Lifestyle Creep, Luck, and Why Every Podcast Guest Has an Online Course: Q&A w/ Nick

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In this episode, we’re diving deep into the listener mailbag for a Q&A session.

luck and lifestyle creep

I’ll tackle things like lifestyle creep, the role of luck, and inadvertently breaking a bunch of links.

And hey, why does it seem like every podcast guest is selling an online course?

Spoiler: there’s some truth to it, and we’ll dig into why that happens.

This is the 16th installment of this series, so feel free to check out the older ones:

It’s a jam-packed Q&A session with actionable insights to help you level up your side hustle game, so there’s a little something for everyone in this episode.

Let’s dive in!


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The Questions

  1. Why are so many podcast guests selling an online course? (00:22)
  2. I want to sell my blog — do you have any tips for being proactive in finding a buyer? (03:54)
  3. As your income grows, how much lifestyle creep do you allow? (05:16)
  4. Your email links are all broken. What happened? (09:23)
  5. How much of success is attributed to luck? (11:55)
  6. How much do you need to earn on an annual basis with your side hustle for it to be worth it? (14:16)
  7. What kind of things can I rent out for a profit? I heard about people doing inflatables and bounce houses, but I don’t think I could set those up. (15:55)
  8. I have a video camera that I am not using and was thinking of renting it out. How do I make sure I get it back? (17:07)
  9. I am currently working on an AI-inspired Instagram page. I would love to monetize it, but I’m not sure how. (18:21)
  10. I’m starting a new website, but I’m not sure what to put on my about page, especially if it’s going to be my first entry. (20:23)

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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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