What It's About
A PR specialist moonlights as a tunes spinner and rocks the bank.
Words of Wisdom
Reena's tip to success: scheduling. She schedules and prioritizes everything, and her biggest secret is waking up early in the morning. She finds that the more she can tackle early, the more she can get done. While she doesn’t always complete everything on her “to do” list, she keeps moving forward.
Reena uses Asana to help boost her productivity. Asana is a project management application available on web and mobile that was founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein in 2008.
Notes from Chris
Episode 313While her entry into the DJ world was purely by accident, a side hustle was fate for Reena Goodwin. During the week, she handles the marketing for an independent all-girls school, but on the weekends, you’ll find Reena spinning tunes at weddings and events through her side hustle DJ Goodwin. Although she has more than 10 years experience working in the music industry, Reena never imagined she would actually "play" music… but in May 2010, she organized the first Clampdown dance party in Cleveland and DJ’d her first gig. She was so nervous during her first gig she thought she might never DJ for hire again, but for her second job, she onboarded her then-fiancee, now-husband to work alongside her, and they’ve been a DJ duo ever since. While some months are quieter than others—not many people are getting married in January—Reena charges a base rate starting at $200/hour and with DJing about 20 to 25 gigs a year, makes an annual profit of about $30,000.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- DJ Goodwin: See what's spinning on Reena's DJ website
- FACTEUR PR: Learn more about Reena's PR studio on her website
- Asana: The scheduling and task tracking tool that Reena used to keep all of her ducks in a row
- Traktor: The program that Reena uses to mix her playlists
- Mamy Rock DJ & Sumiko: If you're thinking that DJing is just for the young, check out these two older female DJs who prove that it's never too late to try something new and exciting
- How to Become a DJ: The Beginner's Guide: Interested in starting a DJing side hustle of your own? Here's a comprehensive guide to help you get started
- Lawyer Earns $400/Month With Stock Music Side Hustle: An online music marketplace offers a young lawyer an opportunity to fulfill his dreams of having his music heard, and also provides him with a new source of passive income
- $10,000 Side Hustle Helps Musician Land Full-Time Job: A classically trained musician creates affordable options for music students in search of quality music demos
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