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The Ultimate List of First Date Ideas So You Don't End Up Broke and Lonely
You finally built up the courage to ask out that person for a first date. Now you just have to figure out what you're going to do before you stress yourself out. Are you excited about finally landing that first date? Are you confused about what to do on that first date? Is your budget getting in the way? I get it. A first date can be nerve wrecking. It took you forever to build up the courage to even ask the question. Now it's time to have a first date that leaves a lasting impression. In this video, we look at the top five first date ideas. You're going to love these. Life's too short to be stressed out. No, dinner is NOT an option. I only look at fun choices that you're both going to enjoy. You have nothing to lose! The good news is that you don't have to be rich to leave a lasting impression on a first date. If you want more then check out the article on Studenomics that covers this topic as well: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/killer-first-date-ideas/ If you're struggling to even land a date, then you need my book on escaping the friend zone! http://bit.ly/likeyouasafriend “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker
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Six Steps to Six Figures in Your Bank Account
Could you imagine having six figures in your bank account? I want to help you get there. Personal finance is like getting in shape. It feels like it’s taking forever when you’re getting started. You want to see results immediately. The slow process almost breaks you down. You eventually manage to commit on a daily basis. Then you like what you see in the mirror one day and you want to keep on going. Suddenly you’re posting topless photos constantly on social media (or is that just me?). How do you go from $10k to six figures in the bank? How do you get to the next level in personal finance? How can you have over $100,000 in your bank account? Go read my detailed blog post on the topic: https://studenomics.com/personal-finance/six-figures/ What are the six steps to six figures? Step #1: Get into the habit of saving money. Step #2: Remember that what got you here won't get you there. Step #3: Make money in your sleep. Step #4: Keep on investing in yourself. Step #5: Take the occasional calculate risk. Step #6: Surround yourself with people who are already there. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn Here’s how you can invest in yourself: Read. Reading books will open your mind to a whole new world. You can start with business books and biographies of successful people. Take courses. Spend your weekend learning stuff (before you party!). Attend events and conferences. Seek out events. Go there. Learn at the actual sessions. Make connections after hours. Make yourself look better. Get into shape, get a decent haircut, buy some stylish clothes, and see how amazing you feel. If you don’t invest in yourself then why would anyone else invest in you? Watch the video to see about the other steps to six figures in your bank account. “I’ve come to believe that connecting is one of the most important business—and life—skill sets you’ll ever learn. Why? Because, flat-out, people do business with people they know and like. Careers—in every imaginable field—work the same” — Keith Ferrazzi What are you going to do today to bring you closer to six figures?
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Is It Better to Focus on Saving Money or Making More Money?
Should you focus on your savings or on increasing your income? Welcome to our YouTube Channel. We finally answer the burning question. Is it better to focus more on saving or increasing your income? This is a highly debated topic because we all swing to extremes. There are people out there who live in trailers just to save money. Then the other extreme is all of the millionaires out there that are now bankrupt. I give my answer to this question. I would love to hear what you have to say. Are you more interested in saving money or making money? Check out http://studenomics.com where we talk about financial freedom in your 20s without missing a party.
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How Eric Earns Six Figures as a Freelance Writer
Do you ever wonder about how someone makes money online? My buddy Eric stops by to talk about how he earns an average of $12k/monthly from freelance writing. Eric decided to focus his efforts on writing. Now he earns his living and supports his family through writing. How does Eric earn six figures as a freelance writer? Watch the video to hear about Eric's story. Eric started off as a personal finance blogger almost ten years ago. At some point, Eric decided that freelancing writing was the way to go for him. The writing started as a hobby and ended up as a real job. It's easy to get lost as an entrepreneur. You're not sure about what to focus on. Eric opens up about why he knew that writing was the right path for him. What else is covered in here? -We look at the idea of becoming an "expert" to make money. -How to find your thing that will give you something to talk about. -The guys talk about why the riches are in the niches and how there's something for everyone. -Why you shouldn't be a life coach. -How you can make it until you make it. -How Eric went from one client to multiple clients. -How to land writing gigs. -Why you need to start writing right now. -How to find your platform. -Why the hardest part is the first dollar. You can find Eric here: https://personalprofitability.com/ Read up on the ultimate guide to getting paid as a writer: https://studenomics.com/earning-more/paid-to-write/ Get out there and start getting paid for your writing.
