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101 Best Business Ideas You Can Start in 2020 (and Make Money) on the Side of Your Day Job

Best Business Ideas You Can Start on the Side This Year

Let’s talk business ideas. No matter how rewarding your full-time job may be, finding the best side business ideas and eventually becoming self-employed is even more meaningful than great pay and solid benefits. Choosing the path of entrepreneurship and working on finding great business ideas, is without a doubt riskier than being content with holding

How to Start a Business (on the Side) in 2020: Free 10-Step Guide and Infographic

How to Start a Business on the Side in 10 Steps

In the US, approximately 543,000 people learn how to start a business first-hand by launching their own each month. However, even more businesses shut down. That’s an incredibly insightful statistic, revealing much about the way our culture has evolved in thinking of entrepreneurship and what it really takes to learn how to start a business

70 Genius Ways How to Make Money Online Legitimately (on the Side) in 2020

How to Make Money Online in 70 Legitimate Ways This Year

You’re here because you want to learn how to make money online. And you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money online without having to first purchase an in-depth training course (which always seems to cost $97) about how to make money online, then welcome to the best free

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70 Genius Ways How to Make Money Online Legitimately (on the Side) in 2020

How to Make Money Online in 70 Legitimate Ways This Year

You’re here because you want to learn how to make money online. And you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money online without having to first purchase an in-depth training course (which always seems to cost $97) about how to make money online, then welcome to the best free

101 Essential Online Business Tools to Use in Growing Your Online Business in 2020

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I wish I had known about these online business tools when I first started trying to make money online with my early websites. When I launched my first company (which was a colossal failure, mind you), I was moving full steam ahead with a huge number of great ideas, an insane work ethic, and innate passion for eventually creating my own job – as opposed to working

85 Best Business Books in 2020 for Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Professionals to Read (and Grow)

85 Business Books to Read for Entrepreneurs This Year

This year, I’m committed to finding and reading all of the best business books I can find. That quest began with asking you (my readers) to give me your picks for the best business books a few years ago—and it’s been an ongoing obsession of mine since. Your recommendations in the comments have been amazing,

35 Marketing Skills You Can Turn into a Profitable Side Hustle (This Weekend)

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Choosing to invest a significant amount of my time (and money) into building my marketing skills has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only have I been able to transition a number of my marketing skills directly into side hustles (freelance content marketing being #1), but my marketing skills have also gone on

101 Best Online Business Courses for Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Professionals (Free & Cheap) in 2020

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Over the past 10 years, I’ve gotten to work with and participate in hundreds of the best online business courses in the world. During my time leading the marketing for daily free online business courses with the world’s top entrepreneurs on CreativeLive, I learned a thing or two about what it takes to produce high quality online business

35 Best CRMs for Small Business (and Startups) to Grow Your Sales in 2020

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Before we get into my guide to choosing the best CRMs for small business (and startups), I want to be ultra clear with you… first and foremost, you may not actually need a CRM today. Weird way to start an article about the best CRMs for small business and startups, right? Well, bear with me

55 Best Work From Home Jobs in 2020 (That You Can Do on the Side of Your Day Job)

Best Work From Home Jobs You Can Do On The Side Of Your Day Job

Searching for the best work from home jobs can be a pain. Whether you love your day job or can’t wait to quit, maybe you’ve been thinking about getting a work from home job on the side. But regardless of your long-term goal… the next logical question is naturally, what can you do? For now, let’s

62 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2020

62 Remote Jobs Websites to Get Great Remote Jobs This Year

Whether you’re searching for the best remote jobs in order to unlock a more flexible schedule void of the daily commute, or to land the kind of remote job that’ll empower you to leave home behind in exchange for traveling the world, then you’re in the right place 😊 Over the past several years, I’ve held

101 Best Business Ideas You Can Start in 2020 (and Make Money) on the Side of Your Day Job

Best Business Ideas You Can Start on the Side This Year

Let’s talk business ideas. No matter how rewarding your full-time job may be, finding the best side business ideas and eventually becoming self-employed is even more meaningful than great pay and solid benefits. Choosing the path of entrepreneurship and working on finding great business ideas, is without a doubt riskier than being content with holding

