The Money Mindset Podcast

#162 Tech & Tools to Start a Side Hustle Without Going Broke

June 29th, 2023

In this fourth episode of the Side Hustle series, Jan Ditchfield shares valuable insights on the essential tools and technology needed to start a successful side hustle without breaking the bank.

Jan discusses the importance of understanding the platforms necessary to establish an online presence for your business, and highlights three key platforms: websites, social media, and email marketing. With her expert guidance, you'll learn how to navigate these platforms, choose the right options for your business, and get up and running quickly and cost-effectively.

Whether you're new to entrepreneurship or looking to grow your existing side hustle, this episode is packed with practical advice to help you succeed.

Meet Jan!
Jan Ditchfield is on a mission to help real-world business owners and subject matter experts make more money online without losing their money or their minds in the process.
She's the straight-talking host of the No BS Business School podcast and decided to follow her dream of being her own boss after a 20-year career as an award-winning fundraising pro. Even with a toddler hanging around under her desk, she managed to build a 6-figure business during the pandemic lockdowns.
Nowadays, Jan shares her knowledge with other experts to help them scale the online side of their business in a way that's tailored to their unique needs, instead of just following generic trends or advice using the power of relationship marketing.

“And above everything else, enjoy the process. Tech does not need to be overwhelming. It certainly does not need to be expensive. And the only three things that you absolutely need to get started when you first launch your business is a website of your very own. You need to have an email marketing platform so you can grow those leads and own them. And then one social media platform that you learn how to dominate and go and reach your customers immediately. You get those three things down, you are golden.”
- Jan Ditchfield

00:00 -Introduction to today's episode and the Side Hustle Academy
00:56 - Importance of understanding the essential tools and technology for starting a side hustle
01:22 - Overview of the three essential platforms: websites, social media, and email marketing
03:00 - Exploring website builders
09:06 - Introduction to social media platforms and their significance in marketing your business
15:20 - Advantages of email marketing platforms
18:18 - Five tips for effectively representing yourself in the online space
22:16 - Final words of wisdom
22:47 - How to enroll in Side Hustle Academy

If you’re a first-time entrepreneur or one in the making who is ready to make a change in your life by pursuing your dreams of becoming your own boss while being supported and encouraged every step of the way, then I've got just the thing for you!

Side Hustle Academy will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence you need to achieve your dream of running a successful side hustle while being supported every step of the way. Go to and enroll today!

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