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Potential High Reward Investments For The Budding Entrepreneur

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Running a business can be hard and difficult. This is so self-evident as a phrase that it might be considered the fundamental dictum of opening a firm.

For the budding entrepreneur willing to take the risk, this challenge is what makes it all worthwhile. However, at the same time, some people feel that there must be better ways around investing their money without risking it all on a startup.

If you have money to spend either personally or through a firm that you have already been a part of, and are looking to invest that money wisely, you may not know where to turn.

Financial risk is a large part of the decision making process you will have, and making unwise choices will put you in a difficult position which you’d do well to avoid.

Luckily, there are so many ‘rising star’ industries available to nest your money into nowadays that you may feel like a child in a candy shop just waiting to begin.

Here are some of the best, most innovative and most stable places you’d be wise to invest your money as a firm or personal financier.

Property

We must top the list with property, as it is always the most reliable place to invest money. People will always need shelter, and people will always want better shelter. As a result, foreign investment in properties and property development is at an all time high.

Catering to the luxury holiday crowd abroad could be one of the most lucrative investments to make, as popular locations are always bringing in visitors and their money year-round, and the demand will remain constant.

Investing in penthouse properties abroad will give you the luxurious room for renting, subletting or even renovating and selling foreign accommodation.

In foreign countries, the price of admission will be much more competitive than pursuing the same endeavour in the area you are domestically.

This means it can serve as a wonderful first investment on the property ladder, giving you a solid range of experience as to how best operate in those circumstances if you do decide to continue and expand in the future.

3D Printing

3D Printing has become a force to be reckoned with in recent years. Provided the ingredients for construction are there, developing any product is looking more and more reasonable.

And it seems every month there is a new innovative revolution in 3D Printing.

For some industries, such as home furnishings, it offers to completely revolutionize the way their manufacturing process works. It also provides the potential ability to completely rewrite factory product lines.

Getting in early and investing in the most promising 3D printing firm is likely to reward you big in future, as well as giving you a head start on arguably one of the most exciting technologies to rear its head in recent years.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is one of the most interesting new developments in the technological and gaming markets.

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are both competing for the top spot in the VR world, but even Sony are expanding in the industry well with their very own PlaystationVR.

However, it’s not only the big boys that you should be interested in. A huge amount of small indie development teams are bringing VR experiences to the mainstream, with software packages that aren’t solely dedicated to people who enjoy video games.

Art gallery replicants, social spaces and even painting utilities all exist to make Virtual Reality a real contender which will likely revolutionize the way we all interact with our home entertainment systems, and even computing  communications for years to come.

Getting in now to support the most promising software studios will help you surely ride the most exciting crest of the innovative wave here.

Healthcare

It is clearer than ever in recent years that many pharmaceutical drugs are leading to an addiction epidemic, particularly among the opiate painkillers prescribed universally after surgeries or any form of injury repair.

This has gained a large amount of controversy, and is the largest challenge to the pharmaceutical industry right now. The market is crying out for alternate means of pain removal.

Some states which have legalised marijuana are benefiting hugely from purpose bred concoctions which are less to help people get ‘high,’ and more to help people overcome the most insidious addictions they feel. These include products such as CBD oil or vapour rubs.

Other new and less researched substances such as Kratom are getting widespread popularity, to the point where medical research is being officially sanctioned and is starting to look promising.

If looking to invest in the healthcare industry, these could be the most promising places to start, as they potentially offer millions in untapped revenue.

Renewable Energy

You probably expected to see this on this list, and for good reason. Renewable energy is set to become one of the most exciting ways in which investing in positive world change can be beneficial to your wallet.

The renewable energy workforce is already larger than those working in methods of fossil fuel acquisition, and this is only set to increase.

Harvesting energy from the wind and solar farms is becoming more and more viable, and now even full nations are finding themselves more able to run off of pure, clean energy alone.

Luckily, the energy market does not need to be limited to simply one subset of that industry. It can crop up in many places, such as Tesla’s automotive interests in making solar powered, driverless cars.

