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Side Hustle School

1432 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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#1388 - CLASSROOM: Dealing with Customer Complaints

October 19th, 2020

10:48

“Oh no, I got a complaint!” Every side hustler worries about it, but dealing with complaints doesn’t need to be overwhelming. These three strategies will help you make most customers happy, *and* to know when to stand …

#1387 - Off Road Enthusiast Wanders Into Profit

October 18th, 2020

9:35

When a mechanical engineer and 4x4 fanatic tries to save money on his Jeep upgrades, he wrangles with local vendors for free parts—and winches …

#1386 - Q&A: My product is selling on Amazon … but how can I get more attention?

October 17th, 2020

6:57

A listener from Singapore sells biodegradable party cups with cheerful designs. She’s selling them on Amazon, and wondering how to get noticed by …

#1385 - Q&A: Are there other types of digital assets?

October 16th, 2020

7:18

Our story of a woman in New Zealand who sells virtual paint brushes for iPad users was very popular, and a listener is wondering: are there any other …

#1384 - TBT: Florist Offers Nationwide, DIY Wedding Flowers

October 15th, 2020

10:51

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a wedding florist in Oklahoma who has a creative idea to offer DIY …

#1383 - Q&A: How can I monetize a site for fans of Black superheroes?

October 14th, 2020

7:11

A listener wants to build a fan site showcasing Black superheroes from DC and Marvel comics—how can he make money from it?


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#1382 - Insurance Manager Finds New Shelves for Old Antiques

October 13th, 2020

8:35

After selling an unwanted collection of antiques, an insurance manager goes on a hunt for more inventory.


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#1381 - Q&A: What are your top tips for daily writing?

October 12th, 2020

7:18

Today’s caller is hoping to improve her writing streak. How can we help her keep writing 1,000 words a day?


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#1380 - Mother-Daughter Team Starts Squeaky-Clean Soap Shop

October 11th, 2020

9:01

While staying up late one night, a mom and her daughter decide that they want to start a business together. 


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#1379 - Q&A: Should I provide a guarantee for my real estate photography service?

October 10th, 2020

6:01

Today’s listener is starting to get paid for real estate photography. Should she offer a money-back guarantee in case a client is unsatisfied? 


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#1378 - Q&A: Any ideas for a military couple?

October 9th, 2020

7:57

They’ve been in the military for more than a decade, and they’re thinking ahead. What might be a good side hustle for a couple that moves frequently …

#1377 - TBT: Mobile Coffee Roasting Blends Work and Family

October 8th, 2020

11:20

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we revisit a neighborhood coffee lover who follows a whim to a mobile roasting …

#1376 - Q&A: I set up my email list … now what??

October 7th, 2020

6:58

Aside from your website, your email list may be the most important tool in growing any new business. After you get it set up, what comes next?


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#1375 - College Curriculum Developer Makes Minimalist Jewelry

October 6th, 2020

9:15

When a professional development specialist can’t find “just the right” piece of jewelry, she makes it herself. Six years later, she’s mined a second …

#1374 - CLASSROOM: Transitioning Between Projects

October 5th, 2020

11:13

How can you transition between projects (or a job and a side hustle) without constantly losing your flow—and how can you start a completely new project without just creating more “stuff” to worry about?


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#1373 - Texas Mom Profits from Poshmark Sales

October 4th, 2020

8:56

A mom of two young daughters goes to look for used clothes, and ends up finding a new pastime of reselling items on Poshmark and other platforms. 


#1372 - Q&A: Can I compete with Gazelle by reselling iPhones?

October 3rd, 2020

7:53

When you upgrade your iPhone or Android smartphone, what do you do with the old one? Many of us trade them in, knowing that we aren’t getting a great …

#1371 - Q&A: How to convert non-paying students into customers?

October 2nd, 2020

6:31

Today’s caller (from Egypt!) is teaching software development through an apprenticeship model, but most of his students aren’t paying. How can he …

#1370 - TBT: The Accountant Who Sold Spreadsheets to Etsy Sellers

October 1st, 2020

11:09

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from an accountant who sells spreadsheet templates and other financial …

#1369 - Q&A: Do I have to sell as a SAAS?

September 30th, 2020

7:08

A listener is trying to decide how to price a new online service. Should she use the common SAAS (“software as a service”) model, or are there …

#1368 - Mother Of Five Sells Pretty Old Books

September 29th, 2020

9:12

When a stay at home mom hopes to avoid returning to full-time work outside the home, she starts selling vintage books packaged by color—and her dream …

#1367 - Q&A: Help! My website images keep disappearing…

September 28th, 2020

6:24

Today’s listener is having a weird problem—the images on his posts are disappearing. What’s going on? 


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#1366 - Homeschooler Unleashes Creativity with Penmanship Posters

September 27th, 2020

9:05

While homeschooling her twin daughters, this genetic analyst goes in search of penmanship aids—and ends up making her own. 


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#1365 - Q&A: How can I get more comments on my blog and Instagram posts?

September 26th, 2020

7:20

Today’s listener wants more engagement from her online community. How can she achieve her objective—and is it the right way to measure success?  


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#1364 - Q&A: Do I really need to open a business bank account?

September 25th, 2020

7:24

I’ve always said that when you begin to earn income apart from your day job, you need to open a separate bank account … but today’s caller questions …

#1363 - TBT: Popular Board Game Raises $1 Million on Kickstarter

September 24th, 2020

10:56

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a fan of old-school board games who’s achieved tremendous success …

#1362 - Q&A: How to launch a communications business for healthcare providers?

September 23rd, 2020

7:20

Today’s listener is a medical professional by background and is starting a communications business on the side. How can she find her first clients …

#1361 - Texas Teacher Takes On Test-Taking Tutorials

September 22nd, 2020

10:09

When a teacher takes a new certification test in order to keep his job, he blogs about the experience and builds a following by helping others …

#1360 - CLASSROOM: How to Ask for Referrals

September 21st, 2020

10:43

Your existing customer base is the single best source of referrals—and you don’t have to pay to advertise to them. How can you develop a regular …

#1359 - Land Surveyor Paints a Sign Hustle

September 20th, 2020

9:25

When a land surveyor and father of three can’t take his job any more, he experiments with business ideas until he lands on something that doesn’t …

#1358 - Q&A: Can I use other people's recipes for my ebook for children?

September 19th, 2020

6:38

Today’s listener has a new YouTube channel and wants to write a related ebook that features recipes for kids. Can she borrow and rename recipes that …

#1357 - Q&A: How can I create a product to help people with applied learning?

September 18th, 2020

7:02

This listener wants to help people learn more actively. Sounds good, but how does it become a product or service? 


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#1356 - TBT: Teaching the World to Play Saxophone

September 17th, 2020

9:09

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from an Australian musician who’s created an online community to teach …

#1355 - Q&A: How can I start a pandemic dating service?

September 16th, 2020

6:04

Today’s listener wants to start a pandemic dating service. Will it be short-lived—or a viral sensation? 


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#1354 - Magicians Open Enchanting Online Store

September 15th, 2020

8:06

Dissatisfied with the slow innovation in the magic community, two magicians create their own online retailer. 


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#1353 - Q&A: How can I market Jujitsu products?

September 14th, 2020

8:23

A listener in Argentina is starting “Run and Roll,” a clothing brand for fans of jujitsu. How can she reach her ideal audience? 


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#1352 - Social Media Manager Moonlights for Mothers

September 13th, 2020

8:57

After a traumatic birth experience, a biologist turned social media manager takes on another new responsibility of helping expectant mothers. 


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#1351 - Q&A: When is the right time to sell your business?

September 12th, 2020

7:18

Today’s listener has a rugby lifestyle brand, and he might be ready to sell! How does he know if the time is right, and what should he do next?


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#1350 - Q&A: How can I use Spotify as a lead generation source?

September 11th, 2020

7:44

How can an independent musician connect with fans who discover them on Spotify or Soundcloud? 


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#1349 - TBT: Coronavirus Triples Sales of Cold Brew Coffee

September 10th, 2020

8:57

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the co-founder of Bizzy Coffee. They started by selling “coffee …

#1348 - Q&A: What should I know before I start a Twitch channel?

September 9th, 2020

7:27

A listener has a cooking show on YouTube, and she wants to branch out to another platform. Is there a way to do this without working twice as …

#1347 - Dedicated Runner Goes the Distance for Online Training

September 8th, 2020

10:22

When a government contractor and experienced runner injures himself after a marathon, he races to start a blog helping others avoid the same …

#1346 - CLASSROOM: Selling a Food & Beverage Product

September 7th, 2020

10:52

Want to sell your gluten-free pizza dough or Paleo-friendly donuts? It’s not as simple as selling an ebook, but it can be done. This episode provides …

#1345 - School Teacher Designs Specialized Diets for Dogs

September 6th, 2020

8:46

After a teacher in Singapore learns to develop a special diet for her beloved dog Oreo, she learns to offer this “pawsome” service to other pet …

#1344 - Q&A: How can I increase traffic to my tarot reading website?

September 5th, 2020

7:09

Today’s listener is in search of something that a lot of our listeners will relate to: traffic to her website! What should she do while she waits for …

#1343 - Q&A: How can I find companies to sponsor my podcast?

September 4th, 2020

7:12

Today’s listener is planning to start a podcast, and wants to take it seriously. How can they find sponsors? 


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#1342 - TBT: Offline Conversation Game Goes Online

September 3rd, 2020

8:33

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a Dutch co-founder of a popular game to inspire meaningful …

#1341 - Q&A: Can I make a different video about dogs every day for a year?

September 2nd, 2020

7:55

Today’s listener loves corgis … a lot. He’d like to make a series of daily videos about them. What should he think about if he decides to pursue this …

#1340 - Book Lover Creates LGBTQ+ Subscription Service

September 1st, 2020

10:12

When this book lover exhausts her network’s recommendations for LGBTQ+ books, she creates her own subscription box service.


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#1339 - Q&A: Is there a template to make an app or other software?

August 31st, 2020

7:53

Today’s listener is looking for a template to make a website that has some specific functionality—in her case, a combination of Craigslist and Airbnb.

#1338 - Hardworking Chef Whips Up Artisanal Cheesecakes

August 30th, 2020

9:16

When a skilled chef grows tired of working in food stores, he takes on some whisk and starts his own cheesecake brand that’s anything but half baked.


#1337 - Q&A: How to go from farmers market to grocery store?

August 29th, 2020

7:24

Today’s listener is one of those people who started baking while on lockdown, and it led to his first side hustle selling at farmers markets. He likes it so much that he wants to expand! What’s the next step? 


