It’s always an enticing way to get people interested, isn’t it? Secrets! Who doesn’t want in on a secret?
With the talk of “side hustles” and making money online, the Side Hustle Secrets is a perfect title for any digital product.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to provide you with secrets. Mostly because there aren’t any secrets, lol. With all the information you can find online these days, there’s nothing that isn’t explained somewhere online.
OK, so maybe this product has it all in one place?
This is why I’m writing this review for you. And I’m glad to see you here reading about this product. I know it’s only $7, but if it proves to be disappointing, wouldn’t you rather use that money to buy yourself a fancy coffee?
Below, I’ll show you what’s inside, how it works, and then you can decide if it’s worth your money. Fair? I’ll give you my honest opinion as an online marketer, and make some recommendations for you.
And if you’d like to learn about online marketing, from a proven and successful platform, read this!
What Is The Side Hustle Secrets?
This product can be found on Clickbetter. The sales page mentions a Damian Fletcher, but this is most likely a pen name. It was launched on August 28, 2018.
He claims to teach you how you can start a profitable side hustle, showing you the right strategies and mindset.
Side Hustle Secrets – $7
Side Hustle Ebook – 54 pages
Video Tutorials (Upsell) – 10 videos
Cryptocurrency Guide (Upsell) – 22 pages
- Cheat Sheet
Extra Sales Offers (optional)
- Overnight Millionaire Webinar by Wesley Virgin
- 30 Minute Success Webinar by John Thornhill
#1: Video Access to 10 Videos – $37, downsell $27, downsell $17
#2: Make Money With Cryptocurrency (PLR of 22 pages) – $37
#3: The Full Package $27, downsell $17
The PLR Product Has More For Less?
Guess what guys? This product is also sold as a PLR (private label rights) product. The creator is actually Aurelliius Tjin who founded the site UnstoppablePLR.com.
And now I’m confused, lol. Aurelliius Tjin sells the entire product, on his site, for $37.
Yet it’s also for sale on Clickbetter, as described above, with only part of the PLR for $7. The upsells will provide you with all of it for an additional $64 (not including the crypto ebook).
So you have a choice, lol. $71 through this sales page, or $37 on Unstoppable PLR. Kind of no brainer, right?
If you’d like to know what he offers with his PLR, take a look at his YouTube video…
Who Is This System For?
No one really, unless you just wanted some generic information about your mindset when approaching online marketing. The information is OK, and it’s only $7, but that’s about it.
The ebook is short and touches on topics you should be aware of, but you would need some more in-depth information to really help you along.
The bonuses could help you there, and I’ve left you the links to check out for yourself.
I don’t recommend the upsells. They certainly aren’t worth the cost. And what’s with the Cryptocurrency ebook?? A risky venture for sure, and nothing to do with this product, lol.
How Does It Work?
When you first look at this product’s sales page, you think WOW! Maybe this is finally something that can help you start that side hustle you always wanted.
Nope! And because I already know what’s inside, this is all a big fat lie!
Let me show you a few what I mean…
Sales Page Lies
#1: Step by Step Blueprint
What do you think of when you hear the word “blueprint”? Isn’t it usually the steps needed to actually START a business? At least that’s what I usually assume…
They claim to have a step by step blueprint to starting a profitable side hustle. To me, this means they will be teaching you the actions required to:
- Choose the right niche.
- Choose your domain name.
- Build your website.
- Find hosting for your website.
- Discuss content.
- Discuss possible paid advertising.
- Etc, etc.
#2: What You’ll Discover
This next section is a bit of a let-down though. It talks about the things you’ll learn from an abstract position. Meaning you’ll learn:
- Why you should start a side hustle.
- Your proper mindset.
- When you’ll know to quit your day job.
- How to find the most profitable side hustle.
This is starting to look like more of an emotional and psychological approach that any actual physical steps to take.
Which is OK if that’s what you’re looking for. After all, it’s only $7.
So let’s take a look at the inside…
What you get is a single landing page (by Clickfunnels) with several download links. This is what your page will look like…
The confusing part is when they say to follow each step in the correct order. He wants you to complete each step before moving on to the next.
This again has me wondering if it’s practical training again, but no, it’s not. It’s truly all about the mindset you need to choose to enter into this industry.
Download Your Ebook
This ebook was released in August 2018 but is “evergreen” in the sense that the information you’re reading won’t need to change drastically whenever you read it.
There are 12 chapters, which I’ll list, which shows you that it’s all about your mindset and expectations!
