Notes from Chris
Episode 120LISTENER Q&A: Our listener questions for this week come to us from Sue and C.J.:
- Sue in Pasadena had some questions regarding our 100th episode about a "renegade" museum tour guide side hustle that brought in more than $2 million in 2016. Mainly: 1. How did the museums react to this new business? 2. Did Nick certify and authorize new guides? 3. How did he teach and evaluate new guides?
- C.J. asks about setting up separate business accounts for your side hustle: If you have multiple side hustles, is it okay to consolidate them to one bank account for all, or does each side hustle need to each have its own separate accounts?
CHRIS'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Two great books are out this week!
- At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider: In this intimate, transporting memoir, Tsh shares the story of how her family spent a rather ordinary nine months in an extraordinary way: circumnavigating the earth to see, firsthand, the places they've always wanted to explore. AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND
- Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards: Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. In Captivate, Vanessa shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK: Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 114 - A New York-based consultant brews his need for energy into a tea delivery service that offers customers a chance to discover new tea varieties each month. Subscription side hustles are not easy to implement, but it looks like Nick Ehret, the founder of Varieteas, is on the right track to success
- Ep. 115 - In this episode, we take a look at what it means to be authentic in whatever you do, and Michelle has been able to take her need for expression and turn it into a successful side hustle that brings in over $80,000/year
- Ep. 116 - One of my favorite episodes from this week, and I'm not just saying that because they deliver freshly baked cookies right to my front door! A couple from the East Coast serve up hot, out-of-the-oven goodness to the people of Portland, Oregon
- Ep. 117 - A couple brings their love of handmade wooden accessories, technology, and design to life with a side hustle manufacturing handmade wooden desk accessories and phone cases. This story also explores the pros and cons of selling your products on flash sale sites
- Ep. 118 - A mobile yoga studio in L.A. brings this UX designer an additional $40,000 a year working only a few hours each week
- Ep. 119 - A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek. It also allows his wife an opportunity to stay home with their three young children and save up money for a new house
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