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The entrepreneurship podcast you can actually apply! The award-winning small business show covers creative ways to make money online and offline, including blogging, online business, freelancing, marketing, sales funnels, investing, and much more. Join 100,000+ listeners and get the business ideas and passive income strategies straight to your earbuds. No BS, just actionable tips on how to start and grow your side hustle. Hosted by Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation.

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The entrepreneurship podcast you can actually apply! The award-winning small business show covers creative ways to make money online and offline, including blogging, online business, freelancing, marketing, sales funnels, investing, and much more. Join 100,000+ listeners and get the business ideas and passive income strategies straight to your earbuds. No BS, just actionable tips on how to start and grow your side hustle. Hosted by Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation.

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Episodes

598: 21 Little Life Upgrades for 2024

2/29/2024
What's one small change you could make right now to instantly improve your life? I'm talking about tweaks that are completely within your control—minor upgrades that deliver outsized returns on your happiness. Today we're talking 21 little life upgrades—small purchases, shifts, and habits you can adopt this year to improve your life. I'll be sprinkling in some of my own tweaks throughout, but we've also got a ton of suggestions from the Side Hustle Nation community on everything from work hacks to health habits to home upgrades. We actually did a whole previous episode on life upgrades back in 2020, Episode 418, with a completely different set of upgrades and tricks. I definitely encourage you to check that one out as well for even more upgrade inspiration! I guarantee you'll find at least one new idea to try out here. Full Show Notes: 21 Little Life Upgrades for 2024 New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: US Bank — Get a 75,000-point sign-up bonus with the US Bank Business Altitude Power World Elite Mastercard, and earn 2X points on everything you buy for your business. Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! The Science of Scaling Podcast — A framework to help guide entrepreneurs through the scaling process! This is Small Business — Pulls back the curtain on pivotal moments in the journey to success for small business owners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:55

GH: Scaling Up a Service Business: From Idea to $400k in Monthly Recurring Revenue (in Under 3 Years)

2/22/2024
Three years ago Design Pickle didn't exist. It wasn't even an idea in founder Russ Perry's head yet. That's why it seems crazy to me that today the unlimited graphic design service is doing $400k in monthly recurring revenue! Back in 2014, Russ was running a creative agency, but he started to hate everything about it. “I felt like I was in a prison of my own creation,” he said. By January 2015, he'd shut down his agency and started working as a freelancer. Not wanting to build a similar prison again, he sought out a different business model -- one with a simpler service offering that was designed to scale. From taking on a friend as his first client to now completing more than 800 design jobs a day, it’s been an incredibly quick ascension and a great example of how to scale a service business. Tune in to hear how Russ grew his business from zero to $410k+ in monthly recurring revenue in less than 3 years. We cover his marketing strategies, his hiring best practices, and what Design Pickle does to keep customers coming back month after month. Full Show Notes: Scaling Up a Service Business: From Idea to $400k in Monthly Recurring Revenue (in Under 3 Years) New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Squarespace - Start building your professional website today! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! My First Million — Explore new business ideas based on trends and opportunities in the market! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:50

597: Website Rentals: The simple local websites that earn $1000/mo each

2/15/2024
Miao Rios was listening to the Side Hustle Show episode “Rank and Rent” with Luke Van Der Veer about creating niche websites to rank them on Google, then renting out the leads to local service businesses. She decided to give it a try, and just 3 months after creating her first site, she got an unexpected call. It was from the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, inviting her new website business to bid on a large demolition project for a local school. Despite having no actual demolition capabilities, Miao took a chance responding to the tender. She partnered with a qualified local contractor, got help polishing up the bidding documents, and ended up winning the $5,000 job! In this episode, you’ll learn how Miao of blackbirdseo.com builds and ranks her sites to earn $1000-$1500 per month passively. More importantly, you’ll get a blueprint to find profitable niches and service providers to create your own side income stream. Tune in to Episode 597 of the Side Hustle Show to learn about: Finding profitable niches and locations Building out niche sites to rank locally Getting high-quality leads Partnering with reliable service contractors Full Show Notes: Website Rentals: The simple local websites that earn $1000/mo each Free Listener Bonus: 50+ Rank and Rent Niches New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: US Bank — Get a 75,000-point sign-up bonus with the US Bank Business Altitude Power World Elite Mastercard, and earn 2X points on everything you buy for your business. Notion – Try Notion AI for free! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:38

