24: 6 Tips to Find the Right Side Hustle Idea for You

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laurel staplesIn this edition of The Side Hustle Show, Laurel Staples from GoFireYourself.com shares 6 questions and tips you can implement to determine the best side hustle idea for you.

Laurel brings a wealth of business experience to the table, from retail to coaching to photography, and priceless education along the way. You’ll walk away from this episode with some concrete actions to take toward building your business.

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  • How Laurel launched a brick-and-mortar retail store at the onset of the recession and why she ignored other people’s fears and advice.
  • Her unique “referral partnership” technique for getting coaching and photography clients.
  • The 3 questions to ask yourself when evaluating your side hustle options.
  • The 3 follow-up tips for choosing the best side hustle idea for you.
  • Laurel’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation

The 3 Questions:

  1. What lights you up?
  2. What talents and skills do you have?
  3. What do you want your ideal day to look like?

The 3 Follow-up Tips:

  1. What problems/issues have you dealt with in your own life?
  2. Schedule “creative” down time
  3. Brainstorm with business owners

For our full discussion and dialogue of each point, be sure to check out the full episode.

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What do you think? The idea of helping part-time entrepreneurs build their side hustle businesses definitely gets me excited, and hence the creation of this site.

What does your ideal work day look like? Let me know in the comments and who knows, maybe we’ll set up a skype call to see what steps we can take to make it a reality.

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Nick Loper

About the Author

Nick Loper is a side hustle expert who loves helping people earn more money and start businesses they care about. He hosts the award-winning Side Hustle Show, where he's interviewed over 500 successful entrepreneurs, and is the bestselling author of Buy Buttons, The Side Hustle, and $1,000 100 Ways.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

1 thought on “24: 6 Tips to Find the Right Side Hustle Idea for You”

  1. Hey Nick,

    Great interview with Laurel. Going from engineer to eco-friendly clothing was quite a hustle. I appreciated her take on her very expensive experience. She got more experience than getting an MBA degree for sure. I really enjoyed the concept of “preemptive networking”


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