Month: August 2021
Side Hustle Spark 289: Some sources for free music
Wanting to step up audio on your site?
Here are a few sources of public domain music:
Purple Planet Music They do require attribution.
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 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)
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.
Side Hustle Spark 286: Building a podcast
Hubspot’s Matthew Brown posted this on August 3:
How We Built the Strategy for Our New Flagship Podcast
Key learnings from this post:
— In the formation stage, the team listened to 20 high-performing business podcasts. From that research, they gained four insights, including:
** 87% of the hosts were male.
** Very few shows used audience engagement tactics to connect host with listeners.
— “After exploring various formats, we went with a hybrid format — Chat Cast + Interview.”
— “Engineers perfect the sound of your show.”
— There are eight key components to a podcast team: