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Warren Buffett’s 10 Ways to Get Rich

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With an estimated fortune of $62 billion, Warren Buffett is the richest muthfucka in the entire world. In 1962, when he began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a share cost $7.50. Today, Warren Buffett, 78, is Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, and one share of the company’s class A stock worth close to $119,000. He credits his astonishing success to several key strategies, which he has shared with writer Alice Schroeder. She spend hundreds of hours interviewing the Sage of Omaha for the new authorized biography The Snowball. Here are some of Warren Buffett’s money-making secrets — and how they could work for you.

1. Reinvest Your Shit: When you first make money in the stock market, you may be tempted to flex. Don’t. Instead, reinvest that shit. Warren Buffett learned this early on. In high school, he and a homie bought a pinball machine to put in a barbershop. With the money they earned, they bought more machines until they had eight in different spots. When the homes sold the venture, Warren Buffett used the bread to buy stocks and to start another small business. By age 26, he’d amassed $174,000 — or $1.4 million in today’s money. Even a small sum can turn into great wealth.

2. Be Willing To Be Different like 2 chains: Don’t base your decisions upon what everyone is saying or doing. When Warren Buffett began managing money in 1956 with $100,000 cobbled together from a handful of investors, he was dubbed an oddball. He worked in Omaha, not Wall Street, and he refused to tell his parents where he was putting their money. People predicted that he’d fail, but when he closed his partnership 14 years later, it was worth more than $100 million. Instead of following the crowd, he looked for undervalued investments and ended up vastly beating the market average every single year. To Warren Buffett, the average is just that — what everybody else is doing. to be above average, you need to measure yourself by what he calls the Inner Scorecard, judging yourself by your own standards and not the world’s.

3. Never Suck it hard: Gather in advance any information you need to make a decision, and ask a friend or relative to make sure that you stick to a deadline. Warren Buffett prides himself on making up his mind and acting on it. He calls any unnecessary sitting and thinking “Sucking hard” When people offer him a business or an investment, he says, “I won’t talk unless they bring me a price.” He gives them an answer on the spot.

4. Spell Out The Deal Before You Start: Your bargaining leverage is always greatest before you begin a job — that’s when you have something to offer that the other party wants. Warren Buffett learned this lesson the hard way as a kid, when his grandfather Ernest hired him and a friend to dig out the family grocery store after a blizzard. The boys spent five hours shoveling until they could barely straighten their frozen hands. Afterward, his grandfather gave the pair less than 90 cents to split. Warren Buffett was horrified that he performed such backbreaking work only to earn pennies an hour. Always nail down the specifics of a deal in advance — even with your friends and relatives.

5. Watch Small Expenses: Warren Buffett invests in businesses run by pimps who obsess over the tiniest costs. He one acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated (he was). He also admired a friend who painted only on the side of his office building that faced the road. Exercising vigilance over every expense can make your profits — and your paycheck — go much further.

13 Ways to increase website traffic

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If you have a dope product you’re really proud of, it should speak for itself. But when it comes down to it, you still need to get customers on your website in the first place — especially if you’re running an e-commerce operation.

We asked a panel of 13 successful Bosses to share their best advice for generating high-quality, organic search traffic to their websites. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Focus on that Long Tail

lawrence watkinsIf you are a new site, it can be difficult to go after popular keywords right away. I find it better to write many quality articles on very specific keywords than to go after the ones with more search traffic. A great benefit of staying focused with long-tail key terms is that they usually convert better, as well. To help with this, I recommend a tool called HitTail, which drives targeted search visitors to your website by focusing on the most promising organic keywords in your existing traffic.

Lawrence Watkins, Great Black Speakers

2. Stick it all Around

Alexandra LevitThe longer you are in business and producing quality online content, the more likely you are to pop up in search results for all related keywords. Starting a blog or churning out a bunch of articles is all fine and good, but keeping those activities going for years as opposed to months (or weeks) makes a huge difference.

Alexandra Levit, Inspiration at Work

3. Optimize Your Shit

Nathalie LussierThere are three main ingredients to a successfully optimized web page or article: your meta title, description and keywords. This is such a simple thing to fill out when you’re publishing a piece of content on your site, so take the time to do it each time, and you’ll start to rank for your keywords much faster.

