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247: How To Shortcut Your Financial Freedom with Short-Term Rentals

9/14/2017
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Zeona McIntyre is earning $12-18k a month through her portfolio of vacation rental properties and her "co-hosting" service for other property owners. All this has afforded Zeona financial independence at a very young age, as she built her operation largely by piggybacking on the growing popularity of Airbnb (get $40 off your first trip!). Note: Click here to download Zeona’s top Airbnb tips from this episode. She first became aware of Airbnb and the potential to earn some extra revenue...

Duration: 00:41:06


246: How to Start a Subscription Box Service: From Spare Bedroom to $15k in Monthly Recurring Revenue

9/7/2017
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From the spare bedroom to $15k in monthly recurring revenue, Sam Gonzalez has grown the subscription style service UrbaneBox.com (affiliate link) all on the side from his day job as a police officer. He noticed his wardrobe was getting pretty outdated and with family and work life, he didn’t have any time (or desire, really) to go shopping. So he decided to do something about it and create an online subscription box business with a cool value proposition: $120 worth of designer clothes...

Duration: 00:38:01


245: Network Marketing, Imposter Syndrome, My Side Hustle Mistakes, and More: 20 Questions with Nick

8/31/2017
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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. It’s been 6 months since the last Q&A show I did (where does the time go??) and I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since then. I picked 20 to talk through in today’s show. Like this format? This is the 4th installment of "20 Questions" so feel free to go back and binge on the older ones too: 219: Growing Traffic, Monetization, List-Building, a Day in...

Duration: 00:38:51


244: Merch by Amazon Marketing: How to Drive Traffic and Sales to Your T-Shirt Designs

8/24/2017
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Chris Green is one of the foremost advocates for the side hustle lifestyle. He has 10+ years’ experience as an Amazon seller, author, software provider to others involved in the Amazon ecosystem, and most recently as a t-shirt designer selling shirts on the Merch by Amazon platform. Chris calls Merch by Amazon “the best side hustle out there right now.” With no upfront capital, no shipping or returns, no customer service, and no risk, it’s certainly one of the easiest side hustles to get...

Duration: 00:43:55


243: Side Hustle Coaching: I've Got Some Traction, Now What?

8/17/2017
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Sarah Miller is still in college (and plays soccer for her school) but that hasn't stopped her from starting a pretty cool side hustle: painting custom pet portraits. She's done 300 paintings so far! But the business isn't without its challenges. She'd like to raise her rates, expand her marketing efforts to land new clients, and figure out how to make her work less of a time-for-money tradeoff. To help me brainstorm some ideas for Sarah, I invited Don the Idea Guy back on the program...

Duration: 00:48:40


242: Amazon FBA Europe: The Next E-Commerce Frontier

8/10/2017
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John Cavendish of FBA Frontiers started his Amazon FBA business three years ago and has become an advocate for the e-commerce and FBA scene in Europe. If you already have experience with Amazon FBA in the US, expanding into Europe is easier than you’re probably thinking and opens up a much wider customer base. John says that Europe is about five years behind the US in terms of growth so it’s on that steep rise, and with “double the customers and half the competition,” it was a side...

Duration: 00:34:32


241: Reverse Engineer your Dream Job: How a Struggling Songwriter Built a Multiple 6-Figure Business Doing What She Loves

8/3/2017
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Over the last decade, Cathy Heller has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from her music and helping other musicians license their songs. In fact, you've probably heard some of her music without realizing it. Songs of hers have been featured in ads for huge brands, like McDonald’s, Walmart, Kellogg’s, as well as many popular TV shows. Note: Click here to download Cathy’s top tips for reverse engineering your dream job. Today, the mother of 3 balances family, her art, her agency,...

Duration: 00:42:37


240: Why a Facebook Group Should be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

7/27/2017
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Teresa Greenway is a mother of 10 who went from working part-time in a bakery to making $5k a month doing what she loves – baking and teaching others how to bake. More specifically, she teaches how to bake perfect sourdough bread. Teresa has built a really cool business around this niche at NorthwestSourdough.com. In the past couple of years, her main revenue driver has been Udemy courses, to the tune of several thousand dollars a month. The main driving force behind this? It turns out...

Duration: 00:31:42


239: How to Cultivate Creativity Like an Inventor

7/20/2017
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You can be a creator or a consumer, but it’s the creators that get paid. I’ve argued before that creativity is the most important skill for entrepreneurs because before you can sell anything, you have to create that value proposition. But what if you’re not creative? I believe we all have that innate creative spirit in us somewhere, it’s just a matter of flexing that creative muscle. In this episode, I talk with Carol "Stash" Stanley of StashSports.com, and David Fedewa who is an...

Duration: 00:30:22


238: 10 Foundational Hustle Habits to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness

7/13/2017
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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. Note: Click here to download the detailed explanation of Steve’s Top 10 hustle habits from 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...