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What to Do When She Doesn't Respond to Your Text
"This girl I like didn't respond to my last text. What did I do wrong? What should I do now?" OMG YOUR LIFE IS OVER! My response may shock many of you. That's okay. You need this video. Personal finance is about more than just saving a few bucks. Too many guys are wasting their time thinking about why some random chick didn't text them back. Screw that. There's so much more going on in life. There's so much more to do. I don't want you to worry about why she didn't respond. They should be worried about why you didn't respond. You looking for more help? Check out the following articles: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/clubs-waste-money/ http://studenomics.com/random/most-interesting/ “If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” — Herodotus
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What Are The Best Ways to Invest $1,000?
"How would you invest $1,000?" I get asked this question all the time by my friends. You see, when people find out that I write/talk/vlog about personal finance, they instantly want to know about investing money. Everyone's looking for a magic bullet. Today I finally answer this question in this highly entertaining video. This video will surprise you for many reasons. My responses aren't as responsible as you would like to think. For starters, $1,000 isn't THAT much money. I also don't believe in trying to chase fads. I would rather have you spend this money on experiences or on investing in yourself. For more on investing in yourself you can read this: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/investing-in-yourself/ If you have $1,000 saved up, you're going to want to invest it. You can take someone out for lunch, buy a course, go on a trip, or even treat yourself. You don't have to worry about finding a hot stock pic.
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How You Can Crush The Winter Blues
Are you tired of feeling unproductive in the winter? Do you get depressed during the cold months? Is this hurting your productivity and your finances? In this week's episode of Studenomics TV, we look at how you can beat the winter blues so that you can actually get some work done. Martin and Trevor dig into what has worked for them. You're not alone. We all hate winter. We all feel down when the summer goes away. This doesn't mean that you have to fall behind on your goals. Check out: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/destroy-self-doubt/ “Real courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne
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Why 30 is NOT The New 20
"It's all good. 30 is the new 20." We've all said this at some point. It's easy to put things off and to delay life. There's always an excuse out there. You're still young. Everything will work out. Take your time. The timing isn't right at the moment. ...and the excuses just add up! I used to delay by telling myself that I have time. Then I finally snapped in 2015. I realized that I was too close to 30 and too far away from my goals. I self-published 5 books and ruthlessly went after my other life-long goals. I was tired of wasting my time. There's a big difference between exploring and procrastinating. We show you exactly why 30 is not the new 20. You need this episode. Check out the article that digs deeper into this topic: http://studenomics.com/after-college/30-is-not-the-new-20/ “We often assume that the world moves at our leisure. We delay when we should initiate. We jog when we should be running or better yet, sprinting. And then we’re shocked –shocked!—when nothing big ever happens, when opportunities never show up, when new obstacles begin to pile up, or the enemies finally get their act together.” — Ryan Holiday
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The Anti-Boredom Blueprint For Saving Money
You know why we spend money foolishly? Do you know why we make mistakes with our money? Because we're bored! We have nothing else to do so we spend money. Trevor tells us a story of how he spent money in the past when he was bored. What made Trevor change? He gave up on videos games and focused on freelancing. We look at what you can do if you're spending money and it feels like you have no control. We've all been there. Check out the cure for boredom for more on this topic: http://studenomics.com/application/the-cure-for-boredom/ “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker
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What Advice Would Your Future Self Give to You Right Now?
"I wish I knew that when I was younger." It's easy to make that statement. Let's flip that. What would your future self say to your current self? Imagine this scenario: You're much older. Maybe you're 50. 60, 70, maybe even 80. You get to speak to your current self. What advice do you think you would give? What do you think you should know right now? What would the 60 year-old version of you have to say to your present day version? Don't worry, we steer away from the obvious advice of working hard and that boring stuff. We try to dig deep here. What advice do the guys share from the future? 1. FOCUS. 2. Be persistent. 3. Be nicer. 4. Be more humble. 5. Settle down. 6. Don't worry so much about what others think of you. 7. Find mentors. To choose your own adventure on Studenomics, check out this page: http://studenomics.com/start-here/ We want to hear from YOU. Leave your response in this video and share this link with a friend. "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." -- David Bowie
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Why Clubs Are a Waste of Time and Money
