Why do so many personal-finance sites focus on spending LESS?

January 27th, 2010

I'm in the middle of my private Earn1k course this week before announcing something next week. I was doing a live webcast last night and I was trying to make a point, but I wasn't sure how to say it. It seems like 98% of personal-finance material (blogs, magazines, books) focus on spending LESS -- keeping a budget, saying "no, ...

Recap of the 3-week course on earning money

January 22nd, 2010

This course on earning more has been a lot of fun. Instead of more useless tips on saving money on lattes and burritos, we've gone through case studies, exercises, and specific email scripts to earn more money on the side. The important thing is to understand that it's not simply a series of formulaic tactics to follow. To earn money, ...

Want to earn more money? How to find your first 3 paying clients

January 21st, 2010

Maybe it's uncouth to say, but most of the advice on earning money via freelancing is terrible. That’s because when it comes to finding clients, typical advice goes something like this: “YEAH! Just start blogging! Create great content and someone’s bound to come along someday!” “Make a website and do some SEO on it so you always get ...

The Freelance Diaries: The laid-off marketing consultant whose income has skyrocketed

January 20th, 2010

We're in the final week of a 3-week course on earning more money (see all posts on earning more money). Today, a Freelance Diaries by a former technology employee in San Francisco who was laid off a year ago, and is now a full-time freelance marketing consultant. Below, you'll notice: Her work/life balance is blurred: She works out every ...

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I’m giving a talk at Google tomorrow & I need your help

January 19th, 2010

One of my dreams has been to give an Authors@Google talk because they have the perfect audience of smart, ambitious people that I want on this site. Tomorrow, finally, I'll be giving an Authors@Google talk! And now I want to ask for your help. Come to video office hours tonight and let me know what the 1-2 best ...

Case study: From $17/hour to $65/hour. How did she do it?

January 19th, 2010

We're in the final week of my 3-week course on earning more money. After this week, I'll be releasing an additional week of private content on earning more. And then I'll be releasing a step-by-step program to help you earn your first $1,000 on the side. Sign up for free. * * * Today, a case study to show you how even ...