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Episode 85LISTENER Q&A: Our listener questions for this week come to us from Karl in Pennsylvania and Erin in Vancouver, B.C.:
- Karl is new to the side hustle world, but he already has a lot of ideas. His problem is that he can't test them all and finds it difficult to narrow down his ideas to two.
- Unlike Karl, Erin has already narrowed her ideas to one—a learning resource product inspired by some other Side Hustle School episodes (See Ep. 30, Ep. 43, and Ep. 59). She's at a point where she'd like to test a couple different delivery methods: one free and for sale, and she's looking for strategies to help her along the way.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK: Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 78 - Amy utilized a jewelry skill she picked up in college to build a side hustle helping others to be more independent and empowered. It's a great example of a sustainable social enterprise, meaning that it supports itself by being profitable—while making a difference.
- Ep. 79 - A man in Houston develops and promotes a unique form of composting using—wait for it—red wiggler worms.
- Ep. 80 - After visiting an upscale men’s store and stumbling across a line of high-end scented candles, Marc watches YouTube tutorials on candle making and launches a scented side hustle of his own.
- Ep. 81 - Chris is a successful artist who has been able to make a living from his art, and now he's started a successful side hustle helping others to do the same.
- Ep. 82 - In the dawn of the budding cannabis industry, a Colorado bartender named Johnny self-publishes a statewide marijuana guide selling over 2,000 copies.
- Ep. 83 - After being dubbed the "Professional Bridesmaid" by her friends, a 26-year-old copywriter named Jen finds a way to capitalize on her years of experience decked out in high heels and taffeta.
- Ep. 84 - Bonus episode featuring a story from David who creates a niche, digital magazine for hockey goaltenders and fans of goaltenders.
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