Side Hustle School

1029 EpisodesProduced by Chris Guillebeau / Onward ProjectWebsite

A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who's started a side hustle—along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result. The… read more

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#989: “SwitchPod” Camera Tool Raises $415,748 on Kickstarter

September 16th, 2019

11:37
When two friends spot an opportunity to create a practical camera accessory, the crowdfunding campaign exceeds their wildest expectations.

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#988 - WEEKLY RECAP: How to Design a Profitable Online Course

September 15th, 2019

15:21
In our thirty-seventh 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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#987: Foreign Correspondent Launches Career App

September 14th, 2019

10:11
A globetrotting journalist builds financial independence through a career-coaching app aimed at promoting gender equality.   
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#986: Coffee for Firefighters Brings the Heat!

September 13th, 2019

11:22
Three childhood friends brew up a quirky, perky performance beverage for firefighters in search of a 48-hour jolt. 

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#985 - Graphic Designer Runs Intervals in Wellness Industry

September 12th, 2019

11:14
After experimenting with many options, a designer learns that she works best with clients in the fitness and wellness fields. 

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#984: Prank Potato Parcels Produce Promising Profits

September 11th, 2019

10:26
A corporate employee draws inspiration from Reddit to create a spudtactular viral success. 

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#983: Sisters Find Puppy Love After Launching Dating App

September 10th, 2019

11:20
After a dog lovers’ boyfriend rejects her canine companion, she partners with her sister to build a dog-friendly dating app that’s pawsitively …

#982 - Dance Teacher Launches Toe Tapping Online Course

September 9th, 2019

11:55
When a tap dance teacher overcomes self-doubt and launches an online course, he proves to himself that he’s not tapped out. 

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#981 - WEEKLY RECAP: Planning Ahead for a Big Q4

September 8th, 2019

14:53
In our thirty-sixth 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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#980: Surfboard Shaper Boards New Wave

September 7th, 2019

10:10
When longboard surfboards went out of style in the 1970s, thousands of them were selling at just $10 apiece. This aspiring ‘shaper’ knew it was a …

#979 - Aussie Student Starts Million-Dollar Bikini Biz979 - Aussie Student Starts Million-Dollar Bikini Biz

September 6th, 2019

10:26
When an Australian student is in need of spending money, she starts a bikini side hustle that grows well beyond “itsy bitsy.”

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#978 - Illustrated Greeting Cards Provide Personal Touch

September 5th, 2019

10:37
A Houston pharmaceutical sales representative delights gift recipients with illustrated greeting cards that tell the tales of their lives.

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#977 - 3D Printing Brings Cosplay Into 21st Century

September 4th, 2019

11:00
With a 3D printer and sense of imagination, a California natural gas industry worker takes superhero DIY cosplay to a whole new level. 

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#976 - Mochi-Making Empire Produces Profits and Delight

September 3rd, 2019

12:00
Drawing on her Japanese heritage, a Bay Area teacher offers mochi classes using Airbnb Experiences. 

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#975 - Three Friends Step Up And Pull In Restroom Revenue

September 2nd, 2019

11:52
When three co-workers notice their colleagues using paper towels to open restroom doors, they invent a simple solution that’s a step above the rest. 

#974 - WEEKLY RECAP: #HappierLaborDay

September 1st, 2019

13:37
In our thirty-fifth 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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#973 - Raver Turns LED-Powered Gloves Into Bright Future

August 31st, 2019

11:32
When a raver-turned-salesperson falls in love with an underground artform, he turns it into a successful side business.

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#972 - College Student Bakes 1,500 Cheesecakes to Pay Tuition

August 30th, 2019

9:37
This “College Confectionista” pays for college by baking and selling cheesecakes—as many as 324 in a single week.

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#971 - Aerospace Apprentice Soars to Seven-Figure Sales Heights

August 29th, 2019

12:37
An eBay experiment started from a childhood bedroom becomes a multi-million, make-your-own-fashion eCommerce empire.

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#970 - Military Spouse Finds Joy in Punny Greeting Cards

August 28th, 2019

11:12
After using puns to make the distance seem shorter between her and her Navy Pilot husband, a marketing manager and military spouse turns it into a …

#969 - Art Student Turns Creative Process Into Thriving Business

August 27th, 2019

11:37
An introverted Chicago art student discovers a love of natural dyes and creates a thriving business.

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#968 - Marine Goes “Under Cover” To Create Eyewear Protector

August 26th, 2019

10:48
When a U.S. Marine scratches his sunglasses after placing them in his pocket, he solves the problem with a 3D printed solution. 

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#967 - WEEKLY RECAP: Why Do a Product Launch Only Twice a Year?

August 25th, 2019

14:16
In our thirty-fourth 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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#966 - Scientist Challenges Perceptions with Simple Conversation Starters

August 24th, 2019

10:55
After an unsettling conversation, a junior scientist creates an entire product line to shift the stereotypes for “what a scientist should look like.” 

#965 - Best Friends Ink Profits By Covering Up Scars

August 23rd, 2019

10:48
When surgical scars keep one woman out of a bikini, she enlists the help of a friend to produce a new kind of cover-up in the form of temporary …

#964 - All Boxed In: Knoxville Man Rents Reusable Packing Totes

August 22nd, 2019

11:10
Everyone hates cardboard moving boxes, but is there an alternative? This marketer from Tennessee delivers reusable plastic moving totes for an extra …

#963 - Traveling Au Pair Has Drivers Licenses in 4 Countries

August 21st, 2019

10:00
A South African traveler earns money through blogging AND childcare, allowing her to live in Turkey, Ireland, and the United States. 

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#962 - Cuban Journalist Teaches Everyday Spanish Classes

August 20th, 2019

10:39
After moving from Cuba to America with no English skills, this well-educated journalist learns the language and then helps others learn his.

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#961 - Blogger Earns $140,000 from Beta Phase of Online Course

August 19th, 2019

13:19
A blogger and podcaster earns $140,000 from her online course on rental properties *before launching*. After completing beta testing, the real launch …

#960 - WEEKLY RECAP: Retail Arbitrage with Fulfillment by Amazon

August 18th, 2019

13:10
In our thirty-third 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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#959 - Adventurous Couple Turns Travel Itineraries Into Cash

August 17th, 2019

10:45
A husband and wife team earns extra money showing off their Romanian homeland. 

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#958 - Organizing Closets Leads to Organizer Education

August 16th, 2019

9:52
A corporate career with a side hustle transforms into an all-new educational business to help women become professional organizers. 

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#957 - High School Bootlegger Grows Up

August 15th, 2019

11:18
After beginning his entrepreneurial career selling beer to fellow high school students, this enterprising Canadian becomes an electrician and rents …

#956 - British Family Sells Political Tea Towels

August 14th, 2019

12:17
A British family goes against the grain by starting a side hustle about politics that radically changes their lives. 

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#955 - Sports Writer Wins Big Gambling On His Own Book

August 13th, 2019

11:28
When a sports blogger creates an accidental success story, he becomes an independent publisher helping people write winning books of their own.

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#954 - Accidental Side Hustle Becomes Decorative Family Business

August 12th, 2019

10:39
Tired of seeing others get credit for her designs, a Georgia graphic designer turns her talents into a business that now employs her whole family. 

#953 - WEEKLY RECAP: Health Coaches May Need to Be Certified

August 11th, 2019

13:55
In our thirty-second 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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#952 - “Not Your Grandfather’s Scotch”: American Woman Starts Global Whisky Brand

August 10th, 2019

10:33
A graphic designer falls in love with scotch—building an international whisky brand with money she’d originally saved for couples counseling.

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#951 - Upstart Producer Turns Nostalgic Concerts Into Modern Money

August 9th, 2019

10:25
A casting producer for NBC's “The Voice” curates indie concerts on the side to create experiences and profits.

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#950 - Vegan Food Lovers Sprout Plant-Based Festivals

August 8th, 2019

10:20
Fed up with a lack of vegan options in New Jersey, two women help plant-based food festivals take root in the Garden State.

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#949 - Type 1 Diabetes Doesn’t Stop This Nomadic Blogger

August 7th, 2019

11:13
A couple’s travel blog becomes a resource for other travelers with type 1 diabetes.

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#948 - Lyft Driver Bags Luggage Storage Hustle For Tourists

August 6th, 2019

10:04
This Lyft driver hated seeing her customers cart their luggage all over Nashville. It looked exhausting… and like a great opportunity to cash in on …

#947 - Trade-Up! Fashionable Flipped Threads Lead to Fabulous Profits

August 5th, 2019

11:16
A British fashionista turns £20 into £2,000/month flipping her vintage thread finds online.

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#946 - WEEKLY RECAP: Warren Buffet’s “Five Goals” Rule

August 4th, 2019

12:45
 In our thirty-first 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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#945 - Marketer Connects Filipino Employees with Global Employers

August 3rd, 2019

11:06
Long before Upwork and Fiverr, this marketer knew that outsourcing was the way to go—and he went all the way to the Philippines to make it happen. 

#944 - Toronto Startup Employee Bakes Custom Cakes

August 2nd, 2019

8:54
A Toronto startup employee (and powerlifter!) ices her way into a sweet, profitable side hustle that bakes up an extra $600 per month. 

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#943 - Reddit Secret Santa Delivers Sack Full Of Adventure

August 1st, 2019

10:31
After creating an unforgettable scavenger hunt for an anonymous Redditor, an account manager stumbles across his own buried treasure.

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#942 - Paternal Twins Produce Passive Publishing Profits

July 31st, 2019

11:50
When two identical twins start self-publishing ebooks, they build an $8,000/month income stream while traveling to twelve countries.

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#941 - Tech Broker Moonlights as Luxury Lifestyle Artist

July 30th, 2019

9:50
A science and technology consultant becomes a successful sports, motorsports, and luxury lifestyle artist.

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#940 - Texas Couple Turns Test Scores Into Treasure

July 29th, 2019

11:14
A couple’s love for helping students succeed turns into a profitable consulting firm.

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#939 - WEEKLY RECAP: Finding Purpose through Alternative Work

July 28th, 2019

12:39
In our thirtieth 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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#938 - Hawaiian Native Teaches Virtual Ukulele Lessons

July 27th, 2019

9:19
A Hawaiian goes all-in on the popular instrument of the islands, touring Europe and teaching virtual lessons by Skype.

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#937 - Paralegal Takes Flight with Remote Work

July 26th, 2019

10:46
A paralegal turns serial entrepreneur after getting the travel bug. She now lives in Thailand and helps others work remotely.

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#936 - Animation Producer Brings Culinary Characters to Life

July 25th, 2019

11:49
A voiceover artist and animation producer invents an inclusive culinary kitchen utensils line.

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#935 - Meal Prep Company Cooks up Profits with Customized Orders

July 24th, 2019

10:29
Three partners create a healthy meal prep and delivery service, turning $2,000 into $2 million in less than five years.

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#934 - Cigar Subscription Box Delivers Smoking Returns

July 23rd, 2019

11:06
A software engineer starts a premium subscription box service for savvy cigar smokers.

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#933 - Star Wars Fan Forges Lightsaber Empire

July 22nd, 2019

10:17
An appliance repairman channels the Force and learns to make, sell, and repair lightsabers. Never tell him the odds!

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#932 - WEEKLY RECAP: Going from Hobby to Hustle

July 21st, 2019

12:55
In our twenty-ninth 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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#931 - Brooklyn Publicist Designs Travel-Themed Jewelry Line

July 20th, 2019

11:00
An unseasonably rainy Memorial Day yields an accidental side hustle.

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#930 - Chiropractor Becomes “Smart Luxury” Travel Blogger

July 19th, 2019

10:47
When a chiropractor becomes exhausted with following the same routine after 20 years in the field, she steps into a new life as a travel blogger.

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#929 - Jailhouse Medic Turns House Calls Into Healthy Profits

July 18th, 2019

10:49
A nurse practitioner in Idaho launches his own mobile urgent care unit, resulting in happy patients and a six-figure side hustle.

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#928 - Handkerchief Side Hustle Becomes Million-Dollar Blowout

July 17th, 2019

10:07
When a new mom quits her job to stay home with her daughter, she ends up building a seven-figure online store. Meanwhile, her husband documents their …

#927 - The Great Escape! Video Game Maker Creates Real-Life Puzzle Rooms

July 16th, 2019

10:49
An employee for a video game company turns a childhood love for adventure into a real-life escape room business.

