A TON of new projects and courses have just dropped on the scene, so I thought I’d cobble them all together here in case anything looks interesting to ya :)
I haven’t tested any of them out, but they do come from people I trust and respect in the community so I don’t have any hesitation sharing them here… Only a little jealous of their hustle!
If you end up trying any of them out let me know what you think! And if you become a millionaire from it, I want a six pack of beer please… Or whiskey – I don’t discriminate.
Here are 4 new projects in the community:
The Financial Independence App
This bad boy comes from Grant Sabatier of Millennial Money (and “Financial Freedom” book fame), and Logan Leckie, an entrepreneur and FI fanatic. I think it may have been out for a while, but I only just recently came across it.
Topia is basically a free app that helps you track your progress to FIRE, and pinpoints areas slowing you down. It comes with a community of users and mentors sharing tips, and also allows you to tinker with your numbers to understand how you can better reach your “utopia.”
If you’re tired of tracking everything in spreadsheets (*gasp*) or using a million calculators, maybe this is a possible replacement to have everything in *one* spot?
You can learn more/download the (FREE) app here: topia-app.com
The “FI/Accelerator” Course
A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Financial Independence
This new course comes from my friend, and business partner, Steve Adcock of Think. Save. Retire. fame (since acquired), who retired at the crazy young age of 35 and now spends his time helping others do the same. (When he’s not galavanting around the world or at his secluded paradise, that is!).
This one does cost money ($97-$197), and here’s what it covers:
- How to get paid more at work
- How to cut back on stupid expenses
- How to harness automation using the power of systems
- The trick wealthy people use to build wealth without lifting a finger
- A simple change that can add hundreds of thousands to your net worth
- The quick and easy way to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum safely and securely
- The exact 6-step wealth-building process
- How to achieve financial freedom as quickly as possible
- And more…
He’s a little extreme for some, but if you’re stuck and need a little motivation along your journey you’ll probably find it here :) I love his message at the end too, haha…
“This course isn’t for everyone. You’re not getting band-aid fixes to your money problems. “Magic pills” are not included. If you’re not prepared to dive in and take action, then don’t bother. This course is ONLY for those willing to implement what they learn. If you’re unwilling, save your money.”
Here’s how much FI/Accelerator costs
- $97.00 — Lifetime access to FI/Accelerator and all modules and extras
- $197.00 — FI/Accelerator course + priority email access for one year (you get direct access to Steve for a year to ask questions, bounce ideas off of, etc…)
(He also offers a 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked, within 30 days…)
Learn more/purchase: steveadcock.gumroad.com/l/fi-accelerator
A Self-Paced Online Course to Land Proofreading Clients
Do you like reading? Do you enjoy correcting other people’s mistakes? Are you well-versed in English grammar? Do you dream of semicolons and ellipses chasing you in your nightmares?
Well, if three of those four questions sound like you, then you might be good at proofreading/editing online content as a side hustle!
Those words above come from my friend, and personal proofreader, Lenny Bron, who shared the ins and outs of this hustle a few years back here for us: Side Hustle #77: Online Proofreading/Editing ($1,600/mo)
He shared some great tips and resources on how to up your game with it, but this course here by Bobby Hoyt aka Millennial Money Man shows you how to *land clients*. A perfect companion if proofreading has always been on your list to try one day! And of course the best part is that you can do it anytime, any place ;)
Click here to get their FREE 25-page e-book that reveals “how to start earning money as a proofreader — even if you’ve never earned a dollar online before and have no clue where to start” (you’ll get a chance to purchase the course afterwards if you’d like (it’s around $600 I wanna say?), but you don’t have to! The e-book is completely free!):
Your Quick and Transparent Guide to Launching a Successful Proofreading Business From home
[This section was updated on 11/16/22 to showcase the new book. Beforehand it was just the course they were offering!]
“The CFT School”
Become a Certified Financial Trainer®
Lastly, we have the CFT School which trains people to become Certified Financial Trainers®. This course comes from long-time blogger, and owner of The Financial Gym, Shannon McLay who just released her Manifesto calling for a change to the financial planning/advisory business.
It’s a bit on the pricey side, but if you’ve always wanted to help people with money this might be the course for you. Here’s a little more on it from Shannon:
“I think this course is perfect for someone who’s never had a class in personal finance. It’s perfect for someone who’s thinking about getting into the industry, someone who wants to help people for a side hustle or someone who just wants to be their own financial planner. We have a number of people in it now, they’re all doing it as a side hustle and making an average of $1K per month.”
And here’s what it costs:
- $2,500 — The no-fluff, no-BS personal finance knowledge you weren’t taught in school
- $10,000 — Everything you need to start your coaching business – including the clients
You can learn more/sign up here: TheCFTSchool.com
(If you do sign up, use my promo code 20JMONEY to get 20% off!)
And there you have it! A FIRE app, a FIRE course, a Proofreading course, and a Certified Financial Trainer® course – all ready to help up your game ;) And maybe even my own…
Thinking I need to come up with some sort of course next? Perhaps “How to Reach Financial Freedom Slowly and Methodically?” Or “I’ve Got 99 Problems But a Budget Ain’t One?” Oh I got it, I got it –“How to Become a Sexy Beast!!”
Lol… or maybe I’ll just stick to blogging 😂
PS: I’m an affiliate of the three courses up there, meaning I’ll get some $$$ if you sign up to any…
PPS: If you haven’t already entered and want to, make sure to get your essays in for the 401(k) $1,000 contest! The deadline for entries is tonight at midnight and they’re awarding THREE people $1,000 – so you have good odds!
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Thanks for the Proofreading Launchpad shoutout, J! You’re the man.
yeah dude!! it’s a helluva side hustle idea… my buddy loves proofreading, and even more so the $$$ that comes with it ;)
Indeed I do love proofreading! And thank you very much for another shoutout J! Also, the Proofreading Launchpad looks great, wishing you much success with it Mr. Hoyt!
The FI/Accelerator is $97/$197 respectively.
D’oh… it keeps changing, I shall update it – thx!
Yea J, I would imagine Proofreading is a big thing right now, there is so much out there to be proofed, and prolly easy to find gigs. Thanks for sharing, BTW, my wife would prolly enroll me in your course ‘How to become a sexy beast’. Just sayin!.
HAH! You’d be the *teacher* of it ;)