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Weekly Recap: Give the Gift of Podcasts

In our forty-eighth 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 701

Well, everyone, we made it to 700 episodes! Our starting date of January 1, 2017 still feels like yesterday ... but actually, it was 699 days ago. I'm so glad to be able to make Side Hustle School for you every day! 🎉🙏🏼

Over here I'm heading out on my Annual Review, where I spend much of the week reflecting on the year that's ending and making plans for the year to come. If you'd like to learn how to do your own review, check out this new post on my blog.

Also, this week on the podcast featured a dog lover who makes up to $250,000 a year selling "dog threads"—AKA matching clothing for dogs and the humans who love them.

On another note, are you still wondering what to get someone this holiday season? Give them a podcast! (Good news: it's free.)

This is especially great for all those people who want "experiences, not stuff." Podcasts are a great experience! Check out GiftofPodcast.com to share Side Hustle School or any other podcast for free.

To learn more about this and everything else, check out today's Weekly Recap!


Today, we have an update from Chris Wilson, who was featured on the show in Ep. 81.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Chris himself!

You can also check out his website, Chris Wilson Studio.

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

  • Ep. 695 - Two friends always talked about starting a business. But it wasn’t until a run-in with some expensive headphones that they finally found the idea they’d been waiting for
  • Ep. 696 - After her kids go off to college, this former stay-at-home-mom begins baking whoopie pies in bulk. She now makes them by the thousands, selling more than $25,000 in creamy inventory each month
  • Ep. 697 - Twin brothers turn their art of “cardistry” into a highly profitable business. It’s all fun and games as long as they don’t let their profits vanish…
  • Ep. 698 - A product development exec recognizes the need for a group buying platform for electronics and other items. After starting with $5,000, it now earns seven figures annually
  • Ep. 699 - A UK-based consultant builds a better reading habit by starting a book club that grows to 350 members
  • Ep. 700 - A Minnesota woman turns her design hobby into trendy duds for the whole family, including furry companions
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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Head on over to our online submission page, and we'll be in touch if your story is chosen.

And if you're still working on something but have some questions, we want to hear from you too! Most Weekly Recap episodes include Listener Q&A.

Call the Side Hustle Hotline at 844-9-HUSTLE (844-948-7853), record your question and send it to podcast@sidehustleschool.com, or just send us an email!

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:

  • After completing 30 years of service in the Air Force, a veteran who struggles with OCD opens a special kind of candy shop
  • It starts as a creative gift for his wife, but this tabletop game ends up making a lot of other people happy
  • 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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