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Make extra cash, learn new skills & build       the career you’ve always wanted                           Alexis Grant    ...
CHAT WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS   #alexiswebinaralexisgrant.com
MY STORY           • While looking for journo job, began             working with clients (2010)           • Took day job ...
WHY BOTHER?                  • Build your network                  • Learn new skills                  • Make extra money ...
WHY ON THE SIDE?     Enjoy financial stability of      full-time job       Build in a safe      environment       Less ...
WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO GET STARTED• Online home (doesn’t  have to be a website)• An offer• Recommendations• Support• Conf...
The big question…         How will you know         when you’re ready?alexisgrant.com
If you’re asking              whether you’re                   ready…           you probably are.alexisgrant.com
ONE BIG KEY TO SUCCESS… ONE BIG KEY TO SUCCESS                  START BEFORE                  YOU’RE READYalexisgrant.com
CHALLENGES OF THE SIDE GIG     Conflict with day job      Is your job 9-to-5?      Expect to work evenings        & wee...
USING YOUR WEBSITE TO        LAND CLIENTS     The Obvious: About or Services page     Help people come to you (SEO)    ...
OTHER TIPS FOR GETTING CLIENTS     Let your network know what you offer,      both professional contacts and friends    ...
HOW MUCH TO CHARGE?                  • Look around at what others are                    charging                     – Do...
YOUR FINANCES                • Find YOUR system                  – Separate biz money                  – Tools like Freshb...
WHEN TO GO FULL TIME?  • Salary is *almost* where it needs to    be  • Core client strategy  • You can’t climb to next lev...
HOW TO GET STARTED?      START DOING WHATEVER        YOU WANT TO OFFER              (Don’t wait to be asked!)alexisgrant.com
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH    GO-GETTERS     http://www.facebook.com/       groups/rockinthesidegig/alexisgrant.com
QUESTIONS?                  #alexiswebinar  http://facebook.com/writeralexisgrantalexisgrant.com
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  • Mention chat box, ask questions at the end, takes notes if you want but will offer as recording and slideshare… Lots of webinars are truly sales pitches… Those of you who have attended my webinars before know… Give GIVE AWAY much helpful information as possible – Want to share what has worked for me and to help you succeed. Helps me connect with community, let you connect with
  • 125 ppl signed up… know it’s a topic you care about. Was joking with a reader who’s on the webinar tonight about how… To get a a sense for who’s with us tonight… Anybody already have a side hustle? Or thinkigng seriously about it?
  • So that’s just one story, MY story of how my side gig became my full-tiem job. But today we’re going to take a few steps back…
  • I remember when I had my first request for an invoice, and I didn’t even know how to create one. This is ESPECIALLY TRUE if you want to make a career change. The best way to transition to a new career is by practicing the skills you’ll use…
  • Why not simply start doing this as a full-time job?
  • Jump BEFORE you’re ready… I wasn’t ready to give this webinar when I promised it…. Could you deliver if you absolutely had to? If the answer is yes, you’re ready. SHARE LINK get where you want to be faster
  • Goal of this webinar is to help you FEEL like you’re ready.
  • Wrote posts about both – have to put in the time on weekends and evenings, and umbrella of you… have carrie share them? TWO LINKS HERE
  • LINK on making clients come to you – through SEO, through good advice, through recs The truth is, we all want to work with someone we click with.
  • This is something I say again and again.
  • Don’t stress over this. Don’t use it as an excuse not to get started. LINK FOR HOW MUCH SM SHOULD CHARGE AS SM CONSULTANTS
  • Taxes… you need to make more than you think LINK HERE – also, don’t forget to pay estimated taxes Working on ebook on this topic
  • From Seth Godin? – because NO ONE IS GOING TO ASK YOU. You have to choose yourself. No one told me it was OK to start this webinar series.
  • Put yourself in a place where doing cool things like this feels NORMAL. GIVE LINK TO CARRIE
  • Transcript of "Webinar: Launch Launch Your Side Hustle Like a Rock Star (Alexis Grant)"

    1. 1. Make extra cash, learn new skills & build the career you’ve always wanted Alexis Grant alexisgrant.com
    2. 2. CHAT WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS #alexiswebinaralexisgrant.com
    3. 3. MY STORY • While looking for journo job, began working with clients (2010) • Took day job at U.S. News (2010)  enter the side hustle • Left day job (2011)  side hustle becomes full-time job
    4. 4. WHY BOTHER? • Build your network • Learn new skills • Make extra money • Move toward the career & life you want • It’s FUN!alexisgrant.com
    5. 5. WHY ON THE SIDE?  Enjoy financial stability of full-time job  Build in a safe environment  Less pressure = more enjoyable  Time to experiment and figure out what works for youalexisgrant.com
    6. 6. WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO GET STARTED• Online home (doesn’t have to be a website)• An offer• Recommendations• Support• Confidence alexisgrant.com
    7. 7. The big question… How will you know when you’re ready?alexisgrant.com
    8. 8. If you’re asking whether you’re ready… you probably are.alexisgrant.com
    9. 9. ONE BIG KEY TO SUCCESS… ONE BIG KEY TO SUCCESS START BEFORE YOU’RE READYalexisgrant.com
    10. 10. CHALLENGES OF THE SIDE GIG  Conflict with day job Is your job 9-to-5? Expect to work evenings & weekends Don’t keep it a secret  Time management Focus & drive Work toward mini-goals  What if you have multiple interests? Umbrella of YOUalexisgrant.com
    11. 11. USING YOUR WEBSITE TO LAND CLIENTS  The Obvious: About or Services page  Help people come to you (SEO)  Prove your expertise with new content  Showcase your work via recommendations, portfolio  Make a name for yourself (branding)  Show your personality!alexisgrant.com
    12. 12. OTHER TIPS FOR GETTING CLIENTS  Let your network know what you offer, both professional contacts and friends  Attend in-person events (meetup.com)  Work for free – but only once  Connect online – probably a given for most of youalexisgrant.com
    13. 13. HOW MUCH TO CHARGE? • Look around at what others are charging – Don’t reinvent the wheel • Depends on: – Your experience – Your goal income – What your clients will pay • You’re worth what you say you’re worth! – (so long as people will pay it)alexisgrant.com
    14. 14. YOUR FINANCES • Find YOUR system – Separate biz money – Tools like Freshbooks • Taxes • Hire accountant? • Need an LLC or DBA?
    15. 15. WHEN TO GO FULL TIME? • Salary is *almost* where it needs to be • Core client strategy • You can’t climb to next level without devoting full attention • Something pushes you over the edge (before you’re ready = can be a good thing)
    16. 16. HOW TO GET STARTED? START DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT TO OFFER (Don’t wait to be asked!)alexisgrant.com
    17. 17. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GO-GETTERS http://www.facebook.com/ groups/rockinthesidegig/alexisgrant.com
    18. 18. QUESTIONS? #alexiswebinar http://facebook.com/writeralexisgrantalexisgrant.com
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