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#926 - “Home Haircut” Invention Becomes Viral Moneymaker

July 15th, 2019

11:38
When this 13-year-old created a hair-grooming tool, he had no idea the success it’d have sixteen years later—but not before it nearly crashed and …

#925 - WEEKLY RECAP: Understand Your Ideal Working Conditions

July 14th, 2019

12:15
In our twenty-eighth 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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#924 - College Ministry Leader Starts Digital Agency

July 13th, 2019

12:02
Drawing on a Nigerian heritage work ethic, a ministry leader turned entrepreneur uses social media to build a digital agency.

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#923 - Learning Designer Presses Play on Voiceover Gig

July 12th, 2019

10:50
A working mom finds an unconventional side hustle that allows her to make money, have fun, and spend more time with her kids. 

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#922 - Nashville Paint-by-Numbers Kits Become Etsy Bestsellers

July 11th, 2019

9:37
A visual arts teacher creates “paint by numbers” kits to help others experience joy through painting. 

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#921 - BBQ Catering Hustle Smokes Out Competitors

July 10th, 2019

11:40
They loved smoked BBQ … and one day, they realized doing it for a living was the dream. So they jumped in full-force to the idea—heading straight for …

#920 - Lather, Rinse, Recycle: Soapy Problem Leads to Clean Solution

July 9th, 2019

10:15
An account manager solves the mystery of “What happens to soap after it’s used in a hotel room?”—and turns it into a sustainable side hustle. 

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#919 - Mountain Biker Takes B-Line To All-Natural Profits

July 8th, 2019

11:36
When two friends create an all-natural energy gel that’s as good as the processed alternatives, they shift into a higher gear and crank out a side …

#918 - WEEKLY RECAP: Does Your Idea Pass the Grandmother Test?

July 7th, 2019

14:38
In our twenty-seventh 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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#917 - Orthodontist Bites Off Solution to Teeth-Pulling Problem

July 6th, 2019

9:48
An orthodontist sets out to invent a modern alternative to the age-old practice of pulling teeth.

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#916 - Nomad Scripts “Stories that Matter” for B Corps

July 5th, 2019

11:33
After traveling the world, a college graduate works with B corporations to help them tell their stories.  

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#915 - “MOMBOX” Subscription Offers Postpartum Recovery Products

July 4th, 2019

10:01
Happy Independence Day! After a difficult shopping experience, this new mom creates and sells her own products to aid in postpartum recovery. 
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#914 - Online Tea Store Becomes Matcha-Made in Heaven

July 3rd, 2019

10:00
After trying Japanese matcha for the first time, a high school student has a tea-riffic idea that earns thousands of dollars each month.[a]  
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#913 - A Packed Closet Leads to Secondhand Subscription Boxes

July 2nd, 2019

10:49
A professional organizer finds a way to stitch her passion for thrift shopping into profits. 
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#912 - “Bendy Straw” Idea Raises $1.8M on Kickstarter

July 1st, 2019

12:42
Walking on a Thailand beach and seeing all the plastic pollution was the last straw for this environmentalist. 
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#911 - WEEKLY RECAP: "I tried something and it didn't work..."

June 30th, 2019

14:01
In our twenty-sixth 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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#910 - Irish “Athleisure” Brand Achieves Seamless Six-Figure Sales

June 29th, 2019

10:02
An Irish lifestyle clothing brand grows to a high-end, six-figure hustle in just twelve months. 
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#909 - Revenge of Bat Houses: There’s More Than One Seller!

June 28th, 2019

10:14
A side hustling “Batman” earns $20,000 per year building a new kind of bat cave. 
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#908 - College Lecturer Profits from 3D Design Tutorials

June 27th, 2019

9:53
A UK college instructor turns 3D video tutorials into a profitable business, teaching people around the world to design beautiful things.
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#907 - Longtime Friends Cook Tasty Food for Pop-Up Events

June 26th, 2019

11:59
Two friends in Los Angeles blend their heritage flavors to cook up tasty pop-up dinners centered around the shape of a rectangle.
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#906 - Software Engineer Sells 64,000 “Anne of Green Gables” eBooks

June 25th, 2019

11:35
Dissatisfied with the quality of some public domain ebooks, a software engineer ends up creating a portfolio of his own. The business goes on to earn …

#905 - Eco-Friendly Candles Produce Smoldering Profits

June 24th, 2019

11:43
A married couple stumbles upon a bright idea: selling candles with reusable containers to grow plants. 
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#904 - WEEKLY RECAP: What’s the Easiest Idea to Try Right Now?

June 23rd, 2019

17:08
In our twenty-fourth 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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#903 - The Travel Blog That Pays for a House

June 22nd, 2019

11:13
A “Digital Nomad Wannabe” goes from aspiration to vindication, earning up to $50,000/month and eventually buying a home with the proceeds from her …

#902 - New Jersey Blog Earns Six-Figure Income

June 21st, 2019

11:03
A school counselor turns a blog into one of New Jersey’s leading lifestyle websites.
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#901 - These Throat Lozenges Are On Fire!

June 20th, 2019

10:13
Two brothers go all-out to create fire-breathing, all-natural throat lozenges. Reach for that vinegar!
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#900 - Philadelphia Foodie Toasts Competition with Sweet Treat

June 19th, 2019

10:47
Inspired by her teenage daughter’s success selling lemonade, a longtime customer service expert launches her own food product business.
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#899: Natural Hair Enthusiasts Create Curl-Care Empire

June 18th, 2019

12:41
After winning $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a couple embarks on a journey to sell subscription boxes featuring natural hair products.

#898 - Back Pain Sufferer Brings Profits Home To Roost

June 17th, 2019

11:17
When a product manager experiences back pain after hunching at his desk, he takes a stand and designs a product for raising laptops to eye level.
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#897 - WEEKLY RECAP: Nervous About Starting Up? Schedule It!

June 16th, 2019

14:43
In our twenty-fourth 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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#896 - Corporate Refugees Find Bliss In Healthy Food Bowls

June 15th, 2019

11:27
When a scientist and engineer become dissatisfied with their day jobs, they open a healthy, unbelieva-bowl food stall.

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#895 - Fashion-Lover Finds the Right Freelancing Look

June 14th, 2019

10:38
A corporate publicist begins to do freelance work on the side—and after getting laid off, she grows her hustle into a full-time career.

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#894 - Former White House Aide Teaches People to Make Friends

June 13th, 2019

11:14
He’d always been great at building relationships with the right people. But could he really make money from teaching this skill?

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#893 - Millennial Invests Side Income For Passive Profits

June 12th, 2019

10:59
A man on a mission goes from unemployed to day job, then from side hustler to millionaire in five years. Putting 80% of his income into investments …

#892 - Delaware College Students Place Ads on 450,000 Cars

June 11th, 2019

9:08
Two enterprising students start a business that connects advertisers with car owners. They now pay thousands of drivers up to $500/month, and are on …

#891 - Disappearing Barrettes Lead to Bow-tiful Business

June 10th, 2019

10:38
A mom and “kidpreneur” daughter solve the age-old problem of disappearing hair bows by inventing a double-face, double-snap barrette.

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#890 - WEEKLY RECAP: If You Ever Feel Insecure, Don’t Miss This Episode

June 9th, 2019

15:04
In our twenty-third 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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#889 - Serial Side Hustler Works from 180 Sq Ft Airstream

June 8th, 2019

11:08
An engineer charts a new career teaching personal finance, all while living on the road in an Airstream travel trailer.  

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#888 - Indoor Garden System Raises $226,542 on Kickstarter

June 7th, 2019

11:45
After spending six months designing an un-be-leaf-able indoor gardening unit, an energy scientist turns to crowdfunding to bring it to life.  

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#887 - Environmental Marketer Creates Eco-Friendly “Energy Bites”

June 6th, 2019

10:44
In search of an eco-friendly, no-added-sugar energy bar, this Colorado transplant and EPA employee invents his own “energy bites.” The product is now …

#886 - Designer Performs Magic, Turns Dream Into Reality

June 5th, 2019

9:09
A graphic designer pursues his lifelong passion of magic and lands a gig as a resident magician at a local bar. 

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June 4th, 2019

1:16
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#885 - Juice Bar Owner Gets Weighed Down With Blankets

June 4th, 2019

11:23
When a Canadian juice bar owner wants to start a new business, he goes in search of a heavy-weight product.  

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#884 - Anchors Aweigh! Graphic Designer Leads Guided Sailing Tours

June 3rd, 2019

10:42
A graphic designer packs his bags to see the world, then stumbles into a new line of work leading guided sailing tours.  

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#883 - WEEKLY RECAP: What Do Customers Want to Hear?

June 2nd, 2019

12:41
In our twenty-second 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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#882 - High School Teacher Spins His Way to Profits

June 1st, 2019

10:04
After he learns about an little-known manufacturing technique, the world of vinyl records becomes a full-time occupation for this high school …

#881 - Beer Blogger Crafts Side Hustle from Craft Beer

May 31st, 2019

10:14
An Austin transplant begins writing about the city’s many craft breweries, and it quickly becomes more than a hobby. She now earns a third of her …

#880 - Second Grade Teacher Earns Second Income

May 30th, 2019

9:54
After getting married, this full-time teacher draws on her organizational skills to start her own wedding planning business.

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#879 - Bargain Hunter Designs One-of-a-Kind Flea Market

May 29th, 2019

11:38
Obsessed with the “thrill of the hunt,” a weekend warrior finds more than she bargains for when she brings her love of flea markets to the shopping …

#878 - Cow Fat Skincare Line Steers to Grade-A Paycheck

May 28th, 2019

11:44
A mechanical engineer invents her own “fatty skincare line” after not finding what she wanted on store shelves.

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#877 - Bat House Hustle Takes Bite Out of Pesticides

May 27th, 2019

12:01
Two friends hated the pesticides people were spraying during the Zika scare, but they had a long way to go to make bats—the natural …

#876 - WEEKLY RECAP: Maintaining a Routine in the Midst of Chaos

May 26th, 2019

14:45
In our twenty-first 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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#875 - Physical Therapist Turns Memes Into $22,000

May 25th, 2019

10:18
A passion for his profession turns a profit for one physical therapist.  
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#874 - Teacher Hustles to Pay Off $100,000 in Student Loans

May 24th, 2019

11:03
A young teacher uses tutoring and babysitting to pay off more than $100,000 in student loan debt in just three years.
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#873 - Party Lover Mixes Up Custom Confetti Business

May 23rd, 2019

11:21
A marketer and party lover starts her own side business making custom confetti mixes. After growing it to $70,000 a year, she goes back to work … …

#872 - Professor Starts Marvel-ous YouTube Channel

May 22nd, 2019

11:00
A university professor manages depression by sharing his gift for gaming and community building on YouTube.  
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#871 - Fire Protection Engineer Finds a Hot Side Hustle

May 21st, 2019

9:54
A San Francisco fire protection engineer uses his unique expertise to teach continuing education workshops. This one is coming in hot!
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#870 - Retail Worker Cleans Up With Litter-Picking Business

May 20th, 2019

11:06
Despite having little in the way of business skills, money, or education, this retail worker turns his father’s side hustle into a multiple …

#869 - WEEKLY RECAP: Winning the Side Hustle Lottery

May 19th, 2019

13:00
In our twentieth 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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#868 - Hair Braiding Workshops Help Trans-Racial Adoptive Families

May 18th, 2019

9:51
A Chicago woman starts a side hustle to support her life, then adapts it to help more than 1,000 children in adoptive families. 

Side Hustle School …

#867 - Enjoy an Ice Cold Beverage in a Mug Made from Ice

May 17th, 2019

10:55
A visit to the outdoor sauna in the midst of a Minnesota winter inspires a mug made from ice that has sold over 4,000 units.

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#866 - Lawyer Moonlights as Needle-Felt Children’s Book Author

May 16th, 2019

10:55
A Canadian lawyer uses the art of needle-felting to create a profitable series of children’s books. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#865 - Healthcare Advisor Transitions to Full-Time Advocacy Consultant

May 15th, 2019

10:34
A passion for social justice leads a healthcare adviser to begin helping nonprofits launch grassroots advocacy programs.

Side Hustle School features a …

#864 - Finance Guy Makes Bank With Swimsuit Line

May 14th, 2019

10:26
When the world of finance and banking proves less alluring than he hoped, this Aussie makes waves by creating his own swimsuit label.

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#863 - Wedding Planner Earns Passive Income with DIY Flowers

May 13th, 2019

11:42
This corporate employee turned wedding planner hated seeing young couples struggle with her floral design fee for their weddings, so she creates an alternative option: affordable, DIY wedding bouquets. 