Finding the most important and hottest avenues to invest regarding solar energy is easier than ever, and this is where some of the most exciting methods of innovation lie.

AI

Artificial intelligence is something that people often shudder when they think of, but it’s becoming less of a sci-fi fantasy and more of a practical, daily reality the further we move into it.

It’s likely your smartphone has a rudimentary voice chat option such as Siri, or Amazon’s Alexa in the new devices they sell, which learn your vocal, usage and purchasing habits and help tailor the experience you get based on those parameters.

As AI gets more refined, and it is becoming more refined, you should expect to see this cropping up in even the most unexpected of areas in the future.

The days aren’t far off from where smart homes speak to you as they used to in the movies.

AI is going to revolutionize the way we think, act and behave around the products we use on a daily basis, and as a result investing in the right avenues may net you untold fortunes.

Streaming

For those interested in investing in media platforms, look no further than YouTube Live, Mixer or Twitch.

These used to be more encouraging to those who play video games, but the audience has exploded in recent months and now massive creative communities have spawned.

If you’re looking for solid marketing investment, sponsoring those with large followings and social media gatherings can be the perfect way to invest in what could be considered an outsourced brand, bringing your operation to the eyes of many who are entertained and willing to listen to the endorsements of their favorite content creators.

The rise of influencers is real.

You may be able to craft a good supporting relationship which is much more likely to gain you the favor of their fans and potentially secure purchases or direct affiliate traffic where you deem fit.

This is a burgeoning and new industry which is just waiting to be taken advantage of.

These tips can help you experience a boom in your investment opportunity. Good luck!

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Brian Robben’s Top 9 YouTube Moments Of 2017

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1. My First Live TV Appearance!

Starting off the year strong, FOX 19 interviewed me live in front of their Cincinnati audience about my book How To College! I had a blast and can’t wait to get back on TV soon. This also helped me sell some books.

2. Is Talent Or Hard Work More Important? (answer’s obvious)

I’ll go to my grave with this answer simply because it’s been proven first hand in countless examples, but more so because I’ve witnessed this to be true in my own life. Watch the video and you better agree with me.

3. 15 Alternatives To College You Haven’t Heard

College is not the end all be all for 18-year-old kids who want to be successful later in life. There are an endless amount of possibilities to pursue instead, but here are just 15 different options you could take.

4. I’m Living The Dream As An Entrepreneur (Not Why You Expect)

Living the dream doesn’t mean what’s going on with your external circumstances. It’s more so knowing you’re following your dream and making progress every day to inch closer to achieving what you set out to.

5. Is Tai Lopez A Scammer? (The Truth)

Because he’s so popular now, I had to address my opinion about Tai Lopez and if he’s a scammer or not. Take a look to see my opinion with my reasoning behind it.

6. High School Basketball Taught Me An Unforgettable Lesson

You could say my high school basketball career was a failure after falling from the starting lineup to the bench because of two suspensions. Though it’s only because of these mistakes that I learned a crucial lesson I’ll never forget.

7. How To Land Your First 10 Marketing Agency Clients (drink with me)

Sales can be hard, or it can be easy if you follow these steps. I don’t know a lot of things (like handyman stuff), but my digital marketing company passed 6 figures in 5 months largely because of my sales performance.

8. The Best Business Idea For Beginner Entrepreneurs To Make Money

Look, I don’t want you to waste your time or money. I want you to start a business and dominate from the beginning. The way you do that is by following the sound advice in this clip.

9. Why 1 Bitcoin Can Be Worth $100,000 In A Few Years

I’ve been big on Bitcoin for years. Don’t be surprised if Bitcoin reaches $100k or even $1 million for 1 coin—I won’t be and half expect this price increase.

Want to see more of my YouTube videos? Click here.

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The Top 10 Take Your Success Posts Of 2017

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Top 10 posts of Take Your Success in 2017.

Another year down, hundreds of blog posts published on this site, and one list of the top 10 Take Your Success articles of 2017. Wow, that was fast.

This recap post is an excellent segway into the new year because my loyal, long time readers can get a list of the best posts while any new readers can catch up on what they’ve missed.

