Successfully Balancing an Online Business and a Full-Time Job with Tom Drake [Interview]

As I mentioned when I announced that I am taking a break from The Daily Interview, I am still going to publish interviews here from time to time.

Today, I’m excited to bring you an interview with a blogger who I admire, Tom Drake.  He’s one of the models for how to succeed with your online projects while working a very busy full-time job.

Tom also has what I consider to be a pretty unique aspect of his business where he partners with other writers/bloggers and allows them to focus on what they’re best at.  The end result is that the business becomes more successful and profitable because of the value that Tom is able to add to the relationship.

We talk about these partnerships, Tom’s background, and more in the interview below.

Check it out!

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My Online Income Report – July 2014

July was an interesting month, where I evaluated my priorities and decided to essentially take an official break from some of the internet marketing and blogging activities I had been doing.

Sometimes, you just need to hit the refresh button.

That’s been the story of my life for the past couple months as I’ve embarked on all sorts of new things (new home, promotion/new role at work, wedding planning).

With that said, this income report is going to feel a bit empty, because it represents all the things I used to be involved with but am currently taking a break from.  The nice part is, it really shows the power of passive income.  The fact that I can spend practically no time on any of these projects during the month, yet still earn a meaningful amount of money.

Let’s jump right into the income report.

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Where Are Your Priorities At? It May Be Time to Pivot (Again)

As I mentioned in my last income report, it was very likely that there were going to be some changes both in my life and the way I’m approaching my online business/projects.

It’s all good things, fortunately.  Just not exactly what I had planned.

Sometimes, you want to keep pushing forward with something even when it’s not going as well as you expected.  And a lot of times, that is the right instinct to have.  So many people give up way too soon.  The challenge is is figuring out exactly where to draw the line and pivot to a new project or new approach.

In my case, there are a few things going on in my life that are basically forcing me to pivot, but it’s a direction I’m perfectly OK with.  I’ll explain.

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My Online Income Report – June 2014

It may be late, but the June income report is finally here!

July has been by far my busiest month in a LONG time (mostly due to the home we just purchased), so unfortunately, it has put a delay on all of my blogging and internet project efforts.

Anyway, June’s income report is done, and surprisingly, it was one of the better months I’ve had in awhile (relatively speaking).

Let’s get to this month’s report…

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How We Offered Everything & Still Got Rejected (Buying Your First Home – Part 2)

About a month ago, I began a series of blog posts where I wrote about my experience buying my first home (with my fiance).  If you didn’t read the first post, I encourage you to check it out here:

Buying Your First Home: Are You CRAZY? (Part I – Beginning the Process)

In this part of the series, I’m going to go into the actual home search process, including the offers we made, and how everything actually turned out. If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout this entire process, it’s this:

Nothing goes exactly as planned.

Just when you think you’ve done enough (or more than enough), you realize you’ve fallen short.

While it can be frustrating, I guess this makes it all the more satisfying when everything finally does work out.  You just need to stick with it, even when nothing seems to be going your way.

Now, let’s pick up where we left off…

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Is Your Current Success Preventing You From Succeeding as an Entrepreneur?

For many people, success as an entrepreneur is this mysterious, elusive milestone.  At times, it seems impossible, despite your good ideas and effort.

But then, there are those people who make it look so easy.  They aren’t geniuses.  They don’t have some unique, multi-million dollar idea.

So what’s going on here? Why them, and not you?

I’ve come to the realization through the dozens of interviews I’ve conducted (actually, we’re approaching 100 interviews now on The Daily Interview) that one of the biggest barriers to entrepreneurial success is…existing success.

If this sounds a bit confusing, allow me to explain.

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