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In an effort to keep being able to create more content, I have created a buy me a coffee account!

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Did I meet my goals?

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I committed to the 30 articles submitted to 30 different publications in 30 days challenge that was proposed by David Majister. I wanted to share the results of the challenge.

Did I Meet My Goals?

The goals I set for the challenge were to complete 30 articles, double my followers to 144, and double my income to $46.

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While I planned to submit 30 articles, I stopped after day 24. My choice to stop the challenge was twofold. Firstly, I was definitely getting burned out. …


A major step in growing your YouTube channel

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Pushing the publish button on your first video is both exciting and anxiety-inducing. Will anyone watch my video? Will people judge my videos?

I have experienced this twice in the creation of two different YouTube channels. I am the creator behind the Science Grad School Coach and Business and Entrepreneurship with Alana Rister.

Both times I published my first video, I waiting to see everyone coming to watch them, but there was no one. We all have that moment of confusion. Someone has to be interested in my topic, why are they not watching my videos?

Eventually, we figure out…


It is about what you do while you're awake

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“If you want to get more done, wake up earlier.”

I hear this advice all the time. It is like these people believe that waking up earlier will convince father time to give you extra hours in your day.

I have attempted to implement this advice so many times. The results are always one day of waking up early, crashing in the early afternoon, and then oversleeping the next day.

Unsurprisingly, I am a night owl. I can get a week of work done in one late night, which saved me in graduate school. …


It is the soil where you plant a seed to create a money tree!

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It is no longer a secret that you can make a full-time living from content creation. Whether you are a full-time Youtuber or full-time blogger or both, many people have created full-time livings based on content creation.

As more of these people share their income reports, many people tired of corporate jobs flock to content creation ready to make their money. We see others trying something out and making thousands quickly, such as Shelby Church’s experience on Medium. Her video likely brought thousands of people to the Medium platform including me.

However, many of these people were expecting to have…

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