596: An Online Course Business Turns 10: Lessons from $4M in Online Piano Course Sales

2/8/2024
You may remember the story Jacques Hopkins first shared on the Side Hustle Show in 2017 about his online piano course. Over the past decade, he systematically scaled Piano in 21 Days, into a powerhouse brand that generated over $4 million in sales. Now in 2024, I connected with Jacques again to get an update on his current projects and perspective looking back on his entrepreneurial wins and lessons learned over the past years. Like all savvy business owners, his approach and focus has evolved quite a bit during that timeframe. Tune in to Episode 596 of the Side Hustle Show to learn: Jacques' online piano course business after 11 years and over $4 million in sales Elements of building a successful online course business How Jacques' passion has shifted after doing this side hustle for over a decade What Jacques is focused on next with his coaching program and podcast Full Show Notes: An Online Course Business Turns 10: Lessons from $4M in Online Piano Course Sales New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Squarespace - Start building your professional website today! Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! The Hustle Daily Show - Your daily news podcast about irreverent and informative takes on business & tech! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:40

595: The Million Dollar Weekend / Business Idea Giveaway Show

2/1/2024
What if I told you that you could launch a million-dollar business this weekend? Sounds crazy, right? I recently had the pleasure of having Noah Kagan back on the Side Hustle Show podcast. You might remember him from Episode 237 about brainstorming and validating business ideas. Noah is a serial entrepreneur and founder of AppSumo, The Noah Kagan Youtube channel, Noah Kagan Presents podcast, and several other successful ventures. He recently launched a new book called Million Dollar Weekend: The Surprisingly Simple Way to Launch a 7-Figure Business in 48 Hours. Throughout our conversation, we brainstormed numerous side hustle business ideas that listeners could pursue this year. Noah also shared his insights on idea validation, launching quickly, and much more. Tune in to Episode 595 of The Side Hustle Show to learn: How to quickly validate and launch a side hustle idea Multiple promising side hustle concepts to pursue in 2024 The importance of pre-selling a product idea before building it Why services businesses make for promising first side hustles Actionable tips for overcoming "analysis paralysis" and launching faster Full Show Notes: The Million Dollar Weekend / Business Idea Giveaway Show New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: US Bank — Get a 75,000 sign-up bonus with the US Bank Business Altitude Power World Elite Mastercard, and earn 2X points on everything you buy for your business. Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! HubSpot — Connect your data, teams, and customers on one customer platform that grows with your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:57

594: The $100/day for 100 Days Challenge

1/25/2024
Making an extra $100 a day through side hustles might seem out of reach for many people. So how did one side hustler earn over $10,000 in just 100 days? Jaclyn "Jackie" Mitchell (@jaclynmitchell) set out to save for a down payment on a house by breaking a big goal into bite-sized daily targets. By earning $100 every day over 100 days, she ended up netting a total of $10,972. How’d she do it while working a full-time job? By relentlessly testing quick-hitting side hustles, working in public to hold herself accountable, and opening herself up to unexpected income from building an audience. Tune in to Episode 594 of The Side Hustle Show to learn: how to break down big goals into small, daily actions how to leverage communities for advice and accountability. how to look for passive income opportunities how consistency compounds over time Full Show Notes: The $100/day for 100 Days Challenge New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Notion – Try Notion AI for free! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Squarespace - Start building your professional website today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:42

GH: 10 Foundational Hustle Habits to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness

1/18/2024
As the author of more than 70 books, Steve “S.J.” Scott is one of the most productive and disciplined people I know. His latest title, Habit Stacking, became a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and served as the inspiration for this episode. (Long-time listeners might remember Steve from WAY back in the archives; he was my guest in episode 9 where we discussed how to earn money as a side hustling author.) This time though we’re diving into a few of the habits that allow Steve to continually drive his business forward, and lead a healthier and happier life. Plus, you’ll learn why we think they’re important and how you can apply them in your own life. The 10 habits we cover are: Tracking your time Reviewing your goals daily Writing down the tasks you got done Fixing your “broken windows” Wearing a step-tracking device Keeping a food diary Researching one side hustle Breaking down a big project into actionable steps Following an evening shutdown routine Practicing mindfulness As you can see, they’re not all directly business-related, but most take 5 minutes or less and are designed to increase your productivity, reduce stress, prioritize your workload, and help you find a healthy work-life balance. Tune in to hear how Steve and I incorporate these habits into our daily routines (or plan to, in my case). Full Show Notes: 10 Foundational Hustle Habits to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness New to the Show? Grab your personalized playlist here! Sponsors: Entrepreneur Franchise 500 - Check out the list of the Top 500 Franchicses to own! Factor — Get 50% off America’s #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:57

593: The 30 Day Money Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Detox Program for Your Financial Health

1/11/2024
Have you ever done a juice cleanse or a "Whole30" challenge? While I haven't ever gone to that extreme, I DO always feel better physically and mentally after even just a few days of clean eating. So if a quick "cleanse" can work for our health, why not try it with our money? To dive deeper into this, I'm joined by Rachel Jimenez from Money Hacking Mama, one of the most popular Side Hustle Show guests of all time. Her episode on selling printables on Etsy has been downloaded almost 90,000 times. Ready for the cleanse? Let's do it! Full Show Notes: The 30 Day Money Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Detox Program for Your Financial Health Free Listener Bonus: Download the Printable Money Cleanse Checklist. New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Squarespace - Start building your professional website today! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:02

592: How One Side Hustler Turned $65 into $25k in 12 months

1/4/2024
When school teacher Claire McCann turned a $65 used table set into $300, she discovered a profitable new side hustle model. Intrigued by the potential to multiply her money by flipping furniture, Claire set out to hone her skills and scale the venture up. Just 15 months later, Claire has earned over $35,000 in profits from furniture flipping using Facebook Marketplace and other digital platforms. Now she spreads her hard-won knowledge so others can succeed too through her The Furniture Flip brand. Tune in to Episode 592 of the Side Hustle Show to learn: Where to source profitable secondhand furniture pieces online for low buy prices Strategies to customize your outreach messages and listings so your deals stand out Which furniture styles and brands yield top resale prices? The economics behind leveraging movers and staging help to scale Best practices to avoid prevalent marketplace scams and fraudsters Full Show Notes: How One Side Hustler Turned $65 into $25k in 12 Months New to the show? Grab your personalized playlist here! Sponsors: Notion – Try Notion AI for free! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:43

591: The 10 Best Side Hustles of the Year

12/28/2023
We've had hundreds of inspiring side hustle stories on the show this past year, but a few really stood out from the pack. In this week's roundup episode, I'll be counting down the 10 best side hustles of 2023. To make it super easy to revisit any episode, I put together a Side Hustle Show "Best Side Hustles of 2023" playlist on Spotify with quick access to all the audio. Get ready to have your side hustle dreams ignited as we reveal the year's top ideas and strategies for earning outside of the conventional 9 to 5. The only question is - which one will you put into action this year? Let's dive in! Full Show Notes: The 10 Best Side Hustles of 2023 New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Masterclass — Get 15% off an annual membership! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Gusto – Get 3 months free when you run your first payroll! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:30

590: The Most Overlooked Way to Make More Money?