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#1336 - Q&A: Should I start a new business or expand my current one?

August 28th, 2020

8:03

This listener grew a side hustle to a full-time business—so naturally, now she wants to start another hustle! Is it completely new or an expansion of …

#1335 - TBT: “Graphic Designer for Dogs” Retrieves New Clients

August 27th, 2020

9:55

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a graphic designer who started off by specializing in pet businesses. She’s now trying to go off-leash and retrieve clients in other …

#1334 - Q&A: How do I market to my personal network?

August 26th, 2020

8:21

Today’s listener has developed a coloring book for kids to help them learn about cell biology. She knows a lot of people in her personal network who …

#1333 - The Great British Baking Scratch-Off Poster

August 25th, 2020

10:14

Two British military officers take their baking talents to the masses with these popular scratch-off posters featuring 100 classic pastries. On your …

#1332 - CLASSROOM: Crowdfunding Basics & Best Practices

August 24th, 2020

14:00

Whether through Kickstarter or another platform, raising money and support through crowdfunding can be a great option—but only for the right project, and the competition is fierce. Learn 8 best practices in this …

#1331 - Art Classes by Zoom Produce Pandemic Profits

August 23rd, 2020

10:13

An art teacher uses her tech savvy to offer online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching hundreds of viewers (and getting paid) through …

#1330 - Q&A: How can I get past the plateau I keep encountering?

August 22nd, 2020

7:57

Today’s caller has been able to build his project to $1,000 a month, but can’t move past the plateau. It’s a great start! What comes next? 


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#1329 - Q&A: How to grow a blog for couples separated by borders?

August 21st, 2020

8:06

This longtime listener is an immigration attorney who’s starting a series of courses for couples separated by borders. How can she grow her blog? 


#1328 - TBT: Cybersecurity Training Becomes 7-Figure Business

August 20th, 2020

8:35

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a former adjunct professor who put his course on YouTube and earned $100,000. It’s now grown to employ ten people and bring in …

#1327 - Q&A: How can an author succeed in this day and age?

August 19th, 2020

7:41

Our caller today has been working on her first novel, and she doesn’t want it to be confined to a drawer forever. She wants to sell it! But she’s also feeling discouraged, because so many books are commercially …

#1326 - “Secrets of Sushi” YouTube Channel Serves Hungry Fans

August 18th, 2020

10:02

When a young sushi chef questions the environmental impact of his beloved cuisine, he undertakes a journey to learn about sustainable sushi. His online videos now reach hundreds of thousands of viewers. 


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#1325 - Q&A: I’m obsessed with Tik-Tok! How can I make money from it?

August 17th, 2020

6:36

Today’s caller is wondering about monetizing their skills through Tik Tok, cashing in on headbanging dogs and gummy bear Adele concerts. Is there a …

#1324 - Couple Follows the Signs to Custom Paint Parties

August 16th, 2020

9:59

When a husband and wife look to spend more time at home with their kids, they follow the signs and start a unique paint party business that shows …

#1323 - Q&A: How to get my first customer as a digital personal assistant?

August 15th, 2020

7:34

Today’s listener wants to become a digital personal assistant to help people with tech support. How should he proceed? 


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#1322 - Q&A: How does “retargeting” work?

August 14th, 2020

6:29

A listener wants to bring more attention to his podcast and blog for aviation lovers. He’s heard about “retargeting”—how does it work? 


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#1321 - TBT: “Near and Deer” Taxidermy Service Mounts Up

August 13th, 2020

10:10

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the co-owner of Near and Deer, a faux taxidermy service that sells …

#1320 - Q&A: How can I get an ebook cover designed?

August 12th, 2020

5:37

A listener wants to publish her husband’s science fiction stories and books on Kindle. Where can she find affordable editing and cover design? 


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#1319 - Former High School Athlete Creates Coaching Subscription

August 11th, 2020

9:31

When his old high school football coach reaches out to him, a sales professional creates a program to foster leadership skills in athletes. 


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#1318 - CLASSROOM: Set Up a Wordpress Website

August 10th, 2020

11:53

If you haven’t made your first website yet, this short tutorial will get you going in no time.


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#1317 - Bartender Sells Pocket-Sized Reminders of Positivity

August 9th, 2020

8:21

A curious bartender discovers that his next side hustle idea has been in his pocket all along.

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#1316 - Q&A: How to grow a podcast for Toyota Prius owners?

August 8th, 2020

8:10

This listener in Hungary has a podcast for owners of hybrid cars. He’s focused on the Prius for the past year, but wants to expand the audience.


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#1315 - Q&A: How to start a guide to government grants?

August 7th, 2020

6:14

Today’s listener wants to create a guide for government grants. Is this a good idea, and if so, what’s the best path forward? 


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#1314 - TBT: These iPad Paintbrushes Never Run Dry

August 6th, 2020

10:11

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a New Zealand software developer who popularizes iPad lettering …

#1313 - Q&A: How can I drive more traffic to my site instead of Udemy?

August 5th, 2020

8:19

This listener has created an ambitious home improvement video course. It’s currently hosted on a third-party platform, and he wants to be able to …

#1312 - College Student Starts Million Dollar Design Biz

August 4th, 2020

8:52

A college student uses her artistic skills to make personalized gifts for family and friends, growing it into a million dollar business. 


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#1311 - Q&A: Should I self-publish a mental health guidebook on Kindle?

August 3rd, 2020

6:35

A listener in Mexico is starting a podcast on mental health, and also wants to publish a book. Should she put it out on Kindle even though she …

#1310 - Lifelong Freelancer Adds Real Estate Photography to Portfolio

August 2nd, 2020

9:49

When a lifelong freelancer becomes interested in real estate photography after selling his home, he learns the trade and develops a new hustle in a …

#1309 - Q&A: Any ideas for an architect trying to change business models?

August 1st, 2020

7:16

An experienced architectural drafter is hoping to make a change. He still wants to use his professional skills, but in a way that doesn’t rely on …

#1308 - Q&A: Is it ethical to sell the same thing at different prices?

July 31st, 2020

7:54

Is there anything wrong with selling to a range of customers at different prices—and if not, how can you do it without someone finding out and …

#1307 - TBT: English Language Game Throws Down Amazon Gauntlet

July 30th, 2020

9:11

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from an English teacher who turns his passion for verbs into online income.

#1306 - Q&A: How to charge for a travel service post-quarantine?

July 29th, 2020

6:36

Today’s listener is wondering about travel in the post-COVID world. Can he charge for a service that helps long-distance couples connect through …

#1305: Wichita Native Gets Paid to Show Off His City

July 28th, 2020

8:21

When his friends all leave town to move to “cooler” cities, an engineer creates an Instagram account to highlight local attractions in Wichita, …

#1304 - CLASSROOM: Create Content By Answering Questions

July 27th, 2020

11:40

If you’d like to receive free traffic to your website, you need to learn a few simple tips about search engine optimization (SEO). And if you’re struggling with knowing what to post about, use this strategy to never run …

#1303 - Power Plant Specialist Tugs On Archery Business String

July 26th, 2020

9:58

A power plant worker hits the bullseye with a tool to create bow strings for archers.


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#1302 - Q&A: How can I fast track my idea?

July 25th, 2020

6:49

Not every side hustle idea is going to work out … but is there a way to learn in advance which ones are more likely to succeed? 


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#1301 - Q&A: How to narrow down a personal finance target market?

July 24th, 2020

7:13

A listener in Dallas wants to help teens and young adults learn personal finance—but the groups she has in mind are very different. How should she …

# 1300 - TBT: Blogger Explores Affiliate Marketing in India

July 23rd, 2020

9:57

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a blogger in India who helps readers with financial products, earning …

#1299 - Q&A: Where to find free music for paid events?

July 22nd, 2020

6:40

This listener has been hosting a series of virtual events to connect with other moms interested in entrepreneurship, and she’d like to play music in the background. How can she do this legally … but without paying?


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#1298 - Pharmacist Cues Connections with Conversational Cards

July 21st, 2020

8:35

When a pharmacist longs for the deep connections she had with her college friends, she turns over a card to reveal a conversational side hustle.


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#1297 - Q&A: How can I get paid to help resellers?

July 20th, 2020

6:57

Lots of people are exploring the world of reselling. Today’s caller is wondering … what are the reseller’s needs, and what can he sell to them? 


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#1296 - The Rise of the Beer Koozie Empire

July 19th, 2020

9:59

Frustrated with the subpar experience of drinking warm beer, a college drop-out creates a multi-million dollar insulated beverage brand.


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#1295 - Q&A: How to price services to help parents of autistic children?

July 18th, 2020

7:39

A listener recently launched a coaching service for parents and caregivers of autistic kids. How can she decide on her pricing?


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#1294 - Q&A: Are Amazon ads worth trying?

July 17th, 2020

6:42

In addition to selling more than twelve million items, Amazon.com also sells ads. Might this be a good alternative to expensive Google and Facebook …

#1293 - TBT: Organization Expert Declutters 150+ Homes

July 16th, 2020

9:10

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a yoga instructor turned home organizer, who donates many of the unused items to people and agencies in need. She’s now working virtually …

#1292 - Q&A: Should I publish a daily audio diary about writing a book?

July 15th, 2020

6:51

Today’s listener has an idea to work on a new book and share their journey along the way. How can they do this, and is it a good idea? 


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#1291 - Recruiter Moonlights on HR Jobs Marketplace

July 14th, 2020

10:00

After freelancing for five years, an HR and recruitment consultant launches a platform to help employers find the talent they need.


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#1290 - CLASSROOM: Forecast Your Profit on a Napkin

July 13th, 2020

11:12

Your side hustle MUST have a clear plan to make money. By using a simple estimating tool to forecast profit and expense, you’ll be able to make …

#1289 - Social Media Fan Ties the Knot with Wedding Marketing

July 12th, 2020

8:58

When a longtime social media fan (hello, AOL!) looks to add creativity into her life, she combines her passion for weddings and her skills in online …

#1288 - Q&A: How did THE MONEY TREE launch go?

July 11th, 2020

7:10

A listener checks in to ask how my recent pandemic-timing book launch went. Short version: it was challenging!


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#1287 - Q&A: How to sell an online birth preparation course?

July 10th, 2020

8:44

A couple in the UK seeks advice on a birth preparation program course they’ve been revisiting in recent months. 


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#1286 - TBT: Man Makes $100,000, Five Dollars at a Time

July 9th, 2020

8:37

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a man who specializes in naming businesses. He started out *selling jokes* for $5/each on Fiver, but he’s come a long way since then. 


