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The Side Hustle Show

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation

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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, soft ...
 
A binge-worthy series of episodes all about blogging pulled from the main Side Hustle Show archives, featuring some of the most successful bloggers in the business. Stay tuned to learn how to create content that readers and search engines love, how to grow your traffic, audience, and email list, and ultimately how these successful bloggers make money.
 
Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
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Where there’s pain, there might also be profit… That was the case for today’s guest, Pete Mockaitis. Pete was seeing some traction with his podcast, the HowToBeAwesomeAtYourJob Podcast, but was struggling to keep up all the off-air tasks — the show notes, the editing, the social media. For Pete Mockaitis, that pain turned into AwesomePros.co, a nic…
 
One challenge that most new businesses face is the awareness problem – nobody knows you exist. To help erase this problem, I’ve invited Dustin Lien from JumpXmarketing.com back on the show. Dustin first appeared on episode 251 back in 2017. Back then, he was just ramping up JumpX after shutting down his own physical product business. Since then he’…
 
Ever thought about turning your expertise in an everyday subject or topic into an online business? For Delilah Orpi, her expertise was on taking care of her curly hair — and starting as a side hustle, she turned that into an online business earning around $8k a month at HolisticEnchilada.com. Delilah has some interesting strategies she used to grow…
 
There are tons of ways to make money online — the root of all of them comes down to helping people. Two common ways entrepreneurs help a wide audience is by packaging up their knowledge and experience into an online training course or a membership program/community. But which model makes the most sense for your business? To find out, it’s time for …
 
We’ve been on a bit of an audience building kick lately in our conversations with Dickie Bush about Twitter, with Tori Dunlap about TikTok. Today you’ll meet a long-time listener of the show who built her audience on Facebook. Chantal Lavergne is the founder of FunSensoryPlay.com, which started as a Facebook page in early 2020 — and that’s importan…
 
Tired of toiling away on social media for lackluster results? Tori Dunlap earned her first 200,000 TikTok followers in just a couple weeks, and has added another 1.4 million since then. All that attention has helped her turn a healthy 6-figure business into a multi-7-figure operation. Tori is the founder of HerFirst100k.com and host of the Financia…
 
If you’re looking to add some time-leveraged cash flow to your bottom line, two of the best options are investing in rental real estate and buying small businesses. Both are viable options, and to help you figure out if either or both of these investment options are right for you, it’s time for another Side Hustle Showdown. For the debate, I’ve inv…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Michael Bereslavsky, founder and CEO of Domain Magnate, a micro private equity firm that acquires, manages and grows websites. Michael discusses website investing and achieving a 135% ROI on their first investment fund. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of cont…
 
Online arbitrage is the process of buying inventory from one site to resell on another (usually Amazon). To help school me on this side hustle is Chris Grant, a longtime Amazon seller and the founder of ClearTheShelf.com and OAChallenge.com. Chris has been involved in the online arbitrage space for the last 10+ years and is currently selling $75,00…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Miles Beckler, a legend in the internet marketing space. Miles was broke from student loan debt and spent several years working on his site before finally becoming financially free. Miles discusses the technical aspects of his projects and mindset shift that allowed him to s…
 
Few words will get as polarizing a response among freelancers and side hustlers as Upwork. Depending on who you ask, it’s either a fantastic platform to connect with well-paying gigs and quality clients … or it’s a hopeless, desperate race to the bottom, overly-competitive bloodbath with no chance of success. Like a lot of things, the truth is prob…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Craig Campbell, who has been working online since the start of the internet. Craig is a search engine optimization (SEO) expert based in Glasgow. Craig discusses his experience running and then closing his own agency, finding creative ways to make money online such as using …
 
Today’s guest has gone from zero to almost 50k followers in the last 12 months and has turned that newfound attention into a 6-figure online business. This is impressive in itself, but what’s even more impressive about this story is that Dickie Bush has built his audience on Twitter. You know, that social media platform that's always just ... been …
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Matt Giovanisci from Money Lab about building an online empire making $400k per year. Matt works from home and makes a healthy living. He does it all – designs, codes, writes, films, edits, produces and illustrates posts, videos, and graphics. Matt shares a realistic and auth…
 
