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Weekly Recap: Do You REALLY Need a Facebook Page?

In our twenty-second 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 519

This week, we received listener voicemails from Dave, Chris, and Brenna:

  • Dave: "Hey, Chris! I just wanted to say that I'm binge listening to the show on the weekends like I usually do when I'm working around the house. Love the show, love the inspiration—keep up the good work!"
  • Chris was one of the original podcasters, but what he's working on now is a Kickstarter football board game called Friday Night Legends. He recently met his Kickstarter goal, and now he's working on getting the word out!
  • Brenna has a question about the pros and cons of having a social media page like Facebook for your side hustle. In Ep. 404, the Being Boss podcasting duo decided to close down their Facebook page, and she's wondering if there are certain side hustles that really benefit from having a Facebook page or if the whole thing is unnecessary.
  • In today's recap, we'll delve more into this topic of whether or not you really need a Facebook page—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. 513 - When an Ontario man finds himself dreaming of a car he can’t afford, he buys it anyway—then rents it out half the time to earn an extra $15,000 in 2017
  • Ep. 514 - A pediatric dentist joins forces with her husband to sell sugar-free caramels. Starting from a goal of selling 100 bags at a local market, they go on to earn $100,000 in 2017
  • Ep. 515 - She spent years dreaming of building her own property in California. To turn the dream into a reality, she started a side hustle by applying the skills she’d gained in operating a bakery
  • Ep. 516 - While browsing the candle aisle at Target, a social worker discovers an illuminating opportunity to make money
  • Ep. 517 - An 18 year old in the UK goes from idea to action with his fitness-meets-fashion athletic brand in just over a year
  • Ep. 518 - When her day job no longer provides her with joy, a speech pathologist creates an online store that helps others make every day more like the weekend
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:

  • He’d always dreamed of making a million dollars–but could he achieve it selling his services for just $5? Thanks to a penchant for naming things, he’s well on his way
  • Backpacks that bring fashion to the mountains earn a Colorado couple an additional $2,500 a month while also feeding the homeless
  • And so much more!

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Quote of the Day
"You don’t NEED a Facebook page or any other social media presence. However, it’s a pretty easy thing to set up—so unless you hate Facebook, spend 15 minutes and get it done."

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