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WEEKLY RECAP: Before Beginning, Prepare Carefully

In our thirty-seventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: two days until the book comes out!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 260

This week we have a listener check in from Braulio and a of listener question from Giovanni:

  • Braulio: I just wanted to let you know over the past few months I've listen to side hustle school daily (as well as binge listen to the episodes prior to my discovery of it) and have really been thinking of what to do for my own side hustle. Today I took the plunge. I decided to start my own service to review resumes for students trying to find internships and entry-level jobs from college. I started my own website on Wix and am excited to see what turns out. Currently, I'm finishing my last year of my degree and saw this as a problem with many of my friends and classmates. I'm not sure how successful this will be yet but hope that I can find make some profit to help with extra expenses as a student and as well help some students along the way reach their goals!

  • Giovanni: Gio recently graduated and has landed a job in Silicon Valley, but he's already beginning to think of ways that he can create a side hustle. He's always thought about starting a side hustle, but he's never really known how to get started. Recently though, he's gotten an idea to start his own podcast specifically for college students in their junior and senior years. When he was in school he didn't really know what certain jobs entailed or what it took to get them, so he's looking to feature and interview people who have landed various jobs and discuss these topics so that students looking to specialize know which direction they'd like to take. What he's uncertain about is how to get started

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 into 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. 254 - A Toronto science teacher creates an attachable guitar amplifier that pairs with a smartphone, raising more than $250,000 and appearing on Dragon’s Den
  • Ep. 255 - For her first side hustle, a Washington, DC attorney creates an online course for new mothers returning to the world of work—and then finds a way to get employers to pay for it
  • Ep. 256 - Two friends get paid to post photos of their lunch on Instagram. No, really!
  • Ep. 257 - A construction project manager flies to China and invents a new kind of kayak that folds into its own backpack
  • Ep. 258 - Two sisters team up to create a side business with a social good component. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there… are you working on your hustle?
  • Ep. 259 - A longtime side hustler finds a way to get paid—a lot—for improving people’s online reputations
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


Side Hustle Publication Countdown:

In 2 days (September 19th!), my new book, Side Hustle, will launch—and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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 fantastic episode about a rogue financial analyst who turns his love of golf into a profitable side hustle that earns recurring, passive income
  • How a humanitarian worker in Cambodia discovers the life-changing magic of colorful hammocks and recruits two friends to import them to the U.S.
  • And so much more, so stay tuned!

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"If you want to start a side hustle but are feeling overwhelmed, take small incremental steps so that you're able to make progress over time. Before you know it, it won't feel like such a massive undertaking and you'll be that much closer to achieving your goal."

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