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Side Hustle Pro: Women Entrepreneurs | Black Women Business Owners | Solopreneurs

Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Nicaila Matthews Okome, Senior Manager of Social Marketing at NPR by day and Chief Side Hustler by night, for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs like Venture Capitalist Stefanie Thomas, named a “Voice of Black Women VCs” by Fast Company, Award-winning financial educator and best-selling author Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, and entrepreneur, speaker and goal ­achievement specialist Courtney Sanders, the Founder of Think and Grow Chick, LLC.
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Mar 29, 2017

I’m back with some updates and progress on my own side hustle and to report out on how my 12-Week Sprint went.

Today I will get into:

  • Why I decided to do a 12-Week Sprint
  • How I Structured My 12-Week Sprint
  • A Report out on my goals and accomplishments
  • And finally What I learned from my first 12-Week Sprint

If you want to try out your own 12-week sprint with me, I’ve created a handy worksheet for you to structure your goals over 12-weeks. Visit SideHustlePro.co/42 to grab the freebie for this episode, which is a complete 12-Week Goal Getter Worksheet.

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Mar 22, 2017

Today, we are going to get into one of the most common side hustles out there: creating your own online course.

Nowadays, it seems like everyone and their mother has an online course. From how to grow your social media pages to how to build your first app, you name it, online courses are extremely prevalent these days. Even Shonda Rhimes has an online course!

It’s nothing new, online courses have existed for a while now, what’s new is the abundance of technology and plug and play platforms out there, so the barriers to entry have really decreased and so anyone, literally anyone can create a course. You can use easy to replace templates and have your own school up online in no time.

Now, you might be wondering, well…why is everyone creating courses, should I? Is this a viable side hustle?

Well, the reason it’s such a popular revenue stream, is because with an online course, you can package your knowledge and create a funnel, so that you’re constantly getting students and have a passive stream of income in your business. But hold on, before you think creating an online course is easy peasy, there are many steps you need to take before you can get your course to be a passive and consistent money maker.

Today, I’ll get into:

  • How to know what your online course should be about
  • How to setup your online course
  • How to record your content
  • How to price your course
  • How to market your course

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Mar 8, 2017

Latesha Williams is the Co-Founder of Cards For All People, AKA the makers of Black Card Revoked, a card game many of us know and love. Cards for All People is a cultural casual gaming company that humorously celebrates the diverse subcultures of America.


An accomplished sports & entertainment executive, Latesha is well networked and respected from her years of experience honed with companies such as Admiral’s Center, IMG, LeBron James / LRMR Marketing, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Rocawear.

On this episode Latesha shares:

  • Why working for Lebron James at LRMR Marketing was like working for a start-up
  • What she did to figure out how to make her own card game
  • How learning to get her legal ducks in a row made the launch of Black Card Revoked that much smoother
  • How she zeroed in on her target market and got Black Card Revoked in front of the right influencers and publications
  • How she’s been able to get orders fulfilled in a seamless manner
  • Who you really need to target if you want your product in the hands of a celebrity
  • And why we all need to rethink the myth of “security”

 

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INSTAGRAM FOR SIDE HUSTLERS

Join in on the Instagram for Side Hustlers challenge happening all this week (March 5-March 9). Over 3500 people have tuned in so far! Register here to make sure you receive the free workbook, daily emails AND the recorded replay. I don't want you to miss any of it.

I'm breaking down:

  • How to get more of the RIGHT followers on Instagram
  • How and when to create JUICY content on the 'gram
  • How to raise your visibility with the right hashtags
  • How to do this all in less than 30 minutes a day

SIDE HUSTLE PRO COMMUNITY

Side Hustle Pro is now over 1300 members strong and the group is growing by hundreds each week. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/mastermind

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Mar 1, 2017

Former Side Hustle Pro guest Maya Elious shared that the number one thing she would tell any entrepreneur is to niche down.

After her episode, a few people in the Side Hustle Pro community talked about how illuminating and critical this advice was. But a few people commented that it was hard for them to niche down, because they were worried about putting themselves into a box. Or to be labeled as one thing. That got me thinking about how too many times, we are scared to niche down and narrow our audience, because we are actually trying to focus on too many side hustles at once.

On this episode, I get real about:

  • Why trying to be a Janelle of All Trades leads you to be a master of none
  • Why you need to choose a lane
  • The fact that it’s hard to do more than one thing really well, especially if you are still working on being excellent at one. And definitely if you’re still side hustling.
  • Real life examples of people who are known for many things...and the secret to their success
  • How focusing on one side hustle at a time gives you more time to target the right audience
  • HOW to choose the lane for you

 

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If you’re interested in growing your business and brand using the powers of Instagram, register for the MASTER THE GRAM mini course. Master The Gram is the ultimate Instagram course for business owners who want to attract their true fans and turn them into loyal, returning customers. In a series of four modules, plus a bonus module, you will learn how to leverage Instagram to grow your brand, drive traffic to your site and increase your income. REGISTER HERE: sidehustlepro.co/masterthegram

Side Hustle Pro is now over 1000 members strong. If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/mastermind

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