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WEEKLY RECAP: Baseballs, Rocket Science, and Personal Shopping

In our thirty-first weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: a listener asks about her dog’s Instagram account.
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Notes from Chris

Episode 218

This week we have listener questions from Alissa in Minneapolis, MN and Justin:

  • Alissa is a writer by trade, and she currently has a corporate job which she loves. However, she figures that if she can make some money doing other things she enjoys on the side, why not? She started a tutoring business which has been going well, but she recently started blogging through the voice of her dog and both her blog and Instagram account have received a positive response. She just signed up to be an Amazon affiliate so that she can monetize her blog, but she's not sure if she should stick to pet-related products since it's a blog told through the voice of her dog or if she should look for best-selling items and place those and other high priced products strategically on her blog.

  • Justin is looking to start a side hustle because he wants to have the option to work part-time whenever he'd like and invest his future in something of his own creation, but he's struggling in the 'idea phase' of side hustle development. He's looking for any helpful tips that could help him get started.
**Tune into the Weekly Recap to hear my responses to Alissa and Justin.

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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. 212 - A Maryland high-school student parlays his love of baseball into a lucrative sports memorabilia side hustle
  • Ep. 213 - An entertainment industry professional transforms her body butter holiday gifts into a quickly growing Etsy store and craft show side hustle
  • Ep. 214 - Two friends in Germany create a side hustle manufacturing funeral urns that double as personalized works of art
  • Ep. 215 - 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
  • Ep. 216 - This clothing subscription service delivers a box of children’s clothes to parents in The Netherlands each month. It’s a close-knit competition, but you’re tailored to win!
  • Ep. 217 - Tired of a road warrior’s tangle of cables and plugs, a Hong-Kong-based entrepreneur makes chargers and adapters truly current
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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