DR 083: How to Blog for a Living – An Interview with Bob Lotich of ChristianPF

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Have you ever wondered how professional bloggers get started and make a living? Blogs don’t just spring up overnight. They take months – even years – of hard work. But the work can be well worth the rewards, if you do it right. The best way to learn about starting a blog is to talk […]

Published or Updated: July 3, 2014

DR 006: How to Make 6-Figures Publishing Books on Amazon [with Mike Piper]

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Imagine you’re a CPA preparing tax returns for clients. Over the years you hear the same tax questions over and over again. So one day you decide to write a short book answering the most common tax questions and publish the book on Amazon. While you knew you could make money from the book, that […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

How I Make a Full Time Living as a Freelance Writer & How You Can, Too

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Since I started freelance writing – nearly four years ago now – people have been intrigued by my job. “So what is it that you do?” “You actually get paid for that?” “How do you find work?” I hear these questions frequently from potential freelancers, incredulous 9-to-5er’s, and concerned friends and family members. Whether you’re […]

Published or Updated: September 27, 2013

Work from Home Jobs – The Definitive Guide to 29 Legit Home-Based Careers

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If you’re one of the many modern men or women who dream of working from home, you’re in luck! This huge list of work-from-home jobs gives you about a million (well, actually 29, to be exact) options to choose from. Some of these jobs are entrepreneurial in nature, while others are simply “regular” jobs that […]

Published or Updated: August 5, 2013

A Guide to Collecting for Fun and Profit

Almost everyone has a collection of some sort. For me, it’s the baseball cards I’ve had since I was a kid. Many of us, myself included, like to dream that the collectibles we own will someday be worth a fortune. But they probably won’t be unless we take steps to make them a profitable investment. […]

Published or Updated: June 2, 2013

Can You Really Make Money Taking Online Surveys?

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Photo: MuseScore One of the easiest ways to make money online is to take surveys. There’s little more to it than signing up, filling out a profile, and giving your opinion on ads, products, services and more. The big question is just how much money can you make and how much work is involved. While you […]

Published or Updated: May 17, 2013

The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

How many Americans would you guess are self-employed? One out of 10? One out of five? It’s actually about one out of three. According to the Freelancers Union, 42 million people identify as independent workers, which includes freelancers as well as consultants, traditional business owners and independent contractors. Many more Americans likely wonder if they should […]

Published or Updated: April 8, 2013

6 Websites Offering Odd Jobs to Earn Extra Cash


When unemployment meets frugal spending you get internet sites offering a happy median for both. If you need to make extra money and the traditional job hunt isn’t working, then consider one of these 6 websites that offer more of a non-traditional approach to making money. I must warn you, some of the sites require […]

Published or Updated: December 22, 2011

List of Personal Finance Blogs that have Sold for $1 Million or More


There has been a poorly kept secret circulating among personal finance bloggers over the past few years. And with the publication of a Wall Street Journal story yesterday, the secret is out of the bag. So I thought I’d bring it until full focus today. And the secret is that several popular personal finance blogs […]

Published or Updated: April 23, 2012