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Weekly Recap: SHS Listener Earns $10,000/Month

In our eighteenth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 498

I recently had a conversation with Kathleen Shannon, who we featured in Ep. 404. Kathleen works 30 hours a week and wants to spend a lot of time in the gym. Her colleague, Emily, has a third business, in addition to her own and the one they operate together. For her, Kathleen absolutely doesn’t want a third business. Obviously, it’s not that either choice is right for everyone—for Emily, her colleague, the third business is right.

This relates to the concept of seasonality, which I try to stress every now and then. Sometimes in life, you want to emphasize one area or focus more than another, and then you switch. If you're looking for “balance,” I think it’s more important to think about it over the course of a year or another extended period of time, not in an average day.

In today's recap, we'll delve more into this topic of choosing your choices—listen to the Weekly Recap to learn more!


This week, we received a listener email from a side hustler named Anthony:

  • Anthony: "Hey, Chris! Just wanted to thank you—since listening, we have started four side hustles that individuals have done on your podcast. And the latest is on the way to bringing in $10,000/month!

    It's called Maids 2 Match our residential cleaning business in Dallas, TX. We got the idea from one of your featured guests, Chris Schwab (Ep. 87 - College Student Earns $20,000 a Month Cleaning Houses). Who I stalked on Facebook and picked his brain, and introduced me to a WHOLE community of people using this software called Launch27 for Lawncare, Pool Cleaning, moving business, dog walking, real estate. It preaches everything you mention about not trading time for money.

    Currently, we are in month 5 and bringing in $6,000/month. We've done Turo, Rover and a few others. Thanks in advance (and in general) and hope to hear from you soon!"

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. 492 - A college student with a new family to support reads between the lines and turns a $20 used textbook into almost $70,000 within two years. This episode will flip your lid!
  • Ep. 493 - Two former baseball players create a bat rental service, serving thousands of customers across the country
  • Ep. 494 - In her search for a side hustle, this college communications instructor turns to her love of journaling. She then learns to manufacture a custom product from overseas and sell it back at home
  • Ep. 495 - A university data developer starts a metal detecting agency with his kids. It goes on to help people recover over $100,000 worth of jewelry, while earning rewards for the family
  • Ep. 496 - Hair today, gone tomorrow: a Texas woman turns her Instagram account into a mane event
  • Ep. 497 - A pilot instructor harkens back to his youth by building a fun, safe space for kids of all ages to play paintball
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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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 sky-high success story of a six-figure drone coaching business that begins after a man crashes a drone into a parked car in New York City. Look out!
  • In search of extra income, an ESL teacher creates a game that shows students how to use phrasal verbs. Turn it up!
  • And so much more!

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