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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11 min
Jun 4, 2017
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In our twenty-second weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week.

9 min
Jun 3, 2017
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A developer in Pennsylvania decides to create a book registry website to cater to it bringing in a new stream of passive income.

12 min
May 28, 2017
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Listen to this episode for 3 specific tips and a simple methodology for making decisions.

7 min
May 27, 2017
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A love of 1920s-style photography allows a Texas woman to leave her day job and bring in multiple six-figures with classic “recreations” of a faraway time.

11 min
May 21, 2017
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In our twentieth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
May 20, 2017
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After kicking cancer to the curb, a Texas oncology nurse discovers the power of essential oils for hair regrowth and launches her own handmade hair care line.

6 min
May 19, 2017
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Adventures in creating homemade presents for friends and family lead a Beyoncé-obsessed duo to lip balm world domination. Bonus: learn Abraham Lincoln’s favorite dessert recipes.

8 min
May 18, 2017
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A web developer and a faceless artist in Florida team up with celebrities on Instagram to promote hip hop glitter pendants. Thug life has never looked so shiny!

14 min
May 17, 2017
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A web developer develops an audio system that helps medical students memorize human anatomy. Seven years later, it still produces $800/month in profit.

9 min
May 16, 2017
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After a doctor diagnoses her husband with a corn syrup allergy, a healthcare analyst mixes up a line of healthy, sweet baked goods that turns into a stable second income.

8 min
May 15, 2017
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An avid plant collector in the UK makes the most out of a temporary unemployment situation by building and selling glass terrariums.

14 min
May 14, 2017
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In our nineteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

6 min
May 13, 2017
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After overcoming childhood barriers, Shirag Shemmassian leveraged his educational success to launch an admissions assistance side hustle.

8 min
May 12, 2017
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An avid runner has a difficult time finding gloves or mittens that feel comfortable enough for running while also keep her fingers warm in the winter. She decides to make her own and pursues a patent for her idea.

7 min
May 11, 2017
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A former NASA employee with an unbridled enthusiasm for horseback riding changes her hustle strategy and proves she’s no one trick pony. We’re not horsing around!

7 min
May 10, 2017
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A corporate employee takes charge over a new branch of the company he works at and ends up creating a second income for himself. Don’t fire your boss… get them to pay you twice!

9 min
May 7, 2017
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In our eighteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
May 6, 2017
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A Tennessee man starts a low-tech, low-stress side hustle and creates a substantial side income working only on the weekend. No website needed!

9 min
May 5, 2017
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Sometimes a shift is all you need to get on the right track. This blogger was able to get out of debt and make $82,000 last year while working two hours a day before and after his real job.

6 min
May 4, 2017
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She’s loud, she’s proud, and she’s wielding a hammer to smash the patriarchy with her hand-stamped feminist jewelry line.

9 min
May 3, 2017
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Four friends take a whack at the lawn care industry’s weeds and find ways to better connect vendors and customers.

7 min
May 1, 2017
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While serving time after a run in with the law, one man and his cousin get creative in the kitchen, then launch a successful food truck, catering, and restaurant business in rural Pennsylvania.

9 min
Apr 30, 2017
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In our seventeenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 29, 2017
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A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek.

6 min
Apr 28, 2017
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An on-location, by appointment yoga studio helps a UX designer earn an additional $40,000 a year working only a few hours each week.

8 min
Apr 27, 2017
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A couple brings their love of handmade wooden accessories, technology, and design to life with a side hustle manufacturing handmade wooden desk accessories and phone cases.

7 min
Apr 26, 2017
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A late night craving evolves into a cookie delivery service spreading chocolate chip goodness throughout the land.

8 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A longing for expression and self-love pushes one woman into a successful side hustle helping others live more fulfilling lives through the practice of breathwork.

8 min
Apr 24, 2017
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A New York-based consultant brews his need for energy into a tea delivery service that offers customers a chance to discover new tea varieties each month.

9 min
Apr 23, 2017
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In our sixteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 21, 2017
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After witnessing the struggles that many students have with one of college’s most challenging subjects, a chemist creates a blog to help bridge the gap in knowledge.

6 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A lifelong crafter who makes jewelry to cope with the stress of working in the mental health field launches an etsy store and gets her items featured on several major TV shows.

8 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Healthy meal planning can be rough. One man is on a mission to help people be more health-conscious with his subscription-based website selling meal prep recipes.

5 min
Apr 15, 2017
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A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events.

5 min
Apr 14, 2017
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In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats.

7 min
Apr 13, 2017
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A Colorado scientist publishes a science fiction magazine and builds it to a sustainable income of $1,800/month, funded largely by his readers.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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A 365-day photo project transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones.

6 min
Apr 11, 2017
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An expat living in Japan packages candy and sends it around the world to hundreds of people who pay $29/month.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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A New York City man goes on a forgettable date, but falls in love with an idea to create his own museum tours.

9 min
Apr 9, 2017
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In our fourteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Apr 8, 2017
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How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.

6 min
Apr 7, 2017
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A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.

6 min
Apr 5, 2017
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A leather craftsman starts a successful, multiple six-figure side hustle after being inspired by the tannery he works at for his day job.

6 min
Apr 4, 2017
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In Washington, DC, a stay-at-home mom and former teacher helps immigrants gain citizenship with YouTube tutorials.

7 min
Apr 3, 2017
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An innovative salesman creates a baby harness that benefits both parent and child, all the while creating a six-figure side income for himself.

14 min
Apr 2, 2017
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Bonus episode! In this month's special broadcast, you'll learn everything you need to get your first website online—without stressing out, wasting your time, or spending a lot of money.

10 min
Apr 2, 2017
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In our thirteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Apr 1, 2017
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A creative director and copywriter makes an April Fool’s joke that turns into a long-term income stream.

6 min
Mar 31, 2017
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A Washington, DC man uses his entrepreneurial skills and vocal chords to turn a profit and create entertainment and community.

7 min
Mar 30, 2017
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In the age before easy online shopping, a bartender discovers a way to supplement the tips she lost during the recession by purchasing clothing and reselling to her friends.

6 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Spending approximately five hours a month, one man is able to bring in 60k/year making the search for school tutors easier for busy parents.

7 min
Mar 28, 2017
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After recognizing some major issues within the cleaning industry, a D.C. student sets out to start a customer service driven cleaning company that fills the void that other cleaning agencies leave behind.

6 min
Mar 27, 2017
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A car enthusiast follows up on his curiosity and creates a project that earns $5,000/month on average and has brought in over a million dollars after a decade.

10 min
Mar 26, 2017
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In our twelfth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Mar 25, 2017
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After discovering that his passion for goaltending has little to no online presence, a hockey fan decides to create his own resource blog.

5 min
Mar 24, 2017
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A Craigslist ad goes viral and brings a new six-figure business to an in-demand bridesmaid.

1 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Side Hustle School is made for you! Let me know how it's going and how the show can best serve you as you build your hustle. Send your #1 question to podcast@sidehustleschool.com

6 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Colorado bartender sells 2,000 copies of a statewide marijuana guide in the boom of the budding cannabis economy.

7 min
Mar 22, 2017
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A successful illustrator creates a side business earning more than $25,000 a year by helping artists sell their work online.

8 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Inspiration strikes in an upscale men’s store when a man comes across a line of handmade scented candles.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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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!

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.

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