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#1285 - Q&A: Can you say more about imposter syndrome? I’m still struggling!

July 8th, 2020

7:56

Today’s listener has no shortage of ideas, but feels held back by her own beliefs. This is a common problem … what’s the solution?


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#1284 - Office Manager Cleans Up With Etsy Soap Store

July 7th, 2020

8:49

A seasoned traveler takes a soap-making course while living in China. Years later, she proves that soap springs eternal by starting a sudsational …

#1283 - Q&A: How should I launch a gift box service for new moms?

July 6th, 2020

6:17

A listener has an idea to sell gift boxes to new moms. Should she start selling on Etsy, make her own website, or something else? 


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#1282 - Dancer Waltzes Into Staffing Agency for Performers

July 5th, 2020

9:45

When an aspiring dancer moves to New York City to make it big, she avoids becoming another broke performer by working odd side jobs—then helps her …

#1281 - Q&A: How should my students register for an online art class?

July 4th, 2020

6:00

When it comes to DIY website building tools (Squarespace, Wix, etc.), many of them have similar features. Is the same true of online registration …

#1280 - Q&A: Help! People keep stealing and reposting my photos

July 3rd, 2020

7:22

A listener is a photographer who’s concerned about people reposting their images without permission. What’s the best response in these situations? 

#1279 - TBT: These “Sweatpant Overalls” Produce Joy and Extra Pockets

July 2nd, 2020

9:38

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the man who brought sweatpant overalls for men (really!) to America. 

#1278 - Q&A: What to do with an app for Apple Watch?

July 1st, 2020

6:50

One of our listeners has developed an app for the Apple Watch. So far it’s moderately successful—what should he do next?  

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#1277 - Volunteer Turns Good Deeds Into Paid Consulting

June 30th, 2020

9:49

When an Indian sales professional begins offering free advice on Quora, he discovers a valuable skill he can get paid for. 

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#1276 - CLASSROOM: How to Avoid Getting Stuck

June 29th, 2020

11:58

To be “stuck” means you’ve reached an impasse, obstacle, or limitation that hinders your progress. In this Classroom feature, learn five tips to …

#1275 - IT Manager Gains Income After Losing Weight

June 28th, 2020

11:20

When a desk worker finally manages to get in shape, he starts a personal training side biz that inspires others.


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#1274 - Q&A: What have you learned from YouTube Live?

June 27th, 2020

9:30

I recently finished a 30-day experiment of going live on YouTube every day to teach a short lesson and answer questions. What did I learn, and what …

#1273 - Q&A: How to make a prototype for a physical product?

June 26th, 2020

8:03

Our listener today is starting a side hustle that requires a physical product, and he’s wondering… how can he make a prototype? Does he even need one?

#1272 - TBT: Bestselling Author Publishes Novels, Online Courses, and More

June 25th, 2020

11:36

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from an incredibly productive author who writes novels in the morning and makes online courses in the afternoon. Lots of lessons here! 


Side …

#1271 - Q&A: What’s the best way forward in the Knowledge Economy?

June 24th, 2020

8:26

It’s been a couple of decades since people have been talking about globalization and ecommerce. But it can also feel overwhelming, so what’s the best …

#1270 - Brooklyn Academic Learns To Upcycle Fine China

June 23rd, 2020

10:07

After stumbling across a collection of fine china being thrown away, an out-of-work academic learns to upcycle similar items into tiered cake stands.


#1269 - CLASSROOM: Dealing with Unsupportive Family Members

June 22nd, 2020

13:14

What if your family doesn’t support your side hustle? It’s not an uncommon situation, and you don’t need to choose between your dream and the people you love. This episode will show you three ways to survive without …

#1268 - Sophomores Stitch Together Custom T-Shirts

June 21st, 2020

9:34

When two college students look to start a business, they roll up their sleeves and create a custom t-shirt company—totally off the cuff!


Side Hustle …

#1267 - Q&A: Financial independence, retire early (FIRE)—what’s up with that?

June 20th, 2020

7:16

This listener wants to know how Side Hustle School works with the model of Financial independence, retire early (FIRE). Are they compatible? 


Side …

#1266 - Q&A: How can I take my aerial yoga teaching to new heights?

June 19th, 2020

7:45

Today’s caller is doing well teaching aerial yoga classes on the beach. Is there a way to scale this business and teach online? 


Side Hustle School …

#1265 - TBT: Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Are No Barking Matter

June 18th, 2020

10:50

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the co-founder of a business that provides frozen treats for dogs. 


#1264 - Q&A: Could I start a site for crafters to exchange unfinished projects?

June 17th, 2020

9:02

A listener is wondering about her crafty side hustle idea: is it worth trying? If so, what’s the next step to making it reality?


Side Hustle School …

#1263 - River Guide Submits Side Hustle Job Application

June 16th, 2020

9:18

When a river guide struggles with his company's hiring process, he uses his knowledge to build a job application software platform that checks all …

#1262 - CLASSROOM: Halfway through the year! Let's review.

June 15th, 2020

10:15

We’ve made it to the middle of 2020! Let’s review what we’ve covered in the Classroom series so far, and prepare to move to a major focus on …

#1261 - Military Spouse Starts Subscription Box Mission

June 14th, 2020

10:37

When an HR Director's husband is away on military deployment, she uses the alone time to march toward a subscription box.

Side Hustle School features …

#1260 - Q&A: What is the business need that art fulfills?

June 13th, 2020

8:11

For a lot of our stories, it’s clear what need is being met. But what about art? Among other things, this caller makes needle-felted fuzzies. What …

#1259 - Q&A: What kind of review platform would be best for online learning?

June 12th, 2020

8:30

So many people are doing online learning of all kinds these days, but selecting the right platform can also be overwhelming. Today’s listener wants …

#1258 - TBT: Lawyer Creates Course for New Parents Returning to Work

June 11th, 2020

10:26

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a Washington, DC attorney with a course to help new parents return to the workforce. A lot has happened since we first featured her! 


Side …

#1257 - Q&A: How to get customers to leave reviews on Etsy?

June 10th, 2020

7:31

Today’s caller has a new Etsy shop selling greeting cards themed around grammar jokes—and she wants more reviews! What should she do?


Side Hustle …

#1256 - The Legally Blind, Six-Figure Supernatural Romance Author

June 9th, 2020

9:54

When a legally blind archaeologist can’t find work, she becomes a writer instead … and goes on to earn multiple-six figures self-publishing …

#1255 - CLASSROOM: Who Are “Your People”? Understanding Psychographics

June 8th, 2020

13:40

Your target market is more than just “millennials” or “women aged 34-39 living in the midwest.” Identifying the values and beliefs of your ideal …

#1254 - Petal to the Metal: Sisters Start Blooming Jewelry Store

June 7th, 2020

9:51

When two artistic sisters create floral resin jewelry, they start a budding side hustle that really puts the petal to the metal.


What if you begin publishing a blog and then realize you don’t love writing—might there be …

#1253 - Q&A: How can I share inspiring stories without writing?

June 6th, 2020

7:31

What if you begin publishing a blog and then realize you don’t love writing—might there be another way to communicate and share the inspirational …

#1252 - Q&A: Should this cupcake baker go all-in or move on?

June 5th, 2020

6:24

Today’s listener is a baker who’s concerned about burnout … and not from the oven! Should she go all-in, move on, or do something different? 


Side …

#1251 - TBT: The “Craigslist Photographer” Returns With a Report

June 4th, 2020

9:08

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the Craigslist Photographer, who returns with a report several years …

#1250 - Q&A: How do you grow a podcast without spending money on ads?

June 3rd, 2020

9:09

If a podcast falls in the forest, will anyone hear it? This listener wants to know how to grow his new show—without handing over buckets of money to …

#1249 - Country Music Fan Hits The Decks As Part-Time DJ

June 2nd, 2020

9:23

When a student starts frequenting a local country music bar she decides to turn the tables as an aspiring country music DJ. 


Side Hustle School …

#1248 - CLASSROOM: Create a Powerful Origins Story

June 1st, 2020

13:52

Be your own superhero! Learn to tell the story of how you gained the unique ability that led you to develop your helpful products and services. 


Side …

#1247 - PR Pro Writes Herself Into Screenwriting Career

May 31st, 2020

9:42

An “only for fun” romance novel leads to a multiple six-figure side gig writing real-life screenplays for this PR and marketing whiz.


Side Hustle …

# 1246 - Q&A: Help! I’m stuck trying to find my “ah-ha” idea

May 30th, 2020

9:55

Today’s listener has kept her eyes open looking for opportunities, but hasn’t spotted her “ah-ha” idea yet. How can she proceed when she really wants …

#1245 - Q&A: Does my idea to sell art in Airbnbs make sense?

May 29th, 2020

7:55

Today’s listener owns an Airbnb in Portland, Oregon, and is connected with a number of local artists. Might there be some way to bring these two …

#1244 - TBT: New Jersey Blog Grows to 25+ Team Members

May 28th, 2020

12:06

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a New Jersey school counselor turned blogger who now has six …

#1243 - Q&A: Should I pay $2,000 for a domain name I really want?

May 27th, 2020

6:56

Today’s listener has found the perfect domain for her new website and YouTube channel, but it’s already been registered and the seller wants $2,000 …

#1242 - Media Manager Prepares Moms For Parenthood

May 26th, 2020

10:20

After learning about Hypnobirthing, a first-time mom conceives a service that provides tools and resources for anxious future parents.


Side Hustle …

#1241 - CLASSROOM: Using Automation & Workflows

May 25th, 2020

10:38

How can you make a manual process easier? It starts by answering the question: “How can I do this thing better?” 


Side Hustle School features a new …

#1240 - Finance Professional Goes Big With Petite Dressing

May 24th, 2020

10:11

A New York City woman starts a fashion business centered around petite women, then discovers that her blog is even more popular.


Side Hustle School …

#1239 - Q&A: How can I get more reviews on my Amazon listing?

May 23rd, 2020

8:40

This listener is using Fulfillment by Amazon with some success, but she needs more reviews on her listing page. What can she do to encourage …

#1238 - Q&A: What are some common tax deductions for side hustlers?

May 22nd, 2020

9:09

Let’s talk about taxes! Love them or hate them … well, I don’t think anyone really *loves* them. Good news: when you operate a side hustle, you may be able to deduct a lot of expenses from your personal tax return. 


Side …

#1237 - TBT: Splitting Time Between Art & Accounting During COVID-19

May 21st, 2020

10:41

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from one of our very first case studies, a digital caricature artist who …

#1236 - Q&A: What are the new opportunities in a turbulent time?

