Financial Hardships and Ways to Be Ready

The odds are that at some point during your life you will experience financial hardships in one form or another. And when that time comes, you want to be in a position that you are ready to face them head-on. There are plenty of ways that you can do this and we are going to be taking a closer look at some of them in this post. Simply the act of getting yourself ready can give you peace of mind … [Read more...]

Debt And Credit: From Personal Foe To Business Friend

When it comes to the topic of credit and debt, a lot of us start hearing alarm bells in our ears. We think of personal spending gone overboard, of the financial hiccups that lead us into a spiral of rising debt, and how easy it is to get on the bad side of creditors. However, when you’re starting a business, taking out a loan or using credit cards to finance business purchases aren’t just a useful … [Read more...]

The Art Of Budgeting When Planning For The Future

When we consider our future retirement plans, we can procrastinate a lot as we think that we have many more years ahead of us before we have to worry about our graying hair, failing hearing and dodgy knees. However, by setting aside some time and making a financial plan for the future, you are ensuring that your money will look after you during your golden years. For those of us fortunate enough … [Read more...]

Credit Cards And Plastic Facts: 4 Myths Debunked

The idea of having a piece of plastic with a high limit is a pipe dream. After all, all credit cards are bad and need avoiding at all costs. At least, that is the stigma in today’s day and age. Even in 2017, there are myths that circulate which are putting the general public’s finances at risk. And, people eat them up as if they are the gospel truth. It is time these credit card myths stopped … [Read more...]

Is Working From Home All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

The ability to sip your favorite coffee and chill out on a comfy sofa with your laptop open answering work emails and being productive while making money at the same time sounds like most people’s idea of a perfect work to home life balance. Working from home has emerged with the advent of agile working. As we have become more interlinked through the use of technology, we now have the luxury of … [Read more...]

Conquering Cash: Tools To Get You Back On Track

Money is one of the hardest things in life for most adults to control. With unexpected bills, fees, and other expenditure, it can be almost impossible to make sure you’re saving enough to move forward in the future. Of course, a lot of people can force themselves to be good with their cash. But, most still find it hard to secure this part of their life. To help with this, this post will be going … [Read more...]

The Only Real “Non-Negotiables” In My Life

So, I got questioned by an newly minted entrepreneur. “Derek, I’m having a problem juggling all my different responsbilities. What are some of your “Non-negotiables” in your life?” I answered him. Or. In other words. It’s okay to have non-negotiables. But they should never really be “non-negotiable.” Things change. The second you put rigid rules … [Read more...]

Think You Can’t Afford That New House? Think Again!

Individuals and couples often believe they can’t afford to spend money on a new family home. That is often true because their money management skills leave a lot to be desired. In many instances, people could achieve their dream if they just use some common sense. There are some ideas in this article that will show all readers some of the most straightforward techniques for turning their … [Read more...]

The Money Advice You Can’t Afford to Overlook

It seems that the media is awash with financial advice, so much so that it’s virtually impossible to follow it, but that’s okay. Really, there are only a handful of financial tips that really matter, and when followed will save you money. Here are some of the most vital pieces of money advice you really can’t afford to overlook: Always Pay Yourself First A lot of people don’t practice this very … [Read more...]

Sure Signs You Should Be Working for Yourself

Although most of us still work for a boss, the numbers of people choosing to go their own way and work for themselves are increasing all the time. There have never been more opportunities to start up an online store, become a freelance writer or start a new life as a life coach if you’re willing to take the plunge, but is working for yourself really for you? If you like the idea of working for … [Read more...]

Want to meet new people? Use these 3 words to introduce yourself to anyone.

So, I’m at an event, and someone came up to introduce themselves to me. Random guy: “Hi, my name is…” And then he shoved his business card in my mouth. Yes. IN MY MOUTH. He pulled his hand out of his pocket, and thrust it towards my face… business card in hand. I was annoyed. “Is this guy serious?” “Wow. Rude!” But I really can’t … [Read more...]

Newsflash: You Don’t Have A “Conversion Problem… You Have an “Eyeballs” Problem

So, someone wrote to me with a huge problem. I’ll call them Sam. Sam: “Derek, I just launched my new thing and no one is buying it.” Me: “Okay, let me ask you a question. How many people visited your offer page?” Sam: “Oh, i don’t know. Like 47 people! And still. NO buyers. 47 people. NO BUYERS! Can you help me fix me sales page?” Derek: … [Read more...]

