Side Hustle Spark 134: Money Tree TV: 100’s of Side Hustle Ideas [Chris Guillebeau]

This was fun.

Chris Guillebeau streamed this slide show, entitled Money Tree TV: 100s of Side Hustle Ideas–complete with mellow music–on his Money Tree TV channel. He weaves side hustle ideas gleaned from his 1400 podcasts with occasional nuggets of advice and, appropriately so, a few promos of his book, The Money Tree. **

Just a thought: While you may have an entirely different approach to side hustle success, you have to give Chris credit for his versatile and ever-evolving strategies to reach listeners/viewers/readers. He IS a prime model for this niche.

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** Why do I link to Goodreads rather than Amazon?

  1. There is an easy link to Amazon from the Amazon-owned Goodreads page.
  2. I like providing you with some of the reader reviews.
  3. I like accessing quotes from the book. I just entered the following search string in my browser: goodreads the money tree Chris Guillebeau quotes

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

Greetings, Side Hustlers. [Heeeyyyyy! Upper case! Aren’t you feeling special right about now? ;->]

Chris Guillebeau, author of The Money Tree, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, The $100 Startup, etc., and creator of over 1400 consecutive podcasts, also shared his expertise on Periscope.

Five months ago, he posted a session, How to Avoid Getting Stuck.

Skip to the 14:30 mark to listen to him embellish these five suggestions:

  • Identify potential problems in advance.
  • Always know your next step.
  • Impose an artificial deadline.
  • Look for an alternative way forward.
  • Try something totally different.

[Note: Each of his 30+ minute Periscope sessions also feature a live participant Q. and A. that nails down many of the universal concerns of side hustlers.]

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Suggestion #27: MoneyTree TV: 100’s of Side Hustle Ideas

Greetings, SHC visitors.

Okay, it looks like I’m a Chris Guillebeau fan-boy.

But the truth is I keep finding new stuff he’s doing and offering.

My most recent discovery: His Periscope TV Channel. It looks as if he used this as one of his The Money Tree book launch strategies.

You’re greeted by a looping slide show of various side hustles showcased on his website, short book promos, and a video-burst of advice straight from Chris himself.

As of Monday, June 8, 2020, his channel offers 18 broadcasts and has 8649 followers. Niiiice. Click on his name in the lower right corner for a slide-in with that information.

An interesting promotional strategy, SH’s, don’t you think?

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Other stuff on my mind…

“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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My Manifesto

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Suggestion #25: Take a look at these notes from a Chris Guillebeau Q. and A.

Greetings, SHC visitors.

Last Thursday, I posted a last-minute link to a free Chris Guillebeau Q. and A. session. 

Below are some of the notes I took. Note: I did do my share of paraphrasing, but I’m confident I was on-target. 

There are some valuable ‘thinking points’ here for side hustlers.

In a later post, I will review the Zoom chat transcript and pull out some of the attendees’ website and resource suggestions.

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Parentingchampions.com: Treating autistic children with love and respect.

I have my website started. Now what? I want to level it up to getting paid for it.

Chris G: Have you looked into Facebook groups? Send a note to group moderators to ask permission to connect.

Chris G: Can you do three or four small things each day to get the word out? 

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Participant: Home school demographic. Teach a geology class in person and then we’d go rock climbing. During school year. I started at $5 per student.

Chris G: Consider a summer time camp, maybe? Pricing: I don’t know what others are doing, but the group says you should raise the price. [Note: The attendees were suggesting $15 or more.]

Chris G: You were offering babysitting for $5.

Chris G: Where did the first 15 kids come from? Answer: Local FB group.

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Participant: Mantramedallions.com: I don’t like social media, but I need to educate visitors about the nature of the product. Asking for feedback re: the website and on the concept/products.

Chris G:  Headline font should be bigger. Pricing is good. I like the idea and the website. Is there an ‘About’ page? Is there a story behind it? A happy customer? Connect it to your own values.

