Side Hustle Spark 111: Pat Flynn’s The Income Stream

206 straight episodes of his The Income Stream YouTube channel
and counting for Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.

On the weekends, he does live reviews of websites and YouTube channels submitted by visitors.

In fact, for a more detailed, informative shortcut through this model of a consistent ‘value-added’ approach, let’s take a look at his The Income Stream Clips channel .

Side Hustle Spark 110: More on Jon Corres’ faceless YouTubing

Following up on Side Hustle Spark 109, here are a few links to Jon Corres’ work…

5 Faceless Viral YouTube Channel Ideas YOU CAN DO

How to Find YOUR Niche on YouTube in 5 MINUTES

5 SUPER EASY Side Hustles for Teenagers Online 2019!! (Hey, if you have some kids who need to fill their time…and line their [or your!] pocketbooks!)

My thinking: Even if a video has only a few views, the value is in the ideas that resonate with you and your skills and knowledge/expertise.

Side Hustle Spark 109: Jon Corres–faceless YouTubing

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation is back with another valuable interview.

How I make $10,000+ on YouTube
WITHOUT Filming or Being on Camera

In the interview, Jon Corres explains his ‘follow-the-YouTube algorithm/ad-monetized’ video approach.

Production cost: Approximately $100 per video.

Once established, one of his channels will make an average of $300-$400 per day.

To quote from Nick’s weekly email (Oct. 8):

As we got to talking, I realized this strategy is pretty similar to blogging and SEO.

You see what’s already performing well, and try and make something a little better.

The real wildcard when it comes to video over text, though, is the YouTube algorithm, which can push something to millions of views seemingly overnight.

(As the word cloud above tells us, one of Jon’s videos this year has 8 million views and earned $18k in 9 months. Topic: JoJo Siwa)

A few suggestions from Jon:

  1. Look for videos where there are more viewers than subscribers. [Baseline is 300,000 views.]

2. Keyword placement ‘shoulds’:

  • In the title of the video
  • Within the first line of the description for the video
  • In the tags

3. When making Top Ten videos, make list items #10, #9, and #8 (i.e. the first items viewers see) captivating enough to keep viewers’ attention—–then heighten the interest level of items #2 and #1 so viewers aren’t disappointed.

Side Hustle Spark 107: Pat Flynn’s Podcasting the Smart Way (Freebie)

Image: Kate Oseen [Unsplash]

If you haven’t tried podcasting for any number of reasons [time constraints, ‘my voice sounds geeky’, ‘I don’t have enough to say’, paralyzing fear of failure and embarrassment…okay, okay, not exactly talking it up, am I?], give this a try tomorrow.

Yes, there will most likely be a pitch to join a paid program, but Pat Flynn always shares plenty during his free sessions.

From his weekly The Smart Digest (Oct. 2): “Learn how to create a podcast that gets found and helps grow your business! In this free webinar on October 6 at 11:00 Pacific, Pat will share strategies he has used on his award-winning podcasts, the Smart Passive Income Podcast and the AskPat Podcast, as well as methods used by his hundreds of podcasting students. You’ll get advice on:

  • Why to start a podcast
  • How to get started
  • What to do to get started

Here is the link to register.


Reminder: Just passing along resources that might be helpful for you or any of your acquaintances/family, etc. No profit or perks are forthcoming from the subjects of these posts.
Forge ahead, side hustlers!

Side Hustle Spark 106: hustleandconquer.com

mindmap of hustleandconquer.com content

hustleandconquer gets to the heart of many side hustlers’ needs and interests.

Check out his Gumroad store, as well. His book selection has changed since I first visited, but his reasonably priced content is worth a look, including the possibility of a freebie or two.

Reminder: No one is giving me perks or $$ to promote. The sites look interesting and potentially valuable for folks looking to make some extra money. Even if the topics look overly familiar, the ideas and strategies behind them might be unique and more to your liking than others you’ve tried.

Side Hustle Spark 102: Freebie email course (Meera Kothand)

Here is a link to Meera Kothand’s free Email Lists for Newbies.

She has churned out helpful (and affordable) books: But I’m Not An Expert, The One-Hour Content Plan, and 300 Email Marketing Tips, among others. (not affiliate links)

For more resources, spend time at her website. (Future posts will most likely point you to some of those same items.)