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About Nick Loper
He's been making his living online since before it was cool. Along the way he's picked up a thing or two about small business, marketing, and outsourcing -- and is happy to share the experience with fellow entrepreneurs and those working hard to make their side hustle dreams a reality.
As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcast, Nick explores a different business idea each week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams.
If there's a common theme to Nick's books, it's helping readers get more done so they can live happier and healthier lives.
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Make Money and Live Better: Completely Updated and Revised!
Important Note: The reviews dated before 2019 are for a previous version of the book that was not nearly as strong as the current edition. I took that feedback, bulldozed most of the content, and rebuilt it from the ground up.
The Side Hustle is for people who want or need to earn some extra money outside of their day jobs.
Maybe you need a few extra dollars to make ends meet. Maybe you want to pay off debt.
Maybe you want to save for a rainy day or for your children’s education.
Maybe you just want to treat yourself to a nice vacation or a new car without feeling guilty about it.
Maybe you’re looking for a way out of the corporate world, an escape plan. That’s the ultimate financial freedom, right?
That’s how I got started down this entrepreneurial path, and it’s the best choice I ever made.
You’re willing to work for it because your future is worth working for.
But your time is limited, and you may not know where to start. There are a million and one ways to “make money online” and everyone wants to sell you their “proven system for Internet riches.” It’s hard to tell what’s a scam and what’s legit.
This book offers real-world examples of how regular people just like you and me are earning side hustle income outside of traditional employment. Many have even turned these part-time ventures into full-time businesses, throwing off the shackles of their corporate overlords for good.
And the cool thing is, there are no special technical skills or prerequisites to get started with any of the ideas presented. Most don’t require any big scary upfront investment.
(If you're a fan of Chris Guillebeau, Pat Flynn, or Tim Ferriss, you'll love this!)
After college, I did what you’re supposed to do: I got a job.
The problem was almost immediately I found myself looking for a way out. It wasn’t that I hated the work or my coworkers, but it just wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. The thought of spending my next 30 years there was terrifying.
So evenings and weekends I turned my attention online. I’d been dabbling with building rudimentary websites, learning online advertising channels, and even running my own small marketing campaigns for other companies' products to test the waters.
And that’s what The Side Hustle is about—finding a low-risk way make more money. Most entrepreneurship books assume you have limitless time and limitless startup capital, but I know from talking to thousands of side hustlers, that’s simply not the reality.
I started small and lean, but steadily built up my side hustle until I could say good-bye to corporate work.
You can do it, too. I'll show you how.
If you’re looking for a get-rich-quick-scheme or the secret to overnight success, you won’t find it here. But what you will find are the "Big 3" side hustle business models you can take action on right away.
I've interviewed hundreds of profitable side hustlers on The Side Hustle Show to figure out how their businesses work, how they make money, and most importantly, how you can replicate their success.
How does an extra $1000 a month sound? I can tell you, this stuff works.
A Proven Path to Stop Working IN Your Business, and Start Working ON It.
Virtual Assistant Assistant is the book for entrepreneurs who are looking for a way to take their business to the next level. If you've ever caught yourself thinking there just aren't enough hours in the day, there is a solution.
And it won’t make you go broke, either.
Virtual assistants are essentially telecommuting contractors to your business. This book tells you everything you need to know about virtual assistants, including:
- Where to find the best ones
- How to hire them
- Best practices for working with them on an ongoing basis
It’s written from firsthand experience, NOT theoretical or academic fluff. I've been working with virtual assistants for more than 10 years, and have made my share of mistakes so you don't have to. You’ll learn how a talented virtual assistant can help save you time, money, and headache.
Take control of your entrepreneurial life and learn how to effectively outsource your non-essential tasks. You’ll free up hours every day to focus on what’s really important. In the end, virtual assistants can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more productive and stress-free life.
