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 288: Upping Your Freelance Game (Side Hustle Nation)

Even Buddy turned away from his incessant begging gig to check this out.

Nick Loper brings back Chris Misterek, who’s earned over $80K via freelance web developer gigs.

Chris’s main website: https://selfmadewebdesigner.com/

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 is Chris’s first chat with Nick Loper–From ‘No Skills’ to 3K a Month on the Side–the most downloaded episode of 2020.

Here’s to forward momentum!
Hope today’s post will help.

Side Hustle Spark 276: Nick Loper’s latest ’20 Questions’

Nick’s 12th in this series…

Expect solid content and practical advice when Nick Loper posts his ’20 Questions’ editions of The Side Hustle Show.

These are just some of the topics he explores in his latest 20 Questions.

1. Teachable as his online course tool

2. Skimlinks

3. Accelerating the process of growing a community

4. Side hustle opportunities for retirees

5. The benefits and logistics of bundle sales

NOTE: Spend an extra ten minutes on the linked page to follow links he mentions in the latest edition and/or click to his previous 20 Questions podcasts.

Side Hustle Spark 247: Rules for Success– Power words to convert–Start from zero

A few more of our more popular posts…

Start from Zero
Topics from this Side Hustle Nation-related post:
— How to Make $1,000 in 24 Hours
— The Two Metrics to Pick a Niche

Evan Carmichael: Curator Extraordinaire
Highlighted topic: 10 Top Rules for Success

700 Power Words to Boost Conversions
A deep dive into humans’ basic weaknesses…
Greed words, curiosity words, sloth words, vanity words…and more!


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 238: Side hustle insights from Quora and Side Hustle Nation

I took a quick look at sidehustlecurator posts with the most likes. 

My translation: People gained insight, info, and valued resources from them.

So, for those visitors who haven’t seen these four.

The first two link to Quora.

Side Hustle Spark 116: What is your side hustle and how do you do it?

Side Hustle Spark 117: Kyle Baker on Quora

Suggestion 46: Stop Trading Time for Money! 71 Passive Income Ideas

Suggestion 44: Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Nation Quarterly Report


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

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

The year was 2011.

Side Hustle Nation’s Nick Loper had an idea: Add to his existing expertise in the virtual assistant space and build some affiliate income.

And so virtualassistantassistant.com was born.

Year 1: $1000 in earnings. That was enough to convince him this was a viable idea.

Here’s his story.

His post/outline of his story offers plenty of value, but running the full 46 minute podcast is well worth your time.

Just a few takeaways…

  • What worked well–early on–was ‘trying to crowdsource a critical mass of honest user reviews’.
  • “One thing that did work on the SEO front was not a lot of people were creating dedicated content about hiring on these different platforms.”
  • Close to 90% of his traffic was organic.

Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog plays guest-host and steers Nick’s review of the 9 1/2 year process.

Pete’s own takeaways from the interview:

  • Patience. You’re in it for the long haul.
  • Scratch your own ‘niche’.
  • Diversify your income streams.

**As always with Nick’s podcasts, if you’re short on time, I suggest using his convenient table of contents to guide your listening.


My Manifesto

Side Hustle Spark 171–: Freebie from Side Hustle Nation: How to Start a Side Hustle Blog

Since January is often about ‘starting’, take a look at Nick Loper’s free six-part video series on blogging.

Even if your blog is well-established, Nick raises salient points and shares worthwhile tips.

The six components:

  1. 4 Reasons to Start a Blog
  2. Don’t Call It a ‘Blog’
  3. 8 Ways Blogs Make Money
  4. What to Blog About
  5. How to Get Your Site Online
  6. How to Install WordPress

Added freebie: The lead magnet 365 Blog Post Ideas.

Note: There are plenty of blogging experts out there, including Ryan Robinson of ryrob.com, whom I’ve pointed you to several times.

My bias as a long time teacher: One expert’s approach may fit your needs and learning style better than another’s.

And what you bring to the course at any given time makes a big difference…so again, I’m trying to set the table. It’s up to you to grab a plate and dig in.

Best of luck. I’m in your corner.

My manifesto