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).
444: $10k a Month Blogging: How to Grow from Here?
Side Hustle Show listener Raffaele Di Lallo has built a successful house plant website, earning $10k a month — on the side from his day job.
Still, he explained that 90% of that income was from advertising, and he wanted to diversify his revenue sources and earn more from affiliate marketing.
To help me talk through Raffaele's business is a long-time friend and online business mentor of mine, Matt Giovanisci.
Matt runs SwimUniversity.com, BrewCabin.com, and MoneyLab.co and the Money Lab Pro membership community.
I knew he'd have some suggestions to grow the income pie and "future proof" Raffaele's business.
Tune in to check out our full conversation.
Full show notes.
443: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Mom: The Best Mom Advice
With Mother's Day coming up, I wanted to share some of the best advice and lessons I got from mom growing up. Most of the time, this was pretty literal advice, but I found a lot of it has a broader application to entrepreneurship.
Mom has always been probably my biggest advocate and supporter. For background, she essentially had a couple different careers, first in nursing and then as a library assistant.
(At the library, she actually helped me get one of my first jobs in high school.)
Lots of wisdom I hope to be able to pass along to our little ones!
And if you like this format, be sure to check out the companion list/episode on dad's advice!
Full show notes
Bonus: Your Perfect First Business + Should You Teach a Live Course?
$100 MBA Founder Omar Zenhom shares his perfect first business, plus why live courses are so hot right now.
Check out the full $100 MBA Show archives in your podcast app of choice and learn more at 100MBA.net.
442: $10k a Month Teaching Online Part-Time
$10,000 a month working 20-hour weeks sounds like a pretty sweet gig! And for Jade Weatherington, it's been a dream come true to make a living in education--while working from home.
Her financial success didn't happen overnight. She had months of earning less than $100 from her online private tutoring.
But when she discovered a then-new platform called Outschool, things really started to take off.
In her first month on the platform, Jade made $32. Still, she was encouraged by the possibilities and scale of teaching online classes there.
By the third month, she made almost $5,000.
Today she’s making $10,000+ from a combination of online classes, pre-recorded courses, and other teaching products -- all while working around 20 hours a week.
Tune in to The Side Hustle Show interview to learn:
how to decide what topics to teach the online teaching platforms Jade likes how to price and market your courses or classes Full show notes
441: $225k in 18 Hours a Week: The Path to High-Paying Consulting Gigs
Last year, Brad Rice booked $225,000 worth of Salesforce consulting work. That's impressive on its own, but what's crazier is he only worked an average of 18 hours a week.
Brad took his existing skills and experience with a popular software product, and pivoted to become a remote freelance consultant.
This is the "SWAS" strategy: Software with a Service.
(We’ve heard from guests following a similar path with Asana and Quickbooks.)
If you're not familiar with Salesforce, it's the #1 CRM (customer relationship management) software in the world.
Businesses and non-profits of all sizes use the software to organize and manage the back-end of their sales efforts.
And on the other side, there’s a community of salesforce professionals who support those customers … and earn up to $230 an hour to do so.
Why are the rates so high? Supply and demand — there's a gap between the popularity of Salesforce and the number of experts like Brad who can help with it.
That's the opportunity I think you should know about.
To learn more and see if Salesforce consulting is the right career upgrade for you, check out Brad's Free 5-Day Salesforce Challenge.
Tune in to hear:
why there's such a high demand for Salesforce professionals how you can get started today earning your Salesforce certifications the progression steps Brad took to go from $40,000 a year to $225,000 part-time Full show notes
Bonus: A 6-Figure Business Selling Dollhouse Furniture
Amanda Austin has a healthy 6-figure part-time business drop shipping dollhouse miniatures.
From the My Wife Quit Her Job podcast, Steve Chou takes over hosting duties today! If you want to learn more about building an e-commerce business, check him out at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com and subscribe to his show for more!