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The Side Hustle Show

Entrepreneurship

The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for business ideas, actionable tips to start a business, and killer strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into a growing business. We cover all aspects of starting a business and making money (online and offline), including small business marketing, sales, websites, social media marketing, blogging, time management, and more. Our topics include passive income ideas, niche sites, self-publishing, software and app development, coaching and consulting, freelancing, affiliate marketing, Amazon FBA, and much more. Learn how to turn your business idea into your own thriving small business. Starting your own business gives you the freedom and opportunity to quit your job. It doesn't take a high-flying start-up to make money or create an awesome lifestyle business. Guests include Jon Acuff, Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and many Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk proteges. Because your 9 to 5 may make you a living, but your 5-9 makes you alive. Hosted by Nick Loper, Chief Side-Hustler at Side Hustle Nation (.com).

The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for business ideas, actionable tips to start a business, and killer strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into a growing business. We cover all aspects of starting a business and making money (online and offline), including small business marketing, sales, websites, social media marketing, blogging, time management, and more. Our topics include passive income ideas, niche sites, self-publishing, software and app development, coaching and consulting, freelancing, affiliate marketing, Amazon FBA, and much more. Learn how to turn your business idea into your own thriving small business. Starting your own business gives you the freedom and opportunity to quit your job. It doesn't take a high-flying start-up to make money or create an awesome lifestyle business. Guests include Jon Acuff, Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and many Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk proteges. Because your 9 to 5 may make you a living, but your 5-9 makes you alive. Hosted by Nick Loper, Chief Side-Hustler at Side Hustle Nation (.com).

Location:

United States

Description:

The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for business ideas, actionable tips to start a business, and killer strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into a growing business. We cover all aspects of starting a business and making money (online and offline), including small business marketing, sales, websites, social media marketing, blogging, time management, and more. Our topics include passive income ideas, niche sites, self-publishing, software and app development, coaching and consulting, freelancing, affiliate marketing, Amazon FBA, and much more. Learn how to turn your business idea into your own thriving small business. Starting your own business gives you the freedom and opportunity to quit your job. It doesn't take a high-flying start-up to make money or create an awesome lifestyle business. Guests include Jon Acuff, Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and many Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk proteges. Because your 9 to 5 may make you a living, but your 5-9 makes you alive. Hosted by Nick Loper, Chief Side-Hustler at Side Hustle Nation (.com).

Twitter:

@nloper

Language:

English


Episodes

503: 12 Ways Podcasts Make Money: $800k an Episode??

5/16/2022
Top podcasts make thousands of dollars an episode, but sponsorships are only one way to ring the cash register. In this episode, I'm breaking down the different ways you can monetize a podcast, including some that don't require any listeners at all. Full show notes

Duration:00:10:38

502: How a Part-Time Dinosaur Podcast Became a Full-Time Business

5/12/2022
There has never been a better time to build an online business around a topic you care about. This week’s guests on The Side Hustle Show are proof of that. Garret Kruger and Sabrina Ricci are the husband and wife team behind IKnowDino.com, which started as a side hustle and is now the world’s #1 dinosaur podcast. Not bad for a couple of non-paleontologists. It wasn’t an overnight success. In fact, it took 6 years for the two of them to feel comfortable going full-time in the...

Duration:01:08:57

501: $3000 a Month Flipping Mattresses Part-Time

5/9/2022
Staci and her husband are earning $3,000-$4,000 month reselling like-new furniture with risk-free inventory sourced from Sharetown. Sharetown is a “reverse logistics” company that helps online, name brand furniture companies deal with customer returns. As a Sharetown rep, you get notified of these return requests, pick up the items, clean and store them, and resell them on Facebook Marketplace or other outlets. Per Staci, you only have to pay Sharetown for your inventory once each item...

