Side Hustle Spark 260: Recession-proof side hustles, sharper product launches, and tips for mom-entrepreneurs

Just a quick glance at StartUpNation’s recent posts in their ‘Start Your Business’ section.

Here are the links to the highlighted posts:

6 Recession-Proof Side Hustles You Can Start Today to Bring in Extra Cash

These 3 Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Overcoming E-Commerce Product Launch Obstacles

3 Excellent Ways to Bootstrap Your Startup’s Product Launch

5 Tips for Aspiring Mom Entrepreneurs to Turn Your Startup Dreams Into Reality

Clubhouse Explained and 4 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Find an Invite

Side Hustle Spark 216: “Organize your stuff!” Today’s topic: Make money in your sleep.

My content organization effort continues…

Gotta say, there have been more than a few ‘Oh, yeeaaahhhhh! Forgot about that!’ moments when I revisit the suggestions.

Here is the ‘Let’s get organized! page in progress.

Topic: Passive Income

Side Hustle Spark 215: “Organize your stuff!” Today: Freebies for Side Hustlers

My content organization effort continues…

Here is the ‘Let’s get organized! page in progress.

Gotta say, there have been more than a few ‘Oh, yeeaaahhhhh! Forgot about that!’ moments when I revisit the suggestions.

Topic: Freebies for Side Hustlers

Side Hustle Spark 195: Online Course Tips (startupnation.com)

Slacker that I am, I hadn’t checked back with StartupNation in a long while. As expected, I’d missed plenty.

The info in Dylan Ogline’s post may be old hat to some of you, but I’m thinking there are still folks out there who could use a few basic guidelines, along with this link to 7 Steps to Validate Your Idea for a Profitable Online Course .

A few more highlights from this post:

  • “…it’s a heck of a lot easier to create—and sell—a course on that topic than it is if you’re throwing a course together just because you can.”
  • “…you’re going to be up against powerhouse course creators and learning platforms like Skillshare, LinkedIn Learning and more…make sure you’re creating a tangible, results-driven course.”
  • “you need to be willing to try and fail as fast as humanly possible…That means you need to sell your course idea before you’ve even built it…Create a sales page that demonstrates a clear value and start putting it out there…”

Side Hustle Spark 157: $300 in 21 Ways (Brooks Conkle)

Yesterday, I posted a video reviewing a StartupNation post by Brooks Conkle.

The video promised a follow-up on Brooks’ $300 in 21 Ways post on his own website.

And here is that post, including his YouTube video version.

Side note: I had created a short video steering viewers to the post with a few highlights…and I saw how really non-helpful it was, compared to just directing you to the post-and-video, so I tossed it.

Bottom line lesson for me: Don’t waste visitors’ time.

Lesson 2: Good idea to curate/rethink my own work.

Hope you see progress today.

Forge ahead.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Side Hustle Spark 156: Use video to maximize valuable web content

How Multiple Streams Saved Me Title Slide

A while back, I created a podcast [okay, an audio recording] for an audience of one–myself–to reinforce quality web content from Copyblogger.

Today, I’m posting a video in which I review a startupnation.com article by Brooks Conkle entitled How Multiple Streams of Income Saved Me During Covid-19.

Nothing fancy. Just a digital product you can make to conveniently–and effectively–revisit important content for yourself…or your customers. Added bonus: You’ll sharpen your production skills.

I hope this gives you a few ideas to curate for yourself. Note: Am happy to do this for you.

Side Hustle Spark 138: Super-charge Cyber Monday

Always on the lookout, that’s me.

Okay, okay, this one fell into my lap as I cruised startupnation.com.

So, apologies for dropping the ball on this November 14 post:

6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete on Cyber Monday

But, in case you haven’t tried them out, I don’t think it’s too late to act on a number of these suggestions.

Here are three of the strategies suggested by Keith Shields, but to honor his work and lock in on the necessary details, do click to the article.

  • Create a dedicated CyberMonday landing page.
  • Make your deals easy to share.
  • Extend CyberMonday deals through the week.

Note: Two posts today equals a day off tomorrow for Thanksgiving in the U.S. And really, who’s kidding who… I’m a slacker anyway.

Here’s a counterintuitive sales line: Ignore this site tomorrow and spend time with your special people…and pets.

Side Hustle Spark 136: Experts’ excerpts

I know, I know, that’s a mouthful of a title. Sorry, I just had to. Don’t say it out loud and you should be fine…

Yesterday, I ran across startupnation.com‘s book excerpts section.
Lots of wisdom and experience from smart people in compact portions.

If my eyesight and concentration were ‘at one with each other’, I counted 156 different book excerpts.

Other authors include:
Srinivas Rao
Chris Guillebeau
Jen Sincero
Paul Jarvis

Other titles include:
Applied Empathy
Forging An Ironclad Brand
How We Make Stuff Now

The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed

Reminder: Don’t forget my suggestion in this post. Record yourself reading aloud ‘good stuff’ like these excerpts and listen to them while rearranging the silverware [yeah, like that’s ever going to happen in my house] or walking the dog [and that happens all too regularly].

A thought…An experiment: You give me the content and I’ll create an mp3 or slide show or video for you. [sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com].


NOTE: I’m not trying to throw shiny objects at you. Just alternative options and ideas from people who’ve ‘been there’.


Thanks for checking in.