Side Hustle Spark 256: Keep generating ideas…marketing, promotion, products.

Photo by CJ Dayrit on Unsplash

I ran across this photo and it immediately revived my appreciation for Become An Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher and James Altucher.

A few quotes from this ‘best-bargain-around’** book’s foreword by James:

“…idea generation, of the good kind, the kind that helps you AND OTHERS, which is the type you will exercise in this book, is worth ten times that, or more.”

“You can’t trust the old style of thinking anymore…You have to come up with a new way of thinking, a new way of having ideas…we can train it (the mind) to work for us, and to move us in the direction of a life of fulfillment. One day at a time.”

“The way is this: Come up with ten ideas a day.
That’s it.”

“Coming up with ten ideas a day is like exercise. And exercise makes the idea muscle grow stronger.”

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** The Kindle version is 99 cents. Yes, 99 cents! For a 251-page ebook with lots of…you guessed it, IDEAS!
The link to the book is an affiliate link. If you happen to buy the book through that link, it doesn’t NOT affect the price, but it does give me a small commission, which I’ll be using to buy my small island in the Caribbean…or the yacht I’ll need to get to that island…or my therapist who’s exhausted himself trying to dispel my daily delusions.

Here is my original post on inventwithwords.com.

Side Hustle Spark 255: Leadpages’ Website Design Contest

You actually have till May 16, so don’t sweat the ‘weekend’ thing.

Simple! Three steps to complete this Leadpages project by mid-May…

— Take their ‘weekend website’ course.

— Create your Leadpages website.

— Enter and share by May 16 for a chance to win Leadpages for a year.

Enter here.

Side benefit: It might steer you toward new design techniques for your existing sites.

Side Hustle Spark 254: Winning Strategies to Drive Product Innovation (Webinar)

That’s the name of Entrepreneur’s May 11 webinar featuring former IBM executive Burton Goldfield.

Topics include:

— Why digital transformation must be a key part of your business plan

— Winning strategies for pivoting business operations in a crisis

— Innovation: A requirement for business growth and success

Here is the link to register.

Since Burton Goldfield joined as CEO in 2008, Bay Area cloud-based HR provider Tri-Net’s net revenue has quadrupled.

Side Hustle Spark 253: Topic ideas from Blog Tyrant–hack list, expert roundup, and more

I really do appreciate Blog Tyrant.

This 2019 post19 Different Types of Blog Posts That Work For Any Niche is a prime example of evergreen content that you might want to revisit every month.

I know I’ve been banging the ‘blog post’ drum a bit lately, but I’m hoping one or more ideas will resonate with you.

Forge ahead!

Side Hustle Spark 251: Testimonial to-do’s from Copyblogger

Pamela Wilson from Copyblogger shares some very pointed suggestions–complete with examples–on how to maximize the value of customer testimonials.

Click the word cloud for the entire post.

As is often the case with Copyblogger content, Pamela’s content could easily comprise a mini-course.

(Easy to sound like a fan-boy when it comes to their stuff.)

A few of her other tips:

  • “Too many testimonials? Run them in columns.”
  • “Break up that wall of text by adding lots of returns so the testimonial is easy to skim.”
  • Placing testimonials in a slider is like saying, ‘I’m shy about my testimonials so don’t look at them for too long, OK?‘”

Side Hustle Spark 250: Content Marketing Course (Free)

This is a two hour course on YouTube provided by Simplilearn.

Show notes include the following information:

Below are the links to each of the topics.

00:00:00​ What is content marketing

00:14​ 13 Content marketing tutorial

00:19:19​ Content marketing strategies

00:52:16​ Content Marketing And SEO

00:59:09​ How to rank # on Google

01:16:55​ How to rank on Youtube

01:32:55​ Beginners Guide To Content Marketing 2020

01:44:20​ Content marketing Interview Q and A

02:02:42​ Introduction to Content Marketing Certification Training

Here also is the link to simplilearn’s free digital marketing course.

Side Hustle Spark 249: High Ticket Affiliate Summit

May 3-7, 2021

30 high ticket experts, including

  • Ryan Levesque
  • Jordan Harbinger
  • Jason Fladlien
  • Todd Snively
  • Laura Betterly
  • Devon Brown
  • Chris Baden
  • Daven Michaels
  • Derek Doepker
  • Matt McWilliams

Sample topics:

  1. How to add revenue to your book without creating something new
  2. Booking celebrities on your podcast
  3. Why higher prices equals better customers
  4. Creating deal structures that make you 10x more money
  5. The Simple Secrets To Selling Your Products Without Being Salesy  

Here is the link to the free ticket.

Here is the link to the schedule.

There are offers for a $67 Premium Pass and a $97 High Ticket Power Pack.

This is where ‘Hey, a few valuable tips could easily pay for the added cost’ reflex kicks in…

But for now, I just wanted to point you to some potentially helpful stuff.

Forge ahead, side hustlers!


And now, time for my book recommendations…

These seven titles are go-to sources of inspiration and valued experience. These are affiliate links which, if you use to preview and buy the product, won’t raise the product’s price and will earn me a commission. At that point, I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It is mine and you can’t have it. ;->

This list cuts across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use my links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 248: One-topic Series, Content-Locked Post and other blogging ideas

Bloggingwizard.com shares this lengthy infographic of 60 Blog Post Ideas For Entrepreneurs, Marketers, And Businesses.

*DO* scroll below the image as Elna Cain comments and includes relevant examples for each suggestion. She also encourages visitors to save and reuse this helpful graphic.

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Question: So, SideHustleCurator, you’ve already offered other lists of blog post ideas. Why repeat this topic?

Answer: Every resource resonates differently with each visitor. Each list includes at the very least a few notions unique from the others. Each of these posts most likely shows up on varying results pages.

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I hope this helps!

Forge ahead!

 

Side Hustle Spark 247: Rules for Success– Power words to convert–Start from zero

A few more of our more popular posts…

Start from Zero
Topics from this Side Hustle Nation-related post:
— How to Make $1,000 in 24 Hours
— The Two Metrics to Pick a Niche

Evan Carmichael: Curator Extraordinaire
Highlighted topic: 10 Top Rules for Success

700 Power Words to Boost Conversions
A deep dive into humans’ basic weaknesses…
Greed words, curiosity words, sloth words, vanity words…and more!


The author, T. Haag, is now 240+ sidehustlecurator posts into this little hunt-and-share project. As he works on his own stuff, he likes learning:

— what others are doing to create additional income for themselves

— side hustlers’ successful strategies

— solo entrepreneurs’ favorite tools

Hoping that you find something useful among these posts.