walk Through! Our Rental House Progress – 3 Weeks In The Rental House Progress – Two Months In

This is definitely a bigger project than we initially thought it would be (in our minds, we were going to tear down the paneling and patch the plaster – a 1-2 week job….and now all we see are 2×4’s…), . . . → Read More: The Rental House Progress – Two Months In!!

Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options!

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You know those debts that have been weighing you down? Remember when you said you’d do anything to get rid of them…but then you just kept watching TV?… You just weren’t quite ready. You didn’t want it bad enough.

But what about today?

If your stress level is rising through the roof and you just want to scream, “THAT’S ENOUGHHHHHH!! I’VE HAD IT!!!!”, then it’s time to start making more money. And I believe there’s no quicker and easier way to start earning money than with Uber.

Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options

We’ve all heard of it, and many of us have probably used Uber to get from one place to another, so why not become a driver? You can:

Earn some decent money (and it’s unlimited!) Make your own hours Use it to pay off your debt faster!!

And, you might not know . . . → Read More: Make More Money with Uber – Now You’ve Got Two Options!

How to Become a Stay At Home Mom – Interview with Laura Harris

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Hi all, unfortunately you’re too late on this book. It’s being revamped and will be resold at a later date.

“Wee wee!! Higher mommy, higher!” Her cheeks almost shimmer with a reddish hue as she throws her head back and giggles with delight.

It’s Sunday. You wish this moment could repeat itself day after day after day…but the reality is you’ve got to take your kiddo to daycare tomorrow. She’ll pout, whimper, and probably throw a tantrum again… All she wants in this world is you, but you’re dropping her off with strangers for 9 hours a day…

Oh how you wish staying at home was possible, but it’s just not the reality of this world anymore, right? Doesn’t every parent need to work these days?

Honestly, no.

And that’s why Laura Harris has written the eBook, “The Stay-At-Home Mom Blueprint“. The book is only $10. Use the promo . . . → Read More: How to Become a Stay At Home Mom – Interview with Laura Harris

5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

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Did you just turn 50, deathly afraid that you’ll never be able to retire? Or maybe you’re 20 years old and just want to build up a massive amount of wealth in a short period of time.

No matter where you are on your life’s journey, these steps to build rapid wealth WILL work for you.

I can tell you that with confidence because my wife and I follow these exact steps, and we’re well on our way to becoming millionaires in our mid-30’s.

5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

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“Alright, so what’s the secret, Derek?”…”Is it network marketing? Developing the next Angry Birds app? Buying a car wash…? It’s got to be something crazy if you think we can build up a million bucks in roughly a decade!”

No, no, no, annnndd not true…nothing crazy. Just simple hard work and intentionality.

Here are the . . . → Read More: 5 Steps to Build Rapid Wealth

8 Reasons I Think NFL Players Don’t Earn Enough Money…Seriously!!

I think I’ve heard it about 10 times recently, “Man, those NFL players make too much money. What makes them so fricken valuable anyway?”

And…while I don’t often voice it (it’s not too popular to get into a verbal fight at work…that’s where these conversations typically come up), I think to myself, “Too much money? I’m not sure they earn enough!”

Call me crazy, but I’m dead serious.

Do NFL Players Make Too Much Money? I Don’t Think So…

Sure, the average NFL player earns $2.1 million a season, but what does that really mean for them?

Does that guarantee them riches for the rest of their lives? Does this equate to eternal happiness and bliss?

For pretty much every NFL player, the answer is “no”.

While becoming a famous NFL player is still the dream of many children, there are plenty of reasons why they actually might want . . . → Read More: 8 Reasons I Think NFL Players Don’t Earn Enough Money…Seriously!!