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#862 - WEEKLY RECAP: Why You Should “Return Every Handshake”

May 12th, 2019

13:16
In our nineteenth 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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#861 - Artistic Cartographer Maps Out Successful Side Hustle

May 11th, 2019

11:58
A designer with an enthusiasm for both maps and art merges the two to create hand-printed mazes that zig-zag through the hearts of iconic cities. 

#860 - Friends Build Water Filtration Systems for Outdoor Hydration

May 10th, 2019

11:55
Two friends create water purification systems that save drinkers from foul chemicals—and save the planet from disposable bottles. 
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#859 - Working Military Mom Finds Success Working Virtually

May 9th, 2019

11:03
Leaving the corporate world behind, a mom and military wife now earns 6-figures helping people learn the world of virtual assistance.
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#858 - Plant Lover’s Tiny Terrariums Take Root on Instagram

May 8th, 2019

9:20
When one man’s love for terrarium building blooms, he uses his marketing skills to make $10,000 and become a “plant influencer.” 
Side Hustle School …

#857 - Telecom Sales Manager Brings Mexican Coffee Across the Border

May 7th, 2019

10:47
A telecom sales manager perks up with an opportunity to import and sell coffee for a small coffee farm in Mexico. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#856 - That’s the Spot! Dog Lover’s Hustle Becomes Fur-ever Biz

May 6th, 2019

11:40
A customer service agent engineers a side hustle trans-fur-mation to full-time dog training business.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#855 - WEEKLY RECAP: It’s Better to “Almost Win” than to Barely Succeed

May 5th, 2019

15:19
In our eighteenth 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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#854 - Artistic Couple Juggles Parenthood and Hustling

May 4th, 2019

10:24
After starting off with no real focus, this couple uses goal-setting and hard work to forge a vision and earn $30,000 in the arts. 

Side Hustle School …

#853 - Retiree Earns Extra Income with Upcycled Journals

May 3rd, 2019

11:21
A nonprofit consultant makes journals from recycled materials, using her side hustle to transition into retirement. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#852 - Landscape Architect Knots Together Macrame Workshops

May 2nd, 2019

11:39
One woman’s passion for macrame turns into a money-making side hustle teaching others the craft. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#851 - “The Little Mermaid” Inspires Six-Figure Sleeping Bag Biz

May 1st, 2019

11:07
A special effects artists turns his Hollywood trade into an oceanic brand that makes unique sleeping bags for kids. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#850 - Best Buy Employee Moonlights as Online Ad Consultant

April 30th, 2019

10:48
A digital marketer freelances away his nights and weekends, eventually turning his side gig into a multi-million dollar ad agency.

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#849 - Savvy Bride Turns Budget Wedding Into Six Figure Success

April 29th, 2019

12:22
A frugal bride starts blogging about how to save money while planning a wedding. After a lot of hard work, she’s now generating over six figures per …

#848 - WEEKLY RECAP: Should You Feel Guilty About Passive Income?

April 28th, 2019

12:28
In our seventeenth 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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#847 - Opera Singer Moonlights as Home Improvement Contractor

April 27th, 2019

10:40
A New York City opera singer channels her inner handywoman skills to become a “practical diva.” 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#846 - New Mom Uses Pinterest to Launch Parenting Blog

April 26th, 2019

11:22
With a goal of avoiding “fluffy” content, a new mom launches a parenting blog that provides lots of detailed, practical info. In one recent month, she earned more than $1,500 from advertising and referral fees. 

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#845 - Canadian Moms Invent Baby Monitors for Active Toddlers

April 25th, 2019

10:16
This Canadian mom woke up to find her son cuddling a sprinkler she’d left on the porch the night before. The realization her son had left the house in the middle of the night prompted her and a friend to create the next …

#844 - Avid Reader Sells Used Books On Instagram

April 24th, 2019

11:42
4An IT analyst makes page-turning profits after building a dedicated audience of book enthusiasts. You can make money without a large following!
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#843 - Chemical Engineer Zips Up Solution for Baggy Shirts

April 23rd, 2019

11:51
When an engineer receives a ridiculously baggy work shirt, he grabs it by the collar and designs a DIY tailoring device. Four years later, he’s sold …

#842 - Plant Ahead: Healthy Food Blog Sprouts Membership Service

April 22nd, 2019

11:30
A Canadian Communications Officer and lover of plant-based food starts a meal prep service, earning $2,000 in monthly recurring revenue within her …

#841 - WEEKLY RECAP: Side Hustle Book Is Just $1.99 (This Week Only)

April 21st, 2019

14:46
In our sixteenth 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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#840 - NYC Student Starts Barking Business Walking Dogs

April 20th, 2019

11:46
A busy college student discovers a way to create his own schedule and make $2,000 a month by walking dogs.  

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#839 - Guitar Player Chalks Up Success by Enjoying the Process

April 19th, 2019

11:38
A systems administrator and lifelong guitar player generates thousands per month writing about his musical hobby. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#838 - Multiple-Use Plastics Take Big Bite for the Environment

April 18th, 2019

9:58
A designer reinvents her life and work, starting an eco-friendly line of multiple-use plastics. It’s good for the environment, AND it’s highly …

#837 - Amsterdam Bike Tours Become Passive Profit Center

April 17th, 2019

10:39
A traveler’s attempt to pay rent turns into one of Amsterdam’s premier touring companies.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#836 - Music Graduate Makes Spare Change Filling Spare Rooms

April 16th, 2019

11:15
After graduating and moving to London, this self taught coder builds a website to help housemates find each other. Fifteen years later, it earns …

#835 - Cake Artist’s Confections Whisk Up Delicious Profits

April 15th, 2019

10:44
This pastry chef starts by baking on the side, then grows her hustle into a full-time business selling more than $100,000 worth of wedding and custom …

#834 - WEEKLY RECAP: How to Calculate the Value of Your Time

April 14th, 2019

16:13
In our fifteenth 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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#833 - Interior Designer Starts Boutique Airbnb Alternative

April 13th, 2019

10:59
She’d stayed in her share of iffy and icky Airbnbs, and wondered why there wasn’t a better service for boutique, well-designed homes. Now there is. 

#832 - TV Writer Casts Himself in Lead Hustle Role

April 12th, 2019

11:12
A Los Angeles based TV and magazine writer writes himself into a role of memorable audio interviews. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#831 - Frustrated Mom Grows Hair Brush Hustle to Seven Figures

April 11th, 2019

11:58
Hoping to work the tangles out of her kids’ morning routine, a Colorado mom creates her own solution to the struggles that come with having curly …

#830 - Bilingual Insurance Agent Translates Problem-Solving into Profits

April 10th, 2019

11:14
After working for free doing odd jobs for friends, an insurance agent with a love of Chinese culture carves out a $40,000/year side business. 
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#829 - The 10-Year Quest for Must-Have Mustard

April 9th, 2019

10:10
When a young couple takes a trip to Ireland, they experience the deliciousness of house-made mustard for the first time. After returning to the U.S, …

#828 - Chronic Illness Inspires Mobile-Friendly Yoga Biz

April 8th, 2019

11:58
A traveling copywriter develops online yoga courses for people with chronic illnesses. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#827 - WEEKLY RECAP: Earning Passive Income with Udemy and LinkedIn

April 7th, 2019

18:16
In our fourteenth 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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#826 - LA Graphic Designer Influences Influencers

April 6th, 2019

10:12
A college graduate takes a chance pitching design work to YouTube influencers, then turns it into a full-fledged agency earning $10,000/month.

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#825 - Digging For Profits: One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Hustle

April 5th, 2019

10:46
An automotive painter discovers a profit center in the scrap bin at work. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a …

#824 - Boston Friends Create Multicultural Masterpiece

April 4th, 2019

10:14
When two training managers notice a lack of diversity in their local art scene, they launch a for-profit, multicultural space for paint parties.  

#823 - Tailor-Made Teas Brew Steamy Steeped-In Profits

April 3rd, 2019

9:37
A San Diego woman brews her side hustle into a booming tea business by helping customers design custom tea blends. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#822 - Artistic Duo Sells 8,000 T-Shirts in One Year

April 2nd, 2019

9:17
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 …

#821 - College Grads Start $6 Million Agency in Social Media Wild West

April 1st, 2019

10:16
Today’s featured hustlers were in the first wave of college students to use Facebook. It didn’t take long to see how big it would become—and how much …

#820 - WEEKLY RECAP: Treat Your Business Like It's Alive

March 31st, 2019

13:19
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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#819 - Architect Designs Blueprint For Fashionable Online Shop

March 30th, 2019

10:50
A childhood love of sewing comes in handy for this architect’s side hustle goals later in life. 
 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#818 - Jealous Designer Starts Popular Art Blog

March 29th, 2019

12:14
Jealousy leads to opportunity when a bored graphic designer channels her love of artwork into an online masterpiece. 

Side Hustle School features a …

#817 - If At First You Don’t Succeed, Tarot Again

March 28th, 2019

10:49
When her initial idea to make chocolate proves to be more challenging than expected, an illustrative Seattleite finds something mystical in her …

#816 - Rustic Wall Hangings Rack Up Worthwhile Profits

March 27th, 2019

10:25
A self-taught manufacturer of home decor transitions her part-time curiosity into a full-time woodworking business. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#815 - Personal Problem Leads to Profitable Project

March 26th, 2019

10:27
Thousands of women struggle to pee while wearing shapewear after a surgery. This side hustler and her product designer husband invent a no-mess …

#814 - Cocktail Lovers Earn Liquid Profits from Boozy Pins

March 25th, 2019

10:15
An expat couple captures the spirit of their favorite drinks with punny cocktail pins.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#813 - WEEKLY RECAP: What Happens When a Partnership Ends?

March 24th, 2019

14:31
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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#812 - Photojournalist Crafts Fighter Jet Jewelry to Relive History

March 23rd, 2019

10:41
A New Zealander’s artistic side hustle encourages nostalgia while providing extra income and a creative outlet.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#811 - Colorado Artist Quits Job, Goes Back to Work, Then Quits Again

March 22nd, 2019

10:04
A Colorado artist utilizes Instagram and wholesale relationships to grow his following and bank account with unique designs. When his first attempt …

#810 - Freelancer Starts New Hustle to Help Frustrated Clients

March 21st, 2019

11:16
Many of this freelancer’s clients all suffered from the same frustrations. They needed more time and fewer headaches—so she started a project to help …

#809 - ABC News Reporter Dishes Out Profitable Pizza Tour

March 20th, 2019

10:36
A Chicago food reporter launches weekly pizza tours, showing Windy City visitors that there’s more to life than just deep-dish. 

Side Hustle School …

#808 - The 50 Shades of Editing Romance Novels

March 19th, 2019

11:40
A corporate recruiter pursues a steamy side business editing romance novels. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started …

#807 - Rosary Bead Hustle Pays Bills for Homeschooling Mom

March 18th, 2019

11:02
A stay-at-home mom’s prayers are answered when she begins to earn a full-time income making and selling rosary beads. 

Side Hustle School features a …

#806 - WEEKLY RECAP: The Conversion Problem

March 17th, 2019

13:34
In our tenth 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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#805 - Math Major Counts Cards, Beats Vegas Dealers

March 16th, 2019

10:01
Beat the dealer! Putting his college degree to good use, a Christian card-counter earns hundreds of thousands of dollars at the casino.

Side Hustle …

#804 - Shy Expat Uses “Deep Questions” Cards to Spark Conversations

March 15th, 2019

10:13
After moving to Toronto, this German video marketer years to create meaningful connections. He finds the answer in a series of playing cards he calls …

#803 - Financial Analyst Unearths Organic Plant Shop

March 14th, 2019

11:30
After growing up with a green thumb, this full-time analyst digs her way to fun, part-time foliage profits.
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#802 - Think Like a Lawyer: An Underground School For Lifelong Learning

March 13th, 2019

11:55
An unconventional attorney starts a non-traditional adult education school that grows to more than 900 courses. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#801 - Tote-ally Functional Bags for Women on the Go

March 12th, 2019

10:08
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 …

#800 - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Digital Nomads

March 11th, 2019

10:59
A German chemist goes nomadic and builds a community for women who work remotely. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#799 - WEEKLY RECAP: Listener Success Stories (and more!)

March 10th, 2019

14:17
In our tenth 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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#798 - Continuing Education Directory Earns Six Figures

March 9th, 2019

11:17
An Australian woman leaves her marketing agency to launch a directory for architects in need of professional development credits.

