State of the Nation: 2016 Member Survey Results (Plus How to Run a Survey For Your Audience)

One of the best ways to figure out how to better serve your customers or your audience is to, well, ask them.

So I set out to create my (annual?) member survey and see if I could get some insights into where readers and listeners are at in their side hustle journey, what types of businesses you’re working on, and what your biggest challenges are.

I also wanted to find out about how you were interacting with the Side Hustle Nation content; the blog, podcast, and email newsletter.

2015 Annual Review and Q4 Progress Report: What Was Awesome, What Sucked, and What’s Next

Last year I published my first annual review, and have been doing quarterly progress reports since then.

Overall, I felt happier in 2015 than I have in a long time. I think that’s the result of a lot of factors coming together, including lower stress, fun projects, and a growing comfort as to what’s “enough.”

This is my recap of what went down in Q4 and in 2015 overall, plus my wins and losses for the year and my top 10 articles and podcast episodes.

Mid-Year Progress Report – 2015

Yikes, the year is already half over!

This is the second installment of my quarterly progress reports. If you want to check out the first one from April, you can do so here.

Why “progress”? Because that’s what it’s all about.

To me, progress means forward motion, or actively taking the steps to improve each day. It’s one thing we can control.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2015

This is my first attempt at what may turn into a regular series: a quarterly progress report.

Why quarterly? Because months are too short.

Why “progress”? Because that’s what it’s all about.

To me, progress means forward motion, or actively taking the steps to improve each day. It’s one thing we can control.

State of the Nation: Your Chance to Earn a Year of Free Side Hustle Coaching and Support

This month I conducted the first (annual?) Side Hustle Nation member survey, and was grateful to see more than 100 responses!

To incentivize responses, I gave away a free side hustle strategy session and made sure the survey was mobile-ready so it could be done on a phone.

One of the requests projects was a “public coaching” effort, which means I need an audience volunteer. If that sounds like something that would be useful to you, read on.

2015 Goals (and a giveaway)

As we turn the calendar over for a new year, I think it’s a good idea to put pen to paper and write down a few “big picture” goals for the year.

Whether that’s quitting your job, as Bryan Harris outlined last week on the podcast, paying down debt, or earning a couple hundred bucks a month, it’s all worthwhile.

What makes a good goal?

Blogging vs. Podcasting: A 1-Year Case Study

Heyo! Side Hustle Nation is a year old, and you know what that means?

Time to share the results of my first “serious” attempt at building something more than just a personal blog.

And, for the sake of comparison, I’ll share the results alongside those of The Side Hustle Show podcast to see which has been the more effective way of reaching new people and spreading the side hustle goodness.

2013 Goals

Even though the results on last year’s goals weren’t 100% stellar, they did end up providing a lot of clarity on day-to-day decisions throughout the year. Like a corporate mission statement, big picture goals help guide smaller decisions, and help you steer you down the path you want to go. For example, a publicly-stated goal … Read more

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