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The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 A Month or More - $0.00 eBook @ Amazon AU/US

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Have been listening to Nick Loper’s Side Hustle podcast for years now, so I was surprised to find his latest eBook is currently free. The podcast has a tonne of value for those who want to pursue a side hustle to their full time job - hopefully the eBook is of good value to you too.

Mod: This book was released March 9, 2015 for US $0.99. It has been free since May 5, 2015. Apparently updated in 2019. Marked as long running deal, not appropriate to be reposted in the future.

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  • +28 votes

    Idk, sounds like I'd have to work an extra couple of days. Rather do that than bum around trying to MLM my friends.

    • +27 votes

      This business model of yours sounds good. How do I join?

      • +8 votes

        Can I join under both of you, work 10X harder and make you both wealthy?

        But on a serious note, interesting book thanks OP.

        • +1 vote

          Can I join under you? I’ll do double what you do

          • +1 vote

            @froddoog: I heard of the 4 super-successful self-made business tycoons above and wanted to get in while it was a trend.

            Paid 15k for their seminar to be held at my RSL and when I arrived, I heard it was shut down by the feds?

            Now I am I going to cover up my victimhood and shame rather than help prosecute those brilliant people.

            Vale MLM gods Vale

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          You sure are Uncle G's follower like me. 10X!

  • +84 votes

    My side hustle is f5ing ozbargain, can this be positively geared?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks op

  • +54 votes

    Just grabbed it to add to my growing collection of books I think I will read but never do :)

  • +1 vote

    It's free at Amazon US. Please change the link

  • +21 votes

    Is the side hustle writing ebooks to sell on Amazon on how to make money side hustling?

  • +2 votes

    Best Side hustle is to do further education in a field that's not related to your primary income. This makes you more Nichey and specialised.

    E.g. Data Science + Supply Chain + Legal.

    I had an AMA about my Juant as a mystery shopper @ 2k per month for weekends. After 6 years I got sick of it.

  • +5 votes

    Is it practical? Too much different between the 2 countries in economy. You can rent out your house and earn profit in the US and get the loss comparing to your mortgage in Straya.

  • +12 votes

    $1000 per month, assuming my time is worth $30/hour, is only 8.3 hours of work per week as a casual at Kmart or something.
    Just get a second job 1 day a week than suffer the uncertainty of sinking time into a “side hustle” of not being able to turn a profit…

    • +6 votes

      $1000 or more, depending on your effort I guess. The main difference is you're still trading your time for money working at Kmart, some side hustle work give you passive income once you've set up the system.

    • +1 vote

      You're right, for 90% of people extra paid, casual work is worth more per hour - it takes exceptional sellers or people with a truly visionary or unique business idea to make money like this.

    • +2 votes

      if kmart is paying $30/hr that's a lot more than I expected.

      • +2 votes

        For a casual adult, that's probably not far off. Minimum wage is $19.49, they would pay a bit above that, then casual loading, then any loading for working outside of typical hours.

        • +5 votes

          i can see why businesses are trying to cut as many people as they can.

          • +4 votes

            @lostn: Yeah for sure - and don't forget that a lot of employers pay more than the wage to employ people, such as payroll tax (one of the great jokes)

    • +6 votes

      This is the basic truth for a country with high casual rates. The easiest way to save money is to live frugally and work in a high paying, low-unemployment country.

      But I don't think you can just walk into a Saturday only casual job at Kmart, specifically, just like that (assuming that's what you meant if you're working M-F). At least not in metro Sydney.

      Kmart likes them young, at least in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. If you're over the hill and have reached 21, you're unlikely to be selected for a Level 1 casual retail job at Kmart on a Saturday, which should pay over $31/hr (if you were lucky enough to score the Saturday-only schedule you want you may be made part time and paid less, but super is still a form of income, so $30 probably isn't far off and may even be exceeded by their Enterprise Bargaining Agreements). I don't know if it's just who applies (so the number of juniors is proportional to those hired) or they're trying to save money, but particular franchises like Kmart, Harris Farm etc are (in)famous for having high school reunions on weekends and weeknights.

      So yeah, just wanted to say that Coles/Woolies "seem" to be much better bets for anyone over 20. Though the Coles workers I know seem to get pushed into random rosters quite a bit.

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        Kmart is a bad example - I think they just pulled a random retailer out of the air. If there was someone genuinely looking for night and weekend work, I would send them to their nearest independent bottleshop. They're generally family owned/operated, and looking for someone reliable to work Friday night/Saturday night/Sunday. If you were to agree to work a Sunday without Sunday loading (ie $20-25 an hour), they would probably take you on straight away.

        My family have owned a few bottleshops, and I did every Sunday for five years (and some since getting a full time job) because we couldn't find anyone who wanted to work the day without asking for a ludicrous loading.

        Back on track - any service jobs that require adults or are beneficial to be adults would be the go I think.

        • +1 vote

          I worked at the Good Guys for 2 years Friday 6-9pm, all Saturday and all Sunday. I think after tax (keeping in mind this was taxed on top of my M-F job - so I instantly lost a third in taxes) I cleared about 1200-1400/mo in hand from working there.

          Your mileage may vary.

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        Do they pay extra for Saturday work in Kmart? How much per hour on weekdays if over 21?

        • +1 vote

          Yes, you get extra on Saturdays.