"Let's go clubbing this weekend." The other day a buddy asked me to go clubbing. What is this 2010? Does anyone still go clubbing? I figured that everyone is just now on dating apps now. "If you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket." -- Aziz Ansari As a 30 year-old dude who spent at least 13 years going to clubs, I can now confidently tell you that it's a waste of money. Why are clubs a waste of money? The financial commitment. Mobile dating rules. You have to learn how to talk to people in real life. Stop hiding behind liquid courage. It's way more fun to travel the world. Read up more on the topic here: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/clubs-waste-money/ “I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.” — Andy Warhol
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The Exact Formula For Making Money
"How do I get rich? How do I make real money?" Episode 33 of Studenomics TV is all about making real money so that you can be financially free. You have to make money in your sleep. I show you exactly how to build wealth. Your money has to work for you. First, you have to get to the point where you have money to invest. I show you exactly what I've done to build wealth in my 20s. These articles will help you get started: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/building-savings/ http://studenomics.com/real-estate/buy-real-estate/ http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/freelancing-business/ Start building wealth now! “Instead of digging for gold, sell shovels. Instead of taking a class, offer a class. Instead of borrowing money, lend it. Instead of taking a job, hire for jobs. Instead of taking a mortgage, hold a mortgage. Break free from consumption, switch sides, and reorient to the world as producer.” -- M.J. DeMarco
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How You Can Turn Your Freelancing Gig Into a Freelancing Empire
You made your first dollar from freelancing. Now what? You obviously want to make more money. You don't want to stop with one client. It's time to level up and turn that gig into a freelancing business. How exactly do you turn that freelancing gig into an entire freelancing business? 1. Always over-deliver! Do quality work. Finish on time. Finish early if possible. Deliver the best results. We take a quick detour to talk about our freelancing mistakes in the past. (HINT: customer service is VERY IMPORTANT as a freelancer.) Make it as easy and painless as possible for the client, over-deliver, and make sure that they're satisfied. You need some testimonials. 2. UPSELL. Your best customers are your current customers. Try to broaden your offering with a higher or wider level of service. 3. Always be pitching. What's your elevator pitch? What do you offer? Always be pitching yourself. Your current client or clients may be able to put in a good word for you with their friends so that you can expand that business and build your freelancing empire. Leave any questions that you have about growing that freelancing empire! “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen
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How You Can Get Over a Breakup So That You Don't Go Broke
Are you going through a breakup? Do you want to know how you can get over your breakup without going broke? We spend over five minutes discussing a topic that most personal finance experts shy away from: BREAKUPS! This is the best time of your life and you don't even know it yet. Give the guys a chance to help you move on. We got your back as you struggle through this emotionally challenging time. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel, share this with a friend, and to check out Studenomics. How-to become the most interesting man in the world: http://studenomics.com/random/most-interesting/ "The hottest love has the coldest end." -- Socrates
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The American Pie Strategy For Finding Paying Clients For Your New Business
"I really thought that I had a great idea. I don't know why my business failed." How do you know if your freelancing idea is a good one? What's the secret strategy for helping you figure out if your idea has any hope? I don't want you to waste time. I don't want you to quit your job to chase some stupid idea. I don't want you to be another delusional dreamer chasing some idea that has no chance. We introduce you to the American Pie Strategy for deciding if you have a decent business idea. You don't have a business until you start making money. You don't need to do the following: Buy thousands of business cards. Start a Facebook page. Make yourself the CEO on social media. Tell your friends that you quit your job. Share memes on following your passions. Check out the following articles to get started with your business: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/theo-became-tutor/ http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/start-online-biz-right-now/ http://studenomics.com/earning-more/finally-get-paid/ Thanks for checking out episode 31 of Studenomics TV. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a comment, and share this with a friend. "Entrepreneurship isn't about nomadding in Thailand on a beach with an open laptop while drinking an umbrella drink. It's not about flashy cars and fistfuls of cash posted on Instagram, passive income, or a Forbes cover story. Entrepreneurship is about problem-solving, creating convenience, satisfying desires, and becoming valuable." -- M.J DeMarco
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How-to Pitch Your Business Without Annoying Your Friends
"You should check out my new business opportunity." As soon as you hear this, you want to run! Your friend from high school connects to try to sell you vitamins. On the flip side, what do you do when you actually believe in your business and want to promote it? How do you pitch your new business without annoying everyone around you? Today we're talking about pitching your new business without annoying everyone around you.