Side Hustle School …

#797 - Bass Player Starts BassLayerz Clothing Hustle

March 8th, 2019

10:41
Sports fans have all kinds of options to showcase their love of the game through apparel. Why can’t musicians have the same?

Side Hustle School …

#796 - Real Estate Agent Supplements Commissions By Renovating Homes

March 7th, 2019

10:06
A real estate agent in Spain grows tired of seeing buyers reject promising homes in need of renovation. When he learns to manage the renovation himself, he ends up with more sales and an additional $2,200/month.

Side …

#795 - Hand Lettering Artist Upgrades Cheesy Photo Booth Props

March 6th, 2019

11:53
An illustrator gives boring wedding photo booth props a much-needed upgrade, creating an alternative to greeting cards at the same time.

Side Hustle …

#794 - Nostalgic Bowl Of Pozole Inspires Spicy Hustle

March 5th, 2019

9:39
He loved making his family’s recipe of Mexican pozole soup ... but it took a long time and there were no options to speed it up. Could he create one?

#793 - Actress Becomes Organizational Director of Organization

March 4th, 2019

10:33
After chasing her dreams of being an actress, this soap opera star charts a new course as an organizational maven. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#792 - WEEKLY RECAP: The $0 Startup, Sign Hustles, and Ways to Save Time

March 3rd, 2019

15:17
In our ninth 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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#791 - Ad Agency Rep Designs Wedding Stationery

March 2nd, 2019

9:37
After helping out her sister, this Nebraska advertising agency employee learns that her creative skills are far from stationary.

Side Hustle School …

#790 - College Student Manages Large Ad Campaigns for Businesses

March 1st, 2019

10:03
A teenager learns online marketing techniques by watching YouTube, then goes on to manage ad campaigns of up to $50,000/month. 

Side Hustle School …

#789 - Graphic Designer Sketches Old Homes for New Money

February 28th, 2019

12:41
An Australian graphic designer discovers a way to save for a house of her own by drawing the homes of others.
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#788 - Event Planner Puts the “Treat” in Retreat

February 27th, 2019

9:50
A project manager makes a big move to host retreats from her new ranch.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a …

#787 - HVAC Craftsman Carves Out Woodworking Income

February 26th, 2019

11:16
This heating and air company sales rep had all but given up on his childhood love of woodworking. But after a six-year break and a random Instagram …

#786 - Stylish Clothes Reseller Becomes Fashion Consultant

February 25th, 2019

11:30
A broke college student learns to buy and resell designer clothes, then transitions the business into a high-end fashion consultancy. He now earns …

#785 - WEEKLY RECAP: Accountability and the Reverse Bucket List

February 24th, 2019

14:23
In our eighth recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!

Side Hustle …

#784 - Fire in the Hole! Handcrafted Drumsticks Ignite Into Profits

February 23rd, 2019

10:51
A woman creates an Etsy store to market her wood-burned artistry wares, specializing in custom, handcrafted drumsticks.

Side Hustle School features a …

#783 - Mortgage “Baker” Whisks Up Profitable Storefront

February 22nd, 2019

10:02
A mortgage specialist mixes her love for baking into a sugary, profitable side hustle.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#782 - Social Enterprise Project Empowers Middle School Girls

February 21st, 2019

9:16
Three women create a community to connect girls with caregivers while exploring topics about body image, STEM, and creativity. It’s not a charity; …

#781 - Workforce Expert Creates Empowerment Consultancy

February 20th, 2019

10:20
After feeling mistreated at work, this workforce development expert regroups and plans her escape.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#780 - Professional Boxer Packs a Punch with Quality CBD Oil

February 19th, 2019

10:11
After years of dealing with chronic pain, an athlete discovers the magic of CBD oil—then teams up with his sister to become a ringside evangelist for …

#779 - Piggy Bank Disaster Turns Millennial Into Money Master

February 18th, 2019

10:40
A British millennial keeps her savings in an old-fashioned piggy bank … until it’s stolen! Upon recovering from the loss, she invents an all new …

#778 - WEEKLY RECAP: Lessons Learned from Society Launch

February 17th, 2019

14:48
In our seventh recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!

Side Hustle …

#777 - Management Consultant Creates Astute Traveling Videos

February 16th, 2019

11:47
Travel videos on YouTube seemed like a crowded market, but this rewards-loving consultant finds a way to stand out.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#776 - Mom Starts Uber Easy Side Hustle Taxiing Kids

February 15th, 2019

8:40
An Aussie mom of five discovers an easy way to make cash by giving rides to her kids’ schoolmates. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#775 - MFA Student Trades Pen for Keyboard

February 14th, 2019

9:17
Can a creative writer compete with Google? This one does, and he goes on to earn $12,500 in recurring monthly income.
Side Hustle School features a …

#774 - Wisconsin Natives Hustle Coasters for Love of Good Beer

February 13th, 2019

10:09
When the beaches of Florida do nothing to diminish their love of their home state, two Wisconsin natives combine their love of Milwaukee and beer …

#773 - Artistic Wedding Backdrop Offers Updated Photo Alternative

February 12th, 2019

9:32
Two friends create an unusual wedding centerpiece, renting it to couples in search of a nontraditional wedding ceremony. 

Side Hustle School features …

#772 - Athletes Create “Chewable Energy” Gum

February 11th, 2019

11:34
Searching for energy on-the-go without a nasty crash or sugar rush, these two friends and high-performing athletes chew on the idea until inspiration …

#771 - WEEKLY RECAP: Keeping Up With What Matters

February 10th, 2019

13:00
In our sixth 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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#770 - Teacher Makes Money Asking Questions Outside the Classroom

February 9th, 2019

9:24
A West Virginia high-school teacher hosts trivia night for extra income—then earns a share for other hosts who use his equipment.

Side Hustle School …

#769 - Rocket Scientist Launches Out-Of-This-World Tutoring Business

February 8th, 2019

8:30
A NASA rocket scientist engineers her students toward top-flight grades.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a …

#768 - Clothing Boutique Burns Down, Rebuilds to 4 Locations

February 7th, 2019

10:34
This contractor went from flipping refurbished clothes on the side to starting her own boutique. After the store burns down in a fire, she carefully …

#767 - The Paleo Bagel: No Wheat, No Worries

February 6th, 2019

10:56
A middle aged fitness junkie goes all-in with the Paleo diet, but misses his daily bagel—so he goes on a quest to create “the Pagel.”

Side Hustle …

#766 - Vigil Anti-Hacker Logs $110,000 Profit

February 5th, 2019

8:45
A high school student uses ethical hacking to discover computer bugs, earning as much as $20,000 a month.
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#765 - Dynamic Sister Duo Bids Up Profits for Charities

February 4th, 2019

9:38
Going, going, gone! Two sisters harness a unique skill to help charities “get in on the auction.”
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#764 - WEEKLY RECAP: "My worst song has made the most money...”

February 3rd, 2019

14:26
In our fifth recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!

Side Hustle …

#763 - Beekeepers Build Buzzing Backyard Business

February 2nd, 2019

8:31
After learning to care for bees by watching YouTube, this European couple living in Australia turns it into a full-time income.  
Side Hustle School …

#762 - Eat, Graze, Love: Massive Cheese Platters Become Life of the Party

February 1st, 2019

11:10
An Aussie woman quits her job to earn a full-time income from catering mega-sized snack boards at parties.  
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#761 “Teachers Against Humanities” Card Deck Unites Educators

January 31st, 2019

11:26
A British teacher turns wit and sarcasm about his job into an expansion card deck for the popular Cards Against Humanities game.
Side Hustle School …

#760 - Friends Team Up to Deliver Compassionate Tech Support

January 30th, 2019

9:39
A nonprofit executive partners with a friend to provide IT services for charities and small businesses.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#759 - Tote Bag Titans! Teachers’ Custom Bag Shoulders $110,000 Profits

January 29th, 2019

10:18
Two teachers create a multi-tasking tote bag from scratch, building it into a six-figure business in just six months.
Side Hustle School features a …

#758 - Packing Cube Sales Earn $6,000/Month With No Inventory

January 28th, 2019

12:22
A presidential pencil holder and a keen eye for travel gear leads to a $6,000/month travel business.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#757 - WEEKLY RECAP: Last Call for Side Hustle Society!

January 27th, 2019

12:03
In our fourth 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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#756 - Catholic Designer Creates Stylish Apparel Line

January 26th, 2019

9:21
What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world but not sell any t-shirts? This designer cast his bread upon the waters and ended up with a …

#755 - All Work and No Play Inspires Nurses to Hustle

January 25th, 2019

11:16
When two nurses discover the cash potential hidden in your toddler’s toy chest, they trade in their scrubs for Play-Doh and Frozen figurines … …

#754 - Engineer Parses His Way To 2x Income

January 24th, 2019

11:22
His first 25 side hustles failed … but on his 26th attempt, this software engineer ends up replicating the income from his day job. 
Side Hustle …

#753 - Bank Employee Kindles Candle Profits

January 23rd, 2019

8:54
When her favorite candle shop leaves town, a Portland woman lights the way and starts her own. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Side Hustle Society Returns!

January 22nd, 2019

2:04
After ten months of waiting, our online community is now open to new members. Get feedback on your ideas and go from idea to income in 2019!  -->

#752 - Marimba Rental Business Hits All The Right Notes

January 22nd, 2019

9:04
Arriba! A father of four starts a marimba flipping business to fund child’s tuition. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#751 - Distracted Coach Creates Accountability Software

January 21st, 2019

10:28
Recognizing his own need for accountability, an executive coach develops a tool to allow people who work alone to overcome procrastination. 
Side …

#750 - WEEKLY RECAP: The Parable of the Plumber

January 20th, 2019

13:55
In our third recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study! 
Side Hustle …

#749 - Nacho Average Tacos! Chef Puts Twist on Mexican Culinary Classics

January 19th, 2019

8:32
A San Diego chef turns her weekend catering gig into a popular brick and mortar restaurant for visitors on both sides of the border.. 
Side Hustle …

#748 - An Everyday Bag That Gives Back to Women in India

January 18th, 2019

9:19
A woman turns her need for a solid, everyday bag into a project that employs women at risk of human trafficking in West Bengal, India. 
Side Hustle …

#747 - Un-Tours Of Myanmar Offer Adventure and Unpredictability

January 17th, 2019

9:57
His friends kept asking him to lead tours of Myanmar, and he finally agreed. But he wasn’t going to stick to the usual sights—these ‘un-tours’ would …

#746 - Bartenders Turn Trivia Night Into $1.5 Million Business

January 16th, 2019

10:16
From an initial investment of just $300, a pair of Cincinnati bartenders transform trivia night into a seven-figure franchise. 
Side Hustle School …

#745 - The Mystical Solution to Modern Love (and Money)

January 15th, 2019

9:26
A lifelong side hustler becomes a part-time relationship coach, starting a new service in response to a clear need. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#744 - It’s No Joke: Prank Musical Greeting Card Earns $36,000/Month

January 14th, 2019

11:33
What starts as a silly idea to make a musical greeting card with no off-switch turns into a multiple six-figure, nonstop success for two brothers. 

#743 - WEEKLY RECAP: Government Shuts Down, Your Life Continues

January 13th, 2019

15:27
In our second recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study! 
Side Hustle …

#742 - Louisiana Vegan Community Becomes a Big Dill

January 12th, 2019

9:50
Feeling like the only vegans in Louisiana, two friends start a roving, multi-course dinner series. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#741 - Photographer Visits 30 Countries, Leading Tours & Getting Paid

January 11th, 2019

9:52
After struggling to build an online following, a photographer changes course and finds the right lens. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#740 - Trip to Europe Inspires Adventurous Blanket Biz

January 10th, 2019

10:26
After returning from an extended trip abroad, this digital strategist draws on a sense of adventure to source and sell heirloom throw blankets. 
Side …

#739 - Car Enthusiast Sells DIY Tune-Up Kits

January 9th, 2019

9:47
A longtime side hustler creates a series of products for fellow car enthusiasts. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#738 - iPhone “Progress App” Weighs in with Measurable Profits

January 8th, 2019

9:00
He missed out on the early gold rush of the Apple store, but this UK bank employee arrives three years later with an app that’s built to last. He now …

#737 - Retro Hair Accessories Scrunch Up $4,000/Month

January 7th, 2019

10:36
Remember the hair scrunchie from the 1980s? It’s making a comeback, and this community college administrator sells thousands of them from her home. 

