Are Podcast Transcriptions Worth It?

Is it worth it to transcribe your podcast?

That’s a question I’ve been wrestling with, and doing some testing on, so wanted to share my thoughts and results.

First of all, let’s clarify what we’re talking about. A podcast transcription is just the written record of your episode.

There are some distinct perceived advantages of providing transcriptions:

It’s respectful of your followers’ time, when they still want to consume your content but don’t have the 20-45 minutes necessary to listen.

Is Quora a Good Source of Traffic?

I’ve been running a little experiment lately to see if I could generate some traffic from Quora.

Quora is a question and answer site that generally seems to have a higher caliber of participants than say, Yahoo Answers.

My idea was to find questions related to side hustling, drop in a helpful answer and a relevant link, and see if the traffic flowed back to SideHustleNation.com.

The Cold Shower Challenge

For the last 2 months, I’ve only taken cold showers.

Why?

Because Nick Reese challenged me to do it when we recorded last week’s podcast session back in March, and now I’m afraid if I break the streak I won’t want to start again.

Bryn and my friends think I’m crazy. They’re probably right.

But call it a coincidence — things have been going pretty well since I turned on that cold water!

How (and why) to Find a Business Coach: 11 Entrepreneurs Share What Coaching Means to Them and How They Found Their Coaches

A couple weeks ago, a commenter named Dan asked for some resources on how to find a business coach.

I thought it was an excellent question so I put a query out on HelpAReporter.com asking current coaching clients:

How they found their coach?
Is there a general rule for budgeting how much to spend on a coach?
What do their coaches help them with? What are the benefits?
How often do they meet?
How long they’ve been working together?

These are the thoughtful and insightful answers I got back.

How I Earn an Extra $500 per Month With Amazon’s FBA Program

It is safe to say a number of people want to start an online-side hustle business. However, I believe many of us are paralyzed with preconceived notions that there is too much too learn to accomplish this quickly.

Personally, I used to believe to achieve success online you needed to know how to code, develop beautiful web sites, and be a social media expert!

Today I want to push those self-limiting thoughts out of your mind and explain how you can side-hustle online without knowing all of that technical stuff!

Blogging vs. Podcasting: A 1-Year Case Study

Heyo! Side Hustle Nation is a year old, and you know what that means?

Time to share the results of my first “serious” attempt at building something more than just a personal blog.

And, for the sake of comparison, I’ll share the results alongside those of The Side Hustle Show podcast to see which has been the more effective way of reaching new people and spreading the side hustle goodness.

How I Got on the Homepage of Fiverr and Earned $920 in 10 Days

My latest side hustle experiment landed me on the homepage of one of the world’s 200-most popular sites.

This story has its origins last summer when I talked with AnarchoFighter, the Top-Rated Fiverr seller who earned enough cash on the platform to buy a house.

I began tentatively, selling pdf copies of my books, but then got a little more adventurous. This post explores why I think I was featured on the homepage, how you can set yourself up for similar exposure, and how to make the most of it when it happens.

Hacking SlideShare: The Surprising Site That Sends More Referral Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter

Digging through my analytics last week, I stumbled on a surprising find:

SlideShare had driven more referral traffic to SideHustleNation so far this year than Twitter or Facebook.

I was surprised because

It’s a tiny fraction of the size of those other platforms.
I only have 6 presentations there (2 of which were duds).
I have a grand total of 77 SlideShare followers.
So how do they send so much traffic? Let’s take a look.

Prosper.com Year 3 Performance Update

My experiment with peer-to-peer lending at Prosper.com continues, and it’s been another busy year. The platform has seen some impressive growth, both in terms of the number and volume of “originations,” and the number of lenders competing for the most attractive loans to lend on. In fact, there’s been a huge influx of institutional money … Read more

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