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  • How Does Rakuten Work? (formerly Ebates) Is it a Scam?

    Have you seen the TV commercials for Rakuten (which was formerly Ebates) and been wondering how does Rakuten work? So How Does Rakuten Actually Work? The simple answer is that it’s a portal company that pays you to shop through them. They create partnerships with companies and then send traffic to those companies.  Those companies pay Rakuten … Read more

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  • Quora Partner Program

    Quora Partner Program

    The quora partner program is a great way to make some additional income by asking questions. Although the Quora Partner Program is ‘invite only’ it is a great way to make some additional cash.  Quora pays you a portion of the ad revenue they receive.  They share this with you because without your questions, there … Read more

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  • Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama

    Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama

    Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama Looking for Startup Weekend ideas?You can take mine.  Keep reading. I recently had a taste of my first Startup Weekend Competition powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.Here is my personal experience — it might help you decide whether it’s something that would be up your alley or not (in case you … Read more

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  • My Rules for Retirement

    My Rules for Retirement

    I grew up reading financial books – learning about the stock market – increasing my investment vocabulary – on and on. I loved it.I’d read more.More books – Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Knack, The Number, etc. – you can find them on my resource page if you’re interested. I loved it.I got into business – I … Read more

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  • Homeaway (VRBO) vs. AirBnB – Costs to Owners

    Homeaway (VRBO) vs. AirBnB – Costs to Owners

    This article is to help those with a home that they want to rent decide which site will yield them the greatest return, AirBnb or Homeaway (VRBO). [if you’re a renter, know that in my opinion, AirBnb provides the most seamless and easy experience – here is a referral link for $25 off your first booking]. … Read more

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  • Start an Online Boutique Store with Shopify

    Start an Online Boutique Store with Shopify

    Take Your Online Business Boutique from $0 to your first $1,000 with Shopify If you’re keeping up with projects that I’m working on, you’ll see that one of them that my wife and I took on was Bottega Collection, a women’s clothing boutique (we since sold the business). We chose to use Shopify as our tool of online sales … Read more

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  • From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours.  Whaaaaa?!?!?

    From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours. Whaaaaa?!?!?

    From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours. Whaaaaa?!?!? One of my life list items was to get married to a beautiful woman (both inside and out).  It happened.As of this writing, I’ve been married about 2 months and it’s still blowing my mind.But it was an unconventional marriage and didn’t happen at all as I would … Read more

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  • My Life & Business Lessons Hiking Half Dome

    My Life & Business Lessons Hiking Half Dome

    What business lessons can you learn from hiking Half Dome? Where should we start.

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  • Meeting Lifestyle Bloggers & Digital Nomads Paving the Way

    Meeting Lifestyle Bloggers & Digital Nomads Paving the Way

    I’m wrapping up my 6-week stint in Guatemala where I worked remotely and studied Spanish. Even with my flight and school costs, my living expenses abroad were actually less than they would have been at home in Alabama.This still amazes me and is the exact reason that I plan to return to Central and South America … Read more

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  • How I Worked Remotely as a Digital Nomad in Guatemala

    How I Worked Remotely as a Digital Nomad in Guatemala

    It’s been a few years since I’ve had a solid travel experience (I was in India/Nepal for 60 days). I finally got on the road again as a digital nomad. This time in Central America. Guatemala. Time to firm up how to work remotely. Yes, I could have applied for remote Amazon jobs, other work-from-home … Read more

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  • Running a Marathon (Checking off a Bucket List Item)

    Running a Marathon (Checking off a Bucket List Item)

    My friend asked if I was interested in training for a marathon. “Nope, but I’ll do it anyway.” Was I interested in running a marathon? Nope. Why did I respond with that? I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I wanted to conquer that mountain. I wanted to strike this marathon … Read more

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  • Why you Should Set Goals with 6 Weeks And  6 Goals (My Process)

    Why you Should Set Goals with 6 Weeks And 6 Goals (My Process)

    I attended a leadership summit that a friend invited me to. I had no idea what to expect, but I walked away with the perfect solution for setting and accomplishing goals. It was a live event in Atlanta, GA, but streamed to our location (a great way to include a much larger number of people at … Read more

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  • Welcome, Let’s Get To Know Each Other!

    None of us were meant to be forced into a box and I’m excited that you’ve decided to destroy it with me. Go check your email (spam if necessary?) to grab the resources that I promised you. Here’s the link to the VIP group to network with others. And if you haven’t already, feel free to read about me or cruise over to … Read more

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  • How to Survive a Bear Encounter in the Wild

    This post isn’t about working remotely, marketing techniques, or conquering the social media revolution. It’s about How to Survive a Bear Attack & Conquering items on your Bucket List… The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,100 miles and runs from Maine to Georgia. When I was in high school and college, it was summer custom for … Read more

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