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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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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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Simply the best, I’ve learned so much for this podcast. Thanks Nick!

I get so many great ideas by listening to this podcast!

By rockinrodeomom - Apr 14 2020
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I love this podcast. I am just starting my on-line niche business, so it is inspiring to me!

iTunes Ratings

966 Ratings
Average Ratings
843
62
29
13
19

Love the show

By clintonpayne - May 19 2020
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Simply the best, I’ve learned so much for this podcast. Thanks Nick!

I get so many great ideas by listening to this podcast!

By rockinrodeomom - Apr 14 2020
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I love this podcast. I am just starting my on-line niche business, so it is inspiring to me!
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The Side Hustle Show

Latest release on May 28, 2020

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Rank #1: 108: The Best Passive Income Model?

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I was very excited to sit down with Mark Podolsky, The Land Geek, to talk about his side-hustle-turned-full-time-biz of investing in raw land. In fact, he was able to replace his day job income and quit his job only 18 months after starting. Mark calls it the best passive income model because you don't have to worry about building a website, building a product, dealing with tenants, dealing with repairs, or selling a service.

Apr 30 2015

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Rank #2: 199: Building a Blog to $20k a Month and Beyond

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You may remember Rosemarie Groner from episode 142 of the Side Hustle Show last year. She revealed how her blog Busy Budgeter was just a year old and receiving around 400,000 pageviews and making around $5k a month — primarily through Pinterest traffic.

It’s almost a year later now and I had to have her back to see how things were progressing. Rosemarie is now regularly making more than $20k a month, and while her pageviews are still at a similar number she has improved her ROI and diversified her traffic and income sources.

Note: Click here to download Rosemarie’s top traffic and monetization tips from this episode.

Rosemarie is still getting a ton of traffic from Pinterest and explains how she has moved with the changes on the platform to maintain her numbers. She also talks about how she has started focusing on SEO, has built different email lists to sell different products to, and why calculating the ROI on a project should be one of your first considerations.

Her first appearance on episode 142 was one of the most popular shows of last year and I expect this episode to be just as popular. It’s packed with actionable tips and information you can use to increase your own traffic numbers and earnings, along with some of the new tips and tricks Rosemarie has implemented in the last year.

Related: Want to start a blog of your own? Check out my free step-by-step tutorial series on how you can get up and running in no time.

Oct 27 2016

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Rank #3: 142: $5k per Month Blogging Case Study: How to Drive Massive Traffic with Pinterest, with Rosemarie Groner

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Rosemarie Groner is a former state trooper turned blogger and stay at home mom. In the last 12 months, her site The Busy Budgeter has grown from zero to 400,000 page views per month.

More importantly, Rosemarie earned $5000 from the site last month while working on it part-time.

Note: Click here to download Rosemarie’s top blogging and Pinterest traffic tips.

Want to start a blog of your own? My free video course shows you how.

(For the sake of comparison, SHN was around 73,000 pageviews for the last 30 days at the time of recording.)

I met Rosemarie (and several other members of her mastermind group) at FinCon in September, where she shared a surprising secret weapon to her success: Pinterest.

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Nov 05 2015

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Rank #4: 189: How to Start an Online Store – Without Touching Any Inventory (Drop Shipping 101)

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Dropshipping is also a topic we haven't really covered in depth in the past, but many listeners have been requesting to learn more about it. I reached out to Anton Kraly, who's one of the most successful people I know in this space. He's been selling online for almost 10 years and he and his team have built out an impressive portfolio or drop ship stores. Dropshipping is where you sell a product and the manufacturer or supplier ships it directly to your customer.

Aug 18 2016

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Rank #5: 153: Zero to $20k a Month in a Year: 5 Ways to Completely Dominate Your Niche, with Jon Haws

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We've heard of niche sites seeing success with AdSense or Amazon Associates income, or even with selling private advertising, but Jon Haws took a completely different approach. Since last November, Jon has masterfully experimented with 5 different avenues and built up a huge email list. All told, these different channels -- that didn't even exist a year and a half ago -- are earning more than $20,000 a month! If you're looking at a niche or authority business and need some new ideas on how to serve your audience, this is a can't miss episode.

