Side Hustle Spark 296: Fast Company Innovation Festival

Here is your invitation to:

Fast Company’s Innovation Festival (A virtual event)

September 27 – October 1, 2021

Here is the list of all the speakers.

Here is a link to the schedule.

Here is a link to the FAQ page.

Your free registration gives you access to five keynote speeches, including:

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM: A CONVERSATION WITH DREW BARRYMORE

EMPOWERMENT FOR ALL WITH ALLYSON FELIX AND ATHLETA’S MARY BETH LAUGHTON

MASTERING SCALE AND CREATIVITY WITH REID HOFFMAN AND JUNE COHEN

Here are the various levels of access to the Innovation Festival‘s speakers, workshops, and panel discussions. (Sorry for not posting this sooner. Only the late rates are available through tomorrow, 9/26.)

Side Hustle Spark 295: Inspiration for Side Hustlers

More links from my Highlighted Posts Page. These links have considerable value beyond creating a successful side hustle.

Enjoy and share.

Hear me now! Gary Vee Gems

How to be remarkable: Seth Godin

Side Hustle Spark 159 — A Lessons Gold Mine from Side Hustle School

Suggestion 78: The 7-Day Startup by Dan Norris

Suggestion 75: Start a side hustle from anywhere

Side Hustle Spark 150: Drayton Bird’s 171 answers about direct marketing

Side Hustle Spark 139: Are you stalling?

Suggestion 72: Start From Zero

Side Hustle Spark 133: How to avoid ‘stuckness’: Chris Guillebeau

Side Hustle Spark 131: Sara Blakely’s 50 Rules for Success

Side Hustle Spark 129: Wisdom from Seth Godin

Side Hustle Spark 126: 101 Conversion Strategies (Copyblogger)

Side Hustle Spark 119: Guy Kawasaki’s ‘The Art of the Start’ speech

Side Hustle Spark 108: Actions tell your story.

Side Hustle Spark 106: hustleandconquer.com

Side Hustle Suggestion 99: The Ten Commandments

Side Hustle Spark 212: “Say your dreams out loud.” (Jadah Sellner)

Side Hustle Spark 204: Bloggers’ reports and best affiliate marketing blogs

Side Hustle Spark 203: Chris Guillebeau’s Failure Friday (new feature at Side Hustle School)

Side Hustle Spark 189: Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle Task Tracker

Side Hustle Spark 184: Brainzooming and Mike Brown

Side Hustle Spark 175: Nick Loper (Side Hustle Nation): Site Startup to Site Selloff

Suggestion 60: 700 Power Words to Boost Conversions

Side Hustle Spark 294: Freebies for Side Hustlers

From the Freebies list on my Highlighted Posts page

Unleash the Ideavirus (Seth Godin)

Side Hustle Spark 118: Freebie book of quotes

Side Hustle Spark 113: Pat Flynn’s Essential Guides…

Side Hustle Spark 106: hustleandconquer.com Pinterest strategies

Suggestion 58: Check out this free illustrations site

Suggestion #40: Get freebies from The Money Tree book site

Suggestion 30: Tune into John Lee Dumas (Free courses)

Free from Success Magazine: The Side Hustler’s Handbook

Suggestion #17: Valuable freebie from Chris Guillebeau (ebook/manifesto: 279 Days to Overnight Success)

Side Hustle Spark 102: Freebie email course (Meera Kothand)

Side Hustle Spark 293: Check out highlighted posts (dozens)

I’ve updated my highlighted posts page.

The more I worked with it, however, the more I heard ‘the voices’: “You need more updated content! You need more updated content!”

Yeah, welcome to my world, where the voices don’t just talk…they sing. ;->

Anyway, some of the other link categories include: Content Marketing, Inspiration for Side Hustlers, Chris Guillebeau/Side Hustle School, Seth Godin, NIck Loper/Side Hustle Nation, and Blogging.

