392: What I’ve Learned and Applied from 49 Awesome Entrepreneurs – Part 7

At the end of nearly every episode of The Side Hustle Show, I ask my guests for their “#1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.”

There’s always a great variety of responses, and I wanted to take some time today to go through some of my favorites from the past 50-ish interviews.

This has become an annual tradition on the show, and we just passed 7 years and 12 million downloads!

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The Goods

337 – Dr. Shirag Shemmassian – “Get started.”

339 – Rob Cubbon, Flav Mederios, and Rachel Harrison-Sund

Rob: “Don’t go for money, go for the love and the enjoyment of what you’re doing — the money will come.”
Flav: “Think bigger, think beyond just Amazon.”
Rachel: “Don’t give up at the first sign of challenge. Keep going.”

340 – Robert Brandl – “Use your unfair advantage – For example, I speak multiple languages and understand email marketing.”

341 – Amy Feierman and Kristin Ostrander

Amy: “If there’s somebody doing what you want to do, reach out for a conversation.”
Kristin: “Commitment and consistency. Decide and commit.”

342 – Kirk DuPlessis – “Educate yourself.”

343 – John Jonas and Nate Hirsch

           John: “What separates successful entrepreneurs is the willingness to think through hard things.”
           Nate:  “Prioritize.”

344 – Paul Minors – “Keep going.”

347 – Michele Mattix – “Adopt an experience mindset – people want immersive experiences.”

349 – Sylvia Inks – “Build a signature presentation.”

350 – Zach Evanish – “Plan before you buy. Lay out your goals, short-term and long-term.”

351 – Keely Stawicki – “Start with stuff you already own – don’t borrow money!”

353 – Carol Tice – “Ask your audience how you can help, then build what they need.”

354 – Matt Bochnak – “Just do something; build it and they’ll come; opportunities will just show up.”

355 – Brendan Hufford – “You don’t have to quit your day job.”

358 – Craig Curelop – “Don’t be afraid to get started. If it doesn’t work, stop, you can always adjust.”

359 – Sa El – “Spend an hour a day on your own dream.”

360 – Larry McGee – “If you want to better your life, you have to do it yourself.”

361 – Josh Elledge – “Just start giving things away – be generous!”

362 – Debbie Gartner – “Focus on a niche and be an expert!”

364 – Aaron Kerr – “Be willing and patient enough to find a side hustle that works for you.”

366 – Melissa MacDonald – “Choose something that you’re passionate about, that you’re interested in and how can you convert that into a file or a PDF that can help others.”

367 – Alex Goldberg and Healy Jones:

Alex – “Be extremely persistent.”
Healy – “Work with a partner.

368 – Erica Krupin – “Keep your business debt free!”

370 – Rob Pitingolo – “Practice makes perfect.”

373 –  Nick Huber – “Look up from your computer screen!”

374 – Mariam Tsaturyan – “Do the best you can.”

375 – Mike Zima – “The person you are today isn’t the person you’ll become.

376 – Rosemarie Groner – “Don’t settle.”

377 – Donald Spann – “Look at pain points.”

378 – Melissa Fassel Dunn – “Identify your top 3 priorities every day.”

379 – Kai Davis – “Avoid the resistance.”

380 – Charlie William – “Stay consistent.”

381 – Jennifer Marx – “Figure out where your people are, and go there.”

382 – Chris Guillebeau – “Just stop. We’re doing all kinds of stuff we don’t need to be doing. Life’s short; choose something else.”

383 – Helen Pritchard – “Just pick one thing. Sell one thing to one customer at one price until you reach your target.”

384 – Andrew Allemann – “Just get it out there. I’m a big advocate of the minimum viable product.”

385 – Teri Ijeoma – “Keep trying.”

386 – Kate Johnson – “Have the long view in mind.”

387 – Dustin Heiner – “Put value in yourself, and tell people what you do.”

388 – Chris Misterek – “If you don’t quit, you win.” 

389 – Liam Austin – “Run a virtual event, but make sure to put a strategy in place first.”

390 – Joshua Lisec – “Convert your hourly services into a package.”

391 – Dustin Riechmann – “Always be looking for an opportunity to give someone else a win. Serve first.”

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