What It's About
After coming across a glass nail file vendor at a market, a woman starts her own side hustle selling them.
Words of Wisdom
Don't be afraid to change up your product or system if you see an opportunity to make it better. The first day at the market Colleen had a ton of sales, but because of how she priced things she was having trouble keeping enough change on hand. So the next day, she changed it up and decided to offer a bundle of all three files—a small, medium and large—for $20.
Colleen shared that even with all the many marketing options available to, the most important thing she does is put a sticker on the back of every single file. The sticker has the name, website, and phone number so that people can find her any way they want.
Notes from Chris
Let’s just start with something Colleen says towards the end of this episode: “While other people's hobbies cost them money, mine makes me money.” This is the beauty of having a side hustle! For some people, having a side hustle is a means to an end. But for a lot of us, it’s just fun, and we enjoy the entrepreneurial process of it. Think about what you'd like from your hustle and allow that to guide your decisions moving forward, whether you're looking to create a second income for yourself or just have fun while making extra cash. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Top Notch Nail Files: Learn more about Colleen and the reasons why crystal glass nail files are superior to traditional emery boards
- Government Analyst Builds Six-Figure Reselling Business: How a government analyst goes from collecting Frequent Flyer miles to collecting money through a reselling side hustle
- Stressed-Out Mom Gives Up TV to Launch Her Hustle: How a San Diego accountant coping with the struggles of new motherhood launched her own private label wine hustle for stressed out parents like herself
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