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Dustin's Discussions

My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Archie Winningham 3 hours ago. 9 Replies

In preparation for an online workshop I'm doing with Dan next week (woot!), I took some time to reflect on how important side businesses/income have been to our family.Not only did I come up with 7…Continue

Tags: side, income, hustle, ideas, business

My First E-commerce Business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Aaron Jul 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Most of my ventures are in the blogging/information arena (like engagedmarriage.com fitmarriage.com and timetothrive.co ), but I was struck with the idea for a simple e-commerce business recently.I…Continue

Tags: new, ideas, business, ecommerce

What's your favorite book for inspired business thinking?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dustin Jul 17, 2013. 14 Replies

Hey all,We're headed out on Friday for a long overdue family vacation to the beaches of Florida, and I'm looking to pick up a few great books for my Kindle.  In 2009, I read No More Mondays on the…Continue

How has self improvement helped your marriage?

Started Dec 7, 2012 0 Replies

Hey guys,I've been getting active in this community again after spending a while mostly inactive.  I got inspired by some of the things I've read recently in the forums and groups, and I decided to…Continue

Tags: blog, launch, improvement, self, marriage

 

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Archie Winningham replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"VERY good info Dustin! You're still the man. Keep it rocking brother. "
3 hours ago
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks, buddy!  I appreciate the support. Dustin"
23 hours ago
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Awesome, Marcus.  Thanks for your feedback! Dustin"
23 hours ago
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks for your excellent comments, Daniel.  I'm totally with you - I've done several "dollars for hours" side jobs to earn extra income in the past, and it can be a real strain.  In recent years, I've become wiser…"
23 hours ago
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks Jen!"
23 hours ago
Marcus Kusi replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Dustin,  This was a great read. I am currently applying at least 2 of them and hope to excel in 3 of them. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend. - Marcus"
Saturday
Daniel Goldak replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Hi Dustin. I've done administrate work virtually for someone. It was nice to have some extra income and learn from someone successful. Life Long Learning as you called it. The downside was the time involved. I know lots of people work more than…"
Friday

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Very cool - congrats Dustin!!!"
Friday
Dustin posted a discussion

My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)

In preparation for an online workshop I'm doing with Dan next week (woot!), I took some time to reflect on how important side businesses/income have been to our family.Not only did I come up with 7 reasons a side hustle is so important, but for the first time I wrote down all of the various projects and businesses we've made side money with the last several years.  If you're curious, I share details on all NINE (funny to see that) in a post I published today.…See More
Friday
Dustin replied to Annie Kontor's discussion She ruled me with an Iron Jen - I mean "hand"
"You rule, Jen!  And go get it, Annie! I'm walking away incredibly inspired by this thread. :) Dustin"
Friday
Dustin replied to Derek Olsen's discussion IT"S A GIRL!!!!
"Congratulations buddy!  It's been a real pleasure getting to you know and your wife online the past year or so.  There's nothing better in the world than becoming a Dad! Best, Dustin "
Friday
Dustin replied to Alex Barker's discussion Take your dream closer to reality = Side-Hustle entrepreneurs Mastermind
"Absolutely!  I'm part of an online mastermind group (that includes at least two others from this 48 Days community), and it makes all the difference in the world from an accountability and creativity perspective. Well done, Alex! Dustin"
Jan 30
Dustin replied to Jim woods's discussion What book(s) impacted you the most in 2013?
"Two books that stand out to me from last year were "You Are An Ironman" by Steinberg - it helped inspire me to run my first marathon coming up in April and ultimately a full Ironman triathlon in 2015 - and "The $100 Startup" Love…"
Jan 7
Dustin replied to JW's discussion Feedback For Business: Lettersly.com
"I love this idea! I agree with some of the other comments that it would be great to show a few examples of the real letters people have received.  One other thought for down the road when you're ready to increase the complexity a bit -…"
Jan 7
Dustin replied to Steve Ruby's discussion Awesome book recommended by Tim Ferriss
"Thanks for the heads-up.  Reading it now! Dustin"
Sep 4, 2013
Dustin replied to Tony Robinson's discussion Building A Bigger Audience For My Blog
"Hi Tony, I would second Allan's comments about guest posting (and I know you'll be writing for Engaged Marriage) and promoting others. I've crafted great posts that were featured on 48days.com, Get Rich Slowly, Problogger and other…"
Sep 4, 2013

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about this site through the 48Days podcast. I am looking forward to interacting with like-minding folks that are being proactive in their lives and careers.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am currently a full-time employee at an engineering consulting firm, and I enjoy my "day job". I also have a thriving part-time business helping busy people make fitness work in their lives at FitMarriage.com

Plus, I run a popular marriage blog at EngagedMarriage.com where I focus on helping couples live a married life they love.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I see myself working in engineering part-time (hopefully with an ownership interest in a consulting firm) while coaching/writing part-time as well.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I am a very happy family man, so my personal goals are geared towards ensuring my family's comfort and financial security so we can continue to enjoy our time together. I also have a passion for helping married couples (and those preparing for marriage), which was the genesis behind the creation of my websites.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am good at taking large problems and breaking them down into small pieces that can be solved through a process.

