Notes from Chris
Episode 197LISTENER Q&A: This week we had a listener email from Julie and a listener question from Melinda:
- Julie wrote in to say that she has officially launched her side hustle, 'Peace, Love, and Sisters'—a weekend workshop for sisters. She got the idea for her side hustle after attending a couple’s workshop with her husband, and she realized that there was an opportunity to create something similar for sisters since there wasn't really a venue for such a thing.
- Melinda is a high school English teacher with a Masters in Communication, and she's considering starting a side hustle as a workshop facilitator where she would teach others how to create meaningful workshops. Someone she knows recommended that she join this Association that would facilitate networking and connections, but Melinda says the fees are a little much for her current budget. Her question—should she join this Association anyways because its benefits outweigh the costs, or are there other ways she can network with those in her field?
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EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK: Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 191 - After being given a ‘write a business plan’ assignment for school, this 14-year-old created an actual business instead
- Ep. 192 - A New York-based art director has a difficult time finding a job that fits both her financial and creative needs, so she learns to think creatively with her ‘anything goes’ design hustle
- Ep. 193 - A pilot in the Pacific Northwest uses his love of the land and his skills in the air to create a profitable side hustle
- Ep. 194 - 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
- Ep. 195 - A couple in Virginia ‘home’ in on a side hustle renting out white doves for weddings and special events
- Ep. 196 - After being inspired by social good companies like TOMS, a woman in London creates a yoga accessories business that focuses on empowering women worldwide
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- A couple in German goes to Denmark on holiday, then starts an arts & crafts side hustle that brings in 2/3rds of their income
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- Mommee Coffee, a coffee-brand specifically for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers
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