May 20th, 2020

8:46

Many listeners continue to wonder about the effects (positive and negative) during the time of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. How should we …

#1235 - Virtual Meditation in the Midst of COVID-19

May 19th, 2020

9:53

When a professional bodyworker starts an online meditation community in February 2020, it takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of the …

# 1234 - CLASSROOM: Design a Smart Launch Strategy

May 18th, 2020

14:53

You’ve put a lot of work into developing your product. How can you make sure that people notice?  


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY …

#1233 - Oncology Nurse Creates Candles During Coronavirus Crisis

May 17th, 2020

8:37

When a nurse launches her retail candle business right before the coronavirus lockdown, she changes tactics and finds a flicker of hope.


Side Hustle …

#1232 - Q&A: How to manage multiple side hustles?

May 16th, 2020

8:00

Today’s caller is starting to publish public domain titles as e-books, but she already makes money restoring furniture. How should she best use her …

#1231 - Q&A: How can I rent out my spare bedroom on Airbnb?

May 15th, 2020

8:40

An attorney who isn’t home a lot would like to earn passive income from renting out her spare bedroom. What does she need to know, and is there any …

#1230 - TBT: Returning to the Workplace AFTER Quitting Your Job

May 14th, 2020

10:41

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a New Jersey woman who sells monogrammed scarves. After working as a TV producer, she takes the leap to go all-in—but returns to a new …

BONUS: Small Business Strategies During COVID-19, PART III

May 13th, 2020

10:02

How are small businesses doing in the wake of COVID-19? It turns out that some are struggling (a lot), others are thriving, and many others are trying to adapt. This special 3-part series is brought to you by Dell …

#1229 - Q&A: Can I resell items I get for free?

May 13th, 2020

6:10

Today’s listener received some free display equipment at a trade show. Can he resell it without worrying, or does this create an ethical dilemma?


Side …

#1228 - Pinup Photographer Gets Creative with Facetime Sessions

May 12th, 2020

10:13

In this creative response to COVID-19 limitations, a vintage photographer finds a way to adapt her services to “Facetime photo shoots.” 


Side Hustle …

#1227 - CLASSROOM: Pros and Cons of The Funnel Model

May 11th, 2020

11:32

Sell someone something at a low entry price, then sell them something else at a higher price, then repeat. What could go wrong?


Side Hustle School …

#1226 - English Teacher Writes His Way Into All-Star Tutoring

May 10th, 2020

9:26

An English teacher becomes New York City’s #1 writing tutor, as judged by Yelp reviews. How does he thrive in this crowded market? 


Side Hustle School …

#1225 - Q&A: Can I use another author's work in my book?

May 9th, 2020

9:21

Today’s listener has a question about copyright: what are the rules about quoting or referencing someone else’s work in something you offer for sale?


#1224 - Q&A: Someone left me a bad review! What should I do??

May 8th, 2020

8:57

Oh no! Today’s listener received a bad review on Etsy through no fault of their own. Is there anything they can do to appeal? 


Side Hustle School …

#1223 - TBT: Subversive Snarky Hand-Stamped Jewelry

May 7th, 2020

9:32

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a maker in Arkansas who builds her brand on a proudly-feminist …

BONUS: Small Business Strategies During COVID-19, PART II

May 6th, 2020

9:58

How are small businesses doing in the wake of COVID-19? It turns out that some are struggling (a lot), others are thriving, and many others are trying to adapt. This special 3-part series is brought to you by Dell …

#1222 - Q&A: Should I create a new company for my product idea?

May 6th, 2020

7:56

Today’s listener has a podcast and wants to create a “Fear Journal” to help other side hustlers navigate the journey. Should he start all over with a …

#1221 - Ultimate Ukuleles Tune Up Underrated Side Income

May 5th, 2020

9:19

When a music store employee becomes concerned about a recession, he hits the right note by selling high-end ukuleles.


Side Hustle School features a …

#1220 - CLASSROOM: How Will You Fulfill Orders?

May 4th, 2020

12:20

When someone places an order, what comes next? Whether you’re selling a physical or digital product, providing a service, or something totally …

#1219 - Tasmanian Insurance Manager Sells Reusable Cutlery Holders

May 3rd, 2020

10:18

An insurance manager sets out to make reusable cutlery more convenient, overcoming obstacles on her way to earning $2,000/month on the side. 


Side …

#1218 - Q&A: I'd like to sell a toolkit to sole proprietors ... what do you think?

May 2nd, 2020

7:20

Today’s listener has an idea to sell a toolkit to help sole proprietors become more efficient. What are the pros and cons of this idea?


Side Hustle …

#1217 - Q&A: Is reselling gift cards a viable idea?

May 1st, 2020

6:20

Today’s listener is thinking about buying and reselling unused gift cards. It sounds like an interesting idea, but is he missing something obvious?


#1216 - TBT: Clothing Design Co. Adapts to COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

9:56

This ambitious textile designer expanded her business into a retail shop right before the coronavirus hit—how is she adapting?


Side Hustle School …

BONUS: Small Business Strategies During COVID-19, PART I

April 29th, 2020

14:04

How are small businesses doing in the wake of COVID-19? It turns out that some are struggling (a lot), others are thriving, and many others are trying to adapt. This special 3-part series is brought to you by Dell …

#1215 - Q&A: Where and how do I promote my new app?

April 29th, 2020

9:04

Today’s caller is wondering about where to promote a wellness app she’s made. How is promoting an app different from anything else … or is it? 


Side …

#1214 - Writing Teacher Rolls Dice On Metaphor Game

April 28th, 2020

9:38

As a writing teacher struggles to help his students understand metaphors, he creates a dice game that opens a door to their creativity.


Side Hustle …

#1213 - CLASSROOM: Questions to Ask Manufacturers and Vendors

April 27th, 2020

11:24

If you end up working with a manufacturer, overseas factory, or some other vendor—what do you need to know? 


Side Hustle School features a new episode …

#1212 - Choreographer Moonlights as Voiceover Artist

April 26th, 2020

9:14

You won’t voice any objections when you hear how this freelancer uses her theatre training to earn six-figures after hours. 


Side Hustle School …

#1211 - Q&A: What can I do with an email list?

April 25th, 2020

7:44

Today’s listener has a coaching service for writers, and has been diligently building an email list—but now she wonders what she should be using it …

#1210 - Q&A: Should I quit my job and go full time with my hustle?

April 24th, 2020

8:40

It’s a great place to be: your side hustle is earning as much money as your job does. But what comes next … and how do you navigate this choice?


Side …

#1209 - TBT: Urban Hiker Leads Tours (and Writes a Book!) in San Francisco

April 23rd, 2020

12:12

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a woman with two successful hustles. Adapting to a changing world, …

#1208 - Q&A: How to ethically source products made in overseas factories?

April 22nd, 2020

9:32

There are lots of advantages to sourcing a product from an overseas factory—but how do you know the working conditions are fair and environmentally …

#1207 - Couple Crumbles Debt with Gourmet Cookies

April 21st, 2020

8:33

In search of a side hustle, this husband and wife team bake their way to sweet success. 


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, …

#1206 - CLASSROOM: The 6 Factors of Persuasion, Part II

April 20th, 2020

13:10

PART II: Learning to be persuasive is a scientific process based on six characteristics. This is high-impact knowledge! Applying these lessons WILL …

#1205 - Avid Baseball Fan Hits Home Run With Subscription Box

April 19th, 2020

10:36

When an avid baseball fan spots the growing subscription box trend, he steps up to the plate and hits it out of the park. (Because where else would …

#1204 - Q&A: How do I maintain a pandemic boost in business?

April 18th, 2020

8:34

Call it the Corona bump! Today’s listener has been experiencing high demand for her online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. What could she do to …

#1203 - Q&A: Should I start a hustle with my best friend?

April 17th, 2020

8:01

“We get along great … should we start a side hustle together?” It’s a common question from listeners, but there’s a clear way to answer it. Here’s a …

#1202 - TBT: Hair Ties and Shampoo for Men with Long Hair

April 16th, 2020

12:22

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we’ll hear from a man on a mission to create “hair equality.” 


Side Hustle School …

#1201 - Q&A: Why bother with Amazon’s affiliate program?

April 15th, 2020

8:25

Today’s listener is wondering about Amazon.com’s affiliate program. If they only have a Pinterest account, why should they bother signing up for …

#1200 - B&B Owner Prefers Property Management Profits

April 14th, 2020

10:33

After this listener quickly achieves success with her eco-friendly B&B, she makes a booking with a six-figure side hustle managing other rentals.

 

#1199 - CLASSROOM: The 6 Factors of Persuasion, Part I

April 13th, 2020

15:00

Learning to be persuasive is a scientific process based on six characteristics. This is high-impact knowledge! Applying these lessons WILL make a …

# 1198 - Nurse Relieves Stress, Earns Cash from Custom Cookie Cutters

April 12th, 2020

9:41

Trading scrubs and a stethoscope for baking sheets, this RN who works remotely for a medical device company also sells custom cookie cutters.


Side …

#1197 - Q&A: What do you think about multi-level marketing?

April 11th, 2020

8:12

Dun dun dun … a listener asks a question that’s sure to generate a flood of emails in my inbox. Her cousin is into MLM and wants her to join his …

#1196 - Q&A: Tips for working at home??

April 10th, 2020

9:42

Here’s a question I’ve been getting over and over as we all adapt to a new way of life: what are some tips for working at home, especially when it’s …

Special Broadcast: The Money Tree Is Out! (+ New YouTube Series)

April 9th, 2020

1:44

Hey everyone, THE MONEY TREE is now available wherever books are sold—and I'm also starting a new, interactive YouTube show to talk about finding …

#1195 - TBT: Show Me the Honey! Behind the Scenes of a Beekeeping Biz

April 9th, 2020

10:48

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we’ll hear from a professional beekeeper. Don’t buzz off until you’ve heard it! 


#1194 - Q&A: How to find target markets for livestreaming business events?

April 8th, 2020

8:27

Today’s caller is working on providing livestreaming content creation services for small businesses and events. How can he find a niche or target …

#1193 - Trinidad Burger Chef Sells Curry Creations on WhatsApp

April 7th, 2020

10:39

When a sales professional’s dreams of opening a restaurant are dashed, she comes up with a new way to market her gourmet burgers directly on social …

#1192 - CLASSROOM: The Power of Your Own Small Army

April 6th, 2020

12:36

Wondering how you’ll get your products and services to your ideal customers? Chances are, you already know some of the people who can help. 


