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Adventures in building job-free income streams.
One of my favorite questions to ask guests on The Side Hustle Show is how they got their first customer. Because that’s an empowering moment!
So today, I’ll take you through how I got my first customers in a half dozen different business ventures.
This show covers some formative moments in my journey, my struggles with sales, and some of my biggest takeaways from these businesses.
It’s been quite a while since our last discussion of a software business here on the show. Even though we touched briefly on Long Tail Pro with Spencer Haws, I really have to go all the way back to Josh Isaak in episode 12 to find an in-depth breakdown of a Software as a service business.
So that means today’s conversation with Garrett Moon from CoSchedule is long overdue! After all, the low incremental cost and recurring revenue potential of the SaaS model is such a trendy holy grail of business right now.
In my last peer-to-peer lending update, I noted that the returns and cash flow were still strong, but that it was almost impossible to find good loans to lend on anymore.
Turns out the “professional” p2p lenders are all using automated software that snaps up the most attractive loans in seconds. My old-fashioned method of logging into the site at 9am and 5pm when new loans were released was not going to cut it.
A few years ago, Josh Elledge became obsessed with one line item in his family’s budget: the grocery bill. His family of 4 was spending $700-800 per month on groceries, and he already considered himself a fairly frugal shopper — it’s not like they were eating filet mignon every night!
So he set out on a mission to figure out how to feed his family for less, and ultimately cut his grocery bill in half.
The solution was “coupon stacking” — the art and science of combining high value coupons with in-store sales.