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WEEKLY RECAP: Work for $1,000 or Make $500 Passively?

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

Episode 246

This week we had a check in from a listener named Kaitlin:

  • Thank YOU so much for this show. I am a busy mom of two boys under two. Your show has inspired me to start taking the small amount of free time I have to do something for myself. Though I don't know exactly what my side hustle will be, I do know it will revolve around my obsession with modern cloth diapers. I started building my brand/community on Instagram less than two months ago (@modernbottombabies) and it is going GREAT. I've focused on organic growth and sharing what I love. I have already had the opportunity to work with some awesome brands. Thank you for giving me the push I needed! Now I just have to figure something out to generate income and take the leap!

    Check out Kaitlin's cloth diaper resource website, Modern Bottom Babies!
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Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 240 - A Canadian hospitality employee creates a line of tempting teas that grow to sell $60,000-80,000 a month on Amazon.com
  • Ep. 241 - After being diagnosed with diabetes, a food blogger creates a sugar-free line of ketchup alternatives
  • Ep. 242 - A crowdfunded project to transform LA comedy to households across the country becomes a big success
  • Ep. 243 - Looking to add more time to her day, an avid language lover and teacher takes what she uses in the classroom to share it with a larger audience, earning $500/month in the process
  • Ep. 244 - In need of some routine before returning to her job as an Ultrasound Technician, a new mother creates a side business focused on self-care coaching
  • Ep. 245 - 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
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 college student starts a blog, grows it for 7 years while he works full-time at Target, and now makes more than half a million dollars a year
  • A dermatologist enlists the help of his whole family to create an e-commerce site
  • How a Facebook post leads a bodybuilder to an incredibly successful side hustle pedaling a protein powder with a secret ingredient...ground up crickets

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