39: Hacking Your Side Hustle for Growth and Passive Income

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When I met Mike, he looked nothing like this. (He was rocking a solid 2.5 month beard.)

In Episode 39 of The Side Hustle Show, I’m joined by Mike Newton from HackingPhotography.com.

We discuss how to make a name for yourself in any business, how to score corporate clients (and why you’d want to), and how to generate passive income streams from a service business.

I met Mike at Affiliate Summit in January, just by randomly sitting at the same breakfast table, and I’m glad I did because he’s got a great business sense and a great side hustle story to share.

The conversation centers on photography, but I think the lessons can be applied across a broad array of different business models.

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Learn:

  • How Mike’s passion for photography evolved from hobby to side hustle.
  • How he got his first paying customers.
  • The foot-in-the-door strategy that leads to awesome goodwill and word of mouth.
  • The “aha moment” when one photo gig paid more than a month’s salary at his day job.
  • How he differentiated himself and began to land lucrative corporate clients.
  • How service businesses can leverage their expertise into passive income streams.
  • Mike’s process for creating and selling his first digital product, without any sort of online presence or following.
  • Why Amazon was not the right outlet for his Hacking Photography book.
  • Mike’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.

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Let me know what you think of Mike’s side hustle hacks in the comments below. Anything you can apply to your business?

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3 thoughts on “39: Hacking Your Side Hustle for Growth and Passive Income

  1. Nick,

    Thanks for having me on buddy. I really need to update my profile photo considering I look a bit more like Grizzly Adams now… It’s been a hell of a ride taking photography from a hobby to full-time income as well as leveraging that knowledge into my first product. I appreciate you putting out all this knowledge on your blog to help us all speed up our learning curve. I listened to your podcast about Fiverr.com and already put up a gig that creates push-button sales, thanks for the heads up on that!

    • Thanks for delivering the goods in this episode!

      Reg, Fiverr — it’s pretty addicting right? I’m been having some fun over there, but they won’t let me into the Top-Rated Seller club yet!

  2. I never thought to add my own product to e-junkie. Great insight on creating a product for that.
    I agree with the fact that heading to the amazon marketplace with an ebook would be less than desirable, I did like the idea of including a lot of extras that drive the customer back to main site for more info, and to capture their information.

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