39 - Side Hustle Brilliance (with Nick Loper)

The King of Side Hustle drops knowledge bombs for Make it Snappy listeners...

Nick Loper, Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs, specializes in helping people earn money outside oftheir day job.

"After all, what’s riskier: starting a business, or relying on your job as your only source of income?" -Nick Loper

He's an author, online entrepreneur, TED-X speaker, and life-long student in the game of business.

"But my biggest pet peeve is seeing people live unhappy lives when they have complete control over their futures." - Nick Loper

Nick and I had a really interesting conversation about some truly innovative side hustle ideas to get your side-hustling juices flowing.

His TED Talk in Livermore about the Entrepreneurial Generation was fantastic, and his equally-fantastic podcast, The Side Hustle Show provides case study after case study for side hustling like a professional.

Nick is an impressive and innovative entrepreneur who I wish I would’ve met six years ago when I was struggling as a full-time employee with my own side hustling dreams. 

Please enjoy my conversation with Chief Side Hustler of Side Hustle Nation, the one and only, Nick Loper









  • Welcoming Nick to the Show [2:26]
  • What was Nick's first side hustle? [4:15]
  • Working to the given constraints [6:28]
  • Nick's original side hustle after school [8:00]
  • What was Nick's investment like in 2005-2007 era? [9:38]
  • Nick's experience with Ford [11:28]
  • Crossing the bridge and the biggest drawbacks [14:00]
  • Helping other people build their side-hustle [16:39]
  • The "Side hustle snowball" [18:29]
  • The question "why" and working on something you are interested with [20:00]
  • Loving the product or love the process [22:20]
  • Reason why people start side-hustlin' [24:00]
  • Challenge in "creating time" [26:00]
  • Recommendation for married people [28:20]
  • Conclusions Nick made [29:55]
  • What's the most interesting side-hustling project that you encountered? [32:49]
  • Nick's experience with Nascar sponsorships [34:37]
  • What's Nick's business balance and focus? [37:08]
  • Side hustle ideas [38:20]
  • Where to find Nick [38:45]