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Top Quotes to Motivate Any Entrepreneur to Succeed

Top Quotes to Motivate Any Entrepreneur to Succeed

Continuing “Stocks on Wall Street’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Week” we wanted to try to help motivate you all to become that next great entrepreneur and to go out and make millions of dollars and build a successful business/brand. Thanks to Income Diary and Stocks on Wall Street, we have comprised a list of the Top Motivational Quotes.

The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing – Carrie Wilkerson

If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken – Gary Vaynerchuk

Go Big, or Go Home – Eliza Dushku

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure -Napoleon Hill

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas Edison

Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it – Ryan Allis

He who begins many things finishes but few – German Proverb

The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it – William James

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance – Derek Bok

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t – A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class

Lend your friend $20, if he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent – Ted Nicolas

Be nice to geek’s, you’ll probably end up working for one – Bill Gates

To never forget that the most important thing in life is the quality of life we lead – Quoted by Tony Hsieh on Retireat21

Its better to own the racecourse then the race horse – Unknown

When you go to buy, don’t show your silver - Chinese Proverb

It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission – Grace Hopper

To win without risk is to triumph without glory - Corneille

Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing – Abraham Lincoln

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company – Booker T. Washington

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great – Mark Twain

There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way – Christopher Morley

You don’t buy a nice car and get rich you get rich and buy a nice car – Unknown

Fall seven times, stand up eight - Japanese Proverb

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching – Mooie

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve - Dr. Napoleon Hill

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work – Thomas Alva Edison

If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough – Unknown

What is not started will never get finished – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking - William B. Sprague

When you cease to dream you cease to live - Malcolm Forbes

Greed is Good – Gordon Gecko

I don’t think anybody’s too big to fail. If a business fails, what happens is, there are still assets, and those assets get reorganized. Either new management comes in or it’s sold off to another business or it’s bid on and the good assets are retained and the bad assets are eliminated. I believe in the dynamic creativity of capitalism, and it’s self-correcting, if you just allow it to self-correct. – John Mackey

People who say money is the root of all evil don’t have any. You think money can’t buy happiness? Look at the smile on my face then, ear to ear baby. – Ben Affleck

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford

In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them. – Peter Lynch

Good order is the foundation of all things. – Edmund Burke

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. – Woodrow Wilson

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. – Sun-Tzu

Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

I have never been in a situation where having money made it worse. – Clinton Jones

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute. – Warren Buffett

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. – Booker T. Washington

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. – Alan Saporta

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Dr. Napoleon Hill

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. – Albert Einstein

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. – Malcom Forbes

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. – Jay Z

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. – Ben Stein

Government is not the solution, Government is the problem. – Ronald Reagan

The wise man once said invest young – Warren Buffet

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. – Warren Buffett

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Nelson Mandela

Never let your schooling interfere with your education. – Mark Twain

In evaluating people, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. If you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. – Warren Buffett

It’s not a question of enough, pal. It’s a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn’t lost or made, it’s simply transferred from one perception to another. – Gordon Gecko

It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong - Warren Buffett

Paradoxically, when ‘dumb’ money acknowledges its limitations, it ceases to be dumb. – Warren Buffett

Don’t think that you can make up for it by working twice as hard tomorrow. If you have it within your power to work twice as hard, why aren’t you doing it now? – John Wooden

Source: Income Diary 

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Articles of the Week: Let’s Stop Rewarding Failed C.E.O.’s

Articles of the Week: Let’s Stop Rewarding Failed C.E.O.’s

Hope everyone has so far enjoyed Stocks on Wall Street’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Week, taking a break from everything below we have some great articles to read on this beautiful saturday morning, enjoy!

Let’s Stop Rewarding Failed C.E.O.’s (Common Sense)

10 Questions for the Bulls (TheStreet: Doug Kass)

Economics in the Next 10 Years (Economic Principals)

Market Undergoing a Huge Change (MarketWatch)

California & Bust (Vanity Fair)

How to Stop a Second Great Depression? (The Financial Times)

2011 Financial Storm, Where Do We Go From Here? (MarketWatch)

President Obama: America ‘Not Better Off’ Today than Four Years Ago (Yahoo News)

A Market Lost Decade is Leading to Revolution (MarketWatch)

Stephanie Pomboy: Straight Talk from a Market Contrarian (CNN Money)

Investment & Lobbying: Money and Politics (The Economist)

Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits

House of Cronies: Is Freddie Mac Incompetent or Corrupt? (The Atlantic)

The Case for Using Predator Drone Strikes Against Wall Street Executives (The Rude Pundit)

What Would Keynes Do? (The Nation)

Nothing to Fear but Inaction; Walk Todd on Obama’s Lost Opportunities (IRA Analyst)

