190: The Concierge Show

How To Start a Side Hustle

Are you thinking about leaving your full-time job or starting a side hustle to pay off some debt? Listen to my latest episode as I share the steps and tools I used to start something new

What is my story?
I’m Mike Murphy. I work really hard creating content 7 days a week. All free. I help people figure things out by making tutorials and answering questions. I love what I do, but I need to pay the bills. I’m good at the creative, but not so great at the business side of things. I have always been the neighborhood answer-man for all things iPhones and general tech and I love fixing things for people (especially senior citizens), but I never get paid. So, I created Murphy Concierge to make my helper business a little more official and to let people know that I exist locally. There is a big value in what I do and I think it will be a good way to pay the bills and allow me to keep working on my long-term online business goal of teaching people how to create online content.

The Podcast:

Mike Murphy Unplugged:
Listen to Episode 117: The Concierge Show

Topic: I started a new side hustle, Murphy Concierge. This episodes shares the steps I took to get the ball moving forward. Hint: It was not complicated.

I Help People Figure Things Out

EPISODE 117: THE CONCIERGE SHOW

Today’s episode is a blueprint of how I started my new side hustle, Murphy Concierge.

What is Murphy Concierge?
Why did I start it?
What steps did I take to get started?
What tools and resources did I use?
What are my goals for Murphy Concierge?

Who is this episode 117 for?:

Today is for those of you looking to add a side hustle to your existing business or in addition to your full or part-time employment.

What is a Side Hustle?

The definition from Entrepreneur Magazine:

A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion — a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job

Good Podcasts about Side Hustles:

1. Side Hustle Nation by Nick Loper

2. Side Hustle School by Chris Guillebeau

Podcast Trailer Video

Podcast Promo for Ep117

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WHAT IS MURPHY CONCIERGE?

My side hustle helping people locally fix their iDevices and Macs and providing troubleshooting, fixing and training for digital products and online tools.

Tagline: The Tech Handyman

Website:
Www.murphyconcierge.com

Email:
Mike@murphyconcierge.com

WHY DID I START THIS SIDE HUSTLE?

To pay the bills while I build my online personal brand and business and because it is a service I already do and love, but have not been marketing myself up until now.

WHAT STEPS DID I TAKE TO GET STARTED? WHAT TOOLS AND RESOURCES DID I USE?

*Some of these may be affiliate links 
(aka…If you buy from the links I may receive a commission).

DECIDE TO START

Secure Domain Name:
GoDaddy

Use GoDaddy to search for available names.

Social Media Name Checker:
Namecheckr.com

BUILD A WEBSITE:

Add Domain to SiteGround (my new web host)
Install WordPress.org

Download & Install Divi WordPress Theme
To purchase Divi click here:

Google Suite: Set up Gmail to send and receive emails at mike@murphyconcierge.com

Sign up for Gsuite and get 20% off annual fee.

Create Logo:

I use Adobe Illustrator

LOGO RESOURCES:

Canva.com (free)
Logo.squarespace.com ($10)

To generate color palettes:

Adobe Color
Coolors.co

Tools to Create Business Cards:

I use Adobe InDesign
Canva.com is free and easy.

Tools to make Digital Business Cards:

Adobe After Effects
Keynote
Screenflow
Camtasia

Invoicing (How to Get Paid):

Freshbooks (my main tool)
Paypal
Square
Stripe (for web)

MY GOALS FOR MURPHY CONCIERGE:

To enjoy it and generate $5,000/month.
My introductory rate is $75/hour.
That means I need 66 jobs/month or 2.2 per day.

Marketing Tool Mentioned:
NextDoor iOS App (iOS or Android)

Can I Help You?

I create content and help people figure things out.

I make podcasts and videos that teach people how to make better content.

Check out my YouTube Channel

My name is Mike Murphy, I’m a one man band and podcaster.
 Learn. Create. Move Forward.
 @mikeunplugged on Twitter or Instagram

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