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Weekly Recap: Should You Open a Retail Store While Working a Job?

In our eighth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: introductions from new Society members!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 421

I recently received a great email from Rachel. She has a question that a number or people have asked in different ways, but I love the way that she phrased it. Here's what Rachel had to say:

  • Hi Chris! Today, I was filled with excitement as I opened my Amazon box to the bright, yellow cover of your book. I can’t wait to dig in! My question for you: is it possible to create a side hustle for a brick-and-mortar business while maintaining your day job? It seems like many people’s success is with low overhead online businesses, but my dream is to open a wellness studio. Am I biting off too much to chew with a side hustle of this nature?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this!
It’s certainly possible to do that and indeed a lot of folks have done so. It's just harder than something that's strictly online, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. If it's right for you and you can handle it, don't let anyone dissuade you.

If you can be dissuaded or for anyone else out there wondering about this, listen to the Weekly Recap to learn more!

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. 415 - A college student turns inspiration into a profitable business, motivating the masses with positive quotes on customized sticky pads
  • Ep. 416 - Frustrated with climbing the corporate ladder, a marketer finds adventure waiting for her at the bottom when she starts a travel planning service for women
  • Ep. 417 - She only needs to make $3,000. But when she turns to a side hustle to fill the French Bulldog shaped hole in her life, she ends up making six-figures
  • Ep. 418 - By focusing on a specific group of readers—and understanding their core needs—a blog about natural living and saving money earns $3,000/month
  • Ep. 419 - When health issues end a construction career for one of them, two Canadian brothers start an online leather shop selling high-quality goods
  • Ep. 420 - An outdoors enthusiast discovers side hustle success when he cuts through the thicket and launches a “kayak by night” tour service
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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This online training program is designed to take you step by step through starting a side hustle project of your own, and it's also going to be an online community where you can connect with other side hustlers, make introductions, and get peer feedback.

We'll be opening round two on Tuesday, February 27th, so visit our Society page if you're interested in being a part of a strong and supportive side hustle community!

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 California-based professional uses her autoimmune disease to learn about healthy performance food, creating two businesses in the process
  • When a young woodworker receives a wooden bow tie as a gift, he’s unimpressed. After making his own, he earns $20,000 while going to high school full-time
  • And so much more!

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