What Converts Better: $1,499 or $1499? Or in other words, COMMA or NO COMMA? Science says…

So, you want to know what converts better? $1,499 or $1499? Or in other words, you want to know if a comma impacts the way people perceive your price? Well… Here’s how selling works: First, you make an offer. Then, potential buyers look at the VALUE and the PRICE of your offer. And they compare the two: If the value is greater than the price, they buy. If the value is lower than the … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Surprise Bills and Charges

The rainy day fund, a separate savings account that is supposed to be left ignored and untouched, is intended to give you a buffer until something terrible happens, after all, it is important to plan for the future. This can be anything from surprise medical bills, an unfortunate traffic accident, or a breakdown of utilities like ovens, washing machines, water heaters, and the like. There are … [Read more...]

“Help! When I negotiate, should I make the first offer?” Science reveals the answer…

So, I remember when I tried to sell someone one of my older, high quality domain names. At the start of the negotiation process, we were at a standoff… Should I make the first offer? Or should he? We traded several emails. None of us crossed the line. He wouldn’t tell me what he wanted to pay and I wouldn’t tell him my price. Me: “So, what range are you looking at?” Him: “I’m not even sure … [Read more...]

To Risk or Not to Risk: Investing Your Cash

Business is thriving and the money has started coming in. Your hard work is paying off and you’ve found yourself with a bit of extra cash in the bank. Now, what do you do with it? As entrepreneurs, we’re all different. Some of us are indecisive over-thinkers who will spend months weighing up the pros and cons of money investments. Others will dive head-first into a pool of exciting money making … [Read more...]

Freelance 101: How to Make Money Online

Although there are some gigs that are freelance and go smoothly without the internet, many freelance positions are either made better by connection to the internet for a wider audience or rely on it completely to exist. The rise of the internet and the popularity of freelance positions go hand in hand, and now is the time to think about freelancing, if you’re interested. Although freelancers have … [Read more...]

Getting Your Startup Started When You Have No Cash

Lots of people have a dream that sees them leaving their mundane nine-to-five work and becoming a successful entrepreneur. Sadly, the dream doesn’t always become a reality. There are simply too many obstacles. Money is one of the biggest! You need to have the cash to put into your startup and then cash to live on while your business builds momentum. Sounds expensive? Don’t let cash worries prevent … [Read more...]

Personal Vs Professional: Keeping The Split When Working From Home

For many freelancers, working from home is the perfect solution. They don’t have to spend hours commuting to an office each day, and it also works out a whole lot cheaper than paying to use hot desks in co-working space. Setting up a home office is certainly the cheapest and most efficient option for many freelancing professionals. Even though there are many obvious perks that come with working … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Financial Freedom

Life out there is tough. Financial factors in the macro-environment have been challenging for some years, and many of us are feeling pessimistic about our money health.  Debts are mounting, savings accounts are seeing low returns, and the economy is fairly flat. In these circumstances, it’s easy to want to bury your head in the sand and forget all about fiscal matters. But that is the very worst … [Read more...]

Services that Can Make Your Business Run a Lot Smoother

Running a business can be challenging at the best of times, but there are a few services and online software out there that can make it a lot easier. Using software might mean spending a little bit of money, but this ultimately saves you time and energy, that can be spent elsewhere. These kinds of services help you to run your business more effectively and can do a lot of the legwork for you. Here … [Read more...]

These Are The Reasons You Can’t Get An Online Job

Online jobs are similar to any other job in that you have to apply for them to get them. During which, the people advertising the job will decide whether or not you’re a suitable applicant for them. There might be a follow-up assessment where you have to complete an online task, or your application could be enough to win them over. A lot of people assume online jobs are easier to get because, … [Read more...]

Managing Life As A Freelancer

The life of a freelancer is an exciting and stressful one. You have the freedom of controlling your own time, workload, and earnings, but you also have to be your own boss and learn how to run a stable business in order to stay financially afloat. Perhaps you have the entrepreneurial spirit but there’s a lot more to being a freelancer than simply having an innovative idea that you want to sell to … [Read more...]

The Financial Considerations to Make When Finding a Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is a big deal for anyone, and that means you can’t afford to go through this process without making the right considerations first. There are so many things that you need to pay attention to if you want to have any chance of getting this right. It might sound like a lot of hard work, but it’s hard work that will pay off for you and eventually yield the right results. The Impact … [Read more...]

