Jan 10, 2023
Mike Montague got his first taste of working a side hustle at the age of 12, delivering flyers door to door. As he went through school, Mike got paid to build websites, perform as a DJ, and host an internet radio show.
Today his full time work is with an international sales training organization, and working remotely allows him time to grow his side hustle which this year is earning him about $50,000 through his company, Playful Humans. A good chunk of that revenue is by performing as a game show host.
Mike gets to meet people, play games and make money doing it. How cool is that?
In this episode, you’ll hear about why his current employer got very interested in a book he wrote - it could be an a-ha moment for you, why multiple sources of income are a must, and other ways to get paid that could have a greater payoff than a one-time payment.
You’ll also hear what Mike charges and how he prices his gigs.
And remember to stay tuned for the end of episode takeaway where I’ll teach you a game I designed for my “Winning the Money Game” seminar. It’ll get your creative juices flowing thinking about ways to double your money.
What You’ll Hear:
03:42 Writing a book about LinkedIn led to more job opportunities at work
04:11 How Mike’s hustles morphed into Playful Humans
05:41 First side hustle at age of 12
10:16 The gift of being trained in sales when you're young
10:47 Having to put down the wrong answers to pass the test
11:15 How Mike got to be a Game Show Host!
12:40 Being paid to play
15:34 Playful Humans podcast
17:33 Pre-show prep
18:30 What’s YOUR answer to this “Survey Says” game question?
20:09 Jeopardy! a great way to review content
21:28 First podcast sponsor, an affiliate link
22:00 Revenue from affiliate links add up over the years
22:55 Don’t have all revenue coming from one source
24:18 Pricing events with the “PIA Factor” LOL
25:55 What Mike charges for game show hosting
26:44 The value of getting in front of audiences, even if you’re not being paid
28:23 Alternatives to getting paid money
30:12 Don’t underestimate the value of practice
33:00 Getting fired live on stage in front of 5,000 people
36:08 The way to get good at sales calls…is to get through the bad ones
36:43 You have to be fully present for this work
37:40 Doing what you want to do vs. what you think other people want
38:40 The 2 really hard buttons to push: Record and Publish
39:12 Get into a positive spiral
39:41 Paying with money is not the only way
40:00 How I got 2 kayaks for free
40:43 Doubling $1,000 in 90 days
41:52 Apply it in my “Winning the Money Game” seminar
42:35 What to do when you think, “I don’t know” or “I can’t”
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