It’s episode 100!
The Side Hustle Show started kind of randomly. It was one of those things I was hesitant to start, because … well, where does it end? Do you just keep doing it forever?
But I was determined to do a podcast because it seemed like a really cool medium to get involved with (and, as we’ll discuss on this episode, was way less intimidating than video). I started out interviewing people from my personal network, and it branched out from there — often with a “who else should I talk to?”
I worried about running out of guests to talk to. I was self-conscious about the sound of my voice. I’d never edited audio before. I had no training or equipment.
So I had a lot to learn, but it’s been one of my best projects ever. Seriously.
The show cost less than $100 to start and I’m still using the same equipment. My mic has traveled to half a dozen countries and always earns a second look going through security.
I convinced enough friends — and maybe even a few strangers — to download the show, enough that it showed up in iTunes’ New and Noteworthy section during the launch. But let’s not mistake that for some magic podcasting pill and all of a sudden you have thousands of listeners. Not so, at least in my case.
It’s been a slow and steady climb. I wish I had a better answer, and obviously some other podcasts have seen much faster growth, but it’s been fun. Creating the show is the highlight of my week.
This week my friend Alex Barker co-hosts and interviews me on my entrepreneurial beginnings, my first side hustle, and the origins and future of Side Hustle Nation. We also go through a few listener questions as well.
(You may remember Alex from Episode 40 on the power of mastermind groups.)
I realized I’ve told some of these stories only in bits and pieces on the show and on the Side Hustle Nation blog before, despite having mentioned them on several other podcasts.
This episode is admittedly a little “fluffy” — so I promise a return to the hard-hitting tactical stuff next week!
- How I became an entrepreneur.
- The story behind my first side hustle.
- My biggest entrepreneurial failures.
- My recommendations for people just starting out.
- The percentage of income that comes from passive vs. active sources.
- Inspiring Innovation w/ Meron Bareket
- Smart Passive Income
- Tropical MBA
- The 8 Income Streams
- Bryan Harris – The 5 Steps to Quit Your Job in the Next 12 Months
- The SH Nation Facebook group
Do you remember around which episode you tuned into The Side Hustle Show? What ideas and tactics from the show have you taken action on?