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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

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03:17 min | Last week

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Hi this is Keri from Singapore. . I've been listening to the show since reading your first book, , the Hundred Dollar Startup. . I'm always inspired by the stories in the show in find your vice practical in positive. . So thanks for that. . Side hustles a brand called happy cups which are biodegradable party cups that have colorful cheerful designs. . One of the main goes in the other. . Does, , my sister designed in launch the product Amazon. . Since it is a new product have many reviews yet in sales or slow. . You've let her family and friends know has set up Amazon campaign advertise products. . Also started instagram account at happy cubs party but our new to digital marketing. . So my question is, , how do we advertise a new product on Amazon? ? Thanks in a hope your suggestions. . Carry congratulations to you and your sister moving forward with this project. . It sounds really cool. . I also like the design a lot if our listeners to see it, , go look at the instagram account that is at happy. Cups . Party once again. . So my thought here is just starting with that account and then looking at the Amazon listing also <hes>. . So this is very new like you just started at least at the time I'm recording this answer. . So it's very new, , just a few posts and followers on that account, , which is totally okay. . This is a good time to think about this. . And my thought is having just mentioned that instagram account I. . Don't think I would focus my efforts on social media at all like you're selling biodegradable party cups. . which are something people purchase a lot I love the fact that they have the colorful cheerful designs. . But I don't think social media is necessarily the way to succeed here I. Think . just. . Going to follow an account that just features photos, , party cups even though they are really nice looking photos. . I think the way to succeed is on keyword research listing optimization. . There's an enormous community of people who are selling on Amazon trying to understand fulfillment by Amazon, , and third party selling because the stakes are high as I'm sure you're aware if you can be one of those first listings for pretty much any product that sells on A. . Even a decent amount of volume that can be a lot of sales. . Okay. . So I would focus all on that too when I say focus what I mean is go and do a lot of reading. . Okay. . So there's a few resources you're probably familiar with seller central on Amazon. . If you're not check that out very detailed forum, , lots of post lots of resources they're also on read it, , read it fulfillment by Amazon a suburb that has a lot of people asking lots of questions riding case studies. . People helping each other out because they're all different industries there's not really competition. . There's also a big facebook group <hes> Amazon Sellers Group. . So just look for that Amazon dot sellers dot grew for I'm sure if you search for it on Facebook, , you'll find it actually has sixty thousand members so I would spend a lot of time in these forums and threads. . Really Understanding as I said, keyword , research listing optimization. . This can be kind of analytical logical work. . So between your sister and you I'd ask I'd ask which one is better at that which one of you prefers that kind of work. . Ideally, , one of you could focus more on product and the other one would be learning about this because honestly, , if you can improve your Amazon search results, that's , going to be far more effective and having a lot of social followers. . People are searching every day for Party cups and your objective your goal is to be one of those first results that shows up. .

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Fresh update on "side hustle school" discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

02:01 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "side hustle school" discussed on Side Hustle School

"Enjoyed so much hearing from listeners all over the world who are starting different projects trying to find a way to live about this side hustle life in their own fashion. We have people with all different kinds of objectives from people who are trying to make a lot of money fulltime entrepreneurs people who are trying to quit their day job. People were just building up financial savings or paying off debt or just kind of exploring, and that's okay too. So I feel very fortunate to. Connect with with you, our listener and with everybody else out there as well. My hope is to always provide helpful information lots of resources tips maybe just encouragement as well to know that you're not out there alone right lots of people as I said, are trying to do this in different ways. Now, today's collar comes to us from the UK He'll be graduating soon with a degree in sport and exercise science, and he's wondering about how to use this to his advantage in marketing coaching service. And some parts of the traditional role of employment It's pretty clear what benefits a college degree conveys. It might be required to get a job at certain companies or in certain industries if nothing else that can get you in the door for an interview but naturally, in the world of self-employment, the benefits are less clear. Doesn't mean your education is not valuable it might be highly valuable, it might even be critical, but those benefits are not conveyed automatically. The way they might be if you follow a more traditional path. So that's what he's wondering about. How can you put that education on display in a relevant manner to improve your marketing and help you attract clients in the coaching space? It's a really great question. I'll bring it to you after this message from our sponsor. This episode is brought to you by the newly updated myriad voi- business. American Express card. In the travel world these days hotels are doing everything they can to get people to come back because you know. So many folks have not been traveling. One of the things they're doing is increasing the incentives on their credit card offers. Now, this of course can work out really well for consumers because with this offer, you can earn one hundred, thousand Mary at Bond. Boy Points also up to one hundred and fifty dollars in statement credits, and here's the really cool thing complimentary Mary bond void platinum elite status for one full year. This is the strongest offer ever had on their business card. So check it out and apply if you're eligible just go to US dot com slash bond boy that's baen boy B. O. N.. B.. O.. Y.. Hi Chris, my name is Jacob and I'm from the UK of listened to the show for a few months. Now, my side hustle is I want to be a nutrition performance coach. So my question for you is, how can you use a degree or qualification to your advantage while running a side hustle in a years time I will call sport and exercise. Science degree but I feel this May or go to waste if I end up working for myself, not working for another employer. Just wanted how I might be able to use this of qualification to my advantage and how to make an impact in a highly competitive industry where no one really knows about. Is. Jacob what's up? Thanks so much for listening. Thank you for the question I, congratulations on reaching the final year of your education. For that Sport and Exercise Science Degree and I, love this question because I feel like a lot of people probably have it or if they haven't formulated this question, it's still quite relevant to them like if they're listening in, they're like I'm actually in school right now or I finished my education a while back but I'm not sure how it applies to the marketing on my. Side Hustle. Well, this is relevant. So I think what is most important in this question is to separate a few different topics. Okay, and so we're kind of conflicting things together here formal education degree. Let's just say education in general but here we're talking about formal education and your degree that certificate whatever that qualification is the qualifications themselves like broadly speaking what qualifies someone to undertake. Or to be hired as a coach for some other form of service and then lastly authority. And the last one I think is the most important in terms of marketing a service everything comes down to authority and what you need to do here in the situation with you know where you're coming a competitive industry. That got this training. That is relevant if I go and get a job but how do I make it relevant? You know in the side Hustle and I think it's all about communication right? Because we know that it's going to be relevant you've undertaken this training it's going to be very helpful but how do you then communicate that to a potential client? So, let's take a hypothetical say if Jacob had been coaching and Olympic team for the past twenty years instead of growing up. And they had just won the gold medal somewhere like nobody's going to care about his degree. In that case, his authority comes from being the coach of that Olympic winning team. If he had testimonial from David Beckham saying Jacob is the best coach I've ever had then once again, nobody would care about his degree. But because Jacob doesn't yet have those qualifications those are coming in the future. A degree can be part of demonstrating his skill and competence and I think that is the key point as you write your copy as you think about, how do I develop the narrative pitch the offer that I am presenting to people I think you should always lead with not leading with. Here's the piece of paper that I got. Here's the degree. It's like here's why I'm qualified to get you the best possible results, and then that's when your degree comes after that while I went to study sport exercise science because I'm highly motivated and I wanted to learn in a systematic manner. and. Here you're kind of implying like I didn't want to just watch some youtube videos or I. I always really liked exercising myself but. A lot of coaches make the mistake of assuming that their clients are motivated in the same way that they are, and so I really wanted to make sure I understood the science of physiology and psychology, and because again I want to get you the best possible results I. think that's the that's the angle. So to cycle back where we started Jacob, says like I don't want my education to go waster I'm worried it's going to go to waste forget the precise phrase I would say it's not going to go to waste just make sure you think of it in terms of authority because that's what clients. Want. That's what they're looking for when they're trying to figure out WHO's going to be my coach who's going to be my trainer or to help me go to the next level of whatever on trying to accomplish. I. Hope that is helpful. Good luck with your final year union and listeners. If you have a question at come to satisfy school dot com slash questions, we will feature them throughout the rest of the year perhaps beyond we'll see. Along with updates, mother listeners as they grow their projects. As I said, I love doing this I'm so fortunate to connect with you. So thank you for listening. Sure your subscribed you can do so wherever you get your podcast, my name is Chris. This is side Hustle School. 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My product is selling on Amazon  but how can I get more attention?

Side Hustle School

03:18 min | Last week

My product is selling on Amazon but how can I get more attention?

"Hi this is Keri from Singapore. I've been listening to the show since reading your first book, the Hundred Dollar Startup. I'm always inspired by the stories in the show in find your vice practical in positive. So thanks for that. Side hustles a brand called happy cups which are biodegradable party cups that have colorful cheerful designs. One of the main goes in the other. Does, my sister designed in launch the product Amazon. Since it is a new product have many reviews yet in sales or slow. You've let her family and friends know has set up Amazon campaign advertise products. Also started instagram account at happy cubs party but our new to digital marketing. So my question is, how do we advertise a new product on Amazon? Thanks in a hope your suggestions. Carry congratulations to you and your sister moving forward with this project. It sounds really cool. I also like the design a lot if our listeners to see it, go look at the instagram account that is at happy. Cups Party once again. So my thought here is just starting with that account and then looking at the Amazon listing also So this is very new like you just started at least at the time I'm recording this answer. So it's very new, just a few posts and followers on that account, which is totally okay. This is a good time to think about this. And my thought is having just mentioned that instagram account I. Don't think I would focus my efforts on social media at all like you're selling biodegradable party cups. which are something people purchase a lot I love the fact that they have the colorful cheerful designs. But I don't think social media is necessarily the way to succeed here I. Think just. Going to follow an account that just features photos, party cups even though they are really nice looking photos. I think the way to succeed is on keyword research listing optimization. There's an enormous community of people who are selling on Amazon trying to understand fulfillment by Amazon, and third party selling because the stakes are high as I'm sure you're aware if you can be one of those first listings for pretty much any product that sells on A. Even a decent amount of volume that can be a lot of sales. Okay. So I would focus all on that too when I say focus what I mean is go and do a lot of reading. Okay. So there's a few resources you're probably familiar with seller central on Amazon. If you're not check that out very detailed forum, lots of post lots of resources they're also on read it, read it fulfillment by Amazon a suburb that has a lot of people asking lots of questions riding case studies. People helping each other out because they're all different industries there's not really competition. There's also a big facebook group Amazon Sellers Group. So just look for that Amazon dot sellers dot grew for I'm sure if you search for it on Facebook, you'll find it actually has sixty thousand members so I would spend a lot of time in these forums and threads. Really Understanding as I said, keyword research listing optimization. This can be kind of analytical logical work. So between your sister and you I'd ask I'd ask which one is better at that which one of you prefers that kind of work. Ideally, one of you could focus more on product and the other one would be learning about this because honestly, if you can improve your Amazon search results, that's going to be far more effective and having a lot of social followers. People are searching every day for Party cups and your objective your goal is to be one of those first results that shows up.

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Should I provide a guarantee for my real estate photography service?

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02:31 min | 2 weeks ago

Should I provide a guarantee for my real estate photography service?

"Chris this is Cathy. Thanks for all the helpful in full you provide on the show. In your book, the Hundred Dollar Startup you wrote about the power of an unconditional guarantee. and. You also said that it's better to have no guarantee at all in a week one which makes sense. But in my case, I'm starting to do real estate photography. I can't figure out what's better. If I offer an unconditional, no limits guarantee you my service anyone can take advantage of it. Say Home. I take photos of doesn't sell real estate agent could come back to me and ask for their money back. But. Then I worry if I don't offer some guarantee, the agents will wonder why they should hire me. Many of them do their own photos and they're not great but they seem to work well enough for them. My overthinking. What should I offer as my money back guarantee if anything? Hey there, Cathy thank you so much. Congratulations on getting into this field definitely an exciting time for it as mentioned and as for whether you're overthinking thinking maybe a little bit I don't think that there's a wrong way here. When I mentioned that the principle that Kathy's referring to is you either have like an amazing guarantee that's unconditional and like it's GonNa Rock your world and Change Your Life or I don't get paid or you just don't have any guaranteed because I think a week money-back guarantee actually diminishes the value of the brands. It actually reduces trust rather than. The whole guaranteed just to kind of provide that reassurance. But for this kind of business, you know it's a service business that is based entirely on relationships, and so your goal isn't just to get one real estate agent to hire you for one listing your goal is to build that relationship. So you can keep working for them over and over, and ultimately the trust in your relationship is probably more important than the wording on your website about the guarantee and and also I, think. The photographer is not guaranteeing the House will sell you know there's lots of factors associated with that I, mean your your services to provide the photos. So you WANNA provide really photos you want to check and make sure they like them does the agent like the photos perhaps the clients, the home seller do they like the photos so great you know. If somebody really isn't happy at some point. Then maybe just to maintain the relationship, you could refund a portion of the, but I honestly don't think that's going to be much of an issue much more important to think about building those relationships and getting those jobs and moving forward.

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I set up my email list  now what??

Side Hustle School

03:39 min | 2 weeks ago

I set up my email list now what??

