5 Things I Wish I Had Experienced Before Starting an Online Business

Entrepreneurship is beautiful but things are not as pretty or efficient in the beginning. Through trial an error I was able to overcome many obstacles efficiently yet I honestly wish I knew sooner what I know today.

Without further ado, here are 5 things I wish I knew before starting my online business.

1. Take a Course—or Two

Starting a new business is an exciting thing. Most entrepreneurs start on their own without the help of others—we are in the process of making our first sales after all, and being as wise as possible with startup capital is key.

We go ahead and spend a sizable chunk of that capital on things we think are a priority and often make the mistake of excluding some others that aren’t as obvious.

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3 Ways to Check If Your VPN Is Leaking Your Data

Think your search history is private? Think again. Every site you visit, every Google search query you ever type is recorded, logged, and stored in some virtual cloud. In fact, courts have even begun using a person’s internet search history as evidence. Imagine every mundane search you ever typed being exposed. It’s possible, which is probably one of the main reasons why more people have begun using VPN.

A VPN is a virtual private network. They work by encrypting your internet connection and hiding your real IP address. When you connect to a virtual private network server, you’re able to browse the internet as if you were in a different location. Unfortunately, not all VPNs were created equal. While some help encrypt your connection, others actually sell your browsing data.

Not sure how to tell if a VPN is legitimate? Start by asking these three simple questions.

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Behind the Otter Creative Studio Name

Otter Creative Studio’s name concept started with a trip to Big Sur, California. About 30 miles north lies a city, Monterey, where otters live. We fell in love with the animal and the company name was born—and the rest, like they say, is history.

We had the opportunity to go back about a month ago and we decided to record a short but amazing video on our way to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It is beautiful down there and if you enjoy watching this video imagine being there!

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