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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Iam Espinoza Jun 3. 26 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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Sam Iam Espinoza replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"I used to do workshops and trainings in the early to mid 2000's. Mainly training foster parents, and workshops for first time juvenile offenders. I also provided therapy to group homes. These were great income generators (side income) and used…"
Jun 3
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks for sharing this, Jordan.  I've heard the interview with Dan and his breakdown multiple sources of income to make $150,000...I love it as well!  As they say, there are lots of ways to skin a cat, and I know there are side…"
Jun 3
Jordan Peterson replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Dustin, I've had a couple side businesses since we've been married but one really stood out to me. A friend at our church was moving and he offered to give me his janitorial business (acoustic ceiling tile cleaning, mainly restaurants). I…"
May 31
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"By the way, if anyone is interested in the workshop I did with Dan on how to earn $500 a month on the side, you can get access right here: www.engagedmarriage.com/sideworkshop Thanks! Dustin"
May 30
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"My pleasure, Sandi.  Let me know if I can be of any assistance as you build out your side incomes. Best, Dustin"
May 30
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks, Travis.  I'm familiar with your FBA pursuits, and I'm on your email list enjoying your updates. It's SO awesome that you guys are doing this as a couple. Thanks for your email also - I'll be in touch real soon! Dustin"
May 30
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks, Raun.  Keep husting! Dustin"
May 30
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"That's awesome, Brian!  Your vacation sounds sweet, and I'm with you on making the side income necessary to ensure it's a fun, guilt-free blessing. Let me know if I can be of any help. Best, Dustin"
May 30
Sandi Bostian replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Excellent! I'm working on building some side incomes. Thanks for the inspiration!  "
May 28
Travis Scott replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Dustin....great blog post and site! I have recently started selling products via Amazons FBA program. At first my wife wasn't too interested, but now it is like a team project to see how much money we can make each month working on it as…"
May 28

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Raun Lauterbach replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Nice list, Dustin.  I love a good side gig!  I've been selling on eBay and Amazon for years.  :)"
May 28
Brian Mays replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"I found this on just the right day! Our family is taking a vacation in 2015, just purchasing the tickets yesterday (Star Wars Celebration - our sons will have a blast, and daddy likely will, too!). Now we have to account for hotel and travel…"
May 27
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"All life is an experiment. Thanks for the encouragement, Matt! Dustin"
May 21
Dustin replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"Thanks, Gavin.  I really appreciate it. Best of luck to you and your wife if you decide to make something happen on this front - I'm sure it would be a real blessing to many. Best,Dustin"
May 21
Matt Peyton replied to Dustin's discussion My 9 Side Incomes (and Why Every Smart Couple Needs One)
"I like that you have your hands in lots of things. Exploring options and making them work.  Thanks for inspiring and teaching!"
May 21
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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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