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

Side Hustle Spark 110: More on Jon Corres’ faceless YouTubing

Following up on Side Hustle Spark 109, here are a few links to Jon Corres’ work…

5 Faceless Viral YouTube Channel Ideas YOU CAN DO

How to Find YOUR Niche on YouTube in 5 MINUTES

5 SUPER EASY Side Hustles for Teenagers Online 2019!! (Hey, if you have some kids who need to fill their time…and line their [or your!] pocketbooks!)

My thinking: Even if a video has only a few views, the value is in the ideas that resonate with you and your skills and knowledge/expertise.

Side Hustle Spark 109: Jon Corres–faceless YouTubing

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation is back with another valuable interview.

How I make $10,000+ on YouTube
WITHOUT Filming or Being on Camera

In the interview, Jon Corres explains his ‘follow-the-YouTube algorithm/ad-monetized’ video approach.

Production cost: Approximately $100 per video.

Once established, one of his channels will make an average of $300-$400 per day.

To quote from Nick’s weekly email (Oct. 8):

As we got to talking, I realized this strategy is pretty similar to blogging and SEO.

You see what’s already performing well, and try and make something a little better.

The real wildcard when it comes to video over text, though, is the YouTube algorithm, which can push something to millions of views seemingly overnight.

(As the word cloud above tells us, one of Jon’s videos this year has 8 million views and earned $18k in 9 months. Topic: JoJo Siwa)

A few suggestions from Jon:

  1. Look for videos where there are more viewers than subscribers. [Baseline is 300,000 views.]

2. Keyword placement ‘shoulds’:

  • In the title of the video
  • Within the first line of the description for the video
  • In the tags

3. When making Top Ten videos, make list items #10, #9, and #8 (i.e. the first items viewers see) captivating enough to keep viewers’ attention—–then heighten the interest level of items #2 and #1 so viewers aren’t disappointed.