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Malia Politzer is the executive editor of piqd.com, and an award-winning long-form journalist based out of Spain. She specializes in reporting on migration, international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
Originally from California, she's lived in China, Spain, Mexico and India, and reported from various countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Her primary beats relate to immigration, economics and international development. She has published articles in Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. She is also a regular contributor to Devex.
Her Huffington Post Highline series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush" won awards from the National Association of Magazine Editors, Overseas Press Club, and American Society of Newspaper Editors. She's also won multiple awards for feature writing in India and the United States.
Her reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Institute For Current World Affairs, and the Global Migration Grant.
Degrees include a BA from Hampshire College and MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where was a Stabile Fellow at the Center for Investigative Journalism.
For those interested in learning how to create a successful passive business online, the podcast "Smart Passive Income" by Pat Flynn is definitely worth a listen.
Created by successful online entrepreneur and millionaire Pat Flynn, each episode explains and explores how to build successful online businesses from the ground up—drawing on the expertise of guests who have managed to make a living through "passive" online incomes. The podcast has generated more than 10 million downloads from listeners all over the world.
Flynn is well positioned to give advice: When he was laid off from his architecture firm, he decided to create a website to help himself pass an important architecture exam called the LEEDS—which would hopefully help him land his next gig. Little did he realize that his website would soon be generating more than 1000 hits per day.
As his website generated more and more traffic, he realized it was actually a business opportunity. He began to pivot away from architecture, focusing instead on learning how to turn informational websites into profitable businesses. Drawing on the info from the website he'd created, he wrote an ebook on how to pass the LEEDS exam, which he sold for $19.99. A month after publishing the book online, he received more than $7000 in his PayPal account.
Today, he has an entire website dedicated to helping other people figure out how to generate income online. The podcast is just one feature, but a useful one: Each episodes features a successful entrepreneur who gives tips, shortcuts, and talks about the mistakes they made along the way—so you don't have to.