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Weekly Recap: Listeners Are Taking Action!

In our forty-fifth 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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Episode 323
Listener Updates:

Today we have listener updates from Audrey and Devon:

  • Audrey: "I just wanted to share my Side Hustle progress with you. The day after I finished reading Side Hustle, I decided to reach out to 15 companies to see if they would like to utilize my services, which is helping small businesses maintain an online presence by posting on their social media accounts for them. Within only 30 minutes, I got a callback! I was completely unprepared for the call, but they ended up wanting to move forward and I officially got my first client! It's only an additional few hundred dollars per month, and we are on a month-to-month contract, so they could end at anytime—nonetheless, getting such a quick response motivated me to keep going.

    Devon: "Well, it's all happening! I am using Kickstarter to fund the first print-run of FLUSTER, and hope to turn it into a side-hustle. 

    Fluster is a social card game that uses unusual questions to inspire thought-provoking and hilarious conversations. It creates memorable and deeply connective moments between humans.

    So, we're now live on Kickstarter! Needless to say, we're pretty excited, and it's all hands on deck. I dream of the day I can say I became a side-hustler. And I appreciate your part in helping me get to this point where I can say that it feels like it's actually on the horizon with over $6,500 from 156 backers!"

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. 317 - After spending 20+ years as a scout and volunteer, a woman creates a series of resources for troop leaders. Selling at just $3-5 an item, she earns $3,000-3,500 each month
  • Ep. 318 - A frustrated office worker “throws shade” on her feelings about coming to work each day—then gets paid for her complaints
  • Ep. 319 - A Canadian landscaper lands on the side hustle trifecta: passion, skill, and opportunity. He eventually uses his new income to quit his job and travel to 10 countries
  • Ep. 320 - After previous side hustle attempts ended in failure, a lifelong corporate employee studies his LinkedIn connections and finds a profitable idea
  • Ep. 321 - After feeling jealous over a friend’s boat outing, a San Diego student creates a sharing economy platform to connect adventurers with gear
  • Ep. 322 - A marketing exec sits on a domain name for 11 years before finally turning it into a profitable coupon finding site
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


Weekly Update:

Make a plan to start your hustle in 27 days or less!

You need more than one source of income. You need a side hustle. Side Hustle builds on the lessons from the show and presents a step-by-step, 27-day plan to help you create a new source of income without quitting your day job.

The book is out at a bookstore near you (or purchase it online!), and I'm also about to start the tenth week of my 100-city book tour! My bags are packed, and my first stop this week is in Newark (join me!). I hope to see you on the road! Here's where I'll be next:

  • Nashville, TN - November 20th
  • Los Angeles, CA - November 27th
  • Santa Barbara, CA - November 28th

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:

  • A Texas man puts a bounce in his step by finding a uniquely profitable niche. This bouncy hustle earns multiple six-figures in its first year
  • It started with a single Legend of Zelda playing card she drew for a friend and posted on Reddit—then it became a side hustle selling more than 6,400 full decks
  • A Thanksgiving baking tradition turns into a $10,000 seasonal side hustle

Do you have a side hustle story you'd like to share? Fill out the Side Hustle School submission form and your story may be featured on the show!

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