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.

195: How Book Marketing Really Works: Tips from a 6-Figure Self-Published Author

Last month I compiled a killer round-up post with book launch and marketing tips from 25 authors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the self-publishing space.

When I sent my weekly newsletter out about it, one subscriber replied and said something to the effect of, “That’s cute, but let me show you how it really works.”

As you might have guessed, that subscriber was this week’s guest, Adam Houge.

194: A 6-Figure Amazon FBA Business in 7 Months

“Find a hot trend and piggyback on it,” Toni Anderson told me.

And that’s exactly what she did in launching her ecommerce business last year in the jewelry niche. It’s not just generic jewelry, but jewelry designed to specifically ride on the “essential oils” trend.

Toni said 90% of her business comes through Amazon vs. her own storefront, but that she and her partner did $190k in sales in their first 7 months!