#736 - WEEKLY RECAP: 3 Priorities to Keep You Focused

January 6th, 2019

12:37
In our first recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study! 
Side Hustle …

#735 - Bucket List Becomes Swashbuckling Adventure Tour Company

January 5th, 2019

8:22
A small-town Oregonian grows a travel blog into a multiple six-figure business.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#734 - Data Geek Charts Course From Analyst to Author

January 4th, 2019

8:38
Bored at work, a young economics analyst gets creative and designs charts about love and breakups. She ends up with a book deal—and a better job.
Side …

#733 - Networking Success Is Served with a Side of Eggs

January 3rd, 2019

9:22
Inspired by a generation’s obsession with startups and brunch, this Wall Street relationship manager combines the two on a silver platter.
Side Hustle …

#732 - PE Teacher Resells Concert Tickets, Earns $12,000/Month

January 2nd, 2019

10:09
After selling a few tickets to concerts he couldn’t attend, this teacher found himself with a lucrative side hustle that changed his life. 
Side …

#731 - Season III Begins! Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

January 1st, 2019

6:52
We’re back for the third year in a row with more stories! Here’s what it’s all about and what you can expect as we level-up for our awesome listeners.

#730 - Family Business Connects Household Cardboard to Geometry Lessons

December 31st, 2018

7:26
When a mom starts a furniture business, it inspires her kids to try their own hands at business from an early age. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#729 - WEEKLY RECAP: Top Lessons of 2018!

December 30th, 2018

14:28
That’s a wrap! Well, almost—in our FINAL recap of 2018, Chris shares several overall lessons from the year.  
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#728 - Extreme Makeover: Tinder Photo Edition

December 29th, 2018

8:53
This fashion photographer was used to seeing bad Tinder photos, but they never stopped shocking her. “Do they know what they’re communicating with …

#727 - Teacher Flips Sports Gear For $8,000/Month

December 28th, 2018

8:57
A teacher uses his love for sports memorabilia to bridge the financial gap between his teaching contracts—then goes on to create a highly profitable …

#726 - Medical Examiner Fetches New Paws-ibilities With Pet Sitting Hustle

December 27th, 2018

8:59
No permanent home, no problem! This Seattle medical examiner pet sits her way to New York City and an early retirement. 
Side Hustle School features a …

#725 - Social Worker Bakes Cupcakes for The Walking Dead

December 26th, 2018

9:26
After a stressful divorce, this social worker and mom needs to make money. She begins by selling cupcakes at the local market, then goes on to …

#724 - London Clerk Hires Ghosts to Visit Boss, Earns Passive Income

December 25th, 2018

7:22
In search of medicine for his ill son, a London clerk outsources three ghost visits to scare his employer into paying up. Merry Christmas, everyone! 

#723 - Art Director Turns Passion For Puppets Into Profit

December 24th, 2018

8:25
An advertising executive discovers the world of puppet fabric and unlocks a new career. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#722 - WEEKLY RECAP: Find Holiday Time to Invest in Yourself

December 23rd, 2018

13:17
In our fifty first recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#721 - Online Memorial Services Are the New Funerals

December 22nd, 2018

7:41
An Australian communications strategist creates an online memorial service that earns $250,000 a year. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#720 - Actor Lands Role Of Her Life In 24 Carat Side Hustle

December 21st, 2018

9:56
A creative outlet leads to a profitable business earning at least $3,000 a month. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#719 - Wall Street Banker Places “Buy” Order on Organic Superfoods

December 20th, 2018

8:52
A journey from Wall Street to a healthy snack alternative—and then to a brand new career. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#718 - “Middle Class Dad” Earns Passive Income from Parenting Advice

December 19th, 2018

9:34
Did you hear the one about the dad with the blog? He earns an extra $2,000/month. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#717 - Car Enthusiast Races Towards Reselling Success

December 18th, 2018

9:46
A former product manager sees the potential in importing specialty car parts. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#716 - Snack-Sized Business News for Millennials

December 17th, 2018

11:03
A banking duo discovers a disconnect between business news sites and millennials, then builds the solution into their full-time occupation. 
Side …

#715 - WEEKLY RECAP: Sorry, You Can’t Have It All

December 16th, 2018

16:19
In our fiftieth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#714 - Mental Health Counselor By Day, Headband Artist by Night

December 15th, 2018

9:42
A mental health counselor gets a head start with a side hustle that brings in $3,000 a month. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#713 - Music Lover Strikes Chord with Guitar Flipping Hustle

December 14th, 2018

8:31
A self-proclaimed “collector of things” turns her guilty pleasure into a profitable side hustle that brings in over $2,000/month. 
Side Hustle School …

#712 - Wedding App Founder Exchanges Vows for Coding Book Biz

December 13th, 2018

9:58
After running from tedious computer science lectures, a self-taught developer decides to help others learn through a series of “friendly” coding …

Special Feature: Fortune 500 Employee Quits Job to Store Surfboards

December 12th, 2018

5:40
 In search of a side hustle, a man creates a unique way to store his wakeboards. Over the next 9 years, he turns it into a multi-million dollar …

#711 - Educator Makes Cards to Teach Kids About Emotions

December 12th, 2018

10:21
Don’t take a time-out … take a time-in! Recognizing the struggle parents have with teaching kids how to handle emotions, a mom and educator creates a …

#710 - Movie Editor Turns 19th Century Art Into Full-Time Job

December 11th, 2018

10:31
He started creating webcomics back in 2003. Little did he know this labor of love would eventually turn into a $10,000 per event side hustle. 
Side …

#709 - Stay At Home Mom Delivers Fresh Side Income

December 10th, 2018

10:25
After relocating to Tennessee from Canada, a restless homemaker creates an online farmers market, delivering produce to more than 200 homes a week. 

#708 - WEEKLY RECAP: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Email Marketing

December 9th, 2018

16:53
In our forty-ninth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#707 - Savvy Stationery Site Offers Cards for Divorce & Diwali

December 8th, 2018

10:44
A director at a non-profit college of music creates an e-commerce site selling greeting cards with a twist. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#706 - Hedge Fund Manager Rocks On with Diamond Algorithm

December 7th, 2018

10:18
“Have algorithm, will side hustle”: These financial traders applied their career know-how to a completely different industry. They’re now earning …

#705 - Friends Foster Korean Face Mask Frenzy

December 6th, 2018

9:16
When several friends and colleagues discover the consumer craze over Korean face masks, they team up to create their own subscription box side …

Special Feature: Honey Badger Provides Bread and Butter for Family Biz

December 5th, 2018

5:42
An illustrative artist designs a line of glassware with animal prints. 
This special episode of Side Hustle School is brought to you by ShipStation. 


#704 - Shoe Designer Runs After $1 Million Challenge

December 5th, 2018

11:29
“Why can’t dress shoes look great and perform well at the same time?” This runner and industrial designer was irritated, so he set out to find the …

CHECKING IN: What’s Next for Side Hustle School??

December 4th, 2018

3:20
Side Hustle School is made for you! Here’s a quick update on what we’re working on, something I wish I’d done better, AND what will happen to the …

#703 - Spousal Birthday Gift Becomes $40,000 Card Game

December 4th, 2018

10:43
It starts as a creative gift for his wife, but this tabletop game ends up making a lot of other people happy. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#702 - Veteran Turns Sweet Compulsion Into Obsessive Candy Hustle

December 3rd, 2018

11:23
After completing 30 years of service in the Air Force, a veteran who struggles with OCD opens a special kind of candy shop. 
Side Hustle School …

#701 - Weekly Recap: Give the Gift of Podcasts

December 2nd, 2018

16:11
In our forty-eighth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#700 - Dog Lover Fetches $250,000 in Canine Clothing

December 1st, 2018

8:04
A Minnesota woman turns her design hobby into trendy duds for the whole family, including furry companions. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#699 - Carpe Libri! Budding Book Club Baron Brings in $6,400/Month

November 30th, 2018

10:02
A UK-based consultant builds a better reading habit by starting a book club that grows to 350 members. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#698 - Engineer Earns 7-Figures from “Crowd-Purchasing” Project

November 29th, 2018

9:36
A product development exec recognizes the need for a group buying platform for electronics and other items. After starting with $5,000, it now earns …

Special Feature: Squeaky Clean Side Hustle Becomes Full-Time Family Business

November 28th, 2018

5:40
A passion for plant-based, organic products scrubs up an unexpected family business. 
This special episode of Side Hustle School is brought to you by …

#697 - Magician Brothers Make Money Appear From Playing Cards

November 28th, 2018

8:30
Twin brothers turn their art of “cardistry” into a highly profitable business. It’s all fun and games as long as they don’t let their profits …

#696 - Proud Mainer Brings Whoopie Pies to the World

November 27th, 2018

9:25
After her kids go off to college, this former stay-at-home-mom begins baking whoopie pies in bulk. She now makes them by the thousands, selling more …

#695 - Business Students Make $125,000 Selling Headphone Attachments

November 26th, 2018

11:04
Two friends always talked about starting a business. But it wasn’t until a run-in with some expensive headphones that they finally found the idea …

#694 - Weekly Recap: Ice Cream, Dog Stockings, and Luxury for Less

November 25th, 2018

14:09
In our forty-seventh recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#693 - Art School Model Starts Sexually Stimulating Side Hustle

November 24th, 2018

10:05
This biology student-turned-model had a penchant for writing about sexual wellness. She just had to find a way to make money with it—and she did. 

#692 - “National Pie Championship” Judge Sells Off Inventory

November 23rd, 2018

7:52
This lifelong baker was afraid of pies—but when she overcomes her hesitancy, she undertakes a baking adventure that leads to hundreds of satisfied …

#691 - Dog Stocking Hustle Earns Husky Payoff

November 22nd, 2018

9:05
He never saw himself starting a side hustle, but when he noticed one of his marketing clients making bank on seasonal pet gifts, he just couldn’t …

Special Feature: Guitar Pedal Switches Shred Heavy Metal Profits

November 21st, 2018

5:21
When this musician can’t afford the latest guitar gear, he finds a way to build it himself, building a full-time income in the process.  
This special …

#690 - Luxury for Less! Best Friends Get Paid to Share Design Tips

November 21st, 2018

9:09
When two friends realize that their savvy shopping is a skill, they dive into the world of affiliate marketing. After investing a grand total of $46 …

#689 - Songwriter Makes Extra Money Giving Podcasts a Beat

November 20th, 2018

9:32
When a friend needs help writing music for his podcast, this full-time music producer tunes up his side hustle strings. 
Side Hustle School features a …

#688 - Game of Cones: Two Women Make Architecturally-Inspired Ice Cream

November 19th, 2018

10:17
A nouveau-cream wave of ice cream debuts at Coachella, and everyone freaks out. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#687 - Weekly Recap: Tater Tats, Car Seat Coats, and Comic Books

November 18th, 2018

12:58
In our forty-sixth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#686 - Business Analyst Creates Budding Side Hustle

November 17th, 2018

8:24
He puts the ‘can’ in cannabis products, finding a pot of gold at the end of a hazy rainbow. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#685 - Comic Book Curator Creates Custom Crate Subscription

November 16th, 2018

10:57
A Sacramento-based comic and collectibles owner sparks an interest in reading with a monthly comic book subscription box service.
Side Hustle School …

#684 - Dutch Engineer Sells TableTop Games for Second Income

November 15th, 2018

9:31
When a series of debilitating headaches makes it hard to work full-time, this Dutch A/V engineer diversifies his income to decrease his work hours. 

