Jesse Gernigin is a professional stage hypnotist and online freelancer. He used to do up to 200 shows a year and even sold his own products, but realized there was always going to be a ceiling to his earning power.
Turning to the world of online work, Jesse applied his performance and sales skills to land freelance work in his spare time. Today he specializes in copywriting for email sequences, sales letters, and crowdfunding campaigns.
He shares some of his favorite tactics for figuring out what type of service you can offer, identifying high-value clients, and writing winning proposals.
“To build income you can hustle, but to build wealth you need to build something that doesn’t require your hands.”
That’s what this week’s guest told me, and then walked me down an interesting path in building that elusive “hands-free” business. His angle?
Carey Green had spent the last 20 years as a pastor, before making the leap into entrepreneurship. As he studied to become a licensed mortgage broker, an idea took hold to put his study notes online.
Today Carey helps other aspiring mortgage brokers pass their certification exam, a test he says was the hardest he ever took. That business, which actually derives most of its traffic from YouTube, generates $1000 a week!
But Carey didn’t stop there.
Want to get paid to create content? Jason Zook is the undisputed king when it comes to sponsored content.
You may know Jason as the IWearYourShirt guy, where he earned over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for various companies. He’s even sold his last name (twice — each for $40k+), formerly going as Jason Surfrapp and Jason Headsetsdotcom.
In this episode, he shares his tips for getting sponsors for your work, even if you’re just starting out. I think you’ll like it!
In my recent annual member survey, one of the biggest challenges named was coming up with the right side hustle idea.
Over the years, I’ve been on both ends of the idea spectrum: feeling hopeless in search of a business idea, and (more recently) feeling like there are more ideas than I could ever hope to tackle.
Still, if you’re in the brainstorming stage, I think this week’s podcast session with Don “The Idea Guy” Holliday will help.