How to Build and Monetize a Facebook Audience: Zero to 50,000 Followers in 12 Months

Chantal Lavergne

We’ve been on a bit of an audience building kick lately in our conversations with Dickie Bush about Twitter, with Tori Dunlap about TikTok.

Today you’ll meet a long-time listener of the show who built her audience on Facebook.

Chantal Lavergne is the founder of FunSensoryPlay.com, which started as a Facebook page in early 2020 — and that’s important because that’s years after the supposed death of organic Facebook page reach.

How to Grow and Monetize a TikTok Audience: 1.6M Followers in 13 Months

Tired of toiling away on social media for lackluster results? Tori Dunlap earned her first 200,000 TikTok followers in just a couple weeks, and has added another 1.4 million since then. 

All that attention has helped her turn a healthy 6-figure business into a multi-7-figure operation. 

Tori is the founder of HerFirst100k.com and host of the Financial Feminist podcast, where she helps women become more financially confident.

She argues that TikTok is the best social media platform on which to grow a targeted audience right now.

Side Hustle Showdown: Buying a Business vs. Investing in Real Estate

real estate vs small business

If you’re looking to add some time-leveraged cash flow to your bottom line, two of the best options are investing in rental real estate and buying small businesses.

Both are viable options, and to help you figure out if either or both of these investment options are right for you, it’s time for another Side Hustle Showdown.

Online Arbitrage: Make Money with Amazon FBA from Home

Chris-Grant

Buying products for a low price and selling them for a higher price can be a quick way to multiply money, but what if you could find profit from the comfort of your home?

This is the promise of online arbitrage.

Online arbitrage is the process of buying inventory from one site to resell on another. It’s amazing to me that this is a thing, but it very much is.

How to Get More Freelance Gigs: Tap Into a $2.5 Billion Market

Chris Misterek

Few words will get as polarizing a response among freelancers and side hustlers as Upwork.

Depending on who you ask, it’s either a fantastic platform to connect with well-paying gigs and quality clients … or it’s a hopeless, desperate race to the bottom, overly-competitive bloodbath with no chance of success.

Like a lot of things, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, and a lot of your outcome will depend on your strategy and how well you show up.

Online Focus Groups: 23 Paid Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion

online focus group

I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.

We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $150 for my time and opinions. Not bad!

The whole thing was pretty quick and painless, and actually kind of interesting, and it got me thinking that this could be a fun side hustle, so I set out to find other consumer research companies that operate nationwide or even ones that conduct studies online.

Building a 6-Figure Side Hustle on Twitter: Audience Growth and Monetization w/ Dickie Bush

Today’s guest has gone from zero to almost 50k followers in the last 12 months and has had several 6-figure course launches.

This is impressive in itself, but what’s even more impressive about this story is that Dickie Bush has built his audience on Twitter.

Twitter is a platform that I’d kind of written off. In fact, in 8 years and 450 episodes, we’ve never done a dedicated conversation on Twitter as an audience-building platform, but that might change today.

19 Marketing Tips for Books (and Other Products) From Bestselling Authors

What’s the best way to write a bestselling book? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get 100 different answers.

This post serves a couple purposes. The first is to collect and share some awesome book marketing tips from the authors you’ll find below. After all, the “round-up” post format is a proven winner.

The second purpose is admittedly a little more self-serving. I’ve got a new book launch coming up and wanted to hear from some of the best in the business what I should to give it the best chances for success.

63 Apps That Pay You: The Best Money Making Apps of 2021

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We’re hooked on our devices, but did you know your smartphone can actually make you money every month? Here are some of my favorite money making apps and money saving apps.

Some are completely passive after you set them up, while others take a little more time.

I’ve broken these down by category, and encourage you to pick and install the ones that make the most sense for you.

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