What's the best way to write a bestselling book? Ask a hundred people and you'll get 100 different answers. Sure, I've had some book launch success before, and have certainly learned a lot about self-publishing since my first title in 2012. But there are always new and different tactics to try, and you never really know how audiences and algorithms…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Marty McLeod, who makes a full-time income through his affiliate websites. Currently, Marty is a digital nomad who travels around while working on his sites and participating in Facebook group discussions. Marty shares actionable tips and insights regarding his approach to k…
 
I want to introduce a concept I call The Side Hustle Snowball. If you've heard about Dave Ramsey's "Debt Snowball" framework, this may sound familiar. Here's how The Side Hustle Snowball works: You itemize out your expenses and then aim to come up with side hustle income to cover them, starting with the smallest and working your way up. Once you re…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Adrian Diaz from Hasta La Vista Boss about leaving his demanding day job to make his dream of earning a full-time income online a reality. Better late than never! Adrian has tried many methods and ways to make money online. He has explored Amazon affiliate sites, lead-gen, s…
 
Some ideas just won't die. This project was one of them. My latest book is called $1K 100 Ways, and it features 100 case studies from the Side Hustle Nation community on how to earn an extra $1000 or more in your spare time. The first flicker of the idea came into my head way back in early 2015. This is the story of how it finally came to life. Ful…
 
Today we’re diving into the easy wins — the quick updates you can make to your websites to drive more traffic and sales. To help me out on that topic is Mushfiq S., a side hustler who has been building, buying, growing, and selling websites since 2008, all on the side from his full-time career. During that time he’s done over 175 transactions and h…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Mads Singers about SEO. The people who are making money in SEO are not those really geeky, nerdy types that focus on the minute details, but the competitive business people are the ones crushing it. Mads is a management coach and consultant who helps business owners in SEO, e…
 
Want to drive more organic traffic to your website? I’m sure you do. At the heart of organic traffic is SEO or Search Engine Optimization. The better optimized your site is for search engines, the higher you’ll rank for your target keywords, and the more visitors you’ll get. For everyone interested in SEO, I have an excellent round-up style show fo…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars welcomes back Alex Cooper from WP Eagle to talk about selling his case study site, bestroofbox.com, for $70,000. Alex shares the story of that site from beginning to the happy ending. Alex runs his own YouTube channel and shares a lot of public case studies. The case study for bestroo…
 
If you’re starting an online business, you’re almost certainly going to create content. But should you focus on written content on your blog, or video content to try and tap into the massive YouTube audience? Which is better to focus on for audience growth, monetization, and for the best ROI on your limited time? To help you figure out which type o…
 
On April 8, Google released the Products Review algorithm update. When it comes to Google’s guidelines, what actions should you take when writing quality reviews to meet certain criteria and standards? In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars and Adam Smith talk about how to tackle the Google Product Review algorithm update,…
 
It’s time to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show. I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since the last Q&A episode, and picked 20 to talk through in today’s show. Click here to join Side Hustle Nation for free! The questions: How I can use my knowledge for a blog …
 
What’s riskier – starting a business, or relying on a corporate job as your only source of income? Try a side hustle to make extra money, pay off debt, learn new skills, use free time more productively, and escape the rat race to build a future of financial freedom. In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Nick Lope…
 
If you could distill the most important business practices down to 4 words, what would they be? Jim Huling, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the 4 words and how to use them to drastically improve your business. Key Takeaways: [3:39] The 4 words you need to know to suc…
 
Royalties from book sales is one of the most passive of all my income streams. After you create a book, with print or digital distribution handled by Amazon, you can collect royalties for years. And while I enjoy the writing process and have published several titles myself, I have yet to venture into the world of children's books. (Despite having t…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, about how we really make decisions, why humans are so impacted by stories, and how to identify the parts of your story that can impact those you're trying to reach. Key Takeaways: [1:05] We are wired for stories. Stories sway us more than facts [4:14] We like to think that we …
 
