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WEEKLY RECAP: The $0 Startup, Sign Hustles, and Ways to Save Time

In our ninth recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!
Lessons Low Startup Potential Saving Time Weekly Recap

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Notes from Chris

Episode 792

We’ve just finished week 9 of Season III!

We had a $0 startup story yesterday and a $400 story on Monday. Pretty much every week or two at the most we have someone who starts their income-generating project without spending any money whatsoever.

On Monday, the college student who started a clothes reselling business really didn’t have any money, and the way he got his $400 in startup capital (to buy 30 shirts for resale) was by opening a credit card at Macy’s with a $400 limit, all of which he promptly spent on the shirts. Then, a week later, he doubled his money, and got to keep one of the shirts for himself—his original goal. This project went on to become a six-figure business as he transitioned into an image consultant.

Creative thinking can take you far ... but of course, only when it’s combined with action. You can’t just have the idea to buy 30 shirts and sell them for twice as much as you paid. You actually have to try it.

In today’s recap: We'll talk about eight ways that you can use to save time, and of course, we'll have an audio update from a previously featured story... this one is all about Sign Hustles.


Today, we have an update from Pierce Marr, who was featured on the show in Ep. 126.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Pierce himself!

You can also check out his website, Pierce Marrs.

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

  • Ep. 786 - A broke college student learns to buy and resell designer clothes, then transitions the business into a high-end fashion consultancy. He now earns six figures annually!
  • Ep. 787 - This heating and air company sales rep had all but given up on his childhood love of woodworking. But after a six-year break and a random Instagram post, he found his interest rekindling
  • Ep. 788 - A project manager makes a big move to host retreats from her new ranch
  • Ep. 789 - An Australian graphic designer discovers a way to save for a house of her own by drawing the homes of others
  • Ep. 790 - A teenager learns online marketing techniques by watching YouTube, then goes on to manage ad campaigns of up to $50,000/month
  • Ep. 791 - After helping out her sister, this Nebraska advertising agency employee learns that her creative skills are far from stationary
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • He loved making his family’s recipe of Mexican pozole soup ... but it took a long time and there were no options to speed it up. Could he create one?
  • And much more!

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