It's possible (and I would argue essential) to unload many aspects of your day-to-day work, leaving you free to tackle the higher-level, strategic, and money-making projects that often get neglected.
Time is Our Most Valuable Resource
But it's also the resource we are quickest to waste.
With this book, you may not achieve the 4 Hour Work Week right away, but you’ll get actionable advice on how to get started with outsourcing.
The world’s most successful people didn't get there alone; they all had help along the way.
What are you waiting for?
Scroll up and hit "Buy Now" to get started today.
Discover the Secret Weapons of Today's Top Entrepreneurs
You know the type: the super-productive, super-on-top-of-things, super-successful people you read about online or hear about on the news. How do they do it?
This book uncovers their secret weapons. The truth is there are hundreds of tools and online resources that enable us to get more done than ever before.
This isn't about the latest gadgetry or shifting your mindset; it's about how to increase productivity so you can achieve your goals. It's about working smarter, not harder.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. The resources in this book will help you make the most of your time.
More Than 800 Entrepreneurs Contributed Their Best Resources
To create this guide, more than 800 of today's smartest and highest performing entrepreneurs contributed their favorite resources. We're talking about people like Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Chris Brogan, John Lee Dumas, Guy Kawasaki, Dan Pink, Pat Flynn, Chris Ducker, Peter Shankman, Sean Malarkey, Bob Burg, and many, many more.
If you want to learn the real tools these superstar entrepreneurs use on a daily basis to grow their businesses, this is the book for you.
In total, more than 500 unique resources were shared. Some will be obvious to you, but with a list this size, I guarantee there will some you've never heard of – or your money back.
Powerful Tools in More Than 20 Categories
Work Smarter covers a broad range of resources, including Productivity, Communication, Team and Project Management, File Sharing, Networking, Outsourcing, and more. In addition, you'll get personal insights on how to use some of the most popular tools along with pricing information.
The good news is that many of the resources are free, and most of the premium tools at least have a free trial so you can see which ones might be a good fit for your business.
Small Business Growth, Productivity, and Profits
If you feel stuck using the same old tools in your small business, maybe it's time to take a look and see what else is out there. After all, a productive entrepreneur is a happier, healthier, and more profitable entrepreneur.
Protect your time, save money, and give your arsenal an upgrade with the hundreds of resources for small business owners and sole proprietors. Even if you implement just a few of these suggestions, it will be well worth your investment.
What are you waiting for? Click the Buy Now button to get started today!
Want to Make Extra Money? Go Where the Cash is Already Flowing
Whether you want to make an extra $100 a month or an extra $10,000, the high-level process is the same:
Someone has to buy what you're selling.
The money has to come from somewhere, right?
(Hint: it comes from customers.)
Sadly, there's an epidemic going around. The reason most entrepreneurs, wantpreneurs, and side hustlers fail is a lack of customers. If you've ever failed in your own efforts to start a business or earn money on the side, I'm guessing that was the root cause.
On top of that, you're in a constant battle of not having enough hours in the day and you don't know where to focus your limited time, energy, and money.
That's the bad news.
The good news is you have more opportunity today to earn income in your spare time than ever before. And you don’t need a killer new business idea or millions of dollars in startup capital to do it.
The good news is there isn't a shortage of customers. They're out there!
This book will share specifics on how to increase your earning power–on your own time, on your own terms, and without getting another job. We’ll look at real-life examples of people just like you making it happen.
I’m going to arm you with dozens of income-generating ideas that don’t require a ton of time or money to get started.
And spoiler alert: there are no get-rich-quick schemes inside. Instead, you’ll learn proven strategies for tapping into the growing peer-to-peer economy to supplement your income, diversify your revenue sources, and reduce your reliance on your day job for your livelihood.
Go Where the Cash Is Already Flowing
Buy Buttons focuses on marketplaces that already exist, where you can put your expertise, time, and assets up for sale or rent. There are hundreds of platforms that you can add your “buy buttons” to.
