A Simple Way Out of Your Precarious Freelance Income Problem

By Pamela Wilson


Freelancing. That’s the life, isn’t it? Total control. Total freedom. Abject terror.

Don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot to be said for the freelance life. You’re in charge of your own time. You pick and choose the projects you’ll take on. You select your clients.

When it’s all working the way it’s supposed to, that is.

When you’re not breaking into a sweat as you open your checking account statement. When you’re not wondering how you’ll pay next month’s rent. When you’re not thinking, “Maybe a job with a salary wouldn’t be so bad …”

There’s a simple solution, though. One that will …read more      

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A 30-Day Master Plan for Marketing Your Brick-and-Mortar Business

By Neil Patel


Many small business owners today think that owning a brick-and-mortar business excuses them from having to learn and master digital marketing.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, mastering SEO and local optimization for your locally run business will bring a higher ROI than just about any other marketing activity you use.

It’s one of the quickest ways to quickly and simply (notice I did not say easily) get your business in front of thousands of new eyes and earn customers for life. With a few simple steps, you can set yourself on the path to long term digital marketing success.

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3 Tips for Creating Your Own Independence Day

By Sonia Simone

american flag art by hugh macleod

July 4 is Independence Day here in the States, which, for most of us, entails the risk of losing:

  • Your fingers to cheap fireworks
  • Your waistline to hot dogs
  • Your liver

All of which, as a red-blooded American, I support wholeheartedly. But if you’re spending today celebrating the country’s independence, how about giving some attention to your own personal independence?

It might be independence from a day job, financial stress, or even a mindset that’s keeping you from making things happen.

Here are three of my favorite tips for declaring your own individual independence.

1. Expand your audience

Andy Warhol had it wrong. Now …read more      

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Surprising Things You Need to Put in Place in Order to Save Thousands of Dollars on Digital Marketing

By Neil Patel

piggy bank

It wasn’t that long ago when an entrepreneur’s marketing options were limited to flyers, tacky magazine ads, or expensive TV commercials.

However, with the advent of the Internet, the number of marketing options available to both budding and experienced entrepreneurs has become staggering.

Sometimes, when I’m surfing the web—it’s what I do a lot—I find myself thinking, “Wow! So many tactics! So many choices!”

If I were just getting started in digital marketing, I would be in a total freakout mode. Where do I start? Which one should I pick? What do I need to do first?

But it gets worse. …read more      

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Rainmaker Rewind: From Infoproducts to Software Rockstar, with ConvertKit’s Nathan Barry

By Caroline Early

Rainmaker FM rewind

This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Chris Ducker welcomes Nathan Barry of ConvertKit to Youpreneur.

Nathan and Chris dive into the story behind ConvertKit and the fundamentals of email service providers.

And, as always, be sure to check out the other great episodes that recently aired on Rainmaker FM.

  1. Youpreneur. Chris Ducker and Nathan Barry talk about the fundamental and powerful features of email service providers: From Infoproducts to Software Rockstar, with ConvertKit’s Nathan Barry
  2. The Digital Entrepreneur. Brian Clark, Chris Garrett, and Jerod Morris revisit the perennial importance of email marketing and why what you’re doing …read more      
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