Duration: 00:49:58


237: How to Quickly Brainstorm and Validate Business Ideas, with Noah Kagan

7/6/2017
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Noah Kagan is Chief Sumo and founder of Sumo.com and AppSumo.com. He blogs about his personal and business experiences at OkDork.com, and his new podcast is called Noah Kagan Presents. Noah has built up a number of successful businesses and is always toying with new ideas or looking for the next big business opportunity, so he was the perfect person to brainstorm with. Note: Click here to download Noah’s tips to help you brainstorm and validate business ideas. If you’re stuck at the...

Duration: 00:59:57


236: What I've Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs - Part 4

6/29/2017
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The best advice from my last 49 guests. At the end of nearly every episode of The Side Hustle Show, I ask my guests for their #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation. There’s always a great variety of responses, and I wanted to take some time today to go through some of my favorites from the past 50-ish interviews. I first did this for episode 50, which was my first-ever solo podcast recording, and then again in episode 124 and episode 177. If you like this short-and-sweet meta-style show, be...

Duration: 00:22:52


235: Selling Digital Products to Business or Government Clients: An Online Business Success Story with a Twist

6/22/2017
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As one of several side hustles, Ryan Dowd runs HomelessLibrary.com, a training program that teaches librarians how to confidently and compassionately deal with their homeless patrons. It’s something a little different from the business-to-consumer model we usually see with online course sales and comes with some advantages over the B2C market — namely potentially higher prices and the ability to perform direct outreach. Note: Click here to download Ryan’s tips how to sell and market a...

Duration: 00:28:34


234: Side Hustle Sales Coaching: What Do I Do and Who Do I Do it For?

6/15/2017
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Listen in on a real life side hustle coaching call with customer acquisition and retention strategist David Hutcherson (he's the client), and sales pro Brendan Alan Barrett (he and I share the coaching duties). On the heels of last week's sales-themed episode, I invited Brendan on because of his sales background both with companies large and small. We're joined by our "client" David, who's seeking to grow his freelance/consulting side hustle and build on his decade of experience in...

Duration: 00:34:45


233: How to 10x Your Service Business in Under Two Years

6/8/2017
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“People don’t buy intellectually, they buy emotionally,” Jim Brown told me. By taking a unique approach, understanding your demographic, and identifying the pain points you can solve, you can attract clients and increase sales. Jim is a former professional wrestler, a Marine Corps vet, a sales coach, and is the founder and host of the SalesTuners podcast at SalesTuners.com. In this year’s survey results, a lot of Side Hustle Nation readers said they needed help growing their business and...

Duration: 00:41:53


232: Going Big on Medium: How a New Blogger Got His First 6000 Email Subscribers (and Made $10k) in 6 Months

6/1/2017
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Ben Foley started writing about how to use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety at FullyRichLife.com a little over 6 months ago. Since then, his little side project has generated over 6000 email subscribers and $10,000 in revenue. His secret sauce? Tapping into the big audience of readers on Medium.com. Note: Click here to download Ben’s tips for getting your content in front of huge audiences and building your email list. Having overcome stress and anxiety issues himself, he knew...

Duration: 00:33:50


231: Affiliate Marketing the Authority Hacker Way: Build a Profitable Website from Scratch

5/25/2017
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Perrin Carrell is a senior contributing editor at AuthorityHacker and well-known within the internet marketing community for building niche/authority sites. He has built several successful sites from scratch, including one recent project that went from a valuation of $0 to $200,000 in just under 20 months. Note: Click here to download Perrin’s tips for starting an authority site and getting started in affiliate marketing. Perrin started learning about internet marketing and SEO while...

Duration: 00:43:07


230: How 25 Side Hustlers Made Their First Entrepreneurial Income

5/18/2017
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What's the story of your first job-free income? To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of The Side Hustle Show, the Side Hustle Nation community joined me in creating a really fun episode. I asked people to tell me how they first started making money on the side, and got 25 different voicemails! In this episode, you'll hear first-hand the steps your fellow listeners took to put themselves back in the driver seat of their own financial well-being. And no matter how you shake it, that first...

Duration: 00:49:44


229: How a Part-Time Podcast Turned into Multiple Streams of Income

5/11/2017
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Steve P. Young is a side hustler turned full-time entrepreneur. He has hosted more than 500 episodes of the AppMasters podcast, a podcast dedicated to helping app makers get more downloads and sales of their apps. Steve was working full-time when he decided to start his podcast interviewing app developers and putting out content for the app community. Note: Click here to download Steve's tips for turning a podcast into multiple income streams from this episode. Using lunch breaks, early...

Duration: 00:42:26


228: Facebook Ads 101 for Freelancers and Bloggers

5/4/2017
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Kamila Gornia is the “Blow Up, Scale Up” Marketing Strategist who helps entrepreneurs blow up and scale up their businesses to become true leaders online. And often that means helping them reach a broader audience on Facebook. Note: Click here to download Kamila’s top Facebook ad tips and strategies from this episode. If you’re a freelancer or blogger, Facebook Ads could be a way to grow your business faster. With the social network closing in on 2 billion active users, no matter what...

Duration: 00:37:05

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