Duration:00:14:23

500: 10 Big Ideas from 500 Episodes of The Side Hustle Show

5/5/2022
This week it’s the 500th episode of The Side Hustle Show, which just seems crazy to me. It feels like just yesterday I started this thing in a lot of ways. But it’s been 9 years — I guess time flies when you’re having fun. In honor of the 500 episode milestone, I wanted to reflect back on 10 big ideas and 10 common themes over the last 9 years. It took longer than I care to admit to go back through the archives and pull out some of these forgotten soundbites, but I think you’ll like...

Duration:00:40:43

499: $4000 a Month Playing Video Games

5/2/2022
Devyn Ricks, a mom of 4, isn't a Twitch celebrity or a big time YouTuber, but she's still earning thousands of dollars a month playing video games part-time. In this episode, she breaks down how she does it and how you can follow the same strategies to monetize your hobby! SPONSOR: WPharbor IMPORTANT LINKS: OutschoolDevyn's YouTube ChannelDevyn on OutschoolMissDevyn.comHow to Make Money on Outschool

Duration:00:21:06

498: Profitable Podcasting, Getting Clients, and $50k/mo in Passive Income: 20 Questions with Nick

4/28/2022
It’s time once again to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show. I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since the last Q&A episode, and picked 18 to talk through in today’s show. We're covering podcasting, affiliate marketing, passive income ideas, my proofreading side hustle, customer service issues, and more. Click here to join Side Hustle Nation for free! Full show notes

Duration:00:37:40

497: How I Doubled My Salary During the Pandemic

4/25/2022
Anita Smith saw the writing on the wall when she was furloughed and ultimately laid off in 2020. The hospitality industry was among the hardest hit when travel ground to a halt. So she decided to use the time to level up her skills and launch a new career, piggybacking on the popularity of the Salesforce software. In just a few months, she landed a new job making twice as much as her old salary! In this episode she shares the steps she took to make it happen. Sponsor: Tailor Brands...

Duration:00:15:31

496: From Imposter Syndrome to $1500 Recurring Clients: Building a 6-Figure Agency

4/21/2022
“There is no plan B, I’m going to make this work.” That’s the kind of determination that is often the difference between success and failure, and this week’s guest is a perfect example of that. In this episode, you’ll meet Brien Gearin, a side hustler who battled through 11 months of not getting a single client. However, during those 11 months, Brien was learning new skills and growing as an entrepreneur and has since grown his digital marketing agency into a 6-figure business. Today,...

Duration:00:49:16

495: The Multi-Million Dollar Pivot

4/18/2022
The cocktail content business wasn't paying the bills, but a slight pivot changed everything. Chris and Julia Tunstall from ABarAbove.com were disappointed with the quality of existing barware on the market. So they placed a big bet that they could do better—and sold out in 3 weeks. This is a story about the power of being a part of your community and listening to what they really want.

Duration:00:23:24

494: Reselling Software: Don’t Start a SaaS — White Label Someone Else’s Instead

4/14/2022
From working 40-50 hours a week in an engineering job to working 5-10 hours a week in a “lifestyle business”. That’s the lifestyle and business shift Chris Lollini created for himself by white labeling someone else’s software tools. White labeling is a super interesting business model. It’s basically putting your brand, your sales and marketing, and your frontline customer support on top of an existing software product. And it comes with a lot of the benefits of SaaS — recurring revenue,...

Duration:00:41:11

493: The $5K Side Hustle Spinoff

4/11/2022
Rob's side hustle was crushed by the pandemic, but he found a winning spinoff buried deep in his YouTube stats and Google Analytics. This one will definitely have you thinking about the simple long-tail search questions you can answer — and monetize — for your own audience. Full show notes

Duration:00:17:20

492: $17k in 30 Days: Building a Reselling Business

4/7/2022
There’s profit out there, you just have to learn how to find it. On this week’s show, I’m joined by a pair of Side Hustle Show listeners who’ve been learning that skill and have translated it into tens of thousands of dollars in sales over the last 16 months. Jack and Joan Ferrell of SecondTimeSellers.com are resellers. They find used items at flea markets, yard sales, online auctions, and flip those items for anywhere up to 10x what they paid for them. Inspired to start reselling after...

