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279: SEO for Bloggers: The Simple Way to Get More Free Traffic From Google

4/19/2018
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Note: Click here to download Matt’s top SEO tips for writing and ranking epic content from this episode. “Go big or go home, that’s kinda my whole philosophy with SEO,” Matt said. And his results speak for themselves. It’s been more than 200 episodes since we last heard from Matt Giovanisci. Back then, Matt was explaining how he was growing his authority site SwimUniversity.com with epic content and strong SEO. Since then he’s started 3 more authority sites and has fine-tuned his SEO...

Duration:00:50:03

278: Selling an Amazon FBA Business: My $425k Exit ... and the Guy Who Bought It

4/12/2018
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A $425k exit on a 2.5 year old business!? Recently a friend of mine posted about how he sold his 2.5-year-old Amazon FBA business for over $400k, which I thought was incredible. The twist was it turned out the buyer was a familiar face as well. Spencer Haws of NichePursuits.com was the seller, and Ace Chapman of AceChapman.com was the buyer. They are both previous guests of the show. Spencer was on episodes 18 and 70 of The Side Hustle Show talking about niche sites and software, and...

Duration:00:41:58

277: How to Set Up and Sell a Group Coaching Program

4/5/2018
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Paul Brodie is a former special needs teacher turned 11-time Amazon bestselling author. What started as a side hustle writing about his own weight loss journey turned into a string of bestselling titles on Amazon, $3000 paid speaking gigs, 1-on-1 self-publishing coaching, and ultimately the group coaching program I invited Paul on the show to share more about. Why go down the group coaching route? After working with other authors on a 1-to-1 basis and seeing them achieve similar success...

Duration:00:39:00

276: 27 "Weird" Productivity Hacks You Can Try Today

3/29/2018
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What are the quick, simple, and maybe a little "weird" productivity tricks entrepreneurs use to get more done? Well, I'm always curious about that myself so I decided to ask 26 of my most productive and successful friends for the "hacks" and tools they use every day. (And I added in one of my own to round out the list.) This episode was a ton of fun to put together and I owe a huge thank you to everyone who participated! I know I learned of a few new tools to try and I'm sure you will...

Duration:00:54:52

275: The Tactical Triangle: How to Double your Business in 30 Days

3/22/2018
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It's such an elegantly simple -- yet powerful -- way of looking at what really matters in your business. Perry Marshall's "Tactical Triangle" identifies the 3 primary levers in any business as: And even more powerful, there's an 80/20 Pareto Principle inside each of those. Start tweaking a few of the most important variables and you start to see some serious impact on your bottom line. (image credit) Perry is the author of one of my all-time favorite books, 80/20 Sales and...

Duration:00:40:43

274: The Middleman Method: A Real-Life Example of Turning Trash into Treasure

3/15/2018
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John made $1614 before 11am the day we recorded this episode. His business model? Buying industrial byproducts, the kind of stuff that’s used for shipping like pallets, cardboard boxes, crates, and so on, and selling them on for a profit. John Wilker started out buying or being given pallets free by businesses that had no need for them and selling them to pallet yards. Realizing the pallet yards were selling them on for a profit to businesses that did have a need for them, John saw an...

Duration:00:35:42

273: High-Touch Affiliate Marketing: How to Get Paid to Play Matchmaker in Your Niche

3/8/2018
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Getting paid to turn away work? Being in the position to turn away work as a freelancer or consultant is an envious place to be in, but being in the position to turn away that work AND get paid for it? Even better! John Doherty had spent years working in the digital marketing space, both as an employee and a freelancer. As his SEO consulting business crew, he reached the capacity of how much he wanted to work, and started essentially selling leads to friends and colleagues he...

Duration:00:38:47

272: How the New Tax Law Impacts Entrepreneurs and Side Hustlers

3/1/2018
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How much will you save from the new tax law? It turns out that while there are some great "gives" from Uncle Sam for entrepreneurs, there are several potentially costly "takes" as well. Death and taxes, right? To help talk through how some of the most important tax law changes will impact your bottom line, I invited Josh Bauerle from CPAonFire.com back on the show. You might remember Josh from episode 208 where he answered tax questions from the Side Hustle Nation community. This...

Duration:00:34:54

271: Brilliant Blogging, Ruthless Productivity, and Guaranteed Success: 20 Questions with Nick

2/22/2018
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It’s time 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 20 to talk through in today’s show. Like this format? This is the 5th installment of "20 Questions" so feel free to go back and binge on the older ones too: 245: Network Marketing, Imposter Syndrome, My Side Hustle Mistakes, and More: 20 Questions with Nick 219: Growing...

Duration:00:39:28

270: How to Systemize Your Business with Marketing Automation

2/15/2018
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How would you like to add thousands of dollars a month to your bottom line, on autopilot? Sounds pretty good, right? Greg Hickman of System.ly has achieved this for his own 6-figure a month business and does the same for his clients using marketing automation and effective sales funnels. If you're wondering what marketing automation is, in Greg’s own words it's, “How to use technology to enable your sales and marketing and fulfillment strategy.” Greg is a master in the art of offering...

