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Weekly Recap: That’s a Wrap, 2017—See You Next Year!

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Episode 365
GRATITUDE & TAKING ACTION IN 2018:

Welcome to episode #365! It’s the end of the year! 364 days ago we began this podcast with a mission: to bring you story after story of people creating freedom and options—and making money—without quitting their job. I can hardly believe it myself, but … we did it.

We’re going to keep this recap short and sweet because 2018 will start with a bang. Mostly I want to say thank you. What a joy it’s been to bring you this show!

I'd also like to add a special acknowledgment for year-long listeners who have been with us from the beginning and binge listeners like @AerocityMusic who sent in the tweet below. 341 episodes in 10 days!!

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What if you've been listening to the show—learning and enjoying the stories—but you actually didn't take action in 2017? Well, here's my response to that:

That's okay! We all go through different seasons in life—sometimes we're in a season of learning, sometimes we're just absorbing something, and later, it becomes more relevant. Tomorrow is a new day—and a new year!


SIDE HUSTLE SCHOOL'S GREATEST HITS:

We've had an absolute cornucopia of amazing stories this year, but here are our 10 most popular episodes of 2017 according to Google Analytics!

  • Ep. 2 - British Man Earns $700/Month Writing Fish Tank Reviews
  • Ep. 107 - Snuggling for Dollars: It’s Not What You Think
  • Ep. 150 - Diamond in the Rough: Engagement Ring Hunt Turns Into Hustle
  • Ep. 156 - Army Veteran Makes $650,000 Advertising Apps
  • Ep. 255 - Lawyer Creates Online Course for Mothers Returning to Work
  • Ep. 310 - 13-Year-Old Australian Creates Schoolyard Lollipop Fortune
  • Ep. 311 - Former Construction Inspector Earns $200,000 Helping Students Pass Exams
  • Ep. 317 - Lifelong Girl Scout Earns Her Side Hustle Badge (And $3,500/Month)
  • Ep. 332 - Florida Woman Gets Paid to Remove Poisonous Frogs
  • Ep. 338 - Letters-from-Santa Hustles Down Chimney

  • EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK:

    Missed a couple of episodes in the craziness that is the holiday season? Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Feel free to catch up whenever you get a moment, and get ready for a whole new batch of stories and inspiration in the new year.

    • Ep. 359 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Despite getting paid only in cookies, this cheerful man has been making seasonal deliveries for more than 700 years. How does he do it??
    • Ep. 360 - After spotting a viral Kickstarter campaign for men’s rompers, two young professionals decide to create their own fashion line
    • Ep. 361 - A Dutch cryptocurrency enthusiastic takes to YouTube to explain it to his countrymen, earning commissions from tools and resources he endorses
    • Ep. 362 - When a NYC banker sets out to create a drinkable pickle juice, it turns into a big dill. You’ll relish the lessons from this story!
    • Ep. 363 - A South African engineer obsessed with efficiency uses the Internet of Things to create a reliable source of recurring revenue
    • Ep. 364 - A corporate employee goes on a mission to bring laughter to corporations and improve their company culture
    Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

    Yours in the revolution,

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If you're interested in joining the Side Hustle Society, visit our Society page to get notified when it goes live!

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