Side Hustle School

Side Hustle School

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 show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books.

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Freelance Illustrator Helps Other Artists Sell Their Work

Side Hustle School

A successful illustrator creates a side business earning more than $25,000 a year by helping artists sell their work online.

7 Min

Mar 22, 2017

South Carolina Man Learns to Make Candles by Watching YouTube

Side Hustle School

Inspiration strikes in an upscale men’s store when a man comes across a line of handmade scented candles.

8 Min

Mar 21, 2017

Worm Composting Empire Brings in $400/Month

Side Hustle School

Texas man stumbles upon a worm composting method that turns into an interesting hobby and a fun side hustle. Don’t let your hustle idea wiggle away!

6 Min

Mar 20, 2017

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5 min
Mar 19, 2017
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An attorney for a professional baseball team co-founds a jewelry company that becomes a sustainable social enterprise.

8 min
Mar 18, 2017
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In our eleventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Mar 17, 2017
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An artist uses his love of whimsical drawing to create a side hustle selling everything from autographed prints to coffee mugs with his designs on them

6 min
Mar 16, 2017
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A British pub manager has a creative idea for new pub food that he initially uses to help his boss, but then realizes that it might be better for himself.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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After traveling to South America, an American woman falls in love with tango and creates a group experience to teach others.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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There’s more than one way to make a lot of money designing and selling t-shirts without actually keeping them on hand. In today’s store, an app designer earns six-figures with a print-on-demand service.

5 min
Mar 13, 2017
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A woman uses skills she learned in her day job to help other teachers be more successful in the classroom.

7 min
Mar 12, 2017
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An impromptu trip to a local farmer’s market leads one woman in California to a sustainable six-figure side hustle selling glass nail files online.

10 min
Mar 11, 2017
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In our tenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
Mar 10, 2017
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A musician finds financial freedom by growing a blog and starting an ecourse on learning jazz.

5 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Three friends come up with a winning idea to add huge pockets to the fronts of shirts… because everyone needs a way to carry puppies and beers around with them.

5 min
Mar 8, 2017
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A Pacific Northwest couple travels full-time but still brings in over $60,000/year designing “tiny” houses and alternative living spaces.

5 min
Mar 7, 2017
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An accountant finds a way to bridge the gap between financial advisers and tax professionals.

9 min
Mar 6, 2017
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When she can’t find anything good to read, a finance employee starts writing romance novels of her own. The books go on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies and pull her family out of debt.

6 min
Mar 5, 2017
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Two guys create a “Hair Ties for Guys” hustle based on the unique shared identity of men with long hair.

10 min
Mar 4, 2017
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In our ninth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: listener Q&A!

7 min
Mar 3, 2017
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After changing continents multiple times, an elementary school teacher finds true love, settles down in NZ, goes panning for gold, and ends up making $40,000/year working mostly on the weekends.

7 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Busy mom in Chicago uses a peer-to-peer sharing platform to earn extra money for her family and help visiting parents get all the baby gear they need for their trip.

20 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Bonus episode! If you’re just getting started in the world of side hustling, explore these different platforms and ideas, including Skillshare (teaching a class), Wyzant (tutoring), etsy (selling handcrafted items), and 6 more.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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In the foothills of Tennessee, a marketing consultant designs a quarterly, high-end retreat weekend to help attendees take stock of their lives and businesses.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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A PE teacher starts a blog that makes more than $11,000 through a sustainable revenue model that will likely grow with each passing month.

7 min
Feb 27, 2017
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A chemical engineer capitalizes on the 50 Shades of Grey craze by creating a collection of adventurous products… all hidden in a series of ordinary-looking books.

5 min
Feb 26, 2017
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A Microsoft specialist turns a unique hobby into an $800/month side hustle.

10 min
Feb 25, 2017
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In our eighth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Feb 24, 2017
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A former corporate employee in Ireland runs a merchandising hustle on Amazon.com that brings in as much as $17,000 in profit in a single month.

