Side Hustle Ideas for Nurturers

If you’re a nurturing person—say your friends call you the mom or the dad of your friend group—these side hustle ideas might help you think more strategically about what kind of side hustle is right for you. Continue reading →

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Side Hustle Ideas for Social Butterflies

This one is for my social butterflies.

Now if you’ve never heard the term social butterfly before, I like to describe it as a person who speaks to, and gets to know, everyone. They’re that friend who you go to the party with—but then you lose at the party—because they’re busy talking to everybody.

You know, that one friend who, every time you go somewhere, s/he wanders off and talks to a bunch of people and makes like 25 friends. Then comes back at the end of the party like, “okay, you ready to go?”—as if you weren’t ready to go watch home and watch Netflix two hours ago.

You don’t know that friend? Then you are probably that friend. Continue reading →

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Side Hustle CEOs: Jabari Butler and EatWithJB

What’s the recipe for turning a hobby into a hustle—and then into a small business? Chef JB is about to give us the raw story of how he turned an Instagram post into a business that he now runs full-time.

Meet Jabari.

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Jabari is “a budding culinarian with a passion for people and food, Jabari Butler focuses on creating unique memorable food experiences. ‘eat with JB’ is a full-service brand that provides prepared meal services, coordinates private catering, and hosts seasonal food events.”

This is probably a good time to warn you: this Side Hustle CEO feature is about to make you very, very hungry.

Jabari is a young chef who didn’t take the conventional route. He didn’t start his journey in culinary school. He doesn’t come from a long line of fancy chefs. And, no, he didn’t even major in Hospitality in college.

If you’ve ever had his cooking, you wouldn’t know that. Continue reading →

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What is Side Hustle Summer School?

Side Hustle Summer School vs Side Hustle Business School: a comparison.

Take a good look at those two titles. Side Hustle Summer School and Side Hustle Business School. There’s a difference—and it’s not just in the name.

In the Summer of 2016, Side Hustle Summer School was released to the world for free. 100% free. Each week, free video lessons and worksheets were posted in the online classroom. That happened for about seven weeks. In the weeks prior to that—the ones leading up to the program’s official first day (in late July)—live, interactive lessons were held on Periscope. Those lessons stopped, for the most part, once the really detailed lessons started hitting the online classroom.

Side Hustle Summer School

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Side Hustle Cleanse

Here at Side Hustle Business School, we think that starting and growing a side hustle should be easy and affordable—which is why we’re really excited to be announcing our Seven Day Side Hustle Cleanse!

If you’re thinking about subscribing to Side Hustle Business School, but aren’t sure if you’re ready, the Seven Day Side Hustle Cleanse is the perfect primer!

Side Hustle Cleanse

What’s a side hustle cleanse? It’s like a reset button that upgrades your side hustle.

If your side hustle is something you kinda-sorta use to make money sometimes, but you’d like to really get serious about it, this is a great chance for you to get organized, confident, and paid.

Our Founder, Naya the Creative, will be walking you through each day of the cleanse, which is great for you because Naya’s really good at helping people clarify and simplify achieving their goals.

Each day of the cleanse will be sent straight to your email inbox. In each email, you’ll get a lesson on how to clean up a part of your side hustle and you’ll also get (at least) one worksheet that will help you put that lesson into action.

Oh, and just so you know, the Seven Day Side Hustle Cleanse is free! Continue reading →

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Side Hustle CEOs: Courtney Holland and The Gallery Dance Collective

Side Hustle CEOs: Courtney Holland and The Gallery Dance Collective

How do you go from not being interested in dance—while growing up in a dance household—to owning and running your own dance studio? Courtney Holland, Founder and Creative Director of The Gallery Dance Collective, is about to spill the whole story for us.

Courtney has danced for the majority of her life. It’s a craft that she’s continued to perfect—and she’s damn good at it. But many of us know that not everyone who can do something well can also teach it well.

Courtney Holland

When you’re thinking about which side hustle to start, one of the best ways to get ideas is to ask the people who know you well or who have worked with you in the past what they think you’d be good at. Think about what people ask you for help with and what they ask you to do for them. Are they always asking you for advice, or to bake a cake for a party, or to help them revamp their resumes? When multiple people ask you for the same thing—especially on a regular basis—there’s a market for what you do and how you do it.

