Giving Away Ideas, Getting Great Guests, Growing Your Business, and More: 20 Questions With Nick

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20 questions round 15

We’ve got another round of 20 Questions from Side Hustle Nation listeners on the agenda today!

I always enjoy tapping into your collective experience and the challenge of providing helpful answers off the cuff.

As is customary on these episodes, I’ve filtered through a stack of questions from the Side Hustle Nation community over the past few months.

Though we usually hit 20, this time around we’ve got 18 questions to explore.

This is the 15th installment of this series, making it the longest-running series in the Side Hustle Show’s history, so feel free to check out the older ones:

Topics covered include podcast advertising, SEO resources, deciding which side hustle to focus on, and much more.

You’ll hear me reflect on getting sponsors for the show, recommend tools for affiliate marketing, give advice on turning a skill into a money-maker, and share what I’ve been reading lately.

There’s a little something for everyone in this episode, whether you’re just getting started on your first venture or looking to take an existing business to the next level.

Let’s jump right into the questions!


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The Questions

  1. If these ideas worked, why are you giving them away? (01:26)
  2. What should I know about taxes and government regulations before starting? (02:43)
  3. How did you get your first podcast sponsor and what strategies do you suggest for attracting more? (03:37)
  4. Do you manage to estimate the LTV and CAC for a podcast? (07:28)
  5. Have you considered sending newsletters from Beehiiv? (10:00)
  6. How can I leverage my residential trim carpentry and cabinetry expertise to create new income streams? (10:35)
  7. What’s a parrothead? (14:26)
  8. I’m looking to build my knowledge of SEO. What resources do you recommend? (15:18)
  9. How can I expand my fitness side hustle (photography) beyond Instagram DMs? (16:41)
  10. How do you find these guests every week? (17:46)
  11. I own a CPA firm and specialize in real estate. What is the best way to identify podcasts that would be mutually beneficial? (21:15)
  12. I represent a PR agency. I’m reaching out to you because we are in need of podcast placements for our clients on different podcast channels. (24:13)
  13. What are your thoughts on the company called Kwik Dry and its franchise opportunities? (25:01)
  14. Is there a cheat sheet for deciding which side hustle to focus on first, then second, then third? (26:28)
  15. What’s the latest with the YouTube channel? Seems like there’s a lot of potential there. (27:57)
  16. Read any good books lately? (29:27)
  17. How’s your Amazon influencer side hustle going? (31:38)
  18. Who’s the richest person you know? (33:27)

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Nick Loper is a side hustle expert who loves helping people earn more money and start businesses they care about. He hosts the award-winning Side Hustle Show, where he's interviewed over 500 successful entrepreneurs, and is the bestselling author of Buy Buttons, The Side Hustle, and $1,000 100 Ways.

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