"I Chris. This is John From Phoenix and I've been listening to the show for a couple of years. Now, I signed up for male chimp have been enjoying the process of getting set up. I, put it off for a while because I was worried about the tech part of it. But it's easier than I thought. It would be I wrote a welcome message and figuring out how to add the code to my sight. So that's great. But now comes to the next step how to get people to actually want to be the list. I've thought about offering some kind of free bonus if they sign up but I don't know what it would be any ideas. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Great. Thanks so much John congratulations on getting the site set up and signed up for male champion Cetera. And by the listeners pay attention to what John said. He's like I thought it was gonNA be difficult. I put it off because I was worried about the tech part of it but it turned out to be easier than I thought. Okay. So there's a good lesson for somebody right away but and just so our listeners didn't miss out. Let's recap those first steps because I john had to sign up for an email list service. In his case he chose Malcolm there are lots of others. Then He created a welcome message that can be sent everybody who joins the list it's like, Hey, thanks so much for joining. You know here's what you can expect. Here's what? Here's the product that I'm offering the service that I'm offering or the topic that I'm sharing expertise on. Whatever it is, then the email service whether it's male chamber convert kit or some other company, they'll give you a snippet of code little. You copy and paste, and you install that on your site so that the email form show up. Okay. So just WANNA make sure everybody gets that so far so good. Now, what because that's that's the extent. That's the whole extent of the tech work. Now comes the hard work and the fun part. It gets hard work. It's fun both so now you WanNa make a list of everything you can do to encourage people to join in that list. The first thing John mentioned was, should I have some kind of bonus or incentive That's a good idea, and John didn't mention what kind of site he has created. So it's hard to advise specifically usually at something related to the topic or some kind of some kind of information that people would benefit from. So it's genuinely helpful and useful not just something you're trying to sell. You could also consider a discount on your first purchase if it's an e commerce business if you're trying to sell various items. You can ask your friends and family to sign up nothing wrong with that. Right to your friends and family and say I made this. You know it would help me if you sign up for my newsletter. Number Four. Make it clear on your website email list is really important. As you're writing your copy don't bury the email list sign up like make sure it's front and center. On the about page mentioned the email list. Just, really prioritize that this is a key action you went vistors to take and then lastly. You wrote the welcome message. That's great but you want to write more messages and you can use the next few. To also be helpful in some way, and you can write these messages once and set them up in a sequence. So it's called a drip campaign or an auto responder sequence. To where your subscribers will automatically get them over the time period that you set up. Now, these are different from broadcast messages which go out to whoever's on the list at any time. But the welcome sequence goes out based on a scheduled you set she might say, okay at the welcome message on Day One. And then day to it's like, Oh, here are some tips and day three. It's like here's a case study orbiting sample. She create a sequence that can go out to people based on whatever they sign up. So hopefully, those things will help as I said, focus much more on this kind of stuff then on that first part of things. As Jonah's experienced many of our listeners as well. It doesn't have to be that hard the tech part of it you want to focus your efforts on marketing.

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How to convert non-paying students into customers?

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02:54 min | 3 weeks ago

How to convert non-paying students into customers?

"Hi this is Ron from Egypt and I've been listening to this show since last year. I'm thinking about starting a side hustle where I teach software development through an apprenticeship model rather than traditional classes or online courses. Following the tradition of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. I did this in for me without fees and students lose the momentum after a few months. It takes about a year of serious study to transition from a fresh graduate two professional. I feel bad. When someone drops my efforts are wasted. I think if students pay the fee, they would be more committed. And reward my. My questions are is this a good idea? How do I? George How do I convert Mayan themed current students to paying apprentices. Thank you. Thank you so much for listening from Egypt that's very cool and I, love what you're doing. So you're on the right track. I. Think what needs to happen here though is you're going to need to do some segmentation. Okay. So so ron is right a lot of the nonpaying students. You know they're never going to pay like some of them will drop out they won't. They won't follow through the course. Okay and many of them will not convert to paying customers. So that is correct. But some will and so that's the group to focus on. Now, how do you figure out who is in which grip? Well, I would say don't offer several months free training. It seems like run is giving lot here, which is very kind of him but. I would offer a few sessions maybe or even maybe just one big session you know, and then if they want to continue then they pay right because this is valuable especially with the field. So software development, that's a skill that can pay dividends for them at least for the ones who see it through and the ones who are diligent study. So I think that's how you separate people. The model of offering a free class or two as an introduction is timeless. It's like the Italian renaissance that Ron talks about and in a place like Egypt get a lot of takers. So you make sure those introductory sessions whether it's one or multiple. You make sure that they are truly helpful yet. Also, you highlight how much more there is to learn, which is why they should consider investing in a longer training. Now as I said a lot of them won't do it but I think some will and that's the key point. So from there, you have a few options of how people can pay to continue, and ideally what you want them to do is commit to a full term or apprenticeship. So I think that's a good model, but if not, maybe there's a second option to where they can pay for occasional lessons or workshops. But whatever you do, I think it starts with segmenting the audience by doing less free training, not eliminating it altogether but doing less of that free work. And then trying to introduce the paid process sooner rather than months or even potential years down the road.

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Do I have to sell as a SAAS?

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03:22 min | 3 weeks ago

Do I have to sell as a SAAS?

"Hi Chris. This is Diana from Columbus and I've been listening to the show since episode number one. I'm starting an online service and I'm wondering about my pricing as you probably know over the past few years, the SASS model software as a service has become increasingly common where the pricing is always monthly or annually instead of just paying a one time fee but I'm put off by the idea of forcing people to get another subscription. It seems like it's Harder to convince people to commit to that. Instead of paying a one time fee don't get me wrong. I like the idea of recurring revenue. I just think that maybe I should go the other way when everyone else seems to be doing the same thing what are your thoughts on this thanks Chris and I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Hey Diana thank you so much and congratulations on your new service. Look forward to hearing more about that, and this is a great question because anybody who is starting a service and online service. Especially Service, it's not just one off. It's something that people will continue to access. This is something that they're facing. How do I decide about my pricing and so to your point to Diana's point of where she says, you know maybe I should go the other way when everyone else seems to be doing the same thing. So overall, a big fan of that philosophy. I think there's a lot of things you can do in life by constantly asking okay. Everybody's doing this one thing what is Either the opposite or a third way something that people are missing etcetera. But I would say when you're thinking about your online service, like keep in mind why so many companies do this like why do they price that way? Because it works it allows them to be less dependent on the sales of any particular period like if you got a down month while you still have this money coming in from customers who signed up long ago, I, it allows them to forecast revenue far into the future it allows them to pay for upgrades features, and for customer support I think that's one of their main arguments, lot of these companies while we have to actually support this software. So we might actually losing money on someone who pays once, but then requires a lot of support, for example. So for a lot of businesses pricing on some kind of recurring basis whether it's monthly or annually like I mentioned, sometimes there's an option for either you can get a discount if you pay annually that very often good decision. But of course, let's be fair. That's not what she's wondering. She's wondering is it the only way and my answer to that is no of course not like you know if you want to sell your service with a one off fee. You could argue that might actually be attractive to potential customers who are just like she says, you know tired of all the subscriptions, I totally get it. So this is not a perfect analogy but whenever I'm looking at the APP store on my phone, I see different games available on thinking Oh maybe I'll try out this game. One thing that I'm really put off by is all of the in-app purchases and so many games these days are like. One dollar two dollars to buy the game or maybe it's even free but you're going to be bombarded with all these requests for in-app purchases. I would much rather finding game. That's you know ten dollars or twenty dollars pay wants and not have to deal with that in APP purchase thing. Okay. So as I said, not a perfect analogy, but there definitely would be people who are attracted to the idea of. Just be aware of all the benefits of the SAS model. So lots of compelling reasons to use that model, but there is certainly no requirement to do. So you always gotta do works for you.

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Help! My website images keep disappearing

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02:48 min | 3 weeks ago

Help! My website images keep disappearing

"This is frank. From Philadelphia I'm glad a friend suggested that I listened to your show last year. I recently started a blog about caring for elderly pets. I'm enjoying the process of writing posts and I can see the stats, but some people are already finding the site from Google searches. The next step is to develop a consulting offer or some kind of information product, but I have a weird problem. The images on some of my posts have disappeared. They look fine when I first published them. But now there's just a big empty box where the image should be i. have no idea what I did. How can I fix it? Thanks for Your Health Frank. What's up? Thank you so much for listening. Glad to know that the blog is starting well. With this one exception of this pesky problem. All right. So yes I think we might actually have a solution for you here despite the fact that I don't normally tech support you know as mentioned but probably what has happened you because I've had this problem myself and a lot of bloggers and anybody who's building a website for the first time I experienced this. Probably what has happened here is one of two things something has changed with where you are storing those images like where the images are actually hosted. Or with the link itself. So the link to those images that you put into wordpress or squarespace or. Whatever interface you're using There's always a place where you put your tax, and then if you want to put an image, you can upload it there, and then there's some code that says, here's the link on this page going look at this image, right? So. What you WANNA do is looking at interface whether it's wordpress or something else. See where the link is going to the image and then copy and paste it in another tab and your browser to see if the images are there. So from there. If you still don't see it at that link, it means something is wrong with that location where the image is supposed to be. Okay. So it's no longer there for whatever reason it's what you WanNa do is try re uploading the images and see if they work now. So whether it's wordpress or something else in whatever interface you use, there's usually a media library or similar where you can add images. So I would say first of all is Adam again and see if it works now. Now. What if it's the other way around what if you click that link or copy and paste that link and you do see the image but you just don't see it on your website it's that big empty box it means something wrong with link itself. Okay. So you might have the wrong formatting in the code that tells your website to show people those nice images. In fact, a common problem in wordpress still do this sometimes is I forget the ATP Colin Forward Slash. Ford slash the little syntax needs to go in front of the links. That's one of those things where if you just kind of browsing the web, you don't think about it a whole lot but once you start making a webpage need to make sure to include that. So it could be something else in which case you need somebody else's help. But I feel pretty confident that it's one of those two things.

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Can I use other people's recipes for my ebook for children?

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02:50 min | Last month

Can I use other people's recipes for my ebook for children?

"Chris, Calloway from Sydney Australia. I be listening to your show right from the beginning our unemployed. I did work in between I'm unemployed. Now again, I've tried several side hustles over the years I haven't managed to monetize. Miss yet I've tried a book club and Dane Grip I, had some success. I've started a youtube channel Foodie phonics, lessons, children, and have a few thought of his. What most recently have self published an evil children. My question is am I, able to use recipes that I find on the intimate and rename them for use in book at the back so that I can use the link for readers to contact me and the floor to your response to them. Thanks for gration cheese. Hey, thank you so much for listening. Thank you for calling in and good work on continuing to try different stuff. It takes a while and then that's that's okay. I love the idea of the Youtube Channel for food phonics lessons. Let's talk about your question. So can you use other people's recipes essentially and kind of rename them a bit It's a bit of a grey area because. A lot of recipes are are very common here. So there's not a lot of difference between let's say some standard recipes. Okay. But other recipes are created by chef. And there is proprietary work that goes into that. So the best safest answer is that you would need to contact the recipes author or creator for permission to use it in this way unless it's clearly something that is in the public domain. Okay now, that said, a lot of recipes as I mentioned are pretty simple. Okay. Are Pretty simple are pretty common or just handed down over the years and such. So if you're making souffles or castle as or something that's either complicated or somewhat unique, I was trying to think like what is unique to Australia and I did some googling and I read about fairy kick which I don't know a lot about even though I have been to Australia many times and love that country but very cake because the thing Australia. So anything that is complicated or somewhat unique. Where a chef is clearly create that recipe and that is something you definitely shouldn't borrow like that belongs to them however since so many recipes are rudimentary and copied over and over for those I think you'd be okay with putting your own twist on it and renaming it as you suggest except perhaps calicut half cows magical mackin sheep's. Or. farm-to-table Foodie phonics fruit salad I'm just providing some names here feel free to borrow these. You can still these or Foodie phonics vary bread maybe it's actually very bread not very kick now that I'm thinking about this more but whatever it is very bread you call it Cudi phonics ferry bread, and perhaps tweak the recipe a little bit i. think that's okay. That's a little bit different than just wholesale. Copying recipe somewhere and putting it in your own yearbook.

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How can I increase traffic to my tarot reading website?

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03:44 min | Last month

How can I increase traffic to my tarot reading website?

