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Rocket Scientist Creates Herbal Side Income

Herbal medicine isn’t rocket science, but this rocket scientist discovers a side hustle when she turns to herbal medicine in order to treat her immune diseases.
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What It's About

After struggling to find a cure for what ails her, a rocket scientist turns to nature.

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Words of Wisdom

Lisa got the idea for her side hustle from her own personal health struggles. She spent the better part of a year going to various experts, specialists, and both traditional and non-traditional practitioners to try to find a solution, but it wasn’t until she found an herbalist that she was able to figure out what was happening and work to improve her health.

How can you help pave the path for others and make it easier for them to do something?

Fun Fact

Our side hustler, Lisa, is also a winner of the Silver Snoopy award, which is given by NASA astronauts in recognition of significant contributions to crew safety and mission success.

Notes from Chris

Episode 215

By day, Lisa Akers is a rocket scientist—often traveling from her home to build spaceships, most commonly at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Her side hustle is herbalism, specifically working with private clients suffering from autoimmune diseases.

At first, Lisa wanted this project to be her main gig. She hired coaches, found mentors, and took classes, all in hopes of quitting her day job and following her herbal dream. But she was making those decisions while recovering from serious illnesses and wasn’t in a great frame of mind to see how she could change her workflow at her day job to fit with her health and wellness needs. After starting down this frustrating path, she realized she could both keep her day job and have an herbal business. This is the Side Hustle School way!

Lisa’s first sale was a group program—and it completely sold out.

She now prefers one-on-one consults, where she can customize suggestions for individuals, so she focuses on those. She charges $450 for an initial appointment package and $250 for follow-ups.

Her work in building spaceships ebbs and flows—sometimes she’s busy with assembly and testing, and other times, she’s not. She schedules appointments when she’s got time and mental capacity, and starts a waiting list when necessary in order to avoid over committing.

While she’s helping spaceships take flight, she’s also helping people get well and building an asset for herself.


  • LisaAkers.com: Interested in learning more about herbs and naturopathic remedies? Check out Lisa's website!

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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"Being able to work with people and see their health change radically with a few recommended changes is very inspiring. It's a bit scary because of the self-doubt that people like me seem to face so often. But seeing that change happen is the best part of my day."
—Lisa Akers #SideHustleSchool

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