The Backyard Nursery Side Hustle: $10k a Year Selling Plants

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Today I’ve got an awesome story for you — on the one hand, it’s about matching your interests and skills with a hungry market, but maybe more importantly it’s about documenting your work.

When you do those two things, like Craig Odem has, you start to see some fun results.

I found Craig through the Side Hustle Nation Facebook group; he’s a pastor in Tennessee but as a side hustle he sells plants out of his backyard.

How a Self-Published Book Turned into a Full-Time Business

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This week’s episode is about self-publishing, which we’ve covered before. But this week’s guests have turned the success of their book into a full-time business that’s still growing in momentum.

In late 2020, Justin and Alexis Black self-published their first book Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love.

Redefining Normal currently has over 200 reviews on Amazon and has sold more than 9,000 copies in the two years since it was published.

This Teacher’s Side Hustle Brought in $20k in Her First Year

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Megan Champion is a mom of 3, a 15-year elementary education teacher, and in the past year, she’s started a side hustle that has brought in $20,000.

Megan’s side hustle is in the parenting niche and has 3 main parts:

An Instagram account to drive awareness

A podcast called On The Hard Days to drive connection

And a paid membership to drive community — and recurring revenue.

The 6-Figure Side Hustle Cleaning Up Parking Lots

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This week’s guest started his side hustle with the goal of earning an extra $1,000 a month – fast forward four summers later and it’s now a 6-figure business.

Blademir Hernandez of LitterFreeLots.nyc is a long-time listener of the Side Hustle Show who was inspired by Brian Winch’s story in episode 266 to start his business.

Brian built a $650k a year operation picking up litter and cleaning parking lots, something Blademir told me he knew he could also do.

Building a $15K/Month Print on Demand Business on Etsy

With her hours cut due to the pandemic and a new house to pay for, this week’s guest set out an action plan to make 6-figures in 2021.

To achieve that, Heather Johnson of HeatherXStudio.com decided to start an Etsy store selling print on demand goods like t-shirts, mugs, and other apparel and items.

Fast forward two years and Heather is now a former MRI tech who’s taken her print on demand side hustle full-time and is averaging $15k a month in revenue and $4-5k in monthly profit.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2022

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We’re halfway through the year, and 2022 is flying by!

In these quarterly Progress Reports, I break down how the business grew (or shrunk), what I worked on, and other happenings from the last three months.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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