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WEEKLY RECAP: Hungry Crossfitters, Monogrammed Scarves, & Cat Portraits

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

Episode 225

This week we have listener questions from Tom and Erin:

  • Tom is a middle school Math and Robotics teacher by day, and he does freelance voice over work by night. He says his story is very similar to Parker's story in Ep. 5 since he's also on Fiverr, and he's at a point where his prices are relatively high raking in $4-600/month with just 10-12 orders. He recently received a voice-over request through his website though, and he ended up accepting that payment through PayPal. His question—what are the pros and cons of going through a service like Fiverr where they take a percentage of his revenue vs. handling his own payments through PayPal where he doesn't have a guarantee of payment?
  • Erin started two blogs using affiliate programs after listening to Side Hustle School, but while she's been getting some sales and a lot of click throughs, about 80% of the click-throughs aren't generating any income for her. She's not quite sure why some things are generating income while most of them are not, and she's looking for resources that would better explain the Amazon Affiliate Program so that she can best utilize this channel.

**Tune into the Weekly Recap to hear my responses to Tom and Erin.

If you have something you'd like to ask me or an update you'd like to share, 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!


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

  • Ep. 219 - Frustrated by the lack of real food bars devoid of added sugar and weird ingredients they couldn’t pronounce, two hungry fitness enthusiasts create their own tasty paleo bars and hustle their way to multiple six-figures
  • Ep. 220 - After raising millions of dollars through crowdfunding at his day job, one man leverages his knowledge to start a side hustle helping others launch successful campaigns
  • Ep. 221 - Trying to wrap the world in a little more love, a TV Producer starts a side hustle slinging personalized monogrammed scarves and giving a percent of her proceeds to charities benefiting education
  • Ep. 222 - Fascinated by Balinese culture, a San Francisco native starts an import business to help preserve traditional art
  • Ep. 223 - A 21-year-old college student combines her obsession with pets and love for painting to pay her way through school with customized animal portraits
  • Ep. 224 - A German couple create a personalized jewelry shop taking the fleeting memories of childhood and turning them into gorgeous memories that last forever
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • Starbucks employee creates a six-figure hustle helping breweries and eventually quits his job
  • An animal lover breeds rabbits and is able to use that money to graduate from college completely debt free
  • Marketing coordinator realizes her lifelong dream of starting her own magazine

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