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Archive for May 2015

Making Side Money With Side Hustling, A How to Guide

Extra money is something that everyone wants, and this episode will show you how to get it.  Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation joins us as we explore the newest and best ways to make some extra cash on the side.

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  • Nick’s Story
    • Nick started off by building a niche site
    • He stared out with a small budget
    • He had a lot of free time to work on it at the time
  • Why side hustling vs. focusing on a job
    • It is a lower risk brand of entrepreneurship
    • It’s a way to dip your toes in the water
    • You have extra money because your working another job
    • In your 20’s you have a ton of free time
  •  How to get into a side hustle
    • If you can sell a service this could be an awesome skill
    • What is something that you really enjoy doing, find hurdles that you have overcome and help others overcome them
    • He found that other comparison shopping sites sucked so he made a better one
    • Another way to do it is find people that create very good posts on how to do a thing, then reach out to the people that liked it or commented on it and tell them you will help them take the actions in the article
  • More easy ways to start
    • Fiverr and task rabbits
    • On fiver you want to get the upsale
    • One thing you can do is sell on ebooks
    • He then did a five minute review of all kinds of websites
    • He got a decent amount of upsales off the review
  • Interesting Side Hustles
    • A guy that flips stuff off craigslist
    • The guy that actually bought a house from fiverr gigs he did

Blogging Secrets and Tips On How to be a Freelance Writer

So you want to be a writer? Well you are in luck, in this episode we deep dive into the world of being a blogger and how to get freelance jobs.

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Starting a blog is a great way to build a brand whether that’s a company brand or your own personal brand.

Today I will be talking with Miranda who wrote confessions of a professional blogger and in this episode I pick her brain to give you the best tips.

You can become a blogger.

 

Productivity, Life Hacks, Getting Things Done and Systematizing

Get more things done; that is my goal for you, for this episode.  I talk with my buddy Harry about all things productivity from avoiding shiny object syndrome, to simple daily hacks and of course my personal favorite systemizing.

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  • Productivity – A Good Starting Point
    • Systems and Documentation is beautiful
    • He was working on a mobile app, and then he started getting interested in mobile apps
    • Podcasts are a great way to be productive
    • Also limit the amount of new information you allow in your brain
  • More Tips
    • He does have a morning routine like most productive people
    • He also loves evernote
    • Bill Pay and all kinds of things can be linked with evernote
    • He also uses aqua notes which allows him to take notes in the shower
    • Pocket.com is a good place to store articles that you would like to read later
  • Multi Tasksing
    • Just don’t do it
    • Its called shiny object syndrome
    • Turn off your sounds on your phone when you are working
    • Turn off notifications
    • Its good to have a technique for how long you are working
  • Even More Tips
    • Let your calendar be your to do list
    • Put your lunch time, or morning routine in your calendar
    • Don’t let people interrupt your routine
  • Determine what’s the Most important thing for you
    • Figure out what you can get off your plate so you can work on your new idea
    • Create systems because systems can 10x your productivity
    • Once you get a system up it just happens automatically
    • Make procedures for yourself, it makes it easier on your own cognitive load
  • Work on your genius
    • Things that you can do but aren’t great at, get someone else to do
    • Your genius is what makes you, you
    • Work on the things you can do best
    • If you can pay someone else to do it, and they will do it better and faster, you might want to let them do it
    • Outsource and automate as much as
  • Work on the things you are interested in
    • Learn the things that you are really interested in
    • You never know what you are going to learn that will help you out at your business
  • More Procedures
    • Asana is a great way to show your VAs and other people systemizing
    • I use screen recording to show my VA
    • Checklist manifesto is a great book, but the core concept is to make checklists and follow those for your different tasks
    • Don’t live in a place of scarcity
    • Realize that there is more opportunity available when you are spending money to improve your productivity
  • Advice
    • There is more opportunity then ever, and more distractions
    • The key is FOCUS, today if you can be someone that focuses in todays day in age there is so much to do.
    • Take advantage of your down time

Make Your Big Idea Happen

Do you have a big idea?  Let me guess you are probably stalling, putting it off and not really taking any steps towards your goal.  In this episode we cover why your excuses like I don’t have time, I am not good enough and I am not ready are a bunch of B.S. And we talk about how take small steps to actually achieve your big idea.

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  • Maryna’s Story
    • She had the typical corporate job and like everyone else lost her job in 2008.
    • She liked doing project management, and she realized she could do this same thing with peoples ideas
  • Ideas are like elephants
    • Ideas are big an unmovable, until you start
    • Break your idea down to small chunks
    • Sometimes dreaming big will make you paralyzed
    • So sometimes you need to break down that big idea into smaller ones
    • Start with baby steps
    • You need to figure out what small steps you can take towards your goal
  • I Don’t have time
    • Track your time for a week, see what you are doing every hour of the day
    • See where you are spending your time
    • You need to cut something off of your at first
    • Small actions are better then big words
  • I Don’t Know Enough
    • People think they don’t they have enough knowledge
    • However people usually have a base amount of knowledge in the subject
    • You don’t need a degree in your subject to master it
    • Deliver something average at first
  • See What You Are Good At
    • In the beginning be in the flow of the process
    • At the beginning be gentle with your self
    • Don’t take all the advice
  • Size Doesn’t Matter
    • What is a big idea for one person might not be a big idea to another person
  • How Fear Holds Us Back
    • You can’t overcome fear
    • You can become friends with fear
    • Start really small
    • Maybe you don’t give a speech at toast masters just
  • Problems That Get In The Way
    • Life Happens – People get married, have kids or get sick
    • If its meant to happen they will come back to the idea
    • Plans are useless but planning is essential
    • You constantly need to create a new plan
  • What Have You Learned From Coaching
    • The big thing was the planning idea
  • Books You Recommend
    • Seth Godin Tribes
    • Flow