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How You Can Fix a Spending Problem Right Now
Today we're going to help you figure out how to finally fix that spending problem. Don't worry, we're very realistic. Martin has struggled with his spending forever despite being a personal finance writer for 8 years. Nobody's perfect when it comes to money. Most of us are just our best to get ahead. What's in this episode? Trevor explains why he has a wrinkled shirt. Well, not really. Why you need to track your spending (and why it's easier than you think). The importance of setting priorities and why it's okay to spend money on things you want. Why Martin got into cooking lately. How a trip to Cancun opened Martin's eyes. The only way you can actually put money away. "Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." -- Epictetus
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How-to Enter The Dating Game When Your Pockets Are Empty
Are you trying to figure out how to date in your 20s without going broke? I mean, life's so expensive. How are you supposed to be able to afford to pay for an expensive date when you can't even buy that avocado toast for yourself? We follow up to our insanely popular video on how to have a killer first date when you're broke by discussing strategies for dating in general when money's tight. We give you ideas to get started so that you don't have to stress out about blowing your wad when trying to get into the dating scene. Check out the video that start it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZT5av3KIJU How-to become the most interesting man in the world: http://studenomics.com/random/most-interesting/ "Asking a new person to go on a romantic outing has never been easy. It means declaring your attraction to someone and putting yourself out there in a huge way, while risking the brutal possibility of rejection -- or, in the modern era, even an unexplained, icy-cold silence." -- Aziz Ansari
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What Motivates You to Hustle?
"You need to hustle 24/7." Bla bla bla. When did it become so cool to tell people how hard you work? What's the point of hustling? We look at what motivates us to work. You don't have to be a mindless drone. You don't always have to work. You just have to find your reason for getting shit done. Don't worry we don't talk about finding what sets your soul on fire. We share what motivates us. Martin is in Koh Phi Phi (which he doesn't pronounce properly). Trevor is in High Park (Toronto). Find your reason for hustling and then go after it. You don't need to spend all day watching motivational videos. http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/motivational-videos-ruining-your-life/ What motivates the guys? Let us know in the comments.
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How-to Find Your First Freelancing Client in 2 Minutes (Studenomics TV)
Do you want to finally land a freelancing client? Are you ready to start getting paid? Martin is live from The Bahamas talking about how you can start freelancing right now. This video is about two minutes and gives you the exact steps that you need to follow to start freelancing. There's no need to complicate this stuff. You need to stop reading articles about side hustles and you need to get in the game. How can you land your first freelancing client? Step 1: Think of your service that you're going to provide. What's your service? What are you going to offer? Common examples include: stylist, personal trainer, video work, and so on. You don't have to reinvent the wheel here. Step 2: Imagine your perfect client. Who are you going to offer this service to? Who's willing to pay for this? You need to know who to market to. Step 3: Find someone to take your service for free so that you can have a testimonial. Get some results under your belt so that you have proof that you know what you're talking about. Step 4: START FREELANCING. START GETTING PAID. Check out my free material on how you can start freelancing now for more details: https://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/start-freelancing-now-course/ What are you going to do for extra money? Leave a comment with your freelancing idea below.
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The Two Best Things That You Could Possibly Do With Your Money Right Now
"What should I do with my money?" I always get asked about what the best investments are and what you should be doing with your money. We break down the two best things that you should be doing with your money. Here's a hint: investing in yourself and hiding your money. Read up on how to build up your savings account to six figures: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/six-figures/ “Ideas are worthless without execution, and execution is pointless without ideas.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
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Five Ways That You Can Travel Right Now Even If You Think You Can't Afford it
"It must be nice to be able to travel so much." Yes it is. I usually get a passive aggressive message or comment when I post a travel picture. I get it. You see that your friend's on a trip while you're working. It's tempting to write something negative. I want to show you the exact formula for figuring out how to travel more often so that you're not relegated to being awkward on social media. I'm positive that you would much rather be the person on the trip and not the person leaving an awkward comment on Instagram. I recorded this video for you guys while traveling around Australia. What are five ways that you can travel in the near future even if you think you can't afford it right now? #1: Apply for a job in a foreign country. I highlight my youngest brother Adrian who went to Australia on a one year work visa. He was a freelance barber at home and decided to apply for a job in Sydney. He now works at a barber shop full-time and makes more money than most of my friends. You don't have to live in luxury to travel. You can get a job somewhere else and relocate for a few months. #2: Good ol' fashioned budgeting and saving. Why complicate this stuff? If you start saving up and budgeting today, you could be on the road in a few months. Check out our best tips on saving money... The Cancun Technique for saving money: http://studenomics.com/rant/start-saving-money-2/ The Houdini System for putting your money