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Dear starters,

Pat Walls here, creator of Starter Story

As you know, every Thursday I send you an email highlighting the best case studies that we've published on our platform. This is a bite-sized summary of the most interesting experiences that starters have shared with us.

I hope you enjoy it!

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$180k/year helping people find coding projects?

 

Our first story this week comes from Matt Studdert. He started a project called Frontend Mentor - which helps people learn to code by building real projects rather than taking tutorials.

Back when I learned to code, I hated tutorials, so this totally makes sense to me. Matt makes $15k/month and has no employees.

Read the full story.

 

$500k/year, all profit, no employees!

Affiliate marketing... If done right, it can be big business. For example, this affiliate marketing site sold for $1.24B a few years back.

That brings us to our next story: Spencer Mecham runs Buildapreneur, an affiliate site that earns $500k/year in profit.

What's great about affiliate businesses is that they require essentially zero startup costs, and can be run with minimal expense. Spencer shows us exactly this - he runs it himself and has no employees.

Read the full story.

P.S. here are 20 more affiliate marketing business ideas if you're interested

 

22 online business ideas you can start from home

Still sitting at home with some extra time and looking for a new side project or additional income stream?

We put together 20 businesses you can start from home, today, and we show you examples of others who started those businesses and how much they make.

Read the full list.

 

Are press releases worth doing?

Check out this company we just interviewed - a niche motorcycle brand making $2.8M/year.

One of their biggest reasons for growth has been earned media - they got themselves mentions in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a bunch of other publications.

How did they do it? Creating press releases and sending them to journalists.

Read the full story.

 

50 money-making side hustle ideas

One thing I've noticed from successful companies - many of them started as a side hustle!

Starter Story was also a side hustle when it started. It took me almost 2 years to finally go full-time on it.

We've put together a list of 50 lucrative side hustle ideas to help get the wheels turning for you.

Or, if you're more daring, explore our database of 400+ side hustles (filter applied).

 

Most popular stories this week

Here are the top 10 trending stories this week...

1. I Left Stanford & Bought A Small Website, Tripled Revenue In 6 Months

2. 40 blogs making up to $2M/year

3. I Got Fired. It Fueled Me To Build My Own $300K/Year Business

4. 15 pandemic-friendly Business ideas for 2021

5. How I Promoted My Product On TikTok And Racked Up Over 1M Views

6. Database of 5,693 business ideas

7. $900k essential oils business

8. Use online comics to market your business?

9. $3M making deodorant?

10. $24k proofreading side hustle

 

Looking for a job, or some work on the side?

Get your feet wet before you take the plunge into founder life.

Many of the companies we interview are hiring in operations, design, marketing, engineering, and more...

Check out our jobs portal for all new opportunities - new jobs are added every day!

 

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