Sam Parr
CEO, The Hustle

Getting Called “Sweetie” Helped this Entrepreneur Create a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

“Sweetie,” the executive said. “And I just dropped the phone for a minute.”

Sam Parr • January 28, 2021

Why buying a house is a bad idea

If you’re buying to make money, you may want to think again.

Sam Parr • August 12, 2020

This entrepreneur convinced investors to pour $1m each into a brand-new town

Ryan Begelmam started a buzzy conference called Summit Series.

Sam Parr • August 4, 2020

Survey results: Will you miss a rent payment due to COVID-19?

More than 8 percent of our respondents said they anticipated missing a payment in the next few months.

Sam Parr • July 16, 2020

Tell us: Do you think you’ll miss a mortgage or rent payment because of COVID?

This survey won’t be representative, but it will be a window into Hustle readers’ lives.

Sam Parr • July 15, 2020

We asked whether you’re planning to move in the next 6 months. 33% said yes.

Texans: Get ready for an influx of Californians and New Yorkers.

Sam Parr • July 9, 2020

Are you moving to another city? Tell us your story

Are you pulling up stakes? We’d like to know.

Sam Parr • July 8, 2020
Sam's tweet

Uncertainty is scary. We can find the unseen opportunity

It isn’t clear what the advantage might be right now, but if we look hard enough, we’ll see it.

Sam Parr • March 12, 2020

My First Million Podcast by The Hustle

Welcome to My First Million, The Hustle’s latest podcast for business builders, schemers, and dreamers. Unlike other “business” podcasts, hosts Shaan Puri and …
Sam Parr • February 10, 2020

We've Just Launched Signals, A New Feature to Help You Find Fast Growing Trends

Each week publish Signals, our way of showing you what's trending or growing based on thousands of bits of data. Want to try?

Sam Parr • September 20, 2019

The Hustle is 3 Years Old Today

Here’s the background on how we started… There are now more than 1 million of you reading our daily email, and many of you have something in...
Sam Parr • April 19, 2019

Case Study: Boring trade show businesses are minting billions. Here’s how.

  Key report takeaways: While an often forgotten business, there are hundreds of business tradeshows that have huge revenue numbers and profit margins (30% to 50%)...
Sam Parr • April 9, 2019

My Salary for the First 2 Years of My Startup

Dear Hustle readers, Welcome to the new year! Tis the time for your 2019 planning. Your resolutions, next year’s financial goals, fitness commitments…those types of...
Sam Parr • December 29, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: The Hustle Hits 1,000,000 Subscribers 

Just two years and four months after we launched The Hustle, we finally hit a goal we’ve been gunning for from day one: 1,000,000...
Sam Parr • October 9, 2018

Marc Andreessen Explains How to Succeed in the Media Game

If you want to start a company or work in the news or media space, then you need to watch this video (or read...
Sam Parr • July 3, 2018

How Pandora's Founder Convinced 50 Early Employees to Work 2 Years Without Pay

TL;DR Check out Pandora’s founder give a passionate speech that convinced 50 early employees to work salary free for two years when the startup ran...
Sam Parr • June 9, 2018

The one thing you need if you want to land your dream job

Frickin’ follow through. 9 out of 10 people apply for the job and then forget about it. Here’s what you should do immediately after applying.

Sam Parr • April 17, 2018

Fix your website code in 6 minutes flat (even if you have no idea how to code)

I’ve tested hundreds of products for this Toolbox section, but this site I recently discovered has officially cracked my top 5 favorite products.

Sam Parr • March 27, 2018

Like finding $20 in your pocket — but way, way better

How to search the government’s lost and found for cold, hard cash.

Sam Parr • March 20, 2018

Hustle for dat muscle

Here are my favorite non-gym fitness products that are just as good, if not better, than their expensive counterparts.

Sam Parr • March 13, 2018

Remember those broke college days?

You know, when checking your bank account gave you anxiety? I remember going weeks without looking, just to avoid seeing that $19 balance. Nowadays,...
Sam Parr • February 27, 2018

Edit any website like it’s a word doc, directly from your browser

If you’ve ever wanted to quickly: Show a client how their site should look Edit a website so your designer knows what you want Make your...
Sam Parr • February 13, 2018

“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world."

“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” — Steve Jobs Last week, a reader asked what tools The...
Sam Parr • February 6, 2018

How to make extra cash selling useful guides on pretty much anything (a guide)

In big cities like San Francisco and NYC, spare room listings on Craigslist get hundreds of email inquiries. So, in 2014 I created a...
Sam Parr • January 23, 2018

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”

Or so says Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant and one of my favorite business authors. At The Hustle, we have a handful of remote...
Sam Parr • January 16, 2018

Write Like The Hustle: The Boring Stuff About Writing That No One Talks About

Dearest Hustle friends and family, What I’m about to say will win you the respect of your peers, a lifetime of happiness, a villa...
Sam Parr • November 22, 2017

We Just Hired Employee #17

Last week I told my mom that The Hustle’s 17th employee was starting today. Her response: “What do you need 17 people for… don’t you just...
Sam Parr • November 2, 2017

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