12/21/2023
Have you ever woken up one day feeling trapped in a career you used to love? The stability of a steady paycheck no longer worth the daily dread of unfulfilling work? Did you suddenly want a career change? I’m talking staring-at-the-ceiling-all-night type misery. Alex Warneke knows exactly how this feels. She found herself creatively stifled and financially limited working as a marine ecologist and park ranger. While loving the subject matter, restrictions around income growth, adventure, and location independence nagged her. She couldn't shake the feeling that her current path just wouldn't get her to the life she envisioned. Despite no prior experience, Alex strategically skilled up and gained Salesforce credentials to increase her income potential dramatically. Her story offers an inspirational template for others looking to pursue more career flexibility. Tune in to Episode 590 of the Side Hustle Show to learn: How Alex was able to increase her earning potential by changing careers The process Alex took to learn Salesforce through the Talent Stacker program What a typical day in the life looks like working as a Salesforce administrator and consultant Common mistakes to avoid on your journey to career change and advancement Full Show Notes: The Most Overlooked Way to Make More Money? Is a Salesforce Career Right for You? Join the Free 5-Day Salesforce Challenge to find out. New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Monarch Money — Get an extended 30-day free trial of the top-rated personal finance app. Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:33

GH: How to Replace Your Salary by Buying Mini Businesses

12/14/2023
Stacy Caprio was desperate to leave her day job. She ended up doing just that after acquiring – and improving – a portfolio of mini online businesses. In her case, these were websites that make money from advertising. Now, this asset class can be risky, and Stacy is open about her early failures. But if you have some online skills, (or management skills to bring people in if you don’t want to run the site yourself) this can be a fast-track to the cash flow you need to fund your lifestyle. Since websites often sell for 20x monthly earnings, they’re perhaps 10-15x “cheaper” than if you were to rely solely on traditional investments and a 4% withdrawal rate. Sound like the kind of investment that suits your lifestyle? Tune in to episode 323 to hear where Stacy finds these businesses to buy, her unique filtering criteria, and a few quick ways she’s been able to accelerate the cash flow of her portfolio for even better returns. Full Show Notes: How to Replace Your Salary by Buying Mini Businesses New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Gusto – Get 3 months free when you run your first payroll! Factor — Get 50% off America’s #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Kababi — Start your 30-day free trial today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:39

589: How a Simple Idea Turned Into a $50k a Month Side Hustle

12/7/2023
Lou Rice was breastfeeding her son Archie one night when disaster struck—she dropped her Kindle on his head! While that experience was upsetting for both of them at the moment, it sparked an idea for Lou and her husband Ben to create a solution. Ben fashioned a silicone strap with staples to attach Lou's Kindle to her hand and prevent any future dropping incidents. Lou tested it out over the next month and absolutely loved having the grip and security of the strap for comfortable one-handed reading during those long middle-of-the-night feeds. And thus, their side hustle, strapsicle.com was born—a company now generating over $50k a month selling their innovative Kindle straps. Not only that, but Strapsicle is on pace for its first-ever 6 figures after recently going viral on TikTok and Instagram. Tune in to Episode 589 of The Side Hustle Show to learn: How an accident sparked a successful product idea Why micro-influencers were key for visibility How early demand was validated before production How diversified sales channels have inherent strengths Full Show Notes: 589: How a Simple Idea Turned Into a $50k a Month Side Hustle New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Ladder – Get instantly approved for term life insurance—no doctors, no needles, no paperwork! Masterclass — Get 15% off an annual membership! Factor — Get 50% off America's #1 ready-to-eat meal delivery service w/ code sidehustle50! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:39

588: Rental Arbitrage: $700K Renting Out Other People's Properties

11/30/2023
Making money in real estate typically requires owning the property, right? Coming up with a large down payment, securing financing, dealing with tenants, handling maintenance and repairs. The barriers to entry aren’t exactly low. But what if you could skip all that and still bring in serious cash flow by renting out apartments and homes without buying them? When Richie Matthews and his wife were looking to supplement their seasonal events business in late 2019, rental arbitrage seemed like an ideal side hustle. Little did they know that just a few months later, that tiny side hustle would quickly scale into a business managing 60 units and generating over $2.5 million in revenue and $700k in profits. He now runs his company, iStayUSA.com. Tune in to Ep 588 of The Side Hustle Show to: Test unfamiliar models with tiny experiments before going “all in” Stay nimble and embrace opportunities, even in uncertainty Build scalable systems and processes early on Diversify marketing channels and revenue streams Focus on profitability metrics rather than solely revenue growth Full Show Notes: Rental Arbitrage: $700k Renting Out Other People's Properties Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:43

