This was by far my best month on Medium after starting last June. My stats for the first three months were so bad I never even looked at them. I’d tell friends my Medium earnings afford me one maybe two McDonald’s coffees by month’s end. Knowing this, I had one goal in mind: write like mad.
It finally paid off in spades.
Before I tell you what I found out last month, here are the basics you definitely need to know to make it big:
“How do you protect your purchasing power? With code.” — Tim Denning
Bitcoin is going to change the world — and if you take a second to learn about it, you’ll understand why. After an abysmal 2018 to 2019 stretch, Bitcoin is nearing an all-time high. The price is up 166% this year and big-name investors don’t think it’s going to stop.
Why is Bitcoin rallying right now? Because more people are starting to accept, and trust it as a currency.
Fintech companies PayPal and Square started letting their combined 350 million+ customers use cryptocurrency. …
Back in late 2020, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss — co-founders of Gemini cryptocurrency and former Olympians made a bold prediction. The twins believe that Bitcoin will skyrocket to $500,000 within the next decade as it surpasses gold as a store of value.
“The question in our mind is not so much does it get to $500,000, but how quickly,” Tyler said during an Oct. 23 podcast episode.
“I would sort of contend that $500,000 a Bitcoin is actually pretty conservative and the game hasn’t even really started,” Cameron added.
Bitcoin is better at being gold than gold is according to the twins. Both are scarce, fungible, and divisible, but Bitcoin is much more portable, and therefore more efficient. …
It’s the small, often overlooked things that make or break a job candidate. Something as simple as making a phone call or creating a slightly better-formatted resume can land you your dream job. And you don’t have to be Patrick Bateman to appreciate a good business card.
Standing out as a job candidate is less a macro approach and much more a micro one. The devil’s in the details.
Let’s layout 9 minimalist approaches you should take with you in the job search.
LinkedIn is the greatest underutilized tool of all time. It’s a better social connecting platform than Facebook and Twitter combined. However, so many people only care about vanity metrics like how many likes they get on their posts or how many connections they have. …
Bitcoin is dead.
That phrase has been said roughly 390 times since 2010. In 2020, however, that ominous saying was used the least ever. Bitcoin was reported dead or dying only 11 times.
Now, Bitcoin is being called dead once again. The Biden presidency seems locked and loaded to regulate cryptocurrency. Moreover, Bitcoin experienced a “glitch” that sent its price crashing more than 20%.
Bitcoin is dead — and this time it’s serious.
Earlier this month, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority warned crypto traders that they “should be prepared to lose all their money” because there are so many risks involved in Bitcoin. …
My new eBook is out! And — it kinda, sort of failed.
Writing a self-published book is only 25% of the battle. The next 75% is budgeting, designing, and marketing it. These are all things I hate. Or at the very least, get far less enjoyment from than writing.
Instead of outsourcing a professional marketing team, I tried to force this all on my own. Bad decision. Nothing is guaranteed as a writer. Even big-time authors like Stephen King and J.K Rowling have sold failed books (i.e. The Casual Vacancy). …
With reliable online accreditation programs on the rise, four-year colleges are facing their greatest challenge yet: Staying relevant.
I don’t think they’re up to the task. Especially because most universities saddle their students with these:
College is outdated. It’s like a four-year party and afterward, you’re the one stuck with the entire mess. A bachelor's degree is meaningless today without any real-world experience to back it up.
If you need help paying the bills or are looking for a career change, try these jobs instead. …
What are you going to do without Donald Trump? You may say celebrate — but don’t forget how interesting he made your boring life.
You can’t glue yourself to Trump-focused news for hours
You won’t be able to stalk his Twitter account
You can’t virtue signal how much you hate him on social media
You won’t be able to complain to your friends about every little thing he does.
Hatred for Donald J. Trump became religious in America. If you voted for him, for example, there wouldn’t be any civil disagreement, you would be categorically labeled “the other.”
Trump was nothing more than a figurehead for a much deeper, and more sinister underbelly in America. No, it’s not fundamental right-wing views. It’s a Civil War, and it’s happening right now — very quietly. …
My goals were nothing more than abstractions for many years. I wanted to be a stand-up comic but was too scared to admit it. I wanted to play the drums but never saved up enough money to buy a set.
Instead, I lied to myself and believed those passions wouldn’t make me happy. This was a bad idea, and I never knew until I started reading psychologist Jordan Peterson.
“Often people will keep their goals fuzzy,” said Peterson. “One of the problems with specifying your goals means specifying your failures. …
I was on a deadline. My editor said to have a breaking story by 6 p.m.
It was 5 p.m.
“I don’t care what you have by then — but you better turn something in,” she told me.
Journalists don’t believe in writer’s block. I didn’t have time to consult the muse for inspiration. I had to tie the muse down and strangle him until he gave me what I wanted.
When 6 p.m. came I didn’t turn in a Pulitzer Prize winner, but I had something. It was solid. Writer’s block didn’t win, because I couldn’t let it win.
Writer’s block is another poor excuse at the end of the day. Journalists don’t have the luxury of using it. …