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How to Turn Content Creation Into a Side Hustle

Side hustles – could they really replace your full time income?

You bet they can. In fact creating your own side hustle is becoming quite the trend. With bestselling books like Side Hustle: From idea to income in 27 days my friend Chris Guillebeau just released, and there are many blogs and podcasts dedicated to it.

Having a side hustle is a great way to test and validate that what you want to build is actually going to fly, before you quit your job or throw your life savings into a business that hasn’t made a sale yet!

Judging from a State of the Side Hustle survey of over 2,000 people done by Podia this year, the online course/ digital downloads/membership space is only going to grow in the foreseeable future, as more folks are looking to leave their full time employment to make a go of creating passive income than ever before.

If you’re a content creator who’s been looking to make a profit from your side hustles, then this episode of Untapped is perfect for you, as Len Markidan, Chief Marketing Officer at Podia, dives right into the juicy details.

We chat about how the creator economy is booming and that this is causing employers to be terrified.

And rightly so, as I keep harping on about in my podcasts on how to tap into the future of work and designing your own ideal lifestyle with multiple work gigs!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Just how many content creators are looking to quit their day jobs and replace their full-time income with their side hustles
  • How many of the creators survey have a day job and how many of them plan to quit to become a full-time creator.
  • Of those creators who plan to quit their jobs, how so they plan to leave them!
  • The 3 most common channels for monetization right now
  • How passion, profit and potential all fit together as a content creator
  • How Podia helps content creators sell their digital products in one easy-to-use platform
  • Why you should consider taking your side hustle and turning it into your full-time gig.

Podcast Resources

Check out Podia, an online platform that removes the mess of digital duct-tape by replacing all the different tools creators need so you can sell courses, digital downloads and memberships!

Infographic: State of the Side Hustle that we refer to throughout this episode.

Book: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau

Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast: Earning Extra Revenue Through a Side Hustle with Nick Loper

Side Hustle Nation – my interview with Nick: 122: How to Re-Purpose Content Into Multiple Income Streams.

 

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The Art of Changing Your Business with Julia Kelly

What does changing your business actually look like? As in starting a new business in a completely different industry and having a totally new offering?

Can you make such a big leap and be successful? What does it take to make not only the shift but the mindset shift?

 On this episode of Untapped, I got to hear all about what it takes from Julia Kelly, co-Founder of Rigits, a remote bookkeeping services company.

 Yet just a few years ago Julia had started gone from being a successful caricature artist to building a whole business and team around doing this for corporates and at events.

In fact I interviewed her about it on my Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast on Debunking the Starving Artist Myth, as I thought her story was really cool.

It’s a perfect example of how Julia took her skills she learned in a job she applied for, and turned it into a side hustle and then a full blown business that almost runs without her.

Now she has a completely different business and a new team, and is well aware that she needs to remain relevant in an industry being very much affected by the future of work – in that accountants are being replaced with systems and automation.

If you tuned into my podcast Embracing the Future of the Future with Frances Valintine then you’ll learn just how quickly the world is changing and adapting to the way in which we are working and who’s doing the work.

Julia is well aware of that and we discussed how they’re adapting to stay relevant and thrive in this new era, and in many ways she’s always been adapting and following her heart.

 Julia’s journey began in college where she started her solopreneur career of being a caricature artist. She was able to grow her skills into a six-figure business and hired other artists as well.

However, after a year, Julia realized that she wasn’t being challenged anymore and that her successful business (which she’s still running today) was not going to be able to grow anymore.

 So what did she do next?

She went back to her roots as a graduate with a B.A. in Accounting and teamed up with a friend and started a company that does bookkeeping and accounting for small businesses and startups.

It was a completely different realm of work from the caricature business, but Julia found it to be exciting plus it tapped into her sweetspot of her accounting knowledge and what she knew would be profitable to her AND beneficial to her clients. 

