May 16, 2019

Hustlr By Jeremy Ong [12-Month New Online Business Case Study] Part 1

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Hustlr by Jeremy Ong

You probably already have an online business or are interested in starting one.

This podcast will show you some thought processes and goals of someone very aspirational that is just starting an online business. Hustlr by Jeremy Ong has set the bar very high, but he has also thought about how to reach this bar.

Tune in to hear us chat about:

  • How Jeremy went from working 12 hour days for $600 to 6 hour weeks for 5 figures!
  • The specific goals for Hustlr over the next 12 months
  • Why Jeremy regrets eating so much ramen

Jeremy’s Background

1:30 mins

As you absorb this information, you’ll realise that Jeremy…

  • Grew up in a “typical Asian family”
  • Started working in a 9 am-9 pm job for $600 a month after college
  • How the “Venus Factor” helped him make money while he was asleep
  • Affiliate marketing opened his eyes to other possibilities

The more you listen to this podcast, the more you will realise…

How Vaping Changed His Life

9 mins

If you’re like me you will be interested in hearing:

  • That Jeremy lived on savings for the first year and took no salary
  • He took on some freelance gigs here and there to make ends meet
  • How he now has 6 hour work weeks (Tim Ferris eat your heart out)
  • His vaping business now earns a net profit of $10-15k per month
Vaping Business

Jeremy speaks about how reading during this transition helped him to thrive and achieve more. Check out “The Best Self Improvement Books to Shape Your Mindset“.

Little by little you begin to realise that this wasn’t enough for Jeremy. He found he wasn’t making a big difference to people’s lives, and hence…

Hustlr is Born…

11 mins

During this section you will find out:

  • Hustlr started in March 2019
  • How he started out
  • That Jeremy is obsessed with removing time as a factor of making money… hence he didn’t want to go down the coaching route
  • How he figured he could use the Internet to teach people at scale
  • That Jeremy got a 30% conversion on a course that wasn’t even built

If you’re thinking “but I have no idea how to do these things”… neither did Jeremy! Are you beginning to notice that he learned this on the way?

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Hustlr Target Audience/ Niche

14:30 mins

You will discover that Jeremy has a plan for hustlr. This part of the podcast will look into:

  • Teaching people how to use affiliate marketing or side hustles to start
  • Show them how to set up a long term and scalable model i.e. eCommerce business
  • Eventually helping people manage money & personal finance tips
  • Who is the ideal reader?
Hustlr by Jeremy Ong

As you continue to listen to the podcast you will find out how he validated this idea before launching it.

Hustlr Goals

19:30 mins

So there are some pretty big goals for Hustlr:

  • Impact 100,000 people in the world by 2020 (specifically if they helped you save $100 a month or make $100 a month)
  • Want to monetise the blog as soon as possible
  • 100,000 monthly page views by September 2019
  • Improve Page authority and Domain authority
Hustlr by Jeremy Ong goals

The 3 main metrics that will be tracked are:

  • Podcast listeners
  • Monthly Pageviews
  • Email subscribers

Hustlr’s Secret Weapon… a Team!

26 mins

Hustlr has a 7-man team:

  • 2 people full time on the vaping business
  • Web designer
  • Digital Marketer
  • SEO expert
  • Social media

This can still overlap and sometimes people can do anything.

Tools to Use

27:30 mins

Some tools mentioned during the podcast were:

  • Slack- a collaboration tool
  • Trello- project management
  • Asana- project management
  • Tailwind for Pinterest (automate your pins!)
  • Autoresponders- Drip and ConvertKit (great for creating opt-in forms and sending out personalised emails)
  • Link building using Ahrefs
Hustlr by Jeremy Ong Tactics

Jeremy plans to help the company to grow by using the following tactics:

  • SEO (organic content on the website)
  • Pinterest
  • Podcasts
  • Facebook and Instagram ads

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Monetisation!! Everyone’s Favourite Part

28:30 mins

There are different ways that Jeremy plans to monetise the website:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Create own products (find out why they are not starting with this…)
  • Hustlr school later down the line (potential membership site)
Piggy bank money

He talks about focusing on the 80/20 principle as he realises that affiliate marketing will bring in the majority of income initially. Find out more about the power of affiliate marketing in “Affiliate Marketing Online: the Secrets Revealed“.

Goals for 6 Months

28:30 mins

So here are the specific goals Hustlr would like to achieve by 1st November 2019:

  • First $10,000 month
  • Receive 100,000 page views in one month
  • 1 podcast a week – 24 podcasts
  • 1 article per day – 120 articles on the website
  • 3 pins per post – 360 pins

We will have another chat in November 2019 to see if these goals have been achieved.

Jeremy’s Top Three Tips for His Younger Self

41:30 mins

  1. Explore ideas with fewer resources
  2. Persevere- it can be hard in this instant gratification world we live in!
  3. Don’t eat ramen every day and exercise more


40 mins

Find out more information on Jeremy’s website:– interested in making more money and saving more money

Or contact Jeremy directly on:


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Hustlr by Jeremy Ong- Summary

45 mins

So here are my main takeaways from this chat with Jeremy.

