198: Blogging, Branding, Book Writing, and Finding the Right Side Hustle for You: 20 Questions with Nick

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It’s time to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show.

It’s been 3 months since the last Q&A show I did and I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since then.

A common piece of advice you’ll hear is to take audience questions and turn them into content, so here’s a meta example of that in action.

Tune in to hear my responses to the questions below.


The Questions

  1. My roommate and I have a lot of guitars lying around. Should I try to build an online store to sell them?
  2. How can I use my years of knowledge as a teacher to change people’s lives?
  3. I am in desperate need of a side hustle. I’m thinking of starting a blog or just writing a book. The other idea I had was maybe drop shipping; what are your thoughts?
  4. What do you make your PDF books with?
  5. Do you know of any podcast/website/etc that reviews software/tools/tech for side hustlers?
  6. I really want to branch out and explore making profits from my blog. How can I get started? What’s the first thing I should know?
  7. I’ve just about completed what looks like a 12k word blog post on how people working in digital agencies or freelancers can best manage client conflict. Would you suggest putting this out there as an ebook, or posting it as a blog post for epic SEO juice?
  8. I am from Nigeria and I’ve been worried about some of the restrictions placed on Nigerians by companies like PayPal and Amazon, where we are not allowed to participate in the services they offer. Is there anyway to work around these restrictions?
  9. How can I monetize my character or personality?
  10. What microphone do you use?
  11. When you became a full time onliner, what were some of the things you did to get life in order?
  12. Is this [side hustling] just a young person project?
  13. How can I get some freelance work in web development?
  14. What do you know about qualifying a blogger blog for Adsense?
  15. How can I freelance my customer service skills?
  16. I just got your new book. What were the best and worst parts of the writing process?
  17. Do you have any tips on how to validate my idea?
  18. I just purchased your book but do not own a kindle. What to do?!
  19. How do you analyze your unique range of skills and qualities in order to find your highest potential side hustle venture? I have a ton of ideas, some adjacent to my expertise and others not. How do you choose what to do first, or do you follow multiple parallel paths? What criteria help you pick the next step?
  20. How can I turn $100 into $200?

Links and Resources

Your Turn

Is there a topic you’d like to hear covered on the show? Is there a guest I absolutely NEED to have on?

What can I do to serve you better in the coming months?

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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.

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6 thoughts on “198: Blogging, Branding, Book Writing, and Finding the Right Side Hustle for You: 20 Questions with Nick”

  1. Nice work Nick,
    I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on capatilizing on trends and recognizing when they are slowing down.

    I think a cool guest would be Robin Smith, the CEO and co-founder of WeGoLook.

  2. Reading this article I learn more information that you made. Your article will be helpful for us. The really fantastic article that you share. Thanks for sharing this article. You are invited.

  3. Great podcast. Would you please post the link to the teacher’s online education media mentioned in response to Questions #2. It was something/gaby, but I didn’t catch it. Thanks!


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