"Hi Chris My name is Daniele from Centennial Colorado. I'm actually new to the show but very excited to incorporate the podcast side-hustle broke into some ideas have been working on my side hustle is doing Tarot into readings. It's something I've been playing with for a few years and I've done some live readings that different groups and I get great feedback I would love. To have people book sessions more regularly. I set everything up I've not add it to my website I have link to a page where they can vote their own sessions. I've created a newsletter I've got testimonials I've posted on social media and crickets. So my question is asking if you have any tips or insights on getting people to see my site and to book sessions. I would really appreciate it. I know that being seen is going to be one of the best ways. I did just book foods at a local metaphysical fair for. February. But anything besides that. If you can give me insights, I would love it and I look forward to hearing from you and thank you so much. Danielle, what's up? Thank you so much for listening and for calling in as well. Now, this is a great topic because I said. So many of our listeners essentially have the same question. For whatever their business is and you know just just to be clear first and foremost there's not a pithy answer and there's one thing I can say thirty seconds it's going to solve the problem. The. Question. That Danielle is asking, how can I get more customers? This is not just something that a lot of side hustlers went to. No I mean this is something that a lot of small business owners and executives at major corporations want to know and many of those big companies have entire sales and marketing teams devoted to customer acquisition Seo. Sometimes, they pay agencies a lot of money to come up with a creative campaign all in hopes of doing the same thing essentially that Danielle and maybe you wants to do, which is bring more traffic to your website or otherwise acquire more customers. So. On the third, way calls that I've been doing a pretty much every other Thursday for anybody who's interested in the third group model that I wrote about in the money tree, which if you don't know what that is, it's essentially. People like you who are all trying to start an income generating project I do these calls and we spent a lot of time looking at different situations and brainstorming a group about individuals. So for Y'all specifically like if we were going to call in and look at this, we probably pull up her website. I took a quick little look. Her website consists almost entirely of a way to book her to hire her for her Tarot reading. Service. which is a good thing. Of course, that's what she wants to do but my concern, therefore, my suggestion unless you wanted to do that unless you already knew who I want to hire on Y'all already pre sold on it there's not really any reason to go to her site and you also probably wouldn't find it unless she told you about it or somebody else told you about it. So my number one suggestion again, recognizing that this is a long term goal should probably try. Some other things too but my number one suggestion would be to add some more helpful content to this website. Give people something for free give them a reason to visit the site. So I don't know a lot about Terro- what do I need to know what is essential? What are the top ten surprising facts about it? What are the misconceptions about it who can benefit from a reading? Do I need to prepare somehow mean those are just some of the questions that I had. Just kind of thinking talking my head maybe even. A list of resources which I do say she has a she has some resources in links on our site, but maybe just kind of building that out more be a little bit more helpful than just hire me and not to say, you shouldn't have to hire me there. That should be there should be front and center. Absolutely. But if you want to grow your website ultimately, you're gonNA need to provide people reasons to come to your website besides just that one reason of hiring you.

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How can I find companies to sponsor my podcast?

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03:40 min | Last month

How can I find companies to sponsor my podcast?

"Hi, Chris this is rod from Omaha. And I've been listening to this show for over a year. Thanks for the helpful content. Planning to start a podcast and I want to do it seriously but maybe not professionally, but I want to plan well, then do everything I can to recruit inactive audience that will be attractive to sponsors. But what do I need to know in? How do I find those sponsors do I find them in advance or only after the audiences more established fact? Rogge what's up? Thank you so much for listening. Thanks for the question and I am excited about your podcast. Really glad to know that you're planning to take it seriously. You know not everything has to be professionally as you said, but to take it seriously, I think that is admirable. So let's talk a bit about sponsorship. Your question specifically is, what do you need to know? How do you find the sponsors? Do you find them in advance or later? So on that last point if it's important to have sponsors When the show launches most likely, you'll need to partner with a podcast network or distributor who will license and distribute your show. Now, this is changing by the month because I realized the follow up question is okay who are those people? Where do I find them while it's changing by the month? It's a very fast moving industry but a few well-known podcast networks at the moment include wondering Pushkin Industries, and cadence thirteen where side-hustle school has hosted. Now, in recent times, streaming services like spotify have also gotten in the game by producing and distributing their own podcast as well. Now, I just named a few of the bigger ones there, but there's also a lot of others as well. Assuming. You aren't going through a company like that, which is kind of like working with a traditional publisher for your book like there are pros and cons to it. So assuming you're not doing that, then you'll really need to focus more on building up your subscriber base before sponsors will be interested. And then once audience established. That's when you want to start looking for the sponsors a great place to start. Once you have a good number of downloads let's say five to ten thousand per episode more is Mid Roll. She can look at mid roll dot com they produce podcast of their own, but also sell ads on a commission basis for lots of other podcasts and as the other companies I mentioned mid roll is not the only option. So when you search fine podcast sponsors in Google or wherever you might find several other networks that do the same thing. Now lastly, in addition to those networks because let's say you're starting off and podcast is going well but you don't have really big numbers while you can still approach brands directly if there's companies that might be a good fit or you can invite them to approach you directly. So how do you do that? Well on your podcast website which you should have a website by the way include a prominent page called sponsor INFO or sponsor this podcast something like that. And I think if you don't have a ton of downloads, this is a good entry point because you can try to sell some other unique characteristic about your podcast. For example, it might be a small tight knit community that isn't ever going to have a huge listenership in terms of just the raw numbers, but this community is very loyal and it's in need of services that a sponsor could provide. So I've known a lot of smaller podcasters who have had. The same sponsor is often for years who have just really believed in in the podcast and they have kind of forced this good relationship between. The company, the PODCAST, her and the audience, and all without going through a network, which, of course, by nature and network is a middleman and there's commission involved and all that kind of stuff. So if you different options there, but I think overall whatever you do. The most important thing is building an audience like focus always on your audience focus on what can I do to create a great podcast? What can I do to provide valuable helpful content because that is the foundation for any relationship whether you're trying to work with a network trying to get your ad sold by distributor or trying to connect sponsors directly focused on your audience.

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Can I make a different video about dogs every day for a year?

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03:55 min | Last month

Can I make a different video about dogs every day for a year?

"Hi Chris, this is Shaun from San Diego and I've been listening since episode one and I think I've finally found my side hustle idea. What if I make a video every day for a year what would happen I have an idea to teach people about corgis. It's my favorite kind of dog through a lot of Corgi lovers out there and I was inspired by the guy who blocked fish tanks instead of blogging, I'm thinking of making a series of videos and because side-hustle school is daily, I'd also like to make different video every day for a year but just all about Corgis is this a good idea and what do you think will happen if I do that? Thanks Sean. Thank you so much for the question. Interesting idea for sure I've never heard this one before daily video series all about not just dogs but specific kind of dog. So leave the discussion about corgis themselves for now. I WANNA focus more on the broad question here Sean specifically asks what if I make video every day for a year what will happen. I think what? He's thinking I've kind of fallen into this trap myself. It's not necessarily a trap but what's going to break it down I? Think what he's thinking is okay. If I make a different video every day for a year, it might start small but over time more and more people are going to be watching and then like month one month to month three as as I move toward know corgi video number three, hundred and sixty, five all of a sudden there's going to be a huge audience of Corky. Lovers all watching and just anticipating as video, etc. so that may happen. Okay. So first of all, it may happen and it is good to be consistent and it can definitely help not just in terms of building the audience, but also you yourself like if you're trying to get in the habit of regularly publishing something or just again being consistent that can help but I think it is a trap to think that automatically the audience is going to build often with these things i. think this was true a lot when. When everybody was live streaming every single day. During the beginning of the COVID nineteen season and I've done life streaming myself. I'M GONNA keep doing it I. Think it's a great way to interact with folks but notice that like in the beginning of that season, like a lot of people started doing who weren't doing it before and I did see a lot of growth but then like often what happens is it just declines after a while which can feel demotivating because. You're like Hey I'm here I show up. I'm here every day or however often it is. Why did people stop watching? I think we just have to remember that people have busy lives and they're not necessarily going to be committed to you know coming every day or whatever the pattern is like you have to make it worth their while you have to always say what's in it for that other person to make that commitment. So doing something over and over consistently can't be a good path to building more traction, but you could also do that over and over and not see those results. So just keep that in mind remember that classic definition of insanity right is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results and I often think about this. I'm sure a lot of people have heard of the ten thousand hour theory which Malcolm. Glad well popularized. I'm a fan of. His books but I think there is a critique of Allah critique of that theory. which is you can spend ten thousand hours doing something and still not have much to show for it. You know, yes the Beatles practice pretend thousand hours and had all these experiences playing in Germany before they got big and the UK and then America, and beyond. But lots of other bands can practice for ten thousand dollars and not the Beatles. and. So we can talk about that for a long time, but I think the idea just doing it doesn't necessarily guarantee success. So to get back to Sean, I would say it's definitely worth a try but the bigger question is to ask what can I do to help educate the world about Corgis or whatever my topic is, but we're talking about Sean and hopefully build my authority as the Corgi guy and so if you think about that question and the answer might lead to that daily video series, but it just as might well lead to something else. Okay. So don't let them medium or format drive your process don't let that medium or format lead the. Way, you know focus on the topic focus on what you want to communicate and be open to different mediums or formats as you go.

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How to go from farmers market to grocery store?

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03:58 min | 2 months ago

How to go from farmers market to grocery store?

"Hey there Chris. My name is Joe I'm from Iowa City and I've been listening to the show for a couple of years now. I'm still enjoying the ponds. I started baking more during the pandemic and then I decided to try hosting a booth at my local farmer's market. I've been my Vegan bars there for two months and the response is fantastic. I mean everyone loves them and they're sold out every week. Part of me likes the idea of ramping up been seeing how I can achieve more distribution. But I also have no. Idea how to do that. I'm just a one person operation and don't have a budget to move to a commercial kitchen. Hire anyone how can I grow without over investing? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Joe What's up. Thanks so much man. Really, glad to hear your message and yes, we do try to keep it punted mental around here just taking care of business. Now, I have not started baking much myself during this pandemic, but I have eaten a lot of delicious baked goods I will say that I am trying to take one for the team. Fortunately I've also been running more. So it kind of offsets it at least that's how I rationalize it. Now as for Scaling Up, let's talk about these bars. I'm actually working on a dedicated classroom episode specifically about growing a food and beverage. Side Hustle. Because this industry really does present some unique challenges at least compared to growing your APP or your e book or a lot of other things even some other physical products because you food and beverage there's a lot more regulation. There's a safety issue and there's just like a freshness issue and how do you ship it? How do you transport it? It's a lot more complexity. Doesn't mean it I can't work. Of course over the years we have featured a number of people who have really done. Well, it's just one of those things kind of goes from being really simple at a base level like you know making those bars taking them to the farmers market to sell to a much increase level of complexity. than. Move to commercial kitchen or outsource to a CO packer who will follow your recipe to make the product in bulk, and the thing is like most people in this space. If you are going to grow this kind of business at a certain point, you do have to make a couple of key decisions about that because you can't just keep working harder all the time. In fact, a lot of people end up getting burned out and I don't even mean that in a pun mental way they actually just get really exhausted because they start to see initial success and then like there's more demand for their product, you know just like, Joe, saying is. Sold out, and so they just try to keep doing more and more. And you can instantly scale your labor. So. If you don't want to go that route, which of course is totally acceptable. Either way you know couple of ideas. If you don't to go that route, you might consider setting up a second booth at a different farmer's market like in the same area perhaps a bit further away assuming there's more than one in your area and they may be alternating between the two. So in one town, the farmers market is on Wednesday and then the next town over you know it's going to be on Thursday and they do that because a lot of the vendors overlap. You. Could also offer home delivery or perhaps pick up at your home if you're comfortable doing that maybe one day a week or something maybe it's on Saturday afternoon or whatever space is being taken with your day job and the farmers market and anything else. You could offer catering for offices and events as they slowly begin to come back. So there are some ways to expand without going down that route of exploring commercial kitchens and Co packers, etc.. But at a certain point, you kind of have to make that decision like am I going to go down that path growth or just decide? This is cool. You know where it is right now. Or perhaps, there could be a third path. You know I'm all about the third path. Maybe the third path is this project inspires something else maybe Joe goes from saying you know what I? Didn't think I could ever do this thing at the farmer's market, but it's going really well, maybe it's given me a totally different idea entirely. So. The choice is yours just be careful in trying to grow food business and doing everything yourself because it will get pretty difficult pretty quickly.

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How do I market to my personal network?

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04:20 min | 2 months ago

How do I market to my personal network?