I have also been complimented on my speaking and writing skills, most meaningfully at marriage preparation workshops where my wife and I have been instructors.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.engagedmarriage.com
More than one website?
http://www.fitmarriage.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Please check out my website and products!

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Improve Your Life! 7 Keys for Killer Success

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments



Please note: This post originally appeared on my blog at Engaged Marriage. Given the subject matter, I thought you all may enjoy reading it, so I'm sharing it in its 2,000+ word entirety here!



If this site or this post's title caught your interest, I'm willing to bet that you have a… Continue

Why an Engineer Created a Marriage Website: My Book Review of "No More Mondays"

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 9:01am 1 Comment

As members of this site, it is probably safe to assume that many of you have already read Dan's bestseller No More Mondays. However, we probably each have a different take on the book's purpose and impact based on the circumstances in our life at the time that we read it.



For me, my reading of No More Mondays came at a time when I really needed it. No, my "day job" was not sucking the life out of me, and I wasn't in any particular rut at work. Instead, I was trying to… Continue

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At 10:39am on November 16, 2010, Jini Charley said…
Hi Dustin,

Thanks for accepting my invitation for friendship. As a thank you I'd like to invite you to join me on the following groups here on 48Days.net:

Millionaire Mindset: The power of the mind. If you feed the mind, your life will reflect what you've fed the mind and how much you've fed the mind. In other words, your life follows your mind.

Show Me The Money: Post your money makers here (with proof of payment). For those of us looking for initial or additional income streams.

Instant Gratification Society (Raymond Aaron): 5 Step Technique to Have It Now: “You can have anything you want right now as long as you begin having it right now in an abbreviated way.” —Raymond Aaron

In the meantime, here's a free ebook from Raymond Aaron I think you might enjoy: Double Your Income Doing What You Love

God bless...

Jini
At 3:34pm on January 6, 2010, Theresa said…
Good to "meet" you again, Dustin. I looked at your website---very well done! I hope you achieve every success with your dreams.

And yes...marriage is wonderful.Makes me sad that so many couples don't enjoy a good marriage. My hubby and I are 21 years and counting.....
At 6:37pm on November 1, 2009, Stu Gray said…
Hey Dustin - I took your advice - and am checking out the community here!! Very cool stuff. Excited to meet some great new people! I appreciate the heads up! - Stu
At 2:53pm on October 20, 2009, Derek Sisterhen said…
Hey Dustin,

Thanks for the response and for joining Clearing the Hurdle. I, too, have a passion for the niche you described - engaged and young married couples. I'm currently working on a book specifically centered on financial unity for that specific market, which should be out early next year.

I love the idea of doing some speaking and training workshops. There's a tremendous opportunity to encourage folks at that stage in life to stay out of the trap of being "normal" and instead thriving in their marriage.

My personal blog is Get Busy Living, though you'll find regular posts from me in my weekly newsletter Reader's Group.

I'd love to continue bouncing ideas back and forth with you.
At 11:15am on October 20, 2009, Derek Sisterhen said…
Hey Dustin - I was checking out your website. I, too, have a passion for married folks - though I approach them through their wallets!

Let me know your plans for the Engaged Marriage website and that niche your appealing to; I'd love to learn more.

You can find me floating around the Clearing the Hurdle group here, if you're interested in joining.
At 6:11pm on October 19, 2009, Justin Lukasavige said…
Thanks for the connection Dustin! You might enjoy the Leap group.

If there's anything I can do to help, let me know.

All my best,
Justin
At 11:56am on October 14, 2009, Theresa said…
Hey Dustin! Thanks for the friend invite! It'll be fun to watch your dreams unfold here. :)
At 10:32pm on October 9, 2009, Kurt Schultz said…
These days it seems my life is measured in 15 minute blocks - not sure if many will find this useful but my longtime information technology background tends to point me toward technology solutions. This means, of course, that I am pretty much addicted to the iPhone. I use the iBlueSky mind mapping software to capture useful ideas any time they come along..
At 11:04pm on September 26, 2009, Kurt Schultz said…
Dustin - Thanks for the invite and welcome to 48Days.net. Really enjoyed reading your blog...
At 8:57pm on September 23, 2009, Greg Vance said…
Dustin -

Welcome to the community! Let us know how we can all help you.
Checked out your marriage site. Great focal area.
Greg
 
 
 

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