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7 Reasons to Give Your Ideas a Try Even If They Might Not Work

7 Reasons to Give Your Ideas a Try Even If They Might Not Work

| July 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

This past year, I’ve done the unthinkable. I’ve ventured out on my own on a path that’s full of unknowns. Fear has been at my side throughout it all, and although it’s threatened to take me out, I haven’t let it. Without a doubt I’ve done great things in the face of uncertainty. I didn’t […]

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How to Build a Kick-Butt Website with Bluehost, WordPress & Genesis

How to Build a Kick-Butt Website with Bluehost, WordPress & Genesis

| July 28, 2014 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download So it turns out that a little time, energy and trial and error DOES in fact pay dividends. This week, I’ll be sending off a commission check for close to $4,500, an amount of money large enough to buy one of you a very nice car. I’m happy […]

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CMI 21 – 7 Steps to Building Trust with an Audience Online

CMI 21 – 7 Steps to Building Trust with an Audience Online

| July 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twenty-first episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twentieth episode, the surprisingly short path to building and selling your expertise. If you missed it and want to hear more, head back and listen to that episode. In today’s episode, we’re talking about the […]

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CMI 20 – The Surprisingly Short Path to Building/Selling Your Expertise

CMI 20 – The Surprisingly Short Path to Building/Selling Your Expertise

| July 10, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twentieth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the nineteenth episode, we covered how to identify your degree of independence. If you missed that episode and want to hear more, head back and listen to that episode. In today’s episode, we’re going over the […]

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How (And Why) You Can Accomplish Anything You Put Your Mind To

How (And Why) You Can Accomplish Anything You Put Your Mind To

| July 9, 2014 | 17 Comments

Today, I got nothing done… I slept in because I was tired. I talked with my mom on the phone for an hour until ten thirty. My friend, Adam came over after that and helped me take my car to the shop. Then, we had lunch at my place and sat down and talked business […]

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CMI 19 – How to Identify How Much Independence You REALLY Have

CMI 19 – How to Identify How Much Independence You REALLY Have

| July 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the nineteenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the eighteenth episode, we covered eight reasons why you should ditch your job (if you have one) and start a business. If you missed that episode and want to hear more, head back and listen to […]

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Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt5

Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt5

| July 1, 2014 | 29 Comments

This is the fifth edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, the second, here, the third, here, and the fourth here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. I’d been a part of their team since graduating from college six […]

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CMI 18 – 8 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Start a Business THIS YEAR

CMI 18 – 8 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Start a Business THIS YEAR

| June 26, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the eighteenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. This week’s episode was recorded at the park AND on video! Feel free to listen to the audio version above as usual or watch the video version below! In the seventeenth episode, I covered both what DOES […]

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How to Sell Your Summers for a Few Bucks and Never Get Them Back

How to Sell Your Summers for a Few Bucks and Never Get Them Back

| June 23, 2014 | 14 Comments

I woke up on Monday, July 19th, 1999 at 9:00 am. After 20 minutes of lying there half awake, I decided to get up and start my day. On my agenda for the day was to mow three lawns in the neighborhood: Mrs. Rubis’, Mrs. Palmer’s and Mrs. Schultz’s. I took a trip to the […]

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CMI 17 – Brutal Honesty: Things That Do/Don’t Work to Make Money

CMI 17 – Brutal Honesty: Things That Do/Don’t Work to Make Money

| June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the seventeenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the sixteenth episode, I first give an update on how things are coming with my business, both good and bad. The awesome news is that I covered over 75% of my expenses last month and my […]

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