Take Your Side Hustle to Full Time Income, Part 1

I got an email from one of my Subscribers: “I have a side income  and a full time job. I would love to just do my business, but can’t afford to ‘quit the day job’… yet. How do I take my side hustle to full time income?” This Subscriber has a small biz on the […]

Business Owners: This is the Next Thing You Should Do

In this blog post: a “dirty” secret about how to make more sales and profits in your small business, just by making a few tweaks to what you’re probably already doing. By the time you finish this quick, low-calorie blog post (take ya three minutes, yo)… …you’ll know I’m right. A few tweaks will make […]

Shoestring Marketing Strategy for Non-Profits

Hello Steppers! Today I’m writing about using a Shoestring marketing strategy… for non-profits. Shoestring101 is known for helping folks start a business, or revitalize an existing one with new sales… but spending NO or LOW dough to get the results. But lean entrepreneurship isn’t just for business. These ideas aren’t just useful to make a […]

Results of my Most Recent 30 Day, Thousand Dollar Challenge

If you were following Shoestring101 in January, you know that I did another 30 Day, Thousand Dollar Challenge. In case you’re tuning in late to this channel, I’ve been able to start a number of small businesses with no capital. Or less capital than you might take from the first hour of a garage sale (hence […]

Use Fiverr to Validate Your Small Business Idea

This just in: “market research” shows that Readers of Shoestring 101 are more intelligent and overall attractive. HEYA GORGEOUS! 😉 Validate Your Business Idea: WHY and HOW Today’s post is about how to throw your idea out there for an internet biz, then “VALIDATE” it to see if it has real merit. Also, an update […]

Today’s The DAY! New 30-Day, $1,000 Challenge

To my faithful Shoestring Steppers: Hey gang! ’bout 500 words in today’s post. Take exactly 2 minutes to see what the next 30 Day, $1,000 Challenge is about. I’m not gonna get craaaazy today trying to make particular post super SEO-friendly, or chock full of pictures. Just the facts, ma’am. Side Money Blueprint: Generate a […]

Help Shoestring101 Choose the Next 30 Day, $1,000 Challenge!

Greetings, Steppers! Today’s exciting post is about YOU… picking out the next 30 Day, $1,000 Challenge for yours truly. The idea of the 30/1000 challenge is to start with less capital than you might take out of the first hour of a garage sale… and with part-time effort make it into $1,000 in 30 days or […]

Inside the $2 Startup: Making a Real Business on a Shoestring In Two Hours

Hello, Steppers! IN today’s post I interview Dinesh Agarwal, the “Head Dude” and founder at Flippiness.com. Flippiness is dedicated to helping people make thousands of dollars every month in their spare time by “flipping”;  buying and selling used books. Dinesh started Flippiness with a whopping, TWO dollar investment (gulp! that’s a LOT 😉 ) and […]

Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget: The “World Domination from Zero” Strategy

Today’s post is the: conclusion of my 4-part series on marketing a small business on a small budget. Total AWESOMENESS rating: five outta five stars, yo. ***** Check and see if I’m right. Return on your reading investment: In this post I reveal the secret sauce  I HAD to learn before I was able to […]

“Sumo Jerky”: 24-Hour, $1,000 Challenge

Hey Steppers! Another brilliant one with less than 7 minutes reading time 🙂 We’re gonna analyze Noah Kagan’s startup Sumo Jerky and how he was able to start a business with a $1000 profit already in place… within ONE revolution of the planet. In today’s post: My insane jealousy rant  glowing review of Noah Kagan’s […]