Special Feature: Texas Team Stitches & Ships 150,000 Socks Every Month

November 14th, 2018

3:57
Two friends create a “Sock of the Month” club that starts with $600 and grows to 23 employees. 
This special episode of Side Hustle School is brought …

#683 - Aussie Couple Logs Six Figures Selling Wellness Diaries

November 14th, 2018

7:54
An account manager and her partner develop a self-care diary to help others prioritize health and well-being. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#682 - Working Mother Sells Coats to Buckle in Babies

November 13th, 2018

11:19
It’s unsafe for your child to be in a car seat with a puffy winter coat—but it’s a pain to dress and undress each time you enter the car. This …

#681 - Farmer Makes “Tater Tats” for All Your Produce Tattoo Needs

November 12th, 2018

9:44
When a running joke doesn’t end up running its course, a side hustle seed takes root and begins to grow. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#680 - Weekly Recap: End of Civilization, Voter Postcards, and Nepalese Sherpas

November 11th, 2018

16:24
In our forty-fifth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!  
Side Hustle School features a new …

#679 - College Student Pays Off Loans by Flipping Classic Video Games

November 10th, 2018

9:07
Wanting to get out of debt, a college student pays off a $4,000 student loan by buying and reselling classic video games. 
Side Hustle School features …

#678 - Nature-Loving Neighbors Create Kids Subscription Box

November 9th, 2018

9:23
When two couples can’t figure out how to get their kids outdoors and away from electronics in the winter, a personal challenge blossoms into an …

#677 - Tennessean Meets Nepalese Sherpa on Lyft Ride, Sells Adventure Trips

November 8th, 2018

9:01
A chance meeting inspires a couple to start a company that provides packaged treks to Nepal. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

Special Feature: Paleo Couple Bakes Their Way To $30,000 A Month

November 7th, 2018

5:18
They wanted a dessert that would satisfy their sweet tooth, but not knock them off their diet. They ended up being a market leader to a massive group …

#676 - Boston Designers Open Authentic Arts & Crafts Shop for Visitors

November 7th, 2018

9:54
Two friends want to help Boston’s artists bring their arts and crafts to the world—so they create a shop to help them showcase their wares, give …

Live in San Francisco: A Celebration of Bold Ideas

November 6th, 2018

22:28
Join me for this special event featuring Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and brand ambassador for 1850. In this conversation, we talk with …

#675 - Go Vote! Freelance Designer Sells Voter Turnout Postcards

November 6th, 2018

9:13
After writing hundreds of postcards to voters, this freelancer designs her own sets for sale. In the first year, she sells $60,000 of them. 
Side …

#674 - Zombie Apocalypse Prevention Podcast Earns $200,000/Year

November 5th, 2018

9:32
To survive the end of civilization, listen to this episode. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without …

#673 - Weekly Recap: Finding a “Hook” as a Dietitian

November 4th, 2018

13:52
In our forty-fourth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#672 - Hobbyist Photographer Finds $800/Month Hiding in Local Newspaper

November 3rd, 2018

7:37
A university employee takes photos of homes, helping real estate agents and getting paid for his efforts. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#671 - Parody Rapper Publishes Educational Music Videos

November 2nd, 2018

11:05
A digital learning consultant turns a lifelong love of music into a YouTube channel for students and teachers. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#670 - Financial Blog Sprouts into $35,000/Month Money Tree

November 1st, 2018

9:29
A registered nurse and financial manager start a blog for millennials. After a rough beginning, they figure out their audience and go on to earn tens …

Special Feature: Best Friends Stitch Together $2 Million

October 31st, 2018

6:52
Two teachers turn $200 in fabric and a simple idea for children’s education into a seven figure business and a TV deal. 
This special episode of Side …

#669 - Maniac Pumpkin Carving! This Spooky Side Hustle Won’t Scare You Away

October 31st, 2018

9:36
Get paid up to $700 each for carving pumpkins?? Only on Side Hustle School: a love of all things Halloween leads two friends to carve out a chunk of …

#668 - Minnesotan Opens Private Campground in Her Backyard

October 30th, 2018

7:41
An injured puppy and a James Brown song gives this Minnesota chocolatier the inspiration to run a private campground for adventurous travelers. 
Side …

#667 - Game on! Seahawks Fan Kicks Off Six-Figure Sports App

October 29th, 2018

10:34
When faced with the possibility of not being able to enjoy his favorite football games, this sports fan creates an app to solve the problem. Four …

#666 - Weekly Recap: Don’t Sit On Your Ideas

October 28th, 2018

12:49
In our forty-third recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#665 - Chemical Analyst Strikes a Side Hustle Match(Stick)

October 27th, 2018

8:53
Ever wondered how match strikers are made? This chemical analyst figured it out, and now earns $2,000/month from her online shop. 
Side Hustle School …

#664 - Ballroom Dance Enthusiast Triples Side Income with “How-To” Guide

October 26th, 2018

9:10
After an initial attempt at baking scones fails to rise, a client services manager combines her passion for ballroom dancing with publishing guides …

#663 - Job Recruiter Helps LinkedIn Connections with Resumes

October 25th, 2018

9:58
With a full-time job and a family of four to support, this job recruiter applies the skills he uses every day to earn additional money on the side. 

Special Feature: Dieter Chows Down on Meal-Replacement Niche

October 24th, 2018

6:35
He wanted a diet he could put on autopilot. And, after months of trial and error, he found a recipe which would make him the go-to guy for hungry …

#662 - Tech Employee Gets Paid to Visit Napa Wineries

October 24th, 2018

10:11
This Bay Area transplant started blogging about Napa wines as a creative outlet, but she soon discovered that valley wineries were willing to pay for …

#661 - Physical Therapist Sells 57,000 “Neck Hammocks”

October 23rd, 2018

10:23
In trying to remedy his own workout injuries, this physical therapist invents a portable device to relieve pain. He then patents the device and sells …

#660 - Beard Oil Behemoth Expands to 35 Countries

October 22nd, 2018

9:05
How one man grew his $46 idea into a six-figure monthly sales machine selling beard oil. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#659 - Weekly Recap: Don’t Be Afraid to Tear Down & Rebuild

October 21st, 2018

16:55
In our forty-second recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#658 - Litigator Saves Bloggers From Legal Destruction

October 20th, 2018

10:01
“They’re all illegal!” As an attorney, she knew that bloggers weren’t following the rules, but it was painfully obvious that nobody else did. 
Side …

#657 - Inventor Unclogs Profits With Innovative Drain Solution

October 19th, 2018

10:44
A modern-day Edison creates a million-dollar product after constantly cleaning up loose hair in his household drains. 
Side Hustle School features a …

#656 - IT Manager Stitches Seamless Sewing Side Hustle

October 18th, 2018

9:34
Needing a way to reconnect with her creative side, this IT manager learns to thread her hustle into her life. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#655 - Tinder Matched Couple Swipes Right to Sell Cupcakes

October 17th, 2018

11:11
After meeting on Tinder, a couple takes a long walk through Central Park and decides to sell cupcakes for $20 each. Surprise: it works. 
Side Hustle …

#654 - Nestle Employee Doubles Salary By Playing Video Games at Night

October 16th, 2018

10:46
Hard work pays off! After three years of streaming video games to an audience of thousands every night, this marketing manager now earns more from …

#653 - Crossfit Trainer Starts Meal Prep Service for Hungry Customers

October 15th, 2018

10:40
A Crossfit trainer and her videographer partner create a healthy meal prep and delivery service, launching it with zero startup costs and growing to …

#652 - Weekly Recap: Treat Your Part-Time Hustle Like a Real Business

October 14th, 2018

18:51
In our forty-first recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#651 - Delaware Woman Solves Embarrassing Problem

October 13th, 2018

10:42
When the summer heat brings sweaty streaks, this aircraft company employee finds a way to wipe away the moisture. Bonus: this episode is presented by …

#650 - Soda-licious! Nike Manager Creates Fruit-Infused Balsamic Beverages

October 12th, 2018

8:58
When he can’t find a non-alcoholic beverage worthy of greatness, this Nike manager learns to create, package, and sell his own line of fruit-infused …

#649 - Designer Makes $1M Giving It The Old College Try

October 11th, 2018

11:22
Missing the South after migrating north to Boston, a designer creates a series of sports-themed pennants and t-shirts that put hometown pride on display. Since starting up, he’s had more than $1M in sales and earned a …

#648 - Food Tour Guide Chomps Down on $100,000 Profit

October 10th, 2018

8:32
After first beginning with private cooking lessons, this former marketer discovers an even bigger opportunity in the world of food tours.
Side Hustle …

#647 - UK Sales Manager Calls Shots With Photographic Film Shop

October 9th, 2018

11:19
A niche market of photographers who use analog film hasn’t had a one-stop shop for all the supplies they need—at least until this UK sales manager …

#646 - Rent the Chicken! An Egg-Cellent Idea Clucks Into Cash

October 8th, 2018

9:29
Yes, really: this Pennsylvania couple rents out 2,000 chickens to people interested in urban homesteading. It’s a side hustle worth clucking about! 

#645 - Weekly Recap: Will People Pay for History Lessons?

October 7th, 2018

17:21
In our fortieth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#644 - “Productivity Nannies” Dig Concentration Caves for Modern Workers

October 6th, 2018

9:27
Fall into a hole and don’t come out until your work is complete! These three friends create daylong, distraction-free zones for the masses.
Side …

#643 - Hit the Streets With These Chicago Walking Tours

October 5th, 2018

9:16
A trip to South America inspired this pet supplies manager to launch his own “free” walking tour company.
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#642 - German DJ Turns Up Profits with Magic Marriage Mixes

October 4th, 2018

9:48
After a false start with an online course that fails to sell, a DJ in Germany takes a risk with a more controversial product—and finally finds the …

# 641 - Firefighter Uses Chainsaw for Jumbo-Sized Woodworking

October 3rd, 2018

9:42
Taking advantage of some downtime, this Alberta firefighter picks up a chainsaw and begins carving out life-sized wooden bears. He sells his creations to universities, restaurants, and anyone who wants a unique (and …

#640 - New Yorker Covers Up With Comfy Underwear Line

October 2nd, 2018

9:51
For years, she wanted her own side hustle—and she finally uncovered it in a drawer of intimate apparel.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#639 - Food Lover Sells Granola to Hungry Google Employees

October 1st, 2018

11:47
From the local farmers market to the kitchens of major tech corporations—this granola recipe isn’t good, it’s grrrrrrr-eat!
Side Hustle School …

#638 - Weekly Recap: Making Time for What Matters

September 30th, 2018

16:50
In our thirty-ninth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#637 - Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Pins Down Mobile Workout Tool

September 29th, 2018

12:27
An unconventional workout tool becomes a hit on Kickstarter, then goes on to earn $20,000 a month for its creator.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#636 - Canadian Mom Rolls Out Supportive Side Hustle

September 28th, 2018

10:02
It’s no secret that crutches are uncomfortable. Their little-known alternative has led to a profitable side hustle for this caretaker Canadian.
Side …

#635 - Trader Joe’s Sign Artist Earns $43,200 Selling Tea-Stained Prints

September 27th, 2018

9:46
Discovering the art of tea-stained prints using publicly available (and free!) art, a Trader Joe’s employee begins earning $3,600 a month selling …

#634 - Physician Designs Plush Toys to Teach Anatomy

September 26th, 2018

11:24
A physician designs and manufactures plush toys in the shape of human organs. They’re used to teach kids about the human body and as “get well soon” …

#633 - The Clothes Dryer That Changed a Family Forever

September 25th, 2018

11:42
When this government employee is let go from his job, he stumbles upon a reselling opportunity that would end up helping his family ride the coming …

#632 - Sound Engineer Makes $80,000/Year Handing Out Free Maps

September 24th, 2018

9:53
A former sound engineer in Texas maps out a successful career by providing free information guides for hotel guests. The guides are underwritten by …

#631 - Weekly Recap: Nothing is Sacred, So Look Out for Yourself

September 23rd, 2018

15:52
In our thirty-eighth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#630 - Colorado Nutritionist Reworks Role to Get Paid Twice

September 22nd, 2018

10:03
It’s all smoothies and smooth moves for this dual-role nutritionist from Colorado.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#629 - Tie One On for This Australian High School Teacher

September 21st, 2018

8:28
To get some business experience on the cheap, this teacher creates and sells his own bow ties. When he’s ready to move on, he sells the business …

#628 - Charismatic Coaching Duo Earns $50,000/Month

September 20th, 2018

9:57
These two friends knew that charisma and confidence were important to success—but the success they create goes far beyond their wildest imaginations. They begin by selling $10 ebooks, and now sell $600 courses every …

#627 - Rehearsal App for Actors Earns $500,000

September 19th, 2018

9:41
Not satisfied with the iPhone’s built-in Voice Recorder, a radio host and acting coach creates his own app to help actors rehearse. It goes on to …

#626 - Salesman’s Spicy Side Hustle Serves Up Serious Sales

September 18th, 2018

9:58
After hosting a popular Super Bowl party, a St. Louis salesman brings his fiery-hot, yet extra-flavorful hot sauce to the market. 
Side Hustle School …

#625 - Marathon Runner Earns Full-Time Income Trying On Shoes

September 17th, 2018

8:40
A decade-long “marathon distance” project earns six-figures in affiliate commissions for this patient runner.
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#624 - Weekly Recap: Crowdfunding Is Not a Business Model.