9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea in 30 Days with Less Than $500 (My Validation Challenge)

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During the month of December 2016, I embarked on a 30-day challenge to validate a business idea, limiting myself to spending less than $500 to make that happen. I asked you to tell me what idea I should validate, too. The consensus: A hiking guide for California. The challenge was a major success. In just a few short

60 Top Entrepreneurs Share Best Business Advice and Tips for Success

Best Business Advice and Success Tips From 60 Top Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, I’ve painstakingly learned the importance of heeding the best business advice I’ve received from many of the world’s top entrepreneurs. The bottom line: It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Funny enough, the most impactful lessons have come from my biggest failures though. All in all, despite receiving great business advice

18 Pitching Essentials: How to Pitch an Idea to Investors (and Early Customers)

How to Pitch an Idea

As a freelancer, entrepreneur, or any other form of hustler, you never know when the opportunity will arise to pitch an idea. I know because I’ve been there. That interesting conversation at the coffee shop could turn out to be a big deal investor. Your gym partner mind end up being the exact type of

Should You Start a Business With Your Best Friend? The Pros, Cons and 8 Questions to Ask Each Other

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Is it smart to start a business with a friend? We’ve all heard the horror stories of great businesses utterly collapsing because the founders were good friends and the relationship turned sour. It’s natural. It can be incredibly stressful launching a new business, especially if you’re starting it while keeping your day job. In business,

112 Motivational Quotes to Hustle You to Get More Done (and Be a Better Entrepreneur)

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Hate it or love it, the right motivational quotes can inspire you to take action. The other day, I was just sitting there staring at a blank page… dragging my feet, procrastinating, lacking motivation. Enter: The best motivational quotes that remind me who I am and why I’m here. That day, I just didn’t feel like

7 Steps How to Create a Video Resume (That’ll Land Your Dream Job) This Year

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After spending a few hours browsing online job boards, you come across the perfect role. Giddy with excitement, you spend hours tweaking your resume. You even decide to go the extra mile and write a cover letter to seal the deal. Convinced you’ve caught every spelling and grammatical error after double-checking for the hundredth time,

25 Successful Side Hustle Ideas and the Entrepreneurs Who Started Them

25 Genius Side Hustle Ideas That Make 1 Million Per Year

Believe it or not, some of the world’s most successful businesses started out simply as side hustle ideas. And the entrepreneurs behind these apps, products and services you use are exactly like you—they’re not superhuman. They started their pursuit towards finding the right side hustle idea as nothing more than unsatisfied employees, consultants, freelancers, students and

23 Simple Ways to Save Money Fast (and Actually Build Wealth)

How to Save Money Fast and Build Wealth

Stop me if you’ve ever been in this situation before… wondering how to save money and build real wealth. You’re at the kitchen table with a stack of bills next to you, armed nothing with a pen and a calculator, you attempt to make sense out of last month’s finances. Much to your chagrin though, you find

25 Ways How to Be More Productive: Genius Productivity Hacks (Crowdsourced) from Top Entrepreneurs

Be More Productive (Best Productivity Hacks)

How big is your to-do list? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably huge and you’re looking for ways to be more productive. Enter: Productivity Hacks. This year, my to-do list has turned into a growing mountain of “important” tasks that always seem to lead to something else (of course equally as important) that needs to

9 Steps to Start a Phone Case Business While Working a Full-Time Job

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You know that old tale about keeping all your eggs in one basket? In today’s world, working a single job is pretty much akin to having that basket loaded to the top (while walking across a tightrope. Blindfolded.) With the uncertainty facing us every single day, there’s never been a better, or more prudent time

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Side Hustle? 15 Ways to Fund Your Idea

Side Hustle Cost and 15 Ways to Fund Side Hustle

One of the most common questions I get from readers here is, “how much does it cost to start a side hustle?” And while the answer for starting up many types of side business ideas is often almost nothing (like using your skills to sell a service, starting a blog, writing a book, teaching an online course),