"Hi Chris. This is Angie Cheung from Los Angeles California I've been listening to the show for about a year. Now it's really helped catalyze the launch of my recent stem coloring book for kids regarding Cell Biology. My question is regarding how to get over feeling someone like a woman or a salesman to your personal network. To be more specific. I. Love My Day job as a by medical engineering professor and I would never give it up having said that I wanted to channel extra entrepreneurial energy. Along the way to completing the coloring book, I knew the best way to start would be to advertise existing network of scientists as other moms. However, I didn't WanNa feel to sales and hence awkward to people that out regularly run into. When the coloring book was right around finished Cova nineteen became a pandemic. And so I launched a coloring book. On Amazon an F. C. thinking, he can be a great homeschooling resource for parents during this time and with all proceeds donated to the CDC both of which were great goose for me to pull the trigger in goal I as the attention was not focused on my own personal gain. I feel like others could struggle with this internal conflict as well and I was wondering if you had any insight and recommendations on how to introduce your side hustle to your current network. Thanks love your show, and hope you're seeing Steve By. When she thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for calling in. Congratulations on launching your project, a stem coloring book for kids about cell. Biology. This is so cool I went to take a look listeners if you wanna see it checkout coloring book, just go search for her shop a little science on Oetzi. So if you're on dot com search for her shop a little science, the title of the coloring book itself is a little cell biology which by the way side note great way to. Set yourself up for a series, right? Because the brand is a little science and then you've got the first coloring book a Little Cell Biology. I'm not a scientist but I would imagine there are some further topics she could explore in future books. Okay. And then one more side note she mentioned when she mentioned that her all proceeds are to the CDC. During this time so actually alluded to that kind of obvious some of our concern about feeling sales like it's easier to promote something that you've made if the proceeds going to charity. But I think it's helpful for this conversation to not assume that you're getting your profits to charity because ultimately it's great that she's doing that but. I want to be able to make a profit. So assuming you have made something that you're selling for a profit. I think it's best for your friends and family to be more of a support network than a lead generation tool like your friends and family are not necessarily going to be your client base. But there is a lot that they can still do to help some of them may choose to buy from you just they want to help. I send my a free copy of my book, of course when it comes out but then she goes and buys more herself, which is amazing. Thank you. Mom I'm that's different than asking them to buy it. I'm not sending mom emails, Sake, will you buy my book? You know but what you want their help with whether it's your mom or somebody else in your support network is in becoming an ambassador if you have a lot of people in your network. Does who actually kind of do meet the target market for this project well, they probably do as well. and. So you're looking for a network effect here. You might even proactively offer to send them a free copy you know either for their kids their parent or for nieces and nephews for somebody else that they know. So often your friends and family will be very active in promoting you in a way that you might not want to do because you're concerned about being sales which I understand. But. If it's your friend, you know just think about it from the other perspective. Imagine that that your friend, your scientists and your friend has has created this coloring book and you look at it and you're like, wow, this is really cool. You know of course I'm going to help I'm post about it. I'm going to tell other people about it and I'm not really selling anything because I'm just talking about my friend. Okay. So again, I, think you're looking for a network effect from your network, not necessarily trying to sell to your network especially for a low priced product like a coloring book I do. The same with my books, like I have a lot of author friends and when they have a book coming out they, they will often send me an advance copy and they're not really asking me to go and buy more copies even though sometimes I do just because I want to support them they're asking for my help you know if it's a good fit to introduce this book to readers, and of course, I do the same thing when I have about coming out. So I think that's what you're looking for in terms of that network of friends and family the network and the fact of becoming an ambassador.

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Art Classes by Zoom Produce Pandemic Profits

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05:57 min | 2 months ago

Art Classes by Zoom Produce Pandemic Profits

"Market Blanchfield took up watercolor painting while she was a stay at home mom. And soon found herself quite adept at the practice. As she hunter skill and began producing quality works, she wanted to share these talents with others. To do that mortgage started teaching mommy and me art classes in the makeshift studio she'd built in her garage. There she offered place for MOMS and their toddlers learn together. Through friends and word of mouth. This became a successful side Gig that Margaret until the birth of her second child. That's when she decided to brush up and looked for a dedicated space outside her home. After finding the ideal location, she called the Space Sacramento Art classes. And created a website to match at Sacramento Art Classes Dot Com, she puts the choice of domain name down is her best business decision. By using such an obvious name much of the marketing work was already done. The website naturally ranked high in Google searches and parents and kids from all over the city came to learn how to paint. The space was never a huge money maker, but it did bring in some side income which was helpful with two small kids. There was even more important because by now Margaret, separated from her husband was a single mom. Without the support of a dual income, she looks for additional ways to make more money. In an attempt to expand, she opened up the studio to other artists in the local area they would lease the space for their own lessons and pay Margaret a percentage of what they aren't. That way she can make money from the space even when she wasn't personally using it. By Twenty Eighteen, she had twenty five art teachers on board. That sounds like a lot and it did bring in twenty thousand dollars in revenue per year but almost all of it went back into rent and expenses. So Margaret. decided to look for a stable way to make a living and transition to a job as an elementary school teacher. Also. Decided to close her studio even though it pains her to do so. It simply wouldn't be a profitable endeavor when she started on her new career path. While saddening things weren't all doom and gloom. Margaret Love Teaching. It was a way for her to keep sharing her art knowledge without the high overheads instead of having a dedicated space. Yet. The change wasn't complete as you might guess because something unexpected happened in the spring of twenty twenty. Was that well, I'm pretty sure what it was since it continues to affect our world pretty much every day in all kinds of ways. Shakeup meant Margaret started teaching remotely which gave her new skills and technology. She mastered Zoom and became an expert in remote teaching. Knew this wasn't something to gloss over and after thinking about it began to paint a new picture in her life? Margaret felt she could use her artistic teaching and technology skills to try something different. Specifically she thought about offering art classes, online the zoom, and facebook live. The lessons could be the same as the one she used to offer an early business. The only difference would be the method of delivery. To test the waters, she wrote to an old email list of six hundred people she collected from her time running the studio. In, addition, she posted a facebook event and let her seven hundred facebook friends know about it. To her astonishment, she amassed four hundred rsvp. then. In May twenty twenty, she ran her first free art lesson broadcast over facebook live close to two hundred and fifty people attended. while. Preparing for the lesson, she came up with the idea of virtual tip jar. argh replaced her Vinho paypal and cash APP county tells on a small sign visible in the video. Even before she finished the lesson, she heard her phone buzzing. Tips were coming in hard and fast. The success of that first experience only encouraged her to do more. She tapped the same audience locked in a weekly lesson with limited spaces. For that attendees painted band through pay Pal v her existing website. In addition, she still conducts free facebook live classes with a tip jar and on average around ten percent of attendees leave a tip. She's now three months into this experiment turned legitimate side hustle and things only improved. Are Free classes now reach an average of three hundred attendees and combined. She's earning well over fifteen hundred dollars per month. Matt. Of course, is recited income in addition to teacher salary. She sees this as only the beginning and wants to keep growing. So what skillset do you have that you could rework and reposition? Strange. Seemingly never ending year of twenty. Twenty. I really do believe there's something there for you just like Margaret and so many others. So one cool thing I think about the story I mean there's several things. But one thing that I noticed right paid attention to is using facebook live as. primarily. A noncommercial source of broadcasting but including this tip jar. where I think it was like ten percent of people are actually making a donation and it's not just the income from the tip jars. She also has these private classes where they're limited spaces, but you can imagine. If you go to class of three hundred people. You don't really get any individual attention, but if there's a class of ten or fifteen, whatever the number is, then that's also attractive for those who want to pay. So I love the blend of like doing the facebook live, which is open to anyone and because she's primarily marketing to her network of friends as well as people who been to the classes before it's not quite like trying to break through the facebook algorithm to promote commercially, which can be difficult and facebook wants you to pay of course, and then also great domain name, right Sacramento Art classes, dot com at least as long as you want to focus locally. If you want us to be art classes for everyone because of what technology allows us to do these days with zoom other platforms then that might be a little bit problematic. But for now, Sacramento Art classes dot com sounds great. So if you happen to be in the area or just want to go check out, Margaret's facebook lives you can find the schedule there sure and

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Im obsessed with Tik-Tok! How can I make money from it?

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03:09 min | 2 months ago

Im obsessed with Tik-Tok! How can I make money from it?

"Hi, Chris. This is Kelly from Los Angeles and I am obsessed with Tiktok. How can I make money from it? I was late to every social network and I don't want to miss my chance this time. Now, I see people using Tiktok in lots of ways in some thirteen year olds have millions of followers. I'm not thirteen and don't have millions of followers but I'm getting good at making short comedy videos based on the stand up work I do. But. How do I go from people liking my videos to getting paid there seems to be a missing link. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Kelly. So glad you're out there I will be. Keeping my fingers crossed for your tiktok career. Now seriously folks have you seen gummy bear Adel just google that if you have not discovered that and some of my detailed research into this question and also from watching videos in the middle of the night Google that phrase gummy bear del, you'll see a recreation of Adele's classic hits being performed by an audience of multicolored gummy bears, and of course, are many re-creations of this video with more gummy bears and paper cranes and other small object cover bands. It's crazy what people put out these days like I said, a lot of talented people out there also a lot of people with a lot of time on their hands. But all good now as for the question is is tough. Okay. Because there are a lot of thirteen year olds with millions of followers. I'm not totally sure I always understand all of it myself whenever I make this show or give advice I try to be aware of my own experiences and constraints and biopsies and such but I would say just just kind of looking at it big picture don't mistake your social media following for customers I know way too many people with large followings on lots of networks who don't actually do that. Well, on the business side this is kind of like the the secret of you know some of this influence re world in Florence. Murray, just made that word up because they don't have a product. Then there are lots of people who have very little social profile. They actually don't post very much at all and they're not really engaged in that world, but they do very well businesswise. So it's just a question of like what are you trying to focus on? What are you trying to accomplish and I would say one thing that would help if someone is going this route is to connect their online fame to some kind of service or product from the beginning. So if you're a comedian, you know sell tickets to shows virtual or otherwise and do that actively and frequently from the beginning. And include on your profile page where people can support your patriots just for example, it could be something else same thing if you're a musician, make it clear that you're actually trying to accomplish something through this process, you don't oversell you'd want to over promote but at the same time like having that connection to something is not just important. I, think it's vital and of course, wherever you can encourage that legion of fans all those followers to migrate away from just following you on one network because networks do come and go even the big ones to following you on several or downloading your podcast or joining your emails like. Actually choosing to be, you're not just clicking follow button on one particular network. That's how you'll establish more lasting meaningful and ultimately valuable connections.

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How can I make money using TikTok

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03:09 min | 2 months ago

How can I make money using TikTok

"Hi, Chris. This is Kelly from Los Angeles and I am obsessed with Tiktok. How can I make money from it? I was late to every social network and I don't want to miss my chance this time. Now, I see people using Tiktok in lots of ways in some thirteen year olds have millions of followers. I'm not thirteen and don't have millions of followers but I'm getting good at making short comedy videos based on the stand up work I do. But. How do I go from people liking my videos to getting paid there seems to be a missing link. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Kelly. So glad you're out there I will be. Keeping my fingers crossed for your tiktok career. Now seriously folks have you seen gummy bear Adel just google that if you have not discovered that and some of my detailed research into this question and also from watching videos in the middle of the night Google that phrase gummy bear del, you'll see a recreation of Adele's classic hits being performed by an audience of multicolored gummy bears, and of course, are many re-creations of this video with more gummy bears and paper cranes and other small object cover bands. It's crazy what people put out these days like I said, a lot of talented people out there also a lot of people with a lot of time on their hands. But all good now as for the question is is tough. Okay. Because there are a lot of thirteen year olds with millions of followers. I'm not totally sure I always understand all of it myself whenever I make this show or give advice I try to be aware of my own experiences and constraints and biopsies and such but I would say just just kind of looking at it big picture don't mistake your social media following for customers I know way too many people with large followings on lots of networks who don't actually do that. Well, on the business side this is kind of like the the secret of you know some of this influence re world in Florence. Murray, just made that word up because they don't have a product. Then there are lots of people who have very little social profile. They actually don't post very much at all and they're not really engaged in that world, but they do very well businesswise. So it's just a question of like what are you trying to focus on? What are you trying to accomplish and I would say one thing that would help if someone is going this route is to connect their online fame to some kind of service or product from the beginning. So if you're a comedian, you know sell tickets to shows virtual or otherwise and do that actively and frequently from the beginning. And include on your profile page where people can support your patriots just for example, it could be something else same thing if you're a musician, make it clear that you're actually trying to accomplish something through this process, you don't oversell you'd want to over promote but at the same time like having that connection to something is not just important. I, think it's vital and of course, wherever you can encourage that legion of fans all those followers to migrate away from just following you on one network because networks do come and go even the big ones to following you on several or downloading your podcast or joining your emails like. Actually choosing to be, you're not just clicking follow button on one particular network. That's how you'll establish more lasting meaningful and ultimately valuable connections.

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How does retargeting work?

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02:51 min | 2 months ago

How does retargeting work?

"Hey Chris, this is geared from Houston and I recently found your show after a friend recommended to me I really appreciate helpful content. Can you explain retargeting this came up as a conversation, the other day and I understood the general concept. But I'm not sure if it's only something for big companies or if side hustlers can do it too. I'm starting a podcast and blog for aviation lovers and I'd like to give more traffic to my website Ken retargeting with that. Thanks and I look forward to hearing. Hey Derek. Thank you so much for listening shutout to you and everybody else in Houston. So. Let's see here. Can Retargeting helps US lawyers? Absolutely it's definitely not something that is only for big companies but I for anybody out there he was like, what is retargeting well? Is. A form of online advertising targeted to customers consumers. Let's say based on their previous Internet actions. So if you went to a particular website. Later when you're around other websites, you see ads for that original site or the product sold on that website or perhaps something related and I'm pretty sure most people out there have encountered this themselves many times over like, hey, why was I shopping at target dot com earlier now for the for the rest of the week I'm seeing ads for target everywhere that has retargeting essentially. And anybody can access this. When you go through the tools of advertising Google and facebook, which you know they're very good at taking your money as mentioned there are options to do this, and basically what you do is you put a certain pixel on your website. They gave me some code you out of this on your website and it will begin keeping up with all visitors. And you can show ads to those visitors that specific group of his tour is the one who have been to your website. You can show ads to them. Later when they're going around to other websites now you might think, well, why would I spend money on those people? They have already been to my site. Shouldn't. I. Spend Money on reaching New People. The thing is online selling is all about conversion like if you want to try to reach everybody that's called spray and pray it's like, I'm GonNa spend a whole lot of. Things out there and. Just. Pray A lot. So it's not very effective, not very effective marketing. A lot of markets that people who are most likely to convert to become your customers are ones who have already been to your website or they have heard of you but they need reminders to hear about more than once and that's what retargeting can do. So this has proven to be very effective. If you're thinking about ramping up in some way, I would say especially not just when you're getting started but if you've been around for a little bit if you've had your offer for awhile. Endurance. Case the PODCAST and blog for aviation lovers. I don't know this is something you do like right on the front end but after it's been up for a few months, you have some decent traffic going to the website for example, that's when retargeting could be interesting. So if you're thinking about spending money on ads, I recommend you start with this approach because the conversion will almost always be better than. Just. Trying to reach random groups of people.