Jan 07 2016

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Rank #6: 294: How to Start an Online Store with No Ideas and No Inventory (and still sell $300k in your first year)

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Rene Delgado started an online drop shipping store with no ideas and no inventory and went from $0-300k in his first year in business.

It was the search for an extra stream of income that led Rene Delgado to consider e-commerce; selling physical products online.

Drop shipping” is a form of e-commerce where your suppliers ship products directly to customers on your behalf.

Note: Click here to download Rene’s top tips for starting and running a drop shipping business from this episode.

Your role is to drive traffic to your storefront, forward the purchase order details to your supplier when a visitor makes a purchase, collecting the retail price and buying the goods at wholesale.

Rene went through a very specific product research process and ended up starting BounceHouseStore.com, where he sells bounce houses and other products related to bounce houses.

He’s already started scaling his business on the success of his bounce house store. Rene has now outsourced the day-to-day operations of this store and started a new drop shipping store that has already turned over double what his bounce house did in its first year.

There’s no luck here. “It’s hard work,” Rene said. That and some careful planning and execution.

Tune in to hear why Rene was attracted to drop shipping, the criteria he used to find the bounce house niche, and how he generated $300k of sales in his first year in business.

Aug 02 2018

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Rank #7: 202: Blogging for Recurring Revenue: Turn Readers into Members

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Erin Chase is a busy mother of 4, a former teacher, and today runs 5DollarDinners.com and the 5dollarmealplan.

Back in 2008, after some number crunching, Erin was excited at saving 50% on her grocery bills. She shared how she did this on her family blog, but with a low amount of interest she decided to start her own blog to help others make savings on their own grocery bills.

You may have heard the saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” – well there is such a thing as free meal plans. Erin carried on publishing free meal plans and tips how to feed your family on a budget and her viewership kept growing.

Note: Click here to download Erin’s top blog monetization tips from this episode.

In this episode, you will hear how Erin capitalized on the momentum of viral social media posts to set up paywalls and start generating more income. You’ll learn how she transitioned from ad networks and affiliate income to selling directly to her audience, and how she set up membership programs for recurring revenue.

Today, her online empire brings in a healthy 5-figure monthly income.

Related: Want to start a blog of your own? Check out my free guide on how to start your blog.

Nov 17 2016

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Rank #8: 157: Amazon FBA: Retail Arbitrage on Steroids (Six-Figures in Year One)

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Assad's a Finance Director by day so he's got some street cred when it came to offering consulting, and quickly built that business up to around $1000 a month. In April, he mentioned he'd also started selling products on Amazon FBA using the clearance arbitrage model Travis Scott shared on the show. Nine months later, that little experiment had grown into a six-figure side hustle. Check out our conversation to learn how it happened.

Feb 04 2016

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Rank #9: 98: From $100 to $30,000 in Nine Months

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John Corcoran is well-known in online business circles for being "the connections guy," but I was more curious in how he's built his own online business than networking tips. Today he sells his own premium course on Connecting with Influencers, plus earns money as an affiliate for other high-dollar, high-value online products. In January, he earned $30,000 in one month, through sales of his own product and as an affiliate for others. In this call we get into building and selling a course of your own, the best ways to get it done, and maybe a little bit about building the partnerships to make a powerful impact.

Mar 12 2015

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Rank #10: 194: A 6-Figure Amazon FBA Business in 7 Months

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"Find a hot trend and piggyback on it," Toni Anderson told me. And that's exactly what she did in launching her ecommerce business last year in the jewelry niche. It's not just generic jewelry, but jewelry designed to specifically ride on the "essential oils" trend. Toni said 90% of her business comes through Amazon vs. her own storefront, but that she and her partner did $190k in sales in their first 7 months!

