Apr 17th, 2019
In this episode we sit down once again with David Lindahl to discuss his full time job and many side hustles.
Segment 1 - What’s New?
- Tell us a little bit about yourself and what’s happened since we last spoke.
Segment 2 - UI Developer
- How long did it take you to fully settle into your role?
- Before you got a full time position you were working on a variety of side hustles, many of which are still online today. How was the transition from being your own boss to working under a company?
- Is there any sort of issue with you running side hustles and working at your day job? Conflict of interest? Do they own a piece of that income as apart of an agreement?
- How fast were you expected to “spin-up” when you were hired? For example, were you just thrown a bunch of work and expected to know how to do it on the first day/week?
- How are the hours? Are you doing a lot of overtime? If so, is it mandatory?
- Which do you prefer? Working a day job, or being your own boss?
- How involved are you in the work environment? (ie company sports teams and events) Do you recommend being active within a company in this way?
Segment 3 - Side Hustles
- What side hustles do you have going on?
- Are you planning on generating a passive income from these projects, or do you have different goals in mind?
- Rainier Watch is a big side hustle that seems to be getting bigger all the time, what’s your secret? Any tips and tricks for people that are trying to build a side hustle on Instagram?
- How’s your work/life balance work out with your day job and side hustles together?
- Are you planning for your side hustles to eventually take over your day job and becoming your full time occupation?
Web News - Organic vs Algorithm on Social Media
- Whenever you look up growing on social media, most of the advice is specifically for exploiting the algorithm in some way
- With that being said you need to have a good amount of content ready to go so that you actually have something to post, understanding how the algorithm works is great, but if you don’t have anything to post then you can’t get any exposure at all.
- In terms of content, higher quality is obviously preferred, but if it doesn’t generate good numbers then it seems like putting in the extra time for quality isn’t worth it
- How much time should you spend on your content?
- Should you just keep posting quality content and expect results over time - with consistent posting?
- Should you be prioritizing algorithm “hacks” to get your content more exposure?
- Is there a balance between using the algorithm and organically making quality content?
- Should you work on getting a following on multiple networks (ie Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) or should you focus on one?
- "Made With Spark: https://madewithspark.com (The MVP site David mentioned in the show) - New website coming really soon"
- RainierWatch - https://www.rainierwatch.com
- Basecamp - https://basecamp.com
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