Hello there, future blogging success story! My wife and I launched a green smoothie blog called Incredible Smoothies during the summer of 2009. Within 18 months, we were living off of the income on this blog. In just over two years, we were making a six-figure income from it! And we did that from a […]Read More ..
I just received my second art supply subscription box from Paletteful Packs. Last month’s box had a complete set of watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, a water brush, and a few art crayons. I’m excited to see what’s in this month’s box! Let’s pop this box open and look inside! This is what I got in […]Read More ..
I signed up for Paletteful Packs, a brand new art supply subscription box service last month. They are a brand new subscription box service, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the very first box they’d send out. Paletteful Packs boxes start at $34.95 per month for the Premier Pack. As with most subscription services, the cost […]Read More ..
I recently got a question from a reader, Holly. She asked: “One thing many blogs and advice columns rarely approach- what if there is a need for medical insurance/medicine for a chronic illness? I worry that either will hold me back- or like finances is it more a safety blanket excuse? Thoughts?” For most people, […]Read More ..
During my quest for self employment, I followed the traditional route of creating a business. I started up a website design company, tried to get a magazine published (the paper kind!), and I worked as a freelance cameraman. Each of these were expensive, difficult to get started and slow to grow. These businesses were basically […]Read More ..
As the creator of a blog about escaping the 9-5 and making a living doing what you love, I hear a lot of push back on my ideas. Never mind the fact that I’ve successfully quit my day job and earn a passive income with a website. I mean, I think I know a thing […]Read More ..
I’m calling bullshit on the whole “earn a six-figure income as an affiliate marketer” thing going around online. It is way, way, way, waaaaaaaayyyyyy over-hyped! “But wait,” you’re probably thinking. “Haven’t I been writing a bunch of articles about how to make a living with a blog?” Well, yes I have. But I’m more interested […]Read More ..
This is part 4 of a 4-part series on quitting your day job and making a living doing what you love. If you haven’t yet, read part 1 here. When to quit your day job is THE major, nerve-wracking decision that you have to make when getting ready to escape the 9-5 rat race. When […]Read More ..
This is part 3 of a 4-part series on quitting your day job and making a living doing what you love. If you haven’t yet, read part 1 here. In January 2008, I quit my day job. I didn’t win the lottery. I didn’t get investors or any financial windfall. My fledgling freelance videography business […]Read More ..
This is part 2 of a 4-part series on quitting your day job and making a living doing what you love. If you haven’t yet, read part 1 here. It is not hard to generate an income that will allow you to quit your day job and escape the 9-5 rat race. You’ll start out […]Read More ..
The biggest, and most likely only, thing preventing you from quitting your day job and making a living doing what you love is NOT a lack of financial resources or a dependency on a steady paycheck (even if you think you depend on that paycheck to pay bills). * Read the above paragraph again and […]Read More ..
Imagine waking up on a Monday morning with a smile on your face and excitement about how you will spend the day – especially during the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM. It sounds absurd. Impossible, even. Well, how about taking a Thursday afternoon off – without having to ask permission – just so […]Read More ..