It’s Good to be Michael Lewis (NY Mag)

The Mystery of a Cheap Lobster (The Atlantic)

Cheney says Obama should apologize to Bush Administration (The Ticket)

Starbucks Pushes Job Growth Program (Yahoo Finance)

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler (Yahoo Sports)

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Apple Creates Tribute Logo to Honor the Revolutionary, Innovator Steve Jobs

Apple Creates Tribute Logo to Honor the Revolutionary, Innovator Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ impact on Apple will be forever be everlasting, his impact on the world will never end, and his story of success will never stop being told. When Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday it was much more than the loss of just a former CEO or current member sitting on the Board of Directors. Apple lost it’s soul, it was as if someone took a bite out of Apple’s heart. In reaction to this memory, Apple delivered yet another classy move by paying tribute to Steve Jobs’ legacy with this new honorary logo.

Just like on the day he died, subtly Apple did a great job paying their respects and honoring the man who ultimately made Apple into what it is today, the world’s largest and most successful company boasting a market cap of $350 billion, revenues of $70 billion a year, and over 50,000 employees. In this case, the word legacy might be an understatement, Steve Jobs has done far more than that, he’s revolutionized the world of technology forever.

 If you haven’t been following Stocks on Wall Street throughout the week then we believe it is imperative you read these two other posts honoring Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs Remembered: His Life, His Products, His Vision, His Legacy, Rest in Peace

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech: Don’t Waste Your Life Living Someone Else’s

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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech: Don’t Waste Your Life Living Someone’s Else’s

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech: Don’t Waste Your Life Living Someone’s Else’s

Don’t Waste Your Life Living Someone Else’s. Ironic how the man who made a machine impossible of catching a virus, ultimately dies from one. For those who haven’t seen Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Speech then drop everything and watch Steve Jobs Inspire Us All!

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!” 

Also don’t forget to read our Steve Jobs Memorial Article: Steve Jobs Remembered: His Life, His Products, His Vision, His Legacy, Rest In Peace

Top 20 Blog Sales of All-Time

Top 20 Blog Sales of All-Time

To continue “Stocks on Wall Street’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Week” below are a list of the 20 Top Blog Sales of All-Time. Every blogger out there should be taking note as this is what you should aspire to do.

#1 Ugo.com – Sold For: $100 million

ugo logo1 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 1997

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth:  $27,397

The website Ugo was founded in 1997 as Unified Gamers Online  (UGO) by Chris Sherman.Action World Inc. bought them very early on and decided to rename the business. They changed the name to  UGO Networks, however the name didn’t stick for long as it was once again changed to Online Underground. Eventually it was sold on to the Hearst Corporation approximately $100 million.

#2 Fotolog – Sold For: $90 million

Fotolog logo1 300x100 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 2002

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth:  $49,315

Fotolog was founded by Scott Heiferman, in 2002, and unfortunately the site began to have problems just 3yrs later in 2005 when the amount of visitors and members started to become too much for the websites servers. The website itself currently receives over 20 million unique visitors each month and was sold to Hi-Media Group for the tidy sum of $90 Million.

#3 ConsumerSearch - Sold for: $33 million

csnew logo 300x66 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 1999

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth:  $11,301

ConsumerSearch was founded by co-founders Derek grew and Carl Harmaan in 1999, the pair also owned a privately held corporation at the time. The website sold for a huge $33 million and the news was first released by the New York Times Co. The buyers,  About.com are also owned by the New York Times Co. In 2009 the website was honored in the 13th annual webby awards competition.

#4 TechCrunch – Sold for: $30 million

TechCrunch logo 270 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2005

Year of Sale: 2010

Daily Worth: $16,438

TechCrunch is a very well-known website publication, which is well grounded within the technology and gadget niche’s. The blog was first founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington, and the first time it was published live online was on June 11, 2005. It’s astonishing that in just five years Michael had created such a unique website which was full of valuable  content and managed to sell the website for a total of $30 million to AOL.

#5 PaidContent – Sold for: $30 million

Founded: 2002paidcontent logo 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Year of Sale: 2008

Daily Worth: $13698

PaidContent was founded by Rafat Ali, in 2002, and was basically an online resource for; information, analysis and news. Rafat Ali the founder of the website, was a journalist and so the website itself was a natural progression for him. In the end the website was eventually brought out by Guardian Media Group $30 Million (2008) Ali Rafat however is still part of the website, and is currently working for the company as an editor.

#6 Tatter and Company – Sold for: $30 million

tnc logo 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 2002

Year of Sale: 2008

Approximate Daily Worth: $13698

Tatter and Company or TNC as it is also known, was founded by Chang-Won Kim and Chester Roh, they formed the company in 2002. Tatter and Company itself was and still is a blogging platform for the Korean nation. I’m sure it is not a major surprise that the company was purchased by  Google for the sum of $30 Million, in 2008.

