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eBiz Weekly #66

17 work from home jobs you can start today

This week:

  • $40k/month teaching piano online
  • 3000+ companies still hiring right now
  • $16,000 Giveaway
  • 17 work from home jobs you can start today
  • A Time For Innovation
  • Freelance Writers Den – Free Access
  • 7 ways to get people to like you
  • Winners and Losers
  • 19 Growth Hacking Examples
  • Missing the office?
  • Let’s be honest with ourselves…

$40k/month teaching piano online

New interview on eBiz Facts: On teaching piano online, working 4 hours a week, and earning $40k/month

Jacques Hopkins was an electrical engineer before starting his online business 🎹💰

He notes that the biz took a long time to bear fruit:

“I officially launched Piano In 21 Days in 2013. But I didn’t have any background in marketing and I didn’t know how to tell my story in a compelling way. I sold one copy of my course during that first launch… it took about three years from initial launch to replacing my previous income from my old job.”

(This is why I recommend you start with freelancing or remote work – much faster ways to earn money online)

I also like Jacques’ advice to build an audience before creating a product. Many people try to do it the other way around.

Read the full interview here »

3000+ companies still hiring right now

Candor has the big list.

Many of the jobs are remote 🎉

Click on Status > Group by this field to see only the companies that are still hiring.

$16,000 Giveaway

Authority Hacker are running an epic giveaway right now, lots of great prizes 🎁 up for grabs, especially if you’re into building websites or digital marketing.

Takes 10 seconds to enter here.

17 work from home jobs you can start today

Sean Ogle from Location Rebel put together this list.

If your goal is to earn a decent income ASAP, I’d recommend taking a close look at these items in particular:

  • Freelance Writer
  • Social Media Consulting
  • PPC and Facebook Ad Consultant
  • Back Office Setup
  • Copywriting
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Graphic Design
  • Tutoring and Teaching

Even if you’re starting from scratch you should be able to learn enough in 1-2 weeks of full-time study/practice to charge $10-20 per hour with any of those 🚀

(And if that sounds too good to be true, read this)

A Time For Innovation

Scott Belsky writes in The Messy Middle:

Any good designer will tell you that creative constraints help the idea-generation process. With fewer resources and options, you become more creative with what you have.

With that in mind, here’s a big list of COVID-related innovations and a list of 7 innovation frameworks from the likes of Apple, Netflix and Amazon 💡

Freelance Writers Den – Free Access

Freelance Writers Den is a membership site for freelance writers ✍️

I haven’t gotten around to reviewing it properly yet, but I suspect it’s very good.

Yesterday, founder Carol Tice wrote this to her email list:

Starting Monday, you can claim a 1-week, all-access FREE pass to my Freelance Writers Den learning & support community.

If you’re interested in building a writing business, go here and sign up for the waiting list. Then you’ll hear from Carol about free access on Monday.

7 ways to get people to like you

Words from Pat Flynn:

In order to transact with people, in order to help people, in order to build a business, you need to have people know, like and trust you.

Here’s an 18-minute video from Pat – genuinely one of the most likable guys on the internet – sharing 7 tips to help you nail the “like” part of that equation.

My favorite is #6, the “what’s up?” – jump to the 13-minute mark for that.

Winners and Losers

Some interesting ups and downs I’ve seen recently:

  • Podtrac: “Weekly podcast downloads and audiences have trended down since March 9th” 
  • Stackline: Top 100 Fastest Growing & Declining Categories in E-commerce
  • NY Times: “Overall spending on digital ads for March and April is down 38 percent”
  • Seach Engine Journal: “bread recipe” vs “cake recipe”
  • Indie Hackers: newsletter-only startups seem to be doing well
  • The Verge: Live-streaming is more popular than ever 
  • Variety: this music live-streaming platform made $884,000 the last two weeks vs $500,000 all last year

19 Growth Hacking Examples

Great list on GrowForce.

My favorites:

⚽️ Pele tying his shoes
☕️ The Ahrefs coffee cup
🍺 Crif Dogs hidden bar

Missing the office?

iMissTheOffice.eu will give you some soothing office background noise while you work.

Choose your number of colleagues, turn various sounds on and off. Strangely satisfying ☺️

Let’s be honest with ourselves…

Mark Manson writes

the next few months are going to be really rough on everyone’s mental health. And we need to be prepared for it.

I’d recommend giving that article a read if you’re feeling depressed or frustrated lately.

And if you need some cheering up, this Instagram account should do the trick 👌

Rooting for you.

That’ll do it for this week.

Was there anything above that you found particularly useful or interesting?

I aim to pack these emails with the best tips, insights and opportunities for building your online business. Your feedback helps me do that.

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In case you missed em, here are the last three editions of eBiz Weekly:

Until next week, stay safe and rock on with your legendary self 💪


Niall Doherty – Tbilisi, Georgia
eBiz Facts

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