Careers To Keep The Home (And Inner) Fires Burning

Career choices in life are rich and as varied as they come in the modern world, if you wanted to be a famous blogger, it seems that all you need to do is put in the 10,000 hours that is required! But seeing as most of us don’t have 10,000 hours to spare, you may want to start thinking about what careers you can do that will ignite your passion, put some fire in your belly, and, more … [Read more...]

The Professional Services You Never Expected to Use as a Freelancer

Everyone knows that the path of a freelancer is one paved with riches, fame, and freedom. However, it takes a while until you can reach that stage because it’s going to cost you a lot of time and effort before you’re able to reach a level of exposure that guarantees you work, let alone well-paying work. As a result, it’s important to rely on other services to help you get exposure and promote your … [Read more...]

3 Recommended Tips for Searching for Business Insurance

As a business owner, it’s important to note that every single dollar counts. Therefore, you shouldn’t overlook the value of business insurance. Some execs think that buying coverage for only the essential items is necessary. You can consider that, but wait until your business hits an unexpected trouble that takes a handsome chunk of your profits and capital. You have the power of preventing such … [Read more...]

Earning Online Is All About Finding The Right Platform

When it comes to earning money online and doing so successfully, it’s all about finding the right platform for you. The fact is that when it comes to finding the ideal way to earn online, how you choose to do it is what holds the key to your success. That’s why taking the time to determine what your ideal platform is for creating a liveable income online is so crucial to your success. Bearing … [Read more...]

Handling Fame When Your Blog Starts to Gain Traction

Want to be a successful blogger? You’re not alone. Blogging is one of the most interesting ways to make money because it uses a completely new business model that didn’t exist 10 or 20 years ago. It’s a completely new career path that is only just starting to gain popularity due to how easy it is to start. Sadly, actually making a living off blogging can be difficult, and there’s not a lot of room … [Read more...]

Success In Blogging? It’s All About Finding The Right Platform!

Whether you’re a budding writer, looking for an outlet to share your everyday musings with the world, or a seasoned amateur looking to take the next big step and monetize their blogs in the hopes of one day making a living off of it, you may not be aware of the extent to which the right platform can either make or break your blog. In an age where more and more people are engaging with their media … [Read more...]

Need more sales? Watch me rewrite a headline ON THE SPOT

So, I just got back from Asheville, North Carolina where I gave a speech to a bunch of people about how to make more sales. It was a 90 minute presentation. But luckily for you I brought my video guy to film the entire thing. And the best part? I have a 7 minute clip where I show you how you can instantly begin making more sales. The secret? Watch the video. It’s 7 minutes. By now you … [Read more...]

So, I made a $100,000 mistake. And I could have prevented it with one conversation. UGH!

So, I made a mistake… A big mistake. A $100,000 mistake. And the most surprising part? I could have prevented it with one conversation with someone who was a little more experienced than me. Here’s what happened… My Big $100,000 Mistake A few years ago, I wanted to roll out a new paid traffic initiative at Social Triggers, and I had… I thought… a simple problem. I … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Accountant

Are you sick of paying fees for your accountant? Sure, whether you run your own business, are self-employed, or simply want someone to take away all the hassle of bookkeeping, an accountant can be a real help. But, eventually, those sky-high fees will become a big drain on your finances, especially if you are struggling to make a profit in the first place. Think it’s worth trying to be your own … [Read more...]

So, I got tricked into doing Yoga. How? A simple persuasion trick that can be used to create persuasive sales messages.

So, I went to Asheville, North Carolina to speak at an event. As I walked out of the airport, my Uber driver told me “12 Bones” is the best BBQ in Asheville. And it’s only open for lunch. “TAKE ME THERE!” It was me. And my video guy. We had all our luggage. But we didn’t have a choice. The place was closing soon. I walked into the restaurant and saw the … [Read more...]

How to Properly Check Car Seats

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine* If you frequently bring your kids along with you when traveling by car, do you check the car seats? It’s a must especially if you have a baby or toddler who can’t sit still while on the road and no adult riding at the back. Just in case you have no idea coz you recently bought a new car seat, watch this video from Cars.com on how … [Read more...]

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...]