Many of our Side Hustle School listeners have mentioned that they would like for me to elaborate on a few things, so each month I will include a monthly “Extended Cut” to help answer some of these questions more in depth. For the time being, you can find links to each Extended Cut episode here in addition to the links and resources I mention. Check in at the end of each month for a new bonus episode!
EXTENDED CUT #1: The Power of Observation
Where do hustle ideas come from? Short version: they’re everywhere! This episode was recorded live from Johannesburg, South Africa and shows you how to do two things to start coming up with ideas: first, pay attention. Second, ask questions. Before your day is over, make a list of possibilities based on everything you’ve learned so far. Let me know what you come up with!
Before your day is over, make a list of possibilities based on everything you’ve learned so far. Let me know what you come up with!
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Cruise Vacation Turns Into Highly-Profitable Hustle: After searching for answers to questions about his first cruise, a copywriter decides to take matters into his own hands by creating an informative blog.
- 40,000 People Use This Web Developer’s Side Hustle Every Day:How a San Francisco commuter became part of the original iPhone launch with a hustle that now helps more than 40,000 people every day.
EXTENDED CUT #2: 9 Starter Ideas for Your First Hustle
If you’re just getting started in the world of side hustling, explore these different platforms and ideas, including Skillshare (teaching a class), Wyzant (tutoring), Etsy (selling handcrafted items), and 6 more.
Consider taking on the challenge to try out one of these platforms and see it through. There’s little to no risk, and you may learn some valuable lessons along the way.
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Fiverr.com – Looking for an easy way to experiment with offering services? Testing out your ideas on Fiverr can help you develop your product or service (see Ep. 5)
- Upwork.com – Upwork is a fantastic resource whether you’re looking to test out your own services or find someone to help you get your side hustle off the ground.
- Fulfilled by Amazon – You can store your products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and they will pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for all of your products. Best of all, FBA can help you scale your business and reach more customers (see Ep. 19).
- Etsy – The world’s largest homemade marketplace and ideal to help you get started selling your products today (see Ep. 6)
- Wyzant.com – Do you possess knowledge that others would pay for? Wyzant is a massive community of tutors that are matched to people looking to learn what you know (see Ep. 29). Helping people one-on-one
- Clarity.fm – Clarity is another website that is great whether you’re an expert or in need of one. Test your service in platform like Clarity before breaking off on your own.
- Skillshare – With thousands of videos spanning topics like mastering illustrations to mastering SEO, there’s plenty of ways you can share what you know with others or pick up a new skill.
- Highbrow – Pick up a new skill or create an online course yourself with this quick and easy service.
- CreativeMarket.com – Creative Market is a platform for designers and ideal for “mouse-made” design content and assets from independent creatives all around the world.(see Ep. 26)
- Society6 – If you’re artistically inclined, Society6 may fit the bill. You can sell your designs on a variety of items including laptop sleeves and travel mugs.