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Weekly Recap: Face Painting, Hand Grippers, & Wedding Bells

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

Episode 190

This week we had a listener question from Amanda:

  • Amanda has been a face painter for the last seven years, but she's essentially hustled herself to the bone, and it has taken a physical toll on her and her health. She's really enjoyed episodes featuring side hustlers who are bringing in passive income, and she's thinking about adding an additional branch to her business that would allow her to bring in a passive income on the side in addition to the physical face painting that she already does. Right now Amanda is considering starting a YouTube channel for this purpose, but she hasn't really heard of any episodes that use this model.
**To hear more about this listener question and my response to Amanda, tune into the Weekly Recap.

If you have something you'd like to ask or have some advice for Amanda regarding generating passive income, 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!


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

  • Ep. 184 - A New York professional rents high-end accessories to brides who want the glam without the buck
  • Ep. 185 - A farmer’s daughter finds a way to bring small-town hospitality to tables all around America, selling handmade linens and accessories that bring people together over meals
  • Ep. 186 - You won’t believe this gripping story: two married fitness enthusiasts capitalize on the niche grip strength market, earning extra cash and peace of mind for their growing family
  • Ep. 187 - When searching high and low for fresh roasted coffee leaves a father in the Yukon with an empty mug, he starts making it himself and creates a side hustle caffeinating the masses
  • Ep. 188 - A corporate employee who enjoys saving on car rentals builds an affiliate project that becomes so successful that the car rental companies try to put it out of business
  • Ep. 189 - Tanya-Jane Park wasn’t looking for a side hustle when she went to a popular music festival, but when her friend lost her handbag, she managed to find one anyway
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • After being given a ‘write a business plan’ assignment for school, this 14-year-old created an actual business instead
  • Banking on a universal love of chocolate, a former temp worker creates a unique side hustle leading guided tours that allow tourists to eat their way through London’s chocolate shops
  • A couple in Virginia ‘home’ in on a side hustle renting out white doves for weddings and special events

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