There are basic financial topics that are not covered in high schools. These are often lost in the challenge to get kids through high school and on to the real world.
High school graduation is a major event in the life of every young man or lady. It gives each a chance to say that they’ve experienced a big moment in their lives. Unfortunately, on the morning after graduation, there tends to be a major letdown. Now comes the real world. Most kids are not ready to pursue their dreams for one of two reasons. First, they don’t know how to begin. Second, they have a fear of the unknown.
Here are a dozen financial topics every high school student should learn before graduation, that will get them started in the right direction.
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The Optimist vs The Pessimist
I am not going to get into the fancy definitions of the optimist and the pessimist. I will say one thing about the pessimist. And this is straight from the heart.
The Pessimist Turns My Stomach. He’s no good.
I hope you are reading this because you have a business, and you want to make money. Good for you, because I am here to give you encouragement. I would never break your spirit.
Continue reading A Pessimist – Get as far away from him as you can, as fast as you can
These million dollar questions are sadly overlooked by bloggers.
When most bloggers submit a blog post on their site, chances are, they never think of the people who they want to reach, and the people who they want to read their content. This is the key element in blogging. Not knowing the answers to these question defeats the purpose. When you read this, you’ll have a complete different attitude towards blogging.
Continue reading Who and what are you blogging for? These are 2 million dollar question.
Are you in business to make money? Of course you are. Even though this is your purpose for being in business, put the money on the back burner for a short while. Instead, concentrate on what you have to do to make the money.
Never start a blog with only money on your mind. You will not succeed, and this is a guarantee. Blogging for money is not your sole reason for doing it. Your first concern is good content, or good conversation. Don’t think for one minute that I’m making you move backwards, because I’m not. Let me show you how this works.
Continue reading Blog with passion, get tons of visitors to your website and the money will come
You now know from my previous article how important a blog is to your business. Blogging is critical. It’s the life blood of your business. Without a blog, you won’t make money. When you start blogging, the right way, you will make money.
Before you decide whether you’re a good blogger, allow me to help you make the decision. Are you good at talking to people? I can answer this. Of course you’re good at this, because you do it every day. Think of all the times you’ve been in a conversation with more than one person, and talked about something that caught their interest. I’m sure you’ve won people over many times. How? Because you’re a winner. You’re not a loser. People listening to a loser wouldn’t give him the time of day. In your conversations with people, they didn’t give you the brush off. They listened to you with open arms.
Now, you have what it takes to be a successful blogger. Instead of talking to people in person, do it on your website. It’s time to start blogging like a winner, and I’m going to show you how easy this is to do.
Continue reading Before you start blogging, know that you’re a winner and not a loser
Fact number 1: 40 % of US Companies use a blog for marketing purposes.
Fact number 2: Web sites that blog have 55% more visitors.
Fact number 3: Companies that blog get 88% more leads than those that don’t.
Fact number 4: The richest and most successful people in online marketing made their money only from blogging.
Need I say more? The facts speak for themselves. Blogging is critical. On the assumption that you have a website without a blog, start one, immediately. Otherwise, stop what you’re doing. You’re just wasting your time. Read on.
Continue reading When you have a Website without a BLOG, your goose is cooked
Unfortunately, about 95% of those who try to make money online fail something terribly. But don’t give up hope yet. We’re in a new year. Making money online offers a better opportunity than ever.
There are 4 reasons people fail. They’re very common. If you’re not making money, you have undoubtedly become the victim of these pitfalls. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will know why so many people do not make a single dime. Then, you can avoid the pitfalls, settle down and build a successful online business.
Continue reading Things to stop right away if you want to Make Money Online in 2017
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
Whoever first came up with this expression was very wise, no doubt. He or she probably had some insight about running a successful business. This very old saying is the basic principle of Diversification and Conglomerate. Spread it out. Keep things separated. The advantage is, when one goes down, everything else stays afloat. But I have said several times before, get this out of your mind. Your business(ES) are not going down. Oh, they are going, but the only place they are going is UP – Strait to the TOP of the Search Engine Rankings.
Continue reading Why Conglomerates are so Important if you want a successful business
“Website Traffic is the reward for Promoting Content” – Repeat this every day
Website traffic is very important. Otherwise, your content is useless.
Content is the lifeblood of your business. You must treat it like your most valuable commodity. That’s the only way you’ll get people to read it. Treat it so, and the website traffic will come pouring in.
If you’re like us, here at CharlesMoney.com, you spend most of your time:
- Creating the best content you can possibly create,
- Trying to grow your mailing list, and
- Looking every day for new ways go grow your business.
Creating the best content is sometimes a challenge. But the real challenge is getting it out there for the people to see. Therefore, promoted content is the real lifeblood of your business, and website traffic is the result of this promoted content.
Promote your content, and your website will be a well oiled machine.
You must take the time to write good content. The time you spend creating it, however, should be a fraction of the time you will take to promote it, particularly if you want to increase website traffic, and you want your business to grow.
It’s important to, first, Create the Right Content, second, Promote the Right Content, and finally, see the website traffic rolling in. Do the first two things the right way, and the website traffic will continue to come in for a very long time.
Why I’m writing this massive blog post about content and website traffic
For years, I guess you can say, I missed the boat. I was naive, thinking that all I had to do was create good content, and my website will take care of me.
