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Weekly Recap: When to Ignore Good Advice

In our thirty-third 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 596

This week, one of our featured stories (Ep. 592) said something particularly notable. I didn't include it in the episode itself, but reading through some notes later I noticed this quote:

"Advice from customers is great, but take it with a grain of salt and not as an absolute truth. What they want and what they will buy are two very different things.”

This is true. As important as it is to listen to your customers, you shouldn't let them dictate your next moves. You also shouldn't listen to people when they tell you that your idea is silly, or that it just won't work.

Listen to today's Weekly Recap to learn more why being told "you can't do this" is highly motivational, and why it always seems impossible until it's done.


This is a new segment we're trying out with the help of side hustlers that we've featured in the past. Today, we have an update from Julie Wilder, who was featured very early in the show on Ep. 6.

Julie publishes an annual astrology calendar and has seen a MAJOR increase in sales recently.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Julie and learn what's happened since she was 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. 590 - A teacher begins working part-time as a personal chef at children’s baking parties, then starts a magazine about healthy food. The project now brings in around $5,000/month in recurring income
  • Ep. 591 - Rise and shine! A petroleum engineer finds the perfect item to resell on Amazon. He goes on to sell $300,000 worth of the humble coffee grinder
  • Ep. 592 - After creating course materials for a forgotten group of educators, this agricultural teacher now earns a significant income from a growing business
  • Ep. 593 - He panicked whenever he saw his phone battery running out, but he could never find the right power bank to fit his needs—so he decided to power-up and make his own
  • Ep. 594 - A husband and wife clean up with a homemade soap side hustle that’s no lathering matter. It’s currently earning $50,000 a month!
  • Ep. 595 - When she found out she had high cholesterol, she knew it was time to make a change in her life. Learning to make an extra $2,000/month telling people about it came along as an unexpected bonus
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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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:

  • The buzzworthy journey of Minnesotan bees and their keepers. These hardy bees don’t mess around—last year they produced $150,000 in sweet profits!
  • A self-described "avocado queen" who earns $45,000 after inventing a special kind of spreadable granola
  • And much more!

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