Episode 117: The Concierge Show

Today’s episode is a blueprint of how I started my new side hustle, Murphy Concierge.

What is Murphy Concierge?
Why did I start it?
What steps did I take to get started?
What tools and resources did I use?
What are my goals for Murphy Concierge?

 

Who is this episode 117 for?:
Today is for those of you looking to add a side hustle to your existing business or in addition to your full or part-time employment.

What is a Side Hustle?

The definition from Entrepreneur Magazine:

A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job

Podcasts about Side Hustles:

1. Side Hustle Nation by Nick Loper

2. Side Hustle School by Chris Guillebeau

What is Murphy Concierge?

My side hustle helping people locally fix their iDevices and Macs and providing troubleshooting, fixing and training for digital products and online tools.

Tagline: The Tech Handyman

Unfinished Website:
Www.murphyconcierge.com

Email:
Mike@murphyconcierge.com

Why Did I Start This Side Hustle?

To pay the bills while I build my online personal brand and business and because it is a service I already do and love, but have not been marketing myself up until now.

What steps did I take to get started? What tools and resources did I use?

Decide to Start

Secure Domain Name:
GoDaddy

Use GoDaddy to search for available names.

Social Media Name Checker:
Namecheckr.com

Build a Website:

Add Domain to SiteGround (my new web host)
Install WordPress.org

Download & Install Divi WordPress Theme
To purchase Divi click here:

Google Suite: Set up Gmail to send and receive emails at mike@murphyconcierge.com

Sign up for Gsuite and get 20% off annual fee.

Create Logo:
I use Adobe Illustraotor

Logo Resources:

Canva.com (free)
Logo.squarespace.com ($10)

To generate color palettes:
Adobe Color
Coolors.co

Tools to Create Business Cards:
I use Adobe InDesign
Canva.com is free and easy.

Tools to make Digital Business Cards:
Adobe After Effects
Keynote
Screenflow
Camtasia

Invoicing (How to Get Paid):
Freshbooks (my main tool)
Paypal
Square
Stripe (for web)

My Goals for Murphy Concierge:

To enjoy it and generate $5,000/month.
My introductory rate is $75/hour.
That means I need 66 jobs/month or 2.2 per day.

Marketing Tool Mentioned:
NextDoor iOS App (iOS or Android)

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