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WEEKLY RECAP: What Makes a Good Hustle

In the second weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons from this week of Side Hustle School and focus on one quality that sets good hustles apart from the rest.
Getting Started Good Ideas Side Hustle School Weekly Recap

Action Item:

When you finish this episode and go on with your day, ask yourself: how can I make someone’s life better? This kind of thinking is how many successful side hustles are made.

 

Remember, inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is much better.

Words of Wisdom

New hustlers often get frustrated when they make something that sounds good to them and then it doesn’t really take off. Then they give up, thinking they’re not suited for the side hustle world.

There are lots of reasons why something doesn’t take off, but a big one is that the project isn’t truly focused on someone else’s needs. You always have to think, "What's in it for them?" and build your project around that answer.

This Lesson in This Weeks' Episodes

All of the side hustle stories from this week are successful because they focused on the needs of their customers. For example, Cruzely (Ep. 8) was born out of Tanner’s experience, but the blog really has nothing to do with him. It’s all about other people who are going on cruises and their questions. And in Ep. 12, Steven’s app grew from his own frustration, but most people who use Routesy don’t know much about him. What they do know is that his app makes their lives better.

When you think you've landed on a good idea, ask yourself—how is this going to make someone’s life better?

Resources

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Quote of the Day
"People get frustrated when they make something that sounds good to them and then it doesn’t really take off. Often, this is because the project isn’t truly focused on someone else’s needs. You always have to think about what’s in it for them. "
—Chris Guillebeau #SideHustleSchool

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To infinity and beyond,

Chris Guillebeau