Amanda Abella

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Amanda Abella is a millennial financial expert and Amazon best-selling author of "Make Money Your Honey." Through her writing and coaching she teaches millennials how they can have a better relationship with work and money. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Business Insider and more. She has also spoken on a national level for The Financial Blogger Conference and Femfessionals.
side hustle
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How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Six-Figure Business

After the Great Recession, many individuals (including myself), started doing anything they could to make extra money. I went six months without a job in 2010, and in those six months, I Googled "how to write for money" and secured my first freelance client. Even after I secured regular employment, I kept freelance writing on...
media attention
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4 Ways to Get Your Startup Media Attention for Free

As entrepreneurs and startup founders, it’s important that you know how to get media attention. After all, the more eyeballs you have on you, the more chances of getting paid. Additionally, getting media attention helps you build your credibility. I’m going to let you in on a little secret about getting media attention, which is...
cash flow leaks
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4 Cash Flow Leaks That Are Keeping Your Startup Broke

Cash flow can make or break a business. According to research, 82 percent of businesses fail because of cash flow problems. In other words, there’s more money going out than coming in. Since we’re in the middle of tax season, now is a good time to see where you may have some cash flow leaks....
personal growth
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3 Personal Growth Habits to Integrate Into Your Life

There is a difference between successful people and those who are not. While it’s easy to think that successful people got a lucky break or were born with a better disposition, that is hardly ever the case. They are human and have the same challenges as everyone else. They wake up with the same worries...
business mentor
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How to Find the Right Business Mentor

According to a 2013 executive coaching survey conducted by Stanford, 80 percent of CEOs said they had a business mentor that year. Additionally, those businesses that are mentored statistically last longer than those that don’t invest in mentorship. In other words, finding the right business mentor is essential to your success. Period. This begs the...
new year
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4 Things You Need to Do to Plan For The New Year Before January

Happy New Year! Well, not yet, but for your business, it might as well already be. Why do I say that? Because in my experience, if you wait until January to set your business goals for the impending year, you’re already too late. You want to be implementing a plan in January, not lagging behind...
millennial business
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5 Books Every Millennial Business Owner Must Read for Success

Despite the hate they get in the media, millennials are actually extremely hard working and entrepreneurial. In fact, there's a good chance you either are a millennial business owner or know of one. A recent study from The Center for Generational Kinetics found some fascinating data about millennial business owners. They found that millennials don’t just...
Content marketing
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3 Key Elements of a Content Marketing Strategy That Builds Trust

A few weeks ago, I was hired as a content marketing consultant for a FinTech company that is creating an investment app for a very specific market with very specific needs. A couple of days after that, I was in Austin for a speaking engagement where I was brought in to explain what credit card...
Coworking space
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4 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Joining a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are all the rage these days. Just go to any major city and you can find a coworking space in every neighborhood. From small spaces above coffee shops to massive international chains, there is certainly no lack when it comes to a startup finding some office space. This begs the question, are coworking spaces...
Personal brand
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4 Elements of a Great Personal Brand

I’ve been in the online marketing space in some way since 2010. I had a blog before it was cool to have one, so I’ve seen the transition online from people having personal blogs to creating a personal brand. I’ve also gone through this transition myself. I’ve spent much of the last couple of years...
Bootstrapping
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4 Realities of Bootstrapping a Business From Nothing

I started my business back in 2010 with absolutely no money. The first month I decided to try freelancing I made $5. Granted, back then, freelancing was still seen as something you did when you couldn’t find a job and blogging wasn’t really a trend yet. Regardless, I started a business from nothing and have...
FinTech
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How the World of Fintech is Changing Finance for Entrepreneurs

Part of my job as a millennial money expert is to stay up to date on all the changes going on in the world of finance. One of the areas in which I’ve seen some radical change is in the world of Fintech. In a relatively short amount of time, Fintech has managed to revolutionize...
Millennials and entrepreneurship
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Why Millennials Are Taking on Entrepreneurship

Millennials have been getting some serious hate in the media for years, but they also have a lot of fans for their love of entrepreneurship. Forbes called them the “true entrepreneur generation,” Fortune noted how millennials have launched twice as many businesses as boomers, and American Express claimed millennials may be the most entrepreneurial generation ever....
Creativity slump
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How to Get Over a Creativity Slump In Your Business

As entrepreneurs, we are constantly coming up with new ideas. For many of us, it’s pretty natural. Not only that, but the more we do it the easier it becomes. That is, until you wake up one day and you are in a creativity slump. Gone. Poof. The muse took a vacation and forgot to...
Personal brands
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4 Ways Millennials Can Build Personal Brands For Themselves

Personal brands are all the rage these days. Kim Kardashian makes millions of dollars off her name, YouTubers like Jaclyn Hill have built small empires and bloggers like myself are getting paid to write, speak and teach. In fact, personal brands are so hot right now that “60 Minutes” recently had an episode about social...