Josh Barsch
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Josh Barsch

I'm one of those guys who has his fingers in a lot of different pies. People who like me might call me a Renaissance Man, and people who don't like me might call me a jack of all trades and master of none. I'm OK with either description. Here's a rundown of who I am and what I do.

* I'm a single father of a daughter and two sons in Rapid City, S.D. As of this writing, my daughter Mia is 9 and my sons Ezra and Lorenzo are 7 and 2. Being a dad has never intimidated me; I've always felt like I was born to do it. It helps that my kids are all extremely, for lack of a better word, "easy" -- they're smart, healthy, well-behaved and well-mannered (for the most part. If you don't count the occasional bouts of intra-sibling brutality). Although being a father is my most important job, it's the side of me that most people never see, because I also do the stuff below.

* I'm a writer (duh, right? Where are you reading this, after all?). I've been a writer longer than I've been anything, starting with my career as a reporter back in 1994. But now I'm focused on writing more books, on a wide -- and I do mean WIDE -- variety of subjects. I hope you buy every single damn one of 'em. :)

* I own a search engine advertising agency called StraightForward Media that I founded in 2001. It's made me a good living and I'm grateful for the chance to have been home with my family during almost my entire working life.

* I like mixed martial arts. Mostly I watch, but I've done some boxing and am beginning some ju-jitsu training (I'm 40...better late than never).

* I like learning foreign languages. I speak passable Spanish, French, German and Italian. I've studied Russian and Japanese, but don't trust me to be your guide in those countries. Next up for me is some Portuguese. I also know sign language -- an antiquated version of sign language called SEE (Signing Exact English) that really annoys deaf people, but hey, at least I can communicate.

Ask me anything at josh.barsch@gmail.com

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    • How to Win American Scholarships

    • Avoid These 10 Mistakes & Go to College for Free!
    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Josh Barsch has been a scholarship judge since 2003, and he's identified 10 big essay-writing errors that students make every year that rob them of a chance at big-time college money....

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    • Scholarship winner

    • By lori elliott on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Google Ad Grants Playbook

    • The Definitive Guide to Breakthrough Nonprofit Growth...On Google's Dime
    • By: Josh Barsch, Steve Isaacs
    • Narrated by: Gail L. Chaffee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Google gives nonprofit organizations 10,000 per month in free advertising through its Google Ad Grants program....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Very Informative!

    • By Rodney757 on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Confessions of a Scholarship Judge

    • How Your Kid Can Easily Win $100,000 in Scholarships
    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Ninety-eight percent of scholarship applications end up in the trash because of a couple dozen common mistakes....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rebel Resume

    • An Outlaw Guide to Kick-Ass Resumes for Students & New Grads
    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    If you want an advantage over 90% of the people applying for the jobs you want, buy the book. You won't regret it....

    • An Outlaw Guide to Kick-Ass Resumes for Students & New Grads
    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Como Obtener Becas Estadounidenses

    • Evita Estos 10 Errores para Obtener Becas y Ve a la Universidad Gratis!
    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Rafael Serrano de Royal Logistics Group
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Quieres una guía rápida y sucia sobre la forma de colocarte por encima de los miles de estudiantes de todo el mundo que compiten contigo por dinero de la beca....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Confesiones de un Juez de Becas Escolares: Cómo Ganar Más Becas Entendiendo lo que los Jueces Odian

    • By: Josh Barsch
    • Narrated by: Rafael Serrano de Royal Logistics Group
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    El noventa y ocho por ciento de las solicitudes de becas termina en la basura, debido a un par de docenas de errores communes....

    Regular price: $14.95

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