How Side Hustle Nation Makes Money

Side Hustle Nation™ was founded in 2013 by Nick Loper (that’s me!).

After building a side hustle to the point I was able to quit my full-time corporate job, I got excited about sharing this lower-risk brand of entrepreneurship with the world.

I was confident I could help other people make more money and live better lives.

Along the way, this little side project became a full-time business in itself.

Today, the site reaches millions of visitors a year, and tens of thousands more subscribe to The Side Hustle Show podcast and email newsletter. I love serving the Side Hustle Nation community and helping them improve their financial well-being.

As a business, Side Hustle Nation makes money in several ways, including:

  • The sale of our own digital products, primarily courses and books.
  • Sponsorships of the podcast and email newsletter
  • Affiliate partnerships

That last one — affiliate partnerships — isn’t always obvious.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

As an affiliate, I earn referral commissions when you buy a product or sign up for a service through my specific tracking link. There’s no extra cost to you to do so, but it’s something you should know about when browsing the site.

For example, if I talk about email marketing, I’ll often mention my email marketing service, ActiveCampaign. If you sign up for ActiveCampaign through my link, I’ll earn a commission.

How We Choose Affiliate Partners

I carefully vet and screen all affiliate partners before they ever get written about on the site. Most of the products and services I use myself first.

When that isn’t possible or feasible, I rely on a consensus of third-party reviews, interviews with users, and interactions with the company or provider itself to form an opinion and recommendation.

Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer

Side Hustle Nation participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. 

Broken or Unexpected Links

While we frequently monitor external links (both affiliate links and others) for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness, we do not warrant, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any information or product offered by third-party websites.

We manage hundreds of pages of content and dozens of affiliate partnerships. If you click on a link and it doesn’t take you where you expected, please let us know using the contact information below!


Side Hustle Nation may contain testimonials by myself or other actual users of the products or services mentioned. These testimonials reflect the actual user’s true and own opinions and experiences. We don’t pay for or manipulate these testimonials.

Still, individual results will vary.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this disclosure, please reach out:

4580 Klahanie Dr. SE #155
Sammamish, WA 98029


Last Updated September 29, 2023.

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