37 Things I Have Learned in My 37 Years

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I wish I was half as smart now as I was at 16!

But learning everything you don’t know is part of the process.

One thing I love about my work is I feel like I learn new things every day. Sometimes they’re small little tweaks and hacks, and other times they’re broader strategies or ideas.

I originally drafted this list 7 years ago, after my 30th birthday, but decided it was due for an update.

25 Ways I Make Passive Income + 46 More Ideas that Actually Work

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I set out to write the best damn passive income ideas post on the Internet.

Because here’s the thing. Most “passive income” list posts just repeat the same boilerplate ideas–open a high interest savings account, for example.

And yes, that will earn you a small amount of passive income (and I’ll certainly mention it as an option below), but my guess is you’re looking for something a little more substantial.

45 Side Hustle Tools, Apps, and Resources I Use to Run My Online Business

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”

Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.

The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!

And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.

Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right

The hard truth is that we all have a limit to our capacity and how much we can do in and on our businesses — and that’s a tough pill to swallow for some entrepreneurs and small business owners.

But when you’re up against that ceiling you have to decide between two options — you can settle in, like OK, this is my life now. Or you can ask for help in breaking through, and that’s what this episode is about.

Growing your team in such a way that you have some breathing room in your schedule and in your mental bandwidth to do the work that’s required of a business owner, instead of the work of the business doer– to borrow from Sean Marshall in episode 312.

Steady App Review: Your Gateway to the Gig Economy

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“Find work. Earn money,” the Steady app promises.

Steady is the first tool I’ve seen that attempts to bring all the “gig economy” and flexible work opportunities under one roof.

Yes, that same gig economy that 36% of the US workforce is already a part of. In some ways, we’re becoming a nation of side hustlers and freelancers, and the free Steady app is a gateway to hundreds of potential ways to earn extra money.

334: Unfair Advantages: How to Find Yours (and 10 of Mine)

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There’s a topic that no one really talks about in entrepreneurship or online business, and that’s the unfair advantages someone had starting out.

Behind every killer case study, every income report, every “overnight” success, there’s a backstory you don’t always hear.

The truth is, no one ever really starts from scratch. We bring our own history, perspectives, and baggage to the table.

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