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IKE-57: Pole Dancer, Fitness Studio Owner, And Queen Maker - Sarah Jacoby

Sarah Jacoby opened a pole dancing fitness studio as a side business while working a full-time job as a creative director. In this exciting episode, Sarah traces her journey to growing 5 studio locations and reaching financial independence so she could leave her job. Sarah’s success in her side business venture allowed her to retire at 32. Her pole dancing studios continue to grow and thrive under her hand-picked management staff. In an effort to help budding female entrepreneurs, Sarah...


IKE-55: Under-30 Couple Save 70% To Build $0.5M Net Worth – Lindsey & Taylor Stevens

A Disney Princess and a Personal Finance Geek reveal their strategy to increase income, save 70% of it, and rapidly build a small fortune! Listen to this millennial couple crush their goal to retire by 40. Lindsey is in software sales at her day job and turns into a Disney Princess on weekends for birthday party gigs. Taylor works in corporate finance and runs the MrFiGuy blog for personal finance intelligence. This powerhouse couple have been strategic and intentional in sacrificing...


IKE-54: Baby Diaper Expert Writes Best-Selling Political Thrillers - Linda Fisler

You’ve secretly been an author for decades. It’s just that the world doesn’t know it. Now, with new technologies and online services, you can make yourself known. Linda Fisler explains how you can stay in your day job and becoming a published author with all the amazing tools that make it possible. At 18 years of age, Linda worked at Proctor & Gamble testing toilet paper--well not literally testing it--not on her buttocks anyway! Along with toilet paper Linda also became an expert...


IKE-53: Aerospace Engineer Swaps Deep Space For Real Apartments - Sarah May

Sarah May is an Aerospace Engineer who was working on space-craft propulsion systems for deep space travel. In her spare time, she started a side business doing “fix and hold” projects with rental houses. At some point in her side business journey, Sarah found that if she scaled her business sufficiently, she could be financially independent. So, she started syndicating large multifamily properties with investors who wanted the benefits of real estate ownership without the hassle. Sarah...


IKE-52: The 15-Min Worry Plan, Flex Your Mental Muscles With Amy Morin

Ever thought about scheduling 15 minutes a day to worry? Sounds crazy, but it helps train your mind to control emotional response especially in business situations. Just as you need to train your body to be strong, you also need to train your mind to be strong. Our featured guest, Amy Morin, is an authority on building your mental muscles. As a trained psychotherapist and a licensed clinical social worker, Amy came into the limelight with a 2013 article about 13 things that mentally...


IKE-51: Assist Seniors & Make $5K-$15K/Month With Gene Guarino

Gene Guarino lays out the details on how you can do good and make multiples of rental income through residential assisted living. Over the next decade or two, there are potentially 77 million baby boomers who are going to retire from the workforce. Vast numbers of seniors are going to need some form of assisted living. Currently, that need is fulfilled to a large extent by institutions such as nursing homes and senior housing communities. Gene realized that residential assisted living...


IKE-50: Beat The Stock Market With Self-Directed IRAs & 401Ks – Chris Tanner

Are your traditional retirement plans trapped in Wall Street’s relentless cycle of boom and bust on the stock market? Are options, ETF-traded funds, derivatives just more ways of losing your hard-earned savings in the biggest legal gambling market? If you’re tired of it, this episode is especially for you. Through simple case studies, our expert guest, Chris Tanner, explains how you can make big profits by using Self-directed IRAs and Solo 401Ks to invest in private lending, business...


IKE-49: She Loses 40lbs, Gets A Spicy Body, and Makes $20K Per Month - Nagina Abdullah

Who consumes a heady cocktail of spices, loses 40lbs after two kids, gets a sizzling body while working a full-time 60+ hours consulting job, and builds a 6-figure side business? It’s the incredible Nagina Abdullah, that’s who! Founder of, Nagina helps busy women lose weight without feeling deprived through spicy concoctions. Nagina has been featured in Business Insider,, Huffington Post and on Fox News for her delicious recipes, weight-loss expertise, and online...


IKE-48: How He Built $40,000/Year Side Income - Brady Hanna

Brady Hanna has built a side business that brings him over $40,000 every year in additional income. In this episode, Brady provides concrete steps and strategies that can help you follow his process to rapidly build a portfolio of rental properties at a very low cost and generate thousands of dollars in passive income. If you want to learn more or need help with real estate or other side business ventures, write to Make sure to subscribe to this show. We are on...


