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lists no-no’s to avoid in your sales/marketing strategies. Here’s his lineup, but follow the link for his insights on each marketing sin.
Jealousy You might notice that this was a 2012 post. Doesn’t matter. Still as relevant today.
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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!
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.
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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.
A few gems:
“…ambiguity is the enemy of execution.”
“So once you decide what you really want to work on, what is that specific concrete goal, then we need a deadline.”
“(Deadlines) help me keep things simple.”
“…one of the keys for me to stay consistently motivated is to make sure that I’m doing the simple things that make the biggest difference in terms of my energy, my health, and my cognitive prowess.”
Skip to the 14:30 mark to listen to him embellish these five suggestions:
— Identify potential problems in advance.
— Always know your next step.
— Impose an artificial deadline.
— Look for an alternative way forward.
— Try something totally different.
[Note: Each of his 30+ minute Periscope sessions also feature a live participant Q. and A. that nails down many of the universal concerns of side hustlers.]
Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests at: sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com
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.
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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The most recent email topic:
Tips. Tools, and Resources for Thriving as a Solopreneur The email points us to:
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.