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Episode #49: How to Quit a Job – Starting a Side Hustle with Nick Loper - How To Quit Working
Episode #49: How to Quit a Job – Starting a Side Hustle with Nick Loper

Episode #49: How to Quit a Job – Starting a Side Hustle with Nick Loper

Nick always had the entrepreneurial “bug”. But he really got bit when he was in college and worked as an independent painter. While it was scary at first, he saw that when he was doing his own thing, his effort translated directly into results. He was hooked.

Nick Loper

Nick Loper on How to Quit a Job.

Even though he really liked the idea of entrepreneurship, college did exactly what it was intended to do: prepare him for a JOB.  So, after college, Nick got a regular job.

But it wasn’t enough. So he starting working on businesses as a hustle on the side. Eventually, his shoe shopping site was making enough money for him to quit his job and do it full time. Later he created Side Hustle Nation, a podcast and website dedicated to supporting and giving ideas to “Side Hustlers.”

Today on the “How to Quit Working Show” Nick shares how he created this awesome business and life for himself as well as:

  • How to make sure your significant other is on board with your idea to quit your job.
  • How to make avoid big hiring mistakes as you start your business.
  • A great way to test your business idea to see if it’s any good before you quit your job.

Listen to the full show here:


Click here for a full transcript of this episode

You can get more information about Nick and Side Hustle Nation at:

sidehustlenation.com. Read Nick’s guest post on Billion Success.

Nick’s Book:

Work Smarter: 350+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Grow Their Business [Kindle Edition]

Book that Nick Referenced:

The Go Giver

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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  • http://www.sidehustlenation.com/ Nick Loper

    Thanks for having me on Jeff — this was a fun one!

    • http://howtoquitworking.com/ Jeff Steinmann

      Indeed Nick, it was a blast! Thanks for sharing your unique perspectives and experiences!

  • http://www.JiansNet.com/ Jian

    Thanks Jeff and Nick. You two are my favorite in terms of podcast shows, I’ve never missed an episode ;-) Although I’ve known Nick’s story before from other podcast interviews, but there is another perspective this interview gave me and it is very educational. Kudos!

    • http://howtoquitworking.com/ Jeff Steinmann

      You are welcome Jian! Glad you enjoyed and got additional perspective from Nick.