128: Building a 6-Figure Online Store on the Side

I met Steve Chou at New Media Expo this spring, and was fascinated by his story.

He’s built three different six-figure businesses, all while still working a day job in Silicon Valley. In fact, I was really surprised to find out he’s still working TODAY, despite all this side hustle success.

Those businesses are an ecommerce store at BumblebeeLinens.com, his blog and podcast at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, and his online course teaching others how to get started in ecommerce.

125: $4k a Month on the Side with Amazon FBA Clearance Arbitrage

I was really excited to sit down with Travis Scott from StuffParentsLike.com to share his success with the Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) clearance arbitrage business, and also to get his insight since I just started playing around with this side hustle myself.

Travis has seen impressive results with Amazon, netting $25,000 so far this year through July, in addition to his full-time job and duties as a dad.

You may remember Travis from a guest post he contributed on his FBA adventures last year.

My First Amazon FBA Clearance Arbitrage Shopping Trips – And My First Sales!

amazon fba clearance arbitrage

Over the past few weeks I’ve made several clearance arbitrage scouting trips. After hearing about this side hustle for the past year and some of the success my friends and peers are having with it, I had to give it a shot!

The first thing I did was install the Amazon Seller app on my phone.

Upon opening it, I learned an Amazon Seller account was required to run it, so I created a free Amazon Seller account.

116: Getting Started in Ecommerce

Travis Marziani is the co-founder of BDancewear.com, an ecommerce store specializing in dance-clothing handmade in the US.

On this week’s show, Travis joins me to talk about why ecommerce is such an awesome business model, especially for side hustlers, and the story behind the dance site — since he is clearly not the target demographic.

He’s got some innovative content marketing ideas for online stores as well as how people can get started in ecommerce without massive overhead or investment.

104: How to Find and Validate Your First Import Product

Four months ago, Andy Slamans gave us a detailed look at Amazon FBA product selection, working with manufacturers, and bringing those products to market.

But the most common question I get from listeners is how to find that first product to import.

How do I find a profitable product? How do I measure the competition? How do I validate the demand and the pricing? In today’s episode, I sit down with Will Mitchell from StartupBros.com to dive into those exact questions.

6 Amazon FBA Sellers Share How Their Business Got Its Start

With so much excitement around the Amazon FBA business, both on the retail arbitrage and private label side of things, I thought it would be fun to ask a few friends and colleagues about their first great product find.

This post is a collection of their answers.

Men and women from all over the country are taking advantage of this non-technical side hustle. If you have a smartphone you can get started with it today.

88: 6 Figures in 6 Months … with No Inventory, No Coding, and No Selling, with Benny Hsu

I’m thrilled to welcome Benny Hsu back to The Side Hustle Show! Remember Benny from way back in episode 17, when we talked about dominating the app store?

In 2014, his app business took a backseat to a new side hustle: selling t-shirts through Teespring.

I ran into Benny at Podcast Movement last summer, where I was proudly rocking my “Every day I’m hustling” tee, and we got to chatting about his new Teespring business.

84: $33k in 30 Days? Getting Started with Private Labeling and Amazon FBA

Selling on Amazon is one of the hottest side hustles around, and I’m not talking about selling books!

In this show, we’ll dive into sourcing and selling your own physical products on Amazon by finding what’s hot in the marketplace, making smart purchases, and out-marketing the competition.

I’m joined by Andy Slamans, an Amazon seller who turned his online side hustle into a full-time business this May, and expects to finish the year with over $400,000 in top line revenue. (And $33k in 30 days and over $5k in one day on Cyber Monday!) Incredible!

77: Growing a $4k a Month Business in an Hour a Day, with Kellie Gimenez

When I learned the results Kellie Gimenez was seeing in her business, I knew I had to hear the story firsthand. She’s a former co-worker of mine, who became a Beachbody coach in the spring of 2013.

After following along with her journey on social media, I finally reached out to invite her on the show.

In just 18 months, she’s built her business up to more than $4k per month, with plans to push it to $10k by mid 2015!

And the crazy part is she says she only works on it an hour or two a day.

72: How to Make a Full-Time Living on Craigslist

Ryan Finlay from ReCraigslist.com makes a full-time living (and supports his family of 7) buying and selling items on Craigslist.
In fact, he used this business to pull himself out from $25,000 in debt and now teaches others to do the same.

This is really one of the most fascinating side hustle stories I’ve come across because there’s a Craigslist for your city that is probably teeming with “inventory” for you to run a similar business.

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