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.

Side Hustle Suggestion 96: Email marketing podcast (with Daniel Throssell)

Side Hustle Nation podcast episode #404 features Daniel Throssell of PersuasivePage.com

Four takeaways:

  • Let your personality come through. (That’s Daniel’s #1 tip.)
  • Create a lead magnet that folks will actually consume!
  • Don’t ‘templatize’ [my term] your welcome email.
  • Use personal stories, but keep them succinct. [Don’t evoke the ‘Ugh, this is filler!’ reaction.]

Gotta say, the Side Hustle Nation folks do a great job of listing the interview’s key points and their exact location for those of us who have an itchy fast-forward finger. Love that feature.

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

Just received this list from Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation…

In today’s email, Nick leads with a Warren Buffett quote…

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”

Something just a little unnerving about that quote. There is such a finality to it, right? Death being fairly ‘final’ and all…

Anyway, follow that link, where he shares four main types of passive income, as well as his own streams.

Find something easy and low-risk and test the market.

Reminder: No affiliate links; just items you might find helpful or interesting or worth passing along to others.

Thanks for visiting.

Some ideas that caught my eye…

  • Digital product sales on FIVERR
  • Fundrise
  • Create an email course
  • Turn your car into a mobile billboard

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

Forge ahead, side hustlers!

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

This isn’t Nick, who’s probably juggling parent time with business time. ;->

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation sends his quarterly reports to his subscribers. Very instructive. Always new content and ideas to consider.

A few items of note from his most recent:

1. “The bigger story is that the site got whacked by the May 4th Google algorithm update, which trimmed off 20-30% of the search traffic overnight. Ouch!”

2. “The tallest spikes on the [traffic growth] chart this time all coincide with my weekly newsletters…”

3. “Best performing [email] subject line this quarter: “Retired at 37” – 28.5% open rate.

4. “In 2020, I feel like the value of a freebie “ebook” is greatly diminished. “Oooh a PDF!” –said no one ever…

Plus, 65% of my traffic is mobile. It doesn’t make sense to have people pinching and zooming a PDF in order to consume the content.

So what I’m testing instead is creating a private, mobile-friendly page here on the site. I don’t have the best metrics, but it seems to be getting more engagement so far.”

5. “In an effort to start creating more / better video content, I actually moved my workstation out of the closet and into a corner of master bedroom. The light is much better!

That said, I believe there’s an 80/20 —definition— to video production. I don’t plan to compete with the super well-produced cinematic videos…” 

Again, here is the link to Nick’s report. I think you’ll find it informative.

In the meantime, stay…


Have a great 4th of July weekend.

See you on Monday.