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WEEKLY RECAP: Pay Attention to the Ideas In Your Head!

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

Episode 232

This week we have listener questions from Sarah in Ottawa, Canada and Randy in San Mateo, CA:

  • Sarah is looking to start a side hustle as a copywriter because she loves to write and uses it in her current day job in the health field. She's heard that LinkedIn is a great resource for copywriters, but she's hesitant to use it for this purpose because she's not sure if it would be appropriate for her to add that she's starting a side hustle as a copywriter while working at her day job. Her question—what is the proper etiquette for someone managing a side hustle with a full-time job?
  • Randy is having issues finding enough people to Beta test his app, and he's wondering what kind of resources are available to someone looking for people to test out their service. For those of you who may not have caught it, we actually featured Randy and his side hustle back in Ep. 154. I think this is a great project that could benefit from traditional PR like Helpareporter.com.

**Tune into the Weekly Recap to hear my responses to Sarah and Randy.

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. 226 - A Starbucks employee with a love for Pacific Northwest beer stumbles upon a profitable endeavor helping breweries become compliant with website age verification
  • Ep. 227 - No, it’s not a lop-sided story: this college student pays her way through school by raising rabbits. Hop to it!
  • Ep. 228 - Upon losing her job, this Washington, DC government analyst and fashion lover didn’t panic… she started a side hustle
  • Ep. 229 - A man grows a beard, and the rest is history. We weren’t sure about this bearded side hustling story, but then it grew on us
  • Ep. 230 - Introducing the high-end toothbrush with low startup costs: this man earns $1,000 a month on the side. Total startup costs were just $760!
  • Ep. 231 - A new mother starts a magazine about bravery and vulnerability
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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Each week I'll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week:

  • A media producer receives national attention when she tries her hand at making edible fidget spinner cookies
  • A marketing director for a Connecticut health facility converts her passion for unique, vintage finds into a reselling side hustle
  • Low overhead and minimal time commitments earn big avocados for a geofilter marketing service
  • In the face of adversity, a woman creates a series of online courses teaching the art of baking sourdough bread. Stop loafing around! If she can do it, you can too

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