Side Hustle Spark 267: Side hustlers’ advice and tips galore (A collection of links)

Advice for Side Hustlers

Side Hustle Spark 186: Random, but meaningful advice from Kevin Kelly

Side Hustle Spark 181: Check out themanifest.com

Side Hustle Spark 174–: ‘The Playbook’

Side Hustle Spark 166: More side-hustlers’ tips (Buzzfeed)

Side Hustle Spark 142: Brooks Conkle

Side Hustle Spark 134: Money Tree TV: 100’s of Side Hustle Ideas 

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

Side Hustle Spark 131: Sara Blakely’s 50 Rules for Success

Side Hustle Spark 166: More side-hustlers’ tips (Buzzfeed)

Side Hustle Spark 167: More side-hustler talk from Buzzfeed (but with a twist)

Side Hustle Spark 159 — A Lessons Gold Mine from Side Hustle School

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 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.

Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests at:
sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com


** 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.]

Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests at:
sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com

Suggestion 69: Excerpts from a Pat Flynn-Chris Guillebeau interview

I recently suggested listening to Pat Flynn’s SPI podcast #211 interview of Chris Guillebeau.

I decided as a curator, I needed to step it up a bit so here are some choice excerpts from that 2016 interview:

“…most of what I’ve done has just been consistently putting stuff out, which is what you’ve done as well. I think that is the best long term strategy. You can’t really have a strategy for going viral. It just happens.”

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“If people are asking the same questions, pay attention because it’s showing you a couple of things. It’s showing that people recognize you as this authority in a certain area, and they also have this desire for information that’s valuable to them.”

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“What I did see from these successful people is that they actually tended to make a lot of mistakes. There’s not many career mistakes you can make that you can’t recover from. They made mistakes. They were willing to give up on something and go back to a different path, or a different fork in the road. They were willing to experiment.”

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“One of the best things you can do, I think even if you love your job, is to actively build this side hustle. Even if it’s not making a huge amount of money, what I’ve seen and I’m sure many of your listeners as well, it’s disproportionately satisfying. It’s incredibly rewarding the first time you get $50 in your Paypal or something. It’s just great.”

Pat: “$1.18 in AdSense.  It’s what changed everything for me.”

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“To me the whole goal is not necessarily become a full-time entrepreneur. The whole goal is opportunity and possibility and creating that for yourself.”

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Pat: “As a writer, how do you get into the flow?”

Chris: “I’m not a big fan of, I’m being inspired I guess, or getting into the flow. To me, I’m a big fan of sitting down and okay, now I’m going to get to work. It doesn’t always work that way. I definitely struggle and get stuck with things…”

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“If you’re like, ‘Wow, that sounds great. That’s really big, how do I do that?’ Here’s what you can do. Every single day at the end of the day, you just get out your journal, and you answer a couple of questions. You’re like, “Today, what did I do that gave me energy? What did I do that drained my energy?” This sounds like woo woo question, but it’s actually very practical. If you look at okay, here are the things that made me come alive. How can I do more of that tomorrow?”

Suggestion 68: Past chats between Pat Flynn and Chris Guillebeau

I figure, why not combine the knowledge and experience of two side hustle notables? Here are two of Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcasts featuring Chris Guillebeau.

World Domination and the $100 Startup
How to Know What You Were Born to Do

These episodes [#38 and #211] take us back to 2012 and 2016, but sometimes older content can be more instructive than the newest and latest.

For a quick episode overview, scroll down to the ‘You’ll Learn’ section.

Scroll further for a ‘Download the Transcript’ button.

Suggestion #43: Seek The Third Way [Local Meetings]

Chris Guillebeau is piloting a local groups version of Third Way Meetings.

If you’re interested, click here…

There is also a The Third Way Facebook Group.

What is The Third Way? Here again is the link to his free The Third Way Manifesto and a reader’s guide to his The Money Tree book.

The main points of Chris’s manifesto:

  1. Everyone is an expert at something.
  2. Go from idea to product or service.
  3. Spend as little money as possible.
  4. Launch before you’re ready.
  5. Improve as you go.

Reminder: These aren’t affiliated links. I just want to point you to helpful content from successful folks.

Suggestion #41: Investigate The Third Way [Meetings]

I wanted to get this out so you might be able to squeeze this into your schedule.

The next The Third Way online meeting is Thursday, July 2.

Click here for the invitation.

What is The Third Way? Here again is the link to his free The Third Way Manifesto and a reader’s guide to his The Money Tree book.

The main points of Chris’s manifesto:

  1. Everyone is an expert at something.
  2. Go from idea to product or service.
  3. Spend as little money as possible.
  4. Launch before you’re ready.
  5. Improve as you go.

Reminder: These aren’t affiliated links. I just want to point you to helpful content from successful folks.

Suggestion #40: Get freebies from The Money Tree book site

Chris Guillebeau’s latest book points readers to resources on his website, including The Third Way Manifesto and a reader’s guide to his The Money Tree book.

Reminder: These aren’t affiliated links. I just want to point you to helpful content from successful folks.

Challenge: Give even a single minute to an item and nail down some positive lesson, additional link, or reminder.

Okay, I’ll do that riiiiight now with the manifesto…

There! During that 60 seconds, I scanned the three-page manifesto [big font size…I liked that.] and these points popped out at me.

  • Don’t be vague—tell people exactly what you’re offering,
    why it will help them, and how they can buy it.
  • Launch before you’re ready and improve as you go.

Had I come across these points before? Yep. Still, they were valuable reminders to not get stuck on the small details and occasionally keep a ‘minimum viable product’ mentality.