Side Hustle Spark 267: Side hustlers’ advice and tips galore (A collection of links)

Advice for Side Hustlers

Side Hustle Spark 186: Random, but meaningful advice from Kevin Kelly

Side Hustle Spark 181: Check out themanifest.com

Side Hustle Spark 174–: ‘The Playbook’

Side Hustle Spark 166: More side-hustlers’ tips (Buzzfeed)

Side Hustle Spark 142: Brooks Conkle

Side Hustle Spark 134: Money Tree TV: 100’s of Side Hustle Ideas 

Side Hustle Spark 133: How to avoid ‘stuckness’: Chris Guillebeau

Side Hustle Spark 131: Sara Blakely’s 50 Rules for Success

Side Hustle Spark 166: More side-hustlers’ tips (Buzzfeed)

Side Hustle Spark 167: More side-hustler talk from Buzzfeed (but with a twist)

Side Hustle Spark 159 — A Lessons Gold Mine from Side Hustle School

Side Hustle Spark 216: “Organize your stuff!” Today’s topic: Make money in your sleep.

My content organization effort continues…

Gotta say, there have been more than a few ‘Oh, yeeaaahhhhh! Forgot about that!’ moments when I revisit the suggestions.

Here is the ‘Let’s get organized! page in progress.

Topic: Passive Income

Side Hustle Spark 215: “Organize your stuff!” Today: Freebies for Side Hustlers

My content organization effort continues…

Here is the ‘Let’s get organized! page in progress.

Gotta say, there have been more than a few ‘Oh, yeeaaahhhhh! Forgot about that!’ moments when I revisit the suggestions.

Topic: Freebies for Side Hustlers

Side Hustle Spark 212: “Say your dreams out loud.” (Jadah Sellner)

People like Chris Guillebeau help make my version of curation fun and interesting.
(Okay, maybe it’s curation-lite, since I often point you toward people, tools, and resources and let you decide if you want to read or click further.)
Today, it was a matter of opening Chris’s email, click/tap and–there it is!–I meet Jadah Sellner, thanks to a linked video at his 2014 World Domination Summit. Jadah has continued rising since launching Simple Green Smoothies in 2012 , was a TEDx speaker, is now a business mentor, and has her own Lead with Love podcast.

Her 2014 message: Say your dreams out loud.

My favorite quote: “When you’re bootstrapping a business, you don’t have the time and energy to do ‘one more thing’. But we did it anyways…and the one thing that we almost didn’t do was the kickstart to growing this amazing community of rockstars.”

Side Hustle Spark 208: “Organize your stuff!” Today: Advice for Side Hustlers

My content organization effort continues…

For now, I hope the topic-centered approach is helpful.

Topic: Advice for Side Hustlers

Side Hustle Spark 203: Chris Guillebeau’s Failure Friday (new feature at Side Hustle School)

Here’s a link to the first episode of Side Hustle School’s Failure Friday.

Quotes from Chris’s show notes:

“…Failure Friday…a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure.” 

“The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned.”

And, here’s

https://teasetea.com


And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…

These seven books 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. ;->

These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 192: How to be remarkable (Seth Godin)

Hope you enjoy and benefit from this two-minute curation of Seth Godin’s How to be remarkable blog post.

If nothing else, this post should steer you toward his blog/daily email subscription.

Forge ahead!


And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…

These seven books 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. ;->

These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 179: ‘Ask Chris Guillebeau’–Go ahead, ask him!

A quick post for the weekend of January 16-17:

Chris Guillebeau invites visitors to seek his advice.

From the page:

  • Is my side hustle idea a good one?
  • When do I make the jump from freelance to full-time?
  • How do I get my service in front of the best possible audience?

You may well get some published/podcasted feedback AND your gig’s exposure to a very wide audience.

Side Hustle Spark 176: Chris Guillebeau (Side Hustle School) advises on a personalized journal

As I’ve said before, I could probably just hitch my wagon to and pinpoint good stuff from certain folks or sites.**
Copyblogger, Side Hustle Nation, and ryrob.com come to mind.
And then there’s Chris Guillebeau of Side Hustle School whom I’ve followed since 2014.

Because I’ve also dabbled with a journal prototype, I found a recent episode of his podcast even more relevant than usual.

As Chris points out in the opening, you may have no interest in producing and selling a personal journal, but many of the steps–his word, ‘pathway’– apply to other projects.

Here is the direct link to the actual seven-minutes of audio.

His key points:

  • Projects like this come down to a. design b. printing and c. marketing.
  • Look to team up with designers/contractors [Upwork and Fiverr].
  • Printing options: local, national, or international. At one point, he did use printingforless.com.
  • International printing may be cheaper, but adds variables like lag time [shipping].
  • His advice: For a first project, avoid international printing.
  • Marketing: Think about marketing from the beginning of the project.
  • It’s not just about the product, it’s about the message.
  • Start with message, then explore design.
  • Copyright? Everything that you make on the Internet is automatically copyrighted. It doesn’t mean it won’t be snagged by lazy, low-life toads. [My term, not Chris’s. He’s much more diplomatic than I am.]

Here is a three-page PDF of my own journal prototype–two actual pages that I would have duplicated and a page of links.

** But where’s the fun in that?

Side Hustle Spark 173: A Side Hustle Reading List

Most of us have a favorite book that spurred us to explore this side-gig world.

I went to Quora to track down a discussion of favorite side hustle books and clicked to this afterfivehustle.com page by Sushen Jamwal, where he offers quick summaries and convenient links to previews and to Amazon.

Hovering questions: Aren’t you leaving out [name your favorite side hustle book/author]? Aren’t there more recent titles?

Well, I’m glad you asked that…whoever you are. I’ll further explore.

For now, here are the authors from Sushen’s list: [They’re also listed among my tags.]