The Side Hustle Show is the podcast for part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for actionable tips and strategies on how to turn their side hustle dreams into reality. We cover all aspects of small business including marketing, sales, websites, social media, and more. Learn from experienced side hustle entrepreneurs the tactics you can implement today to take your ideas to the next level.
Jessica Larrew and her husband Cliff have been reselling on Amazon for years. And though it started as a part-time side hustle, it turned into a serious business--they've sold more than $1 million worth of stuff on Amazon!
What's surprising – and I think exciting – is that they’ve done this is by finding profitable products to resell primarily in nearby retail stores.
How Reselling on Amazon Works
Jessica takes advantage of Amazon’s FBA program, or Fulfillment by Amazon. This is Amazon's way of crowdsourcing its inventory, and letting regular people like us tap into its world-class logistics network.
That means this Selling Family doesn't have to ship anything to the end customer, handle returns, or write up product descriptions.
How the business works is like any other retail business: you profit on the spread between the cost of your product and what it sells for. Now you have to account for Amazon's fees and shipping costs, but it's basically buy low, sell high.
And the best part of this side hustle is that you can get started today with whatever initial inventory investment you're comfortable with.
Marc Andre made over $1.1 million dollars from his photography hobby.
But what’s interesting is that he never:
got paid to take pictures
sold any of his photos
held any photography workshops
So, what did he do instead?
He built and subsequently sold 3 websites related to photography – that sold digital products to other photographers.
His journey started in 2012. Marc wanted to upgrade from a point-and-shoot camera to a nice DSLR and some lenses but couldn’t justify the $5k price tag for the equipment.
Instead of settling for something else, Marc set himself a challenge to see if he could raise the $5k starting a photography-related side hustle.
Things escalated quickly, from starting a site to creating digital products, he made that $5k in a few months.
Marc carried on scaling his business, creating more products, starting two more photography-related sites, and over the next 6 years pulled in more than a million dollars in revenue.
Tune in to hear Marc’s unique process for starting and growing sites, why he decided to create products before having an audience to sell to, how he used sites that already had traffic to drive sales, and how he scaled up his business to more than a million dollars in revenue in such a short space of time.
“What I want is immortality," Jack told me. "But I don’t want it in my name, I want it in actions of others.”
With the size of his audience today and the number of people he’s helped along the way, there is a very real chance of this happening.
Jack Spirko of is a little bit of a legend in the podcasting space, and he’s built a really cool and unique business on the back of his show--which of course started as a side hustle.
Actually, it started with him recording the first year and a half of episodes in his car on his commute to work!
For the last 10 years and 2300+ episodes, The Survival Podcast has covered topics related to “modern survival.” That is, things like growing your own food, generating your own power, and of course starting your own business.
Tune in to hear how Jack built an incredibly loyal and active listener base, how he started leveraging his audience to help grow his podcast, how he built his no-extra-content-required membership site model that drives 90% of his revenue, and his tips for starting and growing your own podcast and audience today.
She’s an expert on all things Pinterest marketing, and in this episode, she breaks down everything I’m doing wrong and what you and I should be doing instead to start reaching more people and driving more traffic.
Tune in to hear the right way to set up your profile, how to set up and optimize your pins and boards to increase your reach, and how to rank you content in Pinterest's search results to drive more traffic to your site.
Her story is an interesting one. It highlights the differences between licensing and franchising a business, and Timika explains how you can leverage the support of a licensing company to get a business off the ground quickly.
Tune in to hear how Timika evaluated the risks and benefits of the licensing opportunity, how she drives business, and how she’s set this up to be a hands-off 6-figure business.