22X Blog Growth Last Month!!! Exactly How I Did It

How I grew my blog traffic 22x in One Month #blogging #traffic #engagement #MikedUpBlog

Honestly, I never thought I’d be writing one of these posts:   “I 22-X’d my blog traffic in 1 Month – Click here to find out how!!”   Well, the truth is- that’s what happened. By every metric, my traffic exploded last month – it was crazy. And although the month just finished up a few days ago, I’ve had 31 August days to write like crazy, market my content, interact with you amazing readers, and just learn about what worked well and what fell flat…   I knew after my initial goal of 25,000 monthly sessions was achieved in August that I would have to write about the process. It seemed too monumental to just move on and continue without acknowledging what just went down… So here are my top reasons for putting this experience out there for all of you:   To say ‘Thank You!’ for reading, sharing, […]

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How I Increase Productivity and Get 25 Hours Out Of a Day

How To Increase Productivity By Getting 25 Hours Out of a Day #productivity #efficiency #goals #tasks #progress #personaldevelopment

To successfully increase productivity for an extended period of time, it is essential to have a well thought out plan in place. Sure, you may get lucky and be ultra-productive for a few weeks or months, but eventually, the absence of a solid plan will lead to increased stress and burnout. Trust me… I’ve been there.   But once I had a handle on my stress and anxiety, I turned my focus to a full proof plan that would allow me to increase productivity while still enjoying the finer things in life…   This is that plan:   (Photo courtesy of Justin Montemarano)     “Dude, how in the world do you find time to do all of that?!? It’s like you get 25 hours in a day…”   This was a friend’s response after hearing about my revolving priority list (below). It wasn’t a beat-my-chest brag sesh’.     […]

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Breaking Down Blockchain Tech – And Its Big Potential

Breaking Down Blockchain Tech - And Its Big Potential #blockchain #crypto #cryptocurrency #tech

Hi, Team! I’m excited to share the below post about blockchain tech and it’s big potential! If you’re like me and have been hearing about “cryptocurrencies” or “the blockchain” for a while but don’t completely understand what it’s all about – this post is for you!   The post comes to us from Alexander who blogs over at daytradingz.com  |  He started his blog in 2016, sharing his experiences in short-term investing as well as revealing insights about major vendors in this segment.   It’s obvious that Alexander has a great understanding of finance, our markets, and how fintech applies to them all. I’ll let Alexander drop some of his knowledge here! Take it away, Alexander:   In 2017, blockchain tech experienced a unique bull market, even if at the time there had been several course corrections   Basically, all the cryptocurrencies were worth more compared to the previous year. However, […]

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Why YOU Need to Start a Side Hustle – NOW

I Need a Hustle - Why You Need To Start a Side Hustle #SideHustle #earning #income #debt #passion #skills

Hi, Team! I’m excited to bring you the post below from Peter Koch – a serial entrepreneur and founder of SellerAtHeart.com blog. “He’s a hustla, baby…” And he’s chock full of wisdom about why YOU need to start a side hustle – like right now. Have you been thinking, “I need a hustle?” Well, Peter has your motivation. This guy’s a rock star and I’m thrilled that he’s agreed to write for us today. Take it away, Peter:     Allow me to take you back to your childhood   If you’re anything like me, you were probably involved in some side hustles from an early age, but you just weren’t aware of it.   For instance, I never mowed the lawns or delivered newspapers for pocket money, I had an entrepreneurial spirit and I used to sell candies in school to my classmates. The money I then received for my services was pretty miserable […]

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What Is A Beachbody Coach? A Former Coach Explains MLM

What Is A Beachbody Coach? A Former Coach Explains MLM #fitness #multilevelmarketing #beachbody #business #sidehustle #workfromhome

The following is an interview between Melissa Blevins and Michael Dinich. Melissa offers practical money tips to the free-spirited nerd. She is also a former Beachbody coach, and her posts and Youtube videos on the subject have blown up on social media. I saw this first published on Michael’s site and republished it here with their permission. I thought her experience may resonate with, or even caution, some readers.     What Is A Beachbody Coach? Melissa Blevins Explains Multi-Level Marketing And Why You Should Avoid It!     What caused you to become a Beachbody Coach?   I’ve always looked for ways to grow my income, and actually, Beachbody coaching wasn’t my first multi-level marketing attempt. About 15 years ago, I signed on to be a Mary Kay representative. The local “Director” drove a pretty pink Cadillac and talked a good game about the “opportunity” to make money while helping […]

