Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch completed its sixth season (eight 20-minute episodes) last December. The first five seasons consist of 12 episodes.
The contestants–usually four per show–have 60 seconds to convince one or more of the four seasoned entrepreneurs to join them in their ‘board room’ to further discuss their business and negotiate an investment agreement.
Call it a scaled-down Shark Tank, but still with plenty of back-and-forth between the ‘pitchers’ and the ‘pitchees’.
— Get business ideas.
— Glean pitch strategies.
— Narrow (or widen) your own side hustle’s focus.
— Learn some of the lingo.
You might find your current hustle is either on the right track or you might decide to pivot. There’s value in either scenario, right?
Forge ahead, solos!
Figured I would follow up Side Hustle Spark 262 with a quick overview of wpbeginner.com.
Click the above graphic for a 90-second visit to Syed Balkhi’s site.
I hope this helps.
Syed Balkhi’s resource-filled wpbeginner website is a testament to his inside-and-out knowledge of WordPress.
A few of his more recent posts:
— How to Increase Ad Impressions in WordPress with Ad Refresh (2 Ways) He credits Buzzfeed with this technique.
Experienced and novice WordPress users alike will benefit from a ten-minute visit here.
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.
Just a quick glance at StartUpNation’s recent posts in their ‘Start Your Business’ section.
Here are the links to the highlighted posts:
This week, Pat Flynn, always a generous provider of quality content for solo entrepreneurs, emailed this offer of the Affiliate Marketing Launch Plan.
Having generated over $3.5 million after 11 years of successful partnerships with Teachable, Buzzsprout, ConvertKit and others, Pat calls affiliate marketing ‘the most proven, simple, and authentic way to monetize your online brand.’
The ‘Launch Plan’ is a free five-day email course that starts this coming Monday (May 17).
Teachable is a leader in the online course business and offers plenty of quality content and support for course creators.
On May 12, they are offering (to anyone) two time slots for their Create and Start Selling Your Online Course in 30 Days session.
One of presenter Cameron Mattis’ points of emphasis:
Pre-sell before you put all your effort into creating your course.
A replay will be available, as well.
And even if you don’t attend, take a little time to visit Teachable’s blog.
Plenty of free and quality content there.
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.
“Coming up with ten ideas a day is like exercise. And exercise makes the idea muscle grow stronger.”