If you go back through all of the content, you’ll see that the beginning of the year I focused mostly on career and personal development articles. And then I transitioned into where I feel most at home, publishing content on entrepreneurship and money. That’s my sweet spot.

It’s also been a little over a year since I launched the top book recommendations category, which has received a ton of love from you guys. I don’t know if that means you’re nerdy and buying these books after reading the summary or lazy and just reading the spark notes—but whatever it is I’m going to keep posting them when I get time to read a book.

Overall I’ve had a heck of a year with Take Your Success in 2017 and I’m always grateful for your support.

Alright, let’s get into it. Evaluated roughly on views and shares (and a mix of my personal opinion), I bring you the top 10 Take Your Success posts of 2017:

1. 15 Signs Your Job Is Ruining Your Life

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Around the start of 2017 I hammered home the motto that you need to do work you love if you want maximum job satisfaction. Prestige and money can never stack up to on the job happiness. And ironically you’ll become more known and well=paid in your field when you’re working on your passion.

2. What Is Success?

Steve Jobs defines success.

The word “success” is in the name of this website and everyone around you wants to be successful. But where many of you go wrong is you haven’t identified what success is for yourself. And how can you be successful if that’s the case?

3. 15 Alternatives To College That Make Complete Sense

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The wiser I get, the less I believe college is the right answer for most 18-year-olds who just graduated high school. Unless you need a college degree for your field (like doctors) or your parents are paying for it, take a good hard look at your different options because only one is going to leave you with close to $100,000 of debt and potential unemployment.

4. How To Build A Personal Brand That Precedes You

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Think personal brands are only helpful if you’re a celebrity or athlete? Think again. This article explores how every professional can benefit from establishing a reputation that precedes them. And I wouldn’t be a good marketer if I didn’t take this opportunity to plug my new personal brand website BrianRobben.com.

5. How To Land Your First Social Media Client

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Fired up and fresh off closing more than 10 clients for my digital marketing company Illumen Media, I wrote this post in the fall to help out someone trying to break into the social media consulting space. It also has one of my most “interesting” videos in it, too. Check out the fun.

6. 10 Careers For People Who Love Helping Others

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Are you one of those people with a heart of gold? You belong in one of these 10 careers named in that article. It’d be a shame for you and the people in your community if you didn’t put your natural talents to work.

7. What’s The Best Business Idea For Beginner Entrepreneurs?

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If I can inspire some beginner entrepreneurs to start on the right path where they’re actually going to make money, then I’d feel good about myself. That’s the goal of this post, to share business advice that I fortunately learned myself. I easily could have picked the wrong path like many young entrepreneurs.

8. 9 Reasons Young Adults Are Insane Not To Invest In The Stock Market

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Look, investing in the stock market can absolutely change your life if you do it right and are patient. I’m talking about a drastic change like moving from poor status to middle-class status, or from middle-class status to wealthy. When your money works for you, you got a good thing going.

9. Why 1 Bitcoin Can Be Worth $100,000 In A Few Years

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2017 has to be the year of Bitcoin! It exploded across the globe and is now in headlines every day as the price goes up and down. While it’s a whole lot more expensive than prices just a few months ago, this article and video analyzes why the value of one Bitcoin may be worth far more in the future.

10. 18 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me When I Was 18

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Age brings wisdom and I’m no longer 18 years old. But I dug deep to write these life lessons that are tried and true no matter how old you are. If you’re 18 and truly internalize this information though, the world is at your fingertips.

Promise me that going into 2018, you’re going to take your success!

Did you like this list? Be sure to also check out last year’s Top 10 Take Your Success Posts Of 2016 or the year before’s Top 10 TYS Posts Of 2015.

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Is This The Laptop And Phone Security You’ve Been Waiting For?

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My MacBook is safely protected.

Do you care about securing the personal information on your laptop and devices? How about your email, bank account information, or social media usernames and passwords?

I know a former coworker of mine who wishes he paid more attention to his device security.

