ConvertKit vs GetResponse – The #1 Reason I Switched and Why You Should Too

Stop! Do you use GetResponse or are you thinking about signing up? Before you go any further you'll want to read this article. Recently I switched from GetResponse to ConvertKit.  In fact, you may have read my review on GetResponse and how much I liked it but I...
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Amazon Merch Review – Start Selling Your Own Branded T-Shirts [At No Cost To You]

Are you looking to start a side hustle that requires almost no cost to get started?  Do you have an artistic mindset?  Then starting your own t-shirt business with Merch by Amazon may just be for you. Now you might be thinking who would want to buy a t-shirt from me? ...
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Making Sense of Affiliate Marking Review – My Complete Review

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Are you looking to earn an income from an online business without spending all the time needed to create your own products or services? Then affiliate marketing may just be the thing for. ...
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How I Earned $896.49 in September 2017 – Monthly Income Report

Welcome to the Side Hustle Academy September 2017 monthly income report! It's  that time of the month to see exactly how much I earned from my online business and what I've been up to. I do these income reports to share what I learned, what I earned, and as a journal...
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How to Find Profitable Online Course Ideas [In 3 Actionable Steps]

Do you have an idea for an online course you would like to make? If you're like me you might have tons of ideas for online courses that you want to create but the problem is how do you know if the idea you have is a good one.  Better yet how do you know if an idea...
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What Kind of Side Hustle Do do You Want To Start?

Create Online Courses

Do you have a skill you could teach others?  If so creating a digital course is a great way to start earning income.

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Affiliate Marketing

Wanna start your own internet marketing business selling other peoples products.

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Drop Shipping

Want to start your own ecommerece business but without all the cost?  Then drop shipping is the answer.

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Freelance Writing

Is writing your thing?  Then why not put it to good use and earn some extra money on the side.

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Social Media Managment

Do you like using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest?  Then social media management consultant is for you.

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Want to drive for Uber or Lyft and earn extra income?  Then rideshare could be the right option for you.

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Chris Holdheide

Chris Holdheide


Hi, my name is Chris Holdheide and I am the founder of Side Hustle Academy, and  I’ve been doing various side businesses since 2004.

In that time I’ve done everything from network marketing to internet marketing.  The question is are you interested in starting your own side business?

To learn more about my journey check out my about page here.

3 Steps to Find & Validate Profitable Side Hustles

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3 Steps to Find & Validate Profitable Side Hustle Ideas

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- The questions you need to ask yourself to help you dig up profitable ideas.

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