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How can I get an ebook cover designed?

Side Hustle School

02:37 min | 2 months ago

How can I get an ebook cover designed?

"Hey Chris, this is Britney from Madison Alabama and I've been listening to your show for two years. Now, I'm thinking about starting a side hustle. I want to publish my husband's sci-fi short stories and books on kindle direct publishing. My question is where can we get affordable editing and cover design? Do you believe this could be profitable? Thank you for hearing answer. Hey Brittany. Thank you so much for listening in Madison Alabama. I used to live there many years ago. Fun Fact. Now, this is a two part question technically a three part question. So as for the cover design, that part is pretty simple. So book cover design isn't establish subcategory on work for hire sites like fiber and up work I think it's totally fine to go to one of those sites and hire somebody to do the work there, and it will be quite affordable. You can get a good quality design with several revisions for a couple of hundred dollars at most, and they're probably going to be some options to pay a lot less depending on where you hire the person from some agencies working on uproar Cav hundreds of people in overseas locations where the price can be quite low. Now editing is a different matter because with editing I wouldn't just randomly hire someone you should I think about what you're looking for or your husband just thinking about it since he's the writer but maybe in some combination, are you guys looking for a developmental editor that somebody who will read through in suggests structural changes to improve the flow of the book? Are you looking for a copy editor who will go line by line and make lots of picky suggestions which are often helpful. I always have this love hate relationship with my copy editors. Or are you just looking for a proof reader? To catch those Pesky Typos. That you tend to miss or your husband at tends to miss because you've been close to the work for so long that happens to me all the time to. Write eight drafts a book, and then review it over and over and yet there's still some typos that somehow I missed just because I'm seeing the same things over and over. So those editing functions are not the same and most editors tend to specialize in one or the other. There's some others as well, but you want to understand first of all, what you're trying to accomplish I think that's the best advice there and last but not least Brittany also ask if this could be a profitable activity. Now, that is an entirely different question that's something totally different. Short version. There is I don't think this is the quickest road to making money. I, mean. We have had some stories of people doing sci-fi fantasy stuff and have been able to make some money with. But. I'm imagining in this case husband start writing his stories with that as the primary goal. So I tend to think of it as you want if a writer, you want share your work. That's great. Go do it and if it ends up being profitable. Consider that a bonus.

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Should I self-publish a mental health guidebook on Kindle?

Side Hustle School

03:24 min | 2 months ago

Should I self-publish a mental health guidebook on Kindle?

"Hi. Crazy. So Kenya, from Mexico thankful the generals were if you're putting out there every day. So as a former reporter, one of the things I'm good at actually love doing these creating content into an indepth research. I'm passionate about human behavior and mental health topics. I just started two months ago, trauma informed interview based CAST. So I don't want to use that platform to make enough right now. I do want to capitalize on my research skills to run a nonfiction, e Book Guy With curated mental health tools that can help people navigate these weird stressful. Times I've been doing my ellen bridge, but I want each down. So my question is it self published kindle? Even a smart move. What would you suggest do if I don't have a huge following on not even a meal east solar promote guide as mentioned before I'm just getting started with the thought because I don't Wanna use that platform now to make an offer and considering something similar as you shared your once you six episode. Thank you. Crews have a great week and Stacey. Thank you so much of India. So glad you're out there. Hope you are staying safe as well. So what comes first the followers or? The thing is about Amazon, the point of Amazon isn't to sell your followers. To reach New People. So if you already have people who are going to buy from you, they're like, yes, I, want this book. I want this, whatever it is. You don't necessarily need to send him to Amazon. Amazon can do at least when it works, and of course, it doesn't always. But when it works is introduced your work to lots of new audiences like that. That is the goal of something like Amazon. So hitting mentioned episode one, thousand six and went back to look at that episode was entitled Layoff Leads Journalists To build kindle e Book Empire. And, the model used in that episode didn't rely it all on the person having a lot of followers. However, I'm also not sure that it's the most accurate comparison because in that story, the journalists was publishing a lot of different short guides and books. In some ways, almost agnostic about what topic she was writing about. It was all about figuring out how to work the system to find the right topics quite buried. So when something works, she did more of that. If it didn't work than, she just did less of it whereas Hannah's doing, she has an actual message that she wants to share. So the topic is important. Therefore it's also important for her to build a community over time. So, when I hear her say, she doesn't want to use the new podcast to promote a paid product. I totally understand that, but I would use it to promote the platform. I would use it to promote the community. I would start that email list and encourage people to join. Don't be discouraged that you don't have it yet. The whole point is to start building it. So no matter what you do next that will help I. think that's true for everyone out there. In this situation, if you have a message that you're trying to get out there building that platform trying to start that community that's going to be ultimately more important than whether, you choose to publish this thing on kindle or how you develop a podcast or whatever other medium you go into. Ask for the direct question of whether, she should sell published on kindle or not. I would just say you know it's up to her. It might be worth a try as long as she doesn't expect it to be a tremendous success right away. But more important since she hasn't message to share to focus on building that community, and over time you have different outlets for it. You have two podcasts got the books. You've got something else. But the central point of all of it is that message. So in the long term, it's not so important about which tactics are which medium. Building that community sharing that message.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

02:12 min | 5 months ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"This is from Houston. Texas and I've been listening to the show for about a year and a half. Now My side Hustle is baking I'm a homemaker and I specialize in custom, cakes, cupcakes and good old fashioned cookies. My question is how do you know when it's time to go on and move on? It's been a struggle for me for the last five years of trying to my baking business while working being a mom and being a way is a struggle and indicator. I have so many ideas. I want to pursue, but I don't WANNA burn out. I can't wait to hear from you. Chris, thanks so much. Thank you so much for the call. Thank you for listening in Houston Texas. We actually talked about this question on my youtube channel recently <hes>. If you're not watching youtube, dot, com slash Chris Gayle Abo- one of those days. When we looked at Irish question, I am not doing daily now, but I am still doing at least weekly. I'm so go check it out. YOUTUBE DOT COM Slash Chris! Gallo all right. Here's the thing. Burn out is not necessarily an indicator that it's time to go all in, so you might actually find yourself even more stressed out if the business isn't economically viable, and now all of a sudden instead of it being a side thing, it's something that you're depending on. Remember that one of the benefits of assign also is that you can take risks without depending on the outcome to be immediately favorable like if it doesn't work right away, that's okay. You have time to tweak to adjust even to change to something totally different so I think generally speaking the time to go all in his. When your side hustle is becoming a real business, it's showing signs of growth. You can count on sustainable income from it for the next six months, and you also believe that. If you put more time and effort into it, it will do even better. So in case, it sounds like she's not sure about that I. Don't know that she has to necessarily abandoned the project, but if you are feeling burnt out about something, maybe it's good to take a pause and once again having it as a US. Also, it will take a pause because if you're depending on it. Of course then you wouldn't be able to. Whatever you WanNa make sure you avoid a situation where something that began as a fun thing where you had lots of energy behind it. You're like. Oh, this is creative. It's different. Turns into something that actually produces anxiety or stress, so if you aren't sure sometimes having more time to put into the project isn't necessarily a blessing might actually need to do something different

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

03:11 min | 5 months ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"What are the criteria to consider trying to decide your next steps? Should you quit your job? Start a new side. Hustle back goal in. Welcome decided so school. My name is Chris Gil out. We've got all kinds of folks out there. To all kinds of things, today's listener is a baker who also has lots of other responsibilities, and she is concerned about. Burn out. This would be the kind of burnout that is not coming from the oven. Should she go all in? Should he move on? Do something different? Let's talk about it and let's also talk about how you would make such a decision because as I said people out there doing all kinds of different things, but you're also in different situations. So what factors do you look at when trying to figure out those all important next steps as we're GONNA? Talk about in this episode after this message from our sponsor. Support for side Hustle school comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans home. Today is so much more than it was yesterday. But it rocket mortgage home is still all about you. During these challenging times, the top priority at rocket mortgage is the health and safety of the communities they serve. If you need mortgage assistance, their team is available, twenty, four seven to answer questions and offer solutions whether that means saving money on your mortgage or finding a new way to navigate payments from their home to yours. The team at rocket mortgage is with you. Visit rocket mortgage, dot, com slash, hustle to learn more. Call for cost, information and conditions equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states. NMLS CONSUMER ACCESS DOT ORG number three, zero, three zero. Support for science school comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans home. Today is so much more than it was yesterday. But it rocket mortgage home is still all about you. During these challenging times, the top priority at rocket mortgage is the health and safety of the communities. They cert-. If you need mortgage assistance, their team is available, twenty, four seven to answer questions and offer solutions whether that means saving money on your mortgage. We're finding a new way to navigate payments from their homes yours. The team at rocket mortgage is with you. Visit rocket mortgage dot com slash hustle to learn more. Call for cost, information and conditions equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states in less consumer access dot org number, three, zero, three zero. This is from Houston. Texas and I've been listening to the show for about a year and a half. Now My side Hustle is baking I'm a homemaker and I specialize in custom, cakes, cupcakes and good old fashioned cookies. My question is how do you know when it's time to go on and move on? It's been a struggle for me for the last five years of trying to my baking business while working being a mom and being a way is a struggle and indicator. I have so many ideas. I want to pursue, but I don't WANNA burn out. I can't wait to hear from you. Chris, thanks so much. Thank you so much for the call. Thank you for listening in Houston Texas. We actually talked about this question on my youtube channel recently If you're.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

02:16 min | 6 months ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"All right. Hey congratulations to Josh. Great job I mean. This is really fantastic to build a subscription box to that level of revenue. So what are the common characteristics of those subscription boxes that managed to do it because of course a lot of them? Don't nephew look through the archives. We've had a number of stories of successful subscription boxes. One of my favorites is the Korean facemask subscription which is doing very very well tens of thousands of dollars a month that was episode seven zero five number seven zero five So the three factors up successful subscription box number one a sustainable membership base. Okay which is probably self explanatory. But the point is if you've got this recurring revenue which is good. You need to have enough people that are paying to be able to pay your expenses to make it profitable and so on and the number for that may be different. Depending on how much the subscription is what you pay for those products etc. It's probably going to be at least a couple of hundred people because if your average subscription boxes twenty bucks. Let's say if you just have ten members by how Josh started okay. Start THAT WAY. But you can't continue that way. Then you're not going to be able to be sustainable. Knew that Sustainable Membership Base. Which is why it's so key to build out in the beginning and nurture it and then you also want to have a low churn rate churn rate just refers to the number of people who are subscribing. And then leaving. Are they leaving after two away? Leaving after four months. That's not good. The lower the churn rate the stronger. The business you want subscribers to remain subscribed for years to come ideally she wants to stable base. A low churn rate and a continued source of products. You can't run out which I kind of wonder if something like baseball like years and years. How do you keep coming up with stuff each month? But that's part of the challenge so if you're thinking of having a subscription box you want to think okay. Let's look ahead to like a year from now eighteen months from now now. Do I think I'm going to be able to find enough? Stop or create enough stuff somehow source enough stuff to keep that subscription box interesting. Because I imagine if you keep sending people the same stuff or if it repeats too often the not contributes to that turn right so continue. Their products is art listeners. Thanks so much you hit it out of the park every day. You're awesome inspiration is good but inspiration with action is better. This is episode twelve o five therefore our show notes dot com slash one two zero five twelve o five. Thank you so much for listening. I'll be back again tomorrow. My name is Chris Galvao. This is side Hustle School.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