The story is, while his wife was shopping at an antique strip mall in a kind of rough part of town, he got bored and wanted to check his email. He got on his laptop and signed into a random public Wi-Fi that didn’t require a password.

That’s not a big deal right? Millions of people do this all the time.

But this simple act of signing into a public Wi-Fi and then entering his email username and password was all the hacker needed to cause damage. My co-worker noticed over $18,000 of credit card spending all went down in one hour.

He knew he didn’t spend that much because things were tight, and he was going to kill his wife if she spent that shopping! He confronted her and she said, “No, I didn’t spend more than $100.”

Later he learned that the hacker set up this Wi-Fi connection as a front to steal people’s personal information. The compromised router transmitted all the unencrypted personal information right to the malicious attacker who waited in the dark to commit credit card fraud.

Fortunately my co-worker was able to successfully dispute the false transactions for over $18,000 on his credit card. But that didn’t take away the sleepless nights and immeasurable stress in the days leading up to the resolution.

That gets me to my point: How secure are your devices?

Bitdefender Total Security 2018: Key Features

The Bitdefender Total Security 2018 software.

You could hope for the best and trust that regular security measures will hold up against malicious hackers. But why take that risk when you don’t have to?

I’m not cool with that. There’s too much for me to lose honestly.

That’s why I sought out and found the exact security measure I need that goes all out to secure my digital devices.

It’s called the Bitdefender Total Security. And its comprehensive features do everything I want it to and more.

1) Safe Files – If an unsafe application tries to edit or delete a protected file, Safe Files will automatically block the application, protect your files, and alert the user.

Safe Files feature on Bitdefender device software.

2) Webcam Protection – Analyze and protect webcam access from outside intrusions. If you’ve heard about the celebrity nude leaks captured through webcam hacks, they wouldn’t face this issue with Webcam Protection.

3) Wi-Fi Security Advisor – The second you connect to a new Wi-Fi network, Security Advisor evaluates the security level and notifies you if it’s secure or not. This is the exact thing my co-worker could have used to defend his personal information from that false Wi-Fi network attack!

Notifications from Bitdefender open WiFi feature.

4) Bitdefender Safepay – Use this protected browser feature when performing online bank transactions to stay safe and secure. All of the sensitive information you exchange in this browser will have extra protection from getting stolen.

5) Password Manager – Why make it so easy for bad people to steal from you by writing your passwords on a post-it note in front of your computer? Bitdefender Password Manager secures your confidential information like credit card details and passwords so only you can access it and you don’t have to attempt the impossible of remembering all your log-in information.

6) Advanced Threat Defense – This program will monitor every application on the device to ensure safety and protect against the slightest hint of malicious activity or suspicious behavior. You can also see which applications have been detected and blocked so you can act accordingly.

7) Parental Advisor – Parents can worry less about their kids by monitoring their computer and phone activity, tracking their location by phone, and a new added feature for the 2018 edition is children can mark themselves as safe when they’ve reached their destination by clicking a button in an Android or iPhone app.

With over 500 million users trusting this software, Bitdefender is the best at keeping your devices protected.

Do Your Thing, Protected

Since I’m the type of guy who takes nothing for chance, the Bitdefender Total Security program is exactly what I need to have peace of mind and freedom to focus on my business instead of worrying about my devices getting compromised.

It’d be a nightmare to deal with a hacker getting control of my company bank information and passwords, or any of my confidential personal data.

Plus, I already have a million things on my mind every minute, so the last thing I need to worry about and spend mental energy on is my security.

The fact that Bitdefender Total Security is a security blanket for my laptop and phone is the extra comfort I need to attack my day head on.

Wouldn’t you like this relief?

Pricing And Where Can You Get One

Bitdefender provides top quality malware protection at a fair price.

You can purchase a one year subscription of the Total Security 2018 for $58.49 (35% off at time of posting). This subscription allows you to get comprehensive security for up to 5 desktop and mobile devices.

Visit Bitdefender.com or Amazon to purchase this product and gain digital security.

Protect your devices today, and you won’t have to worry about them later.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bitdefender. The opinions and text are all mine.

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