How to Get Your eCommerce Side Hustle Up and Running in Less Than a Week

Ever thought about running an eCommerce store as a potential side hustle?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably thought of online stores as labor and time intensive. Shopping on Amazon and eBay can give one that impression. All those professional-looking product pages!

But we couldn’t be more wrong.
Our research proved that starting an eCommerce store can be done in a week or even less if you follow the right process. You don’t need big capital, either. The perfect ingredients for a side hustle!

That’s why this week we’ll walk you through the best practices and tips for starting your own eCommerce business.

How to Build a Personal Brand

One of the key differences that I see between a regular side hustle and a successful one is branding.

A lot of people only see their hustle as a way to make money on the side, and don’t really pay a lot of attention to the details. But that’s what keeps these projects from growing into the powerhouses they could be.

Sure, a side hustle is only a way to make money at first, but you need to think beyond that. You need to build a brand.

When I first started this project, I quickly learned that the way I presented myself, and my product, was crucial to its success. It wasn’t just about showing people what I could do, but also who I was.

And in this newsletter, I’ll teach you how to build a brand of your own.

Non-Needy Networking: The Art of Building Authentic Professional Relationships

In the bustling bazaar of business, where every handshake and hello carries the weight of potential opportunities, there lies an art form often under-utilised: networking. Specifically, non-needy networking.

Instead of clamoring for connections like a shopper at a Black Friday sale, you stroll through the market with ease, genuinely interested in the stories behind each stall.

This, my friends, is the essence of non-needy networking, a strategy that transforms the often-dreaded task of building a professional network into an enriching journey of genuine connections.

But why does this matter, you ask?

In a world where “It’s not what you know, but who you know” frequently dictates the success of a side hustle, the quality of these connections becomes paramount.

Non-needy networking is the difference between a fleeting exchange of business cards and a meaningful conversation that plants the seed for a lasting relationship.

It’s the distinction between reaching out only when you need something—giving the interaction a transactional, somewhat desperate flavor—and engaging with others out of genuine interest and mutual respect.

As we dive deeper into the art of non-needy networking, we’ll explore how to cultivate these authentic connections and why they are not just beneficial but essential for the growth of your side hustle.

So, buckle up and prepare to learn how to network in a way that feels natural, rewarding, and—dare we say—fun!

The Best Social Media Strategies for Side Hustlers - UGC, Long-Form Posts, Idea Pins & More!

The Best Social Media Strategies for Side Hustlers – UGC, Long-Form Posts, Idea Pins & More

Sharing a new product, a website, a blog post, or even just a Tweet can be daunting to start with. You’re putting your ideas out into the big bad world where someone might shut them down. Shatter your dreams.

For years, I kept my ideas inside. They bubbled away, and many disappeared. Because I was scared.

After decades of deliberation, I finally hit publish on a blog post. A Tweet. An email.

You know what? It wasn’t perfect. In fact, if I looked back on it now, I’d probably cringe. But it also wasn’t as frightening as I’d imagined.

People responded positively. They supported the new journey I was on and gave me energy and momentum to continue forward.

What’s stopping you from sharing your side hustle with the world?
If you’ve found reason after reason for NOT starting… for NOT taking a leap…

It’s time to leave those excuses at the door.

It’s time to SHARE.

To help you out, we’ve collated the best stats and insights from the world of social media. These are the trending tactics that are working right now.

The info inside this newsletter won’t form your entire social strategy, but it will give you a leg up on the competition.

How to Master Keyword Research for Your Niche Website

If you have a niche website you’ve likely spent countless hours crafting amazing content.

You’ve got tips, advice, and stories that are simply begging to be shared. But what’s the use of creating all that content if nobody can find it? This is why keyword research is a vital ingredient for side hustle success.

Why you ask?

Imagine the internet as a massive library and keywords people to the books they’re looking for.

When someone searches for something on Google or any other search engine, they type in specific words or phrases – and if your website content is well-optimized with the right keywords, it’s like having a neon sign that says, “Hey, come check out this awesome stuff!”

And that, my friend, is how you drive organic traffic straight to your digital doorstep.

Keyword research isn’t just about finding random words that seem relevant. Nope, it’s like putting on your Sherlock Holmes hat and deducing what your audience is thinking.

When you dive into keyword research, you start understanding the very words your potential readers are typing when they’re hunting for information related to your niche.

By knowing what they’re searching for, you gain an incredible advantage – you can tailor your content to match their interests and needs like a custom-made suit.

Let’s say you’re running a niche website about plant care. You’d want to know if people are searching for “how to care for succulents indoors” more than “best fertilizers for indoor plants,” right?

With keyword research, you’ll not only discover these preferences but also figure out the language your audience speaks. Are they using casual terms or diving into scientific jargon? This little detective work ensures your content resonates on a personal level.

So, whether you’re nurturing a blog, starting an online store, or creating a platform for your unique expertise, keyword research is everything.

It guides you to high organic traffic and engaged visitors. With the right keywords in your arsenal, you’re not just getting clicks; you’re forming connections that can turn a casual browser into a loyal visitor.

Keep reading for more keyword-knowledge gems, and get ready to unlock the potential of your niche website!

How to Get More Website Visitors Through Question Answering on Quora!

Do you know what’s super important for the success of your side hustle? Website traffic!

The more people visit your site, the better chances you have to land new customers and make some extra bucks. And guess what? Quora can be your secret weapon to drive traffic to your website!

