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Weekly Recap: Engagement Rings, Balloon Art, and Immigration

In our twenty-second weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 155

Each week, there will be a new question and an opportunity for you to share your side hustle journey on the show!

Today, I want to know—what prevents you from moving forward and making progress? And do you have a tip for moving forward?

To send in your response either leave me a voice message, call our Side Hustle Hotline at 844-9-HUSTLE (844-948-7853), or make a voice memo on your phone and email it to me at podcast@sidehustleschool.com


Our listener questions for this week come to us from Shannon in California and Ravi in the United Kingdom:

  • Shannon just purchased her first domain, but she's still pretty uncertain about the whole process. She can see from the Google domain that she purchased that she has the ability to link up through them to web hosting using Squarespace or Blogger, but while she is looking to start with a blog, she'd like to leave the possibility of adding on a storefront or something similar further down the road. She doesn't want to make the wrong decision, so she wants to know which blogging site I would recommend that she start with.

    **If you're not sure where to start online like Shannon, visit this page to learn more about your options.
  • Ravi has been getting a lot of inspiration from the show and has started to brainstorm for his first side hustle. Naturally, he tries to run these ideas by his friends, but they aren't really entrepreneurially motivated and have given him a lot of negative feedback and energy. He wants to know how to stay motivated despite the negativity he's receiving about his ideas.
Listen to the Weekly Recap for a more comprehensive look at this week's Listener Q&A. Also, if you have a question you'd like answered, send me a voice message. Your question may be featured on the show!

NEW: You can now call in from your phone and leave me a voicemail! Dial 844-9-HUSTLE // 844-948-7853 and leave a message with your comment or question for the show.


Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 149 - A South Carolina native turns his college hobby of entertaining with balloons into a profitable balloon performance, décor, and delivery side hustle
  • Ep. 150 - This episode features a promising affiliate model side hustle centered around diamonds that includes a price tracker and an algorithm for ideal sparkliness
  • Ep. 151 - This episode not only features a fantastic story, the topic is also quite timely with recent changes in the United State's political climate. A couple immigrate to Canada and create a resource blog and e-book to help others navigate the murky waters of Canadian citizenship
  • Ep. 152 - Digital scrapbooking is a big industry. By learning to create “scripts” that make scrapbookers’ work more efficient, today’s featured hustler has created a sustainable second income
  • Ep. 153 - Always up for a challenge, this IT manager discovers what it takes to stand out on Etsy, and creates a vintage antique style shop bringing in an extra $1,000-2,000 a month
  • Ep. 154 - Another affiliate side hustle featuring a unique idea—creating a book registry for special occasions (e.g. - birthdays, baby showers, weddings, etc.) in lieu of greeting cards that often end up in the trash
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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