587: 10 Creative Side Hustles that Make Real Money - Part 6

11/23/2023
It’s that time of year again—Thanksgiving! For the past years, I’ve celebrated the holiday with an annual roundup of some of the most creative, outside-the-box side hustle ideas and stories that have come across my desk. These unique money-making side hustles stand out not just for their ingenuity but for the impressive income generated by ordinary people putting their skills, passions, and sheer determination to work. This is the 6th installment of the series, so I encourage you to go check out the other episodes if you like this format: 10 Creative Side Hustles Part 1 – 2018 10 Creative Side Hustles Part 2 – 2019 10 Creative Side Hustles Part 3 – 2020 10 Creative Side Hustles Part 4 – 2021 10 Creative Side Hustles Part 5 - 2022 This year’s list features an awesome mix of unconventional side hustles spanning cleaning, gardening, rentals, social media, and more. Each profile contains key stats, actionable ideas, and an inside look you won’t find anywhere else! Full Show Notes: 10 Creative Side Hustles that Make Real Money - Part 6 Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Gusto - Hire, pay, and manage your team all in one place! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:07

586: Monetize Your Curiosity: $80k in Revenue from a Part-Time Project

11/16/2023
Can you really get paid to be curious? When Harry Duran launched the Vertical Farming Podcast in 2020, he had zero experience or connections in the industry — he just wanted to learn more about vertical farming. Yet through strategic partnerships and consistency, he has established himself as a leading voice in this emerging space. Fast forward just over three years later, the show generates over $80,000 in annual revenue. Harry is now seen as a leading authority in the space. His show generates thousands in sponsorship revenue from companies eager to get in front of this highly targeted audience. Tune into episode 586 of The Side Hustle Show to learn: What made him interested in vertical farming Tactics for landing high-profile guests Creative approaches to securing sponsors Strategies for expanding into a media network And much more Full Show Notes: Monetize Your Curiosity: How a Part-Time Podcast Generated $80k in Revenue Listener Bonus: 20 Hobby Niches to Build a Side Hustle Around Free Bonus: Your Podcast Starter Kit Sponsors: Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Masterclass — Get 15% off an annual membership! Gusto - Get 3 months free the leading payroll, benefits, and HR platform for small businesses! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:47

585: Giving Away Ideas, Getting Great Guests, Growing Your Business, and More: 20 Questions with Nick

11/9/2023
We've got another round of 20 Questions from Side Hustle Nation listeners on the agenda today! I always enjoy tapping into your collective experience and the challenge of providing helpful answers off the cuff. As is customary on these episodes, I’ve filtered through a stack of questions from the Side Hustle Nation community over the past few months. Though we usually hit 20, this time around we've got 18 questions to explore. This is the 15th installment of this series, making it probably the longest-running series in the Side Hustle Show's history, so feel free to check out the older ones: 556: Pricing, Podcasting, Permission to Quit, and More: 20 Questions with Nick 498: Profitable Podcasting, Getting Clients, and $50k/mo in Passive Income: 20 Questions with Nick 451: Affiliate Marketing, Early Retirement, and Side Hustle Shifts Over 8 Years of Podcasting: 20 Questions with Nick 431: Fear of Selling, Protecting Ideas, Podcasting and More 412: Side Hustle Ethics, Charging Your Friends, the Side Hustles I’m Most Excited About, and More 365: Market Saturation, Mind Mapping, Miracle Mornings, and More 346: The Con of the Side Hustle, Beanie Babies, Affiliate Marketing, and More 320: Multiplying Money, Morning Routines, and $100k Side Hustles 291: Email, Ebooks, Platforms, and Conferences 271: Brilliant Blogging, Ruthless Productivity, and Guaranteed Success 245: Network Marketing, Imposter Syndrome, My Side Hustle Mistakes, and More 219: Growing Traffic, Monetization, List-Building, a Day in the Life, and More 198: Blogging, Branding, Book Writing, and Finding the Right Side Hustle for You 181: SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Self-Publishing, Udemy, and More Topics covered include podcast advertising, SEO resources, deciding which side hustle to focus on, and much more. You'll hear me reflect on getting sponsors for the show, recommend tools for affiliate marketing, give advice on turning a skill into a money-maker, and share what I've been reading lately. There's a little something for everyone in this episode, whether you're just getting started on your first venture or looking to take an existing business to the next level. Let's jump right into the questions! Full Show Notes: Giving Away Ideas, Getting Great Guests, Growing Your Business, and More: 20 Questions With Nick New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Sponsors: Kajabi — Start your 30-day free trial today! Ladder – Get instantly approved for term life insurance—no doctors, no needles, no paperwork! BetterHelp — Get 10% off your first month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:11

