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Lots of good tips here as most of us at some time or another–especially as we leave our comfort zones–face impostor syndrome. A quote from Naomi Osaka: “…internally I think I’m never good enough. I’ve never told myself that I’ve done a good job but I do know I constantly tell myself that I suck or I could do better … Every time a new opportunity arises my first thought is, ‘wow, why me?’ ”
Other highlights from this piece by
Julianne McShane: “Part of those celebrations will include praising small wins, Osaka wrote, like recognizing when she wakes up and doesn’t procrastinate.”
“…think about where their impostor system stems from — and often, that’s childhood and family dynamics…”
Best of luck, side hustlers. You ARE good enough!
Yes, it’s true. I’ve signed up for this before and haven’t followed through.
Completely my fault for allowing myself to be directed elsewhere and not taken substantive action via these folks.
So, don’t be like the ‘me of the past four years’.
Even Buddy turned away from his incessant begging gig to check this out. 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’s to forward momentum!
Hope today’s post will help.
From Fast Company’s vast collection of informative and relevant videos comes:
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.
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Hubspot’s Matthew Brown posted this on August 3: 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:
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.
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
book and it didn’t dawn on me that she should have been one of the first people this blog should have showcased. Everything is Figureoutable If I didn’t have to live with myself, I’d fire me ASAP.
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.
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.
You’ll notice it is heavy on the verbs.
First suggestion: Have fun with this content. See what’s helpful, but don’t sweat over it.
Everyone thinks differently. Maybe hand this list over to co-workers/assistants to get their input.
Another suggestion: Revisit the list on occasion. Hey, minds change, approaches change, priorities change.
Possible uses of a list like this…
— Combine terms.
— Find common themes.
— Which terms appeal to sense of humor?
— Which terms communicate a more serious approach?
— Which terms suggest a goal or objective you hadn’t previously considered?
— Find all the terms that relate to ‘customer problems’.
— Find all the terms that relate to ‘solutions to those problems’.
— Find words from which you can use to create your own new words or phrases.
— Find word(s) that speak to pop culture.
— Pare down. Pare down some more.
— Even better…set a timer and give yourself 10 minutes to generate first-draft marketing or blog copy using list items.
— Can you create a slogan from chosen list items? Check out this link below:
I hope this helps, side hustlers. Let me know how else I can assist.
Good luck in your projects. Keep taking aim.
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:
— Produce an audiobook.
Here’s hoping you run across some helpful ideas, info, or advice.
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