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.
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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.
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
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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
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:
Use GoDaddy to search for available names.
Social Media Name Checker:
BUILD A WEBSITE:
Add Domain to SiteGround (my new web host)
Google Suite: Set up Gmail to send and receive emails at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Gsuite and get 20% off annual fee.
I use Adobe Illustrator
To generate color palettes:
Tools to Create Business Cards:
Tools to make Digital Business Cards:
Invoicing (How to Get Paid):
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.
Check out my YouTube Channel