How to Become a Bookkeeper and Make $70 an Hour from Home

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Side Hustle Show listener Kate Johnson started her bookkeeping business in 2017, and now serves several recurring clients. She targets an effective rate of $70 an hour, and is able to work from home.

With her youngest starting preschool, Kate found herself with an extra 9 hours a week. “I wanted to be a good steward of that time,” she explained.

How to Start a Service Business to Replace Your Income, Step-by-Step

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“I had a lot of drive underneath me, I hated my job so much,” Abbey Ashley from TheVirtualSavvy.com told me.

If you’re looking to make extra money, there’s no doubt that starting a service business is one of the fastest ways to do that, with almost no barrier to entry and minimal startup costs. In fact, it was a service business, a house painting business, that was one of my first entrepreneurial adventures.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Review: How I Made $50,000 in My Spare Time

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When focused on this side hustle, Mike typically made anywhere from $150-300/week and has earned over $50,000 in total working on tasks right from his computer at home.

Having worked on Amazon Mechanical Turk for 2 and a half years (completely as a side hustle), he’s done over 150,000 tasks (called HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks).

How to Become a Loan Signing Agent and Earn $100 an Hour Part-Time

“It’s the best-kept secret in the real estate industry,” Mark said, talking about working as a loan signing agent.

You can make $100 for an hour working as a loan signing agent. With the only real requirements being you know what you’re doing, and you have a notary license.

The $100k Niche Consulting Business

When you hear “college admissions essay consultant,” you might imagine some dull, overly formal academic type.

But Carter Osborne from carterosbornetutoring.com took a pretty unconventional path to dominating this niche business.

When he started providing tutoring services on the side, he was just a “broke, desperate graduate student” in need of some extra money.

Carter actually had no formal business training. His background was in political science and public administration—so not exactly the traditional entrepreneurial breeding grounds.

Not exactly the traditional path for an entrepreneur, right?

And yet, the untraditional route Carter took allowed him to build a unique $100k consulting business, with almost all the revenue coming in just half the year.

While Carter’s career path didn’t seem logical as a tutor, he was about to discover an untapped market niche that was waiting to be explored.

Scaling Up a Service Business: From Idea to $400k in Monthly Recurring Revenue (in Under 3 Years)

Three years ago Design Pickle didn’t exist. It wasn’t even an idea in founder Russ Perry’s head yet.

That’s why it seems crazy to me that today the unlimited graphic design service is doing $400k in monthly recurring revenue!

Back in 2014 Russ was running a creative agency, but he started to hate everything about it. “I felt like I was in a prison of my own creation,” he said.

The 15 Best Ways to Make $5k a Month (Real Life Examples)

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What are some of the best, most realistic ways to make $5k a month?

While still slightly below the nationwide median income, earning $5000 a month (or $60,000 a year) is a great financial milestone to shoot for.

In this post, I’ll share the best ways to get it done as either an employee or an entrepreneur.

Steady App Review: Your Gateway to the Gig Economy

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“Find work. Earn money,” the Steady app promises.

Steady is the first tool I’ve seen that attempts to bring all the “gig economy” and flexible work opportunities under one roof.

Yes, that same gig economy that 36% of the US workforce is already a part of. In some ways, we’re becoming a nation of side hustlers and freelancers, and the free Steady app is a gateway to hundreds of potential ways to earn extra money.

24 Cleaning Business Ideas That Really Clean Up!

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The world can be a dirty place! But in every mess, there’s an opportunity to clean up — both literally and figuratively.

Every year, Americans spend $46 billion on cleaning services and another $1 billion on cleaning supplies. Plus, 43% of the population says they “hate” cleaning!

That’s why cleaning businesses are in-demand — and why smart entrepreneurs are cashing in on that trend.

How Jacques Hopkins Sold $4M Worth of an Online Piano Course

You may remember the story Jacques Hopkins first shared on the Side Hustle Show in 2017 about his online piano course.

Over the past decade, he systematically scaled Piano in 21 Days, into a powerhouse brand that generated over $4 million in sales.

Now in 2024, I connected with Jacques again to get an update on his current projects and perspective looking back on his entrepreneurial wins and lessons learned over the past years.

Like all savvy business owners, his approach and focus has evolved quite a bit during that timeframe.

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