How to Find the Most Profitable Service-Based Small Business for YOU (+8 Ideas to Get Started)

The success of a business depends largely on its owner. The owner's strengths and weaknesses will translate into the business. Finding a successful business means finding a successful business for you. Something that uses your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. No single business is right for everyone. But I strongly believe that anyone who wants to own their own business can find a business where they can thrive. You can jump right to our business ideas … [Read more...]

Introducing Vidzuno, aka How to Start a Video Production Company

I recently started a third business: FinVid, LLC (doing business as Vidzuno). We’re calling it a "video production company" with a mission to "help influencers and brands create amazing video." It’s admittedly broad in scope. We’re hoping to refine that this year. Today I thought I’d share my motivation for this new company and walk you through the steps I took to get it up and running. This company--and how I think about … [Read more...]

038: Unemployed to Self-Employed with LaTisha Styles

LaTisha "Tish" Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert and digital marketing professional. She is the founder of Young Finances and President of Financial Success Media, LLC. In this episode, LaTisha and I discuss her #1 money tip, her story with money, and her inspiring entrepreneurial journey. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Listen to the Episode with LaTisha Listen to it on iTunes. I hope you enjoyed … [Read more...]

027: Retiring in Your 30s with Startup Founder Michael of Financially Alert

Michael retired early in his mid-thirties after successfully starting and running an I.T. services company. He is currently a stay-at-home Dad, blogger, & investor. His mission to help others find financial freedom so they can pursue their passion freely. He blogs at www.financiallyalert.com. I’ve met Michael in person, at FinCon, but the main reason I wanted to have him on the show is that of he publicly shares his net worth...now over $1.8 million! In this … [Read more...]

026: Serial Entrepreneur Erin Chase of $5 Dinners Teaches Us Business and How to Save Money on Groceries

Erin Chase is on a mission to help you spend less money on groceries and has developed the teaching resources and practical tools to help you cut your grocery spending. You can find more about these amazing resources at 5dollardinners.com. In this episode, Erin shares her financial struggles, how she found early success with her money, her amazing tips for saving money shopping for groceries, and the big goals she has for her financial future. I know you’ll enjoy … [Read more...]

019: Taking Calculated Financial Risks with Financial Rock Star Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner is the host of the Financial Rock Star show. He is a self-proclaimed money moron turned early retiree who now spends his time teaching money management to help you get out of debt, save more money, and retire early. Scott is a good friend, amazing burger chef, FinCon speaker, fellow Texan, and amazing podcaster. In this episode, Scott shares how to tell what type of financial advisor you should use, the one thing his boss told him to do that was … [Read more...]

012: Earning More Money by Committing to the Work with Patrice C. Washington

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Patrice C. Washington? Patrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003. She’s a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading … [Read more...]

010: Why Rejecting a “Normal” Life is Worth It with DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Amanda Steinberg? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Amanda Steinberg launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New Money Masters (how … [Read more...]

008: Taking Risks and Making Extra Money with Kyle Taylor, The Penny Hoarder

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is The Penny Hoarder? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Kyle Taylor is the CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites with over 14 million readers a month. Kyle is a friend and go-to guy when it comes to ways to make extra money. Not only does his site … [Read more...]

001: Just Be Helpful and the Money Will Follow with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist

The Masters of Money Podcast is finally here! This is episode one. Remember, my goal with this show is to help you improve your financial life by bringing you deep, revealing conversations around the taboo topic of money with my money nerd friends who aren’t afraid to share. Who is Joshua Becker? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website that inspires millions around the world to … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur

As someone who runs two businesses, I have to be careful to make sure my work and life are in proper balance. If not, I can really start to feel the stress, fatigue and all the other ill feelings that come with letting work overload my life. I've been working as a full-time entrepreneur for over seven years and you'd think I would have it all figured out.  Keep work over here and the rest of my life over there and all will be … [Read more...]

On Stage or Screen: Here’s How to Earn a Living as an Actor

So you want to be an actor- or you’re kicking yourself for never having pursued “the dream”. As a professional actor myself, let me offer my advice… “DON’T DO IT”. Just kidding! In all reality though, I would encourage anyone to think long and hard before deciding to pursue any artistic endeavor full-time. And if you do, understand that the financial implications are life-altering. The Investment If you want to be considered seriously as a professional … [Read more...]