away: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/houdini/ #3: Teach English. I personally haven't done this as I'm not too keen on leaving for a year. I do have an amazing guest post below that highlights exactly how to do this... http://studenomics.com/outside-the-box-thinking/5-steps-to-get-you-hired-as-an-english-teacher-abroad/ #4: Create a digital income so that you can work from your laptop. Have you tried making money off your laptop? This will make it easy to move around and location independent. Please note that you're screwed if the wifi sucks! Check out how to start a blog: http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/start-online-biz-right-now/ #5: Go somewhere to learn a skill! Invest in yourself. Always invest in yourself. That trip to learn BJJ in Brazil or to become a scuba diving instructor in Thailand could help you make more money on your return. Read up on investing: http://studenomics.com/investing/invest-your-money/ Is traveling the world realistic or it just a fantasy? http://studenomics.com/vacation/travel-quit-job/ Get out there and start planning your next adventure! “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ghosting
You don't have to dress up for Halloween this year because you were already a ghost all year. What's ghosting? How does ghosting even impact your finances? "If you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket." -- Aziz Ansari First off, what's ghosting? According to the Urban Dictionary: "The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date. This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just 'get the hint' and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them he/she is no longer interested. Ghosting is not specific to a certain gender and is closely related to the subject's maturity and communication skills. Many attempt to justify ghosting as a way to cease dating the ghostee without hurting their feelings, but it in fact proves the subject is thinking more of themselves, as ghosting often creates more confusion for the ghostee than if the subject kindly stated how he/she feels." This video goes deep into ghosting on this very SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION of Studenomics TV. We share personal stories on how we've been on both ends of the spectrum. We also show you exactly how to react when you get ghosted. Don't worry because it's not the end of the world. This is just dating in 2016. What's in here? 00:00 - 1:42.. The boys introduce the topic of ghosting along with an official introduction to the world of ghosting. We also talk about why ghosting ties into your money. 1:43 - 3:05. Ghosting's getting out of control. The guys talk about why it's just too easy to ghost these days. 3:06 - 4:51. Why do people ghost? Trevor talks about how he got ghosted recently and how he reacted. You might cry. Martin then shares a pretty funny ghosting story. 4:52 - 5:50. Martin tells you why you're always getting ghosted. 5:51 - 8:43. Martin explains the THREE BEST STRATEGIES for reacting to getting ghosted. You need to STOP doing this one thing that Martion mentions ASAP. 8:44 - 9:55. Trevor shares a hilarious story of how he called out a girl after getting ghosted. 9:56 - 11:02. When's it okay to ghost? There's one occasion. If you want to avoid the friend zone, you need to read my book, "I Like You as a Friend." http://bit.ly/likeyouasafriend "I don’t have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who’d be mad at me for saying that." -- Mitch Hedberg
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Why Skipping Breakfast Is The Best Thing For Your Wallet & Your Body
We have a special guest on as we look at why skipping breakfast makes sense for your wallet and your body. We look at everything from why you technically don't need to eat first thing in the morning and how you can even cheat a little without feeling guilty. JP also wrote an insanely popular article on the topic: http://studenomics.com/application/save-money-transform-body/ Cheers to lots of coffee in the morning!
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How to Use Tinder to Get Matches & Dates Easily
Are you busy? Do you want to get better at online dating? Are you frustrated with your lack of success on Tinder? We look at the DO's and DON'Ts of Tinder. What should you include in your profile? Which pictures work best on Tinder? What should your first message be? What are women lookign for? Look, we get it. Life gets busy. You don't have time to go out every weekend. You still want a social life. This is where you turn to Tinder. We want to help you get the most out of Tinder. This video will help you put together the best possible Tinder profile. “If you own a smartphone, you’re carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket.” — Aziz Ansari Good luck and leave us your questions. Don't forget to share this with a friend and to subscribe.
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Why Right Now is The Best Time to be Alive
You're living in the best time in history to be alive. I'm sick and tired of listening to people complain on social media about bad we have it right now. This is the best time period ever. We have it way better than our parents and their parents. This video is more of a rant. We have blast going into detail and sharing personal stories of how awesome life is with the technology available to us. At what other point in history could you rent out your home on AirBnB, learn a language, find dates, and keep in touch with friends all from a tiny device in your pocket? I also published a widely popular article on this topic: http://studenomics.com/rant/best-time-history/ Stop complaining and embrace how amazing the world is right now. Take advantage of the opportunities around you. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -- Buddha
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How You Can Add Adventure to Your Boring Life
Are you fed up with always feeling bored? Do you want to add some adventure to your life? Don't let life get in the way of your fun. I run into too many friends that are eager to complain about how they're too old to have fun. I'm tired of hearing that. I want to hear you guys get excited about life again. The guys rant and rave quickly about adding more adventure to your everyday life. You don't have to travel the world to experience more adventure. You can find things to do in your hometown. Share this video with a friend who needs a wake up call.
