What I’ve Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs – Part 8

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At the end of nearly every episode of The Side Hustle Show, I ask my guests for their “#1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.”

There’s always a great variety of responses, and I wanted to take some time today to go through some of my favorites from the past 50-ish interviews.

This has become an annual tradition on the show, which is now almost 8.5 years old and recently passed 17 million lifetime downloads.

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Just the Tips

399 – Nate and Alysha Jackson“Take 100% responsibility.”

401 – Kate Erickson – “Ask yourself your biggest priority every day.”

402 – Michael Essek – “Think long-term.”

403 – Jenn Fei“Bring passion to your project.”

404 – Daniel Throssell“Your personality is like a cowbell, you need to add more.”

405 – Rich Jones – “Do what works for you.”

406 – Stacy Gallego“Anything worth doing is worth doing … poorly. We’re never good at anything we try at the beginning.”

407 – Erica Krupin“Keep your business debt free!”

409 – Matt Rowell“Don’t quit in the dip, keep going.”

410 – Alex Goldberg and Healy Jones

Alex: “Figure out the first model, then the challenge becomes thinking outside of the box.” 

Healy: “If you’re showing any glimmer of greatness, you just got to go 100% for it.”

411 – Nate Dodson“Think of how you can create a new category/opportunity.”

413 – Jon Corres“All it takes is one video. Keep posting quality content.”

414 – Don Wettrick“Start serving your smallest target market.”

415 – Josh Belk“Consistency always wins.”

416 – Shane Sams“Build recurring revenue.”

417 – Austin L. Church – “Pay attention to what wants to happen.”

419 – Codie Sanchez“The $1 challenge: Earn your first $1 on the Internet. Create something once you can sell over and over again.”

421 – Katie Emery“Don’t feel defeated before you even start.”

422 – Ericka Williams“Look around. Everything that works to service people, there’s an opportunity for you to get in there and help or get in there and make a profit.”

423 – Luke Emery“Take action on your ideas as quickly as possible.”

424 – Peter Askew“Start with a good domain name.”

427 – Brian Johnson – “What do you KNOW you need to do?

428 – Steve Nadramia“Talk to every single customer.”

429 – Carey Adam“Keep it simple.”

430 – Tyler Gillespie“You can’t read the label while you’re inside the jar.”

432 – Tami Smith“Don’t give up!”

433 – Jordan Berry“When you work with the best, they help you become the best.”

434 – Monisha Misra“Surround yourself with like-minded people.”

436 – John Lee Dumas“Become the best solution to a real problem.”

437 – Mark Levine“You have to love it!”

438 – Anthony and Jhanilka Hartzog

Anthony: “Keep going.”

Jhanilka: “Pick something flexible.”

439 – Kate Ahl“Keep your blinders on and focus on your business.”

440 – Rachel Hernandez“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

441 – Brad Rice“Take a bet on yourself.”

442 – Jade Weatherington“Be consistent and don’t give up.”

447 – Brian McGovern“Make people happy, and you can’t go wrong.”

448 – Luke Van Der Veer“Go for it!”

449 – Rachel Jones“Go where the demand is.”

450 – Matt Ralph“Get advice from people who know what they’re doing.”

454 – Mushfiq S.“Build your own site first.”

457 – Dickie Bush – “Get started before you’re ready.”

458 – Chris Misterek“Figure out how to create systems and workflows that make it easier to scale.”

459 – Chris Grant“Focus on one step of the ladder at a time.”

460 – Tori Dunlap“Serve before you sell.”

461 – Chantal Lavergne“Look at other pages in your niche and draw inspiration.”

462 – Delilah Orpi“Invest in education from the beginning.”

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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.

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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