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Are you currently working at a job to pay the bills but are constantly thinking about ways to start a business that could turn your passions and talents into extra monthly income? Maybe you have a young business and are hoping to grow as an entrepreneur. This podcast provides tips, tricks and practical advice from others who have already been there and done that. Join host Adam Hymans as he shares about his website and portrait photography business and interviews experts in all different areas to help you start or shape a Successful Side Gig!

The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans Adam Hymans: Photographer, Online Entrepreneur and Podcaster

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 8 Ratings

Are you currently working at a job to pay the bills but are constantly thinking about ways to start a business that could turn your passions and talents into extra monthly income? Maybe you have a young business and are hoping to grow as an entrepreneur. This podcast provides tips, tricks and practical advice from others who have already been there and done that. Join host Adam Hymans as he shares about his website and portrait photography business and interviews experts in all different areas to help you start or shape a Successful Side Gig!

    People, Portraits, Pageants w/ Brittany Link Photography

    People, Portraits, Pageants w/ Brittany Link Photography

    In this episode of The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans you will hear an interview with Brittany from Brittany Link Photography.  Brittany was a pageant competitor for 9 years. She is a former Miss Minnesota High School 2009, Miss Minnesota Teen 2010  and Miss Minnesota 2012!  Brittany, specializes in pageant headshots and gown photos. Her photos have won multiple state and national pageant photogenic awards, with the summer of 2017 bringing home 5 national photo wins. She also has a ton of artistic people in her family who brought her up with the arts in her blood.
     
    Key Lessons and take aways from this episode:
    She was able to first hone in on her photography craft with friends and sorority sisters before she began to charge for her services. Brittany enjoys doing photography because it is all about self expression and helping others not necessarily just about the money. Don’t get caught up in other peoples businesses or Instagram feeds and try to find unique inspiration from other places or areas that are related to your industry. Favorite misconceptions about photography while discussing with amateurs is they tend to get caught on the technical aspect vs learning the artform of photography When she first started she rented out a space which was expensive and that cost carried into her charging more from her clients. Now has converted her basement into a photo studio Photography is not the technical side. The people that work with her realize she is trained in light, art and has mastered the interactions She has always called herself a photographer and doesn’t feel weird about it because she is educated in the art and studies light What's difficult about what you are doing? "I am tired, all the time!" Brittany put together an ambassador program with a peer and got 40 applicants and selected 5 girls to work with and is continuing to grow and play around with creative visions Brittany will be a published photographer in a magazine by the end of 2018.  
     
    Quotes:
     
    "I just had to try something so, I had to get out there and shoot"
     
    "If you are not going to do it right, don't do it. People are trusting you to create something they will love"
     
    "I finally got to the point where I realized that my work is never going to be others work and I  focused on finding my own inspiration and creating my own style"
     
    "You can make it work! Its all about prioritization."
     
    "Photographers are around for a reason… Anyone can click a button but its not the technical side its all about the art, that’s where I come into play.
     
    "Allow yourself to be obsessed with your passions"
     
    Helpful Links:
     
    Training video:
    www.creativelive.com
     
    Learned the most from this course:
    http://masterbeautyphotography.com/product/go-pro-studio-beauty-video-training
     
    Get a FREE BOOK on Audible and help support the podcast
    http://www.audibletrial.com/SideGig
     
    For More info on Brittany visit:
    www.Brittanylink.com
    Facebook: Brittany Link Photography
    Instagram: Brittany Link Photography
     
    For more episodes please visit www.thesuccessfulsidegig.com
     
    If you have comments or ideas for future episodes please share those below in the comments or Join Adam and podcast listeners on The Successful Side Gig Network Facebook Group!
     
    Please share and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoyed this episode and leave a review.
     
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    Cheers,
    Adam 
     
    If you ever wonder what I am up to check out:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/adhcreativesolutions

    • 44 min
    Finding your Inspiration: Videos, Books, Podcasts

    Finding your Inspiration: Videos, Books, Podcasts

    In this episode of The Successful Side Gig I talk about inspiration.  I have found a tremendous amount of inspiration from videos, books and podcasts. There have been very specific things that I have found that altered the course of my entire life and I would love nothing more than to share these with you today!
     
