51: One Listener’s Year of Hustle: Apps, YouTube, Kindle, Udemy, Fiverr, and More

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I’m excited to welcome Alex Genadinik back to The Side Hustle Show as the first-ever repeat guest. Alex reached out and told me how he’d applied many of the strategies and tactics discussed on the show over the past year, and I thought it would be fun to highlight some of those along with his progress.

Alex’s “year of hustle” has created at least 4 new income streams, including a couple more “passive” channels.

This episode illustrates the power of starting today, so you can look back a year from now and see how far you’ve come. Neither of us are millionaires, but we’re making progress and are in a better position today than we were a year ago — in large part because we took action.

“Just do it” and “just start” were two of the most commonly-issued words of advice through the first 50 episodes of the show, and I don’t think we can take that lightly.

Every all-star was once a rookie.

Every professor was once a student.

Every expert was once a beginner.

I hope our conversation will spark some ideas and inspire you to take action and start on your journey, so a year from now you can join me on the show and share you progress!

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  • How Alex is taking “Be Everywhere” to a whole new level.
  • Why he says the app business doesn’t get exciting until you’re in the millions of downloads.
  • The percentage of app customers who end up buying something (paid apps, coaching).
  • Why quality matters on YouTube and why you should record in HD if you’re not already.
  • The engagement factors that help with video ranking.
  • How Alex repurposed his YouTube videos into Udemy courses.
  • The surprising boost in respect he got from writing two books.
  • How “rich media” like video and audio improves your SEO odds.
  • Alex’s Fiverr strategy that leads to people buying his upsells mid-conversation.


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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.

3 thoughts on “51: One Listener’s Year of Hustle: Apps, YouTube, Kindle, Udemy, Fiverr, and More”

  1. This has been a really great podcast to listen to and I am glad I got to share all the things I learned and implemented :)

    Already looking forward to 2nd year anniversary episode :)

  2. You guys are very inspirational How did you decide what to pursue? I don’t know that I am an expert on anything, although I do a lot of reading, researching, etc and I have multiple degrees. I have also done a lot of keyword research. Do you just pick something and go with it? How long do you focus on something before evaluating whether it is a success or not?

  3. Hey Alex,
    Thank you for sharing. I like the Youtube to MP3 converter. Many time I find good stuff on YouTube but I just don’t like consuming content that way.

    I have started my own hustle as a money coach. I have a YouTube Channel (which needs a lot of work) and a Podcast.

    One day I hope to be featured on the Side Hustle show. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Here is my website https://www.alainguillot.com/


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