04:30 min | 7 months ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Credit. This is Sanjay from New York. I've listened to the show for a while now and this is my first chance. I actually ask a question so I was about to make a leap from a corporate job to something more independent striking out on my own host. Very excited about it But now I'm a little torn with with everything that's going on On the one hand I'm thinking a making a move like this seems incredibly risky and maybe even a little foolish at a time like this when when when the economy is doing so poorly but on the other hand I recognize. There's never really a good time to take a leap of faith and sometimes down. Moments are actually when you know when the greatest opportunities arise so. I'm just curious if you have any thoughts or perspective for how do I? How do I think about that in and determine if this is the right time thank you so much Sanjay So glad to know you are out there. This is just a really great question. I feel like we could sit down and have some back and forth and talk about it for twenty minutes or so so maybe that'll be the new format for next year. But just based on what you've shared here. I think a lot of people are in a situation when they have been building something and they've been thinking about making that move just like you said but now they're like what do I do also highlighted very well. This point about how sometimes down moments are actually win. The Great Opportunities Arise. That's what I've been talking about in teaching about fairmount and some other formats recently. So how do you actually make this decision? Which is also a great way to frame the question by the way. This is like a five question. You know asking not what you should do. But how should you think about it and make that decision? I love that okay so I think it all has to do with your situation specifically relating to the side hustle slash business itself. Okay so it really matters a lot. What this business is what you're trying to do. In the extensive voice note which was otherwise. Excellent Sanjay didn't mention. That was so that to me is the critical point. Is this you have something already that you've been doing for a while. It going well. Is it providing a sustainable level of income and crucially very important? Third question is the kind of business that will be able to thrive in this new environment. Which we're going to be in for some time. Both the current president reality and whatever the recovery is. It's not going to be short term. So if your answers to these questions are yes then. That's great you know. This is a good sign to move forward if no probably not a good idea to go all right now. Let's take a couple of examples here I'm GONNA. I'M GONNA choose some extreme examples and obviously it's probably going to be the simple if it were this simple easy but if your business is a travel agency if Sanjay was like yeah. I've got this travel agency that I've been building. Is this a good time to go all in I would say you know what I think? The answer is no basically like even if it was working before yes people will eventually travel again but it will be a while and they will come back slowly and the entire industry will be struggling for a long time and some of the things that worked before won't work again. Okay so travel agency not a great business. Start Right now on the other hand if your business is training corporate remote employees for example and you already have existing contracts plus. You have some sales contacts. You're working then. This is probably a really good time to quit your job go all in. So that's why I think in this environment. It really is key to ask that additional question. There's other questions you're always important. Is it going well now? Do you think the income level of sustainable but now in this environment that additional question about what's going on right now just because it's affecting so much and I don't want you to make the wrong decision. I know it's a really big one so once again. Thank you Sanjay. And for everyone out there. Trying to navigate this new landscape of uncertainty and disruption world turned upside down etc. Know that you're not alone will keep doing everything we can to support you. Hear what the program but he sure you take care of yourself. That's my gentle encouragement for you today. If you have a question of your own come to satisfy the school dot com slash questions for an appeal to them throughout the year. Whatever else happens in this crazy world along with updates from other listeners as they launch their projects or as they launched do projects if they had travel agencies before. Okay stay tuned my name. Is Chris Gil about this? Is Side Hustle school interest from the onward projects?.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

08:26 min | 11 months ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Greetings and welcome. This is Chris Gullible for school and today I've got something new and not by design something new and not by design. We're going to call it the story that wasn't right. It began when we received stories submission that used a word that always find strange. I'm not sure when I first heard this word but whenever I did I was like Oh. That's unusual word. And that word was pre revenue avenue pre revenue. So as you know we expect the case studies that we feature on the show to be very candid with us in terms of financial details. That's been the case from Episode Episode Number One and I do it because the purpose of what we're trying to accomplish here. It's not just a feature business profiles it's not just to say like hey look at this nice business but rather to kind of dive into the details and do something that is truly helpful to listeners. And everything I do is for individuals not companies right so if you're an individual who is new to this world and you're trying to figure out which projects should I pursue. Can I really have a second income. Can I do something apart from my day job when I'm really busy. Got A lot of pressure and responsibilities. What can I may happen? Well that's your situation. Then you want to know the INS and outs of every story. So anyway that word again pre revenue. What does that even mean? Thought about and was like well. When I was in college I was pre revenue? You know like another word for for broke essentially. Can you go to your landlord when your rent is due and say oh you know what I know that rents do you know or you some money. But I'm pre revenue right now. It doesn't usually work like that. At least in most parts of the world which by that I mean everywhere so four today storied trade. Let's say in place of today story. I'm going to tell you the story that wasn't hen we'll talk about what we're really trying to do here as we prepare for a big New Year. So here's a word from our sponsor and then we'll dive into this in more detail uncovered the story of your money on talk money with Mesler. Connie host Mesh will follow paper trails chat with experts and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena that make the world turn these sharply produced compelling stories. We'll hit a broad range of subjects from buying lying bitcoin to dealing with student debt and everything in between learn how to spend invest and earn for today's world. Let's get smarter together. Listen to talk money with Mesler Ashley. Connie on spotify. Or wherever. You get your podcasts. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day at a C.. Hotels we agree. That's why European inspired breakfast is features pursued a slice razor thin and fresh croissants imported from France all served in our. AC kitchen talk about a wakeup call. AC hotels the perfectly precise hotel okay. Let's let's talk about the story. That wasn't First and foremost I just wanted to say like I'm not going to name and shame you know it's not so much like hey look at this person you know what about idea. It is kind of a bad idea. Let's be honest but I'm not going to say like who the person is where they're from and all that because the point is to highlight the side of the world is so different from what a Lotta people think about when they think about starting a business and it's not necessarily an individual's fault for thinking this way because there are so many models in stories and you know they watch a TV show and they think other out has to be so I get it but you know just to jump into the story itself basically what what came to us and we actually went through the whole process going through the interview and writing things up normally. We would catch something like this on the front end but in this case we didn't so it came to me at the end and I was like wait a second. What is this thing here because basically exactly like the short version of the pitch was you know we've got this idea? We think it's going to be really great and all we need to make it happen. One hundred and seventy thousand dollars you know and also it'll probably take us two years one hundred seventy thousand dollars in two years you know. That's all we need. Basically and all of that of course is problematic enough on its own but then when I looked a little bit more at the service it was like well. There's no clear revenue model here like why are people going to pay for this or at least it was very fuzzy. It was very much a deferred revenue model in the sense of not just the revenue itself deferred but the idea of what the revenue would be was deferred and. I probably shouldn't have to say this but you know I'm not surprised. Used necessarily again that on the non the outside world the non-site US will school listing world. People think this is normal. But it's really not or at least it shouldn't be or it doesn't have to be. Let's say a- basically. They're seeking investors for an unproven idea and when it comes to proof like let's just look at that for a second. I often say like like you don't need proof to move forward with sisal idea while that's true from any of the projects that we talk about. But maybe you should have some proof some real validation before you spend two years in one hundred and seventy thousand dollars of somebody else's money or have your own money right now. The whole point of this model is it's low risk so you don't have to go through an extensive validation process us. You can just kind of experiment and the cost of failure is low. Yes not everything is going to work out. But that's okay not everything in the startup roadworks out and they often we'll we'll spend hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars hiring people going through all kinds of stuff only to find out that they didn't actually have a viable idea in the first place. So here's the thing. Does it ever make sense to raise investor funds to go down that route. I'm sure that it does and this is not a blanket. Criticism of every company that raises money. I mean companies tend to do that but as I said in the beginning all of my work is not for companies. It's for individuals and every everyone that I'm trying to speak to is just somebody out there and they're they just a person they've got a job and they're trying to do something for themselves. They're trying to do something for their family. They're trying to have security. They're trying to have as I say every single single day pretty much more than one source of income because that is critical that brings you more options. That brings you possibilities. It's just a positive virtuous cycle so those are the people that I'm trying into reach and I can only speak from my experience. Okay so when I say does it ever make sense to do it another way. Of course it does but I can only speak from my experience. I don't advise traditional startups or companies. My experience is one of twenty years. Now I've starting entrepreneurial projects that are typically in the low to mid six figure range and so money is relative but like I like to to be specific about money here on the program. I mentioned that just so you know my background. And that's why I'm so attracted to this model like an evangelist for it. Because I do believe that there is something everyone can do guarantee that everyone could make six figures of course but I think it is possible with a relatively brief period of time by truly looking at your existing skills maybe learning some very basic business skills. Nothing too complicated. Just the stuff I talk about every day. It is possible to be making some extra money in a short period of time. That may in fact go on to be a lot more as you hear story after story and so when it comes to this whole thing about startup versus side-hustle model. I have really come to. I believe more and more that it's not just different like it's obviously different. Here's a perspective. Here's another perspective. I honestly believe that for a lot of people. It's better and that's why I'm an evangelist evangelist for this model and again I'm I'm probably biased from my own experience but somebody asked me recently. I wrote a book called one hundred dollars. Start up also about a decade ago. It's been a while. Somebody asked me what I would do differently about that book. That's the Book of mine that is sold. The most copies is known the most around the world and it was a good question like what I would do differently now and I. He said that I wish I had more aggressively critiqued traditional startup model. Because in that book I provided an alternative but I actually wish now that I was even more explicit in saying thing. It's not just different. It's better at least for most people and again this isn't a blanket denunciation of another way of doing things it's just a perspective based on seeing a lot of different individuals now because you can learn a lot from a failure and if your cost of failure or low then what's the big deal okay. I tried something. Maybe I spent a little bit of money on it. Maybe I spent a few weeks. A few months wants whatever it is. That's a lot better than losing one hundred seventy thousand dollars in two years of your life so my suggestion to anyone out there who is trying to to find their way. There's lots of stuff you do in life you know when it comes to your side Hustle. Why not do something that gives you the best possible odds of success with the lowest risk in the event of failure earlier? And that's what we're trying to do here every single day so that story just came to me all nice and wrapped in a bow. But it didn't work so I wanted to be honest with you and tell you here's what oh I think is a better way forward..

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Welcome to a brand new week. What's up my friends? This is Chris. Gil About the program is called side Hustle School and I. I'm so glad you're there every single day this week. I'm GonNa Bring you a different story of somebody out there. WHO's found a way to create some freedom for themselves either if you're what eventually becomes fulltime entrepreneurship or just a way to make some extra money but whatever it is it all starts with an idea an idea combined with resourcefulness an idea combined with the willingness to step forward to take a little bit of a risk but not a huge risk not going into debt not barring a ton of money without quitting your job all those good things alright so in today's story a thirteen year old has an idea efren invention and then abandoned per decade because he was busy being thirteen fourteen fifteen etc only for it to become a viral sensation a decade later when he decides to follow up as we've talked about before your target market is not everyone if you've got a product? Can you like who's this product for. It's for everyone not a good idea. That's true even if your product is something that can help a lot of people which is the case in the story. You'll still be more successful by being more specific. The interesting thing is that by honing in on a market often end up helping people outside that market as well and the store you'll hear today gives you a good example of this also one more thing what happens when you get too many orders. Is there such a thing as too many orders. How could that possibly be a problem well? All of this is coming up in today's story. Story so stay tuned. Here's a quick shout out to our sponsor. SONESTA school is brought to you by policy. Genius part of adulthood is having to do things that you don't really want to do like taking a redeye flight visiting the inlaws or getting life insurance but another part of adulthood is learning to delegate what you dislike and while you probably can't delegate a visit.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Hi, so right after this episode, I'm going to go and start my own toy review. Channel mean, I'm probably not going to you. But I'm seriously tempted pretty amazing business that they have going take a look at some of their YouTube stuff. They actually have the toys unlimited channel. They also have toys unlimited stories toys unlimited junior. They're doing a fantastic job putting out videos every single day, and they're very very successful doing. So now, we didn't get some advice from them because the market has changed significantly since they first went into the toy hustling game. So the advice, they have if you really want to start a toy channel of your own, and you could probably apply this advice to other fields, by the way. But, you know, specifically toy channels narrow down to a very specific niche with a lot of traction. And if you want to start a YouTube channel in general, stay on top of growing trends before the market becomes saturated. It takes a ton of time work energy. But persistence can take you a long way. They also noted with YouTube new monetize ING rules. If possible you should try to build an audience before you build a channel. In other words, if you're doing pretty well in another social media channel, for example, Instagram or wherever else or if you have an Email list or you have an audience anywhere else. See if there's a way you can convert some of that audience into your YouTube channel because that will help you get in the good graces of YouTube, get some attention and be able to enter their monitoring programs. Okay. That's about all I have to say today because just an awesome story. A Lincoln up in a show. It's going check it out. Inspiration is good. But inspiration with action is better. Those notes are etc. School dot com slash seven five five. Thank you so much for listening. I'll be back again tomorrow. This is Chris Gil about for side-hustle school.