Why should we stop thinking about keywords and start thinking about entities? In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Dixon Jones, ex-CMO of Majestic about how search is changing and how we need to adapt as SEOs. Dixon is a well-known speaker on SEO and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for his work …
 
Creating assets you can sell over and over again -- that’s the passive income dream, right? This is exactly what Rachel Jones at MoneyHackingMama.com has done by creating and selling downloadable printables on Etsy. This year she’s averaging over $10,000 a month in sales, all while balancing a full-time job and two young kids. Rachel has only been …
 
Are you interested in starting, building, growing, buying, selling, and investing in content sites that make money with display ads and/or affiliate programs? Emilia Gardner doesn’t sell anything, she simply loves helping others learn about online businesses. In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Emilia about gr…
 
What if you could rent out digital real estate just as you would traditional real estate, but without all the headaches that come with maintaining a property? That’s exactly what Luke Van Der Veer is doing with his digital “Rank and Rent” business. I found Luke through the Side Hustle Nation Facebook group, where he shared a unique take on online b…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Chris from Niche Safari. Chris left his corporate career to become a full-time blogger. Lifestyle is more important to him. Now, he makes even more money – not just enough to live on. Chris discusses his approach to building both Amazon websites and informational websites. A…
 
Earning up to $2,000 for 45 minutes doing something you love -- who wouldn’t want to do that? That’s exactly what Brian McGovern of McMagical.com does. Brian is a party entertainer — he’s been practicing magic and performing since he was in high school. The success of the side hustle allowed him to walk away from a well-paying, but stressful, caree…
 
New podcast listener subscribers to the www.her.ceo list will get a special ‘Website Investing Checklist’ upon sign-up! Tired of being told what to do at work? Do you feel like you are chained to your desk? Bust out of that cubicle to control your own time and freedom. It’s possible to quit your day job and be your own boss. In this episode of the …
 
"Apples to Apples meets Shark Tank" in SideHustle, the party game for entrepreneurs. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the team behind the game is looking for ways to raise awareness and stand out on the crowded Amazon marketplace. In this coaching episode, you'll meet co-founders Darby Rollins and Tomer Soran, who (along with a 3rd co-foun…
 
How do Google updates to affiliate websites and Amazon commission rates impact keyword research when building niche sites? In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith and Mark Mars talk about changing and adapting their thought processes and approaches to site building and keywords. They propose a four-phase framework to handl…
 
With a full-time job, a baby at home, and a thriving side hustle, Troy Parker was becoming a master juggler. He was excited about the growth of his Etsy shop, Goober Prints, but was beginning to reach the ceiling of his own capacity. Troy specializes in fun, quirky, customizable direct-to-garment printing. Goober Prints had a breakout year in 2020,…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Dom Wells, Founder and CEO of OnFolio, a company shaking up the online asset investment space that is in the process of going public to grow or get cash flow. OnFolio acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of online businesses across a broad range of verticals, each wi…
 
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-ti…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Mark Mars talks to Chelsea Clarke, who blogs at HerPaperRoute, where business owners learn about affiliate, email, and content marketing as well as digital product creation and funnels to scale their niche site. When they are ready to sell their website, Chelsea connects them with a buyer throu…
 
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 …
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Shaun Baird, an affiliate marketer in the United Kingdom. Shaun is an ordinary person with a full-time lawn care business and does marketing on the side to make more money. Shaun has made money online in various capacities for about 10 years. He got serious about creating a …
 
$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 ca…
 
In this episode of the Niche Website Builders Podcast, Adam Smith talks to Carl Broadbent, an affiliate marketer who runs a YouTube channel. Carl discusses his MEGA site project, which is a website that he hopes to create 4-million words for in four years. It already has more than half-a-million words. Carl describes how he plans, executes, structu…
 
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