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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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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.

    617: Scaling to a 7-Figure Sale: Affiliate Marketing Beyond SEO

    617: Scaling to a 7-Figure Sale: Affiliate Marketing Beyond SEO

    It’s 2019, and we hear from a couple of guys on the Side Hustle Show about their part-time website.
    It’s about a year old, and they’re writing these in-depth product reviews and comparison posts, monetizing with affiliate partnerships, and doing around $20k a month. Fantastic results for a fairly new site.
    That site was finvsfin.com, and it recently sold just a few months ago for a 7-figure sum.
    Co-founder Alex Goldberg is here to catch us up on what’s working today in a volatile SEO landscape and how website owners can still position themselves for success while relying less and less on organic traffic.
    Tune in to Episode 617 of the Side Hustle Show to learn:

    the traffic source that saved Fin vs Fin during SEO volatility

    how to de-risk your business from organic traffic dependence

    the basics of ads arbitrage for your niche

    how to secure profitable partnerships

    for the latest about Alex's new project, check out Paid Media Affiliates.com



    Full Show Notes: Scaling to a 7-Figure Sale: Affiliate Marketing Beyond SEO
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    • 56 min
    GH: Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right

    GH: Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right

    We all have a limit to our capacity. For some entrepreneurs and small business owners, that’s a tough pill to swallow.
    But when you’re up against that ceiling you've got two options. You can:

    Settle in.

    Get help.

    This episode is about growing your team in such a way that you have some breathing room in your schedule and in your mental bandwidth to do the work that’s required of a business owner.
    Even though I’ve been hiring virtual help in my businesses since 2005, I’ve still got a lot to learn! This is something that’s been on my mind this year as I think about where I want my current operations to go and who can help get me there.
    To help dive into this topic, I’m excited to welcome John Jonas and Nate Hirsch to the show.
    Between them, they’ve got more than 60 virtual team members and have been practicing remote management for more than a decade.
    They both run platforms to help you make your first virtual hire as well:

    John heads up OnlineJobs.ph, the largest remote job board and resume database for workers in the Philippines.

    Nate created FreeeUp.com, a curated freelance marketplace for workers all around the world. He also founded Ecombalance.com, a monthly bookkeeping service for Ecommerce Sellers/agencies, and OutsourceSchool.com where he teaches his hiring processes.

    Tune in to hear John and Nate’s take on when it’s time to hire, how to find the best talent for your budget, and some common mistakes to avoid.

    Full Show Notes: Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    616: Lifestyle Creep, Luck, and Why Every Podcast Guest Has an Online Course: Q&A w/ Nick

    616: Lifestyle Creep, Luck, and Why Every Podcast Guest Has an Online Course: Q&A w/ Nick

    In this episode, we're diving deep into the listener mailbag for a Q&A session.
    I'll tackle things like lifestyle creep, the role of luck, and inadvertently breaking a bunch of links.
    And hey, why does it seem like every podcast guest is selling an online course?
    Spoiler: there’s some truth to it, and we’ll dig into why that happens.
    This is the 16th installment of this series, so feel free to check out the older ones:

    585: Giving Away Ideas, Getting Great Guests, Growing Your Business, and More: 20 Questions With Nick

    556: Pricing, Podcasting, Permission to Quit, and More: 20 Questions with Nick

    498: Profitable Podcasting, Getting Clients, and $50k/mo in Passive Income: 20 Questions with Nick

    451: Affiliate Marketing, Early Retirement, and Side Hustle Shifts Over 8 Years of Podcasting: 20 Questions with Nick

    431: Fear of Selling, Protecting Ideas, Podcasting and More

    412: Side Hustle Ethics, Charging Your Friends, the Side Hustles I’m Most Excited About, and More

    365: Market Saturation, Mind Mapping, Miracle Mornings, and More

    346: The Con of the Side Hustle, Beanie Babies, Affiliate Marketing, and More

    320: Multiplying Money, Morning Routines, and $100k Side Hustles

    291: Email, Ebooks, Platforms, and Conferences

    271: Brilliant Blogging, Ruthless Productivity, and Guaranteed Success

    245: Network Marketing, Imposter Syndrome, My Side Hustle Mistakes, and More

    219: Growing Traffic, Monetization, List-Building, a Day in the Life, and More

    198: Blogging, Branding, Book Writing, and Finding the Right Side Hustle for You

    181: SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Self-Publishing, Udemy, and More

    It's a jam-packed Q&A session with actionable insights to help you level up your side hustle game, so there's a little something for everyone in this episode.
    Let's dive in!
    Full Show Notes: Lifestyle Creep, Luck, and Why Every Podcast Guest Has an Online Course: Q&A w/ Nick
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    This is Small Business Podcast – Brought to you by Amazon, explore the stories of small business owners as they navigate their path to success!

    • 25 min
    615: Local Newsletters: $200k from 18k subscribers

    615: Local Newsletters: $200k from 18k subscribers

    Local newsletter business opportunities have always caught my eye as a side hustle enthusiast.
    I'm constantly on the lookout for ventures that are low overhead, scalable, and sellable.
    Newsletter businesses, with examples like The Hustle and Morning Brew, tick all these boxes, selling for impressive 8-figure exits.
    But Ryan Sneddon from Naptown Scoop has taken a unique approach to the newsletter business, focusing on his local hometown, Annapolis, Maryland.
    He has become a pillar of the community along the way while making $200k a year from 18k subscribers.
    Tune in to Episode 615 of the Side Hustle Show to learn:

    how Ryan grew his subscriber base

    how he monetizes the business

    the logistics of putting out high quality newsletter five days a week


    Full Show Notes: Local Newsletters: $200k from 18k subscribers
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    • 54 min
    614: Scaling a Local Service Business: Multi 6-Figures in Pet Waste Removal

    614: Scaling a Local Service Business: Multi 6-Figures in Pet Waste Removal

    It's not every day you spot one of your podcast guests' yard signs while driving, but that's exactly what happened to me.
    As we cruised the neighborhood, a bright pink "Kroopin's Poopin Scoopin" sign caught my eye.
    We first heard from this guest in 2020.
    She was earning around a thousand bucks a week from her part-time pooper scooper/pet waste removal business.
    And since then, it has grown to serve almost 200 weekly residential customers at an average ticket price of $99/month.
    In this 'Where Are They Now?' episode, I have once again Erica Krupin from Kroopin's Poopin Scoopin to talk about what this former side hustle looks like at scale.

    Full Show Notes: Scaling a Local Service Business: Multi 6-Figures in Pet Waste Removal
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    • 55 min
    GH: Best Dad Advice: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Dad

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

    In honor of father’s day, I wanted to share some of the best advice I’ve received from my dad over the years, and how we can all work to apply it in life and in business.
    For the sake of background, dad is a chemical engineer — he spent decades of his career at one company — but still had lots of entrepreneurial experiences and insights along the way.
    (He did do a bit of consulting in retirement!)
    The funny thing is almost all of these were very literal conversations, which I’ve extrapolated out (30 years later!) to have a broader meaning.
    And as I think about the kind of advice I want to be passing along to my own kids, I think these kinds of concrete illustrations may be a really effective way to do it. Especially if they turn out to be the over-analyzing types like me!
    Full Show Notes: Best Dad Advice: 10 Life and Business Lessons from Dad
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    • 23 min

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