By taking a risk and changing her business, Julia was able to have a business that had a recurring revenue model – something that her caricature business lacked. She also found that she thrived in having a team and didn’t enjoy being a lone wolf after all.

If you’re also in a rut and feel like you’re not progressing or enjoying your work anymore, definitely check out the full interview to learn more about the art of changing your business and how to tap into your potential!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What it’s like to go from a solo operation to being in a partnership and having employees
  • Why Julia started another business in a completely different industry and what she learned by doing it
  • How to juggle two businesses by having one on autopilot
  • The most common mistakes business owners make with money and how to avoid them

Resources

Check out Rigits for Julia’s bookkeeping and accounting business.

Head to jkexpressions.com to learn more about Julia’s live digital caricature business.

 

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Embracing the Future of the Future with Frances Valintine

What is the future of the future? And how the heck can you be a part of it so that you’re not left behind in the past?

That is the topic of my conversation on this episode of the Untapped Podcast with the one and only Frances Valintine, founder of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab.

Frances is one heck of a mover and shaker. And she believes that we’re living in a time of great advancement as well as rapid disruption. She believes that the progress and the ability to look forward and plan for tomorrow is essential for long term success.

Frances is at the cutting edge of what we need to do to stay relevant as we move into a new era filled with uncertainty as technology takes over our jobs allowing us to essentially tap into more of our human skills.

If you listened to Episode 32 – The Future of Work Is Learning, I shared what the future of work really is, the major trends and forces shaping it and why it’s more important than ever to become a lifelong learner and keep upskilling to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.

Frances takes us even further because she is living and breathing this. At the time of our interview, she had just finished up the Future of the Future conference that she hosted where she interviewed all these incredible people on stage.

What I love about Frances is that she’s extremely forward thinking by the way she looks at how we reinvigorate our existing skills, adopt new practices, and integrate people who think differently in our businesses.

As the founder and CEO of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab, Frances works in the space between the whole ecosystem of learners from young children to experienced corporate leaders.

While Tech Futures Lab helps organisations and individuals to navigate the contemporary world of business, The Mind Lab was developed to empower students, schools, teachers and principals to develop contemporary knowledge and practical skills for today’s rapidly evolving world and the future of work.

She knows that our economic success has a greater reliance on people who can combine science, technology, design and creativity in ways that we are only just starting to realize.

So in our interview, we discuss a lot of those things. And I think you are going to find it fascinating. I hope it’s going to open your eyes, expand your mind, and really get you thinking about what role you are going to play in the future of work and just how you can thrive in it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the future of work looks like and what that means for you
  • Why reinvigorating your skills and learning new skills is vital now more than ever
  • How to thrive and remain relevant in the rapidly evolving world
  • Frances’ journey to become one of the most influential leaders in New Zealand

Resources

Connect with Frances over on LinkedIn

Learn more about the Tech Futures Lab – The Graduate School for Human Impact

Learn more about the award winning education provider The Mind Lab

 

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The Future of Work is Learning

The Future of Work is learning – what does that mean?

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m all about staying relevant and keeping up with the ever-changing world of the way in which we work and live.

The thing is, those changes are coming at us fast and many of the trends we see happening in the future of work are already here.

Robots and AI are already being used to automate and streamline jobs, and it’s predicated by the OECD that 14-30% of jobs as we know them will not even exist in the next 5 years.

So it’s more important than ever that we figure out how to ramp up our skills, particularly our uniquely human-centered skills, to stay relevant and be irreplaceable!

The good news is around 70% of new jobs will be created, most of which we can’t even predict yet. Crazy right?

That means by continuing to learn new skills and gain more experience, we have more chance of thriving in the future of work, rather than just surviving.

On today’s episode of Untapped, I’m sharing a recording of the talk I gave at an Inspire Group, an online learning and leadership company.

The purpose of this event was to inform our clients about what’s about to head their way and what they need to start thinking about when it comes to learning solutions for the future.

