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WEEKLY RECAP: Citizenship & Calligraphy

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

Episode 99

Our listener questions for this week come to us from Debby, Matt, and Dionne:

  • Debby has started a blog, and she's looking for tips to help her find traffic and target the right kind of audience.
  • Matt is looking to develop a product to sell on etsy, but he's not sure how to license intellectual property so that he can use portions of images owned by corporations on those designs.
  • Dionne would like to know how she can set herself up for success from the very beginning.
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. 93 - The story behind how an innovative salesman named Jeffrey created a baby harness that helps parents teaching their children how to walk, all the while creating a six-figure side income for himself.
  • Ep. 94 - One of my favorite social good stories about a woman in D.C. who helps others become American citizens. Her story is also a great example of how starting a profitable side hustle—while giving back—is entirely within reach.
  • Ep. 95 - An example of a complimentary side hustle featuring a leather craftsman who starts his hustle selling handmade leather products after being inspired by working at a tannery.
  • Ep. 96 - A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.
  • Ep. 97 - A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.
  • Ep. 98 - How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

Chris Guillebeau

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