Side Hustle Spark 268: Ben Hawes, Side Hustle Coach and measure your side hustle success

Here is the latest from my Scoop-it page:

Click the above image to view a 90-second tour of the sites.

Here are the links to the sites highlighted in the video:

https://www.recruiter.com/i/side-hustle-smarts-5-metrics-to-measure-success/

Meet Ben Hawes: Side Hustle Coach

2 Side Hustles Without the Hustle

5 Metrics to Measure Side Hustle Success

Forge ahead, solos!

Side Hustle Spark 261: Interesting keyword/topic research tool–Answer the Public

Not easy to read, but this is a visualization of just the 46 side hustle-related questions generated by answerthepublic.com. Right-click and download the image to get a better look at the result or click the screenshot below for a 5-page PDF of the entire 326 results.

If you want a different approach to keyword research for blog topics or product or marketing ideas, give this site a try.

Side Hustle Spark 256: Keep generating ideas…marketing, promotion, products.

Photo by CJ Dayrit on Unsplash

I ran across this photo and it immediately revived my appreciation for Become An Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher and James Altucher.

A few quotes from this ‘best-bargain-around’** book’s foreword by James:

“…idea generation, of the good kind, the kind that helps you AND OTHERS, which is the type you will exercise in this book, is worth ten times that, or more.”

“You can’t trust the old style of thinking anymore…You have to come up with a new way of thinking, a new way of having ideas…we can train it (the mind) to work for us, and to move us in the direction of a life of fulfillment. One day at a time.”

“The way is this: Come up with ten ideas a day.
That’s it.”

“Coming up with ten ideas a day is like exercise. And exercise makes the idea muscle grow stronger.”

***

** The Kindle version is 99 cents. Yes, 99 cents! For a 251-page ebook with lots of…you guessed it, IDEAS!
The link to the book is an affiliate link. If you happen to buy the book through that link, it doesn’t NOT affect the price, but it does give me a small commission, which I’ll be using to buy my small island in the Caribbean…or the yacht I’ll need to get to that island…or my therapist who’s exhausted himself trying to dispel my daily delusions.

Here is my original post on inventwithwords.com.

Side Hustle Spark 255: Leadpages’ Website Design Contest

You actually have till May 16, so don’t sweat the ‘weekend’ thing.

Simple! Three steps to complete this Leadpages project by mid-May…

— Take their ‘weekend website’ course.

— Create your Leadpages website.

— Enter and share by May 16 for a chance to win Leadpages for a year.

Enter here.

Side benefit: It might steer you toward new design techniques for your existing sites.

Side Hustle Spark 244: HubSpot’s Free Business and Marketing Resources

Click the screenshot above for a 90-second preview of some of the 611 items for download from HubSpot.

I downloaded free ebook templates and, as the video shows, a digital advertising workbook.

Other resources that caught my interest:

  • How Topic Clusters Generate Search Engine Interest
  • How to Build a Brand ebook
  • Content Marketing Workbook

Note: Some items are provided by business partners, so those will require a separate sign-up.


The author, T. Haag, is now 240+ sidehustlecurator posts into this little hunt-and-share project. As he works on his own stuff, he likes learning:

— what others are doing to create additional income for themselves

— side hustlers’ successful strategies

— solo entrepreneurs’ favorite tools

Hoping that you find something useful among these posts.

Side Hustle Spark 243: Blog Topic Generator from webfx.com

CLICK THE SCREENSHOT ABOVE FOR A 2-MINUTE DEMO
OF WEBFX.COM’S TOPIC GENERATOR

I know there are other blog topic generators out there, but I really preferred this one over the others.

It didn’t limit me to a single week’s worth of possible titles and it was seamless in its delivery.

The ‘Google This Idea’ button is another plus.

And think of it…you don’t have to limit yourself to your side hustle topics.

Use it to come up with new product and service ideas.

If you dabble in fiction, why not enter ‘Big Bad Wolf’ and see what ideas emerge?

Side Hustle Spark 236: More writing freebies from Scribe Media

I’ve posted resources from Scribe Media in the past. Today’s post pretty much packages everything I’d promoted in those earlier posts. Enjoy!

Here now is BookSchool, with links to:

** four self-directed courses covering the topics highlighted in the word cloud above

** a download link to Tucker Max’s book, The Scribe Method

** a link to Scribe Media’s YouTube Channel

** a link to their podcast

Other Scribe Media resources can be found here.


Speaking of writing…and sharing the admirable work of others…time for my own book recommendations…

These seven titles 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. ;->

This list cuts across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use my links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.


For a subject-by-subject look at sidehustlecurator,
check out my Posts Organized by Topic page.

Forge ahead, side hustlers!

Side Hustle Spark 227: Like magic! More time for your side hustle!

Okay, okay, you can stop rolling your eyes now, it’s not exactly magic.

Once again, Nick Loper delivers on value and quality suggestions for effective time management.

AND he throws in a free time tracker!

Click here to visit his page with the text summary and podcast versions of:
How to Make Time for Your Side Hustle: 10 Steps to Positive Progress.

In this valuable–even inspirational–episode, Nick weaves in lessons and experience from various podcast guests to reinforce his time-management guidelines. Also included: book recommendations and time tracking tool suggestions.

Here is a sampling from his list:

  • Figure out where your time is going now
  • Find the time that works for you
  • Aim to complete the smallest actionable chunks.

Here is the link to the opt-in for his Google Sheets Time Tracker document. DO opt in!

[After downloading, under ‘File’, click ‘Make a copy’, and you can customize as needed.]

Enjoy! And forge ahead.


And now, time for my book recommendations…

These seven titles 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. ;->

This list cuts across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use my links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 224: Fiverr profits, lessons from quarantine, top marketing podcasts (video tour)

I’ve been adding plenty of content links to my Scoop.it curation site.

Click the above screenshot for
a one-minute tour of some of the latest additions.


Note: I’m using the name jrmays.
Just using that name for other writing reasons.

Forge ahead, folks!


The author, T. Haag, is now 240+ sidehustlecurator posts into this little hunt-and-share project. As he works on his own stuff, he likes learning:

— what others are doing to create additional income for themselves

— side hustlers’ successful strategies

— solo entrepreneurs’ favorite tools

Hoping that you find something useful among these posts.