It was also a great way to showcase all the trends that are coming up and how the Future of Work IS learning.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What the Future of Work actually is
  • How automation can and will benefit us
  • How we can collaborate effectively with the robots
  • What changes and trends have already started to happen

You can also watch a summary of what I presented on my YouTube Channel here

Resources

Read: How to Tap Into the Future of Work

Read: 11 Benefits to Learning Something New.

Learn more about Inspire Group

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How to Discover a Whole New Life with Lucia Gionvannini

Are you at a point in your life where you’re really not feeling it? 

The career you’ve chosen and the business you have is not as fulfilling as you wanted. Yet maybe to the outside world, it looks like you’ve got it all together. But inside, you’re feeling like there’s a deeper calling that you’re not paying attention to. 

Everything is pointing you towards actually doing that by tapping into your calling and making a bigger impact in the world. 

On this episode of Untapped, I got to chat with the charming Lucia Giovannini and learned how she tapped into her true calling and discovered a whole new life.

Lucia Giovannini is a yogi, life coach, fire-walking instructor and former Italian super-model.

Lucia started modeling by accident quickly realizing that career was bringing her all a girl could hope for, yet it still left her feeling unfulfilled. So after several years, she went on her own healing journey. It was back in the 80-s when she’d get other models to sit with her in a dressing room, chanting “Om”.

Lucia went within, going barefoot for a year, and immersing herself into healing practices. One of the first transformational speakers in Italy, she was soon regarded as the “Louise Hay of Italy”. Her book “A Whole New Life” sold thousands of copies around Europe and was translated into 8 languages.

She’s someone who has had a very successful career but decided to take the leap and embrace her true calling to embark on a whole new life. Definitely something I can relate to!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The tools that can help you remove the barriers that are stopping you from following your true calling
  • Lucia’s thoughts on making radical changes in your life
  • What tangible steps you can take to transform your thoughts and beliefs
  • Lucia’s advice on how to discover a whole new life

Resources

Learn more about Lucia over at www.LuciaGiovannini.com

Check out her free 5 video series here

 

 

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7 Lessons I’ve Learned from Finding My Next Finish Line

Recently I had the honour of being invited to go and speak in front of around 80 to 90 Ultimate Frisbee players, who were trying out to be selected for the New Zealand teams for the World Championships in Netherlands next year.

For those of you who don’t know, I have been an Ultimate Frisbee player for the last 16 years. It’s been a long held passion of mine and it was really neat to be asked to come and speak at this  training camp about finding your finish line, which is a big tribute to Nathan Martin, my triathlon coach from this podcast we did.

The talk I gave was specifically related to being your best self, pushing yourself, challenging yourself, crushing your goals and setting intentions that keep you motivated.

I decided you may need to hear this too, so I’ve recreated it here for you both as a full blog post and an episode on my Untapped Podcast.

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How to Embrace a Beginners Mind and Grow through Discomfort

Lately I’ve been going back to learning what I thought I already knew, and at the same time I’ve been embracing everything I don’t know as I throw myself into the arena of the future of work and learning.

And that’s a scary place to be. The not knowing space. The relinquishing any thoughts you had about being an expert, to embrace a beginner’s mind and enjoy being a student of life.

That’s at the very heart of what Derek Loudermilk and I jammed on in this episode of UNTAPPED.

Derek is a friend and kindred spirit, and he’s also the creator of AdventureQuest Travel, a professional adventurer, bestselling author, speaker, digital nomad and a business coach.

He is the host of the Art of Adventure podcast, one of the top podcasts in the world for location independent business, adventure travel and cutting edge topics.

And to top it off, he is the author of Superconductors: Revolutionize Your Career and Make Big Things Happen, which was long listed for the 2018 UK Best Business Book awards.

He specialises in coaching people who wants to get out of their cubicles and create a life of time, financial, and location freedom. Yep we are pretty much on the same page!

