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WEEKLY RECAP: What’s the Best Platform to Sell On?

In our forty-first 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 288

This week we have a listener check in from Melissa and listener voice messages from Jessica and Sam:

  • Melissa wanted to touch base regarding an idea she had shared earlier in the year. She went ahead with setting up a website for her accounting practice and simply called it Side Hustle Accounting—providing Australian tax advice and encouragement for Side Hustlers and entrepreneurs in Australia. Since officially launching in July, she averages 1 new client per week!
  • Jessica is interested in starting a side hustle selling professional documents and forms and offering professional document prep services which is awesome since it's a service that is much needed, but she's having a hard time deciding what platform would be best to sell her goods.

    Links from my response to Jessica: Etsy & Creative Market
  • Sam is a musician in St. Louis who often finds it challenging to locate a space to practice music in since he lives in an apartment where that level of noise would not be appreciated by his neighbors. Naturally, this got him thinking about a solution to his problem, and he's considering using the Airbnb model to create a service that would allow people to rent out their practice spaces for musicians in need.
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. 282 - When mosquitoes attack, this marketing manager creates a wristband to ward them off. The project is a swarming success!
  • Ep. 283 - Ever been annoyed at someone who double-parks? This Los Angeles designer turned his frustration into a novelty gift item with growing sales
  • Ep. 284 - Two New York City event planners and dessert fiends create a festival series focused on their love of sugary goodness
  • Ep. 285 - To make a living in the arts, this museum educator gets creative and says “Yes, and?” to the idea of her own hustle
  • Ep. 286 - While struggling to pay his student loans, this enterprising graduate finds a way to “round up” his spare change to a six-figure side income
  • Ep. 287 - A couple in Ottawa learn to “upcycle” unused furniture, working extra hours whenever they want and getting paid for something they’d do for free
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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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 trip to the mall at age 10 turns into a long-term hustle buying and reselling popular sneakers
  • How an Oregon woman gets paid to clean animal skulls with flesh-eating beetles...yeah, you read that right!
  • And so much more, so stay tuned!

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