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

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!!