1 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Side Hustle School is made for you! Let me know what you're working on and what your #1 struggle is. Share your answers and opinions at SideHustleSchool.com/report.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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An investment marketer creates a poster portrait of America’s 16th president. Since debuting his design, it’s sold more than 4,000 units and made $40,000.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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A manager for a non-profit organization who describes herself as a queer punk artist creates a series of personal finance classes.

6 min
Feb 21, 2017
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An elementary school teacher is on a mission to introduce a non-toxic face paint for school rallies and sporting events.

8 min
Feb 20, 2017
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A Washington, DC political analyst turns his travel hacking skills into an email list of more than 275,000 subscribers.

7 min
Feb 19, 2017
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After living in Belgium for 13 years, a Louisiana native returns home and starts a hustle making fine chocolate.

9 min
Feb 18, 2017
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In our seventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
Feb 17, 2017
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How a senior designer for a feminist media publication decides to create tarot card decks and ends up making as much with her side hustle as she does at her day job.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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No two strengthsfinder profiles are the same, so a Gallup-certified coach learns to make and ship personalized mugs.

6 min
Feb 15, 2017
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Another crazy story for you today about a man who sells live crickets to reptile owners—without ever handling any inventory, which of course is critical.

7 min
Feb 14, 2017
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How a UI/UX designer scratched an entrepreneurial itch and used $15,000 of her savings to create a business manufacturing bras for women looking for an alternative to the push-up bra.

7 min
Feb 13, 2017
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How a digital marketer created something for himself, then decided to try selling it other people who had the same needs. He now makes more than $2,500 a month from this side project.

8 min
Feb 12, 2017
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An education district employee follows her passion for writing and creates an online side hustle helping others do the same raking in over $100,000.

11 min
Feb 11, 2017
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In our sixth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: listener Q&A!

7 min
Feb 10, 2017
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How a USPS mail carrier and court interpreter created an $800/month hustle serving new and expectant parents.

7 min
Feb 9, 2017
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After being featured on TLC, a Chicago psychotherapist and marriage counselor becomes a ceremonial wedding officiant.

6 min
Feb 8, 2017
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How an IT graduate created a web-based service that provides peace of mind to parents with children growing up in the era of technology.

7 min
Feb 7, 2017
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How a British software engineer moved to the Canary Islands, started working as a tour guide, and wrote her own guidebook to accompany her tours.

7 min
Feb 6, 2017
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After living in multiple countries with his family, a technical writer creates a service to help guide other families looking to begin a similar experience.

7 min
Feb 5, 2017
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How a graphic designer started a pole dancing fitness studio, expanded it to multiple locations, and grew it to a six-figure income before quitting her job.

13 min
Feb 4, 2017
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In our fifth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School, and you'll learn why utilizing your existing skills can lead to a very successful hustle.

8 min
Feb 3, 2017
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How a Seattle real estate project manager connects apartment properties with local artists for site-specific custom art installations.

8 min
Feb 3, 2017
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How a Seattle real estate project manager connects apartment properties with local artists for site-specific custom art installations.

9 min
Feb 2, 2017
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A GE engineer uses his skills to make and sell hand-crafted slate artwork to all 50 states. In addition to bringing in a great side income, it’s also given him more courage and security to make decisions at his day job.

9 min
Feb 2, 2017
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A GE engineer uses his skills to make and sell hand-crafted slate artwork to all 50 states. In addition to bringing in a great side income, it’s also given him more courage and security to make decisions at his day job.

14 min
Feb 1, 2017
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Bonus episode! Where do hustle ideas come from? Short version: they're everywhere!

7 min
Feb 1, 2017
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How a Los Angeles man has been able to bring in over $4,000/month leasing and releasing a fleet of cars he leased from the manufacturer.

6 min
Jan 31, 2017
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A couple decides learns to manufacture novelty baseball sweaters after receiving a lot of attention at the stadium.

7 min
Jan 30, 2017
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How an Ohio IT director earned more than $31,000 by referring clients to the tools and resources they needed to set up their own websites.

8 min
Jan 29, 2017
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How a hospital employee utilizes skills that he learned from work to help others work with and process complex computer programs and information earning up to $125/hour.

