346: The Con of the Side Hustle, Beanie Babies, Affiliate Marketing, and More: 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.

I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since the last Q&A episode, and picked 20 to talk through in today’s show.

Like this format? This is the 8th installment of “20 Questions” so feel free to go back and binge on the older ones too:

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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.

This episode covers the dark side of side hustling, beanie babies, affiliate marketing, and much more.

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The Questions

  1. What’s your take on The Con of The Side Hustle?
  2. How is your Alexa skill, The Money Making Minute, doing?
  3. Who edits your show and how do you let them know which sections to cut?
  4. Does claiming a domain name automatically trademark it?
  5. Why don’t people like network marketing?
  6. Do I have to pay taxes on that?
  7. How do you keep the spark alive in a side hustle?
  8. Are you planning to update your books?
  9. What are the best zero investment business opportunities?
  10. When should I start adding affiliate links to my website?
  11. How much content should I have on my site before I “go live”?
  12. Why Teachable? (Join the interest list for my new course!)
  13. Should I sell my Beanie Babies?
  14. What one habit contributed most to your success?
  15. How do you differentiate between blog content and newsletter content?
  16. Why does Merch by Amazon require my bank account and social security info?
  17. How can I create a Google My Business page without showing my actual address?
  18. What categories should I select for my book?
  19. How have you applied the 80/20 rule to earn more and work less?
  20. What’s the going rate for proofreading/editing?
  21. What are your favorite affiliate programs?

Apparently I can’t count and got a bonus question in there!

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Nick Loper

About the Author

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.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

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