Join Entrepreneur and today's most influential business innovators in Denver, May 4. Register Now » According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates ages 25 to 32 earn $17,500 more annually than their non-degree-holding counterparts. Certainly, anyone with a formal education should value his or her training, but that doesn’t diminish the wealth potential of ambitious non-degree holders. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks good ideas and work experience outweigh education. In fact, the Thiel Fellowship offers a $100,000 grant to college dropouts and those who delay formal education to become entrepreneurs.
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The online self-publishing company launches memberships and options for publishers to host commercial content from brands Joan E. As part of a test program it calls a “revenue beta,” publishers can offer paid memberships to readers and have the option to host commercial content from brands. Medium was created by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams in 2012 as a destination for longer, deeper discourse than 140-character tweets. Since then, the service has grown quickly and become a platform of choice in some high-profile tiffs: Amazon chose Medium as the place to air complaints about a New York Times exposé last year, while ride-hailing app Uber refuted a BuzzFeed article about its safety record on Medium. In addition, former ESPN heavyweight Bill Simmons plans to publish his new website, The Ringer, there.
Medium Tries to Start to Making MoneyOnline publishing service Medium unveiled two ways for publishers to start making money off their posts there, as it also listed companies, including magazine heavyweight Time Inc., that plan to move publications onto the platform. As part of a test … Medium Tries to Start to Making Money