#7 Ars Technica – Sold for: $25 million

ars technica logo 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 1998

Year of Sale: 2008

Approximate Daily Worth: $6849

Ars Technica was founded by Ken Fisher, in 1998 and quickly became one of the top and most authoritative blogs with the technology industry. The site provided a great amount of news and sometimes reviews on their chosen niche. The website was purchased by Conde Nast Publications for $25 Million in 2008,  a decade since the year it was founded.

#8 Weblogs.com – Sold for: $25 million

Founded: 2003weblogsLogo2 300x41 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Year of Sale: 2005

Approximate Daily Worth: $34,722

Weblogs Inc was created by Brian Alvey and Jason Calcanis in 2003, with the help of an investment from Mark Cuban. In the early days the business was initially set up for professional readership, they also had a number of other websites running alongside Weblogs, in fact there were approximately a dozen websites in total. Weblogs was purchased in 2005 by AOL to the tidy sum of $25 Million.

#9 LiveJournal.com – Sold for: $25 millionlivejournal logo 272x300 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For Millions

Founded: 1999

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $8561

LiveJournal just as the name suggests was a virtual community where users could keep a blog or an online digital diary, through their free open source server technology. They didn’t stop there though, they had the software allowing users to easily create blogs and diaries online they even allowed for calendars, polls, and even have guest writers. The website sold for approximately $ 25 million to Six Apart  in 2007.

#10 Bankaholic.com – Sold for: $15 million

bankaholic 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2006

Year of Sale: 2008

Approximate Daily Worth: $20547

Bankaholic is the creation of founder John Wu who also created CB Land Investments. The website itself was an online banking marketplace which basically provided its customers with credit card offers as well as interest rates and personal financial advice. The website eventually sold for $15 Million to BankRate and now has a hefty team of banking and financial professionals behind it so who knows where it could go? maybe it will be worth double the amount in a year or so.

#11 Deadline Hollywood – Sold for: $14 million

Founded: 2006

deadline hollywood 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsYear of Sale: 2009

Approximate Daily Worth: $5479

Deadline Hollywood started off  as a column in the LA weekly, in 2002 by Nikki Finke. The column itself was basically an informative entertainment column based around the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Nikki decided to take her now well-known columnto the online world, and the site first went live in 2006 as a blog. She decided upon calling it the ‘Deadline Hollywood Daily’. It was so popular that in 2009 the Mail Media Corporation bought it from her in a lucrative deal with $14 million. The website has since been changed to deadline.com.

#12 Wonkette – Sold for: $12 million

images 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2004

Year of Sale: 2006

Approximate Daily Worth: $16438

Wonkette is a website that was established in January 2004, it was part of the Gawker Media Network, and it’s founding editor was Ana Marie Cox, who has also been the editor of the well known website suck.com. Gawker Media thought a downturn in the internet boom was on the horizon, and not wanting to lose all the money they had poured into the website they sold it. The buyers were Ken Layne and his business partners, paying  $12 Million in 2006. It’s also worth mentioning that Ken Layne was also the editor of the site at the time he and his partners bought it.

#13 Celebrity Baby Blog -Sold for: $10 million

celebrity baby blog logo 300x38 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2004

Year of Sale: 2008

Approximate Daily Worth: $6849

Celebrity Baby Blog was created by Danielle Friedland in 2004, and as you can see from the name of the blog,  the topic is pretty obvious. Yes that’s right it’s another blog about famous babies. With celebrities a current trend at the time (when are they not, right?) and her website gaining a very steady stream of visitors,  She managed to sell the blog to Times Inc in a deal worth $10 Million. Not bad for a blog based on babies, the blog has also changed names since to babyrazzi.com.

#14 Tree Hugger – Sold for: $10 million

treehugger logo 300x72 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2005

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $6849

Tree Hugger was the brainchild of Graham Hill, an environmentalist entrepreneur who knew how to use technology to his advantage. He managed to sell the blog to the Discovery Communication for a neat and tidy sum of $10 Million in 2007. You got to admit there’s probably not that many tree huggers out their worst $10 million!

#15 Freakanomics -Sold for: $8 million

freakonomics logo 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2005

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $10958

Freakanomics, was founded by Stephen J. Dubner, in the year 2005  and was sold just two years after it was first created. Stephen was a professional journalist for the New York Times, when he started the blog, which was actually created after the huge success of Dubner’s book, which was also called ‘Freakanomics’ . The website was eventually bought out by the New York Times the sum of $8 million.

