The stock market has been reserved for elite and knowledgeable investors for much of its history. Throughout its life, the common consumer wasn’t heavily involved with the market, and a majority of investors consisted of large hedge fund managers and financial advisors.

It wasn’t until recently that investing has become more accessible for the masses.

A lot of the reason that it has, is because of consumer-based investment platforms. There are a few of these platforms, but the most notable, especially in recent times, is Robinhood.

Today’s article is going to talk about the origin story of this exciting (and…

There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to the backstories of successful people. I have spent some time reading a few different biographies of these people, mainly Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, and each of their origin stories is much deeper than the shallow version that you often hear.

This is especially the case with Elon, as many people don’t actually know what he accomplished in order to get to where he is today.

Everyone says, “oh, he came from a slightly wealthy family so it’s not that impressive”, but they don’t read into it to…

Breaking Bad is, without a doubt, my favorite show of all time. The plot is top-notch, the characters are some of the most memorable in any show ever made, and the writing is superb.

But, after recently watching the show again for the third time, I began to realize that there was a lot more than meets the eye.

Breaking bad has a lot of symbolism and meaning that can easily be missed, and most of it has to do with color. There are thousands of little things that, when looked into, prove how deep this show truly is. …

Imagine an immigrant, with no power or money, working his way up and eventually funding an entire revolution in Central America

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, bananas were a newfound luxury in the United States. Coming primarily from Central America, they arrived in ships and were found in large American ports such as New Orleans and Boston. As this delicious new delicacy was discovered by more people across the country, it became highly desired, and the demand for bananas exploded exponentially. This caused entrepreneurs such as Minor C. Keith, founder of United Fruit, to capitalize on the newfound desire for bananas and go on to create one of the largest fruit companies in history.

The competition was fierce, however…

Believe it or not, the number one career choice for American kids in 2020 is to become a YouTuber. This is a much different reality from 30–40 years ago when the number one answer was something along the lines of an astronaut or engineer.

Times have most definitely changed and I am honored to be in the position that I am in today, spending the last six years as a full-time content creator on YouTube.

I have learned a lot throughout this time and have come to understand the full scope of having a career on the platform. …

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Making $100,000 on Medium is a huge milestone for me. I have spent the last two months writing about how I have made $100,000 on Medium in order to reach the milestone of making $100,000 on Medium. It was an interesting journey and I am here to tell you about my experience.

But before we begin, let me touch on the most important thing you will ever read on this website.

1. Bulleted Lists

Bulleted lists are important because they create retention and make people scroll down through the rest of your article. You can honestly write a lot of verbose, monotonous information…

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McDonald’s is the most recognizable fast-food chain on the planet, without a doubt. The golden arches are more recognizable than many religious symbols and they have an ever-growing presence in over 119 countries.

It sounds unbelievable.

But, what if I told you something that was even more unbelievable.

McDonald's makes most of its money through real estate, not hamburgers.

The Drive-Up Restaraunt

Drive-up restaurants were extremely popular throughout the late 1930s and early 1940s, with many diners offering curbside delivery. …

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Marketing is one of the most important things for companies who are looking to grow or reach a new audience. If you have an amazing product, but no marketing, people aren’t going to know about it, and you are left with an expensive hobby instead of a business.

Or so you would think.

But, a beer company known as Pabst has exploded in recent years with its “Blue Ribbon” beer and it is due to a different reason: the complete lack of marketing.

Yes, you heard that right. Pabst Blue Ribbon grew due to the fact that they weren’t marketing…

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Over the last few months, I have been going out of my way to learn more about the less traditional aspects of marketing.

I have read books on things like word of mouth marketing, talk triggers, producing shareable content, and most recently, brand seduction.

All of these are subcategories of marketing that aren’t bland and boring (such as the four P’s and the idea of click funnels).

They are more focused on subconscious ways for people to purchase and support your product or brand, instead of trackable “impressions” or “conversions”.

The latest book I have read is known as “Brand…

As a college student who is highly interested and involved in the gaming industry, I figured it was time to put my money where my expertise is, and invest in gaming stocks.

I recently decided to dive headfirst into casual investing with Robinhood and didn’t know where to start. I messed around with some stocks related to marijuana and the medical industry and ended up losing a fair bit of money.

It didn’t work out because I didn’t know what I was doing and I didn’t do enough research into what I was investing in.

Moving forwards, I started doing…

Tanner Papy

College Student | YouTuber | Marketing Addict

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