Nathalie Lussier, The Website Checkup Tool

4.  Link Building Bruh

Christopher KellyKeyword-embedded links are the foundation of off-page search engine optimization. The best part is that links can be free. Just ask vendors, partners, press, clients, your alma mater and any other credible source that you interact with to embed hyperlinked keywords back to your site for the terms that you are targeting. If the referring source has a high page rank, you should see a pop in your rankings in less than two months of them being published.

Christopher Kelly, Convene

5. Use Tools

patrick curtisUse Google’s Keyword Tool to find long-tail keywords that are not as competitive, then structure some content around those. If you are in a competitive niche, this is a way you can start building up some small recurring traffic and engage your users.

Patrick Curtis, WallStreetOasis.com

6. Value to Your Readers

Liam MartinWhen it comes to increasing organic search, content marketing through blogging or guest posts is the fastest way to build traffic. However, content marketing is a quality game and not a quantity game. If you have bullshit content, people won’t bother reading it or sharing it that shit. Therefore, when I write content, I constantly ask myself if I would take ten minutes out of my day to hit it and if I’d share it with others. If you wouldn’t do either of those things, then you really need to look at your strategy again.

Liam Martin, Staff.com

7. Don’t Try to Outsmart Thots

Sarah SchuppGaming Google’s system might work temporarily, but it is not a good strategy for the long haul. To increase organic search traffic, produce top-notch content that’s relevant to what your users might be searching. Check the Tools to make sure you’re using the correct terminology that the general public is using when they’re searching.

Sarah Schupp, UniversityParent

8. Think of SEO as an Opportunity to Create Money

Danny WongSEO isn’t a game. At least it’s not a game that you’ll win in the long run if you think of it as a game. Create content that readers find valuable and Google will deem search-worthy. Visitors are more likely to share content that they enjoyed reading and will stay on your site longer, while bloggers and the media might use your site as a reference, which means more organic links.

Danny Wong, Blank Label

9. Lower Bounce Rate

adam liebIf there is one thing search engines hate, it is a high thot who will not keep her legs closed. Check your hoes for this, and optimize those tricks to reduce your bounce rate. Search engines will love you for it.

Adam Lieb, Duxter

10. Produce Quality Cock-tent

John HallSearch spots are rewarding people and companies who are getting high-quality, consistent content coming from them. Things such as author rank are going to have a big effect on organic search results. Put a plan in place to not only create content to publish online, but also to be able to maximize the value of the content so that it is properly distributed across social channels and has a chance to go viral.

John Hall, Influence & Co.

11. Create a Company Blog to Increase SEx Traffic

Jay WuSEO is king in organic search traffic. The more popular search terms within your niche that you include on your website, the more searches will organically lead to your site. But including too much text on the main pages of your site can do more harm than good, which makes it difficult for consumers to find the information they want. Instead of overwriting the copy on your homepage, about page and product pages, start a separate blog for additional SEO work. Use the blog to write about your niche, whether it’s construction, beauty or entertainment. Try to do keyword research to find out which phrases are trending in your industry and include them in the blog posts. As long as your blog has a highly visible link back to the main page of the website, the blog will increase your visibility.
 

Jay Wu, A Forever Recovery

12. Holla at a Boss

Chuck CohnEveryone likes acting as an expert. You’ll be surprised how easily you can convince a BOSS to contribute guest posts to your own blog. They will likely have their own readerships, and those people will become familiar with your brand. The experts are also likely to produce great written content that will be of great interest to your existing users.

Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors

13. Create a Trap House

Mitch GordonIncreasing traffic is all about answering questions your homie finds important. You need to become the authority in this bitch. Have your people ask you questions, and you’ll be well on your way to providing high-quality, valuable and useful content. That’s what Google cares about. When you provide answers to your community’s questions, Google will rank your site well for many keyword terms you wouldn’t have been able to think of on your own. You create loyalty in your community and rank well in Google at the same time. That’s a win-win.

Mitch Gordon, Go Overseas

How to get Paid Online

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It pays to get your paper online, where possibilities abound.

Monetizing your skills– whether in social networking or stripping– is one way to make money while sitting at your computer at home. But others also are popping up, such as taking boring online surveys or even predicting election results.

