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WEEKLY RECAP: Super Bowl, The Bible, and Succulents

In our twenty-fourth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: I have a new update from one of your fellow listeners!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 169

This week we had a couple of listener updates from Gavin and Lindsey, and a listener question from Malisa:

  • Gavin called in a few weeks ago looking for some guidance. He wanted to put his artwork and photography on t-shirts and mugs, but was having a hard time getting an online presence due to how concerned he was about perfecting every aspect of his website. He's since put up a site at Gavin Duncan Designs!
  • Lindsey took inspiration from a previous episode that featured a platform called Skillshare, and she and her mother have started a side hustle using it to show others how to host fabulous tea parties. See what they're all about on their Facebook page.
  • Malisa and her husband have found a fantastic idea for a side hustle, but it's centered around creating an app—which neither of them know how to do. She's been listening to the show for a while and has noticed that one of the top points I make is to start with something you know. She wants to know what I recommend to someone who has a validated idea that involves something they don't have prior experience with.
  • To hear more about these listener updates and my response to Malisa's question, tune into the Weekly Recap. If you have something you'd like to say, I'd love to hear from you! Please send all messages to chris@sidehustleschool.com or leave me a voice message.


If you're interested in creating an app without experience like Malisa in today's listener question, here are a couple of resources on private (or white) label app options available to you:

  • BuildFire: this mobile app development platform makes it easy for businesses, organizations, individuals, and resellers to build apps that they need—no developer skills required
  • GoodBarber: This app platform specializes in online apps and they even help you with securing domains and SSL certificates


    Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

    • Ep. 163 - A Dallas-based flight attendant discovers a way to capitalize on the football craze by providing rentals for the big game and making herself and nearby homeowners a slice of the money pie
    • Ep. 164 - A master of time management helps other female entrepreneurs learn to automate the tasks they face every day while creating a flexible second income that pays for her medical bills each month
    • Ep. 165 - An interesting side hustle featuring urban hiking in San Francisco that leads to a substantial side income of $50,000 a year
    • Ep. 166 - Opportunity knocks for a Utah accountant and leads to a fortuitous side hustle making $70,000 in one year with a $0.99 app
    • Ep. 167 - Writing about money-saving hacks and passive income for readers in India yields big money for a software company employee
    • Ep. 168 - A Houston mom digs into a side gig with creative and community benefits
    Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

    Yours in the revolution,


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Here's what's coming up next...

Each week I'll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week:

  • The story behind a nomadic family who creates a houseware reselling business using the Fulfillment by Amazon model, with profits going straight to their travel fund
  • How a med school program manager creates a side hustle centered around Italian food and culture
  • A Texas-based architect turns a pen-making craft he learned from his grandfather into a profitable side hustle, getting featured in GQ Magazine

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