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How To “Productize” A Service With Open Source Learning

Today we are going to talk a little about online courses, and how to set them up. These online platforms are the epitome of what Open Source Your Life is all about, in that you can literally learn any and every subject out there from a course on your laptop or phone,...

Stop Reading About Success, Start Acting On It

Uh oh, do I feel another boring yet slightly motivational post coming on? Well, no... Not exactly. You see I'm not going to try to give you my top five tips for success, or pump you full of motivational quotes... Okay maybe just one, but it's a good one a...

A Product of The Four Hour Work Week

Last month I picked up a book that kickstarted my entrepreneurial drive like nothing ever had before, and I thought it worth sharing with you now. How many of you out there have read The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss? If this is you, you probably won't find...

End Of The Weekly Updates

This is the final "Weekly Update" you guys will see from me. The purpose of these updates, was to give you a detailed idea of how I started out, managed by time, and kept moving forward. From this point on I will do my best to post monthly journals so that you can...

Is Outsourcing Right For Me? How To Hire A Virtual Assistant

If you have read the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, you’re probably interested in trying this outsourcing thing out for yourself. If you haven’t read the book, you should do yourself a favor and pick it up here. Trust me, it’s the best $15 you have ever spent. I...

Isn’t Email Outdated? Why Should I Build An Email List?

Many of you might be under the assumption that email is an outdated form of marketing, and therefor most of you are ignoring the pot of gold at the other end of the rainbow. What do you do with it? You just send your followers relevant content! Think about it......

How To Choose Hosting For Your Website

Some of you are, at this very moment, traveling down the rabbit hole looking for the best hosting option for your website or online business. To save you the trouble, here is a bit about why I chose my current hosting provider after months of careful research. I also...

How To Choose A Business Name With A Matching Domain Name

For me, this was BY FAR the most time consuming step to starting my online business. I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent trying to conjure up a few ingeniously clever business names. To add to the stress, most of us are looking for untaken domain names that...

Weekly Journal Nov 7th – Nov 14th

Another week of hustle without profit but I've got some new prospects, and I also picked up some motivation from a killer book you'll find listed below! Monday: Researched new themes, narrowed it down to two Wrote Blog post about Theme Searching   Tuesday: ...

Top Two, Most Customizable WordPress Themes

Okay so you have your Domain name picked out and you’ve set up hosting… Now what? Oh right, we need to give our website a face. If you are using Wordpress like the rest of us, go to your dashboard and select the "appearance" tab. This will give you the...

Weekly Journal Oct 31st – Nov 6th

Hey everybody. I am going to do my best to post weekly updates documenting my progress and actions. This will help keep me accountable, and provide all you followers out there with a timeline to work with. Remember to take small steps every day towards your goals, and...

Starting Out, Day-Jobs, Mentors, & Little Steps

These are the first blog posts I ever wrote. I found them worth sharing again as I asked myself the question… Where do I start? Simply asking this will hold 99% of us back, and stop us from ever taking that next step. We all have this passion; a desire to do something...

Start Here

Welcome to Open Source Your Life. My name is Alec Monaco, and I like to tinker with things to make them work better. This kind of thinking has allowed me to master skills quickly and successfully in all aspects of my life, including my adventures in online business!...