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Nick Wolny
VIP Contributor @ Entrepreneur, Fast Company, NBC, FOX, CBS. Research-minded content on behavior, media, & online business. www.nickwolny.com

Focus

The smarter and more educated you are, the bigger these obstacles get.

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4.3 million Americans quit their jobs this past August alone — the highest monthly resignation numbers in two decades — and the data signals a tectonic shift in what professionals want to do next in their careers.

Remote work is the future. Workers now know this, and much to the…


Creator Economy

The course platform is prepping for an IPO. Creators should proceed with caution.

Create an online course, put it on a marketplace like Udemy or Skillshare, let the tech platform do all the marketing, and ride off into the sunset with the passive income. That’s how this creator economy thing works… right?

Not exactly. Earlier this week, exclusive reporting came out from The…


Entrepreneurship

These offer types are popping up everywhere.

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Are you an online entrepreneur who likes to keep up on the latest trends?

Does the idea of selling your smarts in new, lucrative ways interest you or excite you?

The pandemic economy has dramatically changed commerce. Even if you’re an entrepreneur who sells services or information and have avoided…


News

Building your following on these platforms alone is a bad idea.

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I pump my fists every time Facebook, Instagram, and/or WhatsApp go down — which seems to be often these days.

When I first wrote about Facebook going down back in 2019 for Entrepreneur magazine, it felt like a blip on the radar. It was one of those unfortunate doomsday situations…


Online Business

Launches take practice, but are powerful when wielded well.

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One could say I am marketer Derek Halpern’s “grandbaby” — even though he and I have never spoken.

Derek coached a former business coach of mine. And there was one piece of advice Derek gave my coach that transformed his online business:

“Launch something every month of the year.”

By…


Confessions

The entrepreneur life isn’t all Lamborghini selfies.

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I was obliquely familiar with pain up until this point because the bulk of my online business relates to writing.

I knew of pain. But I didn’t know pain directly. At least, not like this. Chronic pain is forcing me to flip my entire business model upside-down.

Normally, pain and…


Entrepreneurship

Intuit will pay cash and stock to scoop up the email marketing behemoth.

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If you’re like me, you want to start or grow your own online business not only for the money, but also for the freedom. …


Strategy

Here’s what to measure instead if you’re pursuing media.

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“I just landed a paid column in Yoga Journal!”

That was what a text I received last week from a former client said. …


Personal Growth

Find your “square squad” and hold ’em close.

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I recently stumbled across an article in the Harvard Business Review about how to stop worrying about what other people think of you.

No, really — that’s the title of the article. In How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You, psychologist Michael Gervais digs into the…

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