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WEEKLY RECAP: Treat Your Business Like It’s Alive

In our thirteenth 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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Episode 820

We’ve just finished week 13 of Season III!

This week, we featured tarot cards, an art blog, pins for cocktail lovers, and a woman who solves a highly personal problem involving shapewear and going to the bathroom. All in a week’s work, right?

In this action-packed recap: I’ll bring you some further reflections from one of this week’s case studies, in addition to an audio update from a previously featured side hustler.

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Today, we have an update from Nelli Jeloudar, who was featured on the show in Ep. 216.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Nelli!

You can also check out Nelli's website at Bundleboon.

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

  • Ep. 814 - An expat couple captures the spirit of their favorite drinks with punny cocktail pins
  • Ep. 815 - Thousands of women struggle to pee while wearing shapewear after a surgery. This side hustler and her product designer husband invent a no-mess solution!
  • Ep. 816 - A self-taught manufacturer of home decor transitions her part-time curiosity into a full-time woodworking business
  • Ep. 817 - When her initial idea to make chocolate proves to be more challenging than expected, an illustrative Seattleite finds something mystical in her hand-drawn packaging
  • Ep. 818 - Jealousy leads to opportunity when a bored graphic designer channels her love of artwork into an online masterpiece
  • Ep. 819 - A childhood love of sewing comes in handy for this architect’s side hustle goals later in life
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • Two hustlers are part of the first wave of college students to use Facebook, and it doesn’t take long for them to see how big it could become—and how much money they could make with it
  • When two friends find themselves in a turbulent journalism industry that eventually closes its doors to them, they strike out on their own—but not before finding more stable jobs first
  • And much more!

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