259: YouTube Roundtable: How 3 Video Creators Built an Audience and a Business on YouTube

This week’s show is a roundtable episode on the topic of YouTube, and specifically how 3 different channel hosts have gone about growing their presence and profits on the YouTube platform.

They explain how and why they started using the free YouTube platform to grow significant followings and income streams, and share some actionable advice on how you can do the same.

257: Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers: How Michelle Makes $50,000 a Month Selling Other People’s Products

You might know Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from her super-popular blog MakingSenseofCents.com where she gets hundreds of thousands of readers and makes 6-figures a month.

The bulk of her revenue comes from affiliate marketing, and Michelle now has a course explaining exactly how you too can build a profitable blog at MakingSenseofAffiliateMarketing.com.

255: Finding Your Sweet Spot: How Talking About Air Conditioning Turned Into a 5-Figure a Month Side Hustle

By day, Bryan Orr helps runs an air conditioning company in Central Florida, and by night he’s a father of 9 — yet somehow he’s found the time to build his HVAC School podcast into a 5-figure a month business in less than a year.

Tasked with training technicians at his day job, he had the idea to put it into an on-demand audio format, and that’s where he found his side hustle sweet spot.

249: SaaS Case Study: How Snappa Bootstrapped Their Way from Idea to $33k MRR in 2 Years

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Christopher Gimmer is the founder of Snappa.com, where you can “create online graphics in a snap.” Like perfectly sized social media graphics or blog images easily and professionally.

He’s built a cool do-it-yourself tool that’s sold on a monthly or annual subscription model. Another example of a recurring revenue model that can be scaled up over time.

Self-Publishing Income Report: 12 Months Post-Launch

A year ago I launched my book Buy Buttons out into the world.

It was my most ambitious book project to-date, and I put a lot of effort into the creation and marketing of it.

The launch did well. The book became an Amazon bestseller on its first day and earned around $2600 in profit in its first month.

But several people have asked how it’s done since then, and while I had a vague idea that it was still selling daily, I figured the 1-year anniversary would be a good excuse to dive into the numbers to see in concrete terms how profitable it’s been in its first year.

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