I hope you find content that hits one of your targets.

Side Hustle Spark 292: 7 Marketing Sins (Seth Godin)

Seth Godin lists no-no’s to avoid in your sales/marketing strategies. Here’s his lineup, but follow the link for his insights on each marketing sin.

Impatience

Selfishness

Self-absorption

Deceitfulness

Inconsistency

Anger

Jealousy

You might notice that this was a 2012 post. Doesn’t matter. Still as relevant today.

Side Hustle Spark 291: Overcome impostor syndrome

Photo by Sammy Williams on Unsplash

Lots of good tips here as most of us at some time or another–especially as we leave our comfort zones–face impostor syndrome.

A quote from Naomi Osaka: “…internally I think I’m never good enough. I’ve never told myself that I’ve done a good job but I do know I constantly tell myself that I suck or I could do better … Every time a new opportunity arises my first thought is, ‘wow, why me?’ ”

Other highlights from this piece by Julianne McShane:

“Part of those celebrations will include praising small wins, Osaka wrote, like recognizing when she wakes up and doesn’t procrastinate.”

“…think about where their impostor system stems from — and often, that’s childhood and family dynamics…”

Best of luck, side hustlers. You ARE good enough!

Side Hustle Spark 290: Grow Your Audience with ConvertKit

Yes, it’s true. I’ve signed up for this before and haven’t followed through.

Completely my fault for allowing myself to be directed elsewhere and not taken substantive action via these folks.

So, don’t be like the ‘me of the past four years’.

Take ConvertKit’s September 1-30 Grow Your Audience Challenge. This includes the opportunity to earn up to $2,000 in ConvertKit bonuses.

Side Hustle Spark 289: Some sources for free music

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay 

Wanting to step up audio on your site?

Here are a few sources of public domain music:

Purple Planet Music They do require attribution.

Bensound

–Bensound’s terms:
You are free to use this music in your multimedia project (online videos(YouTube,…), websites, animations, etc.) as long as you credit Bensound.com, For example: “Music: www.bensound.com” or “Royalty Free Music from Bensound

No Audiobook
No Audio Podcast 

No Song Making
No Music Remix

3. For sound effects and royalty-free music for registered [free] users: ZapSplat

From ZapSplat: All our free sounds and music are safe to use for any non-commercial and commercial use, even for broadcast. We check every file for quality and we only add content we, or our contributors recorded themselves.

You must credit us/provide attribution when using our sounds/music in your work. An example would be: Sound from Zapsplat.com

Side Hustle Spark 288: Upping Your Freelance Game (Side Hustle Nation)

Even Buddy turned away from his incessant begging gig to check this out.

Nick Loper brings back Chris Misterek, who’s earned over $80K via freelance web developer gigs.

Chris’s main website: https://selfmadewebdesigner.com/

From Nick’s email:

“We cover how to:

— tap into the $2.5 billon freelance marketplace (where Chris himself has booked over $80k worth of work).

— set up your profile for success.

— create filters so you only bid on jobs that are a great match.”

Here is Chris’s first chat with Nick Loper–From ‘No Skills’ to 3K a Month on the Side–the most downloaded episode of 2020.

Here’s to forward momentum!
Hope today’s post will help.

Side Hustle Spark 287: Listen to your passionate employees

From Fast Company’s vast collection of informative and relevant videos comes:

Listening to your passionate employees can make all the difference (6 minutes) featuring Dawn Ostroff, chief content officer for Spotify and Jack Davis, cofounder of Crypt TV. (2018)


Also from that collection is this ‘Hit the Ground Running’ podcast episode featuring Jasmine Lawrence, founder of natural hair and body care line Eden BodyWorks. (July 27, 2021)

Could your side hustle become a second career? (35 minutes) Jasmine’s main message: Side hustlers should view themselves as followers of two career paths.

Here’s hoping you pick up a tip or mental shift that moves you forward.