• FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Making Money with Art and Design

    Love to design or paint? Have a great idea for a t-shirt design? During our Money Mindset Makeover Challenge, we briefly touched upon one way to make money and that’s with using your art and design skills. Lots of people are doing it. And making a statement like that often makes we cautious about recommending it as a way for you to earn some extra cash or even turn it into a main stream of income. Let’s look at the pros and cons and then dig deeper into how you can get stand out from the crowd. Pros Most art and design sites are now print on demand so you…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Knowledge Is King

    The old saying is that cash is king but I think knowledge is the new monarch. Many of you already know the story about how my late farther was an avid reader and got me hooked on books and visiting the library when I was just five years old. He’d never leave the house until he’d read the newspaper cover to cover. The radio in his car was always tuned not to music, but to a station with people talking about this and that. Even attempting to try and change the station when you rode with him, got a sideways glance that told you that was a bad idea and…

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  • Blogging,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Solopreneur

    I’m guessing, like me, you wear many hats while running your business. We’re solopreneurs who are in charge of the budget and bottom line. Many years ago, I decided to invest in buying domain names with the idea of creating web sites, growing them, making them turn a profit and then selecting a few to sell. While I’m still in the process of doing that, paying for the yearly registration for all the domain names was getting expensive. Most of them weren’t making me any money so I knew I had to cut the budget. I went looking for other companies to switch them to but then got busy so…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  What's On Sale

    Don’t Throw Them Away

    I love getting as much use out of stuff I buy as I can. My motto is nothing’s a waste of money if you use it wisely. You wouldn’t think vegetables fit into that category but they do. Each time I prepare a vegetable I keep the trimmings and pieces I don’t use in the recipe or meal. I use a freezer bag to put things like carrot peelings, onion roots, ‘ribs’ of kale, and anything that’s a little bruised into it. At the end of the week, I put them into a large pan, add water, a couple of bay leaves, some peppercorns and bring it to boil, then…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  What's On Sale,  working from home

    Last Day To Buy Your Content Creation Collection Toolbox and More Ways to Use the Content

    Yesterday, I posed three tips on using the content you’ll find in the spring version of the Toolbox that’s currently on sale. Here are a few more ideas- Create a Class People love learning new skills and gaining knowledge and it’s also a great way to pull in an audience. Problem is what do you teach? Putting together a class can also be time consuming…believe me when I say I speak from experience. But what if you could sort through a bunch of content and pull similar topics together and have ‘sort of’ a ready made class? Looking through the list of content in this toolbox, I see lots of…

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  • affiliate marketing,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home,  writing

    Tips for Using PLR and Purchased Content

    Did you buy the spring toolkit last week and wondering what you can do with all the wonderful products you’ve downloaded? Here are three ideas for putting them to good use- Combine Them Have a bunch of planners and like pages from both product one and product two? How about merging the two to create a planner just for you (or if both products have PLR), selling them to your customers. Customize it to your own needs or those of your customers. For things like articles, how about combining them and even creating a giveaway for your audience. Your Own Take I often take a basic idea and then put…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig,  What's On Sale,  working from home

    Master Content Creation & Increasing Your Content Output

    Yes, it’s that exciting time of the year again? It’s the spring toolbox kit deal. Once again April has put together…I think it’s the best one yet, a toolkit that contains some of the best products I’ve seen. Lots of PLR content for your site or to help you grow your mailing list. Coloring pages, journals, courses, and even some gift cards. I can’t wait to check them all out. The best thing is if you bought them individually, you’d break the budget but starting today and ending on March 17th, you can get a whole bunch of these goodies for just $39,95. Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    Picking the Right Affiliate For You

    Affiliate marketing, is it for you and how do you pick the right product to promote? If you have a web site or an e-mail list, one way to make extra income and our favorite type, passive income, is sign up to become an affiliate for a company, entrepreneur etc. It sounds easy, looks easy, and yes, it is, but the skill is in picking the right one. Here are three tips to help you decide which ones might be the best match for you- Don’t Go With the Big Bucks Some companies pay their affiliates lots of money while others offer just a dollar or less. Instinct tells us…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    March Preview-PLR Sale

    March already, spring (or maybe for you, fall), is around the corner. A new feature here at BSG is to give you a preview of things I have planned each month. We’ll be focusing on lots of topics that were covered in the Money Mindset Makeover Challenge including running a business and ways to make extra income. I’m hoping to post something at least four times a week but I’m currently working on putting together new classes so some weeks that might be reduced to three. One of the classes is an expanded version of the money challenge so stay tuned. This month I’m also taking part in April’s bundle…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Day 28-Setting Goals

    We’re at the end of our 28 day Money Mindset Makeover Challenge. How did you do? Did you follow along with all 28 days? If you did, congratulations. We’ll be revisiting the challenge in June by doing a three month check in where you can access how well you’ve done and what you achieved and what you didn’t. So, for this last day, write down your goals for March, April and May. What do you want to achieve? What do you need to work on? Is it the saving side or the making money side of the equation? Are you going to even set an actual dollar amount…for example, I…

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