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The Side Jam interview series is for all entrepreneurs who have a passion for side gigs. It highlights innovative ways to make extra money on the side, and the creative individuals who have the guts to say “Why the heck not?”

Side Jam Interview #3 – Managing Facebook Ads

Marketing Strategy - Managing a Facebook Ads Campaign
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Side Jam Interview #3 – Managing Facebook Ads

Welcome to our next Side Jam Interview!

Before we get started, I just want to share how awesome this whole interview experience has been. For starters, the feedback I’ve been receiving from readers has been so enthusiastic and encouraging.

And also, the amazing individuals who have agreed to be interviewed — you have no idea how much I appreciate your willingness to share your personal stories.

The sheer variety of experiences and creative ideas you’ve been sharing really puts a spotlight on the growth of entrepreneurship in recent years — As well as the many different ways everyday people can highlight their existing skills to create a profitable side business.

And speaking of profitable side businesses —

Today you’ll learn about Robert, who has a few different side gigs going on. He’s a super-friendly and personable guy who I met through social media. And he’s extremely motivated to make his dreams a reality for himself and his growing family.

Plus, he and his family raise goats, ducks, and chickens!

Who wouldn’t love that??

 


Missed my previous Side Jam interviews? Check out the links below —

Side Jam Interview #1 – Cricket’s Plant Selling and Worm Farm 
Side Jam Interview #2 – Nelly’s Online Forum Contributions

By the way – Do you have a Side Jam you’d like to share?

Let me know by filling out THIS FORM, and you could be featured on my blog!

 


 

And now, here is more about Robert:   

I’m Robert and I run a personal finance blog called Real Money Robert.

I also have a successful side business called Gale Force Marketing, where I help small businesses get new customers and grow their revenue.

 

The Interview Questions

Tell us about a fun, unique, or interesting Side Jam you’ve tried:

Haha, one of my side jams is raising chickens for eggs. We pretty much break even on the sale of eggs so it’s not too profitable yet, but there is nothing better than those sweet fresh eggs for breakfast every morning!

While we don’t quite have enough volume yet to sell locally, we are currently selling to family, friends, and coworkers.

Not Putting All Eggs into one Basket - Different Ways to Make Money on the Side
photo courtesy of Rebekah Howell via Unsplash

 

Now, for a more profitable side jam, as I mentioned I run a digital marketing company that helps small businesses thrive.

Not quite as unique as the chicken eggs, but it’s fun and way more profitable!

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Side Jam Interview #2 – Online Forum Contributor

Online Forum Contributor - Side Jam Interview #2

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Side Jam Interview #2

Welcome to the second in a series of Side Jam Interviews!

With Interview #1, we met Cricket who is teaching business and money-making principles to her young daughter. They are having a blast with a side business of selling plants and worms.

Today I interview Nelly, who has paid off her family’s debt by working part-time as an online forum contributor.

 

By the way – Do you have a Side Jam you’d like to share?

Let me know by filling out THIS FORM, and  you could be featured on my blog!

 

And now, I’d like to introduce Nelly, who makes extra money on the side by contributing to an online forum:   

I am Nelly Brown, popularly known as Good Nelly in the online community. I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and write articles on personal finance and try to encourage my readers to manage their finances effectively. Apart from writing on personal financial matters, I love traveling. About 4 years back, I started my own blog where I talk about other things, too.

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Financial Independence Is About Freedom

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extra special guest post, in honor of International Women’s Day. A group of female personal finance bloggers were asked to describe what financial independence means to them. And I am sooo excited to share this inspiring story from Mel, who blogs at brokeGIRLrich

In addition, please be sure to check out some of the other fantastic posts dedicated to International Women’s Day.  

And now, turning it over to Mel —

 

Financial Independence is About Freedom - International Women's Day - Why Financial Independence is Important to Me as a Woman
Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

Growing Up

I had the absolute best mom. She was a homemade playdough, nag you till your homework is done, inspires you to believe you can achieve anything kind of mom.

There are so many ways I hope I’m like her.

Growing up though, she was a stay-at-home mom until I was almost done with high school, and entirely dependent on my dad (who is also great). But the picture of my mom being totally financially dependent never left me as I got older — and it really wasn’t something I wanted out of my life.

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