Quora is not just another platform; it’s a goldmine for getting people interested in what you do. It’s like chatting with a bunch of friends who are all curious about different topics.

You can show off your expertise, connect with a diverse audience, and lead them straight to your website.

So, in this week’s newsletter, we’re going to spill the beans on how to skyrocket your website traffic using Quora’s awesome question-answering feature.

No jargon, no complicated stuff—just easy-to-follow strategies!

From writing killer answers to picking the right topics and building a great Quora profile, we’ve got you covered. Let’s grow your side hustle using Quora!

Share Your Message, Deliver Impact: Starting a Side Hustle as a Public Speaker 

It’s no secret that most people are more afraid of public speaking than death…

But if you’re reading this, you’re probably intrigued by the idea of starting a side hustle as a public speaker.

The thought of stepping onto a stage and addressing an audience might not be the first thing on your radar. I mean, don’t you have to be Brene Brown or Tim Ferriss for those kinds of gigs?

Well actually, no. All you need is a captivating message to share.

As a public speaker, you have the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of others and share your knowledge and passion with the world. Plus, let’s not forget about the potential financial rewards that come with a successful speaking career!

You might even end up delivering a powerful TED talk that makes you famous!

In this week’s newsletter, we’ll walk you through the exciting world of starting a side hustle as a public speaker.

From discovering the key message you were born to share to setting rates for your speaking services, we’ll cover all the essential strategies you need to succeed.

So, whether you’re an aspiring speaker or simply curious about the possibilities, get ready to unleash your inner charisma, inspire others, and make your mark on the world through the power of public speaking.

Remember, the stage is waiting, and your voice deserves to be heard!

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7 Secrets for Building an Online Following of Raving Fans

Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk, filled with excitement, daydreaming about a world where your voice reaches thousands, even millions of people.

You’re eager to have a big online following, envisioning the impact you could make, the connections you could forge, and the community you could build.

The idea of having a large, engaged audience excites you, promising opportunities for growth, collaboration, and even turning your passions into a successful career. It’s a dream that fuels your ambition and inspires your creativity.

The only question now is, how in the heck do you do it?

In this week’s newsletter, we will explore practical strategies and insights to help you build an online following of raving fans!

Why? Because if you want to monetize your side hustle, you’re going to need people to sell to!

Get ready to discover the secrets of building a powerful online following. Let’s dig in!

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From Good to Great: How (the right) Feedback Can Transform Your Side Hustle

While starting a side hustle is exciting, receiving feedback is a crucial step for its growth and success.

Good feedback can provide valuable insights, fresh perspectives, and actionable suggestions that can significantly enhance your side hustle.

By actively seeking feedback, you can uncover valuable insights that may have gone unnoticed, enabling you to enhance your creations.

While feedback is generally valuable and helpful, there are certain situations where it may not be as useful. Feedback that is vague, uninformed or delivered in a destructive manner can really hurt your ego and make it difficult to stay motivated.

That’s why in this week’s newsletter, we will explore the importance of feedback in improving your side hustle. You’ll learn when to take feedback on board, and when to simply ignore it and keep on keeping on! Let’s go!

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Content Batching: The Secret to Consistent and Quality Content Creation

If your dream is to turn your side hustle into a full-time hustle, in most cases you need to be publishing new content consistently.

Consistent content creation is important for building and maintaining a strong online presence, attracting and engaging your audience, establishing yourself as an authority, and ultimately driving sales for your budding business.

But while that’s all well and good to say, creating content every week is another matter.

It can be super difficult to find the time and the motivation to put out fresh content each and every week. That’s why in this newsletter we want to share the secrets of consistent content creation: batching.

Content batching is a marketing strategy where you create a whole bunch of content at once by grouping similar tasks together. So, instead of writing one blog post at a time, you write a whole month’s worth in one sitting! How awesome is that?

And guess what? Content batching is not just efficient, it’s also tons of fun! You can turn up your favorite tunes, grab a cup of coffee, and settle in for a content creation marathon.

By dedicating a few hours a week to content creation, you can keep up with your side hustle marketing efforts and publish amazing content consistently.

So, in this week’s newsletter, we’re going to give you all the juicy details on content batching.

We’ll show you how to do it, why it’s awesome, and give you tons of tips and tricks to make your content batching experience a success.

Get ready to maximize your productivity and create content like a boss!

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The Essential Role of a Lead Magnet in your Side Hustle Marketing Strategy

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most effective marketing tools for side hustlers: the lead magnet.

What’s a lead magnet you ask? A lead magnet is a free incentive that you offer to potential customers in exchange for their contact information, usually an email address.

It can be anything from an e-book to a free trial, a discount code, or a webinar. The main goal of a lead magnet is to provide value to your audience and encourage them to take the next step in their customer journey with you.

Now, you may be wondering, why do I need a lead magnet for my side hustle? Well, the truth is, attracting and retaining customers can be a challenging task, especially when you’re just starting.

A lead magnet helps you to stand out from the competition and build trust with your audience by showcasing your expertise and providing them with something valuable for free. It also allows you to collect valuable data about your potential customers and nurture them into paying customers over time.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a lead magnet that is tailored to your side hustle’s niche and target audience. We’ll also provide you with tips and tricks on how to promote your lead magnet and turn your leads into loyal customers.

So, get ready to take your side hustle to the next level with the power of lead magnets!