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Weekly Recap: Should You Ever Buy Someone Else’s Business?

In our twenty-sixth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
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Episode 547

Would you say that there's ever a "normal week" in your life? Is there ever a time where things go exactly as planned, without disruptions, and you're not stressed about work? You have time for yourself, time for your side hustle, and everything is just going nice and easy?

Well, maybe that happens for some people all the time, most of us have a lot of disruptions.

In today's recap, we'll talk more about how to carve out more time for yourself while working a full-time job and a side hustle. Tune in to the Weekly Recap to learn more!


This week we had a listener question in the form of a voicemail from Jeff in California:

  • Jeff has been listening to the show for a while now and has been finding a lot of fantastic advice and inspiration in it. He's a Biologist by trade, and his side hustle offers resume services for early career Biologists. While he's hoping to share more about his side hustle soon, he has a question about website brokers—services that buy and sell websites.

    Why not just take the money you have and buy a business that is already generating a monthly income and maintain it? Can this be a viable side hustle?

  • The best answer is "Yes and no"—listen to today's episode 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. 541 - A full-time personal trainer takes her ‘breakfast of champions’ to the next level with pancakes that put the ‘pro’ in protein
  • Ep. 542 - Joining Crossfit community changed this stay-at-home dad’s life, so he wanted to give back… and preferably get paid along the way. He finds the solution in sourcing gym chalk from an overseas supplier
  • Ep. 543 - After marrying a woman who was born deaf, an actor and musician starts a side hustle captioning theater performances
  • Ep. 533 - A traffic engineer begins shooting wedding photography to make some cash on the side, but it’s his niche tutorial website that earns the real money… at least until it doesn’t
  • Ep. 545 - When a college student learns to cook, she documents her recipes online, earning more than $1,000/month
  • Ep. 546 - A CPA and Side Hustle School listener learns to start her own subscription box. In less than a year, it brings in more than $5,000/month!
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • In just one year, this Google product manager earns an extra $100,000 by providing marketing services on Fiverr.com. Learn his tips to hack the platform for yourself!
  • In an age of endless distractions, an editor for Superdry found she was reading fewer books. By creating a subscription book club, she now sends new titles to more than 300 people each month
  • And so much more!

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"For a lot of people, there’s never a ‘normal’ week. You have to start where you are, even if there are a lot of disruptions in your life."

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