Last year, Jimmy Donaldson made $24 million on his popular YouTube channel. You may know Jimmy as Mr. Beast.
The crazy thing is that he wasn’t even the highest-paid YouTuber of the year. That title goes to nine-year-old Ryan Kaji, who raked in $29.5 million.
It’s not just YouTube that earns big bucks — writer Benjamin Hardy can make over $1.2 million every year from blogging and writing books.
People see numbers like those and immediately want to get into the content creation business. …
Money is an integral part of society, no matter what anyone says. It’s the number one cause of conflict and disagreement.
Plenty of people try to ignore their finances and say that money doesn’t impact their happiness. Nowadays, that’s simple untrue — everyone who wants freedom must understand their own finances.
The fact that you’re reading this shows that you care about getting out of economic prison. This prison isn’t literal or physical; it’s a mental trap that keeps people from achieving their full potential.
Henry David Thoreau once said:
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”
When I first started writing on Medium, I couldn’t have cared less about writing in general.
The only reason I started is to make money. I’d read some articles about thousand-dollar months and felt like I should get on the train.
My early articles show this lack of caring about quality literature. I wrote garbage 4-minute reads with two quotes from famous entrepreneurs.
Predictably, none of these articles performed that well. In fact, most of them ended up making me between $0.00 and $0.02.
I realized I had to start writing differently if I wanted to see any level of…
In the controversial world of personal investing, no figure stands larger than Robert Kiyosaki.
His classic money book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, has sold roughly 40 million copies, but Kiyosaki is not above criticism. His detractors claim that he wasn’t rich before the success of the book and that seminars teach unsound or illegal tactics.
However, Robert Kiyosaki is still worth an estimated $100 million, whether from great investing or marketing. He obviously understands something about finances, whether his opinions are believable or not.
Here are four examples of ideas espoused by Robert Kiyosaki that are controversial. They need to…
The mountain peak looms overhead. It’s so close you can almost feel the rough rocks and powdery snow.
The journey, though, will be quite long as you navigate the winding switchbacks to the top of the trail (switchbacks are the paths that go back and forth instead of straight up).
Obviously, there’s a major temptation to fight through the underbrush and go straight to the peak.
Plenty of less-experienced hikers succumb to this temptation and end up in a rough spot. They could cause a rock slide, damage wildlife, or get stuck where they can’t go up or down.
In his trademark laconic style, Ernest Hemingway once said,
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Most writers take this statement at face value: writing is an emotional activity. They comprehend that topic but take nothing away from it.
Mr. Hemingway is communicating something much more profound through this simple phrase. He’s explaining one of the greatest creations in the history of mankind — the written word.
Writing was created as a way to turn ideas into concrete forms. Language allows people from the past to communicate with those from today…
Writing is a simple process — not easy, but simple. It requires hard work and dedication, but if you can connect with the reader, your writing will be effective.
However, big money is being made in the industry of writing advice. People will charge hundreds of dollars for completely useless writing courses.
New writers see these courses and feel compelled to take them. They don’t believe they can learn to write well on their own and they start to overthink their work.
The writer Joan Didion once said this in a profound way:
“Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a…
There has never been a more complicated time to invest your money. You can put your cash into gold, cryptocurrencies, real estate, common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, or a million other things.
Investment experts will try to convince you that any of these is the safest and best-returning investment.
History has shown that none of those are actually the best investment. As Benjamin Franklin said,
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
It’s not just knowledge that makes a good investment, though. …
“Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.”
Whether to get sales or users, every company has to get their product in front of customers. Marketing is the area of business that describes how to get a product in front of peoples’ faces.
Marketing has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with so-called experts trumpeting newly developed tactics. However, as Seth Godin so simply put it, sales is simply a matter of getting people to see your product. It doesn’t matter how you do it.
Businesses around the globe, especially startups, have fallen into the trap of overcomplicating their…
Events like the COVID-19 pandemic separate everyone into two categories: financial geniuses and financial students.
Financial geniuses are people who embody the five traits I’m going to discuss below. They’re people who have learned from mentors and had their own experiences.
Students, on the other hand, are people with limited experience with money. In many cases, students don’t make the jump to having great abilities with money because they tell themselves that they’re just not great financially.
This is incredibly sad, because in the economy of today, you have to understand money to succeed in any endeavor.
Here are five…
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