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WEEKLY RECAP: At What Point Should You Have a Website?

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

Episode 176

This week we had a couple of listener questions from Audra and Darryl:

  • Audra's in the development phase of the project she would like as her side hustle, and she's not sure when she'll have a product to promote. Her question: at what point in the evolution of your side hustle should you put together a website and start promoting it? Is it too soon to start this phase if you don't have the product ready to go?
  • After having many of his friends ask about his vegan dietary routine, Darryl decided that it may be a good idea to create a guide e-book to help others adhere to a vegan lifestyle. The only problem is that he’s never written an e-book and has no idea how to go about putting it together, publishing it, and marketing it to others.
**To hear more about these listener questions and my responses to Audra and Darryl, tune into the Weekly Recap.

If you have something you'd like to ask, I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a voice message on the website or call in to the Side Hustle Hotline (Dial 844-9-HUSTLE // 844-948-7853), and your question may be featured on the show!


If you're interested in creating and selling an e-book like Darryl, here are some resources that you may find helpful:

  • E-Junkie: This is an easy to use service that integrates with PayPal and allows you to deliver digital products to your customers. They also offer plenty of pricing tiers, so it's easy to find a plan that works with your budget and current product offerings
  • Gumroad: This e-commerce platform is one that I use often on Side Hustle School, and I like it because it's incredibly intuitive and easy to use no matter how technologically savvy you are


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

  • Ep. 170 - A traveling family creates a houseware reselling business using the Fulfillment by Amazon model, with profits going straight to their travel fund
  • Ep. 171 - After yearning to spend more time back in her homeland, a med school program manager creates a side hustle centered around Italian food and culture
  • Ep. 172 - A Texas-based architect turns a pen-making craft he learned from his grandfather into a profitable side hustle, getting featured in GQ Magazine
  • Ep. 173 - After rejecting the extravagant spending associated with the high-end wine industry, an Alberta man looks to get back to his roots and ends up transitioning to something completely new
  • Ep. 174 - A couple in Washington, D.C. convert their passion for travel into a side hustle planning all-inclusive surprise vacations for those who lack the time to do it themselves
  • Ep. 175 - An online music marketplace offers a young lawyer an opportunity to fulfill his dreams of having his music heard, and also provides him with a new source of passive income
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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And so much more! Check out the Academies page for the full schedule.

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 busy mother of a child on a specialized diet decides to take action and ‘liberate’ parents like her with her allergen-free food side hustle
  • A graphic designer in New York City taps into the wedding e-commerce market and turns her side hustle into full-time work bringing in multiple six-figures
  • Two friends draw on their combined skills and understanding of an ancient Ayurvedic practice to launch a natural mouthwash product, building a $7,000/month side hustle

Do you have a side hustle story you'd like to share? Fill out the Side Hustle School submission form and your story may be featured on the show!



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