Ryan Dowd runs HomelessLibrary.com as one of many side hustles, and he’s turned this side hustle into a successful business selling courses to government entities.
It’s something a little different from the business-to-consumer model we usually see with online course sales and comes with some advantages over the B2C market.
The basic challenge of marketing is to get your product or service in front of the right customers. If they don’t know you exist, it’s going to be awfully hard for you to sell them anything, right?
In this post, I’ll showcase the different ways you can get more prospects, visitors, and leads.
In marketing lingo, this is called the Top of the Funnel. How can you fill your pipeline with as many qualified prospects as possible?
Listen in on a real life side hustle coaching call with customer acquisition and retention strategist David Hutcherson (he’s the client), and sales pro Brendan Alan Barrett (he and I share the coaching duties).
On the heels of last week’s sales-themed episode, I invited Brendan on because of his sales background both with companies large and small.
We’re joined by our “client” David, who’s seeking to grow his freelance/consulting side hustle and build on his decade of experience in customer service.
Aspiring entrepreneurs often get stuck in the business idea phase — that is, they’re confident they could run a killer business, make a ton of money, and live the good life — if they could only come up with the right idea.
And if you fall in that camp, I’ve got good news for you: coming up with new business ideas is actually pretty easy.
Let’s go through some of the proven methods you can use to come up with your first (or next) business idea.
“People don’t buy intellectually, they buy emotionally and rationalize it later,” Jim Brown told me.
Jim is a former professional wrestler, a Marine Corps vet, a sales coach, and is the founder and host of the SalesTuners podcast at SalesTuners.com.
In this year’s survey results, a lot of Side Hustle Nation readers said they needed help growing their business and attracting new customers. This is exactly what Jim does with his clients, and he shares his tactics and processes in this episode.
Before we begin, I should note that the single BEST way to make your side hustle feel official is to get paid. Go sell something, seriously.
But I also understand that many people — myself include — often want some level of “establishment” before they feel comfortable saying they’re open for business.
I opened my first LLC while I was still in college and really had no idea what I needed it for. But it felt good, and if I’m being honest, made me feel smart and important too. And later I got plenty of use out of it.
Ben Foley started writing about how to use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety at FullyRichLife.com a little over 6 months ago.
Since then, his little side project has generated over 6000 email subscribers and $10,000 in revenue.
His secret sauce?
Tapping into the big audience of readers on Medium.com.
Perrin Carrell is a senior contributing editor at AuthorityHacker and well-known within the internet marketing community for building niche/authority sites.
He has built several successful sites from scratch, including one site that went from a value of $0 to $200,000 in just under 20 months.
What’s the story of your first job-free income?
To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of The Side Hustle Show, I asked the Side Hustle Nation community to join me in creating a really fun episode.
I asked people to tell me how they first started making money on the side, and got 25 different voicemails!
The ACT is a college entrance exam used by many colleges to rank students applying to their schools. The subject matter covers English grammar, reading comprehension, math, and science.
Millions of students take the test each year and the test prep business rakes in over a billion dollars a year.
As a Side Hustle Nation reader, I want to show you how to get some some of that money!