IKE-47: The 6 Steps To 6-Figure Dropshipping On Low Budget - Tim Kock

Tim Kock serves in the German military and is also a side business enthusiast with a passion for building Dropshipping stores. Tim is an expert at creating small simple online retail stores with minimal investment. In this episode, get ready to learn: 1) How to figure out an online retail niche 2) How to validate the niche 3) How to identify products 4) How to test drive the niche and product selection 5) How to get social validation 6) How to build and scale an online store with...


IKE-46: How Ike Buys 1000 Apartments With Investors And Partners

Ike is interviewed on The Entrepreneurial Mindset Podcast hosted by Jake Jopling. Learn about Ike's story of moving from India to the US, becoming a technology leader, and eventually starting a commercial real estate business. Also, learn about Ike's motivation for the side business show! If you want to learn more about commercial real estate or if you need help with whatever side business you’re thinking about or working on. Write to Make sure to subscribe to...


IKE-45: Ninja Techniques To Build Amazing Relationships

In this collage of episodes, listen to the best techniques, ideas, tips, and strategies that guests of The Side Business Show have shared. We uncover amazing ways to meet the right people, to build awesome relationships, to learn from others, to bring value to their lives and to ours as well. Try some or all of these techniques. Eventually you will figure out something that works just for you. When that happens, write to me and let me know about it. I’d love to invite you on this show and...


IKE-44: How To Talk To Strangers And Build Value Relationships

The fear of talking to strangers is real. We are often filled with self-doubt and when attending events we may freeze up and not know how to interact with the people around us. In this episode, Ike takes you through some of his experiences attending meetups, conferences, and events. He shares the three essential things he focuses on to convert conversations with strangers into mutually valuable relationships. Strangers with whom you succeed in striking up a conversation at events could...


IKE-43: Cruising To $100K, Dancing In Spain – Semina and Karim Lalani

Imagine making extra income while going on a Disney Cruise, chilling out at a resort in Cancun, frolicking in the waves in Hawaii, or crossing the Mediterranean from Spain to Morocco! Semina and Karim Lalani are partners in life. They are passionate about exploring the world. They run an awesome and highly profitable side business – a cruise planning and travel agency. Semina is a Pharmacy Technician working part-time shifts at CVS Pharmacy stores. And when she’s not at her day job,...


IKE-42: How Journaling Can Give You The Life You Want – Donnie Boivin

Learn the art of transformative journaling. This technique is used by many people to successfully overcome blocking issues and start a side business, or even transition completely into full-time entrepreneurship. Are you convinced that you’re not cut out for business? That you simply don’t have the time to do anything new? Do you desire a sense of control, but everything feels overwhelming? These are questions many of us ask ourselves at some point in our lives. In fact, you might be...


IKE-41: Foundations For Million Dollar Couples In Business – Jason & Pili Yarusi

Meet the dynamic couple that do multiple side businesses separately and together. In this episode, Jason and Pili Yarusi share their cabinet full of secret sauces for a healthy and profitable married life. Pilialoha, better known as Pili, is originally from Hawaii and has also lived in California and New York before settling in New Jersey. After years working in the arts, managing restaurants, running bars, and owning a berry farm, Pili got a real estate license and plunged into fixing up...


IKE-40: Transform Your Savings Into Wealth With Bryan Ellis

Are your IRA and 401K retirement accounts been held hostage by the whims of Wall Street? Well, that’s mostly because you don’t think there is any other choice. We’ve all been brainwashed into thinking that stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are the only investment options for our hard-earned savings. Considering these accounts are meant for retirement, we are truly risking our savings in the hands of fund managers who are playing the stock market game at our expense. Bryan Ellis is here to...


IKE-39: How To Diversify Your Income – An Aussie Angle With Reed Goossens

23% of working adults in Australia have a side business. That’s the largest percentage of side business owners in the world. This fun and informative conversation with Los Angeles transplant Reed Goossens reveals why the Aussies are crushing it in side business circles! In a fast-paced conversation, Reed explains his philosophy of income diversification with lots of examples from his personal work. His process to ensure financial independence is to acquire assets, invest in creating...


IKE-38: Designing Eco-Friendly Profits With Erica Reiner

Erica Reiner is an ecopreneur. She is an interior designer specializing in eco-friendly products and materials. She also runs an Etsy shop selling ornamental grasses to beautify people's big life events. Outside of these eco-ventures, Erica is a lecturer of environmental science to undergraduate students. In this episode, Erica explains the various opportunities that exist in selling eco-friendly products and services in a variety of businesses. Her side businesses have carved a special...