52: How to Use Freelancing to Find Business Ideas (and Cold Showers to Find Yourself)

Nick Reese is an accomplished entrepreneur and sought-after business coach. We set out to record an episode on the mindset necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur, and I think we reached that goal, but along the way, Nick shared a fascinating way to build a lucrative side hustle by starting out freelancing.

And on top of that, he shares why he started taking cold showers 2 years ago, and why he’s actually got me hooked on the cold shower thing in the couple of months since we recorded the episode.

How (and why) to Find a Business Coach: 11 Entrepreneurs Share What Coaching Means to Them and How They Found Their Coaches

A couple weeks ago, a commenter named Dan asked for some resources on how to find a business coach.

I thought it was an excellent question so I put a query out on HelpAReporter.com asking current coaching clients:

How they found their coach?
Is there a general rule for budgeting how much to spend on a coach?
What do their coaches help them with? What are the benefits?
How often do they meet?
How long they’ve been working together?

These are the thoughtful and insightful answers I got back.

How I Got on the Homepage of Fiverr and Earned $920 in 10 Days

My latest side hustle experiment landed me on the homepage of one of the world’s 200-most popular sites.

This story has its origins last summer when I talked with AnarchoFighter, the Top-Rated Fiverr seller who earned enough cash on the platform to buy a house.

I began tentatively, selling pdf copies of my books, but then got a little more adventurous. This post explores why I think I was featured on the homepage, how you can set yourself up for similar exposure, and how to make the most of it when it happens.

42: Niche Down and Dominate

In Episode 42 of The Side Hustle Show, Alex Harris (aka AlexDesigns) joins me to talk niche service businesses.

He shares how he built his business, AlexDesigns.com, in his spare time, how he landed his first customers, how he scores big name clients, how he prices his services, and how he’s recovering from a Google algorithm update.

31: Pay What You Want Pricing for Side Hustlers

Could you actually earn more money for your side hustle work by letting customers choose their own price?

Tom Morkes, author of The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing, shares why the strategy works and when to use it.

His extensive research and case studies show how entrepreneurs can at once reach a wider audience by eliminating the price barrier, and earn more money from their biggest fans and supporters.

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