Podcast


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.

204: Your Legal Questions Answered

As a small business attorney, Elizabeth Potts Weinstein helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, coaches, artists, etc, get all their legal affairs in order so they can focus on their businesses.

In this episode, Elizabeth agreed to answer some legal questions from members of the Side Hustle Nation Facebook Group. We cover disclaimers, business registration requirements, entity selection pros and cons, trademarks and copyrights, and licensing.

203: How to Stop Just Listening to The Side Hustle Show and Start Taking Action

Nothing gives me a shot of inspiration more than when I look at my podcast feed and see episodes like “Zero to 20K a Month” or “Building a Multi-Million Dollar Ecommerce Brand on the Side.”

Those are some incredibly sexy and enticing titles, aren’t they? Then, you dive deep and you listen in.

You hear Jon Haws say, “Once a book is out there, you’re always making money,” and think to yourself, “Damn, Why aren’t I doing that? Why him and not me?”

202: Blogging for Recurring Revenue: Turn Readers into Members

Erin Chase is a busy mother of 4, a former teacher, and today runs 5dollardinners.com and the 5dollarmealplan.

Back in 2008, after some number crunching Erin was excited at saving 50% on her grocery bills. She shared how she had done this on her family blog, but with a low amount of interest she decided to start her own blog to help others make savings on their own grocery bills.

Erin says it was ‘‘very shocking to me that it just took off the way it did’’. But with her dedication to sharing lots of free content helping her readers save money on their grocery bills it’s no coincidence.

201: The OPA Plan: How to Borrow Other People’s Audiences to Explode Your Sales

In 2011, Joshua Lisec landed his first freelance gig–on Fiverr of all places. He said he wound up making $1.67 an hour from that job, but it sparked his entrepreneurial journey.

Since then, he’s gone from “dumpster-diving for clients” to consistently landing 4- and 5-figure contracts and earning $167 an hour on one recent project, effectively 100x-ing his hourly rate.

In this episode we take a deep dive into what I’ll call the OPA Plan: borrowing other people’s audiences to grow your business, a strategy that’s earned Joshua $9000 in just the last couple months.

200: From Content to Cash Flow – Affiliate Marketing and Automated Sales Funnels

As co-host of the #1 marriage podcast in iTunes, the ONE Extraordinary Marriage show, Tony DiLorenzo speaks to a worldwide audience about sex, love, and commitment. Along with his wife Alisa, their goal is to reach as many couples around the world as they can, equipping them with the tools and strategies they need to create an extraordinary marriage.

With a hugely popular blog and podcast, Tony is a little modest in saying, “that’s consistency over 7 years.” Tony and Alisa sell coaching services, their own products, promote affiliate products, and have sponsorships as some of their income streams.

199: Building a Blog to $20k a Month and Beyond

You may remember Rosemarie Groner from episode 142 of the Side Hustle Show last year. She revealed how her blog Busy Budgeter was just a year old and receiving around 400,000 pageviews and making around $5k a month — primarily through Pinterest traffic.

It’s almost a year later now and I had to have her back to see how things were progressing. Rosemarie is now regularly making more than $20k a month, and while her pageviews are still at a similar number she has improved her ROI and diversified her traffic and income sources.

198: Blogging, Branding, Book Writing, and Finding the Right Side Hustle for You: 20 Questions with Nick

It’s time to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show.

It’s been 3 months since the last Q&A show I did and I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since then.

A common piece of advice you’ll hear is to take audience questions and turn them into content, so here’s a meta example of that in action.

197: Prioritization, Elimination, Automation, and Delegation for Side Hustle Nation: A Productivity Roundtable

This week’s episode was something a little different as I was joined by three of my favorite productivity podcasters, Erik Fisher, Mike Vardy, and Paul Minors.

Combined they have more than 300 productivity-themed podcasts under their belts and represent 3 different countries!

Since getting the most out of our limited time is a ongoing struggle for side hustlers, I invited them on the show for a unique roundtable format to see what’s working today and what wisdom we can glean from their archives.

196: I Stopped Chasing Recurring Revenue, and 10x’d My Business

“The conversion rate ended up being about 10 times better than it was before,” Steve Cunningham told me.

While attending meetings for the family business Steve would spot some of the business books he had read sitting on the shelves in clients’ offices and saw this a good conversation starter. However, he would find out that more often than not that they had not read the books.

This presented Steve with an opportunity.