September 16th, 2018

18:04
In our thirty-seventh recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#623 - Outsource Date Night With This Sexy Side Hustle

September 15th, 2018

8:18
Love the idea of a romantic evening, but don’t have the time to plan it? These best friends from Florida will take care of everything for you.
Side …

#622 - When the Rubber Hits the Road, This Mom of Three Earns $5,000/Month

September 14th, 2018

9:43
After making a simple change to the color of her custom-image rubber ink stamps, this interior designer and mother-of-three from Texas began earning …

#621 - Sign Language Videos Spell Out Profits for Special Ed Teacher

September 13th, 2018

10:35
After using puppets to make sign language videos for her toddlers, an educator stumbles upon an underserved market.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#620 - Sisters Create Bundle Of Joy With Customized Board Game

September 12th, 2018

11:26
Two sisters living in New York City relive their childhood memories and create a personalized board game, earning $16,500 in the first four months.

#619 - London Photographer Rents Camera Gear 1,100 Times

September 11th, 2018

10:50
A London receptionist rents out his photography equipment on a peer-to-peer sharing site… over and over and over.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#618 - The Rise and Fall of BirdSupplies.com

September 10th, 2018

10:23
Before the boom of online shopping, this bird lover struggled to find quality products for her feathery friends. She decides to take flight herself, earning up to $250,000/year reselling supplies. Squawk! 
Side Hustle …

#617 - Weekly Recap: Don’t Compete with Amazon

September 9th, 2018

18:00
In our thirty-sixth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#616 - Attorney Defends Women’s Right To Good Content

September 8th, 2018

9:49
This attorney was frustrated with the content the media creates for modern women—so she started her own magazine to represent what women like her …

#615 - Aussie Mom Earns $3,000/Month From Affiliate Links

September 7th, 2018

10:21
After overcoming obstacles in her search for remote work opportunities, this stay-at-home mom creates her own resource website to help others. She gets paid when visitors click through to register for programs she …

#614 - Swipe Some Inspiration From This Sticky Side Hustle

September 6th, 2018

8:42
After designing a laminated menu for a restaurant, this product design manager has “the write idea” to create reusable paper. She then sells it to …

#613 - Developer Gets Paid for Weekend Trips Abroad

September 5th, 2018

9:01
This web developer always wanted to travel, but only had a few days a year to do it. Little did she know that her jam-packed adventures would become …

#612 - It’s All Smiles For Two Friends Brushing Away Bacteria

September 4th, 2018

9:03
In search of a side hustle, two Australian friends learn to import toothbrushes from the U.S., earning $30,000 in profit.
Side Hustle School features …

#611 - CPA Earns Six-Figures Selling Spreadsheets to Etsy Sellers

September 3rd, 2018

10:58
This CPA was burned out on office work, so she turned her efforts to an Etsy business—but it wasn’t long before she was hitting the books again, just in a more creative way. Her new spreadsheets help Etsy sellers and …

#610 - Weekly Recap: Have a #HappierLaborDay!

September 2nd, 2018

17:48
In our thirty-fifth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#609 - Aussie Cyclist Shifts Into Gear With Online Shop

September 1st, 2018

10:28
After a painful breakup, an account manager becomes a new spokes-person for side hustling by reselling bicycle gear.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#608 - Insult This! Witty Event Organizer Prepares You to Respond to Rudeness

August 31st, 2018

10:34
After experiencing the frustrating moment of not having a witty reply for a rude stranger, this event organizer launches a website to share the best …

#607 - Miniature Dollhouse Website Pays Full-Size Profits

August 30th, 2018

11:47
A digital marketing manager finds success by growing her dollhouse drop-shipping website business—all without paying for advertising, and by working …

EXTENDED CUT: Six-Figure Drone Pilots

August 29th, 2018

21:23
Can you really make six-figures using a drone to take pictures of houses? These people do, and most of them didn’t have special training before they started. This special episode also discusses how to spot other …

#606 - One Man’s Trashed Mash is Another Man’s Cash

August 29th, 2018

11:07
What starts as a collegiate adventure in getting around the legal drinking age requirements leads to a mission that turns trash into cash.
Side Hustle …

#605 - Hungover Accountant Starts “Morning After” Party Cleanup Service

August 28th, 2018

9:44
Hungover after a night of hosting a party, an Australian accountant comes up with an unusual cleaning service that goes on to earn $30,000/year …

#604 - Military-Themed Teddy Bears Help Kids Hibernate

August 27th, 2018

13:06
An ad executive turned teddy bear manufacturer creates a military-grade sleep system for children, earning $100,000 in sales and making a lot of …

#603 - Weekly Recap: Bees, Children’s Books, & Granola Butter

August 26th, 2018

17:32
In our thirty-fourth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#602 - Crafting Maven Creates World’s Most Practical Workbook

August 25th, 2018

9:36
A particularly productive crafter shares her goal-setting tips with readers, then goes on to make a “Get to Work Book” that earns more than $1 …

#601 - Frenchman Says Bonjour to $35,000/Month Foodie Hustle

August 24th, 2018

9:31
After relocating to Quebec, this continental creative brings seasonal flavor to an artisanal food retailing biz.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#600! Canadian Colleagues Publish Children’s Books About Real Life

August 23rd, 2018

9:52
Two Canadian mothers shake up the children’s book narrative by publishing stories that tell the truth about hard things in life.
Side Hustle School …

#599 - Avocado Queen Earns $45,000 Selling Spreadable Granola

August 22nd, 2018

12:37
After sharing about her recovery from unhealthy eating, this health tech worker leverages an Instagram following and turns a kitchen experiment into …

#598 - Crafty Mompreneur Brings in $12,000 in Eight Weeks

August 21st, 2018

11:32
A mom in search of a new side hustle creates a profitable after-school enrichment class.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#597 - Six-Figure Beekeeping Biz Buzzes for Minnesota Couple

August 20th, 2018

9:46
The buzzworthy journey of Minnesotan bees and their keepers. These hardy bees don’t mess around—last year they produced $150,000 in sweet profits.

#596 - Weekly Recap: When to Ignore Good Advice

August 19th, 2018

17:54
In our thirty-third recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#595 - Health Scare Pushes Marketer To Start Profitable Blog

August 18th, 2018

10:27
When she found out she had high cholesterol, she knew it was time to make a change in her life. Learning to make an extra $2,000/month telling people …

#594 - Squeaky Clean Couple Raise the Bar with Online Soap Sales

August 17th, 2018

12:25
A husband and wife clean up with a homemade soap side hustle that’s no lathering matter. It’s currently earning $50,000 a month!
Side Hustle School …

#593 - University Director Turns Draining Problem Into Profitable Power-Up

August 16th, 2018

9:15
He panicked whenever he saw his phone battery running out, but he could never find the right power bank to fit his needs—so he decided to power-up …

#592 - Agricultural Teacher Earns $200,000 Selling Lesson Plans

August 15th, 2018

10:51
After creating course materials for a forgotten group of educators, this agricultural teacher now earns a significant income from a growing business.

#591 - The Coffee Grinder That Made $300,000

August 14th, 2018

11:55
Rise and shine! A petroleum engineer finds the perfect item to resell on Amazon. He goes on to sell $300,000 worth of the humble coffee grinder.
Side …

#590 - Former Teacher Becomes Children’s Magazine Publisher

August 13th, 2018

13:26
A teacher begins working part-time as a personal chef at children’s baking parties, then starts a magazine about healthy food. The project now brings …

#589 - Weekly Recap: Busy People Get More Done

August 12th, 2018

19:16
In our thirty-second recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#588 - Ohio State Students Make Big Moves Storing Items

August 11th, 2018

8:02
The annual student moving exodus provides side hustle inspiration for two university roommates. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#587 - Graphic Designer Paints a Picture Worth $8,000/Month

August 10th, 2018

9:56
This designer is the picture of success with a side hustle that draws in a full-time income. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#586 - Louisiana Oil Worker Creates Premium Duffel Bag

August 9th, 2018

9:42
This born-and-bred oil worker didn’t need to strike oil to create his profitable, “badass” side hustle. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#585 - If At First You Don’t Succeed, Make DIY Journals

August 8th, 2018

10:17
Two friends try to start an online wedding platform, but they end up with a monthly subscription service offering personalized DIY journals. 
Side …

#584 - Mini Foam Roller Works Out the Kinks

August 7th, 2018

8:11
A San Diego project manager creates a tiny foam roller relieve pain and prevent injury no matter where you are.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#583 - Line Chef Makes Millions Cooking Up Apron Empire

August 6th, 2018

12:29
A chef sets out to reinvent the humble apron, growing it to a multi-million-dollar company while still working in restaurants at night.
Side Hustle …

#582 - Weekly Recap: “This Time, It’s Different”

August 5th, 2018

16:21
In our thirty-first recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new …

#581 - Oil & Gas Worker Becomes Sports Videographer for Polo Games

August 4th, 2018

9:31
A project planner gets inspired by his son’s soccer game and then creates a rewarding business as a sports videographer.
Side Hustle School features a …

#580 - Pump It Up! Project Manager Elevates Female Fitness

August 3rd, 2018

10:31
When diet and fitness fads run their course, this Aussie builds a tribe of over 16,000 followers and a side hustle that brings in $10,000/month.
Side …

#579 - Online Bike Store Owner Gears Up for Hands-Off Profits

August 2nd, 2018

11:29
After following his wife around Italy, an Irishman takes life by the handlebars—breaking the cycle of new jobs by learning how to drop-ship e-bikes.

#578 - Global Supply Chain Adventures: American Ships Brazilian Hair to Liberia

August 1st, 2018

10:59
This shipping executive’s foreign friends struggled to get their hands on the American goods he took for granted. His new business now delivers thousands of packages a month to countries like Liberia and Hungary.
Side …

#577 - Six-Figure Sneakers: College Grad Earns $10,000/Month Reselling Shoes

July 31st, 2018

10:47
While waiting tables, a recent college grad discovers the world of “sneakerheads.” He then learns to buy and resell shoes, earning a six-figure …

#576 - Rhode Island Mom Has Side Hustle In The Bag

July 30th, 2018

9:29
A communications manager and mother of two young children manufactures an innovative solution for a common shopping problem.
Side Hustle School …

#575 - Weekly Recap: Setbacks, Roadblocks, and Challenges

July 29th, 2018

16:19
In our thirtieth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#574 - Money Grows on Moringa Trees

July 28th, 2018

8:48
After recovering from a chronic illness through the power of plants, a woman trades in hedge funds by day and healing powders by night.
Side Hustle …

#573 - Super Fan Scores Big in the Football Community

July 27th, 2018

7:20
A Dallas Cowboys fan turns his passion for sports and traveling into an epic road trip and a foam-fingered brand.
Side Hustle School features a new …

#572 On-the-Go Mouthwash Gets Mini-Makeover

July 26th, 2018

11:39
Two Florida State grads create a mini-mouthwash empire, selling 3,500 bottles in less than a year.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

EXTENDED CUT: Working on the Road

July 25th, 2018

20:33
For more than 10 years, I’ve traveled the world while working on projects every day. This special episode includes 7 lessons I’ve learned, along with …

#571 - Living the Dream: Man Gets Paid to Play Video Games All Day

July 25th, 2018

8:24
When he began live streaming his video games for a faraway friend, he had no idea he’d end up building a 30,000 person community and earning up to …

#570 - Database Expert Helps Students Solve Real Problems

July 24th, 2018

11:04
She wanted to influence the next generation in her field. But after first teaching at a local university, this database consultant decided to design …

#569 - This Standing Desk Costs Just $37

July 23rd, 2018

10:49
It turns out you can stand around all day and make things happen, as two side hustlers from London prove with their standing desk contraption.
Side …

#568 - Weekly Recap: Top 3 Tips for SEO

July 22nd, 2018

13:16
In our twenty-ninth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#567 - Resistance Is Futile! Brooklyn Fitness Fanatics Sell “No Days Off” Exercise Bands

July 21st, 2018

10:44
A love of fitness and fashion inspires a real estate broker and his workout buddy to sell resistance bands in custom colors.
Side Hustle School …

#566 - Accountant Generates $10,000/Month In Sweat Equity

July 20th, 2018

10:00
When this California accountant deducts harsh chemicals from deodorant, she earns sweat equity and superdry profits.  
Side Hustle School features a …

#565 - Aussie Stretches Out with Online Store for Tall Women

July 19th, 2018

8:43
Tall women everywhere rejoice as an Australian’s side hustle brings new meaning to ‘top shelf.’ 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#564 - Gamer Levels Up Life With eBay Side Hustle

July 18th, 2018

8:40
This production supervisor always loved buying video games—but it wasn’t until he stumbled upon some of his favorite games on eBay that he thought …

#563 - Bartender Earns Extra Income With “Revenge By Mail” Postcards

July 17th, 2018

9:45
Want to embarrass your frenemy? Send them an awkward, anonymous postcard congratulating them on a purchase they didn’t make. This bartender and yoga …

#562 - Avoiding Toilet Paper Leads To $10,000/Month Side Income

July 16th, 2018

9:13
In several parts of the world, bidets are used in lieu of toilet paper—but why not in Canada? One man sets out to change that, flushing away …

#561 - Weekly Recap: What Can You Change Right Now?