#16 The Consumerist – Sold for: $7 million

logo theconsumerist 300x70 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2005

Year of Sale: 2008

Approximate Daily Worth: $7305

The Consumerist, is yet another website which was developed by the Gawker Media Group, there doing quite well aren’t they? Anyway, Joel Johnson was the editor-in-chief although the site was originally the idea of Nick Denton and Lockhart Steele both of whom are highly ranked within the Gawker Media Group. They decided to sell the consumerist to Consumer Media LLC when they were offered around $7 Million. I think I may have sold for that price too!

#17 World Hum – Sold for: $6 million

World Hum logo 300x51 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2001

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $2739

World Hum is a very highly regarded and award-winning magazine-style blog which was created by Jim Benning and Michael Yessis. The pair were obsessed with travel and decided to create the blog as an outlet for their passion. Within the blog they had all sorts of various categories; how-to sections, question-and-answer sections and where the best places to travel were, as well as how to get there and where to stay once you arrive. Eventually the Travel Channel decided to make them an offer in 2007  to the tune of $6 Million, which they just couldn’t turn down. I can’t say I blame them though.

#18 ArseBlog – Sold for: $5 million

OleOleLogo 300x115 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2006

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $13698

ArseBlog, yes I know you’re properly all sniggering, well at least those of you in the UK as it is a bit of a naughty word but anyway,  the website was created by Andrew Managan in 2006,m due to his undying loyalty to the football team Arsenal FC (Soccer to all of you reading this in the US). In 2007 Andrew was made an offer god-father style, one he definitely could not refuse $5 million by the company Ole Ole. The site has since changed it’s name to Ole Ole.

#19 GardenRant – Sold for: $1.3 million

gardenrant 300x101 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 1996

Year of Sale: 2007

Approximate Daily Worth: $395.73

GardenRant was formed in 1996 by gardening enthusiast Susan Harris, mainly as a way to share her thoughts, tips and advice as well as sharing event details and special promotions. Though you may think that there wouldn’t be much value in a gardening blog it actually did amazingly well and was eventually bought out by the company GardenWeb for a rough figure of around $1.3 Million, not bad for a blog talked mostly about flowers. Never underestimate the power of any niche community, big or small!

#20 PoliticsHome – Sold for: $1.3 million

logo public 20 Top Blog Sales   Sell Your Blog For MillionsFounded: 2008

Year of Sale: 2009

Approximate Daily Worth: $3561

PoliticsHome was founded just two years ago in 2008 by Stephan Shakespeare, who is also the founder and CEO of YouGov, which is basically an Internet-based market research company. After just one year of the blog being online, Stephan managed to sell the business in a very successful deal with Conservative politician Michael Ashcroft. The deal was worth an approximate $1.3 million.

Source: Income Diary 

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Thursday Morning Entrepreneurship Reads: Coaching a Surgeon: What Makes Top Performers Better?

Thursday Morning Entrepreneurship Reads: Coaching a Surgeon: What Makes Top Performers Better?

Continuing Stocks on Wall Street’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Week we have attached below five great Entrepreneurial Reads, enjoy!

Coaching a Surgeon: What Makes Top Performers Better? (The New Yorker)

Will Twitter Become Profitable? (NY Mag)

Steve Jobs, The Perfect CEO (Wired Magazine)

Don Lapre, “King Of The Infomercials” Commits Suicide While in Jail (The A.V. Club)

Misrepresentations, Regulations, and Jobs (The New York Times)

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30 Coolest Things Entrepreneurs Do

30 Coolest Things Entrepreneurs Do

When your a successful Entrepreneur your life is virtually limitless. You have the funds to do anything, you have the time to do anything, basically you can do anything you want. As a result, we found the 30 Coolest Things Entrepreneurs Do!