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You Have a Sole Proprietorship and Might Not Know It

Scenario: you don’t have your own legit business today. You have a couple of people you’ve done some work for once or twice this year and you’ve been paid a little bit of money. You don’t want to start a sole proprietorship because you read that you should start an LLC or SCorp, so you’re planning to set that up when you have a little more time.

Sound familiar?

Well, let me be the first to say…Congratulations—you’re a business owner!

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If you have “a couple of people you’ve done some work for” and “you’ve been paid a little bit of money” you have clients and income. You already have a business—even though you don’t have an LLC or SCorp or any other legal business structure.

In a nutshell, if you provide a service or if you sell something, and collect money from it**, you have a sole proprietorship—unless you’ve formed a legal structure for that business (if you don’t know what I mean by “formed a legal structure”, then you probably haven’t done it).

**This is all assuming that what you do or sell is legal. Side Hustle Business School encourages legal side hustles.

As an example, when you design a logo for a client, and they pay you, you’re operating as a sole proprietor. That’s generally all it really takes to have a sole proprietorship.

Before you get all nervous, you haven’t done anything wrong. Many businesses start this way. You probably don’t need to go run out and start filing any papers or doing anything much different than what you have been doing.

You should, however, be aware that you already are running a business. Which means if you were “waiting to start your business one day”, but you’re already getting paid, you’re actually not waiting to start your business.

You’ve already started your business and just didn’t know it. Continue reading →

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Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

I am one of many raving fans of the public library system. All of the books I want, delivered to my library, for free. They find what I want for me and make it super easy for me to request and pick up my books, no matter how busy they are. And my librarians are really nice.

So when I took out a few books the other day and realized one of my books, Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, wouldn’t register in the self-checkout machine, I went to a librarian for help. When she scanned it she said:

“This book actually shouldn’t be in our system anymore. You can actually keep this one.”

Free book. Like free-free.

Yeah, I was pretty hyped about it. And that’s before I even read the book.

Raving Fans Ken Blanchard Sheldon Bowles

Raving Fans claims to be “A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service”. But just a few pages in you’ll lean that Raving Fans is about a lot more than creating excellent customer service. This book forces you to think critically about the way you want your business to run and then how to turn your customers into raving fans. Continue reading →

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Time Management Strategies for the Side Hustler

We can all benefit from new time management strategies, whether you’re a side hustler or not. The tips in this post are best for people with full-time commitments who would like to start a business on the side.

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I’ll get straight to the point. You’re busy. But you want to make more money. You want financial freedom. And you want to feel fulfilled.

You know that starting a business can help you achieve these things, but you just don’t (think) you have time. If you didn’t know already, my philosophy on starting a business with limited time and/or money is that you should start off with your own side hustle and then grow it into the business you imagine having one day.

Why is that my philosophy? Because a side hustle comes with a lot less responsibility and pressure than a business that someone (including yourself or a bank) has already invested resources in. And, if you don’t have a lot of money, a side hustle is usually easy to get out of if you’re not able to keep up with it, or if a significant change happens in your life.

On top of that, the biggest step that your side hustle actually requires is getting started. Once you start feeling that extra money in your hands, you’ll wonder why you ever took so long to take this step (feel free to leave a comment if you disagree).

Let’s not pretend that it isn’t going to take any time, though. It’s not about starting your side hustle and putting your feet up by the beach for the rest of your days. Still, you shouldn’t have to feel burdened by the amount of time your side hustle requires, so I’m going to share a few tips that can help you add your side hustle into your life without making any drastic changes. Continue reading →

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Side Hustle CEOs: Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and TheStrangeRootsBox

Some of the best business ideas come from our own life experiences that we know the rest of the world would benefit from. This is absolutely the case with Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and his idea for TheStrangeRootsBox.

As a college student, Kwaku’s mother would send him care packages that really covered all the bases. These incredible care packages had your usual home-sickness curing snacks and candy, but they also came with books and other real-life necessities. These care packages made being a broke college student a lot easier to handle.

The Strange Roots Box

According to Kwaku, “These care packages were a lifeline.” We totally get it—these care packages sound like they were love in a box.

Kwaku decided that he wanted to make it easy for families to send their loved ones care packages that make them feel loved and cared for the way his mother’s care packages did for him.

We think he hit the nail right on the head when he created TheStrangeRootsBox. Continue reading →

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