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WEEKLY RECAP: 48 Hustle Ideas to Get You Started

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

Episode 239

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."
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. 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
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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The book builds on the lessons from the show and presents a step-by-step, 27-day plan to help you create a new source of income without quitting your day job.


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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