45 Side Hustle Tools, Apps, and Resources I Use to Run My Online Business

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”

Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.

The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!

And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.

Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant: When, Where, and How to Do it Right

The hard truth is that we all have a limit to our capacity and how much we can do in and on our businesses — and that’s a tough pill to swallow for some entrepreneurs and small business owners.

But when you’re up against that ceiling you have to decide between two options — you can settle in, like OK, this is my life now. Or you can ask for help in breaking through, and that’s what this episode is about.

Growing your team in such a way that you have some breathing room in your schedule and in your mental bandwidth to do the work that’s required of a business owner, instead of the work of the business doer– to borrow from Sean Marshall in episode 312.

Options Trading 101: 8 Rules for Success for Total Newbies

Kirk DuPlessis

In this episode, we’re tackling a topic that’s been frequently requested by listeners, but is somewhat foreign to me, and that is options trading.

To help school me on this, I’m excited to welcome my friend Kirk DuPlessis to the show. Kirk runs the super popular site OptionAlpha.com, where you can get all sorts of free options trading training. He’s been at this for over 10 years and the site has over 150,000 members.

Options trading is a high probability form of investing, but as with all investments it’s based on risk. Risk, that Kirk is able to leverage with his in-depth understanding of the market — and by following a few key rules he’s sharing with us today.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2019

The biggest spike on the chart coincided with publishing this monster 7000-word post on passive income. It was a ton of fun to write and hopefully can be a pillar piece of content for years.

Even though there’s no “hockey stick” growth to report here, one bright spot is an increase in search traffic in June. Organic traffic was up 13% in June compared with May.

23 Ways I Make Passive Income + 47 More Ideas that Actually Work

passive income ideas

I set out to write the best damn passive income ideas post on the Internet.

Because here’s the thing. Most “passive income” list posts just repeat the same boilerplate ideas–open a high interest savings account, for example.

And yes, that will earn you a small amount of passive income (and I’ll certainly mention it as an option below), but my guess is you’re looking for something a little more substantial.

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