Side …

#1191 - Software Tester Tunes Pianos for Harmonious Hustle

April 5th, 2020

9:57


A software tester and serial side hustler learns a new skill, “tuning” a profit in just over a week. 


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY …

#1190 - Q&A: With the downturn in this economy, should I quit my job?

April 4th, 2020

8:20

Millions of people are experiencing massive disruption and wondering what to do. Here’s an example: How does the COVID-19 pandemic and everything …

#1189 - Q&A: What do you think about Shopify?

April 3rd, 2020

7:18

Today’s caller has noticed a lot of people using Shopify to sell products. It looks easy to set up … but is it the best option?


Side Hustle School …

#1188 - TBT: Southern Transplant Creates Watercolor Brand

April 2nd, 2020

10:25

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we revisit a graphic designer who starts a watercolor brand that is sold in …

#1187 - Q&A: What’s the best way to register domains?

April 1st, 2020

6:59

There’s no reason not to have your own domain now. But what’s the best way to register one, and do you need to get every extension?


Side Hustle School …

#1186 - Mom Photographers Start Summer Camp for Kids

March 31st, 2020

9:36

When two photographers’ kids want to learn the trade themselves, the adults decide to see what develops with the idea of starting a summer camp.


Side …

#1185 - CLASSROOM: Side Hustle Sprint! It’s Time to Break Out the Duct Tape

March 30th, 2020

11:51

What if you had to launch your moneymaking project in two weeks or less? What would you HAVE to do to get ready, and what are you putting off?


Side …

#1184 - Digital Marketer Makes Money Marketing Himself

March 29th, 2020

11:23

When a digital marketing specialist feels underpaid at his day job, he applies his skills to finding new clients of his own.


Side Hustle School …

#1183 - Q&A: Should I make a physical or digital book?

March 28th, 2020

7:50

If you want to publish a book, what is the best format—physical, digital, or something else? This listener wants to earn passive income from her “Grandma Creates” book, and is torn between the different options. 


Side …

#1182 - Q&A: Any tips for buying stuff at flea markets to resell?

March 27th, 2020

8:09

Reselling is the easiest way to get started making money outside your job. What are some tips to get started, and how can you find items to buy and …

#1181 - TBT: Best Guitar Lessons in the Universe

March 26th, 2020

12:19

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a university administrator who creates a sustainable full-time income …

#1180 - Q&A: Can I monetize my ideas without actually running the business?

March 25th, 2020

8:10

Can you focus entirely on idea generation and let someone else do all the work? Today’s caller wants to know if this is a “totally crazy” approach… 


#1179 - Google Employee Becomes Career Coach for “Analytically-Minded People”

March 24th, 2020

9:04

While working at Google, a technical support employee gives unofficial career advice until her colleagues encourage her to start coaching more …

#1178 - CLASSROOM: Don’t Listen to This Boring Episode

March 23rd, 2020

12:55

Business licenses, bank accounts, and record-keeping … it might be boring compared to product launches, but if you get a few easy things right in the …

#1177 - Military Mom Makes Moola Managing Media

March 22nd, 2020

10:04

When a military spouse looks for a way to make extra money, she stumbles upon a virtual job that provides assistance to both her clients and her …

#1176 - Q&A: Should I distribute a new private label product myself?

March 21st, 2020

7:39

Today’s caller is wondering whether he should work with a fulfillment center for his first private label product, or do it all himself? There are …

#1175 - Q&A: When should I become an LLC?

March 20th, 2020

7:19

Filing an LLC in this listener’s state is expensive … is it worth it? How should you make this decision for yourself? 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1174 - TBT: Designer Scales Personalized Wedding Products to $1M+

March 19th, 2020

10:14

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a graphic designer who does custom illustrations for weddings and …

#1173 - Q&A: Where are my customers coming from?

March 18th, 2020

9:24

This listener sells a video tutorial series for students taking the MCAT—but she’s not sure where her customers are coming from. How can she acquire …

#1172 - Music Teacher Quits Job to Earn $100k on Fiverr

March 17th, 2020

11:46

This motivated music teaching student hits the perfect note by freelance writing on Fiverr. Later, she ends up leaving her job to go all-in. 


Side …

#1171 - CLASSROOM: Finding Time to Work on Your Hustle

March 16th, 2020

13:43

Where does the time go?? It’s a common concern of busy side hustlers—how can you find the time you need to make short-term changes that will benefit …

#1170 - Q&A: How can I collect a security deposit from my customers?

March 15th, 2020

8:56

Beware the Ides of March! Today’s caller makes giant lawn games, and wants to rent them out for events—but he has a concern about collecting a …

#1169 - Expat Creates LGBTQ+ Events and Community

March 14th, 2020

10:52

She was living the digital nomad dream, but something was missing: community. When she discovered there were no conferences for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, …

#1168 - Q&A: Should I pay someone to build my website?

March 13th, 2020

7:11

Today’s caller is wondering about how other people make their websites—are they doing it on their own, or do they pay someone? (And how do you decide …

#1167 - TBT: Military-Themed Teddy Bears Help Kids Hibernate

March 12th, 2020

8:44

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the founder of ZZZ Bears, which makes teddy bears for military …

#1166 - Q&A: Is it okay to use SquareSpace for my new website?

March 11th, 2020

7:02

This listener is getting ready to start his project, but is wondering about which website platform to choose. He’d like to use SquareSpace—is that a …

#1165 - From $11/hr Barista To Six Figure Copywriter

March 10th, 2020

10:25

When this Austinite starts a coffee blog and becomes a barista at a local cafe, he has no idea his two hustles would merge into an $8,000/mo dream …

#1164 - CLASSROOM: The MVP of Minimum Viable Products

March 9th, 2020

12:29

Let’s break it down: what do you REALLY need to launch your product or service in the next 30-90 days?


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY …

# 1163 - Q&A: Feeling overwhelmed with tech tools … what to do??

March 8th, 2020

9:11

This listener has a side hustle teaching data analytics, and wants to grow—but he’s feeling overwhelmed with all the necessary tools. How can he …

#1162 - Programmer Automates Profit With Birthday Reminders

March 7th, 2020

10:37

A software developer celebrates when his automatic birthday greeting software gives him the ultimate present: extra monthly income.


Side Hustle School …

#1161 - Q&A: Can I pursue public speaking as a side hustle?

March 6th, 2020

8:50

This listener wants to get paid for public speaking, and he’s got a good story to share … but does he need a more specific topic? 


Side Hustle School …

#1160 - TBT: Aussie Sketches Old Homes for New Money

March 5th, 2020

12:06

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a designer in Australia who sketches and sells illustrations of …

#1159 - Q&A: Any tips for feeling burned out after work?

March 4th, 2020

7:46

We’ve all been there: feeling tired and burned out at our jobs. Today’s caller is exhausted at the end of the day and wants to make a big change, but …

#1158 - Nurse Doubles Income By Becoming Eyelash Artist

March 3rd, 2020

9:53

When a nurse goes in search of something to keep her busy on her days off, she learns how to apply eyelash extensions—and ends up doubling her …

#1157 - CLASSROOM: Give The People What They Want

March 2nd, 2020

12:14

As you move from thinking about ideas to designing a real offer, don’t give people what you think they need—give the people what they really want. 


#1156 - Out-of-Work Writer Turns to Profitable Poetry

March 1st, 2020

9:38

When a down-on-his-luck writer composes impromptu poems for strangers in the street, he puts smiles on the faces of everyone he meets.


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#1155 - Q&A: Should I sell or hold on to my 5-letter domain name?

February 29th, 2020

8:36

Happy Leap Day! Today’s listener is holding onto an asset—a 5-letter domain name. He’s got an offer to sell it for $2,500. Should he take the money …

#1154 - Q&A: How can I source items for a toiletry kit … and should I crowdfund?

February 28th, 2020

7:45

This listener wants to start a “bring-your-own-hygiene” kit for public restrooms. How would she get started, and is crowdfunding a good option for …

#1153 - TBT: Bridesmaid-for-Hire Keeps Walking Down the Aisle

February 27th, 2020

10:43

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the woman behind Bridesmaid-for-Hire, one of our most popular …

#1152 - Q&A: Tell us more about the spreadsheet guy … why did it work?

February 26th, 2020

8:22

Many years ago, “the spreadsheet guy of India” gained internet fame after being featured in The $100 Startup. What was so compelling about his …

#1151 - Skincare Woes Lead Moody Sisters to Picky Products

February 25th, 2020

9:19

When two sisters are unable to find the perfect skincare products for their needs, they embark on a DIY quest to test hundreds of recipes. 


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#1150: CLASSROOM: Three Elements of Every Strong Offer

February 24th, 2020

12:33

Every compelling offer has three elements: a promise, a pitch, and a price. For any product or service you sell, make sure you know them!


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#1149 - Bookkeeper Begins Banking Bonus Income

February 23rd, 2020

9:51

When an administrative assistant is asked by her boss to learn QuickBooks to save on bookkeeping costs, it ends up becoming the gateway to a new …

#1148 - Q&A: Where do I begin if I want to make an app?

February 22nd, 2020

9:21

This listener wants to make an app, but needs some help knowing where to start.


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring …

#1147 - Q&A: How to grow a YouTube channel with 121,000 subscribers?

February 21st, 2020

8:21

This Australian listener already has a very popular home cooking YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers. He’s now looking to expand his …

#1146 - TBT: YouTube Tutorials Help Immigrants Gain Citizenship

February 20th, 2020

11:15

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a woman who teaches citizenship classes and civics lessons on YouTube. Her business has sworn in a huge increase in subscribers and income!


#1145 - Q&A: Is it too late to change my business name?

February 19th, 2020

7:12

This listener has a growing side hustle, but she’s worried she has the wrong name for it. With an active customer base and an upcoming agreement to …

#1144 - Designer’s Love Of Color Earns Greenbacks

February 18th, 2020

11:10

After going through a tough divorce, this mom and designer is tickled pink when her new blog on stylish colors puts her bank account in the black.  


#1143 - CLASSROOM: It's Not Just What You Say, It's How You Say It

February 17th, 2020

11:42

Branding and messaging are core components of product design. As you follow your roadmap to launch, think carefully about what you’ll say AND how …

#1142 - Which comes first: growing a community or selling a product?

February 16th, 2020

8:32

This listener wants to start a community called “Business Mind Hack.” What comes first—a series of paid monthly challenges, or the community itself?


#1141 - Q&A: Who do I market my educational products to?

February 15th, 2020

8:15

This listener is interested in creating educational materials for Dominican Americans or children of Dominican immigrants. How should she proceed?


#1140 - Car Parts Employee Finds Shocking Surplus Suspension

February 14th, 2020

10:27

When a young marketer feels like he isn’t taken seriously at work, he sets the wheels in motion and starts selling car suspension systems on eBay.


#1139 - TBT: “Kindness Kits” Spread Love and Draw Positive Returns

February 13th, 2020

9:03

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from someone selling an unusual product that’s one-part social cause and one-part profitable business. What’s changed since we first featured …

#1138 - Q&A: Should I hire a graphic designer?

February 12th, 2020

7:53

This listener runs an online health coaching company. Her course content needs detailed illustrations, but she’s not an artist. What should she do?


#1137 - Polish-American Sisters Cook Up Pierogi Profits

February 11th, 2020

9:12

When two sisters move from their small hometown to Boston, they discover a “pierogi void”—then fill it with cheese and potatoes.


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#1136 - CLASSROOM: Roadmap to Launch (What Lies Ahead)

February 10th, 2020

10:00

You’ve got an idea … now what? In this week’s CLASSROOM episode, we’ll preview all that lies ahead, as well as what you need to do *now* to be best …

#1135 - Q&A: Should I buy an existing franchise?

February 9th, 2020

8:54

This listener is looking to start something that’s proven and established. With a Subway sandwich shop on every corner, might it be good to consider …

#1134 - Journalist Gets Paid to Host Outdoor Activities

February 8th, 2020

10:21

Faced with a wave of newsroom layoffs, a journalist in Maine launches a membership community of readers who want to participate in outdoor …

#1133 - Q&A: How do I know which online resources are worth paying for?

February 7th, 2020

8:59

There’s a lot of information out there, both free and paid. This listener wants to know what’s useful, what’s worth paying for, and what to ignore. 


#1132 - TBT: Epic Scavenger Hunt Becomes 6-Figure Income

February 6th, 2020

19:29

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a Bostonite who has followed his childhood dream of producing …

#1131 - Q&A: What if you don't want to use social media?

February 5th, 2020

7:14

This listener makes motion videos and backgrounds for churches, but he dislikes social media (#notafan). Should he just get over his resistance, or …

#1130 - Busy Mom Flips RVs for Fun and Profit

February 4th, 2020

8:52

A mom with five children and a DIY blog learns to buy, refurbish, and resell RVs, earning an average of $6,000 for each one.  


Side Hustle School …

# 1129 - CLASSROOM: Avoiding Mistakes In the Idea Phase

February 3rd, 2020

11:05

From trying to serve everyone to not thinking about fulfillment, here are seven common pitfalls in the idea phase. (Bonus: you’ll also learn how to …

#1128 - Q&A: How to scale a pen-to-paper greeting service?

February 2nd, 2020

9:20

This listener started a pen-to-paper initiative to connect people through snail mail. It’s starting well, but how can it scale—and is a …

#1127 - Bellydance Class Gets High-Tech Update

February 1st, 2020

9:55

Finding a way to offer bellydance classes to an online audience allows this listener to shimy her way to success.


Side Hustle School features a new …

#1126 - Q&A: How to find vendors for a travel-themed online store?

January 31st, 2020

8:33

This listener is hoping to start a travel-themed online store where she sells items from multiple vendors. What’s the best way to find those …

#1125 - TBT: Satin Pillowcases Inspire Dreamy Profits

January 30th, 2020

12:04

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we visit a former tech employee who traveled to China to source her own line of …

#1124 - Q&A: How can I sell flash cards to pharmacy students?

January 29th, 2020

7:34

This listener has made a set of flash cards to help pharmacy students memorize generic drug names, but is having a hard time finding her market. What …

#1123 - Flimsy Notebooks Inspire Crafty Construction Worker

January 28th, 2020

9:05

When a safety supervisor’s “genuine leather” notebooks keep falling apart, he begins to investigate. He finds his answer—and a side hustle that …

#1122 - CLASSROOM: Deciding on an Idea

January 27th, 2020

14:05

If you have a lot of ideas and aren’t sure which one to start with … listen to this episode. 


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, …

#1121 - Q&A: How to grow a face painting business?

January 26th, 2020

7:40

This listener is making money with face painting, but would like to grow by selling more to her customers. What should she try?


Side Hustle School …

#1120 - Student Quits Restaurant Job, Starts Moving Business

January 25th, 2020

10:21

When this college student needs to make his own schedule, he starts a service that becomes far more than a part-time side gig. It now brings in …

#1119 - Q&A: How to attract a low-tech audience to blockchain?

January 24th, 2020

9:17

This listener wants to help a low-tech audience to understand and benefit from the ledger technology known as blockchain. How should she proceed?


Side …

#1118 - TBT: Local Food Tours Chomp Down on Profit

January 23rd, 2020

14:10

It’s back! In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a Denver foodie who leads tours of her city to up to 700 …

#1117 - Q&A: How can I sell an eco-friendly product?

January 22nd, 2020

8:46

She’s made a foldable tote bag attached to a set of eating utensils. How will she find her ideal customers? 


Side Hustle School features a new episode …

#1116 - Avid Hikers Step Into Comfy Athletic Socks

January 21st, 2020

8:46

While traveling the country in an RV, this couple designs and manufactures their very own hiking socks. 


Side Hustle School features a new episode …

#1115 - CLASSROOM: Different Categories of Side Hustles

January 20th, 2020

11:26

What’s the difference between a product and a service—and which might be better for your idea?


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, …

#1114 - Q&A: How to go from prototype into manufactured product?

January 19th, 2020

8:17

This listener wants to sell non-screen entertainment kits for kids. How can she go from concept to on-the-shelf product?


Side Hustle School features a …

#1113 - Nanny Cashes In On Custom Kicks

January 18th, 2020

10:14

When a nanny is asked to make some custom high heels, she puts her best foot forward and finds a new source of income. 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1112 - Q&A: How do I prioritize next steps for a series of planners?

January 17th, 2020

9:08

This listener has designed and printed a series of planners for new moms struggling with postpartum depression. How can she reach her target audience?

#1111 - TBT: Jazz Musician Becomes High Earner

January 16th, 2020

12:17

NEW! Introducing our first “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment. In this episode, we revisit a NYC musician who starts a blog and grows …

#1110 - Q&A: Should I hire a lawyer and get a patent?

January 15th, 2020

9:37

Getting a patent is expensive and requires a long process, but a listener has a simple idea that can be easily copied. Should she worry about it?


Side …

#1109 - Bartender Brews Up Brewpub Tour Biz

January 14th, 2020

9:23

After being asked for brewery recommendations over and over, this bartender turns an old school bus into a Maine attraction for beer drinkers.


Side …

#1108 - CLASSROOM: Four Ways to Identify Moneymaking Ideas

January 13th, 2020

12:07

Where do moneymaking ideas come from? From the idea fairy, of course! (Not really. In this episode, you’ll learn four easy ways to generate valuable …

#1107 - Q&A: What are your best tips for Etsy?

January 12th, 2020

9:19

You’ve probably heard of Etsy, the world’s largest handcrafted marketplace. It’s easy to get started selling, and there’s a large group of buyers. …

#1106 - Q&A: How can I inspire a “Must-Have-This” service?

January 11th, 2020

7:38

This listener from Mexico wants to provide a service for HR professionals. How can he create a “must-have-this” feeling for something that’s not a …

#1105 - Librarian Invents Eco-Friendly Dental Floss

January 10th, 2020

9:56

A lucky in-flight conversation leads a librarian on a twenty-year quest to start a half-million dollar oral health brand.


Side Hustle School features …

#1104 - Q&A: When should I start posting on social media?

January 9th, 2020

9:33

A common question: at what point in your new hustle should you start posting on social media—should it be before you even have a product or service? 


#1103 - Q&A: Is it still possible to profit from a blog?

January 8th, 2020

9:58

Jon is wondering if he’s missed out on the golden age of blogging. He wants to start a blog … but is it too late?


Side Hustle School features a new …

#1102 - The Battle of the New Zealand SpeedCubers

January 7th, 2020

10:58

This Kiwi puzzlemaster wanted a way to pay for his travel fees to international competitions. He ended up with a monthly profit center and a lot of …

#1101 - CLASSROOM: Goals, Agenda, and Your First Assignment

January 6th, 2020

11:51

Everything begins with a goal: what’s yours for 2020? In this new weekly series, we’ll work towards starting a project TOGETHER before the end of the …

#1100 - Q&A: How can I turn furniture repair into passive income?

January 5th, 2020

8:22

This listener is already making money with her furniture repair hustle, but wants to turn it into passive income. What are her options? 


Side Hustle …

#1099 - Art School Graduate Becomes Pencil King

January 4th, 2020

10:45

An artist goes from a small Manitoba village to earning six-figures with educational websites while living in China. 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1098 - Q&A: What kind of business can I start with $300?

January 3rd, 2020

8:03

If you only have a small amount of money, what’s the best side hustle to pursue?


Side Hustle School features a new episode EVERY DAY, featuring …

#1097 - Q&A: How do I build trust with my audience?

January 2nd, 2020

9:12

This listener is sharing tips and strategies to overcome debt, but struggling to build trust with an audience. How can she best connect with them, …

#1096 - New Year, New Format - Don't Miss This Episode!

January 1st, 2020

8:42

Everything is new! We’re remixing the format, but Side Hustle School marches on. Here’s what you can expect for 2020, The Year of Interaction.


Side …

#1095 - Bodybuilder Bakes Heavyweight Protein Cakes

December 31st, 2019

10:54

This mom of three loved her bodybuilding routine, but not the accompanying diet. After learning to make a healthy, protein-dense cake, she clears the …

#1094 - Husband and Wife Team Pampers Their Way To Profit

December 30th, 2019

10:32

When a Silicon Valley worker looks for a way to pay for his fifteen-dollar lunches, he tempts his wife with a side hustle opportunity that grows to …

#1093 - WEEKLY RECAP: It's More Like a DECADE Recap, Actually

December 29th, 2019

10:39

In our FINAL recap of Season III, we'll look back at … the whole year. Almost.


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

#1092 - Twelve Months of Experiments Leads Coach to Clarity

December 28th, 2019

10:17

A career coach finds her ideal clients through a year-long series of experiments. 


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

#1091 - Seattle Developer Takes Flight With Popular Travel Site

December 27th, 2019

10:04

In search of beer money, a Seattle web developer starts his own travel site. He ends up with a business that attracts more than six million email …

#1090 - Frequent Flyer Formulates Travel-Friendly Dry Shampoo

December 26th, 2019

9:15

Happy Boxing Day! When an on-the-go Canadian gets fed up with traveling hair care, she invents and sells her own formula of dry shampoo.


