Case Study: Using targeted psychology to increase earnings 415%

May 27th, 2011

Today, an in-depth look at the powerful tactics Daniel M. used to increase his earnings by 415% in only one year. Whenever I talk about earning more money, a certain type of person will always complain bitterly about “sleazy sales guys” and how “it’s all about who you know.” They believe the world is stacked against them. But today’...

Twitter posts: Tim Ferriss, end of the world, and gold

May 25th, 2011

Each day, I post short insights on http://twitter.com/ramit about psychology, testing, personal finance, investing, the best links I've found, and stupid people. You won't find these on my blog. Here are a few of my favorite recent tweets: I'm interviewing Tim Ferriss at the Apple Store in Soho this Thursday, 6:30pm. Open to the public: http://...

Case Study: No more excuses. Turning a creative hobby into $12,000

May 19th, 2011

Artists and creative people love to whine about not being able to earn more money. “But Ramit,” they say, “your tips don’t apply to me. I’m an ARTIST, not some IT expert/business writer/consultant.” (All those are codewords for “sellout.”)     There’s even the myth of the starving artist -- the idea that starving is ...

Goldilocks and the Three Prices

May 18th, 2011

I was out to dinner with 5 people recently. Two of us live in San Francisco, two live in the Palo Alto area, and two live mid-Peninsula (in between). Think of it like this:   Many of you don't know, but I almost became a cartographer. However, I chose blogging due to the copious amounts of female groupies. Anyway, after ...

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Case Study: Negotiating a $16,000 raise doing what others will not

May 12th, 2011

Today, an in-depth look at the techniques that one of my readers, Will H., used to negotiate a $16,000 raise. Before you read, be sure to acknowledge any psychological barriers you may have about asking for a raise. For example, many people will say, “A raise? In this economy??” That is a barrier: If you are indispensable, and your ...

This guy is going to regret his life in 15 years

May 09th, 2011

Sigh. An email I got recently. Vito writes: "Love your name btw. Just ram it! lol. My investment strategy is non complicated. I invest everything I have in gold and silver. 75% silver and 25% gold. Simple and effective and no need to read any books. It's doing very well. Nobody I know has the slightest clue what's going on. ...