I have a side business but
want to grow it to the next level

Have you been having great success with your side business, but aren't sure how to take things up a notch? Like, how do you take your side hustle to the next level so you can make your escape from your 9-5 J.O.B?!

Go you — you're totally rocking your side hustle. You've been working weekends, evenings and everywhere in between to build up your client or customer base.

You're loving the extra income and can't believe you get to work on what you consider a "passion project" in your spare time... but, you'd love to be able to get your business to the next level.

You want more freedom to enjoy this extra income and you're even considering (sometime in the future) quitting your day job and taking this thing full-time.

I have a side hustle

But you just can't figure out how to get from here to there!

This is where solid planning and strategies come in. You've got to be intentional and consistent with your efforts.

Do you have automation systems in place?

What about a high converting lead magnet?

How's your schedule working for you?

All of these strategies will take your business to the next level and beyond.

Get started below!

Your Side Hustle Growth Strategies

Step #1: Create your goal card

I'm not a fan of business plans... I've never created one for my own business, because my business doesn't really 'fit' the standard business plan.

Instead, I like to have a goal card for each year instead. This sets your intentions, financial targets, timeline, and the value you'll deliver.

I find doing this is a much better way of laying out the bones of my business for the year and makes me accountable.

Grab the FREE Goal Card template and read about how to use it here: https://hustleandgroove.com/one-page-business-plan

Step #2: Create your vision, mission, and values

This is where things start to get a bit more 'businessy' but not so much that this is hard to do.

This is just a one-pager that allows you to keep your vision, mission, and values front and centre, so that you know who you're serving and why.

Grab your FREE template and read about how to use it here: https://hustleandgroove.com/setting-vision-mission-and-values

Step #3: Grow your email list

If you haven't already, you need to be capturing emails and building your email list. Why?

Because you own your email list! This means that you don't have to pay for advertising your latest product or service if you've got an engaged list of people who love what you produce.

Read: Why do I Need an Email List (and how to get started)

Read: 10 Ways to Build Your Email List

Read: How to Find Ideas for Your Best Lead Magnet (that convert!)

Read: How to Create Lead Magnets Using Canva (video tutorial and cheat sheet included)

Step #4: Master your schedule

If you want to grow your business, then you need to get a handle on your schedule. This doesn't mean you need to fill every hour of every day, it just means you need to know when you're working and when you're not.

You need to stick to deadlines and ensure that you're not dropping the ball when it comes to managing your client projects.

Read: 7 Powerful Tips to Help Manage Your Schedule (without going insane!)

Read: 5 Time Management Strategies That Will Save You Money

Read: How to Create an Evening Routine for Better Success

Read: The Ultimate Guide for Creating a Successful Morning Routine

Step #5: Automate tasks

Automation is one of my favourite strategies to help you grow your side business, because it frees up more of your time so you can focus on doing the things that make you the most money.

I also love automation because you don't have to deal with people like when you hire a Virtual Assistant or outsource.

And while there's nothing wrong with having a VA and outsourcing, there are times where you just don't want to deal with people, and this is where automation comes in.

Things you should consider automating:

- Social media posts

- Sharing blog posts

- Email sequences

- Todo lists

Those are just a few of the things you can automate with tools like IFTTT and Zaiper, both of which I use.

Check out the following 'recipes' or 'applets' to help automate areas within your business:

- IFTTT: Tweet Instagram Photos to Your Twitter feed

- IFTTT: Automatically Tweet's What You Favorite in Pocket

- IFTTT: Tweet's Your WordPress Blog Posts

- IFTTT: Sync iOS Contacts to a Google Spreadsheet

- IFTTT: Track your Side Hustle Hours in Google Spreadsheet

- Zapier: Add new Teachable Customers to a ConvertKit Sequence (search for this)

- Zapier: Add ConvertKit Subscribers to a Google Spreadsheet (search for this)

- Zapier: Create Trello Cards from New Gmail Emails (search for this)

- Zapier: Create new Trello Cards from Typeform Entries (search for this)

- Zapier: Create Trello Cards from New Evernote notes (search for this)

- Zapier: Add New Todoist Tasks to Google Calendar as Events (search for this)

- Zapier: Backup Evernote Notes to Dropbox (search for this)

- Zapier: Tweet Posts from a Facebook Page (search for this)

Zapier provides you with multi-app zaps. When you log into Zapier, you'll be provided with a list of apps and all you have to do is choose the ones you use and then Zapier will provide you with a list of all the zaps they currently have in place!

Read: How to Use CoSchedule to Manage Your Blog Calendar and Social Media Scheduling

Want to take the fast track and start today?

If you're thinking to yourself, "Argh, that's a lot of stuff to read Lise, just tell me WHAT to do!" then I've got a couple of options for you...

Option #1:

Need help with your email list growth strategies? Can't figure out what your business goals are or how to create a 90-day plan? Join The Hustle Community and learn exactly how you can add new subscribers to your list over the next 30 days, how to choose the right business goals for your side hustle plus the nitty-gritty details on how to create 90-day plans that work, all inside the learning hub!

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Option #2:

Check out the Build Your List mini-course, where you'll get access to the exact steps you need to flex your list building muscles. All you have to do is follow the steps outlined in the videos, implement and then watch your subscriber list grow. It's extremely easy to get going and if you wanted, you could nail this course in a weekend. If you need more help, check out the Hustle Community instead.

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