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Find Your Finish Line with Nathan Martin

Is it possible to completely change your life by simply making a decision to take responsibility for your health and purpose in life?

Nathan Martin, my personal triathlon coach and friend is living proof that it is.

Growing up in a family where gambling and drinking were the daily pastimes, he went down a path as a teenager that was leading him to a life of drugs, low paying work and no real future.

But Nathan had better things in mind for his life, and the lives of others and it started with shifting into the health and fitness industry in 2006 when he started out as a personal trainer at Less Mills Gym.

He the went on to discover triathlons and strike forward to 2010 ended up crossing the finish line at Ironman NZ, which was a key moment in Nathan’s journey to finding his purpose, his passion for life and ultimately happiness.

Nathan has now completed 6 full Ironman events plus K2, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, and the Taupo Enduro. He has also represented NZ as an age group triathlete in 2012!

Led by his desire to help people, Nathan set up his own business Change Fitness in 2015 where he focuses on helping others to become great role models and inspires them to find their finish line.

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Choosing the Right Revenue Streams to Get Paid To Be You

I’m a firm believer that if you know how to package your unique talents, skills and knowledge you can get paid to be you in more ways than you can imagine!

I also know this to be true as not only have I had up to 9 revenue streams in my business built around me, I’ve worked with and interviewed hundreds of others doing the same.

What’s crazy is the variety of ways in which people have built multiple revenue streams and in all sorts of industries and niches. Sometimes the mind boggles at what’s possible!

In Chapter 6 of my book, The Freedom Plan, I wrote about the key ways to help you identify your best path to monetization.

I then backed this up with over 10 awesome case studies, with people just like you and I, who are earning a great living leveraging their sweetspot and turning it into multiple revenue streams.

To celebrate the release of my audiobook later this month here’s my GIFT to you 🎁 – an early release of some of the juicy goodness contained within that chapter in this podcast episode.

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Grow Your Business on Instagram with Elise Darma

Instagram has long been one of my favourite social media platforms – until it came to using it for business.

I had always found it a place I went to for inspiration, to keep up with my friends and peers and witness some beautiful photography.

Then over time the platform became increasingly promotional and showy and less about #nofilters and #reallife and as it did, I struggled to figure out how to use it authentically and effectively to gain new leads and clients for my business.

So when I first came across Elise Darma on Instagram, with her refreshing style, wonderful travel images and equally valuable Instagram musings, I thought ‘This chick is doing it right’.

I continued to watch her journey, how she posted, what she posted and how she cleverly weaved in promotions to her blog content, courses and her webinar on teaching entrepreneurs how to use Instagram to grow their business.

Unlike so many other folks I was watching from the sidelines, Elise was actually teaching how to get leads and sales in a more personal and effective way. So I hired her for a personal Instagram strategy session and made some changes to my profile and things started to click.

During our session I learned, not only some Instagram strategies, but how much she loves being a digital nomad (like I was at the time) and how Instagram had allowed her to become the founder of a content marketing agency for e-commerce brands called Canupy.

While growing the agency, Elise has traveled to Bali, Hawaii, Australia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, Portugal, the British Virgin Islands (and got to visit Necker Island while there).

Figuring that she was growing her clients Instagram accounts so successfully, she realized she could walk the talk and show others how to do it by growing her own personal brand @elisedarma

In less than a year she reached over 60,000 followers! What’s more she founded a second business to help others achieve their own “travelpreneur” goals. Along the way he’s been featured for her Instagram expertise in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Brit + Co, Elite Daily, Teachable and Later.

Today, Elise works one-on-one with clients so that their own businesses (and Instagrams) can thrive, and so they can build their own life of freedom and travel. You can see how aligned we are in our thinking, and what’s even cooler is in our interview, she shared how she found me early on in her journey and how that impacted her….

She’s the perfect example of how to get paid to be you, by figuring out your sweetspot and monetising your skills, knowledge and talents into multiple revenue streams.

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