5 Easy Ways to Build Backlinks and Outrank the Competition

By the end of this episode, you’ll have at least a dozen new backlinks for your website. For those who are new to SEO, quality backlinks will help you climb the ranks in Google -- which means you’re going to make more money. To talk through his best link-building quick wins and link-building tactics, I’m joined by Jeremy Poland.

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40 Things I Have Learned in My 40 Years

I wish I was half as smart now as I was at 16! But learning everything you don't know is part of the process. One thing I love about my work is I feel like I learn new things every day. Sometimes they're small little tweaks and hacks, and other times they're broader strategies or ideas. I originally drafted this list 7 years ago, after my 30th birthday, but decided it was due for an update.

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12 Ways to Make Money as a Video Editor: Get Paid $50k a Year Editing Videos

Becoming a professional video editor can be a great way to make money online. Video editing is an in-demand skill, growing at a 12% per year pace. And when you see the millions of YouTube channels, TikTok videos, and Instagram reels, it really comes as no surprise. Full-time video editors earn an average of $50k a year, and freelancers often command rates of $40 an hour and up, depending on experience. So how can you get starting making money as a video editor? Here are some ideas.

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The Ladders of Wealth Creation: A Step-by-Step System to Up Your Earning Power

Nathan Barry went from working at Wendy's to running a software company doing $2.5M in revenue every month. But there were several steps along the way — and those steps are the topic of today's episode. In 2019, Nathan penned The Ladders of Wealth Creation to explain why to level up your earning power, you usually need to level up your skills.

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Flipping Shoes for Profit – $250-1000 a Month in Your Spare Time

One of the most popular side hustles, and really one of the most popular business models in the world is to buy a product and resell it for a profit. Today’s guest, Beau Hunter, is an expert at that and he walks us through how to earn an extra $500-1000 a month in one particular flipping niche: and that’s shoes. Beau is a full-time band director with a couple young kids, but with the help of his flipping side hustle, he’s paid off over $100k in student debt.

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17 Business Ideas Free for the Taking!

Today we’re giving away a bunch of business ideas, and to help me do it is Steve Chou. Steve is a serial entrepreneur who runs a 7-figure e-commerce business at BumbleBeeLinens.com, a 7-figure blog and podcast at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, and also a conference in the e-commerce space called Sellers Summit. It’s been 7-8 years since Steve was last on the podcast back on episode 128, so it was long overdue to get him back on.

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Catching up with the 6-Figure Houseplant Blogger

In this week’s episode, we’re catching up with the 6-figure houseplant blogger, Raffaele Di Lallo of OhioTropics.com. You might remember Raffaele from a blog coaching episode we did last year with the help of Matt Giovanisci from Money Lab. At that time, Raffaele was generating over 300,000 pageviews per month, which translated into around $10k in income, mostly from display ads and a little slice of affiliate commissions as well.

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16 Marketing Tips from Side Hustle Show Listeners

Whatever your side hustle or business is, your marketing efforts are going to be crucial to your success. To find out what’s working today across a wide range of industries, I’ve crowdsourced some wisdom from Side Hustle Show listeners. I asked listeners to share a marketing tactic that’s working well for them this year, and I got back a ton of great responses.

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Prolific Review: How to Make an Easy £150 a Month Participating in Research Studies

Prolific.co is an online research platform that pays you for your opinion and feedback. It's a legit and easy way to make money online that pays much better than "micro task" sites like Clickworker and Mechanical Turk. In fact, one Side Hustle Nation reader reported earning £300 in a couple of months of part-time effort on Prolific.

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The Backyard Nursery Side Hustle: $10k a Year Selling Plants

Today I’ve got an awesome story for you — on the one hand, it’s about matching your interests and skills with a hungry market, but maybe more importantly it’s about documenting your work. When you do those two things, like Craig Odem has, you start to see some fun results. I found Craig through the Side Hustle Nation Facebook group; he’s a pastor in Tennessee but as a side hustle he sells plants out of his backyard.

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How a Self-Published Book Turned into a Full-Time Business

This week’s episode is about self-publishing, which we’ve covered before. But this week’s guests have turned the success of their book into a full-time business that’s still growing in momentum. In late 2020, Justin and Alexis Black self-published their first book Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love. Redefining Normal currently has over 200 reviews on Amazon and has sold more than 9,000 copies in the two years since it was published.

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This Teacher’s Side Hustle Brought in $20k in Her First Year

Megan Champion is a mom of 3, a 15-year elementary education teacher, and in the past year, she’s started a side hustle that has brought in $20,000. Megan’s side hustle is in the parenting niche and has 3 main parts: An Instagram account to drive awareness A podcast called On The Hard Days to drive connection And a paid membership to drive community — and recurring revenue.

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The 6-Figure Side Hustle Cleaning Up Parking Lots

This week’s guest started his side hustle with the goal of earning an extra $1,000 a month - fast forward four summers later and it’s now a 6-figure business. Blademir Hernandez of LitterFreeLots.nyc is a long-time listener of the Side Hustle Show who was inspired by Brian Winch’s story in episode 266 to start his business. Brian built a $650k a year operation picking up litter and cleaning parking lots, something Blademir told me he knew he could also do.

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Building a $15K/Month Print on Demand Business on Etsy

With her hours cut due to the pandemic and a new house to pay for, this week’s guest set out an action plan to make 6-figures in 2021. To achieve that, Heather Johnson of HeatherXStudio.com decided to start an Etsy store selling print on demand goods like t-shirts, mugs, and other apparel and items. Fast forward two years and Heather is now a former MRI tech who’s taken her print on demand side hustle full-time and is averaging $15k a month in revenue and $4-5k in monthly profit.

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Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2022

We're halfway through the year, and 2022 is flying by! In these quarterly Progress Reports, I break down how the business grew (or shrunk), what I worked on, and other happenings from the last three months.

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How to Start an Offline Agency: From Idea to Multi 6-Figures

This week’s guest took a pain point she was experiencing - finding a nanny for her 3-month-old - and turned it into a multi 6-figure full-time business with 500 nannies across 5 states. Kristy Bickmeyer started TwinkleToesNanny.com back in 2011 in response to not being able to find a nanny herself. At least not without going through the “traditional” agency model of paying $1,500-3,000 upfront and with few guarantees it will work out long-term.

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How to Start a Roadside Produce Stand: $1000 a Weekend Flipping Peaches

“Nothing puts a smile on a consumer's face quicker than a good peach.” This week’s guest is Shannon Houchin of RoadsideRepublic.com, and she’s passionate about peaches, fresh produce, and delivering an awesome customer experience. Shannon actually reached out to me and said, Nick, you’ve got episodes on flipping books and mattresses, clearance products, domain names, flea market finds, and a ton of other stuff - but have I got a side hustle for you: I flip peaches. 

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How to Get Out of the Rat Race: A Realistic Guide to Escape the 9-5 Grind

Getting out of the rat race is simple, but not necessarily easy. To escape, all you need is monthly income — from non-job sources — that exceeds your monthly expenses. For example, if you spend $3000 a month, you’ll need to bring in at least $3000 (after taxes) outside of your day job.

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