I’ve been doing quite a few interviews lately with other bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Here are two I really enjoyed that I thought you might like to watch: Niall Doherty interviewed Everett Bogue and me for his site this month.
It’s that time of year again. The time when many of us think about what we’ve accomplished over the past year and what we might want to accomplish next year.
Chris Guillebeau from The Art of Nonconformity taught me a first class lesson on why caring about people is so important for your business last week. Find out how Chris can draw a crowd in every state in the country and why he asked me to speak at his San Francisco Unconventional Book Tour event in this video.
If you’ve been a regular reader here, you might be wondering right now, “WTF happened to Free Pursuits?” There’s no need for profanity, but I understand your concern. You were used to the way things were and now they’ve changed.
Changing the world (or at least your own world) is important. There are plenty of things wrong with the way things are.
Update: the sale is now over. Sign up for free email updates from me and I’ll let you know when another one happens.
Guest post by Chris C. Ducker of Virtual Business Lifestyle Lifestyle design is what it is.
Satya Colombo has accomplished something I’ve been really impressed by. Less than six months after launching his blog he’s put together a remarkable online “summit” featuring 12 big names (I’m happy to be part of it along with Chris Guillebeau, Leo Babauta, Johnny B.
Multi-level marketing, network marketing, pyramid schemes or direct selling, whatever you call it, if you’ve had any experience with network marketing, chances are you have an opinion about it. My personal experience with what used to be called multi-level marketing honestly didn’t leave a good taste in my mouth.
Something really big happened in the past few months. Something so powerful I feel compelled to tell everyone I possibly can.
“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda That Yoda was a wise little green dude if you ask me.
Hello everybody! I’m both happy and proud today to share with you my latest manifesto, 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures.
If you’ve been following my saga over the past 18 months, you probably know that I’ve been on a personal journey. My goal over the past year and a half has been to find personal freedom by building an independent online business around this blog and handful of other projects.
One of the most rewarding and fun things I’ve taken on recently is advising startups. Essentially, I provide advice to new entrepreneurs on marketing and business issues that I have experience with in exchange for a little equity in the company.
I’ve had the pleasure of working for both myself and working for “the man” over the years. Small businesses, Fortune 500s, government, you name it, I’ve seen it.
Who says it has to be that way? Why do “the rules” have to apply to you?
I’ve been torn over the issue of “TV, or no TV” lately. On one side, you have the intellectuals, minimalists, art crowd and conspiracy theorists who have sworn off television as a culture-and-intellect-robbing waste of time and money.
A little less than two months ago, I first shared the Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course with you. I kept the launch short because I wanted to gather feedback and make sure the course was ready for “prime time.” Well, it’s ready now.
Wait, did I say “beer?” I should probably explain. So I was chatting yesterday with James Chartrand of the excellent Men with Pens about the upcoming relaunch of the Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course.
I’m writing this from our apartment in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, but the truth is I could be writing it from anywhere in the world. My business and life are location independent.
This week I’d love to find out, what is your definition of freedom? It might sound cheesy, but I think about the concept of freedom a lot.
33 Things I’ve Never Told You (or, How to Re-Introduce Yourself and Kick Your Watered-Down Self in the Ass)
That’s me, riding my dog in the photo over there. I do shit like that sometimes.
Over the past three months, I’ve talked and worked with a lot of smart, talented and motivated entrepreneurs-in-the-making who all get hung up on some variation of the same issue. The problem is usually described like this: “I can’t decide what my business should be about.
Welcome to a whole new look for Free Pursuits. I hope you like it.
If you’ve thought traveling the world for a few years is only possible for 20-somethings or retirees, this story is for you. Betsy and Warren Talbot from Married with Luggage are about to embark on a 3-year trip around the world.
It’s here! I’m pleased to announce my very first information product, Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.
Note: this is the second post leading up to the launch of my new Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course. Read on for details of the launch coming Tuesday morning, June 22nd at 9am PDT.
Note: this is the first post leading up to the launch of my new Affiliate Marketing for Beginners course. Read on for details of the launch coming next Tuesday.
Update: the offer below has since expired, but if you sign up for info about my upcoming affiliate marketing course, I’ll send you a special discount deal when it launches. You might have noticed I’ve been posting somewhat infrequently here lately.
Guest post by Carl Nelson from Drop of Change Dancers flow gracefully through space, evoking images and emotions. Free runners bound, flip and fly through urban space.
I offered to host Cody McKibben’s digital nomad blog carnival this month, and the timing couldn’t have been better. I’m sure he needed the help.
Update: the Empire Building Kit is sold out for now. Chris says it should open up again in the summer if you missed your chance to get in.
I mentioned a while ago that I’m working on a bigger project all about affiliate marketing. I’ll share more details about that project shortly (and at the end of this post), but I wanted to talk today about affiliate marketing as a complete business.
Guest post by David Damron of The Minimalist Path This time last year, I was bringing home (after taxes and retirement contributions) about $1,000 every two weeks. I know that, by many standards, this may not be a lot of money, but in my eyes, it’s a kings ransom these days.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like every week, someone I know or follow is joining the ranks of the blissfully free lifestyle entrepreneur. Seriously.
Guest post by Matt Gartland of Healthy Lifestyle Design The free pursuit of a healthy lifestyle is an empowering force that shatters the default life plan. This force builds your confidence, challenges the status quo, amplifies your passions and destroys conformity.
Tomorrow Jessalyn and I are headed back to San Francisco. It’s been a fantastic season in Mexico, filled with friends, surfing, romantic walks on the beach (really), introspection and a decent amount of work.
If you’re in the process of planning or starting a business online, you might be wondering what the best way to make money is.
“Nomadic” Matt Kepnes has been traveling the world for the past four years. During that time, he has created several websites and eBooks that support his lifestyle.
Happy April, everyone.
It took me a little longer than I hoped to start earning a living online, but things are finally happening. If you’re stuck at the beginning and not sure how to start, this post is for you.
Guest post by David Croushore of 30 Days at A Time I work typical 9 to 5 job in Washington, DC. I take a shuttle to work at the same time every day, follow a daily routine that involves my job, working out, and whatever side projects I’m pursuing at the moment.
Free Pursuits is one year old this week! This was my first blog, and starting it has really changed my life.
I’m very pleased announce my newest and most ambitious project to date.
Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be launching a new blog tomorrow. It’s all about building high-traffic websites and blogs.
Editor’s note: the following is a guest post by Rob of The Life Design Project. Follow him on Twitter @robgranholm.
Adam Baker from Man Vs. Debt has had an incredible year.
Thinking about redesigning your life is exciting, but for most of us it is overwhelming, too – so overwhelming that most of never make the leap to do it.
Have you noticed how easy it is to burn through several hours online without really accomplishing anything? I could easily (and sometimes do) spend 4+ hours a day just between email, Twitter, Facebook and reading/commenting on blogs.