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

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...


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

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...


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

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 back on the show. You might remember Josh from episode 208 where he answered tax questions from the Side Hustle Nation community. This...


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

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...


270: How to Systemize Your Business with Marketing Automation

How would you like to add thousands of dollars a month to your bottom line, on autopilot? Sounds pretty good, right? Greg Hickman of 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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

"I teach women how to get dressed in the morning." That's how Kelly Snyder from 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...


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

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...


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

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, a web design and development agency, as well as, a WordPress support company offering unlimited support for a low monthly...


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

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...


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

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 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...


259: YouTube Roundtable: How 3 Video Creators Built an Audience and a Business on YouTube

This week’s show is a roundtable episode on the topic of YouTube, and specifically how 3 different channel hosts have gone about growing their presence and profits on the YouTube platform. My esteemed panelists are: The KavalierDIY Projects with PeteDIYPete.comEngineered They explain how and why they started using the free YouTube platform to grow significant followings and income streams, and share some actionable advice on how you can do the same. Note: Click...


258: 20% Cash on Cash in Mobile Home Park Investing? The Real Estate Side Hustle You Probably Hadn’t Considered

It's like owning a parking lot, Jefferson Lilly explained. And you can earn 20% cash on cash returns too. That got my attention, though those returns are coming from a surprising real estate niche: mobile home parks. Jefferson Lilly is a mobile home park investment expert, educator, and industry consultant who has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg Magazine, and on the ‘Real Money’ television show. Through his company Park Street Partners, they currently own about $50...


257: Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers: How Michelle Makes $50,000 a Month Selling Other People's Products

You might know Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from her super-popular blog where she gets hundreds of thousands of readers and makes 6-figures a month. Around $50k of that monthly revenue (or more) comes from affiliate marketing. Note: Click here to download Michelle’s top tips for maximizing affiliate revenue from this episode. Michelle’s online journey started in the summer of 2011 when she decided to start blogging about paying off her student debts, “I didn’t know...


256: Bootstrapped Business Idea Brain Dump: 8 Business Models You Can Borrow w/ Zero (or Better than Zero) Startup Costs

In my annual member survey, one of the 3 most common obstacles I hear is the money needed to start a business. As in, "I don't have enough money to start a business." (The other 2 are time and ideas.) It's kind of a chicken vs. egg problem: you need money to start the business and you need the business to earn the money! But the truth is that most side hustles these days don't take a ton of cash to get off the ground. In fact, most of the businesses I've started have cost less than...


255: Finding Your Sweet Spot: How Talking About Air Conditioning Turned Into a 5-Figure a Month Side Hustle

By day, Bryan Orr helps runs an air conditioning company in Central Florida, and by night he’s a father of 9 -- yet somehow he's found the time to build his HVAC School podcast into a 5-figure a month business in less than a year. And it might sounds like an overnight success, but Bryan's actually been side hustling for quite a while, mostly in the podcasting and freelance audio production space. Tasked with training technicians at his day job, he had the idea to put it into an on-demand...


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