    Key Lessons and take aways from this weeks episode:
     
    Know what you want and why
    Do you know the specifics behind your life goals? Do you know how much you want to earn? How many people you want to meet or help?  
    Do you want a Jet?
    We don’t buy things, we buy feelings  
    It is 2017 and you can view life altering content on Youtube
    Although these are very old recordings look up Jim Rohn, Zig Zigler and Brian Tracy  
    My first child being born was a GAME CHANGER
    Prior to my first child I was selfish She made me wonder, who do I want to be and what is possible  
    Quotes:
     
    "Without the decision for pie, one will never look up the recipe for pie" Earl Nightingale
     
     
    Helpful Links:
     
    Earl Nightingale- The Strangest Secret - Change Your Life in 19 Minutes with Earl Nightingale
     
     
     
    https://lewishowes.com/blog/
     
    https://www.smartpassiveincome.com
     
    http://www.audibletrial.com/SideGig
     
    For more episodes please visit www.thesuccessfulsidegig.com
     
    If you have comments or ideas for future episodes please share those below
     
    Please share and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoyed this episode and leave a review.
     
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    Cheers,
    Adam 

    • 12 min
    Going Social w/ Lanae the "Social Networking Nanny"

    Going Social w/ Lanae the "Social Networking Nanny"

    In this episode of The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans you will hear an interview with Lanae from Social Networking Nanny.  Lanae and her team help get businesses on social media and also getting them set down the right path vs platforms that will not suit their businesses well. She was mentioned on Good Morning America which catapulted her business to the next level. Lanae is an outgoing, friendly, knowledgeable entrepreneur who was willing to share some amazing tips with us.

    • 50 min
    Relationships and Old Friends

    Relationships and Old Friends

    In this episode of The Successful Side Gig I talk about relationships. Not marriage or boyfriend/girlfriend but relationships with old friends. I just returned from an epic vacation to CO in which I was able to mix business and pleasure by taking photos and also attend the most epic wedding in Fort Collins.

    • 14 min
    Blog Secrets and Instagram Tips w/ Stephanie from www.HeyHonestlyMommy.com

    Blog Secrets and Instagram Tips w/ Stephanie from www.HeyHonestlyMommy.com

    In this episode of The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans you will hear an interview with Stephanie from HeyHonestlyMommy.com a candid and hilarious mommy blog and Instagram page.  Stephanie shares all about the early days as a stay at home mom who wanted to challenge herself to find a way to make money online, satisfy a mild shopping addiction and also share the hilarious moments that come along with motherhood. A blog wouldn't be a blog without a beautiful finely curated Instagram page which she talks all about as well. When she set out on this journey it was to collaborate and make money. It still is but Stephanie really likes helping people get through things she has already been through and networking with other moms.
     
    Key Lessons and take aways from this weeks episode:
    Stephanie always loved writing and her family always told her she was funny even though she wasn't necessarily sure if that was true (it is!) If you're in the mood to write, find a way to make it happen. You can use talk to text on your iPhone to either dictate or make small notes and reminders about what you want to write. In the beginning it was fun just to see if she could do it! Make money online and build a following The first thing that Stephanie did was reach out to a clothing company online through Instagram and have them send her free product in exchange for photos posted on Instagram @honestlymommy on Instagram is where you can see all of her photos posted as well as witness her more candid and hilarious Instagram stories! Stephanie runs her entire Instagram through photos taken on an iPhone 7 Plus and using Adobe Lightroom Because of Geo tags on Instagram she has actually met up with several people and increased her network of Insta mommies! It's important to know your brand and if it takes doing an online course to find it it's worth it. Stephanie went through a course by World Nate  
    Quotes:
     
    "Sometimes it's hard to stay at home feeling like you're not contributing."
     
    "I am sick of people being fake and pretending like we're not all here for the same reason to make our lives better!"
     
