periphery Archives - The Punk Rock MBA

July 14, 2018

5 bands that changed my life

The 5 punk, hardcore and metal bands that have inspired and motivated me to achieve and be a better person: The Vandals (and Joe Escalante), Black Flag / SST Records, Gorilla Biscuits, Periphery, and Capitalist Casualties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB36JTV7Fho The common thread between all of these is that they showed me that there was a DIY path to having the life I wanted - to controlling my own happiness and charting my own course in both my personal life and my career. I'm not sure Greg Ginn ever intended Black Flag or SST to inspire people in entrepreneurship, but that's what it did for me! Subscribe to my YouTube channel here
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June 5, 2018

How to make money from your blog, podcast or YouTube channel

Ironically, I've been struggling to write a catchy intro for this post, probably because I feel like a post about writing should be well-written. But I keep coming up short, so I'm just gonna cut to the chase: If you're one of the many people who have asked how to make some money off your blog, podcast, or YouTube channel, here's (almost) everything I've learned from 10 or so years of "professional content creation." And for those of you who are asking "who the hell are you and why should I care what you think about this," here's my best answer: I've been blogging since 2008, written somewhere around 2500 blog posts, written for some national outlets MetalSucks, Substream, and Terrorizer among others, and have done a ton of ghost writing for business outlets like Virgin, IBM, and Entrepreneur. I've hosted and produced a few podcasts, including ones that had…
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