How I Made $88.71 For Each Person Who Visited This One Single Page On My Website

So, I made $88.71 for each person who visited this one single page on my website. What page was it? My checkout page. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like: It’s simple. It’s clean. And it works like a charm. Now let me breakdown why it works… And then show you how to make one yourself. The “Human Psychology” Behind A Checkout Page That Converts Your … [Read more...]

Stop being cheap. Seriously.

So, I went on a double date. We hit up a nice restaurant and bar down in Soho, NYC. And let me tell you: the bartender was great! Service was great. He was likable and fun. And bonus? He even hooked us up with a few things for nothing. When the bill came, my friends and I decided to split it. And I left about a 45% tip. I don’t often tip that high, but again: the guy was fun. He hooked us … [Read more...]

How to Sell More: 3 Steps to the Perfect Sales Pitch Online

How do you persuade someone to buy your product or service… even if you’re not great at “selling?” If you read advice from other “experts,” you’ll see that they recommend you use shady tactics like “fake scarcity,” “fake discounts,” and worse, they’ll encourage you to outright LIE… UGH! David Ogilvy always said, … [Read more...]

So, I spent $139,614.18 on one Facebook ad. Here’s why I did it…

Yep. I spent $139,614.18 on one Facebook ad. Why? Well… Read this! Let Me Break It Down For You… Every single person who clicked on that ad was sent into what’s known as a “sales funnel.” What’s a sales funnel? Well… Here’s a visual representation: Or, in other words. * People visit your website. * They opt in to your email list. * You send them … [Read more...]

This is why some people can charge $1000 (or more) per hour.

Ever wonder why some people can charge $50 per hour? Or $100 per hour? Or $1000 (or more) per hour? You may think “it depends on your industry,” and that’s partly true. But there’s one other thing that’s directly correlated to how much you can charge your clients… …and I break it down in this video. Or, in other words. If you sell a service, this … [Read more...]

How to Write Facebook Posts That Get ORGANIC REACH!

So, this week I’m talking about how to write better sales copy… Yesterday I showed you how one entrepreneur rewrote her sales page for a childrens’ toy. Today I want to show you how you can rewrite something as simple as a social media update and make it 100x better. Angelique Roux is a massage therapist. When she had some open spots, she wrote a social media … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Social Triggers (and Derek Halpern)

So, I got into an argument with my videographer. Him: “We should film one of those day in the life videos.” Me: “But my life is pretty boring… All my employees work from their home office… I go to the same coffee shop everyday… And I rarely have meetings.” Him: “Well, lets go do some cool stuff!” But… I can’t do it. I’m not … [Read more...]

See How This Entrepreneur Rewrote Her Sales Page For A Childrens’ Toy

So, Ilona Viluma runs a company called “Gigi Bloks.” It’s an educational children’s toy that encourages kids to build all sorts of cool stuff: like castles, walls, tables, dinosaurs, birds, and more. Even though she primarily sold through retail stores, she wanted to start selling Gigi Blocks online. The problem? People just weren’t buying. The weird part? She … [Read more...]

Meet Dr. Brett Kotlus, A NYC Cosmetic Surgeon Who Doubled His Traffic And Now Gets Half His New Patients From His Blog

{} Two years ago, Dr. Brett Kotlus quit his job as a cosmetic surgeon. Everyone thought he was nuts. Why? He was moving to New York to start his own cosmetic surgery practice. “People told me I was crazy to move my practice from Detroit to New York because it’s the most competitive and expensive city to start a cosmetic surgery practice.” When Brett started, business was tough. He was only seeing … [Read more...]

How to be confident

{}What’s the secret to becoming confident in any social situation? About 10 years ago, when I was just starting college, I would have said, “there is no secret. You either have it or you don’t.” And I would have been DEAD WRONG. You see, back then, I had almost zero confidence. But today I’m thinking about getting “unstoppable” tattooed on my forehead. How … [Read more...]

I Had The Depressing Realization That I Got Fat… So I Fixed It

{}So, I had a speaking engagement. And I had a big problem. I went to button my blazer and the button popped off… “*#@(@(&#$” So I settled for my second favorite blazer, and then it got worse. I was speaking at an event for personal trainers. As I walked in front of the crowd, everything became crystal clear: Everyone was fit. Except me. I had gotten fat. And I looked like a meatball. A … [Read more...]

How to Make People Like You In 5 Seconds Or Less… (No Gimmicks. No Tricks. Just 3 Quick Tips).

{}There’s one thing I do that makes people like me. I never realized I did it. I just did it. I don’t want people to think I do this to be manipulative. FAR FROM IT. I just noticed that I often did it in social situations and it works like a charm. Especially if you’re meeting someone new. I’m Derek Halpern, and I’m the founder of Social Triggers. A top destination for … [Read more...]