Podcasting I love it. Podcasting is like having your own radio show. You create a show and talk about things that interest you to your listeners. I had a show for years on blogtalk radio. I loved it but when blog talk radio got to be $240 a year I was out. But I am getting back to podcasting for my $20 side hustle challenge. I set up a free website 5 minute money on simple site for free. Now I have set up my podcast for free on speaker. But!!! With speaker you only get 5 hours of talking for free anything else you have to pay for. I think if I get enough people I would use the $7 dollars a month plan. ( I am a cheapskate and trying to start this hustle with 20 bucks only) I know you asking how am I going to make money with podcasting? Easy it's about advertising your business to more people then you might meet where you live . Hustling over the airways I will call it.
You can talk about the things you enjoy talking about relating to your hustle. Make your show fun and informative. Then you can let people know about your website that's where you sell them your
e- books, t shirts or courses you have created or whatever your hustle is. If your doing a podcast don't make it a commercial make it about something you like to talk about . For example for me it's money and books. I love talking about ways to save money so that's why I created this
I am just starting so my numbers are low but they will improve. Use the free 5 hours speaker gives you . Talk for about 5- 10 minutes on a subject you like. And schedule your podcast for a weekly show with good topics. If you see no results or you don't like podcasting after you have used your 5 free hours up then you have not wasted any money trying to create a podcast.. You can then move on to other forms of advertising for your hustle. Just some suggestions.
Today I want to talk about Free, Yes Free! A free website that's easy to create for your hustle. If you need a website. The site is called Simplesite. You get a bunch of free stuff to use for your website. It will look like a basic website but for free what the heck. I have used this site to start a new business with my $20 dollars here is my new website with Simple Site.
It's not fancy but it will do the things that I need it to do for my podcast show. Remember our hustle is to make the money and find free ways to promote the hustle. If we do have to spend some money make sure what we are spending our money on is going to bring us back the return we want.
In my hustle I always look for free and sometimes free is not as professional as you want it to be but it's a start. We all know you need a blog or website, a social media presence and a whole lot of get up and do this attitude . Which I know you have, So let's keep this hustle going by find all the free stuff that we can to make our hustle better!
Sometime you have to wear it. If you have a hustle that's sell say t Shirts and hats. Then you know you have to wear your stuff to let people know about your stuff. This also goes for jewelry, makeup anything that you can wear that you sell and you can display it. This is what you need to do. But if you have a service business like websites or teaching people something then of course you can't wear it but you can brag about it. But your web designs on fliers, postcards, posters, Hang it up, hand it out. Go to events and show people what you do by letting them know "Hey I can make or do this for you".
You have to be creative and show your hustle to people because if you don't show it then people will not know about it.
Yes that's me in the hat showing off my other hustle The Cheap Cheetah Money Show. I have a hats and T shirts that I wear when I go on my cruises. I let people know about my hustle everywhere I go. In and out of the U.S.
YouTube. I have notice that a lot of people are starting YouTube channels for just about everything. From cooking shows, survival shows, home hunting shows, this is my life, gambling, Etc. You name it you can probably find it on YouTube. Yes making videos is a job within itself. trust me I know. You have to first shoot the video and then be creative when you do your editing. I know your asking what all this has to do with your side hustle? Think about this what if whatever your side hustle is you do a video about it. Say you make T shirts why not video tape you or some of your friends wearing your T shirt creations around town. Show and tell people what inspired you to make the t shirts. People love watching good stories.
Say if you make websites then give people a 5-10 minute lesson on website designs on your YouTube channel. Forget cooking. There are so many cooking shows out there from people. But if your hustle is cooking and it's different give it a try.
All I am saying is starting a YouTube channel gives you a different audience then say Pinterest or Instagram or Twitter. If you don't like YouTube then do videos on Facebook from your Facebook page.
If your like me and hate to show your face then just show your hands like a lot of people do and teach your audience something and inspire them wherever they. Show them your talent. Show them your Hustle!!!!
Today I want to talk about motivation when it comes to your side hustle. How many times have you said F**K this when it comes to your side hustle? You have worked your full-time, then worked your hustle nights and weekends giving it all you got and it returns nothing to you. I know the feeling I have a side hustle that I have worked on for 15 years and so far it has returned just pocket money. But I still push on because I love doing my side hustle and I feel the extra money I might make from it is worth it.
You might not feel that way, but before you give up your side hustle . First think why did you start it in the first place. Was it because you enjoyed doing whatever your side hustle is,. You were looking to make extra money from it, You wanted to turn it in to a full time business? Why did you start the side hustle in the first place?
Once you think about what motivated you in the first place to start you side hustle. Now think about what you can add to enhance your hustle so that you might gain what your looking for from that hustle when you first started.
When you think of why you started your hustle then you will find your motivation to continue it. Hey we can't all be instant millionaires with our side hustles but we can enjoy it and work on it and pull from the motivation that it gives us so one day we can at least be a thousanaire.