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What You Need to Know About Accepting Advice
"You should do this..." Don't you hate it when someone gives you unsolicited advice? They tell you what to do even if you don't want to hear it. This is the worst. I had to put out a quick video on accepting advice. Life's too short to listen to fools. “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” — Frank Zappa
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When Does it Make Sense to go Back to College?
"I hate my job. I want to go back to college." Does this sound familiar? I've heard this from most of my friends in their 20s. They rush to graduate from college, they get a job and then they realize that they hate the job. In their 20s they dream of returning to college. I have some news for you: going back to college won't solve all of your problems. It may just add to your problems. Check out this stat as a example: “The average class of 2015 graduate with student-loan debt will have to pay back a little more than $35,000.” What do we cover in here? When it makes sense to return to college (there are only 2 legit reasons). What you should do right now if you hate your job. How you can change career paths right now if you''re confused. If you hate your job, you shouldn't rush to go back to college. There are other solutions that we cover in here. Check out this article for more details on when you should return to college in your 20s: http://studenomics.com/after-college/back-to-college/ “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” -- Frank Zappa
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How-to Make Your First Sale As a Freelancer
Are you ready to find your first freelancing client? Are you excited about becoming a freelancer? We look at what it takes to find your first sale as a freelancer. It's not easy to ask someone for money. We show you what it takes to actually build up the courage to ask for money for the first time in your life. What will you do for this sale? What do you have to offer? We throw out other questions at you so that you're ready to start closing as a freelancer. We then share a few hacks about what you need to do to let it be known that you're charging for your work. Check out Theo's case study on how he started freelancing: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/theo-became-tutor/ “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right." -- Mark Hunter
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What to do Right After You Spend Too Much Money
"I spent way too much money on a new PS4. What the hell am I going to do?" Trevor texted me in a panic one day. He spent money that he didn't have on a video game system that he didn't need. What advice did I give him? How did I help Trevor deal with this anxiety? It's a horrible feeling. You spent money that you shouldn't spend on something that you didn't need. Now you don't know what to do. The guilt sets in. You feel sad. What do you do?
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Can You Get Rich Quick? We Look at The Idea of Chasing Make Money Fast Systems
Can you get rich quick? The answer is no but we dig deeper into the idea of trying to get rich quick. Have you ever had a family member or friend try to sell you on their business? You need to listen to this. For more on the idea of "easy" money, you need to read the following piece: http://studenomics.com/investing/instagram-passive-income/ Good luck in trying to avoid pitches to join a new business opportunity!
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The Three Fastest Ways to Make An Extra $100 This Weekend
Are you struggling to make more money? Today's reader question is about the fastest way to make $100 on your own. What are the three fastest ways to make an extra $100 this weekend? What are the best ways to make more money on the side? Drive for Uber, freelancing by offering your skills, and blogging. We go into the detail in the video. Important links from the video: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/driving-for-uber/ http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/start-online-biz-right-now/ As important as it is to save money, you really need to focus your energy on finding ways to make more money.
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Should You Work For Free to Gain Experience?
"We can pay you in experience and exposure." Have you ever heard this before? This video is for every aspiring freelancer looking to get paid. When you're starting off your career, you're going to be offered experience over cash. This is going to frustrate you to no end. You obviously want to get paid. You don't want to be treated like a undeserving volunteer. Should you work for free? Yes. You should work for free if you know that you'e going to get something in return. You just can't be exploited for free work in the hopes of one day getting paid. Don't put the free in freelance. Know what the conditions should be for your free work. Know when to avoid free work. Most importantly, know when you shouldn't expect to get paid. Check out your quick start guide to making more money: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/your-cheat-sheet-money/ It's okay to do volunteer work or to offer your services in return for invaluable experiences, but it's important that you never get taken advantage of. Your goal should be to get paid for your freelance work in the very near future. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali
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Why Should You Watch Studenomics TV?