Name Description Country Prices From
Camel Ride to the PyramidsCamel Ride to the Pyramids 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Your exciting Egyptian adventure begins in the lively city of Cairo, and takes us to Aswan, Luxor, and the Red Sea town of Hurghada. You ride camels & donkeys, sail on feluccas and cruise boats and ride in a horse drawn carriage. Egypt $1,420
Canyoning in AustraliaCanyoning In Australia 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Led by professional guides in the world’s best adventure environment, you will combine water jumps, subterranean swims and waterfall abseils, all set against a stunning Lost World backdrop Australia $150
Crocodile Cage DivingCrocodile Cage Diving   Garden Route 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Not for the feint of heart. This cage dive will bring you face to face with vicious crocidiles. South Africa $628
Gumball Ralley Baby!gumballrally 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3000 mile (5000 km) international rally which takes place on public roads, with a different 3000 mile route around the world each year. 120 cars participate, often driven by their owners. America $44,000
Baja Racing in Mexicobajaracing 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Get off road and try going over speeds over 100 MPH on rough terrain, now that’s fun! Mexico $3,000
Naturally Heated River Bathingbathinriver 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do All though this experience isn’t “extreme” – it is by far one of the coolest things to do. In Iceland if you walk up into the hills, the rivers get hotter and hotter, I was able to find a spot to match the heat of my hot tub with a waterfull hitting my back, now thats a cool experience! Iceland FREE
Go into Outer SpaceGo into Outer Space Virgin Galactic 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Virgin Galactic, set to launch in 2012, will be the first opportunity for commerical space flights. Its planned trajectory will overlap the Earth’s atmosphere at 70,000 feet, which will make it a sub-orbital journey with a short period of weightlessness. USA $150,000
HALO SkydiveHALO Skydive 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do On a HALO dive you will jump out of the plane at an altitude higher than Mount Everest and free fall for 2 minutes before pulling your parachute. USA $3,495
Hang GlidingHang gliding 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Prepare to fly like a bird over a goregous landscape. Relax and soar! Spain $1,350
Heli-SkiHeli Ski 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Forget the chairlift! Ride to the top of the mountain in a helicopter, then jump out, board first and immediately start carving the mountain. USA $3,250
Hot Air Balloon Ride in CalifoniaHot Air Balloon Ride in Califonia 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Prepare for a flight over mountains, from beach to desert or somewhere in-between. The length of the flight is up to winds and fuel. This can put you in the basket for hours at a time. USA $650
Fly a MIG Jet to the edge of spacemigjet 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Adventure tour – Advanced aerobatics flight in MIG 29 Fulcrum jet fighter to the edge of space. Russia $40,000
Bungy jump in MacauMacau Bungy jump   Worlds Tallest Bungy Jump 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Imagine you’re standing on the tower, 233 metres up. Now take a stroll around the outer-rim that encircles the tower. Piece of cake, right? Oh, did we tell you that the walkway is just 1.8 metres wide and, get this, THERE’S NO HANDRAIL! China $2,088
Hire A Private Island
necker island 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do
Hire for example Sir Richard Branson’s private island – Necker Island. Like a vision of Eden, Necker Island juts up from the ocean a mile north of Virgin Gorda in the celebrated British Virgin Islands. British Virgin Islands $45,000
Operation TitanicOperation Titanic 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do If you seek adventure like nothing on this earth, then you are sure to enjoy a trip to the bottom of the ocean floor to catch a glimpse of the infamous Titanic. Operation Titanic is a 12-day adventure to the ocean floor aboard a research vessel in the North Atlantic. Newfounland $52,931
ParamotoringParamotoring 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Paraglide without a boat! Paramotoring allows you to surf the skies in a parachute with a small motor attached to it. UK $1,950
Play Pebel BeacPlay Pebel Beach 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do There is no equal to the two resort hotels that make up the Pebble Beach Resort. Both of the hotels command views of the most scenic stretches of the California Coastline. The two hotels are both exceptional resorts unto to themselves offering outstanding service in a relaxing world-class atmosphere. USA $4,400
Ride the biggest coaster in the worldRide the biggest coaster in the world 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do The Diamondback is the largest roller coaster in Kings Island’s history. The $22 million roller coaster travels at speeds of 80 mph over 5,282 feet with ten hills and a splash down water feature. USA $50
Running with the Bulls in PampalonaRunning with the Bulls in Pampalona Spain 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Put on your best running shoes and prepare to defy death. You will be chased around the ancient streets of Pamplonaby thousand pound bulls, before watching a bullfighting and eating the slain animal. Spain N/A
Sand Dune BoardingSand Dune Boarding 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Just like snowboarding, without the snow. This exhilirating sport allows you ride the dunes on a sandboard or boogie board. Nothing beats the feeling of standing strapped to a sand board on top of a wind crafted sand dune with wide open spaces surrounding you. South Africa $45
Scuba diving at Night in the CaribeanScuba diving at Night in the Caribean 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Swim through the deep waters of the open ocean in the middle of the night. Adventure out to see the nocturnal wonders of the deep blue sea. Bahamas $2,295
ZapCat Racingzapcat 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Take an insane trip on the English channel in a ZapCat race boat with a professional and see just how crazy it can get. England $350
Snow Mobiling a glacier in Icelandicelandsnowsmall 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do This is one of the things I have ticked off my list, greatest experience ever hanging with local people. In Iceland they work really hard, but party really hard and it shows on the ice! Iceland $750
Stay in an Ice HotelStay in an Ice Hotel 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do You will be staying in a structure made of ice! After a day of adventure, nightfall approaches quickly. The outdoor temperature drops and when you step inside ICEHOTEL, you feel a rush of warm air. Sweden $800
Swimming with sharksSwimming with sharks 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do For the serious diving and shark enthusiast, this unique trip starting in Cape Town, South Africa features 13 dives in total with full diving equipment included in the price. At Cape Town there are three shore dives, two boat dives, one night dive, a dive with sharks in the Two Oceans aquarium with the highlight being the Great White shark cage dive in the Gansbaai region to the east of Cape Town South Africa $2,242
Trekking the himalayasTrekking in the himalayas 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Our once-in-a-lifetime journey to Kailash begins in fabled Humla, the far west of Nepal, with an eleven-day trek to the Tibetan border through the remote Limi Valley, where the inhabitants of the upper reaches are Bhotias, of Tibetan descent. Nepal $4,680
White water raftingWhite water rafting 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Get ready for one of the most challenging physical experiences of your life – a category 5 white water rapid. Hang on tight and be prepared to get thrown from the boat as you cruise down the aggressive waters. USA $849
Wing Walk on a Bi PlaneWing Walk 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Strap yourself on to the wing of a classic bi-plane and relive the glory days of aviation, looping through the sky with nothing but goggles and leather to shield you from forces of up to 4G and 150mph wind pressure. UK $1,000
Zero G Force FlightZero G Force Flight 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Two years ago just before Yanik Silver launched Maverick Business Adventures, I was able to go with him and a few other big name Guru’s on a Zero G flight. An amazing experience and the best fun I have ever had! USA $4,950
Zip Line through the Rain ForestZip Line Through the Rain Forest 30 Cool Things For Successful Entrepreneurs To Do Fly through the canopy of the Rain Forest on a zip line that runs for miles. Costa Rica $75