Duration:00:48:34

269: How to Set Up and Sell a Paid Mastermind Group

2/8/2018
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Women pay up to $2000 a month to hang out with Natalie Eckdahl for a few hours. The mother of 3 has turned her BizChix podcast (which started as a side hustle) into a thriving business based largely on paid mastermind groups. She curates groups of high-performing female entrepreneurs – and gets paid handsomely to do it. Is this a revenue stream you could add to your business? Note: Click here to download Natalie’s top tips for creating and selling a mastermind group program from this...

Duration:00:40:56

268: Blogging ROI: From $18 to $100k a Month in 2.5 Years

2/1/2018
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Could a part-time blog really bring in that kind of cash? Rosemarie swears she only works 20 hours a week! Yes, The Busy Budgeter is back for her 3rd round on The Side Hustle Show, and it's a good one. If you missed the first two: episode 142immediately implemented myselfepisode 199 A few months after that recording, she started posting consistent $100k months from her blog, so of course I had to invite her back to hear what changed. Note: Click here to download Rosemarie’s top tips...

Duration:00:52:42

267: The Hustler’s Mindset: The 10 Traits of Successful Side Hustle Entrepreneurs

1/25/2018
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This should probably be episode 1, not 267, but if I'm being totally honest, I probably wasn't in a place personally or professionally to record it as episode 1. I’ve avoided doing a “mindset” episode for almost 5 because I didn’t think it was necessary. I thought if people are seeking out business information, entrepreneurship information, they’ve already got the right mindset. They know what’s up. They get it. But older and (hopefully) wiser, I’ve come to see the mindset conversation...

Duration:00:25:39

266: The Simplest Side Hustle Ever? How to Earn $30-50 an Hour Picking up Trash

1/18/2018
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Brian Winch calls it “America’s Simplest Business.” What started as a side hustle way back in 1981 has now grown into a $650k a year operation. So what does Brian do? His company picks up litter from parking lots. Sadly, it's still an essential service (boo litterbugs!), but has very low startup costs and Brian says you can earn $30-$50 an hour doing this on the side. Note: Click here to download Brian’s top tips for starting and scaling a service business from this episode. What...

Duration:00:30:52

265: Instagram Marketing – How to Get More Followers and Customers on Instagram

1/11/2018
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With a user base of 800 million people, there are enough potential customers for everyone on Instagram, regardless of your type of business. Instagram is the first app I check in the morning, but I don't really use it for business. To help school me on this massive social media channel, I invited Allie McAdam on the show. Allie is an Instagram strategist and the host of the Passion in Business podcast, which is primarily an Instagram marketing podcast. Allie started off on the platform...

Duration:00:46:56

264: Challenge Marketing – How to Explode Your List and Revenue with Free Challenges

1/4/2018
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"I teach women how to get dressed in the morning." That's how Kelly Snyder from AdoreYourWardrobe.com introduced herself to me at FinCon. (The more "official" tagline is that Adore Your Wardrobe teaches women how to confidently dress their unique bodies through the principles found in math and science.) There's a niche for everything, right! It’s a really cool business idea that sits firmly outside of the usual internet marketing space and has helped thousands of women be less...

Duration:00:42:15

263: The Top 3 Amazon FBA Private Label Product Research Strategies for 2018 and Beyond

12/28/2017
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It's no secret that Amazon FBA is one of the hottest side hustles going right now, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. FBA is Fulfillment by Amazon, the program that allows you to list your own products for sale on Amazon, tap into their giant audience of customers, and have them handle all the shipping when orders come in. The trick is figuring out which which products to sell, and that's where Greg Mercer comes in. Note: Click here to download Greg’s top Amazon FBA...

Duration:00:48:44

262: The Most Common Website Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

12/21/2017
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Is your website guilty of these common sins? How secure is your site, really? WordPress is like the new toy you unwrap on Christmas morning -- you know it's going to be awesome, but there's some assembly required. To break down some of the most common website mistakes, I invited my friend Anthony Tran on the show. Anthony runs MarketingAccessPass.com, a web design and development agency, as well as AccessWP.com, a WordPress support company offering unlimited support for a low monthly...

Duration:00:47:56

261: Health and Fitness for Busy Entrepreneurs - The Most Overlooked Productivity Hack?

12/14/2017
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I felt gross. I was tired from chasing a toddler around, out of shape, and fighting a series of frustrating injuries. And I realized it was hurting my output at work. Building a business takes real energy and real brainpower, and I wasn't performing optimally because my body wasn't performing optimally. I knew I had to do something about it. A friend introduced me to Rob Dionne, a certified personal trainer who works with clients online and in person. He also co-hosts the Open Sky...

Duration:00:48:41

260: From Flipping Textbooks to $4 Million in Sales: How to Scale Your Amazon FBA Retail Arbitrage Business

12/7/2017
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A lot has changed in Ryan's "buy low, sell high" business built on Amazon's FBA program. This week’s episode is a “where are they now?” show as I catch up with Ryan Grant from OnlineSellingExperiment.com. Ryan first appeared on the show back in 2014 on episode 61. Back then he had just quit his $50k a year job to sell online full-time using retail arbitrage. (He’d started out flipping textbooks in college and then got into Amazon FBA retail arbitrage; buying low from stores locally and...

Duration:00:45:42

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