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USPS Mail Carrier Makes Clay Imprints for New Parents

How a USPS mail carrier and court interpreter created an $800/month hustle serving new and expectant parents.
Arts & Crafts Creative Marketing Unique Ideas

What It's About

A USPS mail carrier learns to make clay imprints of newborns' hands and feet.

Business Model
Arts & Crafts
Skills Required
Resourcefulness & Business Savvy
Complexity
Low
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

When you depend on something for your income and you’re not making enough, you very naturally get stressed and can begin to panic. Alecs originally hoped to be able to make and sell imprints full-time. Unfortunately, that proved to be a hard challenge to overcome, at least so far, and she was disappointed.

But when that thing is something extra or additional, you begin to think of the same amount of money as more of a bonus...and it feels a lot better.

Long ago on my blog, I showed how you can go anywhere in the world within a year by saving just $2 a day. Well, $800 a month can do that for you in just 2 months.

Fun Fact

Part of why Alecs' Imprints side hustle works so well is because it caters to the pride that parents feel in welcoming a new life to the world.

And as Alecs learned, once parents purchase an imprint of the first one, they'll almost certainly purchase them for any additional children that come along. It’s not that expensive so it becomes an automatic purchase—and then it becomes a lead generation tool as well, since new parents will tell expectant parents about it.

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Quote of the Day
"My work is not a need, it's a luxury, but I love the fact that I can help people preserve a moment in time."
—Alecs Variny #SideHustleSchool

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