GH: Virtual Consulting: How to Start a Location-Independent Consulting Business

11/2/2023
A location-independent consulting business that replaces your day job income in a matter of months? That's what Paul Minors achieved with his virtual software consulting side hustle. You might recognize Paul’s name. Paul is a productivity blogger and consultant from New Zealand. He was part of a fun productivity roundtable episode we did towards the end of 2016 -- that was episode 197 if you want to go back and check it out. At that time, Paul was putting the wheels in motion on his consulting business centered around specific software tools. If you can hitch your cart to a rising tide of interest in a particular tool, and become the go-to expert in that space, you can do really well. Paul was able to leave his day job within a couple of months of starting his business. He was then able to go traveling with his wife for 6-months while working 15-20 hours a week from his laptop. After arriving back home, he started working full-time on his consulting business. “I noticed the impact of that straight away, within a couple of months I had doubled my income,” Paul told me. It's clear Paul has figured out this business model. This episode is packed with ideas you might be able to apply to your own areas of expertise. Maybe you’ll even uncover some areas of expertise you never really considered that special before. Tune in to episode 344 hear: How Paul came across the idea of offering his first consulting services “by accident.” The several different marketing channels that drive targeted traffic to his website How he’s added more products and services to his portfolio Full Show Notes: Virtual Consulting: How to Start a Location-Independent Consulting Business New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:05

584: Building a 7-Figure Online Business in Just 2 Years

10/26/2023
It's one thing to teach a toddler to read; it's another entirely to transform that skill into a 7-figure business. Spencer Russell built Toddlers Can Read from the ground up and achieved tremendous success in just 2 years. Despite early setbacks with initial sales, he adapted by refining the course experience and struck gold with viral content on TikTok. As Spencer innovates, scales, and plans a rebranding, he remains deeply committed to his mission—helping children everywhere unlock their reading potential. Explore his strategies, learn from his experiences, and discover why he believes in giving your side hustle full-time energy. Tune into episode 584 of The Side Hustle Show to learn: How Spencer Russell found his niche in early childhood education Strategies for delivering value and engaging customers Leveraging social media for business growth Expanding reach through blogging and paid advertising Full Show Notes: Building a 7-Figure Online Business in Just 2 years New to the Show? Get your personalized Side Hustle Show playlist Sponsor: BetterHelp — Get 10% off your first month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:38

583: $1000s a Month Sharing the Best Deals in Your Niche

10/19/2023
David Paxton earns $1000s a month sharing the best golf gear deals on the Internet. And unlike most affiliate businesses, he didn't wait around in the Google sandbox waiting for SEO to take hold. In fact, he made $2000 in his first month! Tune in to the interview to learn how he: sources the deals gets the word out monetizes the business Could you borrow the idea in your own niche? Full Show Notes: $1000s a Month Sharing the Best Deals in Your Niche Your Listener Bonus: 20 Hobby Niches To Create A Promotional Business Sponsors: Masterclass — Get 15% off an annual membership! BetterHelp — Get 10% off your first month! Kababi — Start your 30-day free trial today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:43