    On others instagram posts, "I don't want to see your laundry I can see my own laundry"
     
    "Number one rule, family always comes first!"
     
    Helpful Links:
     
    http://worldnate.com
    http://www.collabor8app.com
    https://musefind.com
    http://www.audibletrial.com/SideGig
     
    For More info on Stephanie and Hey Honestly Mommy visit:
    HeyHonestlyMommy.com
     
     Instagram @ honestlymommy
     
    For more episodes please visit www.thesuccessfulsidegig.com
     
    If you have comments or ideas for future episodes please share those below in the comments or Join Adam and podcast listeners on The Successful Side Gig Network Facebook Group!
     
    Please share and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoyed this episode and leave a review.
     
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    Cheers,
    Adam 

    • 48 min
    Sleep Habits and Morning Rituals That Can Change Your Life

    Sleep Habits and Morning Rituals That Can Change Your Life

    In this episode of  "The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans" I discuss the very important topic of sleep habits and morning rituals. You know if you are working a full time job, you are raising a family, maintaining a social life and building a business all at the same time, you are probably not sleeping the amount you would like. What if there were a couple quick tips on how to optimize your sleep and start off your morning with a bang!
     
    Key Lessons and take aways from this weeks episode:
     
    Is using a sleep tracker beneficial for you? It was not for me!
    I used an app for over a year that would give me all sorts of data around amount of sleep, how many times I woke up and it ultimately gave me a sleep efficiency percentage. 10% you slept TERRIBLY 100% You don’t have kids, slept in a wonderful place for 9.5 hours Ultimately I was not using the data to change my behaviors Waking up and seeing a low number let's say 37% would make me think "Oh, I did sleep like crap, I feel like garbage"  
    Sleep temperature
    The ideal sleep temperature that I heard was 66 degrees  If you have a programmable thermostat you can adjust the temp to drop during the evening then increasing when you wake up Your room temperature will not impact your body temp if you have thick bedding or cozy PJ's :)  
    Blue Light Exposure
    Using your phone or tablet before bed with the blue light inhibits melatonin production which you need to make you sleepy Iphone has a night mode which limits blue light you can turn on at a specific time It is not just blue light from your phone but also your activities on your phone that may make it more difficult to get to sleep.  
    Hydration
    Sleep is dehydrating and that is a fact! If you drink too much water and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night that can disrupt your precious sleep cycles Try to limit your intake and have a small glass 30-45 min before bed When you wake up, CHUG CHUG CHUG!  
    The Tim Ferriss JUICE
    Apple cider vinegar, raw honey, warm water Too acidic and the flavor wasn’t tolerable Only mild effects for me  
    Light
    Eliminate all light from your room I found I hated having an alarm clock visible Use electrical tape to cover little lights on anything  
    Morning Routine
    Hal Elrod wrote a book called "The Miracle Morning" and I am 21 days into the 30 day transformation challenge. So much of your sleep is impacted by your thoughts about the amount of sleep you think you"Should" get! My miracle morning looks like this
     
    Wake up one hour earlier than you need to be up Do NOT snooze Drink water 10 min silence 10 min affirmations 10 min journaling 10 min reading 10 min work out 10 min cool shower  
    This routine has had an unbelievable impact on my mindset!
     
    Quotes:
     
    "I hate waking up early so much that I snooze so I can do it over and over again" -Unknown
     
    "Today I am enough, tomorrow I will be more" -Adam Hymans
     
    Helpful Links:
     
    http://www.audibletrial.com/SideGig
    The Miracle Morning  by: Hal Elrod
     
    For more episodes please visit www.thesuccessfulsidegig.com
     
    If you have comments or ideas for future episodes please share those below
     
    Please share and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoyed this episode and leave a review.
     
    iTunes: The Successful Side Gig with Adam Hymans
     
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    If you want to continue the conversation with other podcast listeners and you are a Facebook user then please join us in "The Successful Side Gig Network " Facebook Group
     
    Share the show notes at: https://www.adhcreativesolutions.com/podcast/sleep
     
    Cheers,
    Adam 

    • 23 min

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