Run the winners, kill the losers

Looooser!

Looooser!

Burnout wasn’t far away, and we eventually cut down. Now, if Mish had to explain each of our projects over a separate glass of wine she’d still end up sleeping on the bathroom floor with the room spinning around her, but we wouldn’t have to get her stomach pumped. We took things too far, but working on multiple simultaneous projects does have its advantages – which we’ve written about before. Recently, I’ve come to appreciate another benefit that I hadn’t considered before: you can’t sustain bad ideas beyond their natural…

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What we’ve learnt about writing (after many years of trying)

I'm not quite sure why I'm so happy to see a pen - I haven't used one since 2008.

I'm not quite sure why I'm so happy to see a pen - I haven't used one since 2008

If you’ve read our back story, you’ll know how long and hard we’ve worked on honing our writing skills. We always loved writing, but we spent a fair few years being truly awful at it. Rob used to write like an Oxbridge professor who’d have a whisky halfway through every long, meandering sentence and forget his original point by the time the full stop came around. And I had a predilection for starting every article with a Jane Austen quote (thus shoehorning by English Literature A-level revision into something), and…

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Can’t quit your job? Start up a business on the side!

Moonlighting FTW

Moonlighting FTW

The story of how we got started in building our own business is so frustratingly irrelevant to other people’s situations that we can’t ever point to it and say: “That. Do that.” We had savings, we had limited responsibilities, and we had naivety on our side. But if you don’t have those things, how on earth do you go from your 9-to-5 to working for yourself and building a business you love? Here’s how: Start up a business on the side Although we didn’t start up any dedicated businesses while…

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Update: our Udemy challenge, part 2

You probably would like her when she's angry, in all honesty. She's really jolly nice.

You probably would like her when she's angry, in all honesty. She's really jolly nice.

This post will make much more sense if you read Part 1 first. Is it really three months since we announced our intention to create a $500/month income stream from a Udemy course? Why yes – yes it is. We actually did all the work and had the results just over two weeks after our original post. So why has it taken us over two months to write up what happened? While we've been busy, of course, the main reason is that we just didn't know what to make of…

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8 reasons why you’re not being paid as much as you want

But we spent a long time being unhappy with the amount we were getting paid – and even now, we want to be earning more. From our own experiences, and those of people around us, I've identified eight reasons why your fees might be stuck at a level lower than you'd like… 1. You're targeting clients who can't afford you I once saw a personal finance blog where the author had an expensive coaching programme…for people who were in heaps of personal debt. Maybe I'm wrong and the blogger was…

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