A while back, as a subscriber to his newsletter, I received Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle Task Tracker.
It’s a 27-page step-by-step guide taking you from idea generation to earning your first dollar to ramping up to earn that first 100, 1000, and, well, you know where I’m going with this.
WEEK I: Build an Arsenal of Ideas
WEEK II: Select Your Best Idea
WEEK III: Prepare for Liftoff
WEEK IV: Launch Your Idea to the Right People
WEEK V: Regroup & Refine
Highlights of the tracker:
- Weekly recaps
- Forms, checklists, and templates weaved in for convenient jump-starts. The guy is all about actions.
- His conversational writing style
The tracker was a natural fit for this blog, but, technically, it was intended for his subscribers, so I asked Chris’ permission to share it. Here is his response:
Generally speaking I’m happy for people to have access to anything, anywhere, anytime. 🙂
All best always,
Geeez, talk about hard-nose. ;->
Actually, his sincere and friendly response is not at all surprising. The guy’s a team player.
And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…
These seven books 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. ;->
- Keep Going (Austin Kleon)
- Show Your Work (Austin Kleon)
- Side Hustle: Idea to Income in 27 Days (Chris Guillebeau)
- Atomic Habits (James Clear)
- Poke the Box (Seth Godin)
- The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)
- Turning Pro (Steven Pressfield)
These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.