- Get In The Right Mindset To Start A Side Hustle – 3 pages
- Take Inventory Of Your Special Skills And Talents – 2 pages
- Build On Your Strengths, Outsource Your Weaknesses – 2 pages
- Map Out Your Hustle Idea And Strategy – 4 pages
- Analyze And Validate Your New Hustle Idea – 3 pages
- Implement A Solid Marketing Strategy – 4 pages
- Set Realistic Goals And Timelines With Your Hustle – 3 pages
- Keep Your Side Hustle Separate From Your Day Job – 3 pages
- Create And Follow A Strict Side Hustle Schedule – 4 pages
- Focus Your Time On What Generates Revenue – 3 pages
- How To Avoid The Side Hustle Burnout – 4 pages
- When It’s Safe To Quit Your Day Job – 4 pages
As you can see, each chapter is short and to the point, with a simple overview of each topic.
This is all quite general information, but you might find some points that can help you prepare for your new journey if you are brand new to online marketing.
And really, for $7, it’s pretty cheap!
Chapter 2 talks about choosing a profitable side hustle by taking inventory of your special skills and talents…
“You can start by writing down your work experiences (paid or not), and then write the skills you used to do those jobs. If you picked up any random skills along the way, write them down as well. This process is important so you can identify which opportunities are going to be a good fit for you.”
Granted, this is one way to look at this, but I also believe you should take into account your interests. It’s entirely possible to choose a niche that you “wish” to become an expert in.
Chapter 4 talks about using Bubble to map out your list of ideas. While this is a great free website, which I use myself, this doesn’t need to be done before setting up your business.
Some people can agonize over these steps for weeks or months before ever getting started. And that’s the last thing you want to do.
If you’re a linear thinker, and already have your ideas in mind, then awesome, write them down. If not, don’t worry about it right now. This is something you can do after the fact.
Chapter 7 talks about goal setting. This is an important first step to creating any business.
The chapter is short but has some good information for you.
The remainder of the chapters all have advice that many of us should look at, lol. To set a schedule, to avoid burnout, taking breaks, and setting reasonable deadlines.
This ebook can help you with your mindset and preparations. Just don’t expect any practical training on how to actually start your online business.
The cheat sheet gives you some links to additional resources.
Courses – 4 links to various Udemy courses. These include:
- Side Hustle Business Startup
- Side Hustle Money Management
- Digital Flipping 2.0
- Develop the Skill You Need To Succeed
Other than the digital flipping course, these are for further mindset and preparation courses.
Books – 4 books from Amazon
- Side Hustle – by Chris Guillebeau
- Side Hustle Blueprint – by Lise Cartwright
- The Side Hustle – by Nick Loper
- SideHustle Millionaire – by Tony Whatley
Notice how he’s picked many resources called “Side Hustle…”, LOL
- Side Hustle Nation – with Nick Loper
- Side Hustle Academy – with Chris Holdheide
- Millennial Money – a financing website
- Budgets Are Sexy – with J Money
- Side Hustle School – with Chris Guillebeau
- The Fizzle Show – with Corbett Barr and team
This checklist is simply a list of what you read in the ebook. You can simply check off each point as you’ve read it.
This is the bubble mind map of this product, which can give you an example of how to set up your own mind map for whichever niche business you choose.
The owner has also included two “business opportunity” webinars for you to look at. This has nothing to do with this product.
Many product creators add these promotions to their products in hopes of making large commissions from you. These are usually high ticket offers, meaning over $1000 to buy into.
I never recommend buying any upsells until you’ve tested the primary product.
And in this case, they certainly aren’t worth the cost.
These 10 are well done in a PowerPoint-style presentation. And I was hopeful that these videos would walk you through the practical steps of how to find your niche, set up your website, etc.
They do touch on these topics, but only give you very general information. There’s no step by step methods to help you take the actual actions…
These are the topics:
- What is Internet Marketing & Why Should You Care – 6:45 minutes
- Starting with Solid Foundations – 10:26 minutes
- Introducing content Marketing – 9:38 minutes
- A Basic Intro to Social Media Marketing – 10:52 minutes
- An Intro to SEO Part 1 – 7:12 minutes
- An Intro to SEO Part 2 – 4:38 minutes
- An Intro to PPC – 5:28 minutes
- What is Affiliate Marketing – 5:45 minutes
- More Strategies – 4:14 minutes
- Conclusions – 1:29 minutes
These videos are again, short and sweet, and easy to follow, but just a general overview of each topic.
This ebook is an overview of what Crypto is and how it works. It has nothing to do with the main product.
The Product Itself
This product is fine as long as you expected general information and mindset discussions for starting an online business. This isn’t a tool that will actually help you make money online.
There are those people who might purchase this product and expect help to actually start a business and how to perform the necessary steps.