To our success in 2011!

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Steve Jobs Remembered: His Life, His Products, His Vision, His Legacy, Rest In Peace

Steve Jobs Remembered: His Life, His Products, His Vision, His Legacy, Rest In Peace

Still in shock, when I first caught wind of the news that Steve Jobs was dead I was in disbelief. No way, I didn’t believe it at first, I thought it was just another fake rumor spreading across the rumor mill.

Then I went to Apple’s website, and it finally all hit.

Steve Jobs is actually gone, the legendary innovator, the founder of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, & the Mac, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our decades.

Apple’s message was simple, elegant, eloquent. It paid tribute to where to words can’t do justice. A simple calming photo of the man himself is all one needs.

Steve Jobs revolutionized the world we live in today, there’s not a day that goes by in which your life is not affected by something Steve Jobs invented. We too have no better way to pay tribute to Mr. Jobs himself than saying Thank You. Thank You to all you’ve done, all you’ve accomplished, and all you’ve inspired future innovators and entrepreneurs to go on and do.

It’s ironic that during Stocks on Wall Street’s 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Week that what some might say is the greatest entrepreneur of all-time passes.

Below we have added some great articles to show respect to all of what Steve Jobs has achieved:

Steve Jobs Dead (The Wall Street Journal)

Steve Jobs, Apple’s Visionary, Dies at 56 (The New York Times)

His Life, His Companies, His Products (The New York Times)

Apple Fans From Cupertino to Singapore Mourn Passing Jobs (Bloomberg)

Steve Jobs’s 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech (YouTube)

A Look Back at Steve Jobs of Apple (Dealbook)

boingboing goes old school Mac Classic (Boing Boing)

Steve Jobs Remembered (WSJ Digits)

Jobs’s Death Draws Outpouring of Grief & Tributes (The New York Times)

Steve Jobs: An Appreciation to the World of Technology & Innovation (Forbes)

Steve Jobs’s Legacy (The Economist)

Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes (WSJ Digits)

Steve Jobs, The Perfect CEO (Wired Magazine)

The Life & Awesomeness of Steve Jobs Life (Business Insider)

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO Dies (ABC News)

The Top Steve Jobs Quotes (Business Insider)

Steve Jobs Impact on the World of Sports (ESPN)

30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online

30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Earlier today we posted an article Inspiration: 30 Blogs That Make A Lot Of Money Online and to follow it up we have a list of 30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online. The websites below are world renowned and well known by everyone.  I am sure many of you if not all use these sites on a daily basis. Enjoy the list below, hope it inspires you to come up with that next great idea and create the next Google or Facebook and become a Billionaire like many of the successful entrepreneurs mentioned below:

30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Rank Website Founders Annual Revenue Per Second
1 Larry Page and Sergey Brin $21,800,000,000 $691.27
2 Jeff Bezos $19,166,000,000 $607.75
3 Jerry Yang and David Filo $7,200,000,000 $228.31
4 Pierre Omidyar $6,290,000,000 $199.45
5 Nathan Myhrvold. $3,214,000,000 $101.92
6 Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Luke Nosek, $2,250,000,000 $71.35
7 Jeff Robbin $1,900,000,000 $60.25
8 Marshal Vace $1,892,000,000 $59.99
9 Jesse Fink $1,884,000,000 $59.74
10 Added Mark Schroeder $1,447,000,000 $45.88
11 Reed Hastings $1,200,000,000 $38.05
12 Terry Jones $1,100,000,000 $34.88
13 Nick Swinmurn $1,000,000,000 $31.71
14 David Litman $1,000,000,000 $31.71
15 Erik Prince $968,000,000 $30.70
16 Jeff Katz $870,000,000 $27.59
17 Robert Brazell $834,000,000 $26.45
18 Tom Anderson $800,000,000 $25.37
19 Niklas Zennstrom $550,841,000 $17.47
20 Zhang Chaoyang $429,000,000 $13.60
21 Robb Brock $400,000,000 $12.68
22 Eric Baker $400,000,000 $12.68
23 Jack Ma $316,000,000 $10.02
24 Mark Zuckerberg $300,000,000 $9.51
25 Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, $300,000,000 $9.51
26 Mark Vadon $295,000,000 $9.35
27 Stephen Kaufer $260,000,000 $8.24
28 Mark Getty $233,200,000 $7.39
29 Garry Itkin $207,000,000 $6.56
30 Henry Jarvis Raymond $175,000,000 $5.55

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Inspiration: 30 Blogs That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Inspiration: 30 Blogs That Make A Lot Of Money Online

If your an spiring blogger/entrepreneur then you definitely have heard of many of these bloggers below. Heck you probably look up and aspire to be many of these people and of course, who would not want to increase total revenue and profits for their website. Isn’t that the goal and the reason we all get into blogging and create a website in the first place? No I forgot we all do it for the love of what we do and don’t mind spending hundreds of countless of unpaid hours. Well get to work and do the unimaginable to increase traffic and total profits and who knows, one day you might finally make the cut and be on the list of the  ’30 Blog’s That Make A Lot Of Money Online’

Rank Website Owner Monthly Earnings Main Income
1
The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington $2,330,000 Pay Per Click
2
Mashable Pete Cashmore $560,000 Advertising Banners
3
Perez Hilton Mario Lavandeira $450,000 Advertising Banners
4
Techcrunch Michael Arrington $400,000 Advertising Banners
5
Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman $190,000 Advertising Banners
6
Timothy Sykes Timothy Sykes $150,000 Affiliate Sales
7
Gothamist Jake Dobkin $110,000 Pay Per Click
8 Tuts Plus Collis Taeed $110,000 Membership Area
9
Car Advice Alborz Fallah $70,000 Advertising Banners
10 Venture Beat Matt Marshall $62,000 Pay Per Click
11 Slash Gear Ewdison Then $60,000 Pay Per Click
12 Life Hacker Nick Denton $60,000 Advertising Banners
13 Dooce Heather B. Armstrong $50,000 Pay Per Click
14
Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina $45,000 Pay Per Click
15 Talking Point Memo Joshua Micah Marshall $45,000 Advertising Banners
16
Problogger Darren Rowse $40,000 Advertising Banners
17
Kotaku Nick Denton $32,000 Advertising Banners
18
Shoemoney Jeremy Schoemaker $30,000 Private Advertising
19
Coolest Gadgets Allan Carlton $30,000 Advertising Banners
20
JohnChow John Chow $29,000 Affiliate Sales
21
SmartPassiveIncome Pat Flynn $21,500 Affiliate Commissions
22 Joystiq AOL $18,000 CPM Advertising
23 PC Mech David Risley $16,000 Affiliate Sales
24 Freelance Switch Collis Ta’eed $15,000 Membership Area
25
Abduzeedo Fabio Sasso $12,000 Advertising Banners
26
Sizlopedia Saad Hamid $11,000 Pay Per Click
27
Overhead in New York Michael Malice $9,000 Advertising Banners
28
Six Revisions Jacob Gube $9,000 Advertising Banners
29
Noupe Noupe $8,000 Advertising Banners
30
Retire at 21 Michael Dunlop $5,000 Affiliate Sales

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My 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

My 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

Just Do It, Damn it! My 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

I’m a student entrepreneur.  Balancing studies and running a company is challenging and requires sacrifice.  But it’s all worth it.  I care as much about my businesses as my degree.  I’m hopefully going to be starting and growing businesses for the next 20 years.

What’s it take to be a successful entrepreneur?  There’s no cookie cutter approach.  Everyone’s unique. Entrepreneurs must be passionate, willing to learn, driven.  It becomes part of the fabric of your life.  You cannot become a successful entrepreneur if you don’t like it.  I do it because I enjoy it.  It’s not just a task.

