Latest Side Hustle Posts
Adventures in building job-free income streams.
In this episode we’re catching up with Kathryn, my public coaching volunteer in Portland. Where we left off, she was starting a gluten-free cottage bakery out of her home.
The ultimate goals were to be able to leave her less-than-awesome day job and figured with a net monthly side hustle income of $1500, she’d be able to lease some commercial kitchen space and scale up her operations.
When you met Kathryn, she was pounding the pavement, calling on local coffee shops to drum up interest and had set a 2-week goal of landing her first customer.
This week my friend Alex Barker co-hosts and interviews me on my entrepreneurial beginnings, my first side hustle, and the origins and future of Side Hustle Nation. We also go through a few listener questions as well.
I realized I’ve told some of these stories only in bits and pieces on the show and on the Side Hustle Nation blog before, despite having mentioned them on several other podcasts.
This episode is admittedly a little “fluffy” — so I promise a return to the hard-hitting tactical stuff next week!
I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”
Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.
The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!
And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.
Ideas are Worthless? Nate Earned $300,000 in Passive Income From His (An Intro to Product Licensing)
Nate and his brother earned $300,000 in passive income by licensing one of their ideas to Mattel. They didn’t have to design it, produce it, or sell it. But they found someone who could, and they cashed the checks.
And to be fair, Nate will be the first to tell you these kind of results aren’t typical — but he’s proof they ARE possible.
Nate’s actually a dentist by day, but a pretty serious side hustler by night, and on this call we take a deep dive into the world of product licensing.