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The Side Gig Guru
General Finance
Side gigs and hustles, real estate
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Blog Update – September   September was the second full month the blog was live. And what a month it was! Posts I only wrote 2 posts in September, but one of them has become my most read posts of all time (the one on dividends.) Stats From the below Google Analytics screen grab you […] The post appeared first on The Side Gig Guru. ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 4:44 PM
When you first start a blog (and of course you’ve read my post on that), growing your fan base is hard. It’s virtually impossible to get Google traffic at first (unless you happen to have a magic keyword in your domain name). So you have to resort to what I’d call guerilla marketing and “seed” […] The post How to drive traffic to your blog appeared first on The Side Gig ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 3:02 AM
I love dividends and I cannot lie. They give you the best of both worlds: playing the stock market whilst also receiving a passive income stream. In many parts of the world, those dividends that you receive also get treated kindly by the taxman, which increases their effective return dramatically. In the U.S. and Canada […] The post Dividends: I love them and I cannot lie appeared first on The Side ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 2:31 AM
I officially launched the blog on July 27th and posted the first couple of posts. For the sake of argument, I’m going to pretend that the blog wasn’t active for the last four days of July and just include that in the August blog progress update. So, what went well and what didn’t go well […] The post Blog Progress Update – August appeared first on The Side Gig Guru. ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 8:28 PM
Side gigs and hustles are awesome. Whether it’s to save for a dream vacation or retire early, they can really help you achieve your financial goals. But there’s an area of frugality that’s very powerful: trimming recurring expenses. Being frugal is gift that keeps on giving, month after month after month. So as you consider […] The post Frugal living to supercharge your savings appeared first on The Side Gig Guru. ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 2:08 AM
With 8% of Americans having earned money from one of the online gig economy platforms in the past year, it’s clear that the way we work and earn money is changing. Here’re some ideas for platforms you can try to earn money on the side, and their earning potential. Earning potential is based on data […] The post Seven websites to earn money on the side appeared first on The Side ...
Posted: Aug 20 2017 @ 8:21 PM
Cash back credit cards are a great hustle. You’re getting paid just for doing spending you’d do anyways! Of course, never use them for anything other than purchases you intend to completely pay off or you’ll fall into the interest payment trap. Always pay them off on time, too. So which cash back credit cards […] The post Which cash back credit cards are best' appeared first on The Side Gig ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 6:14 PM
One side gig I have a lot of experience with is being a landlord on a small scale. I started with a small condo, and worked my way up to triplexes. You can benefit from my real estate investing lessons learned! Rental property is a big market. According to this Harvard report, 43 million households […] The post Real estate investing lessons learned appeared first on The Side Gig Guru. ...
Posted: Aug 12 2017 @ 2:27 AM
Blogging jobs: do they exist' The good news is YES and they can be quite lucrative if you’re lucky and work hard. But you’re also likely wondering how to get started, especially if you’re not familiar with the likes of web hosting and WordPress. Let me be your guide and take you through the basics […] The post Blogging jobs: how to get started appeared first on The Side Gig Guru. ...
Posted: Aug 10 2017 @ 11:06 PM
How about side gigs for stay at home moms (or dads)' Even a little extra money helps out at home. Here we have selected five stay at home jobs for moms or dads that you can start today, even if you can’t get out of the house much. Hairdresser In an age where everyone thinks […] The post Stay At Home Jobs You Can Do Today appeared first on The Side ...
Posted: Aug 04 2017 @ 6:25 PM


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