Do you want to finally figure out what's going on with YOUR money? Would you like to make more money? How about trying to date on a budget? Studenomics TV has you covered! We're all about making personal finance fun. We want you to get rich without missing out on the fun. What's Studenomics TV all about? We explain to you exactly what you can expect out of this channel in this quick video. About us... Martin Dasko has been helping readers pay off debt, save money, and grow their businesses since 2008. Trevor is here working on his own journey as he co-hosts Studenomics TV. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel and share your favorite video with a friend. " "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." -- David Bowie
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How You Can Finally Find Motivation to Save Money
Are you struggling to find the motivation to care about your finances? Does it feel like you just can't save any money? Trevor tells us what motivates him. He has goals! He knows that if he blows all of his money, he won't be able to invest into his business. Martin tells a story of how a trip to Cancun opened his eyes to personal finance for young people. You see, nobody ever saves money for the sake of saving money. We all need two things. 1. A goal. 2. A reward system. Read up on The Cancun Technique right now: http://studenomics.com/rant/start-saving-money-2/ “Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason
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Why It's Okay to Drink Coffee Every Morning
Do you enjoy your morning coffee? Are you fed up with "financial experts" telling you not to drink your coffee in the morning? You need this episode. Martin Dasko is coming at you from Phuket, Thailand while Trevor tries to keep warm in Toronto. The guys discuss why it's okay to drink coffee in the morning even if you're trying to saving up. Check out our video on finding energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nw19FjRUlg&t=4s What do you think? Do you spend money on coffee every morning? Have you tried cutting off your java fix? "What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup." -- Henry Rollins
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The Secrets Behind Throwing an Event That Brings In 2,000 Attendees!
Imagine throwing an event with 2,000 people. Imagine throwing an event that people are excited about attending all year. Now add in $500k in revenue and you have FinCon. We have the founder of this popular conference on today's episode of Studenomics TV. Phil Taylor shares all of the secrets behind throwing a colossal event. Here's what we dive into here: How to promote your event to ensure that someone actually shows up. What you need to know about advertising. How to bring people together. How long it takes to plan an event of this level. How to start planning your event. It doesn't matter if you're trying to host a party or want to get into event planning, you need to watch this episode to learn from the master.
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Why You Shouldn't Stress About Conspiracy Theories
In this episode we look at why you shouldn't stress about conspiracy theories and things out of your reach. What's a conspiracy theory? According to Wikipedia: "A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy without warrant, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors. Conspiracy theories often produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history or simple facts." I'm all for entertainment and opening my eyes. I just don't want you to consume yourself with excuses for why you can't get ahead. You can spend your time building up your bank account and doing cool things. This sure beats stressing about every new conspiracy theory that comes out. Check out the following link if you finally want to transform your finances: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/six-figures-rules/ “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” — Ayn Rand
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How-to NOT Let FOMO Destroy Your Finances
Do you experience FOMO often? Does the fear of missing out cause you stress? We look at how you can save money while experience FOMO. We all know that FOMO can ruin your finances since you always have to be out spending money. That's okay. We can crush FOMO together. Check out the article on the topic: http://studenomics.com/personal-finance/fomo-your-finances/ “Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.” — George Carlin
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Five Ways To Land Your First Paid Freelancing Client
Do you want to land your first freelancing client? Do you just want another freelancing client? This video goes into detail on how we've found freelancing clients in the past. What are five ways to land your first or next freelancing client? Strategy #1: Post an offer on Kijiji. This is what Theo did. He posted an ad up for his tutoring services to see if anyone would bite. It didn't work the first time, so he had to switch gears. If you're going to fail, you fail fast. Read up on Theo's story here: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/theo-became-tutor/ Strategy #2: Social media. Are you posting about what you have to offer online? See how Trevor has been hired to give presentations just based on his social media fodder. We show you how to use your one link effectively. Strategy #3: A "Hire Me" page. Do you have one of these? Is there a page where people could hire you? Martin talks about how he ended up in Austin, Texas working for a startup because of this page. Strategy #4: Ask for referrals. Try to get a referral or testimonial from everyone after you work with them or get them results. Strategy #5: Use job boards. This is the last resort. You can always reply to those looking to hire someone. Read up more on freelancing: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/finding-experience/
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Why You Need to Work on Your Communication to Become a Better Freelancer
Are you always distracted? Do you play on your phone 24/7? Communication is everything in freelancing, business, and life. We look at how you can improve your communication as a freelancer to make more money. It's important that you know how to get your point across and how to figure out how to deliver the best product possible. As a freelancer you have to do the work for them. You have to explain the following to potential clients? Here's what what I do. Here's how I do it. Here's why I do it. You'll never get paid if you don't know how to ask for money or how to even share your rates with potential clients. Check out the quick start guide to making more money: http://studenomics.com/earning-more/your-cheat-sheet-money/ "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." -- Plato
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How to Get Better at Public Speaking Even When You Hate It
Do you want to get better at speaking in public? Are you nervous about your speaking skills? Public speaking is terrifying. We're here to laugh at Trevor's first speaking gig as we share our best tips for improving your speaking. What else do we cover? Trevor calls out Elon Musk. Find out how Trevor went from mumbling dork to confident speaker. Trevor now gets paid to speak. The guys discuss the importance of knowing what you're talking about. Why you should record yourself talking into your phone. Why you should master your topic and live it. The role of actually talking to people in real life. "You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged." - Seth Godin
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What Made Tomer Chase a Wild Dream?
