6 Months to 6 Figures on the Side … Helping People with Excel

There are a million and one ways to make money online, but they almost always come down to helping other people.

Today’s guest, Kat Norton aka Miss.Excel, has been doing plenty of that. She’s reaching hundreds of thousands of followers as a spreadsheet influencer — you didn’t know there was such a thing, did you?

Kat started on TikTok in June 2020 and already has over 734k followers, she later branched out onto Instagram and has already built a following of more than 573k followers there, too.

How One Football Fan Turned Tailgating into an Online Business

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How does turning a passion into a profitable side hustle sound?

That’s exactly what this week’s guest, Luke Lorick of Tailgating-Challenge.com has done.

Luke took his passion for tailgating — the pre-game parking lot party variety, not the annoying driving habit variety, and turned that into a long-running and profitable online side hustle.

It wasn’t an overnight success. In fact, Luke says himself that “Overnight successes don’t happen overnight.”

41 Side Hustle Tools, Apps, and Resources I Use to Run My Online Business

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, and to that end I took a recent inventory of my online business “toolkit.”

Of course many of these will be obvious to you but hopefully you discover some helpful new resources as well.

The good news? Most are free or at least have a free version!

And if you’re looking for the definitive guide to online resources named by top entrepreneurs, check out the full collection in my book, Work Smarter.

The 6-Figure Belly Dancing Course

Jennifer Sobel

Turning a passion into a 6-figure business is the goal of many entrepreneurs, and that’s what this week’s guest, Jennifer Sobel has done.

Jennifer has combined her lifelong passion for bellydancing with her skills in digital marketing to create TheBellyDanceSolution.com, one part of what’s become a 6-figure online business.

There are 3 big ideas in this episode that you may be able to use to improve your own sales funnel: 

Online Drop Servicing: Building a $10k/mo Niche Productized Service Agency

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Where there’s pain, there might also be profit…

That was the case for today’s guest, Pete Mockaitis. Pete was seeing some traction with his podcast, the HowToBeAwesomeAtYourJob Podcast, but was struggling to keep up all the off-air tasks — the show notes, the editing, the social media.

For Pete Mockaitis, that pain turned into AwesomePros.co, a niche drop-servicing company that he co-founded with Brian Kearny and is now doing $10k a month in recurring revenue.

The $8k a Month Curly Hair Blog

Delilah Orpi

Ever thought about turning your expertise in an everyday subject or topic into an online business?

For Delilah Orpi, her expertise was on taking care of her curly hair — and starting as a side hustle, she turned that into an online business earning around $8k a month at HolisticEnchilada.com.

Delilah has some interesting strategies she used to grow her audience, build her email list, diversify her multiple income streams — all of which can be applied to a topic of your choosing.

Memberships vs. Online Courses: Which Business Model is Right for You?

There are tons of ways to make money online — the root of all of them comes down to helping people.

Two common ways entrepreneurs help a wide audience is by packaging up their knowledge and experience into an online training course or a membership program/community.

But which model makes the most sense for your business?

To find out, it’s time for another Side Hustle Showdown.

How to Build and Monetize a Facebook Audience: Zero to 50,000 Followers in 12 Months

Chantal Lavergne

We’ve been on a bit of an audience building kick lately in our conversations with Dickie Bush about Twitter, with Tori Dunlap about TikTok.

Today you’ll meet a long-time listener of the show who built her audience on Facebook.

Chantal Lavergne is the founder of FunSensoryPlay.com, which started as a Facebook page in early 2020 — and that’s important because that’s years after the supposed death of organic Facebook page reach.

How to Grow and Monetize a TikTok Audience: 1.6M Followers in 13 Months

Tired of toiling away on social media for lackluster results? Tori Dunlap earned her first 200,000 TikTok followers in just a couple weeks, and has added another 1.4 million since then. 

All that attention has helped her turn a healthy 6-figure business into a multi-7-figure operation. 

Tori is the founder of HerFirst100k.com and host of the Financial Feminist podcast, where she helps women become more financially confident.

She argues that TikTok is the best social media platform on which to grow a targeted audience right now.

Building a 6-Figure Side Hustle on Twitter: Audience Growth and Monetization w/ Dickie Bush

Today’s guest has gone from zero to almost 50k followers in the last 12 months and has had several 6-figure course launches.

This is impressive in itself, but what’s even more impressive about this story is that Dickie Bush has built his audience on Twitter.

Twitter is a platform that I’d kind of written off. In fact, in 8 years and 450 episodes, we’ve never done a dedicated conversation on Twitter as an audience-building platform, but that might change today.

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