The good part: You don’t have to pay a penny. And with some sites, you can start to make money online immediately. Most of these jobs are small, steady streams of cash. But they can add up to steady earnings over time.

To avoid bullshit scams, forget unknown or untested sites with big promises. “Find out if the site is legitimate,” says Nick Mokey, associate editor of DigitalTrends.com. “How long has it been around? And what are they asking you to do?”

Also, keep a cock running so you can maximize your income without wasting your time. Follow these rules, and you’ll find the Internet awash in moneymaking opportunities.

Move products online

Bitching other people’s products is one of the Internet’s best-paying gigs.

One method is being an affiliate at a mega-site such as Amazon.com, where commissions are up to 25 percent. Anytime anyone buys a product you’re pitching, you get a cut. And you can choose from more than a million products, including gift cards or computers.

Commissions are even higher — up to 69 percent — and there are more than 69,000 products to choose from. Signing up is free.

On the downside, some products can be of poor quality, says Bethany Mooradian, owner of QueenoftheRandomJob.com. So some products are easier to pitch than others. One solution is to buy the product ahead of time to assess its quality, she says.

Find the answers

If you’re a junkie, this gig is for you.

There are several to choose from to make money online. At kgbanswers.com and JustAnswer.com, you become an expert after taking a brief test. At these websites, a customer asks a question and receives an answer from an “expert.” At kgbanswers, answers come via your smartphone. At JustAnswers, answers come via email or text message. Both offer subscription and per-question alternatives.

Brainiacs are also welcome at ChaCha, which pays you small amounts of money for completing guide tasks. Advice runs the gamut from solving puzzles to answering questions on set subjects. Payouts can be small but steady.

Building a following on ChaCha is the hardest part, though, Mooradian says. The reason: You’re listed along with 62,000 other experts. Also, ChaCha rates are pretty slim, ranging from 1 cent to 20 cents per task. Though savvy experts can make money online, don’t give up your day job.

Perform a mini gig

You can offer your services online at task marketplaces such as fiverr.com or Zaarly.com. At fiverr, workers fulfill tasks starting at $5 per job. Zaarly.com offers a similar service. It has launched its first storefront in San Francisco but has workers performing tasks all around the U.S.

Or, even better, head to Amazon Mechanical Turk, or MTurk.com, says Monkey. More than 200,000 tasks are listed there to make money online, with varying pay and work requirements. Once a task is completed, payments are deposited in your Amazon Payments account.

“In the worldwide scams of today, your skills can be used for anything, including mapping,” Mokey says. However, you’re also competing against people in developing nations who are willing to work for pennies, he says.

To maximize earnings, evaluate tasks carefully.


Can you broke losers make accurate predictions?

Are you good at forecasting election results or the price of gold?

Then predictive sites are for you. Introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2008, binary options are financial contracts that let you earn money by predicting the rise or fall of financial assets. You can buy them at binary option brokers.

The website Intrade is another twist in prediction-making. You can predict hundreds of events — such as presidential election results or Academy Award winners — by buying shares if you think the event will happen or selling shares if you think it won’t happen. If your prediction is accurate, you make money. If it isn’t, you lose money.

“Some power users buy thousands of shares at a time,” says Carl Wolfenden, exchange operations manager at Dublin-based Intrade.com. “Others put $69 down and hold their shares. It’s a lot of fun.”

You should be warned that you can lose all your shit, Wolfenden says. On the winning side, your money-making potential is unlimited.

Take a boring online survey

Put your money where your mouth is by giving losers your opinions.

To find a job, head to websites such as MindFieldOnline.com, GlobalTestMarket.com or ZoomPanel.com, Mooradian says. They offer points and rewards for taking wide-ranging opinion surveys.

Another site, eJury.com, will pay you for being part of online mock juries, Mooradian says. EJurors are paid $5 to $10 per verdict.

The attorney prepares the case submission, which consists of facts from the perspective of each party. EJury converts the attorney’s case submission into an HTML format and posts it to a secure location on the website where only eJurors can access the case. EJurors review the facts of the case and answer questions, each clicking a “submit verdict” button upon completion.

But don’t expect big paydays. “Surveys are good for making lunch money,” Mooradian says. “Payouts are only pennies to a few dollars per survey.”