71: One Page Adsense Sites and Productized Consulting

If you’ve been in the “niche site” game at all over the past few years, this week’s conversation will open your eyes to a whole new world of possibility in the realm of making money with Adsense.

Kurt Elster is the co-founder of EtherCycle, an online marketing strategy and web design and development firm. But on top of that, his company also runs a plethora of one-page micro-sites that earn advertising revenue with Adsense.

67: The Hustler’s Path: From Freelance to Agency to Product

It’s been quite a while since our last discussion of a software business here on the show. Even though we touched briefly on Long Tail Pro with Spencer Haws, I really have to go all the way back to Josh Isaak in episode 12 to find an in-depth breakdown of a Software as a service business.
So that means today’s conversation with Garrett Moon from CoSchedule is long overdue! After all, the low incremental cost and recurring revenue potential of the SaaS model is such a trendy holy grail of business right now.

65: How to Reverse Engineer Your Blog to Get Paying Clients (and 10x Your Hourly Rate)

Corrina Gordon-Barnes is a sought-after coach and mentor, and today she shares with Side Hustle Nation exactly how she built her business from the ground up.

There are some surprising turns and some eye-opening responses in this one, as I ask Corrina about how she prices her services, how she landed her first clients, how she’s scaling her business, and how she made blogging work as an effective marketing channel.

59: How to Start a Side Hustle Consulting Business that Gets Paid, with Kai Davis

Consulting can be a beautiful business model because it transitions you from selling what you do to selling what you know.

So what do you know that other businesses might pay for? What could you consult on?

We cover all that and more with Kai Davis this week on The Side Hustle Show. We talk everything from landing more clients, increasing your rates, getting paid to do work you used to do for free, how to get clients on a monthly retainer agreement, and if you stick around to the end of the show — Kai lays out his exact one-hour-at-a-time plan on how he would get a new consulting business off the ground.

53: How to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelancer

In this edition of The Side Hustle Show, I’m joined by Cameron Rambert all the way from Melbourne Australia! He’s a freelance marketing strategist and the founder of DigitalMined.com, a growing resource for struggling freelancers.

We talk about how aspiring side hustlers can get started earning their first dollars outside of their day job as freelancers — and I agree — freelancing is one of the fastest ways to make more money.

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.

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