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Participant: Organization and leadership development. https://www.sarahscala.com

Asking for general feedback on her course: https://sarahscala.thinkific.com/courses/optimism-resilience-and-grit

Chris G: I like the 2-hour course package. Short enough, but with plenty of content. Sounds like you’re doing just about everything right.

Good ‘About’ page—people want to learn about their instructor.

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Participant: Creating morning routines to build self-confidence and self-respect. Uncomfortable experiences. I wrote an ebook and an accountability practice. My challenge: How to reach out. 

Chris G: How is this just not like a blog post? Have you expanded this idea? 

What is the benefit you’re offering? 

Participant: These practices got me unstuck, strengthened my relationships with fears. 

Chris G: I have no concerns about the program. My main question: How am I [the customer] being helped?

This is more feature-oriented than benefit-oriented.

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Participant: Herbal organic teas aimed toward treating insomnia, stress, etc. Very successful in the country of origin. There is lots of competition. How do I evaluate this as a side hustle option?

Chris G:  Yes, this IS a tough market. Aim for some unique branding, story, twist.

Is this the side hustle option you’re most excited about? But it may not be THE one. Consider other options if you have other ideas that you’re more interested in.

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Participant [current day job as a consultant]: I want to help people at ‘end of life’ stage. Haven’t created a website yet. Looked at end-of-life doulas. Need ideas on getting started.

Chris G:  What is your exact purpose? Educate? Inform?

Answer: To help people die well. 

Chris G: As for website: There are lots of plug-and-play options like SquareSpace, Weebly, Wix, WordPress.

Chris G ideas:  

  • — Even if you’re providing a local service, consider providing lists of resources for folks outside of your area.
  • — Would you consider a one-off Skype session for families to talk through the issues?

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“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Suggestion #6: Follow the work of R.L. Adams at Entrepreneur

In my search for other idea lists, I ran across the work of R.L. Adams.

Check the word cloud for topics this software engineer/entrepreneur/author
has posted for Entrepreneur.

I’m keeping in mind the financial challenges many of us are facing
amidst the current events.

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Suggestion #5: Entrepreneur.com list of ideas

Okay, okay, okay…enough with the idea lists already! So, unless I find another one with more unique items, this one from Entrepreneur.com is the last I’ll share for awhile. Most of these are basic ‘trading time for dollars’ ideas, but these first posts of sidehustlecurator are meant to stir the pot and get people thinking.

Come to think of it, I’ll add a page just for lists…I mean, what in blazes kind of curator am I if I didn’t have lists? [One of my favorite ways to use lists: ‘hybrid-thinking. My oversimplified definition: cross-pollinate two ideas into one product or service.]

Note: A side benefit of this blog–I’m constantly learning about or being reminded of contributors and resources like R.L. Adams [the topic of the next post] and CafePress.

My previous lists:

Nick Loper’s 99 ideas for side hustles.

Chris Guillebeau’s list of 50 ideas for side hustles.

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Suggestion #4: Chris Guillebeau’s starter list of ideas

Yesterday, I included a link to Nick Loper’s 99 ideas for side hustles.

Today,–Chris Guillebeau’s list of 50 ideas for side hustles.

Some of my favorites:

  • Write curriculum and lesson plans for teachers.
  • Create a niche podcast. [It should play into one of your passions.]
  • Teach someone a new skill. [Think: mini-course.]
  • Launch a research-based resource site. [Again, it helps if the subject also interests you.]

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Suggestion #2: Get to know Chris Guillebeau

First off, there will be readers who will be well acquainted with information I’m sharing at sidehustlecurator. 

And there will be readers who are just now exploring the ‘side hustle’ concept. I’ll be aiming my content toward those folks. 

Today, I’m sharing resources from Chris Guillebeau

  1. originator of Side Hustle School
  2. owner of an impressive streak of 1222 straight days with a published podcast
  3. author of seven books, including Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 30 Days and his most recent, Money Tree

A few resources from his site:

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