          The amount you get depends on if permanent or casual and if casual, you get a bit extra after 6 pm (on top of 25% loading). Kmart has a recently updated Enterprise Bargaining Agreement you can check out here: https://national.sda.com.au/kmart/, though the links to the approved EBA didn't work for me but you could read the proposed figures before approval if you scroll down.

          As usual with EBAs, you get a few cents to a dollar more than the award retail wage (if the negotiators didn't stuff up, in which case you could demand or sue to get back to minimum wage anyway), plus special allowances at times. Which is why I just use the award rates to guess my potential income in a casual job. Low level retail workers do pretty well in terms of pay and penalties compared to other awards, but for permanent workers the Sunday penalty will continue to drop to 150% (now 165%) while for casuals it will stop dropping now that it's reached 175% (when it was 200% I got paid more as a labourer on Sundays when my employer was under the retail umbrella, compared to other industries). For the retail award you can use this calculator to avoid reading some pages: https://www.retailwages.com.au/

          Here is the complicated Kmart calculator linked to on the EBA page (which I haven't tested):
          https://solcon.org.au:8080/SolconApps/SolconApps/kmart-Calcu...

    • +5 votes

      My ebay side hustle profits $200-$300 per week quite reliably. I spent probably 1 hour listing new items (most items are re-stockable), and maybe another 90 mins per week packing and shipping. Now, it took me some time to figure out the niches I'm in so there was an investment in time beforehand. I do most of the listing/packing while I'm chilling on my PC watching Youtube anyway. Some of the items I sell regularly on Facebook by placing one ad and selling many of the same item. That's cash money for very little effort and it's a nice feeling to always have a few extra 50s in your wallet.

      I have a friend that likes to weld as a hobby and he started making fire pits in the winter and pet/livestock water troughs in summer. He does very well out of it in terms of $/hr and he treats it like a hobby.

      We both have 'real' jobs that pay well, but I've always had a side hustle and as long as it stays easy I'll just keep doing it.

      It doesn't seem to take much to earn way above minimum wages for a few small hours per week in the comfort of your own home. I'm not doing anything special.

  • +1 vote

    The Audiobook is also discounted to $2.99 (down from $29.90) .

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP!

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP :)

  • +36 votes

    Bricks and mortar store selling refurb iphones
    OzBargain: Omg scam
    Ebook claiming earning $1000 in your spare time
    OzBargain: 98 upvotes

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      116 119 upvotes
      You have a point

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      It is very possible to earn $1000 a month in your spare 4-5 hours you might have either side of your normal working day. Time in the morning, at night and on weekends can be used for lots of things. Without doing the big song and dance, the Side Hustle podcast is also very good for ideas and experiences from others on what they do and how they do it. It can be as simple as flipping physical goods or looking for passive income in the form of resealable content (eBook writing, blog posting, online course) etc

      • +6 votes

        My normal working day is 12 hours. I can assure you I don't have a spare 4-5 hours each day.

        • -2 votes

          Beggars can't be choosers :)

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          If you’re working FIFO 12 hour days - your side hustle could be on your rostered days off?

          • +3 votes

            @dogebargain: I could. But I already average 54 hours a week on my roster so I value those days off much more than a couple of grand.

            • +2 votes

              @twjr: So this deal isn't for you. Imagine commenting on each post or thread that wasn't useful to you.
              I already have a phone, but I am not going to head in to a page for a phone deal to start commenting things like: "this is no use for me, i already have a working phone and don't need or have room for another." lol

  • +1 vote

    I'll sell you my OzBargain side hustle dream. It's gonna cost you though ;)

  • +1 vote

    My side hustle is only making me $150 a month, maybe I can add another 0 by reading this book.

  • +12 votes

    Normalisation of working multiple jobs for a livable income. No thanks.

    • +8 votes

      Yes that could be true… woman went to work and those families got an advantage… now it is the norm so there is no longer an advantage and both parties must work to get ahead afford a house etc… if everyone starts getting second jobs eventually prices will adjust to it

      • +4 votes

        Absolutely - the biggest change in the housing market, and a huge challenge for anyone who has kids before they buy a house. I have a good job (call it $100k), but because my wife looks after two kids (either minimising the amount she can work, or forcing us to pay for a baby sitter), a couple of minimum wage ($50k each) out price us because they pay less net tax.

        • +5 votes

          And people called me crazy when I said that an increase in dual income households is one of the reason house prices went up.

          I mean I’m all for equality and all that, but has anyone stopped to consider the side effects on families now?

          • +2 votes

            @cnut: That and constant pursuit of growth (population, wage, GPD) and inflation have all driven prices higher. There are unintended (or maybe they are intentional) consequences of of chasing perpetual growth and 28 years without a recession.

          • +1 vote

            @cnut: It's a self perpetuating cycle - as househouse incomes go up because there is a second earner, the bid house prices up, which means more families have to have two incomes, which drives house prices up, to the point that you almost can't not have two incomes now.

    • +2 votes

      Modern feudalism is great. /s

    • +1 vote

      You could look at it that way, or you could look at it as some extra income on the side ("liveable" is a very subjective term) or even a way to pivot to a new career.

  • +1 vote

    Cheers, I enjoy this guy's podcast. Some of the weird and wonderful businesses he finds to interview are fascinating! Not sure if I'll end up reading the book, but hey free is free.

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