10 Ways to Get Motivated, Find Inspiration and (Finally) Start Your Side Hustle

Get Motivated 10 Ways to Get Motivated and Find Inspiration

Sometimes, it can be a struggle to get motivated, find inspiration, and connect with the deeper purpose that can push you forward into bringing your business idea to life. In my experience, the lure of just a money-making opportunity (alone) is never enough to help me get motivated—at least not the lasting kind of motivation that

101 Annoying Business Slang Terms, Acronyms and Jargon You Absolutely Hate (But Probably Need to Know)

101 Business Abbreviations, Acronyms and Slang in the Workplace

If the business slang (and jargon) in your inbox, from your clients, co-workers, or even your boss is starting to look more and more like the sender just bashed their head on the keyboard a few times, you’re not alone… Millennials, like every generation, have their quirks (I should know). Brought on by faster and more efficient

6 Steps I Used To Stop Procrastinating (For Good) and Finally Launch My Side Hustle

6 Steps to Stop Procrastinating Today

No matter how skilled you are as an entrepreneur, procrastination can be your undoing—especially when it comes to making progress with your side hustle. Trust me, I know. Even if you’re the absolute best developer, designer, writer, marketer or otherwise, your strengths (and experience) will be rendered useless if you allow yourself to “keep pushing off”

What’s your side hustle story?

What's Your Side Hustle Story

Do you have a side project you’re working on? If so, I want to hear about it. And I’ll be featuring several of you on my upcoming podcast, The Side Hustle Project. Want to be interviewed? .. Comment below, telling me 2 things: 1. A little bit about your side hustle and any milestones you’ve

How Neil Made $10,000 and Quit His Day Job by Using These Accountability Hacks

How Neil Made 10K and Quit His Day Job

Today’s post is coming to you from my friend Neil Sheth, the (now) owner of a digital marketing agency in London and a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs. Just five months ago, he quit his day job to focus on growing his side business. What’s great about Neil’s story is that he used several

What time do you work on your side project?

How to Make Time to Work on Side Hustle

Trust me, I get it. Making time for your side project can be extremely difficult. We all have so many important activities competing for our limited amount of time outside of work each week. Full-time job, family, socializing, commute, exercise, meal prep, hobbies, relaxation, having fun, the list goes on. Here’s where I need your help… I’m one of those

Opportunity Management 101: The New Time Management for Entrepreneurs

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Opportunity management and determining exactly what my time management system should be, has been particularly relevant to me since quitting my full-time job this month. It’s almost comical actually. I thought that quitting my day job to focus on growing my blog and freelance business would instantly unlock a ton of time for me to pursue

How to Avoid Getting Fired (and Sued) When Starting a Side Business

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A few years ago, during my second job out of college at a clothing startup in Orange County, I was given the ultimatum of letting my side business go, if I wanted to keep my job (and sole source of reliable income). I vividly remember the conversation I had with my boss, as if it were yesterday. I

“Just Say No” Time Management System for Entrepreneurs

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As an entrepreneur, you need to learn how to say no. In fact, if you want to be successful, you need to learn how to say no to almost everything that comes your way. With success and fame, will come an incredible influx of people placing requests and demands on your time – which is

How to Create a Product Nobody Wants and Lose $6,537: The iStash Story

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This is the story of my most epic failure as a young entrepreneur, and exactly how to create a product that nobody wants. Begin: The iStash Story. While I did end up creating a product that over 6,000 people bought and thought was awesome, this is by no means the right way to go about starting your

How to Get the Rick Ross HUNH Grunt Text Tone for iPhone

  The important question here is, why wouldn’t you want Rick Ross personally giving the iconic “HUUNNNNNNNNHH” that we’ve all come to know and love so well, every time you get a text message?   For those of you out there that feel as strongly about this as I do, here’s how to get it

5 Things Every Business Needs to Learn from Richard Sherman’s Post Game Outburst

5 Things Every Business Needs to Learn from Richard Sherman's Post Game Outburst

  Last night’s NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49er’s was an impressive showing of raw athletic talent for both teams. With a game-ending interception that was nothing short of epic for the now NFC Champions, Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman taught us all some important lessons. In case you missed it, the