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How to Change Your Habits

All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits – practical, emotional, and intellectual – systematically organized for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny, whatever the latter may be. – William James If you look at the good and bad things in your

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The Best Things I Read in 2017

I’ve consumed a lot of content this year, including hundreds of articles and podcasts, and several books. I haven’t read as many books as I’d like, which is something I’m trying to improve. However, I realized that there was a lot of really impactful stuff I ran across, and I wanted to share it with

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The Bitcoin Bubble

The past few months have been Bitcoin mania. Bitcoin started the year under $1,000 per coin, and it recently flirted with the $20,000 mark. I first bought some when it was under $5,000, I know several people who picked some up under $1,000. Pretty incredible gains! Too incredible I would say. I’m no expert, but

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Backwards Marketing

Many times we create things without thinking about marketing until we’re done. We launch, then we shift our focus to SEO, content marketing, social media, and ads. Sometimes that works, but only if we’ve painstakingly created a product that everyone loves. What usually happens is we create an MVP, then when it doesn’t immediately succeed,

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The WordPress Product Market is Saturated

I wrote an article for Post Status about a month ago, it was just published to their blog. In it, I discuss how the WordPress product market is a lot different than it used to be. People started making real money building for the platform around 2008, when there was high growth and low competition.

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Dear Make Money Online People, Cut the Crap.

I was recently scrolling through Quora to find questions to answer and I came upon this one: Oh, this should be good. Here are some of the answers: $60k per month using Bitcoins, wow that’s impressive. Amazon affiliate huh? Below that text was some fake screenshots of their earnings they probably got from Google images…

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Breaking the Endless Make-More-Spend-More Cycle of Doom

“What each of us calls our ‘necessary expenses’ will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary” – The Richest Man in Babylon When I first started working as a freelance web designer, I was making a fairly average salary. The cost of living in my area is quite expensive, so

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WooCommerce to Shopify: Interview with Joel Bronkowski

I had the pleasure of interviewing Joel Bronkowski, who worked at WooCommerce for many years, and now works for Shopify. My recent post about a Shopify-centered conference got a lot of attention, so I wanted to dive deeper into this topic. I was excited to hear from someone with experience in both WordPress and Shopify,

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How We Paid Off $40,000 in Debt Using the Debt Snowball

I married my amazing wife, Jennie, 3 years after graduating college. We had a lot of great times together the next few years, including backpacking around the world for 6 months. We visited 10 countries, met some amazing people and had life-changing experiences. When we came back, it was time to settle in and start

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What I Learned About Real Estate Investing After Buying My First Rental

I always thought real estate was a good investment, but I never really knew why. I just thought people who had a ton of money owned lots of real estate, and somehow that worked out well for them. Living in an expensive area like Southern California, my wife and I struggled saving enough for our