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Side Hustle School

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Hey, what's up? It's Chris quick. Little check in a quick Hello art from regular episodes. First of all, welcome to our new listeners. Lots of new folks coming into the community. So glad you're here really excited about sharing the message of satis school, Hugh, which is basically that you don't have to be an entrepreneur have a big startup to make extra money. There's all kinds of different ways to do it. And that's what I tell you about in every single episode every day now for everybody those who've been around for a while, especially thank you for seven hundred facades. My gosh, we just finished up seven hundred around this time last year. We were coming to the end of your number wine. I said that I'm so glad I did this. And here we are closing in on another three hundred sixty five kids believe it or not. And I'm having so much fun. Still I continue to learn along with you. I continued to be surprised and amazed at many of the things I've been hearing through the stories and also just through our listeners who are experimenting and starting projects. So couple things. First thing I want to let you know as that. We will be doing a third season of side-hustle school. It has not. Coming to an end in two thousand nineteen I'd like to get up to a thousand episodes, at least one thousand total stories of people like you finding ways to make more money and improve their lives. We've got at least three hundred more episodes to come. We're not going away at the end of the year. And I'm even more excited now than when we start it. Also, the next phase of improvements, I try to be really honest and transparent with you about not just things that go. Well, but also things that I think I do better or ways that we're trying to improve over here because that's what it is all about continuous improvement. And with that, honest reflection in mind, I realized that I have been a bit negligent not intentionally but still there are a number of things that I wish I had done differently or better. I'm trying to fix that. I really am. I feel like we have such an amazing community so many people out there and really the greatest needs the greatest express need that I hear all the time is just a means of connecting with one another and sharing tools and resources and doing calls or just connecting more online or whatever the format, and so we launched a program called side-hustle society and. I think we had a pretty good one point over Sion of that program. But I'm the first to say, I think we can do better. And so I'm working out on the second iteration of that community, which we expect a launch in early. Twenty nineteen got to new team members who are coming on board to help me with all that stuff because you know, as we have seen. I can't do it all myself and also gonna do a check in call for everyone anyone out there. If you want to have the chance to phone in and ask a question, or otherwise, you know here what's going on? And just a couple of brief things next year. I'm gonna do to new live events in different parts of the country. Then a bigger tour in June in the US, Canada, UK and Australia at least with a new book. So stay tuned. Lots of stuff on the way, I'm gonna leave you with a quote from one of our recent featured case studies, right? This is really good. Listen up people will say it's a risk to start your own business. But so is wasting opportunities and your potential time is our most precious resource. Don't let your whole life pass you by without going for what you want most. I love that quote. So there is an update and encouragement for you all in one as we go into the holidays. I wish you a festive season lookout for everybody out there. And thank you for being part of this fantastic community more to come.

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Side Hustle School

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Side-hustle school is brought to you by American Express, no matter what you do in business from working nine to five to working five to nine. It's easier when you don't go it alone. The powerful backing of American Express don't do business without it. Got a great story for you today. It's all about a trader Joe's sign artist who wants to pay off his loans and get out of his mom's basement. So he learns to make tea stained prints in his first year. He receives more than a thousand orders and makes forty three thousand dollars. Welcome to side us will school. My name is Chris LeBow. It is a crazy world out there. My friends are you taking advantage of some of the opportunities that are coming your way or if not some of the opportunities? How about just one, don't feel overwhelmed. Don't feel like you're missing out on all the different opportunities, all the different things you could do. I want you to choose just one unity, something that you could do, ask yourself what one thing you could try that you can have a story just like the ones I'm telling you every single day. And the whole point of this show is to teach through storytelling and show you that you don't have to be an internet celebrity. You don't have to have a lot of resources or wells, or really any kind of special knowledge apart from what you already know. That is our mission. The show is completely free. Got a quick. Thank you to our sponsor that allows that to be possible. And then I'll tell you about this trader Joe's sign artists who earns forty, three thousand dollars selling tea-stained, stained prints. Once more with feeling side-hustle school is brought to you by our longtime partnership station, hey, what's up ship station? We appreciate you if you are out there and you've got something you need to ship to customers. You don't want to spend all your time figuring out how to do that and how much. It's gonna cost and where to get the shipping label and all that kind of stuff. Ship station can make your life so much easier. You can use their service to create shipping labels for all the top carriers, including UPS, FedEx, USPS carrier pigeons, and more at least three of those four are available. And it's no wonder ship station is the number one choice of online sellers. So hey, right now you can try free for thirty days and get an additional month free only if you use the promo code hustle. Don't wait. Go to ship station dot com before you do anything else. Click the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in hustle that ship station dot com. Enter hustle ship station, make ship happen. It was a sunny spring day, an Elliott adesco a trader Joe's sign artists from Virginia was in a bit of a pickle. It was his mom's birthday that weekend and he needed a gift. But what do you buy the woman who has everything? Probably something meaningful handmade or both. Fortunately, Elliott was created. He worked well under pressure in college. He'd experimented with staining paper with tea and painting over it to create images. He'd always liked the aesthetic, but never found the opportunity to bring it to life for his mom's president. He assigned to try printing an antique thrill t- free image. He had found online of an illustration from the eighteen hundreds and he printed this on some old tea stain paper. It worked better than he imagined and looked fantastic when it was framed in his mom's kitchen, capitalizing on his success, at least with his mom, Elliott began to create a library of royalty free unlicensed imagery, but he could use digital collages printed on that t- stained paper. He figured that if he could make and sell a few prints of month, he could use that cash to start paying off his student loans faster. Not only that, but at the time he was living in his mom's basement and is nice. It was to be close to family. The basement of the homemade grown up in was a little too close to Mexico money would help him save for a deposit on a place of his own someplace where he'd have more natural light to work and also someplace where no one would ask what time he. Coming home that night at first Elliott was intimidated to start an online shop. Would anyone wants to buy his art? But when he went to look at the listings on Oetzi dot com, he noticed that there were several successful shops that were printing public domain images in Photoshop. ING them over antique dictionary pages, and if they could do it and make money from it. So could he and with a t stained twist, Elliott didn't wait long to start setting up his shop, spending some time, creating prints after his shift at trader traderjoes he uploaded them, sat back and waited then one day about ten days later while checking his Email, Elliott notice something he hadn't seen before. He had a new message with the subject at c. transactions, and he realized he had made his first sale. That was the first of one thousand sales. He would make that year. The first sale was an image of a pug riding Aweil and the majority of sales that soon followed were dogs writing whales or unicorns or some other animal. It wasn't quite what he'd expected, but he decided to follow the pattern of what was selling and listened to buyers requests. Those requests were basically for more dogs on top of things. When he noticed he was getting lots of messages asking for new animal combinations. He added a custom option to his page sales for his dog themed Tepe rants really started to pour in or was it just that he was steeped in Saint bernards. Regardless in his second year, he more than doubled his first year of sales with twenty five hundred orders and he's making about thirty six hundred dollars a month. All of this is built on startup costs of just three hundred dollars which he spent on teabags bubble mailers and paid for listing fees for member of the images that he's using to make the prince are often hundreds of years old and therefore free from copyright. He's grown the business by investing and promoted listings on Oetzi bang for Facebook ads and being active on Instagram because his customers tend to buy prince's gifts. He ramps up his adspend during peak buying times like black Friday and the pre holiday season. Y'all so notes that experimenting with lookalike audience is brisk pace book ads based on his Oetzi. Customers has been one

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Side-hustle school is brought to you by American Express, no matter what you do in business from working nine to five to working five to nine. It's easier when you don't go it alone. The powerful backing of American Express don't do business without it. Hey, what's up? Welcome to a brand-new week of side-hustle school. My name is Chris Gayle about your host. I have an incredible story for you today. It's heartwarming and it's also just a different kind of idea that we haven't really looked at before this story features adding -secutive and former copywriter for the US Marine Corps who becomes a DIY teddy bear supplier offering what he calls a military grade sleep system for children from not knowing anything about the role of teddy bears, because there is quite a world of teddy bears. He ends up receiving a shipping container of thousands of them arriving in his driveway. He didn't grows the business to one hundred thousand dollars in sales last year and even gets into target stores. But it turns out that getting into target stores was a bust because he does better selling them on his own and through booties. Now as a bonus in today's episode, you'll also learn what a group of bears is called. Do you know already? I did not stay tuned for the answer and also bear with me. This enthralling earthline episode is coming right up. Silence the school is brought to you today by ship station what's up ship station. Thank you so much when you're selling online, getting your orders out the door quickly can be tough. That's why you need ship station dot com. The fast and easy way to manage ship your orders. All from one place. Now, ship station has been our partner for a long time. I have received many emails from listeners who've tried out their service and are very happy. If you are shipping any kind of product, this can help you save time and money to good things. No wonder ship station is the number one choice of online sellers. And right now you can try ship station free for thirty days and get an additional month free only if you use the promo code hustle. So don't wait go to ship station dot com before you do anything else. Click the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in that word hustle that is ship station dot com. Enter hustle ship station, make ship happen. Justin bomb is the full-time creative director for the in house advertising agency at Lenovo. The second largest PC company on the planet. His company developed ThinkPad computers, modo phones and much more, but before his job at Lenovo from two thousand five to two thousand twelve, Justin was the lead writer of recruitment advertising for the United States. Marine corps. It was while he was working there that he was inspired by the men and women serving in uniform. They made him want to give back and when his own daughter at the same time had difficulty sleeping through the night. Justin had an idea. He decided to bring his daughter home a teddy bear in marine sweatshirt. He then told her a story, introducing him as marine bear who is protected the nation for more than two hundred years. Now he's ready to protect you while you sleep. Well, what if he falls asleep? His daughter asked great question, but Justin was prepared. He reassured her saying he's a marine. He would never fail at his mission. That night has daughter slept like a bear in hibernation. A light bulb went off in Justin's head. If this worked for his daughter, perhaps it could work for other children. He developed the concept of sergeant sleep, tight, a full-fledged military great sleep system that protects children from bad dreams. Fear of the dark and a nighttime anxieties that come from having a deployed parent of this is not your run of the military. Bear sergeant sleep tight comes quipped with a door hanger warning, nighttime monsters that he's on guard a sleep, tight oath to be read with your child before bed, which officially puts you're on duty and a silver slumber star to be awarded to your child for sleeping through the night. Like I said, a full on system and the project was called z bears like zebras with threes. So we could say z. bears resumes bears. But I think I'm just gonna say, z. bears. Now when I starting out, Justin had no idea how to get a teddy bear made. So he did what most of us would do in that situation. He went back to college. He took a four year course in teddy bear manufacturing than earn a master's degree and. No, actually. Sorry. I'm reading this wrong here. He actually just googled it one sentence how to make teddy bears. Okay. That was easier that Google search led him to Alibaba the gateway to manufacturing. He then typed in teddy bears and got back hundreds of manufacturers. He narrowed his search to ones with experience making military uniforms and then found one willing to do a small run of two hundred orders. Two hundred bears coming right up. Prototyping, turned out to be easier than expected when it came to finding styles of bears, he liked Justin with send his manufacturer pictures. He would cobbled together a snout from this one a patch of for from that one until he was satisfied with what they had. It was essentially the Frankenstein's monster of bears except not nearly as creepy supposed to protect kids, not give them nightmares. The greater problem came when he sourced his first order to do this. He wired a guy several thousand dollars via Western Union, which is still a thing from his local grocery store. Justin figured out a fifty fifty shot of the whole thing panning out, but about a month later at the bears arrived safely on his front door. Fortunately. That supplier was honest. Unfortunately, that's applies. Quality was good, but not great. And these bears deserve greatness to find a new manufacturer just used the power of Facebook, connecting with another plush product designer named one who had just gotten his product into WalMart. One referred him to his manufacturer. That was two years ago in Justin still uses the same today. The new manufacturer has been instrumental in helping him grow the business, good communication, fair prices and even makes prototypes in small batches, for free in the modern fable of Goldilocks ends bears that manufacturer was just right now, let's talk about startup costs. Costs per z. bears were moderate. In the beginning,

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Side Hustle School

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Time and the passion to try out new projects. All right. Speaking about getting payment in full in advance. Here's one lesson that I've learned during a game in which he's being paid by both teams. He always collects full payment upfront from both of them before the game. If not the loser might not pay at the end of the game, and he learned that lesson the hard way, no installment plan pay in full upfront. So what is your thing? What is it something that you can have control and influence over? Do you already have your idea to have a lot of ideas? Do you have too many ideas and you're trying to narrow them down or do you know exactly what you're supposed to do? And it's just a matter of making it happen, whatever it is, there's a clear action step there somewhere if you need an idea. Well, think about what could possibly be. There's all kinds of different ways to do that. I've talked about it many, many times throughout the archives of the show if you've got a lot of ideas. Okay. Make a list of those ideas. Ask yourself, what is most feasible at this moment? What is potentially the most profitable and also what are you the most excited about all three of those characteristics are important if you know what your idea is, and it's just a matter of. Happen. Well, what is the very next task that you can complete when I wrote this book constructed around this twenty seven days from idea to income plan under the principle that if we breakdown projects into really small identifiable, repeatable tasks, it's going to help us get there eventually. So what are your tasks? What's your next step? I hope that you will take that today. And of course I'll be back again tomorrow for a weekly recap and much more to come as always inspiration. It's good, but inspiration with action is so much better. Today's show notes are at satisfied school dot com slash five, eight one. My name is Chris Calvo and once again, happy birthday to Whitney. Thank you for making the show so much better. And thanks to all of our listeners all of our community at side-hustle school.

