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Animal Lover Breeds Rabbits; Graduates College Debt Free

No, it’s not a lop-sided story: this college student pays her way through school by raising rabbits. Hop to it!
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What It's About

A college student uses her knowledge of rabbits to hustle her way to graduating debt-free.

Business Model
Service
Skills Required
Animal Care & Training
Complexity
Medium
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

In order to know what to charge for her courses, Leah decided upon a simple plan we can all learn from. She researched her audience to find their average household income per month and decided what she felt was a realistic percentage to charge for both parties and the information within.

Fun Fact

Did you know there are an estimated 6.1 million pet rabbits in the United States alone? Celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Sienna Miller, and Michael Jordan have all owned rabbits too!

Notes from Chris

Episode 227

When Leah Lynch was sixteen years old she was working a retail job around her high school studies to make a little extra cash on the side. Like so many teenage retail jobs, the work was boring, unfulfilling and making minimum wage didn’t seem to be taking her in the direction that she wanted to go. But what else could a teenager do?

One day while researching alternatives she stumbled across a peculiar breed of rabbits called French Lops. These are some talented rabbits, and she thought she’d try breeding these animals for herself.

Leah then got to work on building up her rabbitry and set about learning what it took to breed these rabbits safely, correctly and to a show quality standard, then selling them for a profit.

After a while, there was a joke in her family that these rabbits would pay for her college tuition. Little did they know that joke would become reality, and she graduated completely debt free from the profits while making over $5,000 per school year in spending money.


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Quote of the Day
"Start with one to two livestock or income generating projects. Get known for those then expand. If you try to much at one time you will be good or ok at many but not great at what you do. That is what makes you memorable and will bring people back time after time."
—Leah Lynch #SideHustleSchool

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