  1. Explore ideas with fewer resources
  2. Persevere
  3. Don’t eat ramen every day and exercise more
  4. Start something… you don’t know what you don’t know
  5. Find ways to make more money using less time

He is seriously such a cool guy that has some amazing plans ahead. If you’re like me you’ll be very excited to see how Hustlr gets on over this next year.

Stay tuned in November for part 2, where I will follow up with him on whether he achieves these goals.

Keep changing for the better,


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About the Author

Mike Beatty has built a passive income online whilst working as a full-time PE teacher without any marketing or technical experience. Learn more about how he's done it here.

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  1. Hey there Mike, 

    You always outshine yourself. I have been following your website for a good deal of time and you are a real blogger, to say the least. The powerful case studies with immense value, the really helpful blog posts, the transparent unbiased reviews and now really deep podcasts!

    I must admit you are really doing a good job. I have become a regular visitor of your website and I am really benefiting from yourself. Jeremy Ong’s podcast has helped know that I am following in the right direction with my blog and I just need to put in more effort to see good results. Thanks a lot. Your website is an absolute gem.

    1. That comment just made my day Dave! 

      Thanks so much for your kind words and glad it can help. Do let me know if you have any questions or anything else that you’d like to know. I’m always trying to find good fits for the podcast to help anyone listening

  2. Jeremy’s story is an inspirational one for sure. It just goes to show that with some hard-work, persistence and grit anyone can succeed when given the right system with which to work. No one wants work 12 hour days for $600, though this can be an indication of the society in which one lives. Side hustles are a way to make supplemental, and hopefully one day full-time, income, and it looks like there is some really valuable information at the Hustlr website. You’ve provided an excellent supplement to the Hustlr recommendation in Wealthy Affiliate, which is a tried and true platform with one of the best online communities out there. I know some people who would be interested to read your post and I will be forwarding it along to them as well as bookmarking it for future reference, well done!

    1. Yep, it is crazy how much his life must have changed compared to earning $600 a month for 12 hour days! I couldn’t agree more about Wealthy Affiliate. I think it is an amazing place for anyone from any background to learn about how to create a profitable side hustle and online business. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such great idea. There are so many people who are willing to go into making money from a side hustle and blogs but no not have the proper training or understand on how to go about it. Looking at this propose idea of this business, I must admit I’m impressed. Looking at the aspect of affiliate marketing and SEO’s these are just the basics of what most blog owners needs to make money. Lastly perseverance matters in all business, you may be getting difficult situations, but sticking to what to what you do and finding solution is just one way to attaining success. Nice of your to share this post.

    1. Very true Dane, yeah Jeremy really does share some great tips here. Glad it could be useful

  4. Thanks for this article discussing the podcast Hustlr by Jeremy Ong. It revealed his thought processes and his goals at every stage of this his exciting business adventure. I could see that he is highly aspirational and I have picked up the importance of detailed goal-setting while embarking in an online affiliate marketing business. 

    I am surprised to learn that Hustlr started in March 2019 and that he is aiming at 100,000 monthly page views by September 2019. 

    I will shortly share this with my contacts as it’s very useful for old and new affiliate marketers.

    1. Yeah, he has some lofty goals doesn’t he Chris. 

      The thing is he has a team, so these kinds of goals are certainly achievable but it will certainly be a challenge. Some niches and techniques lend themselves more to this, such as food bloggers using Pinterest

  5. Thank you for your post. It is inspirational. I started my online business and try to make money online. The story of Jeremy is resonated within me.

    It is affirmed to me that it is possible to make money online and affiliate marketing makes it a real possibility. Although I don’t make much money right now, Jeremy’s success is real push for me to work hard to reach my goal.

    It is really helpful to me that I need to set my goal each month, which I don’t have. Today is October 1 and I am going to write down my goal.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

    1. Yeah great takeaway! If you can set yearly/ quarterly/ monthly/ weekly goals then the daily ones just tend to make sense

  6. Hi! Jeremy has a very interesting story. As most entrepreneurs he got started with very little resources and didn’t let difficulties stop or detour him. The mention he had to occasionally take a few gigs to make ends meet illustrates how life is during those initial stages. Yes, in a world of instant gratification that could be quite difficult. Thanks for putting this post together. I’ll continue visiting your site.

  7. What a great episode! It’s really useful to find out how other people have gone about becoming successful, and this episode is full of great tips and pointers to useful tools and other resources. But the best thing is listening to Jeremy talk about the processes he went through to get where he is now. Really useful stuff, thank you.

    1. Yeah, it is great to hear other people’s journey to where they get to. I find it so helpful finding out about other people’s strategies to achieve their goals. I’m looking forward to catching up with him soon!

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