Latest Side Hustle Posts
Adventures in building job-free income streams.
My experiment with peer-to-peer lending at Prosper.com continues, and it’s been another busy year.
The platform has seen some impressive growth, both in terms of the number and volume of “originations,” and the number of lenders competing for the most attractive loans to lend on.
As my idle cash began to grow, I sought out a smarter way to deploy it and began using Lending Robot, which has worked out pretty well so far.
In Hawaii and on the plane home I read two books with very similar themes:
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Both titles share the common message of FOCUS — de-cluttering your day, your work, your mind, and your life.
They came at a good time because I was starting to feel overwhelmed with projects and wanting to pursue new ideas and opportunities as they came up.
Twenty months and 90 episodes ago, I was introduced to the incredible story of AnarchoFighter, the Top-Rated Fiverr seller who earned enough cash on the platform to buy a house.
That episode convinced me to give Fiverr a shot as a seller myself, and it’s turned into a fun side hustle income stream. Since we last spoke, Fiverr has implemented a bunch of changes, including the option to create custom quotes up to $10,000.
And Mark was the first to make that $10k deal, taking a buyer from $5 to 5-figures:
The Fastest and Cheapest Way to Build a Great-Looking Website for your Side Hustle Service [Case Study]
A couple weekends ago I finally got around to creating a website for a new side hustle of mine; non-fiction book editing.
Now I should mention that this is something I’ve been quietly doing on the side for the last year or so without a website, landing clients via word of mouth and even a few through Fiverr.
When your service business is just starting out, you absolutely don’t need a website. In fact, it can be one big giant distraction from your primary goal of winning paying clients.