Please know that you’re only getting a brief overview of how to properly get yourself in the correct mindset.
The Video Upsell
The videos are quite generic with an overview of internet affiliate marketing, except for the 2 videos on SEO.
Because SEO strategies often change, mostly due to Google’s algorithm changes, the information you get here may change in time.
It’s all accurate at the time of publication, and at the time of writing my review, but there’s no way to confirm it will still be accurate in the future.
I have no idea why this was added as an upsell. I’m pretty sure it’s simply a PLR ebook, which is OK but has nothing to do with this product.
And it’s certainly not worth the $37 he’s asking for. It’s simply another way for him to make money off of you!
- 60-day money-back guarantee
- Low cost
- Only general information
- No practical training
- No support
Final Thoughts And Recommendations
Well, I’m not sure what to think, lol. I think for $7 you could learn some mindset information to prepare you for the world of online marketing. But that’s it.
And I certainly don’t recommend you purchase any upsells. They really won’t help you anymore.
Is Side Hustle Secrets a scam? No
Would I recommend it? No
The online marketing industry is a very real way to make money online. Working towards creating a passive income is the “holy grail” of most internet marketers.
When you find a program that walks you through the entire process, from the very beginning, it should include a lot of this mindset and goal implementation. Any legitimate system will have this.
Can I make you my honest recommendation?
I would love for you to come and check out where I learned all about online marketing, and where I run my business to this day.
This is an awesome platform because it has everything you need under one roof. Thinks like…
- An excellent training program designed for beginners on through to expert. The training is step by step and videos are “over the shoulder” style so you can see exactly what you need to do.
- A domain registry so you can pick the perfect name for your business.
- A website builder that can have your site online in under 1 minute.
- Website hosting is right there, so no need to search for another hosting platform.
- A keyword research tool. This is crucial to use, so that your content is seen on Google, YouTube, etc.
- A large and active community of like-minded members. We now have over 1.5 million members! And thousands are online at any given time, day or night to answer your questions. It’s live, not a forum…
- And much more…
Want to know the best part? You can start for free with no credit card necessary. There’s no better way to test drive a platform to see if you’d like the world of online marketing.
If you click on the image below, you can read all about it. And when you join, I’ll greet you inside and help you as long as you want me to.
So how did you come across Side Hustle Secrets? In your inbox perhaps? I found it online and was curious, haha. It’s not what I hoped and wanted to let you know.
If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below and I’ll get right back to you.
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6 thoughts on “The Side Hustle Secrets – Secrets To What Exactly??”
Thanks for the comprehensive review on Side Hustle Secrets.
You have provided a proper break down of what this course entails and as I read through it I understand that the “Secrets” are quite shallow. It won’t help me build a sustainable online business.
I will look into your other recommendations. I just had a quick question – What is the amount of time one needs to invest to have an online business?
Thanks for your help and I look forward to more such insightful posts.
Hi Satz, and thanks for commenting.
I’m glad you enjoyed my review. It’s always my wish to show exactly what to expect when looking at purchasing a product. The sales pages rarely give you an accurate view. They want to hype you up so you’ll buy, lol.
As far as the time needed to invest in an online business, I’d say it’s ongoing! Depending on the niche you choose, and how you go about helping people in that niche, it could take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year to make money.
Having the proper training can make all the difference in the world. I tried doing it on my own for a couple of years and failed miserably. It wasn’t until I got training, and the right tools (like a keyword research tool) before I was finally able to be successful.
But that doesn’t mean I quit investing my time. Now I keep scaling and growing with different strategies, to create even more income streams. It’s very addicting, lol.
If you need a hand, let me know and I’ll help you out.
Wow, Suzanne! You successfully overturned all stones in this review.
I thank you for exposing “The Side Hustle.” This is good, especially for people like myself who are just now learning about “The Side Hustle.”
What is with the cryptocurrency inclusion, lol.
We can get a lot of free, general information on the Internet. And better information than what’s included here!
Keep educating us.
Hi Josephine, and thanks for your comment.
Yup, I totally agree with you. You can get better information for free online.
And as for the cryptocurrency? Who knows, lol. Just another way to make money off the visitor, and hoping the cryptocurrency trend will persuade them to buy!
Thanks for enjoying my post,
A very nice and informative post. I agree with you that this is not at all what they make it sound like.
I expected something to help me start an actual business, and now I know it won’t help me. I think I will pass on this.
Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad I could show you what the product actually is, inside. It’s disappointing, isn’t it?
But now at least you won’t waste any money, or become frustrated when you saw what you got, haha!
Best wishes to you,