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Episode 309Shout Outs & Listener Q&A: Today we have a listener email from Yasmine in Belgium, and a listener voicemail from Nico in Vancouver. Also! I'd like to recommend The Art of Charm, an iTunes top 50 podcast about leveling up your life in all forms, especially in relationships. Topics covered on the show include everything from how to create confidence and get people to like you to biohacking—basically anything that will help you upgrade your brain so you can become a high-performer both at home and at work. They also have some big-name guests like Shaq, Russell Brand, Larry King, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye.
- Yasmine: "Hey Chris! I am sending you my story because you should know how much your podcast impacted me. After years of messing around, I finally found my side hustle idea: custom QR-code stickers helping people to get lost valued objects back. Currently, I only ship to Belgium. But if it gets big over here, who knows?! Thank you for all the inspiration you’ve been giving me with your podcast. I try to listen every day during my commutes to college." Nico: Nico has rented out his video and filmmaking equipment on online rental platforms in the past, but now he's built his own website catering to this need. So far, he's brought in around $500 with 16 different people renting from him, so it's off to a good start. Now he's looking for tips on automating the process and marketing opportunities that would help him build his platform.
EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK: Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 303 - A successful novelist teaches an online course about productivity for writers, reaching 3,700 students in year one
- Ep. 304 - Special Halloween episode! This family-owned shop in Los Angeles serves up fake meth labs and body parts to shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones… and it all started as a side hustle
- Ep. 305 - Had a broken keyboard, bought a broken keyboard: this corporate refugee relocates to Florida and kicks off a new hustle leading adult scooter tours
- Ep. 306 - A corporate HR professional turns his love for coffee into a fully brewed hustle
- Ep. 307 - When he can’t find someone to help him install a TV, this former construction company owner sets out to create a platform that connects homeowners and contractors
- Ep. 308 - When her first hustling attempt at a wellness blog fails to generate enough response, this active ER nurse shifts her focus and signs up 19 clients for nutrition coaching
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