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Episode 239LISTENER SHOUTOUTS: This week we had a check in from a listener named Katie:
- "I just made $25 on Upwork! It doesn't sound like much, but this full-time paralegal and mom of an infant is beginning her side hustle. Why did I start? Because my family has debt and I want to help my husband pay it off. This is the first step in giving my son a more secure financial future. Don't know if I'll be a VA as my side hustle or something else, but I have to start somewhere."
EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK: Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 233 - A media producer receives national attention when she tries her hand at making edible fidget spinner cookies
- Ep. 234 - A marketing director for a Connecticut health facility converts her passion for unique, vintage finds into a reselling side hustle
- Ep. 235 - Low overhead and minimal time commitments earn big avocados for a geofilter marketing service
- Ep. 236 - A style-savvy police officer creates a fashionable subscription service serving men and women nationwide
- Ep. 237 - 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
- Ep. 238 - Knowledge of local culture—and an extended Moroccan family—help an IT manager set up a side business importing and selling jewelry
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Here's what's coming up next...
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 Canadian hospitality employee creates a line of tempting teas that grow to sell $60,000-80,000 a month on Amazon.com
- How a food blogger creates a sugar-free line of ketchup alternatives after being diagnosed with diabetes and lands her products in major stores across the country
- After teaching himself to roast coffee—nearly burning down his apartment in the process—a California man gets creative and uses a social network to grow his hustle
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