You don’t have to build a customer base from scratch, design a website, or even worry about payment processing. Each platform already has an eager audience of buyers looking for what you have to sell.
Not sure what to sell? In the 300+ platforms featured inside, you're bound to find an idea or two that's a fit.
These platforms are the “gateway drugs” of entrepreneurship. They’re easy to get started on, to get the high from your first sale, and to keep coming back for more.
Does It Really Work?
I’ve used the same "buy buttons" marketplace strategy over and over again for the last 15 years as an entrepreneur. Even more exciting, thousands of SideHustleNation.com readers and Side Hustle Show listeners just like you are already seeing results by implementing the strategies in this book.
The common thread is they set up their businesses on pre-existing platforms that made it easy for buyers to find them and spend money with them. This book will show you exactly where and how to set up your “buy buttons” to generate hundreds or thousands of dollars a month in side income.
Why Your Business Needs a Website
If you’re doing business today – online OR offline – you need a website. It’s that simple.
Every day, Google completes more than 5 billion searches. Think some of those people, even just a tiny fraction, might be searching for what you sell?
If you don’t have a website, how will they ever find you?
This book is about setting up your web presence the right way, or optimizing your existing website to reach more visitors.
Ultimately it’s about generating more traffic, more leads, and more sales and profit for your small business.
Who is This Book For?
This book is for small business owners who:
- Have a website, but feel like it’s not delivering the results it could.
- Need a website, but aren’t sure where to start or who to trust for advice.
- Are confused and intimidated when dealing with technical problems or contracting with programmers.
Have you been overpromised or oversold by web developers in the past? You’re not alone.
In fact, it happened to me.
It seems like there’s an entire industry out there trying to milk small business owners out of their hard-earned cash. But you don’t need to be another victim.
Armed with this checklist, you’ll have a working knowledge of all the important elements of a truly awesome website; one that presents your brand to the world and helps achieve your goals online.
After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Why This List?
There is no shortage of resources when it comes to getting started online. Some of these are genuinely helpful, and many of those will be mentioned in the pages ahead.
But others just want to sell you some service you don’t really need, or get you to sign up for a hosting package through their affiliate link so they can earn a commission. Do they really have your best interest in mind?
Many only give you part of the story, or leave you with more questions than answers.
What’s missing is a comprehensive checklist for small businesses to use when evaluating their current website or when planning out their new site.
That’s where this book comes in.
I’m a small business owner myself, and have been working online for nearly 10 years. In that time, I've come across too many amazing businesses with amazingly bad websites. Or worse, local businesses I wanted to find information on and patronize but that had no website at all.
This checklist is my effort to help give small business owners the information they need to succeed online. From one entrepreneur to another, let’s get started!
What are you waiting for? Hit the Buy Now button and get started today.
Is Sitting Killing You?
Science says sitting is lethal. Excessive sitting can lead to a laundry list of unhealthy problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and ultimately premature death.
Unfortunately, many of us have jobs that are tied to computers and require us to sit at our desks all day long.
We may not be able to change the nature of our jobs, but we can change the way we work.
This Book Just Might Save Your Life
A treadmill desk is a walking workstation that lets you burn calories on the job. Walking at a slow pace, even for just an hour or two a day, can radically reduce the risks of a sedentary lifestyle and melt off unwanted weight.
In this book you'll learn all about the dangers of sitting and the positive steps you can take to do something about it. We'll meet a host of treadmill desk pioneers; regular people who have lost 20-100 pounds just by incorporating walking into their work day.
This book is for office workers who are sick of feeling sedentary and tired on the job -- and are ready to take action. You'll learn about several popular treadmill desk models on the market, as well as a helpful do-it-yourself tips and strategies.
Yes, you can buy a $4000 treadmill desk if you have the money. But you can also set one up yourself for under $100. This book will show you how to do it so you can lose the weight and create a healthier lifestyle for years to come.
Click the Buy Now button to get started!