The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

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

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 ...

My $100,000 bet on Chris Rock

Nobody on this site knows that telling a story about Chris Rock helped me earn over $100,000 in scholarship money to attend college. During senior year of high school, my parents -- immigrants who raised 4 kids and didn't have money to send us to college -- encouraged us to apply to every scholarship we could find. Since I'm ...

Recap: The 30-day course on hustling your way to success

Thank god. For the last 1.5 months, I’ve consumed more caffeine than ever before and I’ve written more than 10 pages per day. With the help of an amazing team, I’ve kicked off 2011 -- the year of hustling. As I’ve said, most people get used to mediocrity. But my goal was to help you ...

My interview with a pickup artist

About 18 months ago, I was in a strategy meeting with my publisher. There were about 7 people around the table -- all women. (Most of publishing is women.) We were discussing which markets to promote my book to, and we’d discussed all the obvious ones: Men 24-35, women, moms, parents, etc. Then I spoke up. “I want to ...

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The $22 Million-Dollar Man

In this week’s challenge of my 30-day hustling course, I asked you to negotiate one thing before Wednesday night.  We got some interesting results... ...because hardly anyone even tried it! Compare that to week 1, I asked you to identify one positive script and automate it into your life. I got over 300 terrific comments. Why? Because it’s ...

How a random Twitter follower got $20,000 of my time — free

I recently met someone who, in short order, convinced me to give him $20,000 of my time -- for free. How? Let me share his story. A few months ago, somebody named @michaelfishman introduced himself to me via twitter. He said something interesting about copywriting (I don’t remember what), so I clicked through to his website. It looked ...