It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to freelancing on the side to earn extra money, hone their skills, and maybe even build a business of their own.
Whether you’re just looking to supplement your day job income or eventually strike out on your own, you’ll find dozens websites and marketplaces to connect you with potential clients.
But which ones are the best for you? That depends on your skills and expertise, and also what you want out of your side gig.
This is an episode about getting out of your own way, about the transformation from technician to business owner.
To help me work through what we’re going to call 6 Rules of Scale, I invited Sean Marshall from FamilyRocketship.com back to the program.
We last heard from Sean way back in episode 92 in early 2015, and I think he’s someone worth paying attention to because he’s set up his business (an online marketing agency) in such a way that the day-to-day operations don’t require much of his direct involvement at all.
April Whitney was staring at a future of pharmaceutical copywriting, which has cubical farm written all over it, and wanted out.
Today, April’s view is quite a bit different. She’s a personal trainer, she sells a fitness program online at smalletics.com, but more interestingly, she’s become the leading voice in the niche of petite fitness.
How does making an extra few hundred $$ a month with a low rated side hustle that has literally millions of potential repeat customers sound?
Matt Rowell set himself the goal of generating an extra $5k over 5 years to fund some passion projects he’s interested in, and he’s found a niche that fits this bill to set himself on this path.
In October of 2017, Fiverr launched a new service called Fiverr Pro, which features the top 1% of sellers on the platform.
Our business was the first to be featured in the Pro section for SEO, and here we’ll explain some of our strategies for building your brand on Fiverr as well as best practices for being accepted into Fiverr Pro.
Chris is the founder of ThinkMaids.com, a residential house cleaning service in the Washington DC area he started on the side while still a university student.
Less than two years later, the business is doing $60k a month worth of cleaning work, all without Chris ever lifting a mop or dusting a shelf himself.
This contribution on how to become a tutor comes from Trevor Klee.
Trevor’s a test-prep tutor in the Boston area, and his 20 hour per week tutoring business earns $8000 a month.
The business has given him the time freedom to pursue all sorts of new side hustles, including his blog for current and aspiring tutors, JustAddTutor.com.
May Najafabadi of CreativeKidzCrafts.com went from paying for her son to attend afterschool enrichment classes, to holding her own classes and making $12k working 1 hour a day for 8 weeks.
May has an interesting entrepreneurial background that is mostly in e-commerce selling items on eBay and Amazon.