July 15th, 2018

11:35
In our twenty-eighth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#560 - Retired Couple Sells Digital Art Prints Online

July 14th, 2018

7:51
A retired husband-and-wife team make a shift from handmade art to digital art prints. They now sell more than 100 prints each month.
Side Hustle …

#559 - Independent Musician Strikes Chord With Customized Love Ballads

July 13th, 2018

9:33
When she discovers the bottom of her bank account, this singer-songwriter offers to write personalized love songs for $325 each.
Side Hustle School …

#558 - 5-Year-Old’s Frustration Leads to Modern Day Piggy Bank

July 12th, 2018

8:08
When a 5-year-old earns money taking out the trash for neighbors, his mom realizes that piggy banks are more style than function. She then reinvents …

#557 - More Monet, Fewer Problems: Attorney Turns Holiday Prints Into Cash

July 11th, 2018

8:35
This Texas attorney has no Magrittes about starting her easy-to-scale side hustle.
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who …

#556 - Underwear Side Hustle Turns Into $500,000/Month Business

July 10th, 2018

9:28
Two women launch an underwear brand in their spare time. It grows from an early Kickstarter campaign to a multi-million dollar company with more than …

#555 - Pre-Made Meals Bring In $5,500/Month After Layoff

July 9th, 2018

10:23
After losing her job, this digital marketer turns to the kitchen, where she whips up pre-made meals and launches a successful crowdfunding campaign. 

#554 - Weekly Recap: Don’t Become Efficient at Doing the Wrong Things

July 8th, 2018

13:46
In our twenty-sixth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#553 - Editor Creates Book Club For Bad People

July 7th, 2018

9:23
In an age of endless distractions, an editor for Superdry found she was reading fewer books. By creating a subscription book club, she now sends new …

#552 - Doctor’s Diagnosis Becomes Food Diary Side Hustle

July 6th, 2018

9:41
A chronic illness diagnosis leads to the “write” side hustle for a full-time communications manager in the UK. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#551 - College Students Start Sock-Selling Social Enterprise

July 5th, 2018

7:31
A group of college students learn to sell socks with a cause. In two years they sign up more than 100 educational institutions!
Side Hustle School …

#550 - Canadian Powerlifter Creates Elegant Bow Tie Biz

July 4th, 2018

11:11
This hospital employee and competitive powerlifter wasn’t making enough money on the side as a personal trainer, so he turned to a completely …

#549 - Bean-Lover Grinds Way To $4,000/Month Family Coffee Business

July 3rd, 2018

9:34
A love of coffee leads to a family-owned coffee hustle, bringing joy and beans to to loyal customers. Don’t procrastinate; pro-caffeinate! 
Side …

#548 - Google Employee Makes $100,000 Using Fiverr

July 2nd, 2018

9:12
In just one year, this Google product manager earns an extra $100,000 by providing marketing services on Fiverr.com. Learn his tips to hack the …

# 547 - Weekly Recap: Should You Ever Buy Someone Else’s Business?

July 1st, 2018

15:15
In our twenty-sixth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#546 - What’s In the Box? Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Snacks

June 30th, 2018

11:30
A CPA and Side Hustle School listener learns to start her own subscription box. In less than a year, it brings in more than $5,000/month! 
Side Hustle …

#545 - College Grad Shares “More than Mac & Cheese” Recipes for Students

June 29th, 2018

9:43
When a college student learns to cook, she documents her recipes online, earning more than $1,000/month. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#544 - Oh Snap! Photography Site Turns Into Passive Income Hustle

June 28th, 2018

10:30
A traffic engineer begins shooting wedding photography to make some cash on the side, but it’s his niche tutorial website that earns the real money… …

EXTENDED CUT: The $400,000 "Being Boss" Podcast

June 27th, 2018

21:02
Go behind-the-scenes of the mega-popular Being Boss podcast and brand. Lessons include: set partnerships carefully, take a stand for something, and …

#543 - Marriage Inspires Theatre Captioning App & Service

June 27th, 2018

10:55
After marrying a woman who was born deaf, an actor and musician starts a side hustle captioning theater performances. 
Side Hustle School features a …

#542 - Graphic Designer Chalks Up Gripping Side Hustle

June 26th, 2018

10:31
Joining Crossfit community changed this stay-at-home dad’s life, so he wanted to give back… and preferably get paid along the way. He finds the …

#541 - Personal Trainer Pumps Up Breakfast with $25,000/Month Pancake Hustle

June 25th, 2018

11:30
A full-time personal trainer takes her ‘breakfast of champions’ to the next level with pancakes that put the ‘pro’ in protein. 
Side Hustle School …

#540 - Weekly Recap: World Domination Arrives in Portland, Oregon

June 24th, 2018

16:21
In our twenty-fifth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#539 - Moonlighting Makeup Artist Earns Extra $25,000/Year

June 23rd, 2018

8:32
A young marketing director by day and professional makeup artist by weekend creates a side hustle that could make anyone blush. 
Side Hustle School …

#538 - Children’s Book Author Turns Page to New Income

June 22nd, 2018

7:44
A successful children’s book author pivots from making book trailers to coaching other authors. Along the way she learns to grow her business and …

#537 - Brooklyn App Developer Spins All-Natural Cotton Candy

June 21st, 2018

9:53
A mobile app developer gets nostalgic and creates an all-natural cotton candy catering biz. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#536 - Movie Industry Friends Rewrite the Credits, Earn $20,000/Month

June 20th, 2018

10:45
Those long credit sequences at the ends of movies can include a LOT of names—and they also take a lot of time for producers to coordinate. When two industry friends team up to simplify the process, they crawl their way …

#535 - IT Guy Earns Extra $50,000/Year Restoring Vintage Radios

June 19th, 2018

11:12
He wanted to start a side business and put his engineering degree to good use. When he stumbled across two 1950s radios, he found an idea that was …

#534 - Mindful Moms Make $70,000 on Family Affirmation Cards

June 18th, 2018

9:16
When two best friends are transformed by affirmations, they bring the love to families and children with empowering products. 
Side Hustle School …

#533 - Weekly Recap: “Craigslist Wedding Photographer” Strikes Back

June 17th, 2018

13:48
In our twenty-fourth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#532 - Austinite Creates Radical Girl Clothing Line

June 16th, 2018

9:33
After feeling burned out from a career at Nike, this merchandiser looks elsewhere for radical inspiration. She then moves her side hustle to Austin, …

#531 - Curated Gift Boxes for Breakups and Baby Bumps

June 15th, 2018

9:30
A breakup brings two sisters together to create one happy side hustle. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a …

#530 - “Stoner Culture” Emojis Roll Out $10,000/Month in Passive Income

June 14th, 2018

10:57
A project manager in California lights up a new revenue stream and smokes the competition with his counterculture emojis. 
Side Hustle School features …

#529 - Unemployed Polish Guy Launches Rocket-Fueled Vodka Line

June 13th, 2018

12:07
An “involuntary sabbatical” prompts this Polish marketer to investigate the possibilities of apple-based vodka. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#528 - Wanderlust Inspires $3,000/Month Side Hustle

June 12th, 2018

11:03
Strategy consultants turn a round-the-world trip into inspiration for passive income. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone …

#527 - Social Media Strategist Bakes Pawfect Dog Treats

June 11th, 2018

10:05
A dog lover learns to bake and sell superfood dog treats, earning $3,000/month with just $3,000 in startup costs. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#526 - Weekly Recap: Getting Paid Your First $500

June 10th, 2018

14:11
In our twenty-third recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#525 - Project Manager Helps Cubicle Workers See the World

June 9th, 2018

9:40
When a corporate employee is told she can’t take a big trip because of her daughter, she starts a company to make travel more accessible. 
Side Hustle …

#524 - Environmentally Impassioned Citizen Designs Plastic-Free Bags

June 8th, 2018

8:59
A Washingtonian carries her passion for sustainability on her sleeve with a line of eco-friendly grocery bags. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#523 - Danish Pastry Partnership Bakes Up Series of Events

June 7th, 2018

11:06
Two midwestern food market vendors collaborate on pastries, trade shows, a membership community, and more. 
Side Hustle School features a new story …

#522 - Adventurous Couple Designs & Sells Fashionable Backpacks

June 6th, 2018

11:55
Backpacks that bring fashion to the mountains earn a Colorado couple an additional $2,500 a month while also feeding the homeless. 
Side Hustle School …

#521 - Man Earns $100,000 Serving Clients on $5 Website

June 5th, 2018

10:41
He’d always dreamed of making a million dollars–but could he achieve it selling his services for just $5? Thanks to a penchant for naming things, …

#520 - Civil Engineer Sells Everything but Kitchen Sink, Moves to Bali, Employs 100 People

June 4th, 2018

12:09
After a civil engineer learns the ropes of using Fulfilled by Amazon, he moves to Bali with his wife, builds an extension to help him find products, …

#519 - Weekly Recap: Do You REALLY Need a Facebook Page?

June 3rd, 2018

15:50
In our twenty-second recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#518 - Speech Pathologist Sells Turkish Tea Towels By the Seashore

June 2nd, 2018

9:33
When her day job no longer provides her with joy, a speech pathologist creates an online store that helps others make every day more like the …

#517 - Teenage Fitness Fan Jumpstarts Athletic Apparel Brand

June 1st, 2018

10:04
An 18 year old in the UK goes from idea to action with his fitness-meets-fashion athletic brand in just over a year. 
Side Hustle School features a …

#516 - Trip to Target Inspires Aromatic Hustle

May 31st, 2018

9:32
While browsing the candle aisle at Target, a social worker discovers an illuminating opportunity to make money. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

EXTENDED CUT: Start a Service Business in Less Than a Week

May 30th, 2018

19:53
There’s no “service business school”—in a very short period of time, you can start a simple moneymaking project using the knowledge you already have. …

#515 - Baker Starts Agency to Raise Dough for Dream Home

May 30th, 2018

10:41
She spent years dreaming of building her own property in California. To turn the dream into a reality, she started a side hustle by applying the …

#514 - Sweet-Toothed Dentist Creates Sugar-Free Caramel Company

May 29th, 2018

9:46
A pediatric dentist joins forces with her husband to sell sugar-free caramels. Starting from a goal of selling 100 bags at a local market, they go on …

#513 - Man Buys Tesla, Rents It Out to Cover Monthly Payments

May 28th, 2018

10:32
When an Ontario man finds himself dreaming of a car he can’t afford, he buys it anyway—then rents it out half the time to earn an extra $15,000 in …

#512 - Weekly Recap: Food Trucks, YouTube Makeup, and Marijuana

May 27th, 2018

16:09
In our twenty-first recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#511 - Coffee Lovers Brew Quick Fix Into $1 Million Hustle

May 26th, 2018

11:09
While training for a 24-hour obstacle course challenge and working full-time, two GM employees turn cold brew into a moneymaking energizer. 
Side …

#510 - Bring Your Own Cannabis to this “420-Friendly” Painting Class

May 25th, 2018

11:09
Two Orange County artists set *high expectations* when they create the first bring-your-own-cannabis art studio, complete with Bob Ross classes and a …

#509 - Natural Deodorant That Actually Works Brings In $5,500/Month

May 24th, 2018

10:33
A former venture capitalist starts a scent-sational side hustle selling her own natural, floral-based deodorant. 
Side Hustle School features a new …

#508 - Policy Researcher Offers Private Tours of Nation’s Capital

May 23rd, 2018

11:27
A public policy researcher starts a Washington, DC tour guide business and overcomes the hurdle of competitive TripAdvisor reviews. 
Side Hustle …

#507 - Tales of a 15-Year-Old YouTube Makeup Artist

May 22nd, 2018

9:44
An Australian teenager learns to express her passion for makeup by posting tutorials on YouTube. 
Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#506 - The $60,000 “Food Truck Empire” (No Cooking Required!)

May 21st, 2018

11:54
In his quest to understanding the economics of food trucks (also known as food carts), a man creates a blog and podcast that earns $60,000 in a year. He does this part-time—and without owning an actual food truck!
Side …
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