Discoveries of the Week #3

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This is the third week of my new series, Discoveries of the Week. There have been some great discoveries the last couple of weeks. If you have missed them, you should check them out. This week has turned into my financial discovery week. I guess it is fitting since this week, taxes were due if you live in the USA.

Without further ado, here are my discoveries:

24 Quick Actions You Can Do Today That Can Change Your Financial Life Forever

Wow that is a long title! This entry comes from Baker at Man vs. Debt. I don’t remember how I found his blog, but I have been an avid reader since. I only read a couple of financial blogs regularly, and this is one of them. Although, it is not only about finances. I guess that is part of the appeal to me.

In this article, Baker delves into 24 things, that aren’t time consuming, you can do that will alter your finances in a positive way. It is a long read, but worth it. Some of the things I have previously implemented in my own life, and some are things that are obvious but I missed them. Anyways, Baker’s blog is always worth a read. Enjoy!

How I Make Money

When I started trying to get my finances in order, I found this blog, Get Rich Slowly. It was originally authored by J.D. Roth, but these days he has several other authors that include their input as well. Lots of great money tips here, and read the comments. The people who comment are typically very smart, and include lots of related revelations of their own to each post.

This particular article, J.D. points out the various ways that he makes money each month. Unlike a lot of us, he gets his income from a variety of income streams. This is something that I have not really thought about all that much, but it makes sense. You aren’t 100% reliant on one income stream. So if it dries up, you still have some income. It is like the old saying, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

The Top 5 Marketing Strategy Steps for Freelancers

This isn’t a blog I read often. I think I stumbled across this article on Twitter. The blog is Inspire Monkey. I am not sure what they usually write about, but this was an interesting read. All 5 steps are sound advice for any business, not just freelance professionals.

Make Your Content Make a Difference

This article comes from Smashing Magazine. They almost always have great content related to web and graphic design. This article is no exception. The author, Colleen Jones, takes an indepth look into how content, content architecture, and content editing can make a huge impact on the effectiveness of your website. A must read for anyone wondering why their website isn’t performing or how to make sure it will perform well if you are just getting started. Bonus: great resources linked at the bottom of the article.

I hope there were some good reads in there for you. As always…

Thanks for reading!

Bradley

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