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WEEKLY RECAP: Author Visits 100 Cities; Records Podcast Every Day

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

Episode 274

This week we have listener check ins from Brittany and Valerie:

  • Brittany: Hello! I heard Chris speak this past week and have basically devoured Side Hustle. I had NO idea what the contents would inspire, and I am now 3 hours away from my launch of a new program inspired by this book and Chris. (All within 48 hours of the book purchase!) I just wanted to say thank you. Very excited to see what comes in the next 48 hours of my life since the past 48 have been so epic.

  • Valerie: Hi Chris! Thanks so much for the NY event last night. I really enjoyed it and wanted to take a moment to let you know that I'm feeling quite inspired.  I'm the woman at the very end of the book signing line who is working on the online event planning toolkit. I thought you would like to know that I took your words to just start even though things are not quite ready.  Although the Event Toolkit isn't completed, I told several people about it last night and lo and behold, I got a private coaching client. I'm very excited, and I hope to be able to send you something about a successful outcome of my side hustle in the near future.  All the very best with your new book—I love it. Thanks again!!

    Also, speaking of tour stops—have you seen the Good Morning America feature from my stop in my hometown of Portland? Watch it here!

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. 268 - It begins as a product for Orthodox Jewish women. It goes on to serve cancer patients, Broadway performers, and drag queens, earning “fringe benefits” and $4,000/month
  • Ep. 269 - A childhood love of archery becomes a lifelong adult side business
  • Ep. 270 - After returning to Canada following a stint in Argentina, this eager student creates a language-learning platform that earns $350,000 in year one
  • Ep. 271 - Two freelance writers use their wit with words to write wedding vows for tongue-tied brides, grooms, and sometimes even the best man
  • Ep. 272 - A PR consultant in Long Beach, California, earns an extra $20,000/year producing an annual “restaurant week” that brings together chefs and new diners
  • Ep. 273 - Two college friends create StudyBox, a care package for all those late-night cram session needs
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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The book is out at a bookstore near you (or purchase it online!), and I'm also about to start the second week of my 100-city book tour! Today, I'm over the pond in London for my stop at WeWork Paddington on the 3rd (join me!), and I hope to see you on the road! Here's where I'll be next:

  • Atlanta, GA - October 6th
  • Miami, FL - October 7th
  • Phoenix, AZ - October 8th
  • Chicago, IL - October 9th

Don’t See Your City? Use the form at the bottom of this page, and let me know where I should go next! I’ll use your input to decide on future book tour stops. If we get enough people together in your city, I’ll be there!

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:

  • After spotting an unusual watch design while on vacation in Aruba, an enterprising teen and his friend go on to hustle their way to making five-figures
  • An American teaching in Taiwan tells tales of foreign lands, packaging them in a series of books for children back home
  • And so much more, so stay tuned!

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