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Diversify your Portfolio (Financial Pillar #9)

How to Diversify Your Portfolio #saving #investing

Check out the complete list of Financial Pillars Here   During the market crash in 2008, I kinda-sorta misplaced $20,000 worth of mutual funds. This represented 66% of my total funds invested in the market at that time.   That was a gut-punch.   Do you know what was worse?   When I lost 66% of my invested money, I also lost 66% of my net worth.   That was a kick in the groin… Followed by a gut-punch and a smack in the face. Then The Rock came by to give me the People’s Elbow… And when I got back up, Chuck Norris stopped by to roundhouse kick me in the face.     Yeah… It was like that…   After dusting myself off and eventually standing back up, I vowed to never let one attack take me down again.   I vowed to diversify my portfolio   Let’s […]

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From Broke to Ballin’ – Up Your Business’ Profit the Right Way

From Broke to Ballin - Up Your Business' Profit the right way #smallbusiness #profit #reviews #entrepreneur #growth

“We’re on track to come up about $20k short…” As I said the words to my business partner, she was understandably irate.   “Excuse me? $20k… That’s a lot of k’s!!!”   You see, there are great advantages to being in business with your spouse, but explaining the fact that we are about to be broke and maybe not make payroll in three months – is not one of those benefits.     How we almost became broke business owners   June 30, 2017, was a monumental day for celebration in our family. We had succeeded in navigating the gauntlet that was buying our dental practice. But it wasn’t a spring day’s walk in the park to get there.   There had been a multitude of hurdles, fire pits, and sinkholes placed before us. At first, it was finding a price that was agreeable to both sides. Which is not normally a […]

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2018 Life, Business, and Blog Goals Mid-Year Recap – How Have We Done!?!?

2018 Goals Recap

Way back in January (2018) I wrote this to open my annual Goals Post:   2018 Objective: To actually write down tangible and somewhat attainable goals for the most important aspects of my life. Nothing is off limits… And with the article below, I’ve achieved my first goal of 2018 (actually writing them down).   You know what? This writing goals down business actually does have an impact. I’m going to go through my original goals post, category-by-category below and let you know how I’m (we’re) doing. Intrigued…? Me too! Oh, and heads up for the subtle announcements that may or may not be scattered about the post.   I also wrote in the original post’s introduction a plea to you, the reader:   2) Indirectly hold me accountable. Read/share this article and drop me a line throughout the year to the tune of, “Hey, man. How’s the debt payoff coming???” Thanks in advance, […]

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Purchase. Relocate. Open. The EPIC 467-day battle for entrepreneurship

Our epic battle for entrepreneurship

The battle for entrepreneurship starts well before owning a business…   467 Days – Full of long nights, early mornings, missed dinners, ridiculous stress, and moments stolen from family and friends. There were unnecessary arguments, distracted conversations, and more apologies than I can count (or am willing to share)…   But, on the flip side.    There were learned skills of negotiation, risk management, decision making, business forecasting, marketing, web development, cash flow analysis, and professional relationship management – to pick a small few…   (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   467 Days ago Monica and I decided that we would actively pursue the purchase of a dental practice.    Not just any dental practice. The same practice that she had been working at for 2 years and had previously declined an offer to buy. Quickly.   We had looked at other practices, sure… But this one needed more TLC than we […]

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Shout-out: How should I negotiate my next raise? (Laurie)

 Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is:   How should I negotiate my next raise? by Laurie via womenwhomoney.com   You may or may not have heard about how women are paid less on average, as compared with their male counterparts when it comes to many job types. Rather than focus on negativity, the women behind Women Who Money are helping to arm all of us (yes guys, us too) with the skills necessary to better perform and get compensated in the workplace.   This post is packed with tons of actionable content, advice, and links to other sources, and they’re all aimed to arm us at […]

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