What It's About
A busy mom becomes delivers baby gear to families visiting the Chicago area
Words of Wisdom
Lindsey got her start on Babierge, a niche starter platform focused on helping traveling families and those who host them. The fact that Lindsey was able to start quickly, earn back her $1,000 investment, and now make $500 a month while she does everything else shows why these platforms are so powerful.
Making extra cash is always great, but for Lindsey, it's also been a lot of fun starting this side hustle while having flexibility with her 3-year-old daughter. Her daughter often joins her on deliveries, which is not something that could happen at her day job.
Notes from Chris
The challenge of starter platforms is that you run the risk of your income being fairly limited. The benefit is that you can start right now. This is why as you make decisions, you need to relate them to your goals. Some people want extra income. Some people want reliable, sustainable income... something that earns money for them and becomes an asset. Others want to match the income from their day job or exceed it and maybe even quit that day job. If your goal is one of the second things, then you shouldn’t stay on starter platforms for too long. Use what you learn to build something for yourself. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Babierge: the platform Lindsey uses to list her services
- Oil & Gas Rep Makes $40,000 Posting Pinterest Photos: the true story of another money-making mom
- USPS Mail Carrier Makes Clay Imprints for New Parents: a creative project that earns $800/month
- The Mompreneur Show: a live, weekly show for everyone navigating the dual worlds of parenting and hustling
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