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WEEKLY RECAP: Karaoke, Tutoring, and Reselling

In our thirteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 92

Our listener questions for this week come to us from Natalie in San Francisco, CA and RJ in Monroe, CT:

  • After listening to Side Hustle School, Natalie has started her own side hustle, and she has her site up and running. At this point, she's trying to determine the best steps to promote and drive traffic to it. So far she's tried boosting her website traffic using Facebook Ads, but she's not entirely certain that this is the best route for her to take and has started reaching out to other thought leaders in her field.
  • RJ has already started his side hustle, but now he's thinking he'd like to create an app to go along with it. He's looking to bring a developer in to help him, but he's been overwhelmed so far with all of the options available. Additionally, he wants to know what the best way to work with a developer on a budget is.
Listen to the Weekly Recap for a more comprehensive look at this week's Listener Q&A. Also, if you have a question you'd like answered, send me a voice message. Your question may be featured on the show!


Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 86 - John is a car enthusiast who follows up on his curiosity and creates a project that earns $5,000/month on average and has brought in over a million dollars after a decade.
  • Ep. 87 - A college student named Chris recognizes major flaws in the cleaning industry and offers a more customer service-driven alternative that brings in around $20,000 a month. Oh, and he’s also able to take off and go to Japan for a week, and not have to worry about the business at all.
  • Ep. 88 - After being frustrated in his search for the right tutors for his many children, a busy father named Pete creates a directory that has generated more than 100,000 user profiles.
  • Ep. 89 - In the prehistoric age before easy online shopping, a bartender named Dana discovers a way to supplement the tips she lost during a recession by reselling clothing to her friends.
  • Ep. 90 - A Washington, DC man named Jesse uses new entrepreneurial skills—and vocal chords—to turn a profit and cultivate community with a unique karaoke league. Five years later, District Karaoke has expanded to include leagues in five cities across the US and brings in around $65,000/year.
  • Ep. 91 - A creative director and copywriter in Austin named Brian makes an April Fool’s joke that turns into a long-term income stream engraving tweets into wooden plaques.
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

Chris Guillebeau

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  • An Instagram project involving intricate calligraphy and hand lettering that makes $9,000 from someone who had never had an account on Instagram before
  • A clothing store salesman who ends up creating an innovative product that helps parents and their children...and brings in six-figures a year
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