Duration:01:01:32

491: My Latest Online Business Experiments (Q1 2022 Progress Report)

4/4/2022
Here are the projects I've been working on lately and how they're shaping up, my favorite business and lifestyle upgrades of the quarter, a few things that sucked, and what books made my reading list. Full show notes

Duration:00:33:57

490: $10k a Month Helping Babies and Toddlers Sleep Through the Night

3/31/2022
From being a “bored stay at home mom” to running a multi 6-figure business in just a few short years. That’s the story for this week’s guest, Jayne Havens of TheSnoozeFest.com who decided to take a sleep certification course “on a whim.” This is a 2-for-1 episode where we’re going to learn about starting a service business from scratch — in Jayne’s case that’s coaching parents how to help their babies and toddlers sleep through the night. Jayne started earning thousands of dollars a month...

Duration:01:04:23

489: How I Bootstrapped 6-Figure E-commerce Brand in Year 1 Business With Zero Ad Spend

3/24/2022
“How I bootstrapped a 6-figure e-commerce brand in its first year with zero ad spend.” That was the subject line that Side Hustle Show Connor Meakin sent me that grabbed my attention and earned him a spot on this week’s show. The brand Connor is talking about is BluebirdProvisions.co, an organic bone broth, and bone broth powder company. Connor started Bluebird Provisions after suffering a devastating foot injury that doctors said he would never fully recover from and be able to run...

Duration:01:02:07

488: 16 Free and Low-Cost Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Side Hustle

3/17/2022
Today we’re geeking out on the awareness problem — how to spread the word about your business. And how to do it in a way that aligns with your style and your budget. To help me out with this is long-time Side Hustle Show listener, Larry Towner. He’s a real estate investor, a handyman, and co-host of the Handyman Pros Radio Show podcast. Larry runs a local handyman service in the North Atlanta area and always has his work calendar booked up months in advance. He uses a wide range of free...

Duration:00:59:01

487: From $17/hr to 6-Figure Side Hustle

3/10/2022
"Changing the world with chess" and making $100,000 per year on the side. That’s the story of today’s guest, Jeff DiOrio from EliteChess.net. Jeff went from working in summer camp chess programs teaching kids how to play chess, to running his own summer camps and earning five times as much. He then transitioned to an online recurring membership model, in part due to the pandemic, while also keeping the in-person coaching side of his business alive. Jeff’s approach to growing his student...

Duration:00:49:30

486: Get Paid to Sell Other People's Stuff: Building a Successful Consignment Business

3/3/2022
How does risk-free profit sound? That’s the promise and of the consignment business — getting paid to sell other people’s stuff. To help school me on how it all works I’ve invited Megan Church from PineappleConsignment.com onto this week’s show. Megan experimented with her first popup consignment event in October 2018 with the goal of breaking even and to do something creative with her time. Megan did a little better than break even with that first show, and more importantly, validated...

Duration:00:55:21

485: The $90k Niche Daily Deals Blog

2/24/2022
What’s one thing people want? They want to get great deals on great products, and for you as a side hustler, that spells a business opportunity to curate and spread the word about those deals. This is exactly what Side Hustle Show listener Camron Stover from HuntingGearDeals.com is doing. Camron stumbled into the business, starting with his hunting hobby and a passion for finding good deals. He ended up acquiring the site from the original owner and has accelerated its revenue growth to...

Duration:00:56:31

484: Turning a Service Business into a Passive Income Stream - Part 3

2/17/2022
Today’s guest, Matt Bochnak of HowToMotorcycleRepair.com, is one of my favorite examples of how you can dedicate part of your week to generating time-leveraged income. This is Matt’s third time on The Side Hustle Show, and every time we speak he’s made huge leaps forward with his business. Matt first appeared on the show back in 2016 when he was making around $1,000 a month recording himself performing motorcycle repairs in his garage and selling digital products. When Matt appeared on...

Duration:00:47:24