Sep 22 2016

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Rank #11: 154: How to Start a Consulting Business: Your First $5k

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Jonathan Stark says the key to side hustle success -- for consultants, at least -- lies in finding an expensive problem, and solving it. Jonathan's a pro at finding these expensive problems, having run a successful online consulting business for several years, focusing on mobile-ready web development. At the recommendation of two-time Side Hustle Show guest, Kai Davis, he dropped by to share some of his insight on how to get a side hustle consulting business off the ground.

Jan 14 2016

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Rank #12: 35: From $18 an Hour to $1000 an Hour in 60 Days

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In episode 35 of The Side Hustle Show, I learn how Daniel DiPiazza from Rich20Something.com went from earning $18 an hour to $1000 an hour using his "Marsupial Method" for side hustle businesses. It sounds hype-y, but it happened. Pretty crazy stuff, with parallels you can takeaway and apply to your own biz.

Jan 23 2014

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Rank #13: 183: Zero to $30k on the Side in 6 Months

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Last fall, Chris Deardorff had a passion for startups and entrepreneurship, but wasn't sure which direction to go. He had -- and still has -- a good job doing product marketing. But as he studied the local startup scene, he noticed a common problem. Many startups struggled to gain traction for the products and services; a problem an experienced product marketer could solve. In this episode, you'll hear how Chris landed his first clients, the suite of services he decided to offer, and how he's delivering the work in addition to his full-time job.

Jul 14 2016

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Rank #14: 310: 10 Creative Side Hustles that Make Real Money

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In this episode of the Side Hustle Show I’ve put together a round up of creative side hustle ideas that people have shared with me over the last couple of years.

Here are the 10 creative side hustles I cover in this episode:

1. Flyer Distribution Business

 

2. Moose Poop Art

 

3. Tumbleweed Sales

 

4. BabyQuip 5. Subleasing Airbnb

 

6. Snuggling

 

7. Waiting in Line

 

8. Penny Posters 9. Funeral Cryer Service 10. The Death Reminder App

Tune in or check out the show notes at https://www.sidehustlenation.com/310 for the full details. 

Nov 22 2018

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Rank #15: 63: The 8 Income Streams I’m Working on Right Now

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It's a special Friday edition of The Side Hustle Show, and I'm flying solo on this one discussing the 8 income streams I'm working on right now. Add a little diversity to your revenue sources to protect yourself if any one of them gets cut off suddenly (been there!). You'll hear what's working well for me, as well as some challenges, opportunities, and plans going forward.

Jul 25 2014

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Rank #16: 125: $4k a Month on the Side with Amazon FBA Clearance Arbitrage

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I was really excited to sit down with Travis Scott from StuffParentsLike.com to share his success with the Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) clearance arbitrage business, and also to get his insight since I just started playing around with this side hustle myself. Travis has seen impressive results with Amazon, netting $25,000 so far this year through July, in addition to his full-time job and duties as a dad. You may remember Travis from a guest post he contributed on his FBA adventures last year.

Jul 30 2015

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Rank #17: 206: Go Where the Cash is Already Flowing

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I’d like to introduce some of the characters in my latest book Buy Buttons, and also give you a sample of the audiobook version I recorded.

I knew I wanted to create an audiobook for this title, because Audible is yet another “Buy Button” marketplace for me to test out, and because I’ve heard audiobooks can actually perform really well for authors.

Note: If you’re new to Audible, you can get Buy Buttons and another title of your choosing free!

But even for someone who’s been editing audio for the last 3.5 years on this podcast, it was quite a challenge to get the book recorded and approved for sale. In fact, it was rejected by Audible 4 or 5 different times for various reasons. 

Just reading my own words without messing up and with intonations that made sense was hard enough! 

That put a little damper on my timeline, as I’d hoped to get it out much closer to the launch date of the Kindle and paperback editions. Still, now that the audiobook is approved, it’s already been selling well with very little promotion.

