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The entrepreneurship podcast you can actually apply! The award-winning small business show covers creative ways to make money online and offline, including blogging, online business, freelancing, marketing, sales funnels, investing, and much more. Join 100,000+ listeners and get the business ideas and passive income strategies straight to your earbuds. No BS, just actionable tips on how to start and grow your side hustle. Hosted by Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation.

The Side Hustle Show Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation

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    • 4.6 • 106 Ratings

The entrepreneurship podcast you can actually apply! The award-winning small business show covers creative ways to make money online and offline, including blogging, online business, freelancing, marketing, sales funnels, investing, and much more. Join 100,000+ listeners and get the business ideas and passive income strategies straight to your earbuds. No BS, just actionable tips on how to start and grow your side hustle. Hosted by Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation.

    603: What Side Hustles Can You Start if You Don't Have Any Skills?

    603: What Side Hustles Can You Start if You Don't Have Any Skills?

    One of the most common questions I get is, "What if I don't have any skills? Can I still start a side hustle?"
    On the one hand, I totally get that feeling.
    If you're a teacher, tutoring might seem like an obvious side gig. If you're an accountant, you could freelance or start a bookkeeping business.
    But not everyone's skills neatly align with a natural side hustle. So what do you do if you don't think you have any marketable skills? Is there still a path to earning extra income on the side?
    Yes, there absolutely is! And that's what I'm breaking down in this post—your four options to start a profitable side hustle, even if you think you're skillless today.
    Full Show Notes: What Side Hustles Can You Start if You Don't Have Any Skills?
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


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    Squarespace - Start building your professional website today!

    • 45 min
    602: $10k/mo On The Side Sharing What You Already Know

    602: $10k/mo On The Side Sharing What You Already Know

    If you've ever thought about traveling the world while getting paid (and mingling with the rich and famous on the side), Hugo Ortega's side hustle story may appeal to you.
    After spending 9 years working as a yacht crew member and captain, traveling to over 60 countries, the former engineer decided to turn his niche career experience into a fast-growing online course business—Superyacht Sunday School.
    Now, it has grown into a full-time business earning $10K/month.
    (Sign up for Hugo's free superyacht training here!)
    Tune into Episode 602 of The Side Hustle Show to learn:

    building audiences with free valuable content

    turning followers into email subscribers using lead magnets

    boosting sales through live virtual trainings and webinars.

    monetization models like courses, plans, and memberships.


    Full Show Notes: $10k/mo On The Side Sharing What You Already Know
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


    Cantaloupe — An all-in-one platform that powers self-service commerce around the world with innovative technology and software solutions for businesses of all sizes


    Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post!


    Airbnb - Start an Airbnb business and earn money as an Airbnb Host!


    Monarch Money — Get an extended 30-day free trial of the top-rated personal finance app.

    • 53 min
    GH: Free Houses: How to Build a $1 Million Real Estate Portfolio on the Side

    GH: Free Houses: How to Build a $1 Million Real Estate Portfolio on the Side

    Austin Miller built a $1.2 million real estate portfolio at 31 years old -- for free.
    He's a side hustling real estate investor specializing in "creative" financing deals -- houses he can buy without using his own money.
    Austin is the author of Free Houses: How To Build Your Real Estate Investment Portfolio With No Money.
    His basic strategy is this:

    Find a killer deal on a house that needs some work.

    Buy it with the creative financing methods Austin talks about in this episode.

    Either do the work yourself or hire contractors.

    Put a paying tenant in the newly rehabbed home.

    Refinance the home with a traditional bank loan and pay back the original funding source.

    The end game is positive monthly cash flow from rental income, plus building a long-term wealth through tenants paying off the mortgage.
    Austin has developed some unique and interesting ways to hard money and private money to fund his property purchases.
    The best part – it’s truly a side hustle that can be done in a few hours a week the end result is passive income from rental revenue.
    Tune in to hear how Austin finds killer deals, buys the houses without risking his own capital, and then rehabs them to get ready to rent.
    Full Show Notes: Free Houses: How to Build a $1 Million Real Estate Portfolio on the Side
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


    Squarespace - Start building your professional website today!


    Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post!


    Airbnb - Start an Airbnb business and earn money as an Airbnb Host!


    This is Small Business Podcast - Brought to you by Amazon, explore the stories of small business owners as they navigate their path to success!

