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Author: Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation

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The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for business ideas, actionable tips to start a business, and killer strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into a growing business. We cover all aspects of starting a business and making money (online and offline), including small business marketing, sales, websites, social media marketing, blogging, time management, and more. Our topics include passive income ideas, niche sites, self-publishing, software and app development, coaching and consulting, freelancing, affiliate marketing, Amazon FBA, and much more.

Learn how to turn your business idea into your own thriving small business. Starting your own business gives you the freedom and opportunity to quit your job. It doesn't take a high-flying start-up to make money or create an awesome lifestyle business.

Guests include Jon Acuff, Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, and many Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk proteges. Because your 9 to 5 may make you a living, but your 5-9 makes you alive.

Hosted by Nick Loper, Chief Side-Hustler at Side Hustle Nation (.com).
328 Episodes
320: Multiplying Money, Morning Routines, and $100k Side Hustles: 20 Questions with Nick
It’s time to dive into the ol’ listener mailbag and answer a few questions in this week’s edition of The Side Hustle Show. I’ve had quite a few interesting questions come in since the last Q&A episode, and picked 20 to talk through in today’s show, including: Let’s say you’ve got $100. How do you turn it into $200? What's your #1 morning ritual? Should I create a course around self-care? Am I even qualified to? I haven't made a single sale (on Etsy) and am super demoralized. What can I do? How hard is it to make a website? How do you find a "tech" person for a reasonable rate? Why don't you use ads to monetize your website? In starting my online business, which social media platforms should I focus on? What side hustles do you recommend that could generate $100k a year within a year? When you started Side Hustle Nation, how'd you get engagement from Day 1? No one is buying my book. How can I market it? What WordPress template do you suggest? How do you refer to affiliate links when you haven't used the product? How big of a content backlog do you have / should you have? I'm a college senior interested in entrepreneurship. What do you recommend with the "real world" fast approaching? How was your trip to Mexico? Did you feel unsafe? How do you balance family, job, and business? What's the goal of your local meetups? Why'd you give away the PDF version of The Progress Journal for free? How do you organize your side hustle financially? Which gigs should I create first on Fiverr?
318: Pinterest Marketing for 2019 and Beyond: How to Get More Traffic
With 250 million active users, Pinterest is a content discovery platform nearly every blogger and business owner should be spending some time on. The Pinterest tactics shared on this podcast in late 2015 by Rosemarie Groner were extremely effective ... for a while. But I began to see declines in traffic, and today Pinterest brings in perhaps a quarter of the visitors it used to. Still, I’m convinced I could be doing better on the platform to reach more people and help more people with my content. Just like Google, a top-ranking pin can bring in consistent qualified traffic month after month after month. But also like Google, there’s a certain science to the Pinterest algorithm. To help me breathe new life into my account — and walk through how you can do the same even if you’ve never used Pinterest before, I invited Kate Ahl from to join me on the show. Note: Click here to download Kate’s top tips for creating and optimizing your Pinterest account from this episode. She’s an expert on all things Pinterest marketing, and in this episode, she breaks down everything I’m doing wrong and what you and I should be doing instead to start reaching more people and driving more traffic. Tune in to hear the right way to set up your profile, how to set up and optimize your pins and boards to increase your reach, and how to rank you content in Pinterest's search results to drive more traffic to your site.
Comments (18)

Vincent Ruiz

Do you have to have a business license and or tax ID to have a Amazon reseller account?

Mar 14th

Daniel Baldry

Great show Nick... 😎

Mar 7th


I have been listening to this show for a while! I am now a big fan! The information provided by Nick and his guests have helped me to develop a solid business plan. They also have helped me find the correct sources of research information to correctly choose and evaluate my customer base. I am glad to have run across this podcast. Keep doing your thing Nick!! #HustleNation #HustleStrong #GetMoney

Feb 2nd

Mike Starback


Jan 31st

Ava Fails

This triggered my Alexa...LOL.

Jan 4th


This episode is very helpful! Thank you for the great insight.

Dec 6th


How exactly does this happen? I can’t see how a family can be made homeless by airbnb subleasing

Dec 6th

Leona Gonnelly

Number 5 is destroying Families in Ireland, please don't make families homeless for the sake of extra cash.

Nov 26th

Leona Gonnelly

Grigory In Dublin, Ireland, many of the available rental properties are owned by 20 - 30 landlords who have been using Airbnb to cash in on tourism. Real families couldn't afford to pay up to €1500 a month for their apartments but in the height of tourist season landlords could get 3000 a month by airbnb leasing to tourists. New laws are in place now to stop this, as renting in Dublin is now more expensive that Paris or Dubai. The same thing is happening in Spain and other European countries.

Feb 6th


Leona Gonnelly How exactly this happens?

Dec 7th



Oct 26th

Laurean Robinson, MA

I have my own local podcast here in Miami called Lboogie's Pop World where I cover local Entertainment and Pop Culture

Jul 26th

Angelia Dodd

I have a you tube channel (Mystic Moubtain Homestead)and I planned on making a website for that on wood press. I really don't have anything to sell "of my own" yet. so I was considering drop shipping. Can I add a shopify, etsy, etc to this same website or do I need a whole new site for e-commerce?

May 18th

J. R. Cherubin

Angelia Dodd Shopify is great for drop shipping. And an app called orberlo helps. I paid 29$ a month for shopify basics.

Jul 20th

Bobby Hodges

i like this show a lot i am surprised to see few comments on it.

May 17th

El P

so... he is actually making money off of poor vulnerable people by locking them in contract and syphoning blood off of them. I really hope this podcast won't produce more leeches.

Apr 30th


El P leeches.? really.. when your not making your rent and you have a child, then you lose your job, then maybe you will get it. You scrape, claw, dig, and fight to get out of that hole. EVERYTHING is set up to screw the poor. our economy has never been nor will it ever take it easy on the weaker links. you go with it and feed your kids or you go against and get crushed.

May 11th

Becky Gallion

where does he get the actual products from?

Jan 13th
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