Authority Website Case Study: Month 1 Update

New Side Hustle project: authority websiteIt’s been 30 days since I started my new side hustle; building an authority website from scratch with the goal of making $10,000 per month.So after 1 month, how are things going? Quick Navigation The Google sandboxthe results so farWord Count The Google sandboxBack in the day (like 20 years ago), it was possible to throw up a garbage website in 30 minutes, buy a bunch of spammy links to […]

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4 Reasons Everybody Should Have a Side Hustle

This is a guest post from Greg over at ClubThrifty.com.  His site focuses a lot on traveling and saving money when you travel, check it out.If you’ve been reading personal finance blogs for a while, you’re no stranger to the term “side hustle”. In fact, you may be tired of hearing about them, especially if you can’t imagine squeezing one more thing into your day.But there’s a reason why so many personal finance experts about […]

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How to Quickly Grow Your Instagram Followers

How to get more followers on instagramA couple of months ago I wrote about a new side hustle I was starting to grow an Instagram account and eventually monetize it through shoutouts and sponsored posts.In that post I laid out the tactics I used to build my Instagram follower count from 0 to 1,000 in 30 days.  Here’s a graph showing the follower count on that Instagram account over time:You can see the first phase […]

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Authority Website Case Study: Month 0 Update

First steps to setting up an authority siteMy goal with this project is to document every step of the process from ground zero (no domain, no website) all the way up to when the site is making real income.In this post I’m going to do a brief outline of the steps I took to get my site up and running.I am not going to go into detail on each one of these steps.  There are […]

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New Main Side Hustle – Authority Website Project

Authority Website Side HustleMy main side hustle is selling physical products on Amazon.  This is a great money maker, netting me around $2,000 per month.  But there are a couple downsides.The first is that competition is growing like crazy.  Every day there are more competitors popping up trying to copy existing products and undercut them on price.  It’s a brutal race to the bottom and I can see the writing on the wall; in a […]

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December 2017 Side Hustle – $31,696 in Sales

$10,413 in Profit on $31,696 in revenue December on Amazon is always crazy.  Everyone is doing their Christmas shopping and a typical month is usually about double a regular month.  This is exactly what I saw on my products and my sales were actually strong enough that I ran out of stock on several of my best selling products.  I probably could have hit close to $35k for the month if I hadn’t run out […]

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