    • 38 min
    601: The $100k niche consulting business

    601: The $100k niche consulting business

    When you hear "college admissions essay consultant," you might imagine some dull, overly formal academic type.
    But Carter Osborne from carterosbornetutoring.com took a pretty unconventional path to dominating this niche business.
    When he started providing tutoring services on the side, he was just a "broke, desperate graduate student" in need of some extra money.
    Carter actually had no formal business training. His background was in political science and public administration—so not exactly the traditional entrepreneurial breeding grounds.
    Not exactly the traditional path for an entrepreneur, right?
    And yet, the untraditional route Carter took allowed him to build a unique $100k consulting business, with almost all the revenue coming in just half the year.
    While Carter's career path didn't seem logical as a tutor, he was about to discover an untapped market niche that was waiting to be explored.
    Tune in to Episode 601 of The Side Hustle Show to learn:

    How to come up with your lucrative side hustle offer

    How to get your first customers

    How to grow the business

    How to handle the delivery logistics as a solopreneur


    Full Show Notes: The $100k niche consulting business
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


    Ladder – Get instantly approved for term life insurance—no doctors, no needles, no paperwork!


    Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post!


    Airbnb - Start an Airbnb business and earn money as an Airbnb Host!


    This is Small Business Podcast - Brought to you by Amazon, explore the stories of small business owners as they navigate their path to success!

    • 52 min
    600: $500k from a $9 membership

    600: $500k from a $9 membership

    Liz Wilcox found herself at a crossroads.
    With a growing email list of beginners wanting to learn about email marketing, she knew she wanted to find a way to step away from client work within a couple of years.
    She had just signed a huge copywriting contract worth $20,000... her biggest one yet. But instead of excitement, all she felt was dread about the massive project she now had to take on.
    And as a single parent, she knew the importance of creating a business that would support her lifestyle and allow her to be present for her family.
    This is where the idea of "low cost = low responsibility" appealed to her, as it would allow her to serve her audience at LizWilcox.com while maintaining a manageable workload.
    So Liz had the idea to create her flagship offer The Email Marketing Membership - a set of done-for-you email newsletter templates that members could access for just $9 per month.
    Tune in to Episode 600 of the Side Hustle Show to learn:

    How to come up with ideas for your own recurring revenue membership

    How Liz built her own email list and audience

    How to improve retention and continue delivering value to members


    Full Show Notes: $500k from a $9 membership
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


    US Bank — Get a 75,000-point sign-up bonus with the US Bank Business Altitude Power World Elite Mastercard, and earn 2X points on everything you buy for your business.


    Squarespace - Start building your professional website today!


    Airbnb - Start an Airbnb business and earn money as an Airbnb Host!


    This is Small Business Podcast - Brought to you by Amazon, explore the stories of small business owners as they navigate their path to success!

    • 54 min
    599: Vending Machines: The Path to Your First Passive Profits

    599: Vending Machines: The Path to Your First Passive Profits

    Tired of trading time for money at your 9 to 5 job? Looking for a way to make passive income with minimal startup costs and overhead?
    Then starting a vending machine business may be perfect for you.
    The vending machine industry was valued at $42 billion last year and is expected to grow at 8.1% from 2024 to 2030.
    Profitable vending machines are everywhere — offices, apartment buildings, gyms, airports.
    Wherever people gather, there’s an opportunity to provide convenient access to snacks, drinks, and other bestselling impulse-buy items.
    And it’s a great market to get into because it’s extremely fragmented, with vast potential for growth. No national player owns more than 5% market share.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    How the vending machine business model works

    The step-by-step process to go from zero to $1,000+ in monthly passive income

    Finding ideal locations and signing contracts

    Buying used machines vs leasing new ones

    Stocking, restocking, and maintenance procedures

    Risks to watch out for and mitigation tactics


    Full Show Notes: Vending Machines: The Path to Your First Passive Profits
    New to the Show? Get your personalized money-making playlist here!
    Sponsors:


    US Bank — Get a 75,000-point sign-up bonus with the US Bank Business Altitude Power World Elite Mastercard, and earn 2X points on everything you buy for your business.


    Indeed – Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post!


    Airbnb - Start an Airbnb business and earn money as an Airbnb Host!


    This is Small Business Podcast - Brought to you by Amazon, explore the stories of small business owners as they navigate their path to success!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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