This is not true. It’s never been true. People will tell you that it was not like this in the old days of SEO, but don’t believe it. Owning a website can be the closest thing to being alone on a desert island. You have something to share, with no one to share it with.
I’m writing this because I want you to know that there are millions out there to share your content with. They are anxious to read your content, but they don’t know it unless you tell them.
Instead of writing about getting traffic to your website, posting on Social Media and all of the good things we all hear about over and over again, I want to write something that is important.
Everyone tells you that you have to have good content. Hardly anyone tells you how important it is to promote the good content you have. So, I’m going to take a completely different twist, and I hope upon hope that you get every ounce of benefit from this.
Let me put this another way. I hope you get more benefit from this than the pain I went through to create this for you.
Without further further ado, HERE IT IS.
Continue reading 122 Ways to Promote your Content and get Tons of Website Traffic
Some people learn the hard way to NEVER abuse the privileges of having a credit card. Do it once, and you’ll do it again and again.
The high interest rate charged by credit card companies will break you. To make matters worse, the IRS doesn’t allow you to deduct personal credit card interest. You’re paying interest with after tax dollars. With an interest rate of 18 percent interest, you can easily pay as high as 36 percent.
This doesn’t mean you should never have a credit card. Credit can be your best friend,, or, your worst enemy. Credit can make you a lot of money, or it can break you, depending on how you use it.
Continue reading Never become a victim of the “Credit Card Trap”
I’ll get right to the point. To create KICK BUT(T) content, never use the following words:
IF . . . . . BUT . . . . . HOWEVER
These words will make readers question whether or not a blogger knows that he’s talking about. Here’s why.
Continue reading To post KICK BUTT content, there are 3 words you must never use
New Year’s resolutions are very easy to make. The difficult part is keeping them.
The New Year’s resolutions that you may have made will have to do with your personal life, your professional life, or a combination of both. As you try to keep your resolutions, remember that you must maintain a balance between the two.
With that being said, here are 7 money tips that will make a tremendous difference in your financial position for 2017:
Continue reading 7 Money Tips for a much better 2017
Successful people know what they want to accomplish, and where they are going. More importantly, they know exactly what they have to do to get there. They have developed good habits. If you want to be one of these successful people, develop the following habits, and you will find yourself doing them every day, automatically.
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If you can pay for your house, DO IT
I told you in a previous article that a Mortgage is only for people who don’t have the money to pay cash for a house. Taking out a mortgage to save income tax, as I told you, is total B S. You’ll never get the taxes back, but will you get back the interest? Not all of it. And the amount you won’t get back is a very huge chunk. Let me show you.
Continue reading With the Mortgage Rates, you’ll never get back the interest you pay
A Mortgage on your home should be taken out for one reason only – If you don’t have the money to pay cash for your home.
As a practicing CPA for 30 years, many of my clients were very wealthy business people, who could afford to pay cash for a home. However, I advised them to take out a home mortgage. The mortgage interest is deductible, and a home mortgage is a major tax shelter.
Then, one day, it hit me right in the mouth. This is total B S.
Take out a Mortgage to save taxes, and you will lose
If you can afford to pay for your house, do it. Never take out a mortgage just to save taxes. If you do, you’ll get hit very hard. You might as well take money, burn it in the fireplace and watch the smoke rise from the chimney. Here’s why.
Continue reading Having a Mortgage to reduce income taxes is just plain BS
Identity theft is more of a risk today than it ever was.
Your personal identity is the most undervalued asset you own. There are people out there constantly trying to steal your identity, and the identity of others. There are ways to protent your identity.
Protect yourself from identity theft
Online media may seem free, but it has a price. Whether you realize it or not, you have paid for this access with your identity.
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Businesses fail because owners don’t fully understand cash flow. The same is true for your household’s personal financial statement. What is cash flow? How does it apply to you? How can you improve your cash flow?
These are the three questions that are about to be answered for you.
What is Cash Flow?
Simply stated, cash flow is the difference between cash coming in and cash going out. You always want cash coming in to be more than cash going out, by as much as possible.
Cash coming in is from wages, interest, sales (online and offline), rental income, Social Security (if you’re 62 or older), etc.
Continue reading Cash Flow, and 7 Ideas on How to Improve it [Infographics]
I’ve proven, time and time again, that content will get you traffic. But is that traffic really worth anything to you?
Oh sure, you can reach millions of people on Social Media with one click. You may even get over a thousand people to visit your website on the day you post your content. But, where’s the money? What next?
Short cutting traffic is not the way to Promote Content
Continue reading Content is OK, but Promoted Content makes you see big money
Some say you need a lot of content to build a successful blog. Some say you don’t. Who do you believe? You believe me, because I’m not going to tell you something unless I’ve tried it, and it has worked for me.
Here’s how you build a million dollar blog
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In affiliate marketing, knowing the right way to manage your affiliate links makes all the difference in the world to the success of your online business.
During the last two months, I’ve used these principles in my affiliate marketing business. The results are, more profits than ever before. Let’s see if I can help you do the same in your business.
Success in affiliate marketing has everything to do with common sense
Continue reading 6 things that will make your affiliate marketing business kick butt