My 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs.  Here are my 10 commandments to help motivate, guide and, hopefully, inspire wannabe entrepreneurs of all ages:

1.  Just Do It, Damn It!  This mantra rises above all others. Entrepreneurs must be doers. It’s all about execution. That’s what really defines entrepreneurs. (Credit to Nike for inspiring this twist on their famous ad theme.)

                                  – James Hartje, CEO, Founder, Stocks on Wall Street LLC

2.  The critical ingredient is getting off your butt & doing something. It’s as simple as that. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

                                  – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari & Chuck E. Cheese

3.  Success is to the quick. Create your plan, know your market. Take quick, decisive action.

                                  – Douglas Dolan, The Solopreneur’s Guide, Arizona

4.  Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right & experimenting to see what happens is all part of the process of eventually getting it right.

                                  – Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul

5.  Deliver value. Expect nothing.

                                  – Drew Nagle, Benco Dental, Indiana

6.  Your business relationships are your greatest asset. Money spent on them is the best place to allocate part of your marketing budget.

                                  – Lauren Doyle, Getting Results, Michigan

7.  Always take an enthusiastic approach to everything you do. Life is too short to spend it doing anything half-heartedly. The more energy and enthusiasm you pour into what you do, the more energy and enthusiasm will flow back to you.

                                  – Will Peters, The Anstad Group, N. Carolina

8.  20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do that by the ones you did do.

                                  – Mark Twain

9.  A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

                                  – Chin-Ning Chu, The Art of War for Women

10.  Never, never take a “maybe.” “No” is better because you can explore their reasons.

                                  – Sheila Kurtz, Graphology Consulting Group, NY

JUST DO IT, DAMN IT!

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Ever Consider Investing In Working For Yourself?

Ever Consider Investing In Working For Yourself?

EVER CONSIDER INVESTING IN WORKING FOR YOURSELF?

Your hard work can result in wealth, not unemployment

Whether you’re in college or a 62-year-old baby boomer, I’d like to encourage everyone to reassess their potential for starting their own business.

Consider 13-year-old entrepreneur Hart Main who invented ‘Man Cans’ – candles with scents men can appreciate.  Like bacon, campfire and, his best seller, fresh cut grass (http://www.man-cans.com/).  His business has taken off so rapidly that he moved out of the family kitchen and now has a manufacturer producing his Man Can candles.  He has 2500 orders on back order and cannot produce them fast enough.  He’s learning valuable business and life skills at age 13!

Forbes recently announced its All-Star Student Entrepreneurs – nine men and women from across a wide swath of collegiate America who all started significant businesses (larger than six-figures in revenues) while attending college full-time.  One makes ski hats, another manufactures potting soil from recycled food waste while another is innovating on the Internet.  Check out their profiles and business ideas at http://www.forbes.com/special-features/forbes-college-all-stars.html

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur.  But the benefits are terrific for those who succeed.  It’s true that the majority of entrepreneurial ventures do not survive past a few years.  Nevertheless, too many people never even consider the possibility and the financial independence that can come with working for yourself.  The possibilities for launching your own business have never been greater.  And the benefits are great:

  • Your hard work can result in wealth, not unemployment
  • You answer only to yourself (but you better be a tough boss)
  • You set your hours
  • Use your own creativity to build your business
  • Doing it ‘my way’ gives you a great feeling of accomplishment
  • For the self-employed, just about everything is a tax write off
  • You’ll eventually have the money, time and ability to help others
  • You’ll eventually be able to spend with your family
  • Success breeds more self esteem.
  • You’ll enjoy more freedom at the end of the rainbow, if you’re committed and willing to grow from your mistakes

How do you become an entrepreneur?  Michael Dell, who famously started his $60 billion company in his University of Texas dorm room answers that question like this: “It’s go experiment and do something.  If you’re waiting for somebody else to tell you to be an entrepreneur, you’re not one.”

What great idea could YOU implement and make a business out of?  There lots of online resources on how to start a business.  Many are too ethereal and not all that useful in helping you actually get started.  Below are links to articles that might help spark an idea for you to start your own business:

25 Businesses You Can Start From Home

http://www.dirjournal.com/business-journal/25-businesses-you-can-start-from-home-with-little-to-no-money/ 

50 Side Businesses You Can Start On Your Own

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2009/04/11/50-side-businesses-you-can-start-on-your-own/

46 Ways To Start A Business With No Money

http://www.startbreakingfree.com/273/46-ways-to-start-a-business-with-no-money/

Entrepreneur: 5 Businesses Born At A Bar – 5 Exercises to Find Your Passion – Wingman Businesses Cash in on Men’s Dating Dilemmas

http://www.entrepreneur.com/findingtherightbusiness/index.html

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