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Here's my take: I've seen too many people jump into entrepreneurship because they wanted to practice a skill alone than in a company. Sadly, when they become an entrepreneur, they realize that they aren't practicing that skill as much as they're practicing running a business. Once someone is willing to actually run a business alone, then I think that being an entrepreneur is a wonderful opportunity.
3 days, 13 hours ago on How I want to make money – an overview and analysis of various ways to generate income
Thanks for the fantastic interview with OG. You didn't need to do this, Steve. His head was already big enough....now we'll never get him into the basement. The show is now live and I hope people give it a spin. We've had some nice comments today about Episode #1.
You guys nailed it. 12% is irrelevant. Save money. Invest responsibly. Get your life moving. Great show.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Dave Ramsey says saving 100 a month can make you a millionaire – MPSOS109 [podcast]
The bigger magic of Twitter is that it's free. People pay great money for advertising and expensive lead generation, when there are absolutely no-cost ways to promote your business and market. Great post.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ways to find Customers for your Service Business
I love the bonfire idea. While I live in an area that's perfect for bonfires, my lot isn't perfect for it. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to do some landscaping work to have one. Our frugal activity? We like to drive to nearby little towns that we've never been to and walk main street to see what the town is like. That's been a good activity and has helped us know our new home well over the last four years.
1 month ago on 5 Frugal Summer Activities
Pat Flynn was a great guest on our show. A successful podcast will be different than the other podcasts out there. You'll need to ask yourself how you'll be different and attack from that angle. I know you'll be great!
1 month, 1 week ago on Why I’m Starting an Podcast
Red Plum and Rather Be Shopping are two sites I like and should take advantage of more. Great roundup of cool savings sites, DC. Thanks for these.
1 month, 1 week ago on Websites That Help You Save Money – Part Two
Sweet resources list, DC. If this is Part 1, how many total will there be? Based on your track record of finding stuff...about 30?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Websites That Help You Save Money – Part One
Great post, DC. I want to second your advice about a professional logo: I was lucky to read early on Guerrilla Marketing, and found out that one of the best expenses for your business (and that you shouldn't cut costs on) is a great logo. With a great logo you can look like a huge pro when maybe you're working out of your basement!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 5 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle More Legit
Interesting read. I can't believe how people can have such firm opinions on this law when it's so incredibly complicated. How do you know if you like it or not?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 5 Major Components of Health Care Reform and What They Mean for You
I can't wait for the day when I never have to talk to anyone, ever about anything. That'll be uber-lonely, but I won't have to deal with all those pesky people. Ugh....
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ordering from an iPad - What Will be Automated Next?
I only think it makes sense to attend a conference if you have a clear list of things you want to get out of it. Last year at FINCON I had a great list and came home with so much good information that the conference made me far more money than I spent on it. I saw other people there who treated it as a big party with online friends....which is fine....just not the ROI I was looking for.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 5 Reasons Skipping a Conference Might be a Good Choice
I would love to use my own pics, but I'm an absolutely horrible photographer. In the future, I plan to take a photography class and create a bunch of pics. That said, I like using Instagram for pics on twitter. Right now I use Creative Commons (which funnels to Flickr and several other sources for legal, free pics).
2 months ago on How to find free pictures and images you can use on your blog or website
Good looking furniture. I think your Gophers are going to surprise some teams in the tournament. I really like your coach and that's a program headed in the right direction. Sadly, you're in the Big Ten, where it seems MOST teams are headed in the right direction. Too bad your Gophers will never be a MICHIGAN STATE! but you can always dream.... ;-)
2 months ago on Friday Giveaway Roundup - 46 Giveaways
Hey, DC, I'm curious....is your next piece going to be the 17 reasons NOT to blog? Ha! I'm all over that one....
Serious, I blog for a totally different reason now than when I started. While I still have the same vision and goals, it's now an outlet, and I feel like I'm spending time with friends making the blog rounds. It's really a fun (but time consuming) pursuit.
2 months, 1 week ago on 3 Reasons You Should Blog
This year I've decided to donate books. We've set a goal of eliminating 50 books (could easily be 100) and give them to the library. It's a tax deduction and it removes some clutter. Love it!
2 months, 1 week ago on Spring means Spring Cleaning
Good advice, KC. Whenever I'm at the mall picking something up, I see people walking around aimlessly. I think, "That's not a good place to wander....too much temptation." Find a park or something....it's fun and you won't want to stop at the food court on the way out, because there isn't one!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Signs You May Be A Shopaholic And 6 Things You Can Do To Change It
This is why I do most of the grocery shopping in our family. Cheryl likes to fill the pantry with "just in case" items, while I work from a meal plan. Our grocery bill is about 30% less when I shop...although the kids don't like the fact that we don't have snacks laying around for them all the time.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on $500 Cash Giveaway - Save Money this Spring through Planning Ahead
My passion didn't immediately line up with my job. As a financial advisor I got to work in the financial field, but I really hated managing money for other people...not because I wasn't good at it, but because people were often impossible to please (you'd find 30% and they'd want 35%...you'd help them avoid 90% of the market's losses and they'd only bitch about how you still took on 10%). However, I enjoyed the media piece much, much more. While that didn't pay the bills at the time, it helped make the parts I didn't like as much bearable.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Why your income and passion should align
I don't spend any time with carnivals. When I first heard the term I thought it was all fun and games....not a laundry list of blog post ;-)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Recap February 2013
John isn't going to win, because I am.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Canon Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Giveaway