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WEEKLY RECAP: The Conversion Problem

In our eleventh recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 806

We’ve just finished week 11 of Season III and crossed the 800 episode mark!

Yesterday’s story was about a math major who becomes a professional blackjack player, then creates a suite of resources for aspiring card counters. I mentioned how at first he had no idea how to make a website.

Since he had no idea what he was doing, he approached a friend who owned a small SEO agency. The friend told him that he had a conversion problem—“I don’t even know what you want me to do when I show up on your website.” This prompted Colin to start reading blogs to learn everything he needed to succeed.

Learn more about this takeaway and others from this week's recap episode.

Additionally, we featured stories about a membership site for female digital nomads, an attorney who goes rogue and creates his own underground grad school, and more.

ALSO! We’ve been doing the last round of ticket sales for WDS 2019. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, take a look at WorldDominationSummit.com—I’d love to see you in Portland this summer.

Last but not least, I’m starting to make a plan for my June tour featuring the all-new book, 100 SIDE HUSTLES. More info soon!

In today’s recap: I want to share two messages I received on Instagram this week from our listeners. We’ll also have an audio update from a previously featured story on a man that flips sneakers.


Today, we have an update from Chris Cassedy, who was featured on the show in Ep. 290.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Chris himself!

You can also check out Chris's website, 513 Kicks.

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

  • Ep. 800 - A German chemist goes nomadic and builds a community for women who work remotely
  • Ep. 801 - Keep calm and carry on! After struggling with her bags on the subway one too many times, a New Yorker takes the problem into her own hands and makes over $100,000
  • Ep. 802 - An unconventional attorney starts a non-traditional adult education school that grows to more than 900 courses
  • Ep. 803 - After growing up with a green thumb, this full-time analyst digs her way to fun, part-time foliage profits
  • Ep. 804 - After moving to Toronto, this German video marketer longs to create meaningful connections. He finds the answer in a series of playing cards he calls “Ask Deep Questions”
  • Ep. 805 - Beat the dealer! Putting his college degree to good use, a Christian card-counter earns hundreds of thousands of dollars at the casino
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • A stay-at-home mom’s prayers are answered when she begins to earn a full-time income making and selling rosary beads
  • A Chicago food reporter launches weekly pizza tours, showing Windy City visitors that there’s more to life than just deep-dish.
  • And much more!

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