Freelancing


Hands down, freelancing is the one of the fastest ways to begin making extra money on the side.

You don’t need to build a website, create a product, or even come up with some killer business idea. All you need is to dig into your inventory of current skills, and find ONE client you can solve a problem for.

What kind of problems could you solve? In the archives here, you’ll find people freelancing their skills in:

No, it’s not as sexy as “passive income,” but it’s not as speculative either. You can start getting paid right away, and if your goal is to replace your day job income, there’s probably no faster way.

Dive into the archives here to figure out what you can sell as a freelancer and how to get it done.


234: Side Hustle Sales Coaching: What Do I Do and Who Do I Do it For?

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.

233: How to 10x Your Service Business in Under Two Years

“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.

How to Start a Tutoring Business: How I Earn $1000/week Tutoring for the ACT

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!

How to Find Clients for a Service-Focused Side Hustle

Today’s contribution comes from Claudia Pennington, a digital marketing consultant and trainer. With more than a decade’s worth of experience in online marketing, she has become an expert in search engine optimization, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager through her work with small businesses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. Claudia trains side hustlers, freelancers, and […]

How I Made $2000 While Vacationing in Rome: Freelancing While Traveling – Without the Guilt

While I love to travel, I always struggle to keep up with my businesses while I’m on the road. In this week’s contribution, Jesse Gernigin explains how he gets it done and gives his advice on how to enjoy your trip AND make money; to have your cake and eat it too.

You might remember Jesse from episode 174 of The Side Hustle Show, where he gave his suggestions for writing attention-getting proposals on Upwork.

He’s a professional hypnotist, a freelance copywriter, and also helps run a local coin shop. (All about those multiple income streams!)

218: How to Build a 6-Figure Side Hustle on Fiverr

Kendell Rizzo made over $100,000 in profit in 18 months part-time selling services, workbooks, and other downloadable products on Fiverr.

In addition to being a 6-figure Fiverr seller, Kendell is a crowdfunding expert, a world traveler, an ironman triathlete.

Fiverr is still going strong, it’s a great example of a Buy Buttons platform – there’s no bidding for work and no outside marketing necessary. This is what attracted Kendell to Fiverr after being frustrated with other freelance endeavors that sap time bidding for jobs or submitting resumes.

210: Steal This Process: A Step-by-Step System to Consistent $10k Months

Nagina Abdullah turned her weight loss blog, MasalaBody.com, into a 6-figure side business. By day, she works for a large consulting company, and with a busy work schedule, a young family, and limited time to work on her side hustle, Nagina has been very smart about her marketing and pricing.

After struggling with her weight for all of her adult life, she finally hit on something that worked and dropped 40 pounds! With friends, colleagues, and neighbors asking how she did it, she started her blog to share recipes and tips.

3 Productized Service Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Productized service businesses are all the rage these days. They involve packing up a service traditionally sold on a freelance or hourly basis, and instead selling it at a fixed price or on a monthly retainer contract.

Examples include Dan Norris’ WP Curve, which offers unlimited WordPress support for $79 a month, or Russ Perry’s Design Pickle, which offers unlimited graphic design tasks for $370 a month.

These services are popping up in a ton of different niches, and for good reason. They have low startup costs, low overhead, and a simple to understand proposition for customers.

205: From a $1 Million Bankruptcy to $20k in Monthly Recurring Revenue: A Productized Service Case Study

Gabe Arnold is the founder and chief pencil sharpener at CopywriterToday.net, a subscription based article writing service. In his early 20’s Gabe saw his construction business hit by the downturn in the property market to the tune of a $1 million bankruptcy, and began freelancing to support his family.

One common hold-up on his website projects was the words to paste into the pages, which gave him an idea. Tune in to hear how he took that idea from zero customers to $20k in monthly recurring revenue.