10 min
Jan 28, 2017
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In our fourth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School, and you'll also learn why fortune favors those who come prepared. Bonus: I’m starting a traveling workshop series! Tell me where I should go.

7 min
Jan 27, 2017
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How a San Diego accountant coping with the struggles of new motherhood launched her own private label wine hustle for stressed out parents like herself.

6 min
Jan 26, 2017
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A student creates a visual resume service to make extra cash, then transitions that service to work smarter, not harder.

6 min
Jan 25, 2017
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How an independent photographer explored several different options for selling her art, and ended up creating a hustle that brings in a third of her total income.

6 min
Jan 24, 2017
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A multinational love affair turns into a global side hustle that raises money to invest in the community where their product is made.

7 min
Jan 23, 2017
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How a busy new father created a part-time hustle teaching guitar lessons and now earns $5,000-6,000 a month, working 20-25 hours a week.

7 min
Jan 22, 2017
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How a high-school student started a holiday pop-up shop at a mall and made more than $7,000 in profit in a month.

14 min
Jan 21, 2017
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In this third weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School, and you'll also learn why some side hustles are better than others.

7 min
Jan 20, 2017
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How a former engineer loses in Las Vegas and redesigns the trajectory of her life, creating an impressive hustle along the way.

5 min
Jan 19, 2017
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How a government analyst goes from collecting Frequent Flyer miles to collecting money through a reselling side hustle creating a six-figure income!

5 min
Jan 18, 2017
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After seeking a method to conquer her own skin issues, one woman takes to YouTube to help others shed their skin insecurities as well.

6 min
Jan 17, 2017
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After moving to the states to be with her new husband, a nutritionist from Spain finds a way to make a steading income hosting other people's pets in her home.

6 min
Jan 16, 2017
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After encountering a roadblock in starting their own distillery, two friends create a side hustle that allows others to make gin in the comfort of their own home—no bathtub required!

6 min
Jan 15, 2017
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How a graphic designer went from $8 an hour to $250 an hour in her side business. She now earns more than $100,000 working part-time—and she has some great advice that applies to a lot of hustles.

12 min
Jan 14, 2017
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We look back at this week’s lessons and identify the qualities of a good hustle. Bonus: I’m starting a traveling workshop series! Tell me where I should go.

6 min
Jan 13, 2017
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A teacher uses what she knows to help other teachers save time and teach more effectively.

6 min
Jan 12, 2017
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How a San Francisco commuter became part of the original iPhone launch with a hustle that now helps more than 40,000 people every day.

6 min
Jan 11, 2017
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How a specialized diet led to an eager fan base and a $2,000 / month side hustle, all from someone who never intended to make money from her project.

6 min
Jan 10, 2017
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A woman creates a specialized product business in a very unconventional industry with almost $0 in manufacturing costs—and she does it all with no fowl play.

6 min
Jan 9, 2017
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A California government employee becomes a part-time wedding photographer by posting an ad on Craigslist. He now makes $3,500 a month while only taking the gigs he wants.

6 min
Jan 8, 2017
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A couple goes on a cruise and comes back with a $3,000/month side hustle.

9 min
Jan 7, 2017
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One of the most common issues people encounter starting a successful side hustle is finding a viable idea.

5 min
Jan 6, 2017
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How a former restaurant owner and single mom created an astrology calendar that made $15,000 in a short period of time.

6 min
Jan 5, 2017
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After experimenting on Fiverr, one IT manager discovers a knack for recording voiceover ads and messages.

5 min
Jan 4, 2017
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How a woman in Pennsylvania gained more than 1 million followers on Pinterest and developed a recurring income, all while working full-time and raising a family.

6 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Unable to find branded candy hearts for a client, a marketing executive decides to make her own.

5 min
Jan 2, 2017
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How a British man wrote a series of reviews about fish tanks and ended up building a completely passive income business as an Amazon affiliate.

6 min
Jan 1, 2017
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In this first episode, you'll learn what side hustles are all about and what you can expect from this daily series.

1 min
Dec 20, 2016
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