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Side hustle, making money, building businesses
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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I got an email yesterday from a reader named Barbara who runs her own personal finance site at barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com. Barbara wanted to know how she could get more search traffic on her personal finance site which is struggling to get a lot of traffic despite being 6 years old and having a domain authority of 46, which is pretty impressive. Barbara agreed to let me dissect one of the pages on her ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 4:16 PM
$9,845 in Revenue and Promising GrowthAugust was a good month overall, especially since I spent barely any time on my side hustles. I went on a 7 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which wiped out a quarter of my month (1000% worth it and I made $314 while I was hiking, not bad!), my oldest kid started Kindergarten () and overall it was ...
Posted: Sep 04 2018 @ 11:41 AM
Why Affiliate Websites Are the Best Passive Income Model in 2018On August 10th I drove to Chicago to meet up with 2 friends.  The following day we hopped in a car and drove 10 hours to the Upper Peninsula.  The next day we flew on an airplane to a remote island, Isle Royale National Park, where we hiked 50 miles in 4 days before driving all the way back home ...
Posted: Aug 31 2018 @ 3:52 PM
I talk about my side hustles a lot and report my monthly income with thousands of dollars in revenue and profit. But it's not always that easy. I've had a LOT of failures along the way and some of them were pretty costly. In this article I'll show you specific examples like my old niche websites, products I've launched on Amazon and some reviews people left like the one saying my ...
Posted: Aug 21 2018 @ 7:53 AM
July was another weak month. One of my Amazon listings got shut down for a little over a week because a customer ordered 7 of them and returned all of them. This hit Amazon's algorithmic quality score which means my listing got shut down. This is my #1 selling item on Amazon so it took out a big chunk of my earnings for the month. My Amazon FBA business did $6.7k ...
Posted: Aug 17 2018 @ 6:57 PM
Finding the right keywords to target on your website is one of the most important things you can do to grow. If you can figure out how to find the right keywords you'll be able to start raking in the organic search traffic and make more money. But there are 2 problems people come across when trying to do keyword research. The first problem is that most of the tools recommended are expensive. I've ...
Posted: Aug 07 2018 @ 3:18 PM
Over the last few years I've tried a lot of different side hustles, from mining bitcoin, to importing products from China to sell on Amazon, and now with running affiliate websites. But the side hustle that has the best potential and requires the least work (kinda sorta passive income) is starting an affiliate website. In this guide I'll take you through all the steps you need to get an idea for a ...
Posted: Aug 03 2018 @ 2:24 PM
A couple days ago, Mr Money Mustache posted an interesting article on how he calculates the cost of large purchases. It was called The Twenty Dollar Swim and after reading the article I agreed with it, but after thinking about it for a few more days I started to hate it. The premise is based on calculating the 18 year cost of ownership and opportunity cost of not investing in the ...
Posted: Jul 30 2018 @ 7:56 AM
June was one of the slowest months I've had with my side hustles in a long time. In general, things tend to slow down during the summer since more people are going outside and spending time away from the computer which means lower sales and lower affiliate commissions on my websites. If you want to read last month's income report, you can check it out here. I'm also in the process of ...
Posted: Jul 09 2018 @ 8:24 AM
Retirement Planning Made Easy: A Simple Guide to Using FIRECalcFiguring out how much money you need to save for retirement can be a pretty complicated exercise. To simplify, most people use the 4% rule. The 4% rule is based on the famous Trinity study which says:You have a 95% chance of success in retirement (aka not running out of money) if you withdraw 4% of the initial balance each year.For ...
Posted: Jul 06 2018 @ 7:45 AM


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