We have a special co-host today as Tomer Shalom joins us to discuss what made him get into pro wrestling, the struggles of coming to Canada from Israel, and what his parents had to say about all of this. You can read about my pro wrestling adventure here: http://studenomics.com/random/becoming-a-pro-wrestler/ “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.” — Frank Zappa
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What You Need to Know About Branding Your New Business So That You Don't Get Lost
"You need to brand yourself." -- said by every useless marketing expert out there. I used to hate talking about branding because it seemed like every single "marketing guru" had something to say about the topic. As I got more into my business, I eventually realized the importance of using branding to help your business stick out. You want people to remember your business. You also want to find the right audience so that you don't waste your time. In this video we discuss: Why you need to have a distinct identity for your new business. The importance of how you portray yourself to the world. The big issue with being vague and how it's hurting your business. The value of having a consistent theme for everything that you do. You can't dominate a niche if you don't even know what niche you're in. Check out this video and think about how you're going to focus on turning yourself into a brand. “You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
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Why Your Side Hustle Might Fail
Are you thinking about starting a new side hustle? We look at why most side hustles will fail. Reason #1: You're not promoting it well. Do you have a brand (I know that word can be annoying)? Do you have a consistent theme? Are you promoting it the right way? Most people won't promote their business well. They'll do everything wrong from bothering friends to like their page to not caring about the customers. Reason #2: You're in it for the wrong reasons. Starting a side hustle isn't all about sharing motivational memes and calling yourself the CEO of the company. Reason #3: There's just no market for what you're offering. The world has enough life coaches. Your idea might seem like the best thing ever, the reality is that nobody else might care about it. Do some real research and talk to actual human beings to see if your business has a chance. Reason #4: You're not willing to put in the effort. You know, you may have to stop binge watching every show on Netflix. Starting a side hustle requires a ton of consistent effort over a long period of time. Are you willing to put in the effort? Read about more about the idea of motivation and getting started: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/self-help-book/ “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” — Andy Warhol
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Why You Should Start a Blog Right Now
There's nothing worse in life than unsolicited advice. If you want to give advice and share your ideas with the world, then you should consider starting a blog. What do we discuss in here? What exactly a blog is. Why Martin started Studenomics. The main benefits of starting a blog. How a blog can change your life. If you want to start a blog right now, this link will help: http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/start-online-biz-right-now/ Good luck with your new blog. I'm here if you need anything
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The Ten Biggest Mistakes That We Made as Freelancers
Not charging enough money. Going after low level clients. Missing deadlines. These are just some of the examples of the freelancing mistakes that we've made and most rookie freelancers will make. There's no school for freelancers. You just learn on the job and figure things out as you go. Learn from our mistakes... or just watch the video and laugh at us! Then read up on freelancing: http://studenomics.com/entrepreneurship/freelancing-business/ “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” -- Lori Greiner
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How You Can Have a Social Life Without Going Broke
“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” — Herodotus How do you have a booming social life without going broke? How can you still have a fun life without stressing about your bank account? After the first date video, Trevor found himself spending way too much money on going out because he now had a busy social life. This is an important topic to me because I love to go out and to be social. I also want to save money and all of that adult stuff. What's covered in this video? Fun things you can do on a budget. Where you can meet interesting people. The kinds of groups that you should join. We recently published a piece on why going to clubs to meet girls can be a big waste of time: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/clubs-waste-money/ Thanks for watching and good luck with your social life!
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You Must Do This Before You Start That New Business...
What should you do before you start a business? We look at one important thing that you must do before you try to get that new side hustle off the ground. You must actually take the time to be decent at what you're trying to do. We also look at the biggest mistake that all aspiring freelancers and entrepreneurs make. What's this? They don't actually get good at what they're trying to promote! They end up promoting crap. It's tempting to watch Gary Vaynerchuk videos all day to feel inspired. It's fun to share inspirational quotes. At some point, you have to take the time to get good at the business that you want to get into. For example: Try to get into shape first before you start that fitness YouTube channel. Try to buy a property before you start writing articles on home ownership. You get the point? Enjoy the video and then check out the following article on why motivational videos are ruining your life: http://studenomics.com/fun-to-read/motivational-videos-ruining-your-life/ "Business is more exciting than any game." -- Lord Beaverbrook
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