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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).

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7, 1K Ratings

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).

    396: Private Label vs. Product Licensing: Which is the Better Side Hustle?

    396: Private Label vs. Product Licensing: Which is the Better Side Hustle?

    In the e-commerce space, selling private label products on Amazon has been a popular side hustle for the last several years.
    But is it still the best way to go?
    Or is there a lower risk, higher reward way to turn your ideas into profits?
    In this episode, which is the second episode of our Showdown series this month, we’re comparing two ways you can capitalize on opportunities in the market; selling private label products and product licensing.
    For this debate, I’ve sourced two guests who have appeared on the Side Hustle Show before:
    Greg Mercer of JungleScout.com, creator of the popular Jungle Scout product research and amazon analytics software. We last from Greg on episode 263, when he talked about how to find your first Amazon FBA private label product. (Try Jungle Scout for half off your first month with my referral link.) Stephen Key of, InventRight.com and author of the One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work. We last heard from Stephen on episode 113, when he talked about how you can turn your ideas into recurring revenue. Both business models allow you to exercise our creative muscles. But, as you’ll find out, each model is suited to a different personality type and has a different balance of risk and reward.
    Tune in to hear both Greg and Stephen dig into the different strategies behind:
    Getting started Marketing and discoverability Start-up costs Beating the competition Monetization And more There is some interesting insight into these business models. By the end of the episode, you’ll have a clearer idea of which business model is best for you.
    Full show notes

    • 48 min
    395: Podcasting vs. YouTube for Building an Online Business

    395: Podcasting vs. YouTube for Building an Online Business

    Creating content online can be a super-effective way to build an audience and ultimately to make money.
    If you’re just starting out or trying to grow your business, you might be wondering what type of content makes the most sense to create.
    In this episode, we’re going to compare and contrast two of the most popular content channels going today: podcasting and YouTube.
    This is actually the first of several friendly debate-style episodes this month I’m calling the Side Hustle Showdown series.
    For each debate, I tried to source guests in a similar niche so they could best speak each other’s language.
    To fire shots over the pros and cons of starting an online business with podcasts or YouTube, I enlisted the help of:
    Podcaster Jonathan Mendonsa, co-host of ChooseFI, a personal finance show. We last heard from Jonathan in episode 287, where he talked about how his show took off and how he was able to quit his job just 10 months in. YouTuber Marko Zlatic, who started his personal finance channel Whiteboard Finance as a side hustle also in 2017. Since then he's amassed 370k subscribers and quit his job to produce videos full-time. Tune in to hear both Marko and Jonathan go back and forward discussing which of the platforms are best for:
    Marketing and discoverability Content production Monetization Start-up costs And more This is a fun one, and by the end, you’ll have an idea which platform is going to be best for your business.
    Full show notes

    • 56 min
    394: Pandemic Pivots: How Entrepreneurs are Adapting to "Obliteration"

    394: Pandemic Pivots: How Entrepreneurs are Adapting to "Obliteration"

    Businesses evolve over time, but I don’t think anyone could have prepared for the pace of change this year.
    To gauge how some of you have been handling everything the pandemic has thrown at you, I reached out to Side Hustle Nation and asked what pivots and changes you’ve been making in your business over the last few months.
    What I got back were some interesting and innovative ways some business owners and side hustlers have found to actually grow their businesses during the pandemic.
    Here’s a look at some of the hardest hit industries, and some of the ways business owners have been pivoting and adapting.
    Full show notes

    • 29 min
    393: Best Dad Advice: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Dad

    393: Best Dad Advice: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Dad

    • 23 min
    392: What I've Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs - Part 7

    392: What I've Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs - Part 7

    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.
    This has become an annual tradition on the show, and we just passed 7 years and 12 million downloads!
    If you like this short-and-sweet meta-style show, be sure to check out the others in this series:
    Episode 50 Episode 124 Episode 177 Episode 236 Episode 288 Episode 338 Full show notes

    • 33 min
    391: Taking Local Businesses Online: $500k in Sales in Year 1

    391: Taking Local Businesses Online: $500k in Sales in Year 1

    How did a butcher shop's side project turn into "the best snacks in the world" -- and $500,000 in sales in their first year?
    And more importantly, could you apply the same strategies to help local businesses take their products online?
    This story features Dustin Reichmann, a long-time Side Hustle Show listener. He has a blog called EngagedMarriage.com, and with the online marketing skills learned there, started a new consulting business to help other businesses build their online presence.
    One of his clients was a local butcher shop. Impressed by one of their products--a higher-end, clean-ingredient meat stick--Dustin felt there was an opportunity to reach a lot more customers online.
    So, he made Ryan -- the owner of the butcher shop -- a low-risk offer to partner and launch the product online.
    What followed was a series of wins across multiple marketing channels and through a number of innovative promotional tactics.
    Tune in to hear:
    How Dustin approached Ryan with a win-win partnership. The marketing channels and techniques they used to sell more than $500,000 worth of FireCreek snacks in their first year. How they got their product into 50+ Walmart stores. And how anyone can apply the same online and offline marketing strategies into their own business. Full show notes

    • 45 min

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Awesome Content!

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Side Hustle Showdown Series

I’m not normally the type to leave reviews but I am loving Nick’s side hustle showdown series. It really is so cool to see successful people debate the pros and cons of their side hustle strategies.

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Incredible resource and stories! Thank you!

Love the tips you featured here Nick! Congrats on seven glorious years. I always enjoy and learn a lot of practical ideas to enhance my mindset and business. Thank you for the stories and expertise you consistently share!

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