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 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 286: Building a podcast

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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:

Executive producer

Senior producer

Producer

Editor

Host

Managing producer

Engineer

Editorial director

***

Yes, for most of us, eight key roles…oy! But at least learning why these are important can help you prioritize as you plan for and build your own podcast.

I hope this helps as you explore reaching your audience via audio.

Side Hustle Spark 283: 322+ FREE Business Resources (Marie Forleo)

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How could I?

I merrily traipse along sharing good side hustler stuff with you and it took me 280+ posts before I shared something from Marie Forleo?

I’m even reading her Everything is Figureoutable book and it didn’t dawn on me that she should have been one of the first people this blog should have showcased.

If I didn’t have to live with myself, I’d fire me ASAP.

Apologies done, let’s move on to her 322+ FREE Business Tools & Resources.

She shares resources via 9 categories, each of which could qualify as an online course.

1. Make a Plan

2. Create a Website

3. Design Your Website, Logo & More

4. Support Your Customers

5. Market Your Business

6. Collaborate With Your Team

7. Be More Productive

8. Manage Your Business

9. Learn New Things

She also offers this massive blog post in spreadsheet format.

Side Hustle Spark 282: Chris Guillebeau’s Idea to Income in 21 Days (micro-course)

Chris Guillebeau–author, podcaster, side hustler since high school–if offering this micro-course to “help you find your best idea for making extra money outside of your job.”

The process:

1. Sign up

2. Receive lessons/content via audio and text message–everyday for 21 days.

3. Start your side hustle.

For all the details, go here.

Side Hustle Spark 280: A value-added side hustles idea list (entrepreneur.com)

'Start now' in letter tiles
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Entrepreneur’s R.L. Adams checks in with his 50 Profitable Side Hustle Ideas. Note: I just realized over a year ago I’d recommended you follow Robert’s work. It’s almost as if I know what I’m talking about…but we all know that can’t be, right? ;-]

While many of the ideas might sound familiar, Adams adds a related link for each of the list items. That multiplies the value of this post, so it’s well worth your time to click-and-read.

Some new-to-me ideas from the list I hadn’t considered:

— Do micro-jobs on Mechanical Turk.

— Produce an audiobook.

Sell your hair.

— Invest with LendingClub.

Here’s hoping you run across some helpful ideas, info, or advice.

Side Hustle Spark 279: A resource-filled email from entrepreneur.com

millennial man working at a Macintosh laptop with images of tasks in the background
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A good reason to subscribe to entrepreneur.com.

The most recent email topic:

Tips. Tools, and Resources for Thriving as a Solopreneur

The email points us to:

3 Challenges Every Solopreneur Faces and How to Overcome Them

5 Reasons Millennials are Embracing Solopreneurship

— Free Report: Solopreneurship and Thriving in the Gig Economy

Side Hustle Spark 278: 21 Top Blogging Tips (ryrob.com)

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Just passing along more helpful content from ryrob.com.

This post incorporates both Ryan’s 21 Blogging Tips from a Blogger Who Makes $30,000 a Month YouTube video and a collection of blogging wisdom from many others.

Challenge: Find three pieces of applicable advice shared by those folks.

I liked some of his summarizing points:

“Treat your blog like a business.”

“Take the tips that sound right to you and apply them…pick up what does work for you, what sounds most genuine…and relates to where you’re at in your blogging stage today.”

“Take the mindset of experimentation…and if something is getting results, double down on that.”

Side benefit of this post: You will most likely hear of new blogs that will benefit you.


Side Hustle Spark 277: Lessons galore via StartupNation Radio

Jeff Sloan delivers hours of useful content via audio.

Greetings, solo entrepreneurs/side hustlers/hard-working creative folks/whatever else you want to call yourselves.

I was going to do a quick video tour of StartupNation, but decided to drill down to its audio content.

Here are a few of the more recent topics covered here.

How to Make It Big on Amazon

4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Startup Stories

How to Run a Successful Franchise