Side Hustle …

#1089 - Boy Scout Merit Badge Leads to Leatherworking Lifestyle

December 25th, 2019

10:18

A leatherworker turns a love for his adoptive state into a viable business, selling handmade luxury pens and leather accessories. 


Side Hustle School …

#1088 - Globetrotting Sommelier Leads Popular Wine Tours

December 24th, 2019

10:22

A lifelong love of food and wine leads a sommelier to strike out on his own, taking customers to undiscovered regions in search of fine grapes.


Side …

#1087 - Software Engineer Scavenges For Profits

December 23rd, 2019

9:54

A decade after he attends a photo scavenger hunt, a software engineer tasks himself with finding a side hustle that develops into much more.


Side …

#1086 - Weekly Recap: Passion, Skills, and The Ideal Market

December 22nd, 2019

13:58

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


Side …

#1085 - The Side Hustle School Story That Wasn’t

December 21st, 2019

11:42

Here’s something new and different: a story we almost featured, but then didn’t. Why not??


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#1084 - Teen Funds Dance Intensives Through Online Store

December 20th, 2019

9:24

A Portland teenager sells t-shirts to fund his interest in dance, bringing in $8,000/year while attending middle school.


Side Hustle School features a …

#1083 - Boxing Up the Best of Handmade Nashville

December 19th, 2019

9:28

Three friends put the work of Nashville makers and bakers in front of an eager online audience, making some serious cash from the effort. 


Side Hustle …

#1082 - Modest Men’s Style Blog Nets Six-Figure Income

December 18th, 2019

11:09

After a series of false starts, a fashion blog for shorter men grows into a six-figure hustle. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#1081 - Sales Rep Seasons the Day with “Bad Spanish Tacos”

December 17th, 2019

11:19

When a soft drink sales rep starts bringing cooked lunches to work, his co-workers fall in love with his food—so he seasons the day and tacos a …

#1080 - Musicians Tune Up Classical Concerts For Families

December 16th, 2019

9:41

Two professional musicians (who are also new moms) start a series of family-friendly classical music concerts. 


Side Hustle School features a new …

#1079 - WEEKLY RECAP: All the Things You Want to Do

December 15th, 2019

14:21

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


Side Hustle …

#1078 - Student Bytes Into Lucrative Web Host Biz

December 14th, 2019

8:58

A college student launches a web hosting side hustle that goes on to serve more than 30,000 clients. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1077 - College Friends Design Millennial-Focused Jewelry

December 13th, 2019

10:22

Two friends branch out from a family business, putting a unique shine on jewelry for a younger generation.


Side Hustle School features a new story …

#1076 - Japanese Designer Opens The Paper Kimono

December 12th, 2019

9:54

After spending his twenties studying in Europe, a Japanese graphic designer returns home to a small village where his story of making paper wallets …

#1075 - Account Manager Draws Income From Adult Coloring Books

December 11th, 2019

9:35

A Cleveland-based account manager turns her search for a craft night activity into a bustling business with multiple products.  


Side Hustle School …

#1074 - Door-to-Door Salesmen Take Out the Trash

December 10th, 2019

9:39

After getting sick of watching the trash pile up outside their apartment, two roommates start a VIP waste collection service.


Side Hustle School …

#1073 - Product Manager Profits From Carnivorous Plants

December 9th, 2019

10:50

When a PayPal employee turns his childhood obsession with carnivorous plants into an online resource, he earns an income with a marketplace that …

#1072 - WEEKLY RECAP: Take an “Active Pause” to Reset & Regroup

December 8th, 2019

12:55

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


Side …

#1071 - Art Teacher Draws Her Way Into Ceramic Shop

December 7th, 2019

9:07

A single mom living on a high school art teacher’s salary pursues a series of creative projects to increase her income.  


Side Hustle School features …

#1070 - Friends Turn Gift Boxes into Prosperous Project

December 6th, 2019

10:58

Two friends in New York City take the hassle out of finding the perfect gift box. You bring the gift … they provide the box. 


Side Hustle School …

#1069 - Graphic Designer Finds Success in the Cards

December 5th, 2019

9:48

Wanting to keep her skills up-to-date, a designer creates and sells a line of handmade watercolor cards.  


Side Hustle School features a new story …

#1068 - Book Reviewer Finds Money In The Stacks

December 4th, 2019

10:43

An author and librarian creates a free video archive of book recommendations, then funds the project with her own publishing imprint. 


Side Hustle …

#1067 - Stripping Down Yoga To The Bare Essentials

December 3rd, 2019

10:21

This yoga teacher offers classes just the way nature intended. No need to pack any exercise clothes for the workout! 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1066 - Electrical Engineer Rides Demand to Dog Collar Empire

December 2nd, 2019

10:36

A short-term holdover project between jobs becomes a seven-figure empire, all built on dog collars. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#1065 - WEEKLY RECAP: Our Big Plans for 2020!

December 1st, 2019

12:53

Major update today! After three years of non-stop, daily episodes, here’s what’s happening next year...


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1064 - Librarian Turns In Card for Booking Speaking Gigs

November 30th, 2019

11:25

A Canadian librarian uses her experience in conducting trainings to coach others in creating powerful presentations. 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1063 - Book Lover Ships Out Fantasies for Profit

November 29th, 2019

10:44

An avid reader from Michigan turns her passion into income with two fairytale profit centers. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

# 1062 - Engineer Stumbles Into Custom Cartography Business

November 28th, 2019

10:10

After encounter resistance with previous attempts at ecommerce, an engineer finds success in a laser engraving hustle. 


Side Hustle School features a …

#1061 - Expectant Mom Gives Birth To Organic Products Business

November 27th, 2019

9:41

A soon-to-be mom takes control of the ingredients that go into her body, giving birth to a new business in the process.  


Side Hustle School features …

#1060 - Tuscan Vacation Inspires Leatherworking Hustle

November 26th, 2019

9:52

11/26 Ep. 1060 - Tuscan Vacation Inspires Leatherworking Hustle 


When an engineering company manager books a vacation to Italy, he figures he’ll …

#1059 - Geologist Rides Away From Full-Time Work

November 25th, 2019

10:20

A Canadian geologist escapes the “cycle” of full-time employment by starting a mobile bicycle repair business, proving you can walk the walk if you …

#1058 - WEEKLY RECAP: Perspective, Planning, and Pumpkin Pie

November 24th, 2019

9:29

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


Side …

#1057 - IT Developer Creates Tech Blogging Dynasty

November 23rd, 2019

10:02

 An experienced I.T developer becomes a blogging superstar and builds a sought after agency thanks to his narrow, specific focus.  


Side Hustle School …

#1056 - Self-Affirmation Leads to Online Clothing Brand

November 22nd, 2019

9:56

After hitting a glass ceiling at work, one woman decides to manage her own career by starting a lifestyle brand clothing line. 


Side Hustle School …

# 1055 - Trio of Friends Generate Wealth With Financial Advice

November 21st, 2019

10:24

When three friends invest in an effort to escape the rat race, they bank a good return by offering their strategies as online financial advisers.  


#1054 - Texas Banker Teaches Classes on Painting Your Pet

November 20th, 2019

9:53

A former banker hosts pop-up art classes where the paint flies and the creative ideas flow. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#1053 - Attorney Sells Cork Sunglasses With Grape Expectations

November 19th, 2019

9:35

When two fashion loving friends go in search of a business opportunity, they discover a bright future selling cork sunglasses to wine aficionados. 


#1052 - Guitar Builder Carves Out Woodworking Moneymaker

November 18th, 2019

10:14

A California guitar builder finds a way to put spare materials to good use, earning an extra $2,000/month selling retro clocks and classy guitar …

#1051 - WEEKLY RECAP: Simple, Boring, and … Highly Profitable?

November 17th, 2019

11:19

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


Side …

#1050 - Retail Frustrations Inspire Upcycled Fashion Brand

November 16th, 2019

10:51

A fashion designer turns a $20 sewing machine and donated denim into upcycled pieces—without sacrificing style for ethics.


Side Hustle School features …

#1049 - Sports Videographer Finds Slam Dunk with Production Agency

November 15th, 2019

10:14

What starts as a web series about eating and drinking around the State of Maine turns into a full media production agency.


Side Hustle School features …

#1048 - Mega TV Installer Mounts Extra $1,000/Month

November 14th, 2019

9:34

A home security systems installer mounts a profitable side hustle hiding wires and hanging TVs, using the profits for a family vacation to his home …

#1047 - Event Planner Writes Her Way Into Custom Calligraphy Shop

November 13th, 2019

9:45

Her friends encourage her to open her own Etsy shop, but this event planner ends up going further by quitting her job and publishing a book.


Side …

#1046 - Belgian Blogger Gets Paid to Wander Through Europe

November 12th, 2019

12:04

A Belgian travel blogger gets paid by tourism boards to visit their destinations and report back to her readers.


Side Hustle School features a new …

#1045 - Trio of Friends Creates Ergonomic Desk Accessory

November 11th, 2019

10:54

Former college roommates say goodbye to elbow pain by creating a new product designed to alleviate discomfort from working at a desk.


Side Hustle …

# 1044 - WEEKLY RECAP: Setting Goals for 2020 (Yes, Now!)

November 10th, 2019

13:01

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

Side …

#1043 - Writer-Editor Makes Six-Figure Life Revision

November 9th, 2019

11:15

A writer finds financial freedom by editing other people’s work, eventually building his own agency. 


Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1042 - Health Scare Inspires Adventurous Career Change

November 8th, 2019

10:41

A longing for independence leads a graphic designer to create an adventure-themed brand of totes, mugs, and more.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#1041 - Frustrated Employee Finds Inspiration in Frida Kahlo Instagram Account

November 7th, 2019

11:24

When a tech worker finds herself dissatisfied, she starts an Instagram account that turns into an online store and a social mission. 


Side Hustle …

#1040 - Spokane Simple Syrups Stock Store Shelves

November 6th, 2019

9:56

A brewmaster in Spokane crafts flavorful syrups for cocktails, baked goods, and more.

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

#1039 - Animator Re-Animates His Income Selling Graphic Kits

November 5th, 2019

10:31

When a Los Angeles based animator looks to pay off his mortgage faster, he gets things in motion creating toolkits for other animators.

Side Hustle …

#1038 - Walmart Manager Cleans Aquariums for Fun and Profit

November 4th, 2019

10:27

Stumbling onto a fishy side hustle, a former retail manager discovers a way to earn $70,000 a year while working just 15 hours a week.

