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Weekly Recap: Will People Pay for History Lessons?

In our fortieth 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 645

Greetings! In this week's Side Hustle School recap, I respond to a listener question from Jerome:

"I think I'll be able to execute, but finding good ideas remains difficult. I am more of a jack of all trades, master of none (I work as a corporate finance advisor). The one thing that does really interest me is history. Have you ever heard about a side hustle related to this subject? People won't pay for online history lessons..."

I think: where there's a will, there's a way. You'd be surprised at what people will pay for. In fact, we've even featured some lessons of people who get paid for their knowledge of history.

To hear more, check out today's Weekly Recap.

P.S. I'm running a marathon today! Follow along with my Instagram Stories at @193countries.


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 Dale Janée, who was featured on the show in Ep. 143.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Dale herself!

You can also check out her website, Savvy Sleepers.

Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 639 - From the local farmers market to the kitchens of major tech corporations—this granola recipe isn’t good, it’s grrrrrrr-eat!
  • Ep. 640 - For years, she wanted her own side hustle—and she finally uncovered it in a drawer of intimate apparel
  • Ep. 641 - Taking advantage of some downtime, this Alberta firefighter picks up a chainsaw and begins carving out life-sized wooden bears. He sells his creations to universities, restaurants, and anyone who wants a unique (and large!) handcrafted item
  • Ep. 642 - After a false start with an online course that fails to sell, a DJ in Germany takes a risk with a more controversial product—and finally finds the right beat
  • Ep. 643 - A trip to South America inspired this pet supplies manager to launch his own “free” walking tour company
  • Ep. 644 - Fall into a hole and don’t come out until your work is complete! These three friends create daylong, distraction-free zones for the masses
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:

  • A niche market of photographers who use analog film hasn’t had a one-stop shop for all the supplies they need—at least until this UK sales manager develops one in partnership with his mom and sister
  • Yes, really: this Pennsylvania couple rents out 2,000 chickens to people interested in urban homesteading. It’s a side hustle worth clucking about!
  • And much more!

Do you have a side hustle story you'd like to share? Fill out the Side Hustle School submission form and your story may be featured on the show!

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