Side Hustle Spark 296: Fast Company Innovation Festival

Here is your invitation to:

Fast Company’s Innovation Festival (A virtual event)

September 27 – October 1, 2021

Here is the list of all the speakers.

Here is a link to the schedule.

Here is a link to the FAQ page.

Your free registration gives you access to five keynote speeches, including:

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM: A CONVERSATION WITH DREW BARRYMORE

EMPOWERMENT FOR ALL WITH ALLYSON FELIX AND ATHLETA’S MARY BETH LAUGHTON

MASTERING SCALE AND CREATIVITY WITH REID HOFFMAN AND JUNE COHEN

Here are the various levels of access to the Innovation Festival‘s speakers, workshops, and panel discussions. (Sorry for not posting this sooner. Only the late rates are available through tomorrow, 9/26.)

Side Hustle Spark 295: Inspiration for Side Hustlers

More links from my Highlighted Posts Page. These links have considerable value beyond creating a successful side hustle.

Enjoy and share.

Hear me now! Gary Vee Gems

How to be remarkable: Seth Godin

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

Suggestion 78: The 7-Day Startup by Dan Norris

Suggestion 75: Start a side hustle from anywhere

Side Hustle Spark 150: Drayton Bird’s 171 answers about direct marketing

Side Hustle Spark 139: Are you stalling?

Suggestion 72: Start From Zero

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

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

Side Hustle Spark 129: Wisdom from Seth Godin

Side Hustle Spark 126: 101 Conversion Strategies (Copyblogger)

Side Hustle Spark 119: Guy Kawasaki’s ‘The Art of the Start’ speech

Side Hustle Spark 108: Actions tell your story.

Side Hustle Spark 106: hustleandconquer.com

Side Hustle Suggestion 99: The Ten Commandments

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

Side Hustle Spark 204: Bloggers’ reports and best affiliate marketing blogs

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

Side Hustle Spark 189: Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle Task Tracker

Side Hustle Spark 184: Brainzooming and Mike Brown

Side Hustle Spark 175: Nick Loper (Side Hustle Nation): Site Startup to Site Selloff

Suggestion 60: 700 Power Words to Boost Conversions

Side Hustle Spark 293: Check out highlighted posts (dozens)

I’ve updated my highlighted posts page.

The more I worked with it, however, the more I heard ‘the voices’: “You need more updated content! You need more updated content!”

Yeah, welcome to my world, where the voices don’t just talk…they sing. ;->

Anyway, some of the other link categories include: Content Marketing, Inspiration for Side Hustlers, Chris Guillebeau/Side Hustle School, Seth Godin, NIck Loper/Side Hustle Nation, and Blogging.

I hope you find content that hits one of your targets.

Side Hustle Spark 283: 322+ FREE Business Resources (Marie Forleo)

Image by Anita S. from Pixabay

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 Everything is Figureoutable book and it didn’t dawn on me that she should have been one of the first people this blog should have showcased.

If I didn’t have to live with myself, I’d fire me ASAP.

Apologies done, let’s move on to her 322+ FREE Business Tools & Resources.

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.

Side Hustle Spark 282: Chris Guillebeau’s Idea to Income in 21 Days (micro-course)

Chris Guillebeau–author, podcaster, side hustler since high school–if offering this micro-course to “help you find your best idea for making extra money outside of your job.”

The process:

1. Sign up

2. Receive lessons/content via audio and text message–everyday for 21 days.

3. Start your side hustle.

For all the details, go here.

Side Hustle Spark 280: A value-added side hustles idea list (entrepreneur.com)

'Start now' in letter tiles
Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

Entrepreneur’s 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:

— Do micro-jobs on Mechanical Turk.

— Produce an audiobook.

Sell your hair.

— Invest with LendingClub.

Here’s hoping you run across some helpful ideas, info, or advice.

Side Hustle Spark 279: A resource-filled email from entrepreneur.com

millennial man working at a Macintosh laptop with images of tasks in the background
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

A good reason to subscribe to entrepreneur.com.

The most recent email topic:

Tips. Tools, and Resources for Thriving as a Solopreneur

The email points us to:

3 Challenges Every Solopreneur Faces and How to Overcome Them

5 Reasons Millennials are Embracing Solopreneurship

— Free Report: Solopreneurship and Thriving in the Gig Economy

Side Hustle Spark 275: Can you ‘do it all’?

Make sure you take a look at this site’s resources–a generous supply of expertise and information.

Julia McCoy of expresswriters.com does a nice job of pointing some solo entrepreneurs to the truth:

You can’t do it all.

Click on the above screenshot for a two-minute scan of Julia’s May, 2021 post.

I hope this post helps steer your content efforts in the right direction.

Side Hustle Spark 237: Side hustlers, I dare you! Leave this posted site uninspired.

There is at least one inspirational message for us creators and/or side hustlers right here.

Thank you, Canva.

How to keep the fires going? Just right-click on the images of your choice,
and select ‘Save image as…’ [or whatever your device offers…].
Use as a screen background or print them out.

And DO pass this along to friends and colleagues!
They’ll thank you.


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

Forge ahead, side hustlers!

Forge ahead, side hustlers!

Side Hustle Spark 231: Repost–Women Create 2021: March 23-25 (FREE)

Nope, no commissions or affiliation here, just a recommendation.

It’s not too late. You’re still able to sign up. [I just tested the page again.]

And really, tons of value for women OR men.

Some of the topics so far:

  • 5 Types of 15-Second Videos to Sell More Courses
  • How to Get Your First 3 Coaching Clients
  • Passion to Paid: How to Turn Your Creativity Into a Career

Here is Teachable’s invitation to Women Create 2021

There are over 12 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Why can’t you be next? Introducing #WomenCreate2021—a FREE, three-day online summit that’s been built to uplift women in entrepreneurship.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3ctS1GE