In this episode I share the full introduction to Buy Buttons plus you’ll meet a few of the side hustlers I connected with during the writing process.

As you know, most business books follow a familiar format: big picture thesis, supported by case studies and examples. Feeling no need to reinvent the wheel, Buy Buttons follows this formula as well. The big picture thesis is that the fastest way to earn extra money is to go where money is already being spent: the hundreds of peer-to-peer marketplaces.

I was able to source several stories from The Side Hustle Show archives and the blog archives to back that thesis up, but still had a bunch of gaps to fill in.

For those, I turned to HARO, the Side Hustle Nation Facebook group and email list, and even reaching out to the marketplaces directly to see if they had any successful sellers I could potentially feature.

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #18: 320: Multiplying Money, Morning Routines, and $100k Side Hustles: 20 Questions with Nick

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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, including:

  1. Let’s say you’ve got $100. How do you turn it into $200?
  2. What's your #1 morning ritual?
  3. Should I create a course around self-care? Am I even qualified to?
  4. I haven't made a single sale (on Etsy) and am super demoralized. What can I do?
  5. How hard is it to make a website?
  6. How do you find a "tech" person for a reasonable rate?
  7. Why don't you use ads to monetize your website?
  8. In starting my online business, which social media platforms should I focus on?
  9. What side hustles do you recommend that could generate $100k a year within a year?
  10. When you started Side Hustle Nation, how'd you get engagement from Day 1?
  11. No one is buying my book. How can I market it?
  12. What WordPress template do you suggest?
  13. How do you refer to affiliate links when you haven't used the product?
  14. How big of a content backlog do you have / should you have?
  15. I'm a college senior interested in entrepreneurship. What do you recommend with the "real world" fast approaching?
  16. How was your trip to Mexico? Did you feel unsafe?
  17. How do you balance family, job, and business?
  18. What's the goal of your local meetups?
  19. Why'd you give away the PDF version of The Progress Journal for free?
  20. How do you organize your side hustle financially?
  21. Which gigs should I create first on Fiverr?

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #19: 87: The 5 Step System to Quit Your Job In the Next 12 Months

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If you're not already following Bryan Harris, I recommend you do. The guy is super smart and has a unique way of breaking things down so that they're easy to understand and implement. He doesn't mess around, and gives super-detailed actionable advice with some awesome examples, but gives the caveat that it takes real work. This is not a 4-hour workweek passive income system -- at least not at first. But that's OK, because we're hustlers and ready to make something happen in 2015, right?

Jan 01 2015

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Rank #20: 216: Merch by Amazon: $53k in T-Shirt Profits in 10 Hours a Week

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I’m excited to introduce you to a new Buy Buttons opportunity under the Amazon ecommerce umbrella called Merch by Amazon: it’s a print-on-demand service for t-shirts now (and perhaps other merchandise in the future).

My wife and I have already made our first sales on this platform and it's become our latest side hustle obsession.

To help me explore this business model, I invited Elaine Heney on the program. She’s an app entrepreneur, a former Amazon FBA seller (a biz she actually sold), and last year she sold over $128,000 worth of t-shirts through Merch by Amazon program, of which $53k was profit. You can follow along with Elaine's Merch adventures at MerchEntrepreneur.com.

Note: Click here to download Elaine’s tips and strategies for running a successful merch business.

The advantage Amazon has over other print-on-demand sites is their massive daily organic traffic. Elaine doesn’t even need to do any marketing to promote her shirts, and using their interface is as easy as uploading a design, choosing colors, and clicking a button to list your shirts.

There are no monthly fees, and no inventory risk.

In this episode, Elaine takes you through the steps you need to take to start an account on the Merch by Amazon program. She shares how she finds graphic designers to help with her t-shirt designs, how to use the Merch by Amazon platform, and some of her best tips for creating designs that will sell well.

Feb 09 2017

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