Case Study: This software engineer just made another $5,300

March 07th, 2013

Ed, 34, is a software engineer. He’s married and lives in a big city. He’s got a degree and a masters in computer science, and has spent the last 8 years programming for defense companies. But, despite working up to 11 hour days and earning more than $100,000 a year, Ed still wanted a side project. STOP! ...

20 questions that your financially unprepared friends are afraid of

February 08th, 2009

Note: In many cultures, you would be considered a huge jackass for asking these questions out loud.   1. How much money do you spend each month? 2. Where does it go? 3. Where do you want it to go? 4. Are you rich? 5. What does rich mean to you? 6. Hey, how’d you pay for that iPhone? ...

Friday Entrepreneurs – Kathy Waste, Artist

August 01st, 2008

Entrepreneurship isn't just about technology. Today on Friday Entrepreneurs, meet Kathy Waste, 51, artist and entrepreneur. In my discussion with her below, find out how she: Uses her art for multiple revenue streams Prices her product in the hundreds and thousands Markets her work Calls people who buy her work "collectors," not customers -- and why the difference is worth ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Shannon Sofield, Payloadz

July 25th, 2008

In this week's Friday Entrepreneurs: Shannon Sofield of Payloadz.com. I absolutely LOVE Payloadz, Shannon's service that lets you sell digital goods (like ebooks) online. In fact, let me tell you how I learned about it: When I released my Guide to Kicking Ass, I expected to sell about 100 copies, so I was planning to collect payment through Paypal ...

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Friday Entrepreneurs: Charlotte Genevier, SocialEngine

February 01st, 2008

The Friday Entrepreneur series continues. Today, read about Charlotte Genevier, a Friday Entrepreneur who's co-founded multiple companies (including her current one, SocialEngine). Below, learn how: She sold her first company for $90,000 in 2007 She launched her second company with a monthly advertising budget of $600 The five biggest mistakes she made (including delegating) The advice I gave her, ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Mimi Ting, Mingle

April 27th, 2007

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the poor customer service I received at a tux shop where I went to get measured. Today, I want to tell you about a GREAT customer service experience I had. I went into a store called Mingle to buy a shirt, and the woman at the register forgot to give it back. Two ...