How do you transition from a side-hustle to a full-on entrepreneur? First we need to describe what a side-hustle is: HUSTLE AS A VERB: (v) Activities or things you do to make money on the side and HUSTLE AS A NOUN: (n) The position you hold to create extra money
“I’d like to improve my finances. But I don’t want to become an extreme cheapskate, and I don’t know how to earn more.”
“I can’t get a raise. I guess I could get a side job, but I don’t want to mow lawns or wait tables. And I don’t think I have time to […]
Five years ago, Julia Kelly earned $8.50 per hour as a caricature artist at an amusement park.
Today she charges $250 per hour for the same service.
“But … that’s just one or two hours a month, right?”
Guess again. Julia’s art business grosses more than $100,000 per year … and thanks to the […]
“I only earn enough to make the minimum payment on my loans.”
“My boss doesn’t pay me enough, so I can’t save a dime.”
“I’d love to quit my job, but I don’t think that’s realistic.”
The Naysayer Brigade makes statements like the examples above — statements that give power to their bosses and the economy, […]
Five years ago, a Canadian woman named Sarah embarked on a series of life-changing steps.
She moved 215 miles away from her hometown. She returned to college (after initially failing a few courses) to finish her degree. After graduation, she landed a cushy job with a pension and plenty of benefits. She got engaged. They bought a house.
Lately I’ve been getting emails from readers with the following situation:
“I’ve pinched every penny and slashed every expense. But I still can’t pay my bills. Help!”
If I accept your premise — if you’ve slaughtered your expenses to the brink of extinction — then you don’t have a spending problem. You have an income problem.
A few days ago, I slept in my own bed for the first time in more than a month.
I’ve been on the road nearly nonstop for the past few months — including trips to Costa Rica and Ireland — and the last 30 days really took the cake: from San Diego to […]
Myth: If you’re supporting 5 people on 1 income (and it’s not a high income), you’re screwed. You’ll never become a business owner or an investor. You’ll be lucky just to pay the bills.
Fact: Ladies and gentlemen, meet success story: Rental Randy.
In my last blog post, I re-emphasized that the best […]
One Afford Anything reader recently asked:
“How do you stay motivated? I feel like all I ever do is work.
“I don’t know how many hours exactly, but between my job and my real estate investments, I wouldn’t be surprised if I am pushing over 60 hours a week.
“It sucks to see all of […]
At first glance, Forest doesn’t seem to fit the profile of a successful entrepreneur and world traveler.
He grew up in a working-class neighborhood. He dropped out of school at age 16. He endured a tragedy in his early 20’s.
But our early life doesn’t determine our future. Forest is living proof.
He’s been […]