Market Saturation, Mind Mapping, Miracle Mornings, and More: 20 Questions with Nick

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20 questions with nick - round 9

It’s time to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show.

I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since the last Q&A episode, and picked 20 to talk through in today’s show.

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This is the 9th installment of “20 Questions” so feel free to go back and binge on the older ones too:

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A common piece of advice you’ll hear is to take audience questions and turn them into content, so here’s a meta example of that in action.

This episode covers market saturation, getting up earlier, mapping out content, and lots more.


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The Questions

  1. How do you monetize your blog?
  2. Since the market is so saturated nowadays, can you really start an online business and earn a decent side income?
  3. How do you conceptualize and categorize the things you want to write about? 
  4. Is there a market for me to create personalized calendars, invitations, and Christmas cards for other people as a side hustle?
  5. Do you have any tips for developing a routine to wake up earlier?
  6. Is it worth paying Bluehost $2000 to build my website for me?
  7. Do you know of a business that started as primarily an informative blog and is now an e-commerce site?
  8. How does one create a side income that may turn into a larger income, without losing their main source of income?
  9. What are your suggestions for junior hustlers?
  10. Should I start my own business and compete with my current employer?
  11. To sell my eco-friendly products online, what steps do you think I should take when creating my business blog or website?
  12. Do you have any specific piece of writing or video of any kind that really helped you personally?
  13. Should I sell a service under my own name or personal brand, or as an agency?
  14. When starting a new venture, how do you plan your day or activities that need to happen step by step?
  15. What makes for a great interview?
  16. How’d you get to 10 million downloads?
  17. How should I deal with the privacy blockers that are messing up my website?
  18. What was your biggest challenge in making your course?
  19. What SEO tactics are working well for you at the moment?
  20. Did you ever end up making a hire for your executive assistant / content manager position you posted over the summer?

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About the Author

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.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

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