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Side Hustle School

06:25 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Side-hustle school is brought to you by American Express, no matter what you do in business from working nine to five to working five to nine. It's easier when you don't go it alone that the powerful backing of American Express don't do business without it. Two days ago, I told you the story of Brad Driscoll. The man who gets paid up to three thousand dollars a month to play video games for an online community. That guy brings living the dream to an all new level. Well, for those who are passionate about sports instead of video games, what can you do once again, you can rally behind the power of community. Welcome. Decide us, let's go on. My name is Chris abo-. Today's featured story is all about a Dallas Cowboys fan who turns his passion for sports and traveling into an epic road trip and a foam fingered brand. What does that mean? We'll stay tuned and I'll tell you this one is still getting off the ground. He's not making three thousand dollars a month yet, but like every story I tell you it is profitable all the details about this superfan who scores big in the football community are coming right up side. Hustle school is brought to you by WordPress dot com. Thank you. WordPress. They are offering powerful ecommerce options, ranging from a simple and effective by button to a complete online store. WordPress dot com gives you the freedom and flexibility to share your voice, your work, your way. Plans start at just four dollars a month and nearly thirty percent of all websites run on WordPress that has thirty percent of the entire internet. You can start building your website today. Just go to WordPress dot com. Slash hustle for fifteen percent off any new planned purchase. That's WordPress dot com. Slash hustle for fifteen percent off your brand new website. WordPress dot com. Slash hustle. Rhett Gromit Bauer can't remember a day in his life without sports as a child. He decorated his room at Sports Illustrated covers get an NFL lunchbox even wore his beloved Dallas Cowboys jersey for school pictures, especially when the dress code was formal wear. So when a sponsorship rep from his favorite football team called him later in life, he was thrilled. At the time, right was working for the Texas Department of transportation as a marketing manager, and the Dallas Cowboys were interested in getting him more involved from then on, right. Was invited to attend games, cheerleading parties, and other events. It was there that he expanded his network. He got to give Mark Cuban fist-bump and explain how to throw out the first pitch at a World Series game to the famous Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach. The more rat was involved in the sports world. The more he was reminded of problem. He had discovered years before he realized there was no simple service to help in faraway cities watch their hometown teams play. Those fans could either by an expensive TV subscription or hope that they happen to pick the one bar in town showing the game for their team retinue. There had to be a better way of serving dislocated fans. So he took a shot at creating his own community foam finger nation, members of foam figure nation can simply log on and find a closest locations to whether teams games are being screened. They can also create an alumni group and invite other fans to watch parties for now, the service is free, but it won't always be after the next ball season rent is planning a redesign along with the transition to operating the site as a paid membership service foam finger nation is also growing into the umbrella banned for everything right wants to do. For example, he began and completed a quest visit every NFL stadium, and just sixteen weeks while driving a nineteen sixty seven BW bus from town to town. That project turned into. A book he sells on Amazon called twenty five thousand miles to glory. Then the people from NFL films came calling. They were interested in an interview he'd done with their co, founder who had died in the years since read at interviewed him. Rhett us the chance to talk with him about twenty five thousand miles to glory, and they helped get the film version off the ground. He now earns world. He's at least five hundred dollars a month from that project. In addition to sales from the book on Amazon, he's currently raising money from his day job to pay for the next Bill. He wants to mend. So in a situation like this, where we have a project that is profitable hasn't quite reached its potential yet it could be helpful to think. Okay, what could he do? What could he try to increase revenue, create a new source of income using the existing structure that he's built so far? And as you listen to the episodes, I would encourage you to think actively just like that because this is the kind of thinking that's going to help you when you start your project or when you grow the project, you've already started. What can you do to take? Not only the skills you already have, but also the assets you already have. And in this case, the asset is the existing structure that he's built for this foam finger nation website, his existing relationships with professional football teams, NFL films, and so on, and most important of all whatever the subscriber base is for foam finger nation. So in his case, he's got a plan to do the redesign of the site and turn it into a paid membership. And that could be one viable way forward. He knows his community better than me, but from the outside, I tend to think, you know, the reason he started that is because the only alternative was a paid service to pay for the TV subscription. So the point of using this service is that it's free almost think there's more value in providing the service for free, really skilling at trying to get as many people as possible to take part and then selling access to that two brands or perhaps charging the venues, the restaurants and bars to post ads or invitations to wash parties. Maybe there's a sponsorship model somewhere. Maybe he can further expand his books, his films, maybe there's a podcast they're like, I don't know exactly what he should do. 'cause I don't know all the details of his business. But again, just from an outsider's view, I think the true potential. This project lies in that group of people of as he calls them dislocated fans, fans of sports teams that are in different cities from where they live, what ideas do you have for him? What do you think he could do to improve or grow this business? Even further. Think about that and also think about if whatever your ideas are could apply in some way to what you're working on, whether specifically tactically or just a principle because after all inspiration is good, but inspiration with actions better if you'd like to see the show notes and more and more about foam finger nation, just go to school dot com slash five, seven, three. At his preps had five hundred and seventy three. I'll be back again tomorrow with five, seven four. This is Chris Gayle about four side-hustle school.

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Side Hustle School

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Side-hustle school is brought to you by American Express, no matter what you do in business from working nine to five to working five to nine. It's easier when you don't go it alone. The powerful backing of American Express don't do business without it. Hello and welcome to side-hustle school. My name is Chris Gil abo- every single day bringing you a different story of someone who is creating more free and for themselves through the form of an income generating project. This is usually a person who has a job and takes the skills they already have to create that side-hustle today story features a Seattle area database consultant who longs to transfer her skills to the next generation. She first gets an assignment teaching her local university, but then decides to design her own curriculum in the form of e-book. At the end of this episode also talk about publishing through Amazon's kindle direct program. That's where anyone can publish a book directly to readers without going through any publishers or gatekeepers. And I'll tell you exactly how much you can earn on royalties based on the price of that yearbook. Our sponsor allows the show to be completely free to you. So let me say thank you to them, and then I'll tell you the story side hustle school is brought to you by WordPress dot com. The will school site is built on the WordPress platform as my blog of more than ten years. Chris Gayle abo- dot com. WordPress gives you the freedom and flexibility to share your voice, your work, your way you don't have to do the coding or design the WordPress customer support team. Is there twenty four, seven to help get your site working for you? In fact, you can start building your website today. Just go to WordPress dot com. Slash hustle for fifteen percent off any new plan purchase. That's WordPress dot com. Slash hustle for fifteen percent off your brand new website. WordPress dot com. Slash hustle. Sylvia must tell vacillate is passionate about her career as a database consultant over the past fifteen years. She's built a portfolio of clients in created databases for titans of industry like Microsoft and t mobile as her career progressed Sylvia long to teach what she knew since two thousand nine, she'd been occasionally sharing her real world knowledge on her blog databases are fun, but she wanted a more concrete way to help the next generation of database engineers and architects. She was able to land aside position teaching an SQL server certificate course as part of the university of Washington's professional education program here, she taught people that standard database language SQL and gay students foundation for their future careers. Her students paid a lot of money to the university to attend a course make hay from far and wide still. Sylvia couldn't help, but feel something was missing. She believed that ninety percent of the skills that students needed weren't being taught in that course like many education programs. It gave an overview of the basics, but rarely went into depth on any individual topics. This meant her students were prepared for entry level requirements, but would struggle with more complex tasks while teaching the course. Sylvia began to toy with ideas about how she could help her students go to more depth. Her first idea was the obvious one to write a book or create a course, but she wasn't sure if it would be worth a timer investment. So she kept it on the back burner. However, when the university of course was finally over, she received lots of emails from students asking about how they could get more practical experience. They realize their education. Wasn't enough, and they were eager to improve their skills. This confirmed to Sylvia that her idea was a good one. So she set out to write a book that book was called SQL practice problems. It gave students real challenges. These weren't the hypothetical assignments of university textbooks, but actual problems that developers and engineers would face in their day-to-day lives. It started at the beginners level and then moved to intermediate and advanced problems. Sylvia wrote the book using Microsoft Word and self publish it for sale on Amazon dot com. She did very little marketing there but still saw consistent sales of her book. She attributed this to writing a great product description focusing on answering the most commonly asked questions about SQL former students, and instead of simply saying, hey, this is a book about SQL. Sylvia wrote the description to communicate the message. Here's why you need this book about SQL. She included her Email and the copy of the book and answered any questions. He was sent by students keeping close contact, also allowed her to request reviews to include on Amazon and gather information about what students were looking for. After she started getting so many questions, he decided to progress your side-hustle even further and increase the value she was delivering. In fact, she started getting so many questions. You decided to do something else. The next step was to adapt that book into an online course. Students would still get access to her book Fifty-seven SQL problems. But she also offered video tutorials, additional practice problems and free updates producing the course cost less than five hundred dollars. Most of which went towards software. She bought a product called screen Castro Matic to help her capture video and use canvas to create the necessary images. She also moved the product away from Amazon and onto a standalone WordPress website which he created with thrived themes. And of course, if you're curious about any of those resources, we will link them up for you on the notes page. Sylvie admits that she didn't really have a pricing strategy for her book. In course, she priced where she felt comfortable in where she felt her students would get value. She's still trying to figure out the correct pricing for her course right now. She sells a basic version for thirty nine dollars and a premium version for ninety nine dollars. She's found that answering questions on court and read it have been the most successful tools for generating sales. She'll find questions related to the content of the book and

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Side Hustle School

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Your tail around. She's working doggedly to build a new future. Friends. I hope you enjoy the story. Just a reminder as we're kicking off a new week here. My hope is I share these stories with you every day so that they will be somewhat motivational, w entertaining. You'll be able to listen and say, oh, wow, that's interesting what that person did, and you might not connect with each person of course, but over time, at least once a week. My hope is you're going to hear somebody say they have a skill that was similar to mine or they apply to thought process that I can learn from and adapting my own way. I really, really believe there's something out there that everybody can do misses a question. I get a lot on interviews like, can everybody have a side hustle? And I always say, why don't think everyone could do each kind of project? Like the whole point is to understand your skills, understand your interests, figure out how to leverage those characteristics in the right way. But yes, at a fundamental level, like I do believe everyone's an expert at something everyone is able to get a job. Everyone is able to have some sort of career. So if you can create enough value for a company or an organization that they're willing to pay you, then surely you can create that kind of value yourself in some way. So as I said, I hope you find these stories to be motivational, but I also hope that they help you build your tool set like you're set of resources your road, view your approach to solving problems. If you've got a problem, you need to solve like you need to get out of debt, or you want to say for something specific will how are you going to do that? I believe in. In fact, it's not just a belief. We demonstrate data day that there are all kinds of ways to make money. Some of which are really fun and interesting and meaningful. So those are the values of Sada school just went to throw that out there as we begin a new week, don't forget. Inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is so much better. And if you would like to check out, do one more time do just try saying it without a smile, but you can't do it. If you'd like to learn about them, come check out the show notes at side-hustle school dot com. Slash five to seven at his episode, five hundred twenty seven. We are rolling along strong. I'll be back again tomorrow and I hope you'll join me. All right. My name is Chris Calvo for side-hustle school.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Santos will school is brought to you by blue apron which is treating our listeners to their first dinnerthirty dollars value if you visit blue aproncomhostile hello what's up welcome my name is chris go about foresight ussl school now listen up when it began today's show with an important disclaimer if you are listening to the show with any young children especially winds with an affection for holiday traditions you might wanna skip is one for now you're on some frozen remittances just let it go and save this episode for later 'cause i'm gonna give some behind the scenes about a particular workshop at the north pole and i want to mess with whatever you've got going on in your house old i don't wanna be responsible for any premature enlightenment that's all on you too there's my disclaimer you better hit that pause about and quickly applies advice you because for everybody else really fun story today holiday cheer is good i'm gonna tell you about a special assistant of santa claus who made six thousand dollars last year with her highly creative project and only took a few weeks to do it we are all about capitalism christmas over here and i will bring you that story in just a moment side hustles school is brought to you this week by blue apron the leading milk at delivery service in the us their mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone may achieve this by supporting a more sustainable food system setting the highest standards for ingredients and building a community of home chefs with blue apron there's a choice of twelve new recipes each week and customers can pick two three or four recipes based on what best fits their schedule right now blue apron is treating our listeners to their first dinner a thirty dollars value if you visit blue aproncomhustle so check out this week's menu and get your thirty dollars off with free shippingblueaproncomhostile blue apron a better way to cook.

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"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"side hustle school" Discussed on Side Hustle School

"Lied on their it's chryst i just wanted to say a quick hello apart from our regular episodes first of all welcome to new listeners about lots of folks who are joining the show hearing about it from their friends may be from other listeners thank you so much if you are new here welcomed the daily show is all about creating more freedom for yourself in the form of a side hustle and that is an income generating project that you create without quitting your day chop flood of other people had been listening throughout the year guys are awesome if you started with me in january you may remember that i made a promise in that promise was to produce an episode for you every single day in 2017 well this week is something like the three hundred and 18th day of the year and we just had episode three hundred eighteen haven't missed a data show has been there for you consistently as i promised now i've been getting a question from longtime listeners just about every night on the side hustle shore someone says hey what's going to happen at the end of the year like this at all end on december 31st well guess what i have an answer for you first thing to say is actually didn't know when i started what would happen at the end of the year like honestly i made it commitment without knowing you know what the response would be like what people care would it matter to people would it make a difference in their lives and i got to say it's just been so so great like i can't tell you how glad i am i did this it's led to so many great connections i love knowing that there are a lot of listeners out there perhaps even you who value the show and make it part of their day part of their routine so about a month or two ago i met with some business people at the network that produces the show and i said hey crazy idea what if we keep it going and to.