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.
In our twenty-second weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week.
A developer in Pennsylvania decides to create a book registry website to cater to it bringing in a new stream of passive income.
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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.
In our twentieth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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.
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.
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!
A web developer develops an audio system that helps medical students memorize human anatomy. Seven years later, it still produces $800/month in profit.
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.
An avid plant collector in the UK makes the most out of a temporary unemployment situation by building and selling glass terrariums.
In our nineteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
After overcoming childhood barriers, Shirag Shemmassian leveraged his educational success to launch an admissions assistance side hustle.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
She’s loud, she’s proud, and she’s wielding a hammer to smash the patriarchy with her hand-stamped feminist jewelry line.
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.
In our seventeenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
A Texas photographer combines his love for art and science fiction to add magic to his photography specializing in cosplay and all things geek.
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.
A late night craving evolves into a cookie delivery service spreading chocolate chip goodness throughout the land.
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.
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.
In our sixteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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.
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.
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.
A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events.
In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats.
A 365-day photo project transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones.
An expat living in Japan packages candy and sends it around the world to hundreds of people who pay $29/month.
How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.
A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.
A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.
A leather craftsman starts a successful, multiple six-figure side hustle after being inspired by the tannery he works at for his day job.
In Washington, DC, a stay-at-home mom and former teacher helps immigrants gain citizenship with YouTube tutorials.
An innovative salesman creates a baby harness that benefits both parent and child, all the while creating a six-figure side income for himself.
In our thirteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
A Washington, DC man uses his entrepreneurial skills and vocal chords to turn a profit and create entertainment and community.
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.
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.
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.
In our twelfth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
After discovering that his passion for goaltending has little to no online presence, a hockey fan decides to create his own resource blog.
A Craigslist ad goes viral and brings a new six-figure business to an in-demand bridesmaid.
A successful illustrator creates a side business earning more than $25,000 a year by helping artists sell their work online.
Inspiration strikes in an upscale men’s store when a man comes across a line of handmade scented candles.
An attorney for a professional baseball team co-founds a jewelry company that becomes a sustainable social enterprise.
In our eleventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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.
A woman uses skills she learned in her day job to help other teachers be more successful in the classroom.
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.
In our tenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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.
A Pacific Northwest couple travels full-time but still brings in over $60,000/year designing “tiny” houses and alternative living spaces.
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.
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.
In our eighth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: more listener Q&A!