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#1037 - WEEKLY RECAP: Key Characteristics of a Systems-Driven Business

November 3rd, 2019

14:04

In our forty-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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#1036 - Teenpreneur Skips College to Build Pet Care Company

November 2nd, 2019

9:19

A young animal lover goes from walking dogs to owning a multi-city pet care company. 

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

#1035 - Divorce Leads Banker To Boudoir Photography Empire

November 1st, 2019

10:48

Inspired by her own session after a divorce, a corporate banker finds her calling in boudoir photography. The business now earns multiple six figures …

#1034 - Pay Off Student Loans With Your Spare Change

October 31st, 2019

10:44

After barely making a dent in student loans after years of repayments, two brothers brainstorm solutions for an app that rounds up spare change. 

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#1033 - Medical Emergency Inspires $90,000/Month Consulting Business

October 30th, 2019

11:12

An ambitious startup employee pays for his parents’ medical care through student consultations, then grows a side hustle into a real business.

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#1032 - Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Seatbelt Covers for Patients

October 29th, 2019

9:24

A breast cancer survivor makes a seat belt pillow for herself, and then turns it into a handmade business.


Side Hustle School features a new story …

#1031 - Kid Brothers Turn Frozen Treats Into Hot Business

October 28th, 2019

10:39

Three young brothers create vegan snacks that produce healthy profits.

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

#1030 - WEEKLY RECAP: How to Review (and Grow!) Your List of Assets

October 27th, 2019

11:46

In our forty-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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#1029 - The Cultic Coffee Shop in Aberdeen, Scotland

October 26th, 2019

9:37

By tapping into the power of their community, two coffee shop owners built a big-city hot spot in their small town.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#1028 - Unplanned, Plus-Sized Modeling Career Takes Off

October 25th, 2019

11:24

A publicist fresh out of college begins modeling and ends up earning six figures a year.

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

#1027 - Lifestyle Brand Stumbles on Kickstarter, Scores at Local Markets

October 24th, 2019

11:26

A textiles designer reclaims control of her new brand by drawing on inspiration from everyday objects. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1026 - New Mom Recruits 3,000 Chinese Caregivers

October 23rd, 2019

11:15

After moving to a new state, an operations manager struggles in finding a Mandarin-speaking caregiver for her baby—so she starts a network that …

#1025 - Project Manager Discovers a Better Way to Ship Worldwide

October 22nd, 2019

11:17

A Hong Kong-based IT employee creates a new way for global e-commerce sellers to fulfill their orders. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1024 - Mom Finds Love As Dating App Ghostwriter

October 21st, 2019

10:44

When a stay-at-home mom displays a talent for helping her friends with online dating, she swipes right on a side hustle that becomes a perfect match.

#1023 - WEEKLY RECAP: One Small Change Can Make All the Difference

October 20th, 2019

13:28

In our forty-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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#1022 - Organic Loungewear Becomes Sleeper Sensation

October 19th, 2019

8:58

An Aussie woman develops a line of cotton sleepwear based on Fair Trade practices. 

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

#1021 - When Fashion Flops, This Designer Follows a Shiny Object

October 18th, 2019

9:48

A Los Angeles designer pivots from making clothes to selling vintage, semi-fine jewelry inspired by her love for the beach. 

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#1020 - Two Women Create Swimwear Brand for D-Cups and Up

October 17th, 2019

10:37

After getting fed up with poorly-fitting swimwear, two friends realize that women with larger bust sizes are just an afterthought when swim brands …

#1018 - Mystery Trip: The Best Adventure You Know Nothing About

October 15th, 2019

11:07

A childhood summer camp experience leads to a brand-new career and a mystery trip out of corporate life. 

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#1017 - Newlyweds Operate Campground Booking Biz From RV

October 14th, 2019

10:46

When a young couple embarks on a journey by RV across the United States, they spot an opportunity in campgrounds that don’t have a convenient way to …

#1016 - WEEKLY RECAP: Creating Rituals for Daily Discipline

October 13th, 2019

13:29

In our forty-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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#1015 - Father and Son Duo Produce Traveling Play

October 12th, 2019

9:51

A father and son team up to create a traveling play that helps families heal relationships damaged by separation due to incarceration.  

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#1014 - Clean Eating App Leads to Relatable Results

October 11th, 2019

9:42

Two Aussie friends create a profitable app to encourage flexible clean eating.

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

#1013 - Loan Officer Increases Income With Signature Move

October 10th, 2019

10:05

When a struggling loan officer meets a signing agent at his workplace, he discovers a simple side hustle that’s signed, sealed and delivered.

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#1012 - Mexican Swine Flu Leads to Virtual Language Lab

October 9th, 2019

9:29

Faced with a dramatic loss in income when language students stop coming to Mexico, this creative engineer reinvents the model and builds a $1.5 …

#1011 - New Zealand Shoe Hustle Sizes Up Profits

October 8th, 2019

10:11

A New Zealander brings high quality and fashionable shoes to women who wear larger sizes.

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

#1010 - Popular Instagram Account Becomes Fashionable Clothing Brand

October 7th, 2019

11:40

After acquiring the @portland Instagram handle, a recent college graduate grows it to hundreds of thousands of followers and branches out into his …

#1009 - WEEKLY RECAP: Risk-Free Side Hustles

October 6th, 2019

13:11

In our fortieth 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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#1008 - College Student Pays Off Loans With “Fitnancial” Blog

October 5th, 2019

11:07

A college sophomore grows her finance and fitness blog into a business that brings in $80,000 a year. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#1007 - Maine Couple Bootstraps Boutique Fitness Studio

October 4th, 2019

10:16

Turning their back on traditional financing, this frugal couple bootstraps their own fitness studio and turns it into a new career for both of them.  

#1006 - Layoff Leads Journalist to Build Kindle eBook Empire

October 3rd, 2019

10:28

Cracking the code of Kindle self-publishing, this former journalist earns up to $7,000 month publishing niche eBooks. 

Side Hustle School features a …

#1005 - High School Teacher Starts Baseball Pitching Academy

October 2nd, 2019

10:30

An Ohio high-school teacher pitches a perfect game with his six-figure side business. 

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

#1004 - The Hero’s Journal Helps You Make Progress Toward Your Goals

October 1st, 2019

10:02

A goal-oriented journal inspired by Joseph Campbell’s classic model of quests.

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

#1003 - “Fun Guy” Becomes Spore-Adic Mushroom Farmer

September 30th, 2019

9:14

A North Carolina carpenter forages a new income source with mushroom extracts. There’s gold in them ‘shrooms! 

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#1,002 - WEEKLY RECAP: Episode 1,000 And Beyond!

September 29th, 2019

10:30

In our thirty-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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#1,001 - RV Nomads Help Fellow Travelers Get Online

September 28th, 2019

10:14

When a couple turns its back on the big city in favor of a nomadic lifestyle, they stumble across an intriguing business idea.

Side Hustle School …

#1,000 - Short Order Cook Turns Pancake Art Into Six-Figure Business

September 27th, 2019

10:48

When a St. Louis diner cook learns he has a knack for getting customers to smile, he teams up with a friend to make appearances at events. Since …

#999 - Wildlife Biologist Shoots, Scores With Pond Hockey Gloves

September 26th, 2019

11:02

While this enterprising Alaskan was working on his outdoor blanket hustle, he came across a different opportunity he couldn’t pass up: being the ONLY …

#998 - Instagram Scheduling App Becomes Wildly Popular

September 25th, 2019

10:22

A New Zealand advertising executive and artist unlocks the magic formula of Instagram, creating an app that now serves hundreds of thousands of users.

#997 - Store Manager Makes Micro Gainz For Macro Profits

September 24th, 2019

10:45

When a grocery store manager hits a weightlifting plateau, he creates and sells micro weight plates through hard work and heavy lifting. 

Side Hustle …

#996 - Perfect SAT Score Leads to $20 Million Tutoring Biz

September 23rd, 2019

12:52

After painstakingly learning to earn a perfect score on the SAT, this teenager shares his wisdom with other students. It goes on to become an …

#995 - WEEKLY RECAP: Stages of Hustle-to-Business Growth

September 22nd, 2019

14:16

In our thirty-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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#994 - Two Friends Use Welding Skills To Keep Beer Flowing

September 21st, 2019

9:50

Two Montana coworkers use their skills in welding to start a side hustle making sure brewery equipment is up to codes. 

Side Hustle School features a …

#993 - Loan Officer Charts New Course With Nautically Inspired Jewelry

September 20th, 2019

10:41

A mortgage loan officer combines her nautical roots with a love of design to create geographically personalized jewelry.  

Side Hustle School features …

#992 - Active “Type 1” Lifestyle Inspires Sticky, Successful Side Hustle

September 19th, 2019

9:59

Wanting to help a family member diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, this serial side hustler invents a sticky solution to a pressing problem.

Side Hustle …

#991 - Data Scientist Turns Teaching Frustrations Into Recurring Income

September 18th, 2019

12:19

An analytics manager and adjunct college teacher creates a time-saving platform to help non-technical students learn coding. 

Side Hustle School …

#990: Atlanta Lawyer Walks Into Food Tour Biz

September 17th, 2019

10:10

An Atlanta lawyer creates a thriving and unexpected walking tour business that grows to multiple six-figures in annual income.

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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.   

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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. 

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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.”

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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. 

Side Hustle …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY …

#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. 

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side …

#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. 

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

#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. 

Side Hustle …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.

Side …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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.

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

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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. 

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#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.

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

#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.

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.

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

#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!

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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.

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

#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.

Side …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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. 

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#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! 

Side …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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.  

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of …

#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. 

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

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#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.

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

#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!

Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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! 

Side …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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?

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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! 

Side …

#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.  

Side Hustle School features …

#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. 

Side Hustle School features a new …

**6/4 BIG NEWS: "100 SIDE HUSTLES" Is Now Out!**

June 4th, 2019

1:16

Hey, everyone! My new book, 100 SIDE HUSTLES, is now available from your favorite bookstore or online retailer. Check it out and come say hi on my 14-city national tour. 

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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.  

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#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.  

Side Hustle School features …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle School features a new …

#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!

 

Side …

#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.  

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

#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.

Side Hustle School features a …

#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.  

Side Hustle School features a new story …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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! 

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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. 

Side Hustle …

#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! 

Side …

#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. 

Side Hustle School …

#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.

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side Hustle School …

#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. 

Side …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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. 

Side …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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.

Side …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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!

Side Hustle …

#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! 

Side Hustle …

#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. 

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#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. 

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#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. 

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#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. 

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#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. 

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#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.

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#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 …