Category: Entrepreneurial Inspiration

5 Money-Making Date Night Ideas

These ideas are better than free date nights...they'll actually make you money!

Sure, in the beginning date nights are a great way to spend your money, not save it – and certainly not earn it!  But times have changed (or maybe you’re just getting older ;-)) and now it’s time to consider some money-making date night ideas!

Yep, that’s what I said. Dates where you actually make money.  These aren’t just cheap date night ideas or dates on dime…on these dates, you can actually make money.

Because you’re a team and finances are a huge part of that, right?

So if you’re ready to start mixing romance and finances, here are some money-making date night ideas to try:

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6 Side Jobs for Couples (that don’t totally suck)

Side Hustle Ideas for Couples | Work with Your Spouse | Side Gigs with Your Significant Other

One of the best ways to obtain financial freedom is to have a few side hustles that help you earn some extra cash.  An even better way to obtain financial freedom is to join forces with your better half with one of these side jobs for couples! Not only is there potential to make even more money, but you’re strengthening your relationship, which is really your strongest and most powerful asset.

So what kind of side jobs can you do with your spouse or significant other?  Really, the opportunities are endless, but there are some clear front-runners that are easy to get, easy to complete, profitable, and hopefully a ton of fun.

So get hustling!  Here are some great side jobs for couples that you should consider first:

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5 Six-Figure Business Ideas for Stay at Home Moms

How to achieve financial freedom if you're a stay at home mom

My husband recently said to me that if I were to become the breadwinner, he’d take over all the cooking.  WHAT. This man was serious.  Needless to say, I haven’t stopped writing since.  It also got me thinking about all the other women that are in the same boat as me. So it’s time to come up with a list of six-figure business ideas for stay at home moms!  Jobs and businesses that can be started during nap time or when Moana is singing.  Businesses where we retain full control over our schedule so we can take the whole day off for a sick kid or all of a sudden spend 8 hours a day during a week of camp.

This is that list.  Not only are these six-figure businesses possible, but they’re happening each and every day. We’re not talking about becoming the next J.K. Rowling or Sara Blakely.  Sure, that would be fabulous. (And please, please, please come back and tell me that I helped you make that dream come true.)

What we’re talking about are good, high-quality six-figure businesses for stay at home moms that already have proven business models and case studies in place.  Businesses that won’t necessarily make you enough to end world hunger, but are actually enough to support your entire family, make more than your husband, and potentially change the trajectory of both of your lives. And most importantly, jobs and businesses that you can do while you’re also staying at home with your kids.

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The 13 Keys to Success (+ the next documentary you need to watch)

Napoleon Hill's Master Key: 13 Steps to Success

I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?

So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.

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10 Amazing Sites that Offer Free or Cheap Online Courses

These websites offer a great (free) form of self-improvement and self-care.

There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself!  So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!

Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.

Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:

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After 3 Years of Blogging, Here’s My Best Advice for New Bloggers

How to Succeed as a New Blogger

Wow. It’s been THREE years of blogging for me at MBAsahm!  This is a huge milestone for so many reasons.  From the very beginning I promised myself I wouldn’t quit blogging until I had put in at least 3 years and thank God I made myself do that because now I’m sure I’ll never stop.

If you read my blog regularly, you already know that starting MBAsahm was one of the best decisions I ever made.  So if you’re considering starting a blog, DO IT. It may not be exactly what you thought – it may be more, it may be less – but I promise you, it will be fulfilling.

Related post: How to Start a Money-Making Blog

I spend so much time explaining the in’s and out’s of blogging and describing what it takes (and what I do), so I know what a lot of you are thinking and wondering!  I hope this will be helpful for anyone that is just starting out and also for any of you that are considering it.  But first and foremost, don’t stop!  Your blog is what you make of it, so if it doesn’t feel right, just change course.  Eventually it will all make sense. 🙂  

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Transform Your Life with Daily Affirmations + Free Printable List

Daily affirmations are one of the easiest ways to completely transform your life and all it takes is positive-thought and self-empowerment!

Daily affirmations are one of the easiest and quickest ways to completely change your life for the better. They allow you to create your own reality, transform your future, and do things you never thought you could, should, or deserved to do.  They are LIFE-CHANGING.

And it is the simplest thing you will ever do.  You just have to do it.

I know they may sound crazy, but I’m telling you, THIS WORKS.  Think of the most successful people in the world and I guarantee they use some form of daily affirmations in their life.

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The Next Amazing Book You Need to Read: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Wow, I can’t even believe it’s happened.  I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE BOOK. It may actually be better than The Miracle Morning (even though The Miracle Mornings is STILL a must-read for everyone).

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life is brilliant.  Jen Sincero actually makes self-improvement cool.

This book was so amazing that after I read it from the library, I actually purchased it just to have a hard copy to reference.

(And I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  So I don’t own books.  But now I own this one.)

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block & Get More Writing Done

How to Overcome Writer's Block

Writing is a fickle thing.  Even when you love to do it, you often feel like you have to do it.  When you’re inspired and motivated, you can’t type fast enough.  But when you hit that writer’s block or have distractions pulling you in different directions, you can waste a ridiculous amount of time just staring at a blank screen.

If you write for a living, that problem can be a really big problem.  And not just because you really do have to write. The bigger problem is that if you’re writing for a living, you’ve almost certainly obtained your dream job and you just want to keep it that way!

So the next time you need to overcome writer’s block or are seriously backed up on your writing obligations, try out some these strategies:
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Why You Should Start a Blog

Why You Should Start a Blog

Honestly, I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that blogging may very well be the new American dream. It gives you everything…complete control over your life, your finances, your time.

Financial freedom. Career success. Time to parent. Freedom to travel.

That may be the gist of it, but those reasons really only scratch the surface of why you should start a blog.

Having a blog is so worth the effort it takes to make it succeed.  It is, without a doubt, the best thing I ever did for my family and my career.  And the benefits go way beyond the obvious (that it’s a flexible way to make some extra money).

So before you blow this off as something not worth your time, consider these reasons for starting your own blog:

Related post: How to Start a Money-Making Blog

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