Suggestion 82: Growing Your Blog–tips from

Still curating content from ryrob’s 40 Blogging Tips and Advice From Top Bloggers in 2020.

A few paraphrased nuggets from the second section, Growing Your Blog.

  1. Every time you communicate, you’re selling. Add value each time you post. — Hiten Shah
  2. Create meaningful connections with readers. — Mariah Coz
  3. Get out from behind your screen and meet people. — Tommy Griffith
  4. Early on, build habits that lead to later success. — James Clear
  5. Read your competitor’s content, then one-up it. — Garrett Moon
  6. Find your readers, then reach out. — Poornima Vijayashanker
  7. Produce where your audience already is. [ex.] –Austin Belcak
  8. Goal: Consistently great content at rates steered by reader response.
  9. Build your email list from Day 1. — Alexis Grant

Suggestion 81: 40 blogging tips from

Thought you’d like this item from Ryan Robinson’s site, I came across 40 Blogging Tips and Advice From Top Bloggers in 2020.

The four main categories are in the above word cloud.

A few paraphrased nuggets from the first section, Launching Your Blog.

  1. Set realistic expectations. — Ryan Robinson
  2. Embrace a mindset of experimentation. — Ryan Robinson
  3. Prepare to sacrifice plenty of time. — Michelle Schroeder
  4. Your blog is a product that should stand out from others. — Brian Dean
  5. Blog time should be morning time. — Pat Flynn
  6. Dive in feet-first and conviction-first. Then sharpen your voice. — Gaby Dalkin
  7. Early on, learn from the people you know and follow. — Chris Guillebeau
  8. Answer the question: “What value do you bring?” — Rob Palmer
  9. You have to start somewhere and sometime…like now! Improvement will come with time. — Shane Barker; Jeff Haden; John Rampton
  10. Stick to your own convictions, despite conventional knowledge. [Including this list!] — Anna Vital
  11. Learn from other niches/segments and apply to your own. — Grace and Silas Moser
  12. Focus on what sets you and your content apart. — Selena Taylor
  13. Consider guest-posting. — Jeff Goins
  14. “What’s your competitive advantage?” — Chase Dimond
  15. Publish only your best content–think quality over quantity. — Kyle Byers
  16. Start with small, reasonable goals and build from there. — Steli Efti

Suggestion 80:


As curators do, I was cruising online this morning.

I ran across Ryan Robinson’s site.

Yes, I follow side hustling…and yes, some probably obvious success stories slide right past me.

I guess this is one of them.

With an audience of 500,000, Ryan Robinson is all about creating popular, and thus, profitable blogs.

Go right to his This is my best content page for some instant resources.

Suggestion 78: The 7-Day Startup by Dan Norris

So, this is a different curation path to information and insights for side hustlers.

I’m sending you to the Goodreads page of quotes from Dan Norris’ The 7 Day Startup. This path gives visitors a good overview of the book, as well as the author’s voice and viewpoint.

Five of my favorites that I need to take to heart as I build my own short course on writing.

  • the book’s subtitle: “You don’t learn until you launch.”
  • “common MVP mistake is over-emphasizing the “minimum” and under-emphasizing the “viable.” 
  • “Hustle for an early stage startup is generally about spending your time on the things that are most likely to bring you customers.” 
  • “Save your excitement until you land people you don’t know as customers.”
  • “Anti-hustle is what wantrepreneurs do. They do everything other than what needs to be done.”

As stated before, no affiliate links. Just wanting to give you some ideas and/or forward nudges to help you in your hustles.

Wishing you multiple steps forward today.

Suggestion 77: Fiverr success stories

So we looked at a few Upwork success stories in the previous post.

Let’s look at some Fiverr folks who have done well.

How this dad made almost $1 million on Fiverr

How these three people make six figures annually on Fiverr

How this Fiverr freelancer made $150K in six months

As the word cloud shows, the gigs included:

  1. freelance writing
  2. copywriting
  3. resume writing
  4. career consulting
  5. doing voiceovers

As always, see what strategies these people have used that you might tailor to your own side hustle.

Suggestion 76: Successful Upworkers

So, if you’re into freelancing, here are a few good tips that might help out, courtesy of Upworkers and Fortune Magazine.

How Ari Made $10,000 on Upwork in One Month

How I make $200k/year freelancing, my 10 tips for Upwork success

Here’s a related post from Forbes: How to Succeed on Upwork as a Beginner

  • Build/leverage your skills
  • Target your job filters
  • Tailor your proposals
  • Nail your phone interview
  • Under-promise and over-deliver

Suggestion 75: Start a side hustle from anywhere

A recent item from StartUp Nation caught my curating eye:

How to Start a Side Hustle You Can Run from Anywhere in the World

Actually, most of the suggestions match those strategies we’ve seen before, but hey, stuff falls through the cracks, right? Doesn’t hurt to be reminded of some of the basic guidelines.

Plus, it can steer you toward plenty of other helpful content from the site.

And curating this piece by Jo Barnes led me to tomorrow’s post on successful Upworkers and Fiverrers. [Sorry, I just had to…]

Keep plugging, folks.

Suggestion 74: Today’s freebie from

A free auditable course named Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

Here is the blurb: “Learn skills and listen to examples from world-renown entrepreneurs and innovators as they discuss the parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys — and why entrepreneurship, much like music or creativity, is something we all possess.”

“The course approaches entrepreneurship as a creative process, a fundamental human instinct that we all possess and can unlock. Creativity & Entrepreneurship applies concepts from the creative and musical creation process, such as observing, prototyping, iterating and embracing failure, as a means of guiding you through the concept of thinking like a startup. You will develop the basic mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial career, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any field.”

Signing up is free at

Note: I’m not sure their parallels between entrepreneurs and musicians will connect with all those who sign up, but it’s worth a shot.

Who has time to take a course?

Let’s think…how can you get some value from an online course when you’re so busy with other list items?

A few ideas:

  • Run the lectures in the background while working on other tasks or exercising at home.
  • Pick and choose from the syllabus below.
  • Run ten minutes of the course while having your morning coffee.

Here is the syllabus:

Lesson 1: INSPIRATION: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • What is Entrepreneurship after all?
  • Why musicians are natural entrepreneurs
  • 5 Skills of Successful Innovators
  • Seeing What Others Don’t/Learn to Observe

Lesson 2: CREATION: Team Building and Product Development

  • Connecting with your Intentions
  • Process of Reduction
  • Falling in love with a Problem
  • Prototyping
  • Iteration


  • Understanding your Customer
  • Building a Team
  • Developing your Brand
  • Presenting

Lesson 4: REJUVINATION: The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship

  • Coping with Failure
  • The Art of Relationship Building/Developing a Network
  • Learn to Replenish
  • Panos’ This much I know is True

I hope this helps.

Let me know what else you would like me
to dig up for you.